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Los Angeles


Los Angeles is the largest city in California, and the 2nd largest in the United States. As of 2006, the population was estimated by the state government as 10,245,672.

Downtown Los Angeles

Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California Attractions in Los Angeles include:

Los Angeles Facts


Here is some more information about Los Angeles:
  • Airports serving Los Angeles include LA/Ontario International Airport (which is actually in Ontario) and Los Angeles International Airport.

  • Some of the major companies with their headquarters in Los Angeles include Northrop Grumman, Occidental Petroleum and Paramount Pictures.

  • Sports teams in Los Angeles include the baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the ice hockey team, the Los Angeles Kings, the NBA basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the NBA basketball team, the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • Leading education institutions in Los Angeles include the University of California, Los Angeles ("UCLA") and the University of Southern California. The University of California, Los Angeles ("UCLA") is one of the University of California's ten campuses. The University of Southern California is the state's oldest private research university.

  • Los Angeles is one of only a handful of cities to have hosted the Summer Olympics more than once - in 1932 and 1984.

  • Los Angeles has many nicknames including "The Big Orange", "City of Angels", "City of Flowers and Sunshine", "La-La Land", "Shaky Town", and "Tinseltown".

Weather in Los Angeles


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Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the golden sands, epic surf and picturesque sunsets along the coast; absorb beautiful art, awe-inspiring architecture, and gorgeous views at iconic the Getty; or meet your favorite cartoon character in Disneyland; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, arts, music, lifestyle, television, film, architecture, cuisine, outdoors, beaches, religion, sport
  • Free, convenient pull-out Los Angeles map (included in print version), plus over 15 color maps
  • Covers Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Disneyland, Orange County, Laguna Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California, our most comprehensive guide to Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Los Angeles? Check out Pocket Los Angeles, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's California guide for a comprehensive look at all the state has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover California, a photo-rich series guides, which focus on the state's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Andrew Bender, and Adam Skolnick.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Fodor's Los Angeles: with Disneyland & Orange County (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2017-08-15
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. 

Fodor's Los Angeles keeps pace with this fast-changing cultural capital. With more than 45 million visitors each year, the City of Angels has it all, including unbeatable beaches, iconic theme parks and studios, stunning architecture, and world-class museums and concert halls.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on the Sunset Strip, coastal bike trails, and L.A.'s historic bars
· Coverage of Downtown, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venic Beach, Orange County, Sunset Boulevard, Malibu and Pasadena

Planning to visit more of California? Check our Fodor's state-wide travel guide to California and also Fodor's San Francisco, Napa & Sonoma, and San Diego guides.

Fodor's California 2016: with the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-11-17
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Fodor s California 2016: with the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

California is one of America's most popular vacation destinations---its diversity draws every type of traveler, from foodies to families. Fodor's full-color California guide covers all corners of the state, from the northern coast to Wine Country and from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth feautures on Pacific Coast Highway, San Diego Zoo, and San Francisco's Chinatown.
· Major sights such as Balboa Park, Big Sur Coastline, Death Valley, Disneyland Resort, Hollywood, Mission Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, San Diego Zoo, The Golden Gate Bridge, Lake Tahoe, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Napa Valley, Point Reyes National Seashore, Redwood National and State Park, Yosemite National Park, and Gold Country
· Coverage of: San Diego; Orange County and Catalina Island; Los Angeles; The Central Coast; The Monterey Bay Area; San Francisco; The Bay Area; The Wine Country; The North Coast; Redwood National Park; The Inland Empire; Palm Springs; Joshua Tree National Park; The Mojave Desert; Death Valley National Park; The Central Valley; The Southern Sierra; Yosemite National Park; Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park; Sacramento and the Gold Country; Lake Tahoe and The Far North

Planning to focus on just parts of California? Check out Fodor's travel guides to San Diego, Los Angeles, Southern California, San Francisco, Napa & Sonoma, and Northern California.

Fodor's Southern California 2016: With Central Coast, Yosemite, Los Angeles & San Diego (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2015-12-15
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Planning to visit more of California or focus your trip? Check out Fodor's travel guides to California, Los Angeles, and San Diego. 

Beautiful beaches, perfect weather, movie-star glamour...there are so many reasons to visit Southern California that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Southern California takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect SoCal experience---from picking the finest Santa Barbara bistro to finding the best studio tour in Hollywood.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Southern California.
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on The Ultimate Road Trip: California's Legendary Highway 1, Lions and Tigers and Pandas: The World-Famous San Diego Zoo, On a Mission
· Major sights such as Disneyworld, San Diego Zoo, and Santa Barbara
· Side Trips from San Diego to North County
· Coverage of San Diego, Orange County and Catalina Island, Los Angeles, The Central Coast, The Monterey Bay Area, The Inland Empire, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, The Mojave Desert, Death Valley National Park, The Central Valley, The Southern Sierra, Yosemite National Park, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Top 10 Los Angeles (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By Andrea Schulte-Peevers & Jeffrey Kennedy

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Los Angeles is packed with beautiful photographs of this city and includes a fold-out city map with useful numbers and more than 60 great ideas on how to spend your days.

StreetSmart Los Angeles Map by VanDam - City Street Map of Los Angeles, California - Laminated folding pocket size city travel and subway map, 2016 Edition

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VanDam's award winning Los Angeles StreetSmart maps all top attractions including museums, major architecture, hotels, and shopping destinations - all at an immensely legible super-scale of 1:21,000, complete with 3-D building illustrations. Clear information design allows users to read the map from three feet away and has earned VanDam maps a place in the MoMA Collection.

The Los Angeles StreetSmart includes a stunning dimensional detail of Downtown LA, Bel Air, Westwood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, and East LA. Edition includes a map of the Greater LA Area and Pasadena.

Simplicity reigns supreme in information design to make complex cities clear and understandable. Our typography creates character and reveals the true bones of the City of Angels. VanDam uses a letter grid to identify locations on maps - no confusing and cluttering K-28 or V-34s - its just the city from A-Z. Our covers map the icons of each city and turn them into collectible graphic art. Each sleek and laminated city map package opens to 24" x 9" and then easily folds down to 4" x 9" to snuggly fit into a shirt pocket or purse. Gain instant LA StreetSmarts and a sexy souvenir to boot!

Lonely Planet Pocket Los Angeles (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet's Pocket Los Angeles is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Star gaze at the celebrities along the sidewalk at the Hollywood Boulevard & the Walk of Fame, star gaze at the galaxies at the Griffith Observatory, or hike to the Hollywood sign; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Los Angeles and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Los Angeles:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Los Angeles map (included in print version), plus over 15 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Hollywood, West Hollywood & Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice, Downtown and Burbank & Universal City and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Los Angeles, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Los Angeles' neighborhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's California guide for a comprehensive look at all the state has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Adam Skolnick.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles: 1001 Ideas

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The definitive guide for tourists and locals alike, this comprehensive guidebook draws on a lifetime of local experience for 1001 great things to do in Los Angeles.

Probably more than any other major cultural metropolis, Los Angeles is a city for those in the know. A guide like no other, this is the first book to go beyond locations and events to tap into the variety of things only a local could know. The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles explores every aspect of Los Angeles life. Find the best spots to view the Hollywood sign or exactly where to catch postgame fireworks at Dodger Stadium. Track down the most authentic eateries in ethnic enclaves, and engage in L.A.’s legendary food wars, from hamburgers to French dips. Follow the most beautiful routes up and down the Pacific coast, take your own unique architectural tour of the Hollywood Hills, or find out where the city’s best bookstores are and read up on it all instead.
 
Organized by theme – from destinations to views and sights, food and drink, and of course the Hollywood trail of superstar haunts and famous locations – and with contributions from celebrated Angelenos including, Gary Baseman, Flea, Ludo Lefebvre, Sasha Spielberg, and more, this is simply the most helpful and fun guidebook there is to the City of Angels.

Easy To Fold: Southern California (Rand McNally Easyfinder)

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Los Angeles Travel Guide 2017: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment and Nightlife in Los Angeles, California (City Travel Guide 2017)

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