Los Angeles – home of Brandon and Brenda, Pretty Woman, Mitch Buchannon and many other people you see on TV. Nr 18 biggest city in the World but hosts the whole word inside itself. China Town, Little Tokyo, Little Armenia, Little Ethiopia, Little Bangladesh, Koreatown, Eastside LA is only a top of an iceberg of the melting pot that is LA.
If you are in LA for a first time choosing a place to stay is like … Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Melrouse Place, Malibu, Santa Monica and all other fancy neighborhood you hear on TV. We were lucky to find cosy The Rose hotel in front of the ocean in the Venice beach and we couldn’t have been more lucky with the location.
Once a resort town now a trending LA neighborhood with its crazy freaky (in a good way) Beach Boardwalk.
Venice was founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town. It was an independent city until 1926, when it merged with Los Angeles. Today, Venice is known for its canals, beaches, and the circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, mystics, artists and vendors.
Around 20 km up the hills or 40 min Uber ride away from the ocean lies the center of the LA. The famous Olvera street is the birth place of LA (established end of XVIII century by Spanish settlers).
Once downtown LA was not the safest place to go for a stroll but now it is blooming. China Town and Little Tokyo is just next by and definitely worth a visit.
Yes yes yes the main attraction for all tourists! Come here to take a picture with you fav star on the walk of fame, shopping and clubbing at night (haven’t tried it but that was a tip of my Uber driver).
Summa summarum LA is great and it can be whatever you want it to be. Just go there and enjoy it. It’s better than they show it on TV.