Los Angeles was originally designed to be a collection of small, self-contained towns. As the city has grown, these small towns have grown together into what many outsiders refer to as the LA sprawl. As immigration exploded in the past 40 years, as did traffic, it caused numerous concentrated cultural centers to pop up all throughout the city. As a result, the city is a collection of over 60+ individual neighborhoods and towns, each with its own story and history.
Say what you want about Los Angeles, but one thing is for certain - it is the hands-down entertainment capital for the World. If you live here , you most likely frequent the beaches and outdoor shopping centers. If you're visiting, you'll most definitely be interested in Universal Studios, Disneyland, Hollywood, and the many other attractions that bring millions of visitors every year.
Because of the diverse range of ethnic groups that have immigrated to Los Angeles, you will find excellent and authentic food options around the city. Famous chefs have also developed restaurants throughout Hollywood and Beverly Hills to cater to the Hollywood elite. Whether you want exclusivity or authenticity, you'll find it in LA!
Hotels about throughout the "South land" and are easy to find along the coast and in the central business and tourism districts. Some of the most elegant hotels are to be bound in the Beverly Hills and Santa Monica (coastal) areas. The hippest hipster hotels are naturally along Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood, and the best price moderate hotels will be found in the San Fernando valley.
Researching the area and need information about the cultural districts, history, economy or tourism of the city? In this section we cover all those more serious topics about the city for those researching a move to the area, or merely wanting to know more about the city.