Visitors come to this magical city for a variety of reasons with stardom and tourism topping the list. This is the second most populated city in America with over four million residents in the city proper. Another nine million are located throughout the metropolitan communities. Its backdrops are awe-inspiring with the mountains to the east and Pacific Ocean to the west. Arriving through Los Angeles International Airport or LAX occurs for millions of travelers annually. It is the number three busiest hub in the United States behind Atlanta and O’Hare. Trips into the city are via Interstate 405, 105, 110, and 10. Tourists can also hit the popular roadways including the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, Interstate 10 and US 101. A wide variety of cultures are found here including a large Hispanic and Asian demographic. Famous enclaves are Chinatown, Koreatown, Filipinotown with cuisines and delicacies prepared at five star establishments. The east and northeast region are heavily populated with the Hispanic culture, while south central Los Angeles is African-American. This diversity makes the city a cultural haven of year round events and festivals.
A getaway to Los Angeles is greeted with a Mediterranean climate and little rain. Temperatures are mild to warm with averages in the mid-70s. The waters of the Pacific Ocean are cooler than its Atlantic Ocean counterpart at 68 degrees. This does not stop myriad visitors from flocking to the shores at famous beaches including Venice Beach and Malibu Beach. Tops down on every convertible are the only way to experience this sought-after destination. Shopping along Rodeo Drive even if it is just window is a must. Hollywood’s Walk of Fame runs down Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. They are also very good sightseeing routes in both directions. The drive will also include Sunset Boulevard and Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Traffic is listed as the most congested according to the Texas Transportation Institute. However, this adds to the overall appeal of the city’s reputation.
The original Disneyland is located south of the city in Anaheim. The 45 minute drive will be rewarded with a visit to this cultural masterpiece. Santa Monica Pier is the Coney Island of the west coast with an amusement park, walking tours, concerts, and great seafood cafes. Pictures at the Hollywood Bowl after touring the museum will impress friends back home. This is a great opportunity to view the iconic Hollywood sign, which is the backdrop of this venue. TCL Chinese Theatre formerly Grauman’s is a stop on Hollywood Boulevard with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell hand and foot imprints. The movie studios of Universal and Paramount deserve a tour as well.
LAX Rental Car Shuttle Hubs
Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045