Los Angeles- California
About Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles- California Vacations, Hotels, Resorts and Cheap Flights
California is divided into two
areas, north and south. Southern California is desert like but with several very big cities and quite a few other of considerable size. Northern California is more forested and less populated. The main city is San Francisco. California is connected on the southeast to Arizona.
Canadian citizens travelling by air to, though, or from the U.S must present one of the following documents.
1. A passport which must be valid for the duration of stay
2. A Valid NEXUS card when used at kiosks at designated airports
As per the U.S Law (WESTERN HEMISPHERE TRAVEL INITATIVE) Canadian citizens aged 15 and over must present one of the following documents when entering the U.S by land or water
2. NEXUS Card
3. Free and Secure Trade (FAST) card
4. Enhanced driver’s licence or enhanced identification card
Canadian citizen don’t require a visa to enter the U.S directly from Canada for the purpose of visiting or studying.
Los Angeles is one of the easiest cities to reach by air. Most fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), however Burbank Airport (BUR) appeals to travellers who prefer a less crowded alternative to LAX. For those who visit Disneyland John Wayne Airport (SNA) is more appropriate.
Flights: West Jet, United, Air Canada, American Airline, Delta
Car Rentals: Los Angeles is one of the cheapest places in America to rent a car. The major national car rental companies usually rent economy and compact class cars for about $40 per day.
** Take Note:
1. Allow more time than you think to get around the city.
2. You may turn right at a red light after stopping unless a sign says otherwise
3. Plan your route before you set out
4. Pedestrians in LA have the right of way all the time
5. Beware of parking in residential areas
Rail or Subway
Metro Red Line: LA’s first subway opened a highly publicized Hollywood Universal City. The line starts at Union Station which is the city’s main train depot, and travels west underneath Wilshire Boulevard looping north into Hollywood.
Metro Blue Line: Aboveground rail line, connected in Downtown LA with Long Beach.
Metro Purple: Subway starts at Union Station, shares six stations with the red line downtown and continues to the Mid Wilshire area
Metro Green Line: Runes for 20 miles along the centre of I-105, the Glenn Anderson Freeway and connects Norwalk in eastern LA to LAX and Redondo Beach. A connection with the blue line offers visitors access from LAX to downtown LA or Long Beach.
Metro Gold Line: 14 miles link between Pasadena and Union Station in Downtown LA.
Taxis are also another option of transportation
Dining options: Fast food is an option for you to dine but if you are looking for restaurants check this out.
1. Petrossian Cafe: (West Hollywood) Seafood, Eastern European
2. Sapp Coffee Shop: (Hollywood) Breakfast, Thai
3. Guisado: (East LA) Latin American, Mexican
4. Robata Jinya (Mid City West) Asian, Japanese
5. Ink.Sack (West Hollywood) American, Fast food, Sandwich
6. Cube Cafe: (West Hollywood) Italian, Pizza
7. Faith & Flower (Downtown) California
8. The Pie Hole (Downtown) Desserts
9. Sage Organic Vegan (Echo Park) Vegetarian
10. Chego (Chinatown) Asian, Korean
Top Hotels in Los Angeles
1. Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel
2. Hollywood Hotel
3. Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza
4. Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5. Loews Hollywood Hotel
6. Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles
7. Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
8. The Hollywood Roosevelt
9. Countyard Los Angeles LAX/ Century Boulevard
10. The Milner Hotel Downtown Las Angeles
THINGS TO DO:
Downtown LA: Historical, multi-layered and fascinating and is known for American’s best downtown. There are many sights in downtown such as:
· Walt Disney Concert Hall: A molten blend of steel, music and psychedelic architecture, the iconic concert venues is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
· Grammy Museum: Highlight of LA lives. Music lovers will get lost in interactive exhibits which defines differentiates and link musical genres.
· Museum of Contemporary Art: A collection of art from the 1940s to the present.
· United Artists Theatre: Spanish Gothic theater, one of the second tallest buildings in the city next to city hall.
Universal Studios Hollywood: Film studio and theme park in the unincorporated Universal City community of the San Fernando Valley. One of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios.
Hollywood Boulevard: Street in Hollywood which offers a wide range of attractions such as:
· Chinese Theatre: Hosts many films premiere. Famous cement forecourt containing hand and footprints if numerous screen legends, including John Wayne, Marilyn Manrore, Judy Garland, and many more.
· Dolly Theater: Crown jewel of the Hollywood & Highland Center retail, dinning and entertainment complex, located in the heart of Hollywood.
· Guided Tour: A list of guided bus tours operators that are located on or near Hollywood Boulevard.
· Walking Tours: A list of guided bus tours operators who offer walking tours in Hollywood Boulevard and Downtown LA
· Guinness Book of Records Museum: Hollywood entertainment district along the world-famous walk of fame down 18 blocks of historic Hollywood & Vine and beyond
· Jimmy Kimmel Live: Late night comedy talk show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
See more attractions https://www.latourist.com/index.php?page=hollywood...
Hollywood Walk of Fame: Internationally recognized Hollywood Icon. About 24 induction ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame top visitor attraction. http://www.walkoffame.com
Hollywood Sign: More than just nine white letters spelling out a city’s name. It’s one of the world’s most evocative simple. In this site, you’ll get closer to Hollywood’s biggest star than you ever dreamed.
DisneyLand Park & Resort: located in Anaheim, about half-hour from LA itself. It compasses Disneyland , Disney California Adventure, and Downtown Disney. This attraction is great for the whole family of all ages.
Beverly Hills: Features the upscale home to many Hollywood stars, it features shopping streets of Rodeo Drive. The expensive Beverly Gardens Park has fountains and rose gardens, plus and illuminated Beverly Hills Sign.
You will visit the following 3 places:
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