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Celebrated and renowned for Hollywood, Los Angeles is one of the most famous US cities. All the celebrities from around the world end up here at some point, either shooting and making films or receiving an award for their brilliant acting. Moreover, the city is also full of tourist attractions with a very lovely weather most of the year, which makes it a great vacation spot.
Climate and Best Time to Visit
The climate here is classified as dry subtropical. Normally the weather remains warm. Recent figures have shown an increase in temperature compared to readings from a few years ago. The temperature goes as high as 71°F and as low as 47°F. The best times to visit are from March to May in spring and from September to November during autumn. The temperature is very comfortable during these times of the year and the city is less crowded.
Major Attractions, Sightseeing and Things to do
With so many places to visit, one can end up just looking around museums and regret not sparing anytime for anything else. So it would be better to gather all the information you can and make good use of the limited time you have in Los Angeles. Here are some places you wouldn’t want to miss:
Los Angeles City Hall: The Los Angeles City Hall is the center of Los Angeles town council and it is also used for running the mayor`s office. The concrete tower is 453 feet high and enables you to have a great view of downtown Los Angeles.
Hollywood Sign: The iconic Hollywood sign has been up there for over 90 years now. People are always curious about how close they can get to it. The close accessible sight to the sign is from the Lake Hollywood Park. If you are looking to get even closer, there is a track with Mt Lee, which would take you directly on top of the sign. The spot allows you to have panoramic view of the whole city.
Grand Park: If you are feeling like having a great day out under the blue sky, then look no further because the Grand Park, located in downtown Los Angeles, will offer you all that you can wish for. The 12-acre land is open to the public and it has been adorned with fountains, lawns, benches and other services.
Santa Monica Pier: Known for its carousel hippodrome, the Santa Monica Pier has an important position in the city`s history. The Pier contains shops, entertainment, bars and restaurants around the area. It also includes a Ferris wheel, aquarium and a park. The Pier is busy during weekends with families and tourists.
Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park: Located south of Mount Hollywood, you can view Los Angeles’ wild as well as the city all the way to the beaches. The view is very impressive and worth looking at. Moreover, many exhibitions are hosted by the observatory, which according to many visitors is a must see place during the exhibitions.
Mariachi Plaza: Music lovers would not want to miss this. Mariachi bands gather here in their traditional Mexican get ups and play great music. The tradition has been going on since the 1930s.
Paramount Picture Studios: Who isn’t a fan of Hollywood and its great actors. All those interested in showcases of their favorite actors should visit the Paramount Picture Studios.
Annenberg Space for Photography: Students and individuals interested in space would love to come here. The exhibition displays some very innovative and beautiful images. They also play videos and music to make the experience even better.
Hollywood: The Hollywood Boulevard is packed with famous sites and attractions associated to the Hollywood world. Tourists prefer to drive down and experience what everyone calls the ‘Walk of Fame’.
Music Center: One of the largest facilities associated to music is the Music Center, located at the top of Bunker Hill. The building itself is a pleasure to look at with its unique curvy designs. There are a total of four venues here, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Mark Taper forum, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Ahmanson Theatre.
Hotels and Accommodation
You can find all sorts of hotels here including luxurious 5 stars. The Peninsula Beverly Hills has been rated number one according to customer reviews. It is a favorite among leisure travelers due to its great customer service.
The Hotel Bel-Air ranks second due its romantic theme. It covers a lot of land hence it features sprawling lawns and an outdoor swimming pool. Then there is the Montage Beverly Hills whose appearance has fair resemblance to the Mediterranean Sea. With fountains and archways, there is a classic feel to it. The Langham Huntington is one of the oldest and most luxurious hotels of Los Angeles. Located 10 miles from downtown, it features spectacular views. Even though it`s more than a hundred years old, there is no sign of aging in sight.
If you wish to experience all the wonders and marvels of the film industry, look no further and take a trip to Los Angeles because it`s known as the home of Hollywood.