Entertainment Guide Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of USA.
There ara many ways to taste the silver screen glitz created by L.A. Shopping,this is one of the major pastime in L.A. area and for after-hours fun, Los Angeles offers some of the trendiest nightlife imaginable.
For amusement parks, check out the nearby giants Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and Universal Studios.
Shopping in Los Angeles
In Los Angeles shopping is not just a pratical necessity but also a real way of life.
Rodeo Drive is one of the most famous shopping streets in Los Angeles of the Fashion District but may be too expensive for the average budget traveler's wallet, but you can't brag that you have shopped Los Angeles without taking a trip down the ritzy strip.
The downtown Fashion District is the home of designers, wholesalers, retail stores and guys hawking "Gucci" bags from suitcases. Los Angeles has its commercial life on to its streets: one of the most famous street is Larchmont Blvd. which caters to the wealthy elite of Hancock Park with its amazing boutiques and also Melrose Avenue.
Broadway in Downtown will take you out of the comforts of the shopping malls and drop you onto its chaos: with merchandise geared towards the city's millions of Latinos, twenty dollars would probably get you a new wardrobe. You can find a lot of brand clothes merchandise at discounted prices. Broadway once was LA's most important boulevard and looking up above the gritty flea markets you will see the opulent theaters that defined luxury in early 20th-century Los Angeles. You have also to try Alvarado Blvd that gives an insight to the working-classs shops of Los Angeles.
Shopping is not only clothes: go to the Book Soup in West Hollywood, a maza of new books, with especially strong film, architecture, poetry and travel sections. This wealth of entertainment-industry wisdom is full of acting directories, Tv and fil reference books, trade papers and a vast selection of plays and screenplays. One of the most amazing record store is Amoeba Music, in Hollywood, that offers all genres and titles, including a lot of underground music.
Visit the giant Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the Adventure City, Legoland California, Sea World San Diego or the Universal Studios.
The Disneyland Resort is placed in Anaheim and it is structures in three parts: Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure, opened in February 2001, and Downtown Disney. Disneyland Park is the main park, featuring many rides and attractions for people of every age, opened in July 1855. Disney's California Adventure is another amusement park, designed to be a condensation of the entire state of California. Downtown Disney is a shopping and restaurant district. If you decide to visit Disneyland you have to save money because it is really expensive.
Knott's Berry Farm is another amusement park settles in the city of Buena Park in Orange County. It is the anchor of Buena Park's E-Zone, which also includes the sister water park Knott's Soak City, two dinner theaters, and a Ripley's Believe It or Not. Knott's Berry Farm is North America's oldest themed amusement park. The first ride attraction was the Ghost Town & Calico Railroad: the Calico Mine Ride was established in 1960 and it is recognized as the first themed amusement park attraction in the world.
The Adventure city, born in 1994, is a small amusement park along Beach Boulevard that proposes a mix of pint-sized rides and amazing attractions for kids, loved also by the budget-minded parents.
Legoland California is the famous sister park of the Danish park themed modeled after the phenomenally popular toy line: here you can find strikingly accurate Lego sculptures, thrill rides and more.
Sea World San Diego is a marine animal-based amusement park of San Diego, that allows visitors a chance to interact with aquatic animals in an exciting way, through shows, displays and enclosures.
But you can't forget to experience the business of making films or TV shows in The Universal Studios park: Paramount, NBC and Warner Bross proposes guided tours that take you into sets and through back lots. Universal Studios born at this location in 1915 thanks to Carl Laemmle See: experience the sets from Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Austin Powers, and many more. You can enter Universal Studios for free and skip the ticket lines with the Southern California City Pass or the Go Los Angeles Card.
Live Theaters and Music
L.A.'s live-theatres scene is not so famous as New York's Broadway but its 115 "equity-waiver theatres" propose amazing choices for theatergoers; you can also view small productions in art galleries, universities, parks and even garages.
You have to visit the Hollywood Palladium with its 3500seats, the Gibson Amphitheatre, the big indoor arena Stamples Center for concerts and big acts.
The most amazing concerts such as U2 and Depeche Mode ones are performed at the 100,000-seat Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sport Arena. For the tickets call Ticketmaster.
No matter what music you prefer, Los Angeles will feature artists to your taste. Visit the Rock Venues on Sunset Blvd., the Jazz Clubs in Hollywood, the Disney Symphony Hall in Downtown. etc. Los Angeles is the the second capital of hip-hop culture and it has hundreds of records stores around the city.
Enjoy your time in LA watching at its amazing shows and the Opera of the Dorothy Chandler Pavillon, also the former site of the Academy Award.
If you want to enjoy the American sport go to the Expositional Park, the home to many sports teams: the USC Trojans play football at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, which sets over 100,000 spectators. The LA Memorial Coliseum is the only stadium all around the world to have hosted the Olympic Games twice. Basketball's doormat, the L.A. Clippers and the Nba Champion L.A.Lakers play at the Staples Center, along with the L.A. La Kings hockey team and the city's WNBA team, the L.A. Sparks. To purchase tickets call Ticketmaster.
In the Elysian Park you will find the Dodger Stadium and the popular L.A. Dodgers baseball team, the pride and joy of Los Angeles.
Who wouldn't want to grab a Dodgers Dog and get a nice sunburn watching a game of baseball?
Los Angeles is famous for its club scene with the highest number of bands per capite, more streaming every day. To enjoy the club scene it is the best to be at least 21 (and/or beautiful) to avoid a cover charge for a less desiderable venue.
The Derby at the corner of Hillhurst Avenue in Los Feliz is one of the most amazing clubs in L.A, still jumping with the kings of swing, innovative, distinct and original.
Largo, in West Hollywood, is an intimate sit-down club. Rock, pop, folk and comedy acts
Roxy is one of the most famous Sunset Strip Clubs and this is a great choice for the under-21 crowd. Bruce Springsteen got his start here. Performances of rock, blues and occasional hip-hop.
The Mayan, born in 1927 is a Pre Colombian style club and it is the Southern California's finest tropical club on Saturday nights. On Friday nights there are a lot of famous Dj's and the music performed is house and top40 on the main floor. In the Mezzane there is Salsa, Merengue and in the Basement the hottest bests of hip hop and r&b.
Boardners is a club born in 1942 and it is an art deco disco with a large dance floor and a great sound system, a truly Hollywood atmosphere.
Tatou is a sophisticated and elegant disco that creates a nightly party with Great food, dancing and entertainment. Multiple bars and dance floors, vip rooms and areas with only the hottest djs and the most captivating dancers.
Los Angeles Green Areas
If you want to enjoy Los Angels relaxing yourself in its green areas I suggest you the Griffith Park, the second largest park within in Los Angeles and this is a great place for hikes, picnics or hanging around with friends. The hiking trails lead up to Mulholland Drive, and provide great views of the city.
Griffith park has several options for kids, including the LA zoo the Observatory "Travel Town" which is a free exhibition of old trains and model trains with trains rides for children, the Autry western museum, pony rides, a golf course, driving range, horseback riding, a christmas light drive in December and The Observatory.
Another gorgeous park to enjoy your stay is the Exposition Park, an exposition building and armory.
Art and Museums
If you like to spend your time visiting the amazing museums of Los Angeles I suggest you the best ones: The J. Paul Getty Museum, in the Santa Monica Mountains, shines a modern Coliseum. The buildind consists of five pavilions overlooking the Central garden and it contains the world-class Getty collection of impressionist paintings.
The Los Angeles Country Museum of art or LACMA was opened in 1965 and it is the largest museum on the West Coast and holds several of Steve Martin's Dada and Surrealist works.
The Norton Simon Museum of Art is a private collection of western art from Italian Gothic to 20th-century abstract. You have to see the impressionist and postimpressionist hall and the Southeast Asian sculptures.
The Ucla or the Hammer Museum of Art houses the world's largest collection of works by the 19-century French Honoré Daumier. Here you will see Van Gogh's Hospital at Saint Rémy.
The Petersen Automotive Museum or PAM at Fairfax Ave is the world's largest car museum, showcasing over 150 classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and celebbrity cars, not to mention a 1920s service station, 50s body shop and 60s suburban garage.
The Page Museum is a fashinating site of palentological excavations: Saber-tooth cats, mastadons, giant sloth, bison, Dire wolves, the American lion, camels and horses. Rancho La Brea is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world.
The Museum of Tolerance houses several exhibitions focused on bringing light to the ways in which humans have been and can be more tolerant.
Beaches and sea
Los Angeles beaches are the ones most famous in all California and they are a symbol of LA with Disneyland and the Hollywood sign.
In Los Angeles you can find more than 20 beaches: if you prefer a beach where having a walk the best one is Manhattan beach where you will find a long paved walking path and the most amazing beach volleyball matches.
If you are searching for a romantic beach I suggest you El Matador Beach where you can see the gorgeous sunset with your lover.
If you have a big family and a lot of kids the best choice is Redondo Beach, where there is a lot of sand to play and an amazing pier with a lot of amusement and a paved path for biking and skating.
Santa Monica beach is amazing for its beach and sea but especially for its amusement park on the pier.
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