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Los Angeles Travel Fast Facts

Getting there:

Airport: LA International (LAX)

Trains: Amtrak, Metrolink

Buses: Greyhound

Staying on the cheap:

Trains & Buses: Los Angeles Metro

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The city of LA, and the surrounding county that bears the name, offer up a mix of beaches, desert and mountains. It's a great place to catch a wave, soak up the sun or bask in Hollywood glory past and present.

The mecca of aspiring young actors — and home to many famous faces who are household names, LA offers tours of the stars homes for anyone who wants to see the luxury of the movie lifestyle up close and personal.

Don't expect to be asked to lunch... large gates protect the privacy of the rich and famous. A tip for avid star gazers, many celebrities live in the Beverly Hills area and you may see them out and about at a cafe or strolling near the shops on Rodeo Drive. Have your camera ready!

The Hollywood sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the world famous handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater and the look alike stars available for picture taking are just a few samples of the movie mania alive and well in the City of the Angels... tours of the Hollywood studios — Universal, NBC TV and many others, are a must see part of any visit to LA.

But don't forget Chinatown or Disneyland, plus cultural icons at every turn — including the Spruce Goose, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens or the bones of beasts that roamed the area 25,000 years ago at the La Brea Tar Pits and the long list of Los Angeles museums...

Shopping in LA on Rodeo Drive, or at the many other malls and hip locations, is an exciting way to spend an afternoon or a few days if you have the time. Of course, like any big urban center, LA is made up of small residential neighborhoods. And it is here that real Angelinos make their own show of celebration during festive LA street fairs held throughout the year.

Venturing out of the city leads to the coast, hills and canyons of LA county. with Malibu a popular destination both for beaches and excellent seafood.

"It never rains in California", as the song goes... so the weather will most likely be wonderful during your visit. Bring plenty of sunscreen and find out more about the places you'll want to see on your visit to LA...

DID YOU KNOW? Los Angeles Travel Fun Facts

Hollywood Forever Cemetery: That's all folks!

• Hundreds of celebrities are buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery including actor Mickey Rooney, rocker Johnny Ramone, singer 'Mama' Cass Elliot, and Looney Tunes voice actor Mel Blanc whose gravestone reads, "That's all folks!"

• Although Malibu Beach inspired the popular TV series, "Baywatch" fans still find locations at Venice Beach and Will Rogers State Beach where the series was actually filmed.

• The $12 million House of Bijan, the most expensive store in the world, is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and requires a reservation to shop.

also see -> California Tourist Attractions

San Franciso Tourist Attractions | San Diego Tourist Attractions

More about LA tourist attractions around the Web:


Discover Los Angeles - Local events; places to stay; things to do; shopping guides; suggested itineraries for families, art lovers and more in this official guide to Tinseltown...

Destination Hollywood On Location Guide - Contact info, maps and links to official sites of all major LA attractions including theme parks, museums, historic theaters.

LA Tourist - Well-developed information including a very good section on accessibility supplemented by picture galleries galore.

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