Downtown Los Angeles is a financial and business center with a huge
convention center next to Staples Arena Sports Center. Many of
the towns familiar to visitors are on the coast near beaches – Malibu,
Santa Monica and Venice are north of LAX, the main airport. Hollywood and Beverly Hills are inland between the airport and
downtown. Diverse Los Angeles neighborhoods reflect the many
ethnic enclaves of the city – most prominently Hispanic but also
Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are inland on the map – in the center
of Orange County (Anaheim). The southern coast of the city has a
number of great beaches for sunning, swimming and surfing – Hermosa
City Beach, Manhattan State Beach and Redondo State Beach – among the
best in California.
With a sunny, mild climate, miles of beaches, four major theme parks,
world-class museums, dining and shopping for every taste, visitors have
a wide range of options. Even the infamous freeway traffic
becomes part of the LA experience.