Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles,United States

The city of Los Angeles or L.A. is a modern city with a cultural mix of diverse parts of the world and it is also an important hub for the show business

About Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles is located in California and it is the most populous city in the state. It was founded in 1781 by the Spanish governor Felipe Neve, and although it formed part of Mexico for some years, it was in 1848 that it became part of the United States. Due to this, Los Angeles is one of the American cities with greater presence of Mexican culture.

The essence of this cosmopolitan city can be captured in the downtown area, where cultures of many places converge. In addition to prestigious hotels, you can find places like Walt Disney Concert Hall, an impressive modern-structure building; Union Station, which is the most famous railway station of Los Angeles, that has appeared in many films; the legendary Los Angeles Times newspaper building; Los Angeles City Hall; and, of course, the Staples Center, home of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers.

Los Angeles is also a glamorous and sophisticated city; Beverly Hills is proof of this, a luxurious neighborhood that has been the scene of countless movies and TV shows that portray the opulent lifestyle of its residents. Rodeo Drive is located in this area, which is one of the favorite areas for high-level shopping lovers, thanks to its luxury boutiques, as well as renowned restaurants.

The city of Los Angeles is an important center for the entertainment industry, not only because you can visit Universal Studios Hollywood, or the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, but also venues that have been chosen for major events, which bring together Hollywood stars. Some of them are the Dolby Theatre, that houses the Oscars; the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where countless films have premiered; and the Nokia Theatre LA Live, where stars of the world music scene have performed.

When we talk about Los Angeles, we cannot put aside its beaches, the most famous of the West Coast of the United States. It is common to see families enjoying together, athletes surfing, or people walking along the docks. Some of the most representative are Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Venice Beach, Malibu, and Santa Monica, about an hour away.

Los Angeles is a starting point for two of the major themed entertainment sites in the United States: Disneyland Resort, where you will find the magical world of Disney; and Knott's Berry Farm, where you can ride roller coasters and meet Charlie Brown and his friends.

***The official currency of the United States is the US Dollar (USD).