Downtown Los Angeles
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Glamour is probably the best word associated with Los Angeles, California. The most desired place to be, Hollywood is America’s second largest city. Not only that, the Sunset Strip and the glittering homes of the ultra rich in Beverly Hills, can also be found here. Los Angeles is the heart of tourism, trade, banking and commerce. It is a chic, very modern city that is nothing but sheer absolute luxury. This is where the world’s best dining and shopping can be experienced. When you’re here, you can’t help but be mesmerized and be enveloped in the luxurious feel of the LA atmosphere.
Los Angeles is home to many visitor attractions, the most famous of which is Disneyland in Anaheim, about a half hour to whenever (depending on the traffic) from downtown L.A. There are also a number of museums like The Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Contemporary Art. The La Brea Tar Pits, known for Ice Age fossils, has attracted curious visitors from all parts of the globe. In addition, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, which is a few miles south of Los Angeles.
It is busy city; literally glittering from day till night. Despite its seemingly perfect facade, it has its own problems like high unemployment rates, excessive population growth, and unending political conflict. Of course, there is no perfect city. Over the years, Los Angeles lived through its problems and still managed to maintain its reputation as a city of entertainment. In fact, many people see LA as a land of endless opportunities.
Maybe that is why immigrants from all over the world are lured to it, thinking it is a door to enter the United States. It is a popular city for those who have huge dreams and who wish to make it a reality. Many believed it to be the City of Angels. Maybe it really is.