Los Angeles

As the center of the nation’s entertainment industry, this large-spanning Southern California city is home to the most iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Dodger Stadium, and the Griffith Observatory, as well as prestigious schools like UCLA and USC. L.A. is one of the most diverse cities in the country and is the largest city in the state with a population of 4,000,000, as well as the second-most populous city in the United States. Encompassing a lively nightlife and quiet suburbs, Los Angeles really has it all. Spanning across 503 miles, Los Angeles is primarily a desert basin and the area is surrounded by the San Gabriel Mountain range and divided by the Santa Monica Mountains. Best known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and Hollywood entertainment industry, Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis with some of the best suburbs in the state, as well as a thriving nightlife that spans across multiple neighborhoods. From the Getty Center to Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles is home to celebrities, some of the most popular dining places in the world and has a shopping scene like no other. With iconic streets like Sunset Blvd, Hollywood Blvd, Rodeo Drive and more, Los Angeles has plenty of historical sites like Watts Towers Art Center, Little Tokyo, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, LA Memorial Coliseum, Will Rogers State Historic Park, and much more. Los Angeles is also home to Michelin Star restaurants like Providence on Melrose and Le Comptoir on W 6th Street. Los Angeles is chock full of hiking spots in every neighborhood, including popular spots like Runyon Canyon Park, Coldwater Canyon Park and more, as well as beaches and city attractions that are endless. There’s a never ending list of things you can do and see in Los Angeles.