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Ten exciting districts

Los Angeles is a fascinating metropolis with a variety of sights, people and cultures that is second to none. LA, embraced by the ocean and mountains in southern California, attracts people from all over the world.

In order to better explore Los Angeles, the region is divided into 10 districts:

District 1: Beach Cities / LAX
With coastal attractions and famous surfing spots stretching south from Malibu to San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles, LA Beachfront communities are the epitome of endless California summer. Santa Monica beachgoers delight with the legendary Santa Monica Pier and the numerous shops on Third Street Promenade. Malibu The Getty Villa offers 43 miles of beaches and a variety of activities in the Santa Monica Mountains. Venice Beach is known for Ocean Front Walk, Muscle Beach, the many outdoor basketball courts, and Abbot Kinney Boulevard, also known as the Coolest Block in America. Marina del Rey is one of the world's largest man-made marinas. San Pedro, south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX for short), has the LA World Cruise Center, the Battleship IOWA and CRAFTED, a marketplace for local handicrafts. Find the best Beach Cities / LAX hotels and explore LA's 115 km long coastline.

District 2: Beverly Hills
In Beverly Hills, from the world-famous Rodeo Drive to the 5-star restaurants and hotels, all signs point to luxury. On the Rodeo Drive, the top address for designer brands, boutiques and haute couture stores, more than 100 designers from Anne Fontaine to Saint Laurent Paris have their shops. There is another tourist attraction near Rodeo Drive: the Paley Center for Media, where visitors can browse, watch or listen to 120,000 TV shows and radio programs. Many of LA's best restaurants are in Beverly Hills, including Thomas Keller's Bouchon and Scarpetta im Montage. The most luxurious hotels include the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Wilshire, Four Seasons, L’Ermitage, Montage and the Peninsula.

District 3: Downtown / LA Metro
Downtown Los Angeles offers top attractions within walking distance, exceptional restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. In the spectacular L.A. LIVE Entertainment complex waiting for visitors to popular attractions such as this GRAMMY Museum, Lucky Strike Lanes and the Regal Cinemas. The STAPLES Center is home to the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks and also the venue for major concerts. The Walt Disney Concert Hall home to the Music Center, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ahmanson Theater and the Mark Taper Forum. The Museum of Contemporary Art shows a renowned permanent exhibition and changing traveling exhibitions. This is located in the historical Exposition Park California Science Center, the California African American Museum, the LA Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena, and the Natural History Museum.

District 4: Hollywood
For millions of tourists, Hollywood is of course a must when visiting Los Angeles. This includes the glamor of “Tinseltown” in the TCL Chinese Theater and also the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on which artists have been immortalized for more than 50 years. The Oscars are awarded in the modern Dolby Theater. The Universal Studios Hollywood are a world famous theme park with the breathtaking “Transformers: The Ride 3-D”. In addition, Hollywood has shops and restaurants in the Hollywood & Highland Center and the delicious, multicultural eateries of Thai Town and Little Armenia close by.

District 5: Neighboring regions
Greater Los Angeles is made up of five boroughs: LA, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura. The diversity of Greater LA is extraordinary, ranging from the desert to the sea and from the mountains to the valley. In the nearby San Bernardino Mountains, alpine adventures are on the horizon Bear Mountain and possible in the neighboring Snow Summit resort. The famous Disneyland located just 45 minutes south of downtown LA in Anaheim. The is even further south SeaWorld San Diego as well as the world famous San Diego Zoo. Bargain hunters and shopping fanatics get their money's worth in the outlet malls. Outside of LA are top quality outlet malls, including Camarillo Premium Outlets and Desert Hills Premium Outlets.

District 6: Pasadena
Pasadena has a world-famous stadium, renowned cultural and educational facilities, and some of the best hotels and restaurants in Los Angeles. In the landmark Rose Bowl UCLA Bruins football games, the Rose Bowl Flea Market every month, the Rose Bowl every year, and the spectacular July 4th fireworks show. The renowned Huntington Library is a cultural highlight of LA and the Norton Simon Museum has an impressive collection of European art. The Gamble House is a masterpiece of the Craftsman style and the historical one Pasadena Playhouse has been the state theater of California since 1937. You can shop in Old Pasadena, the open-air shopping mile Paseo Colorado and the South Lake Avenue.

District 7: Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a vibrant city with a beach vibe, outstanding hotels with ocean views over the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. The city was named by National Geographic among the Top 10 best beach towns in the world elected. The most famous attractions are the legendary Santa Monica Pier - which is the end point of the Route 66 forms - as well as the Third Street Promenade and the many restaurants, shopping streets and cultural offers that have attracted many stars for decades. Award-winning Santa Monica cuisine is known for fresh ingredients from the Farmers Market, international influences, and open-air dining with ocean views. You can get the perfect LA beach look in trendy boutiques and the Santa Monica Place, an open-air shopping paradise on three floors. Santa Monica can of course also be explored by bike. Those who devote themselves entirely to the Californian lifestyle do yoga on the beach or use the Pacific Ocean for surfing.

District 8: The Valley
In the (San Fernando) Valley you will find the film studios, excellent restaurants and natural and cultural attractions. Many of LA's most renowned sushi restaurants are on the "Sushi Row" in Studio City and numerous boutiques and second-hand shops invite you to stroll. The vibrant NoHo Arts District in north Hollywood is home to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and numerous cafes, boutiques and theaters. Nature lovers will find Griffith Park, the largest urban park in the United States, with the Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo and what your heart desires on the kilometers of hiking trails. in the Valley Performing Arts Center First class performances are shown in an exclusive, environmentally friendly environment. in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum the former Air Force One (a modified Boeing 707), a replica of the Oval Office and a piece of the Berlin Wall can be admired.

District 9: West Hollywood
West Hollywood (also known as “WeHo”) is one of the best neighborhoods in LA, with streets like Sunset and Robertson Boulevard and a dedicated gay community. On the Sunset Strip the well-known venues such as the House of Blues and the Comedy Store, the vibrant Saddle Ranch Chop House and the exquisite cuisine of Herringbone are located. The Robertson Boulevard is known for its exclusive fashion boutiques. The Schindler House on Kings Road (833 N. Kings Rd), built in 1922, is considered to be the first house in the modern style. WeHo has the largest LGBT community in Southern California and hosts the annual June Gay Pride Parade and the Halloween Costume Carnaval, which draws hundreds of thousands of partygoers. The Abbey is probably the most famous of the numerous clubs and bars in WeHo, which are mostly concentrated on Santa Monica Boulevard.

District 10: The Westside
The Westside is known for the best restaurants, exclusive boutiques and excellent cultural offers. Shopaholics come to the trendy Third Street boutiques, the couture shops on the Rodeo Drive, popular shopping malls like The Grove and the Beverly Center as well as the Original Farmers Market, the symbol of the region, at their own expense. Well-off Brentwood has and is home to exclusive shops and restaurants on Montana Avenue Getty Center in the Santa Monica Mountains. Culture lovers should check out Museum Row with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Craft & Folk Art Museum and the Page Museum in the La Brea Tar Pits not to be missed. In Century City digital projections and a conventional photo exhibition can be admired in the Annenberg Space for Photography.

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