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Los Angeles

Country
United States
State
California
City
Los Angeles
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the fifth busiest passenger airport in the world, with more than 55 million people passing through every year. Approximately 80 passenger carriers (including all major airlines) serve LAX.

LAX has nine passenger terminals connected by a U-shaped, two-level roadway. Domestic flights arrive and depart from Terminals 1-8 All international flights arrive and depart from the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Curbside baggage check-in is available on the upper departure level. Baggage claim is on the lower level.

A vast variety of restaurants, cocktail lounges, gift shops, newsstands, restrooms, public telephones, business centers and duty free shops for international flights offer convenient services within the airport.

By Metro Rail

Seven fast, easy-to-use and environmentally friendly color-coded subway, light-rail and rapid bus transit lines offer visitors an affordable way of getting from one destination to the next.

The Metro Blue Line(light rail) runs north and south between Long Beach and LA. The Metro Green Line(light rail) runs east and west between Norwalk and Redondo Beach. The Metro Red Line(subway) meets the Blue Line in LA and provides service through Downtown, the Mid-Wilshire area, Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, where it meets the Metro Orange Line(rapid bus transit), which runs from North Hollywood to the Warner Center in Woodland Hills.

By Metro Bus

Three types of bus service are available throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. With 200 different lines, buses travel all over the city to every major destination including state parks, area attractions and shopping districts.

Metro Local(painted orange) makes frequent stops along major streets throughout the city. Metro Rapid(painted red) offers fewer stops and expedited travel times on the city’s major streets, with the use of special transponders that cause traffic signals to favor the bus. Metro Express(painted blue) offers reduced stop service along the city’s freeway systems.

Key places to visit
Death Valley National Park, Los Angeles Zoo, Universal Studios, J Paul Getty Museum, Walk of Fame


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Places to Visit

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is located about 200 miles (330 km) northeast of Los Angeles, California along the eastern border of California and Nevada. It is less than 50 miles east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and lies wholly within its rain-shadow desert. Moisture coming off of the Pacific Ocean surrenders its precipitation to the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada peaks, so very little moisture reaches Death Valley.

Death Valley is nearly 100 miles (165 km) long and varies in width from 6 miles (10 km) to over 15 miles (25 km). It is sheltered on both the East and the West by 5,000 (1500 m) to 10,000 foot (3000 m) high mountains. The floor of the valley receives less than two inches (5 cm) of rain per year. Clear blue skies without a cloud are normal in all seasons of the year.

Los Angeles Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo has more than 1,500 animals, birds and reptiles in natural habitat settings. It is located near the junction of the Golden State and Ventura Freeways inside Griffith Park. The Tram is a good way to travel around the park. Be sure to see Adventure Island, a new children's zoo that showcases animals native to the Southwestern United States.

Universal Studios

One of Los Angeles' most important sights, the Universal Studios (Hollywood Freeway, exit Linkershim Blvd.), was created in 1915 by the German-American film pioneer Carl Laemmle on the site of a chicken farm. At that time the part of town now known as Universal City was still wild, hilly countryside. Initially Laemmle built only two sets, on which the first silent films were made in the open air.

J Paul Getty Museum

The museum complex as drawn up by the architect Richard Meier is - judging from its huge dimensions of 0.75sq.mi/1.9sq.km and the astronomical building costs - a truly American project.

The 110 acre complex is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive of the San Diego Freeway in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains.

The museum was created by the oil magnate J Paul Getty who was born on December 15, 1892. The collection was originally housed in a ranch house in Malibu which Getty purchased in 1946.

Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is the world's most famous sidewalk containing the foot- and handprints of some 2,500 entertainers and artists, drawn from the fields of film, TV, music, radio and live theate

Right Time to Visit

September - October

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