Short Travel Guide to Los Angeles
Los Angeles, very commonly known as the City of Angeles, is actually the United States’ second most populated city right after New York City. It is also the home of Hollywood, one of the world’s biggest film hubs. It is located on the West coast, and features areas like Santa Monica and Beverly Hills which are known for the amount of celebrities that have houses here. Many aspiring artists and musicians move to the city every year in hopes of increasing their shots at fame, seeing as Los Angeles is the place to be for anyone interested in the movie or music industries. From hike-friendly mountains to very pleasant beaches and an urban city centre, Los Angeles really has it all. The city of Los Angeles is absolutely huge, covering an area of 1,210 kilometres squared which is about 469 miles. While not all of these areas are of interest to tourists many of them are, so I recommend allocating at least a week to the city. This way you can take some time to hike up to the Hollywood sign, hang out at the beach, and party in the city centre. Los Angeles has a very busy and a somewhat important vibe to it. Many points are also very touristy, and the essence of the city revolves around the movie and music industry. The most undervalued or overlooked features are the natural beauty the city has to offer and the rather rare combination of ocean, mountain, and skyscrapers. Actually, if you choose to climb up the mountains near the Hollywood sign you will understand exactly what I mean as you will be able to see the mountains around you, the skyscrapers in front of you, and the ocean far ahead (tip: choose a day with clear weather for a better result). I’ve just recently spent 9 days in Los Angeles and absolutely loved it, so we’ve created this short guide to the city to guide you through your days there and make sure you make the absolute best out of your time in the wonderful City of Angels.