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HEAD FOR THE BEACH
Everybody from the frost-bitten to the sun-dried will find refreshment at L.A beaches. Marvel at the most muscular at Venise Beach, attend an outdoor art show or jazz concert at Marina Del Rey or take in spectacular coastal views from Santa Monica Pier. L.A's magnificent stretches for 72 miles from Malibu to Long Beach and delights visitors and residents all year long.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD
Universal Studios is more than just a studio, it is a theme park with rides & special effects. You can look down the throat of a mechanical "Jaws" shark as he leaps for your tram, walk through a burning warehouse in "Backdraft," ride a supercharged DeLorean "Back to the Future" with "Doc" Brown, experience an 8.3 trembler during "Earthquake," have lunch at Mel's Diner from "American Graffiti," or even meet "Frankenstein."
SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN
Xperience the Xtreme at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the world's one and only Xtreme Park! In 2003 The Xtreme Park opened SCREAM, the Park's "Sweet 16" roller coaster, shattering its own Guinness Book world record status as the theme park with the most coasters on the Planet! Known world-wide as a thrill ride haven, the 260-acre theme park features over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family.
DISNEYLAND
WALT DISNEY: "To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past...and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts which have created America...with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world."
KNOTT'S BERRY FARM
What was once an actual berry farm is now 160 acres of world class rides, unique family shows and one of a kind attractions. Experience GhostRider the world's best wooden roller coaster, Supreme Scream, 30-stories up, 3 seconds down and the high-octane thrill of Xcelerator, rated the world's best launch coaster, sending riders 0-80 in 2.3 seconds. For kids, there's Camp Snoopy, home to the beloved PEANUTS gang.
STAPLES CENTER
Check out Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, all Los Angeles Staples Center Clippers Games, LA Sparks games, Avengers and all Concerts, Sports, and Theater Tickets. Browse our Staples Center Seating Chart for Basketball. We also have a Stpales Center seating chart for Hockey, and a Staples Center seating chart for all Concerts.
FAMOUS FOOTPRINTS
The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood is the most famous movie theatre in the world. It's been featured on TV sitcoms such as "I Love Lucy," where Lucy stole the cement block bearing John Wayne's footprints." Today, the Chinese Theatre has been the site of more gala Hollywood movie premieres than any other theatre.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & FOOD
The world-famous House of Blues on the Sunset Strip offers a music calendar and dinner menus. Click above for directions and details. Let your mouth water over classic Southern-inspired Cuisine like Voodoo Shrimp, Tennessee Baby Back Ribs and the Cajun classic, Creole Jambalaya while you watch a show you will never forget.
RECOGNIZING THE TALENT
The American Film Institute (AFI) is a national institute for education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers at its world-renowned Conservatory, maintains America's film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and explores new digital technologies in entertainment and education through AFI's New Media Ventures.
EXPLORE GRIFFITH PARK
Griffith Park is 4,107 acre park and is one of the nation's largest parks with 28 tennis courts, many picnic and sports areas, and miles of horseback and hiking trails. Also discover the Griffith Park Observatory with its Planetarium Theater, and Travel Town, a one-of-a-kind vehicular museum with locomotives and breathtaking views of the city. Other park features: the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Fern Dell Park, and for a nominal fee, the merry-go-round, pony rides and train rides.

WALK AMONG THE STARS
More than 1,900 Hollywood legends have been immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Among the stars most frequently sought out by visitors are Marilyn Monroe at 1644 Hollywood Blvd., James Dean at 1719 Vine St., John Lennon at 1750 Vine St. and Elvis Presley at 6777 Hollywood Blvd. Come and find your favorite movie star and stand where their dreams came true.

SHOP AND MINGLE ON MELROSE
Melrose Avenue, home of the hit TV show, Melrose Place, is a great place mingle among L.A.'s hip avant-garde. Start on Melrose Avenue at La Brea and head west. New wave fashion boutiques, gourmet restaurants, art galleries, theatres and nightclubs attract the trendsetters and keep the street alive from early morning until late into the night. Don't be too surprised if you see some famous faces in this trendy hot-spot.
DISCOVERING WESTWOOD
The college community of Westwood Village just outside the gates of UCLA is a popular hang out where walking is the preferred mode of transportation. Busy day or night, with lots of people, first-run movie theatres, restaurants and shops. Westwood is a terrific neighborhood with diverse population of residents, world class cultural events, excellent schools and parks facilities.
SMELL THE ROSES
Everything's coming up roses in Exposition Park, where 150 varieties of the fragrant flower are blooming. The peak sniffing seasons are April-May and September-October. When you've had your fill of flowers, head across the street to the University of Southern California (USC) for an hour-long walking tour.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE PAST
Come see where L.A. began at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park. Here you'll find a number of restored historical buildings including Avila Adobe, the oldest existing house in L.A.; the Old Plaza Church, the Old Plaza Firehouse and lots more. The Park is also the home of a colorful Mexican marketplace where visitors may shop, listen to lively Mexican music, watch folklore dances or dine at several restaurants.

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TOUR THE TOWERS
Simon Rodia, an immigrant tile-setter from Italy, created this artistic masterpiece that consists of three 99-foot towers fashioned from cement, steel rods, broken tile, bottles and seashells. Located at 1765 E. 107th Street in Watts. (213) 569-8181.

STAR GAZE BY NIGHT
Venture to Griffith Park Observatory for views of the sparkling city below. Dusk is a perfect opportunity to photograph the Hollywood Sign for immortality.

BROWSE AROUND TOWN
Treasure hunt and star gaze along the famed Rodeo (pronounced "Row-Day-O") Drive in Beverly Hills, home of the rich and super rich. Other shopping and browsing meccas include: Westside, Melrose Avenue, Downtown, Hollywood, Santa Monica, the Garment District and the Jewelry Mart. Additional popular window shopping favorites include Century City, Glendale, the San Fernando Valley and the Fairfax District. And don't overlook the beaches for fun and funky buys.

TRAVEL WITHOUT A PASSPORT
L.A.'s mini-nations enhance the culture and character of this international city. Meet the people and enjoy the foods, arts, music and crafts of Mexico, China and a dozen other cultures right here in Los Angeles. Downtown's Olivera Street, Little Tokyo and Chinatown are just some of the ethnic enclaves that invite your exploration. For a more Kosher experience, head over to Fairfax Avenue and browse the boutiques, produce stands and galleries at Farmers Market.

LOOK FOR LEGENDARY LANDMARKS
Entertainment comes in all forms in L.A..Some of the world's most interesting landmarks Shock, amuse, intrigue and enthrall Los Angeles visitors and residents alike. Among the most interesting are the 50-foot high Hollywood Sign, which headlines the Hollywood Hills; the circular Capitol Records building resembling a stack of LP's with a needle on top and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which boasts the Olympic Rings of the 1932 and 1984 summer Olympic Games. The Coca Cola bottling plant is constructed in the shape of an ocean liner. West Hollywoo d's 600-foot long "Blue Whale," a local term of affection for the Pacific Design Center, houses a wholesale mart for interior designers.

SHOP ON BROADWAY
L.A.'s large Mexican-American population is evident along this busy Downtown shopping district where merchants cater to Latino shoppers and several movie houses carry Mexican films and U.S. films in Spanish.

RELAX ON L.A.'S OWN RIVIERA
Everyone's heard of the French Riviera, but not everyone knows that Los Angeles has a Riviera of Its own—Marina Del Rey. The largest man-made small craft harbor in the world, Marina Del Rey is home to 6,000 in-the-water private Yachts. The harbor offers spectacular views and many outdoor activities, including jogging, roller skating, bicycling or just sitting in the park.

DISCOVER FOSSIL FUN
The La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park is the site of the richest discovery of Ice Age fossils the world has ever known. More than 100 tons of fossilized bones representing nearly 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish have been unearthed from pools of sticky asphalt dating back to prehistoric time. Located at 5801 Wilshire Blvd., next door to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

STROLL THE GROUNDS
L.A. offers hundreds of unusual sites to explore and experiences to record in your daily journals. Two of the Popular choices are the lush, beautiful surroundings of the Glendale and Hollywood locations of Forest Lawn Memorial Parks. Between them, visitors will find the final resting places of such Hollywood legends as Clark Gable, Nat King Cole, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn and Jean Harlow. Shades arborways, garden retreats and exquisite works of art offer pleasant and peaceful surroundings for a leisurely or afternoon picnic.

TAKE A TOUR
The Los Angeles Times, the nation's largest standard-size daily newspaper, 213/237-5757. The Music Center of Los Angeles County, all three theater complexes, 213/972-7483. Other free tours include the Pacific Stock Exchange (visitor gallery overlooks the trading floor), L.A. Temple Visitors Center (Latter-Day Saints), Alpine Village, UCLA, the Amateur Athletic Foundation (sports resource center) and Tournament House and Wrigley Gardens. The Los Angeles State and County Arboretum is free to the public on the third Tuesday of each month. Consult "Destination Los Angeles," the LACVB visitors guide, for more to see and do.

STEP BACK IN TIME
The Victorian era had its influence on local architecture as evidenced by the homes in the 1300 block of Carroll Avenue in Angelino Heights. Still a residential neighborhood, the homes have been restored to their original ornate splendor. The adjoining streets feature Craftman bungalows interspersed among the Victorians. Raised front lawns and old-fashioned street lamps complete this nostalgic picture, which is a favorite location for television and film crews.

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