Life in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the nucleus of Southern California. The second largest city in the United States, it is surrounded by varied geographic features: there are snow-capped mountains to the North and East, the Pacific Ocean to the South and West, and scenic desert situated just beyond the mountain rim.

With its moderate climate, Los Angeles provides an ideal environment to enjoy the region’s hot spots, historical and natural landmarks and cultural activities. The ethnically diverse city is a magnet for art, culture, food, industry and commerce. As the heart of the entertainment industry, Los Angeles and Hollywood boasts more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians than in any other city worldwide.

Check It Out

Downtown Art Walk
LA Live
Live Audience Tickets
Olvera Street
Restaurant Guide
Southern California Beaches
Studio Tours
The Grove
Third Street Promenade
USC Athletics
USC Daily Trojan
USC Recreational Sports
Watts Towers


California Science Center
The Getty
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Museum of Natural History
Museum of Tolerance

Music Venues

Disney Concert Hall
Greek Theatre
The Forum
House of Blues
Jazz Bakery
McCabe’s Guitar
The Music Center
Nokia Theatre
The Roxy
The Troubadour
The Wiltern

Parks and Recreation

Catalina Island
Griffith Park
Los Angeles Parks
Santa Monica Mountains


Big Blue Bus
L.A. Airports
MTA (Buses and Trains)
USC Transportation Services

Cities and Neighborhoods

Culver City
Echo Park
Little Toyko
Long Beach
San Fernando Valley
Santa Monica
Silver Lake