For sure, there are numerous emblematic landmarks in and around Los Angeles, the most famous one being Hollywood with its iconic Hollywood Sign. It is a district in the central region of the city reputed as the home of the entertainment, television and music industries. It includes several of its historic studios even though recently most of them have moved away from there in favor of some other L.A. neighbourhoods.
Undoubtedly, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Bowl are the two most attracting Hollywood tourist sites. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a tourist destination attracting millions of visitors annually with the 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars bearing the names of actors, musicians, directors, etc. while the Hollywood Bowl is Hollywood’s band shell amphitheater used primarily for music performances.
Another well-known place is Beverly Hills that is a city surrounded by L.A. and three other cities. It is well known to be home to many actors and celebrities, public figures, executives and well-to-do families. It is where perhaps one of most well-known streets in the world is, namely Rodeo Drive that is full of luxury-goods stores and is a real haven for anyone who has a passion for fashion and shopping.
Another affluent city is Malibu. It is a beach town with a population of about 13 000 residents. Often nicknamed “the ‘Bu”, it is home to lots of Hollywood movie stars as well as it attracts thousands of visitors with its warm, sandy beaches, oceanside restaurants, museums and wineries.
Venice is the residential and commercial neighbourhood of Los Angeles as well as its recreational “urban” beach with breathtaking and amazing ocean views. Browsing shops and watching street performers is among the most preferred activities in the beachfront neighborhood in the Westside of L.A.
Los Angeles is a prime destination for those who want see two of most popular theme parks all over the world, i.e. Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood.
Disneyland Park is located in Anaheim and is the only designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney himself. The popularity of the theme park has been continuing since it was official opening on July 17, 1955. Since then it has been gathering lovers of the entertainment and fantasy of all Disney –related things from all over the world. For more than 50 years now the amusement park has undergone a great number of expansions and renovations and nowadays visitors can enjoy themed lands such as New Orleans Square (based on New Orleans of the XIX- th century with lots of attractions, restaurants, cafes and shops), Critter Country (with small-scale critter houses of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet in the forestry atmosphere created), Mickey’s Toontown (representing the Mickey Mouse whole universe in which visitors meet their beloved characters and pay a visit to their dwellings in a cartoonish style), Disney California Adventure (it simply tells the story and shows culture of the state of California) or Downtown Disney District (where guests can dine, or enjoy evening activities and browse and buy at one of the best Disney stores on the planet).
Universal Studios Theme Park has been enjoying a worldwide fame for more than 50 years now. It is where tourists catch a glimpse of the glamorous world of the cinema and become a part of its excitement.