All About Los Angeles - the "City of Angels"
- Population: 3,792,621 (the most populous city in California and the second most populous city in the United States)
- Area: 468.67 square miles (1,213.8 km2)
- Founded: September 4, 1781
- Climate: average annual temperature 63.9° F
- J. Paul Getty Museum: The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs.
- Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens: The institution displays an art collection strong in English portraits and French eighteenth-century furniture in the mansion, and San Marino and botanical gardens that feature sections for the historic Cactus collection, the Zen Garden, the Chinese Scholar's Garden, and many other specialty gardens.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art: LACMA's holdings include more than 100,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series throughout the year.
- Griffith Observatory: Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions.
- Baseball: The Los Angeles area is one of four metropolitan areas to host two Major League Baseball teams, namely the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
- Basketball: Los Angeles boasts two NBA teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. Both share the Staples Center.
- Soccer: The Los Angeles area hosts two top-level professional teams, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA, that compete in Major League Soccer.
Arts & Culture:
- Hollywood: Hollywood attracts millions of visitors each year who travel there to pay homage to their favorite stars and perhaps even catch a glimpse of a few famous personalities. Places of interest are Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Sign, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Kodak Theater: Kodak Theatre is the crown jewel of the Hollywood & Highland Center located in the heart of historic Hollywood. The 3,332 seat theatre became known to more than one billion people across the globe as the first permanent home of the Academy Awards.
- Walt Disney Concert Hall: The Walt Disney Concert Hall is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, providing both visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience.
- Hollywood Bowl: The Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States where Southern Californians gather to picnic and enjoy outstanding music under the stars.
Rodeo Drive: The famed shopping street is known throughout the world as the epicenter of luxury fashion. Rodeo Drive stores span three city blocks where visitors can enjoy more than 100 world-renowned boutiques and hotels.
- The Grove: The Grove Los Angeles is a shopping and entertainment complex built adjacent to the historic Farmers Market. It centers on a landscaped park and a dancing fountain. It's become a popular spot for shopping and dining, and its lively crowds and street-grid layout make it feel like an old-fashioned downtown.
- Third Street Promenade: Third Street Promenade is located in Santa Monica, hosting retail stores, entertainment and dining. Within blocks of the Promenade are the beach, Palisades Park and Santa Monica Pier.