The city is the focal point of the larger Los
metropolitan statistical area and Greater
Los Angeles Area region, which contain
13 million and over 18 million people,
making it one of the most populous
metropolitan areas in the world and the
second-largest in the United States. Los
Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles
County, the most populated and one of
the most ethnically diverse counties in the
United States, while the entire Los
Angeles area itself has been recognized
as the most diverse of the nation's largest
cities. The city's inhabitants are referred
to as Angelenos.
Los Angeles has a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate, and receives
just enough annual precipitation to avoid either Köppen's BSh or BSk
classification. Los Angeles has plenty of sunshine throughout the
year, with an average of only 35 days with measurable precipitation
Important landmarks in Los Angeles include Walt Disney Concert
Hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Angels Flight,
the Kodak Theatre, the Griffith Observatory, the Getty Center,
the Getty Villa, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood
Sign, the Bradbury Building, Hollywood Boulevard, the Capitol
Records Building, Los Angeles City Hall, the Hollywood Bowl,
the Theme Building, the Watts Towers, the Staples Center, Dodger
Stadium, La Placita Olvera/Olvera Street and the Children's Hospital
Los Angeles Sunset Bridge.
Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California sitting on
the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith
Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin,
including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the
south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a
popular tourist attraction with an extensive array
of space and science-related displays.
The Capitol Records Building,
also known as the Capitol
building that is located in
Hollywood, Los Angeles. The
building is a thirteen-story
tower. Located just north of
the Hollywood and Vine
intersection. The building is
included on the List of
Registered Historic Places in
Besides being a neighborhood of Los Angeles, Hollywood
defined the term generically also the film industry and
television rooted in Southern California.
Since then, the district of Hollywood has evolved to become
the mecca of world cinema.
There are 841 museums and art galleries in Los Angeles
County. In fact, Los Angeles has more museums per capita than any
other city in the world. Some of the notable museums are the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art (the largest art museum in the
Western United States), the Getty Center (part of the larger J. Paul
Getty Trust, the world's wealthiest art institution), and the Museum
of Contemporary Art. A significant number of art galleries are
located on Gallery Row, and tens of thousands attend the monthly
Downtown Art Walk there.
The Los Angeles County Museum
of Art (LACMA) is an art
museum located on Wilshire
Boulevard in the Miracle
Mile vicinity of Los Angeles.
LACMA is on Museum Row, and is
adjacent to the George C. Page
Museum and La Brea Tar Pits.
LACMA is the largest art museum
in the western United States. It
attracts nearly a million visitors
annually. Its holdings of more
than 100,000 works span the
history of art from ancient times
to the present. In addition to art
exhibits, the museum features
film and concert series.
Los Angeles is the home of the
Los Angeles Dodgers of Major
Angeles Kings of the National
Hockey League, the Los Angeles
Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers
Association, the Los Angeles DFenders, an NBA Development
team owned by the Los Angeles
LAKERS: The stadium opened its
door in 1999 with a capacity of
hold the record for most
consecutive games won in the
history of the NBA, they are the
franchise in the United states,
valued at approximately $ 900
The dishes that you can not miss:
California-style pizza: Traditional Pizza made to firewood.
Chili dog: Hot dog served with beans, sauce and cheese.
French dip sandwich: Sandwich meat, usually beef, served with gravy.
Crispy taco: Taco fried tortilla, meat, cheese and served with vegetables.
Iced tea: Refreshing iced tea made with lemon or herbs.