Take a trip to the City of Angels. Los Angeles is the second largest metropolitan area in the United States and one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Its year-round mild climate and proximity to the Pacific Ocean make it not only a surfers’ paradise, but a prime locale for the urban explorer. Those with a keen eye for design, craftsmanship and hospitality choose accommodations in the innumerable boutique hotels of Los Angeles when visiting this thrilling metropolis.
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La Brea: Art Museums and Prehistoric History
History buffs and art enthusiasts alike delight in visiting the La Brea section of Los Angeles. The prehistoric La Brea tar bits have borne thousands of fossils from now extinct animals that used to roam North America; the sabre-toothed tiger, mastodon and ground sloth, just to name a few. Visitors to the La Brea tar pits are taken on a virtual time-machine ride as they feast their eyes upon skeletons of magnificent and massive creatures that once ruled this continent. At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, right next to the tar pits, a collection of works by such masters as Picasso, Matisse and more await. Guests will also discover ancient sculptures, statues, vintage prints and wood carved figures. A truly authentic Los Angeles adventure should be enjoyed from one of the countless meticulously designed and decorated boutique hotels of Los Angeles.
Los Feliz: See Stars at Griffith Observatory
Built in 1935 to bring astronomy to the masses, Griffith Observatory today boasts a range of telescopes for stargazing and planetary observation. The daily shows that explore the origins of our universe, astronomy and extraterrestrial life are out-of-this-world. While in the neighbourhood, it’s recommended to stop by the Los Angeles zoo & botanical gardens. It’s right around the corner from the observatory and here there is an array of creatures and plants from all over the globe to observe – from poison dart frogs to meerkats to Chilean wine palms.
Santa Monica: Games, Rides and Shopping
When visiting Los Angeles for the first time, the Santa Monica pier cannot be missed. Built in 1909, this world famous pier has been showcased in countless films and guests can even ride the Ferris wheel for astonishing vistas of the California coastline, or play classic funfair games at the Playland Arcade. When staying at a chic Los Angeles boutique hotel, every visitor will want to look the part of a stylish Angeleno. The 3rd Street Promenade has more than four blocks of shopping options for every type of taste. The al fresco dining options are equally popular as well. Tar & Roses and Michaels are local favourites.
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