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Written by Jonathan Hiltz
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It’s the second largest city in the United States and home to nearly twenty million people. Being in the forefront of the world’s gossip and famous for stars, trends, and the entertainment industry, Los Angeles is where pop culture begins and ends in an endless parade of cultural oddities and travel adventures.

 

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When traveling through Los Angeles and its surrounding areas, a car is a necessity as many things are geographically far apart and the bus system can be slow and complicated. There are many rental companies to choose from—it’s best to compare on the internet to get the lowest price.

 

We got ours through Rent 4 Less (www.rentfourless.com). They were affordable, incredibly nice and made it easy to pick up our vehicle, which was a 2010 model that got us to our activities in comfort. For anyone who is not familiar with Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, a GPS system is a must if you want to make it to your destination without getting lost.

 

One of these amazing destinations is Sunset Boulevard on a Saturday night, which is a haven for the avid clubber and bar hopper. Specifically the Sunset Strip is famous for trendy places, some of which have been there for over fifty years. These historic establishments, including The Roxy, Whiskey A Go-Go, and The Macambo, have launched indie bands from relative obscurity into famous concert acts, including Van Halen, Motley Crew, Guns N’ Roses and The Doors.

 

Visitors will also enjoy Hollywood Boulevard and the ‘Walk of Fame’. This famous street consists of hundreds of stars embedded on the sidewalk, which display names of actors, writers, musicians and more, from today and yesteryear. Along the walkway are the kitschy but fun tourist destinations, the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Guiness Book of World Records that reside a few doors down from Grauman’s Chinese Theater, another great spot.

 

For families, the aforementioned Griffith Observatory is a spectacular place to go and learn about the universe while gazing at the stars in its planetarium. The observatory has recently gone through an almost four-year $93 million dollar expansion and is a breathtaking experience for science and astronomy lovers. If physics is more your kids’ brand of science, then Universal Studios, Disneyland, Six Flags and many other attractions that boast heart-stopping rides are a short drive away.

 

The many areas that make up Los Angeles are all very different, but together they create a diverse and vibrant city that continues to be the center of curiosity for many around the world. With an endless supply of entertainment, food and excitement, LA is a trip worth taking. It guarantees memorable, real-life stories from a land built almost entirely on fiction.

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©Jonathan Hiltz

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