Did you know that Los Angeles was the place where the first LGBTQ protest was held and hosts the largest gay pride parade in the United states? Or that the Hollywood Walk of Fame contains over 2,600 stars?
Beneath the city's glittering veneer, there is much to discover, from the stories of those who built the city, to its Mexican roots, to the wealth of cultural experiences to be had at Los Angeles's world-class museums.
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Founded in 1781, Los Angeles belonged to the Spanish before becoming part of the United States. The city was originally named El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula (The City of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porcincula). Aren’t you glad it was shortened to Los Angeles?
The typical warm and dry weather of Southern California enticed visitors and led doctors of the late 19thcentury to recommend visits to the area for their patients. Perhaps this is where the Cali wellness movement got its start. Then came the era of Old Hollywood...
Tinseltown emerged thanks to HJ Whitley, a real estate developer who bought and subdivided property in Hollywood when just 18 families were living there and convinced the first movie studio to set up shop in LA. That studio would later become part of Universal Pictures, the oldest surviving film studio in the United States. Real estate sales also contributed to one of the most iconic parts of Hollywood–the Hollywood Sign, which was built as an advertisement for a neighborhood in the 1920s and became a beloved fixture of Los Angeles. As the entertainment capital of the world and a diverse city leading the way in tech, real estate, and fashion, Los Angeles is a city whose innovation has changed the cultural landscape of our world forever. from Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe all the way to the Kardashians, dozens of Hollywood stars have called Los Angeles “home.”
“We have our factory, which is called a stage. We make a product, we color it, we title it, and we ship it out in cans.”
Today, Los Angeles is a bustling metropolis. A place of commerce, of culture, and the home of the movie and music industries. Visitors quickly get a sense of the city’s glitz and glamor. Today, Los Angeles is the most populous city in the state of California, with almost 4 million citizens living within its borders.
“Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Los Angeles is a city for the best of the best, and here you’ll find stars of all kinds-from Michelin starred restaurants to the stars that occupy the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Los Angeles is the filming location for the many of the film industry’s blockbusters, including hits like Pulp Fiction, Pretty Woman, The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire, and LaLa Land. Beneath the city’s glittering veneer, there is much to discover, from the stories of those who built the city, to its Mexican roots, to the wealth of cultural experiences to be had at Los Angeles’s world-class museums.
With its iconic pink stars adorned with gold emblems, the Walk of Fame is one of the most famous sidewalks in the world. As you walk, over 2,600 memorialized stars unfold before you along Hollywood Boulevard, flanked by historic film monuments such as the TCL Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Museum.
Instead of hoping for a celebrity sighting during your time in Los Angeles, why not guarantee a celeb selfie? The wax figures at Madame Tussaud’s are incredibly lifelike and you can explore different zones from classic Hollywood darlings like Marilyn Monroe to pop icons like Ariana Grande to Marvel superheroes like Thor and Spider-man. Visit the burial place of Hollywood elite from Judy Garland to Johnny Ramone at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where stars are laid to rest amongst pristine gardens and gorgeous architecture
By now, you know you have to visit this beautiful, historic, and exciting city or at the least, add some of the most iconic and popular hotspots to your bucket list. Here's what locals and visitors think should top your list:
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