After living in San Francisco for about 7 years, I landed in a magical place a couple of years ago called Los Angeles. It is what I called now home.
LA- as is referred by the locals, is known for super over the top Everything. Movies stars paradise most likely first comes to mind, biggest mansions to the “Rich and Famous”, the scariest traffic jams, record facial and body transformations, a place where dreams come true, to name a few. And yes, all of it is relatively true. I, However, ended up in this exciting city because of its never ending sunny weather and amazing beaches! and to tell the true, it hasn’t disappointed me.
But basically Los Angeles is more like a group of suburbs instead of a single city, which makes it more interesting as it presents diverse attractions and reasons to enjoy. Whether you are visiting or live here, this is small run down of some of its districts:
Downtown, essentially a business mecca but has become increasingly hip and social as well. For the ones the have a passion for the Art, sports or music, these two places are highly recommended for a special outing: The Museum of Modern Art and the Staples Center. You can also enjoy a stroll in Koreatown, Little Tokyo, and the historic Union Station.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hollywood, well known as “Tinseltown” is the base of the film and entertainment industry. Here you can eye the famed Hollywood sign and “walk over ” at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It includes West Hollywood (WeHo) and its active nightlife, as well as North Hollywood, home to NoHo Arts District.
Hollywood and Highland
Westside, located on the western part of LA which stretches between some very lavishcities like Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive anyone?, Bel Air and it’s incredible and secluded homes, Westwood, where students thrive at the UCLA campus and Brentwood, whose affluent residents were thrown into the map because of the O.J. Simpson scandal.
Coastal Area, here you go to enjoy the sun and beaches like Santa Monica, with my favorite stop is the SM Pier. Venice with the sporty boardwalko. Marina del Rey, LA’s own Marina. Malibu coastal prime real estate. At the other end you will find Palos Verdes, home to breaktaking views and fancy golf/hotel clubs as well as Redondo Beach, a fun place to visit with the whole family.
Culver City, where Sony picture and Culver studios are staple and West Los Angeles, which includes Century city where the Westfield shopping mall draws lots of visitors. Two urban residential areas that are full of fun urban shops and restaurant s and great energy.
Westfield mall encounter with Latino star Eugenio Derbez
Here in Los Angeles when the Sun comes out it feels like anything is possible. Every day a new chance to face your destiny and follow your dreams!