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Los Angeles is a young city where nothing seems to be more than 30 years old and it is a city where people flock to this historical vacuum trying to live like the celebrities.

And what better place? Bring your sense of style and an attitude; both are mandatory in this city of stars.

Walk through Los Angeles and watch the sunset over the Pacific in Santa Monica or stay to see the sights, the stars of the Walk of Fame, the Universal Studios, the >Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Sign and go shopping in the famous street of Rodeo Drive.

The Hollywood sign

Hollywood Sign Los AngelesThe Hollywood sign is 50 ft. high, 30 ft. wide, slightly erratic letters on Mt. Lee in Griffith Park, the symbol of the Los Angeles.

The original 1923 sign was HOLLYWOODLAND and was an advertisement for a new subdivision in the Hollywood Hills. The sign has been a target of many college, which have made it read everything from "Hollyweird" to "Ollywood".

A fence keeps you at a distance of 40 ft. The sign makes frequent appearances in films and television programs set in or around Hollywood, and appears in the background of the logo of 20th Century Fox.

Although the Sign's appearance and purpose have evolved over the years, its basic aspirational message remains the same: This is a place where magic is possible. This is a symbol of the American dream.


Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Grauman's Chines Theatre Los AngelesGrauman's Chinese Theatre was created as a Chinese temple, this monumental, eye-catching theatre is a Hollywood icon that regularly rolls out out the red carpet for movie premieres.
The sculptures on the exterior columns of the facade -"Heaven Dogs"- were imported from China, where they supported a Ming Dynasty temple.

In the theatre you can find a collection of celebrity foot and handprints pressed into cement as well as other stars trademarks, including Whoopi Goldberg's dreadlocks. The Chinese Theatre was commissioned following the success of the closer Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, opened in 1922.

Built over 18 months, beginning in January 1926 by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman,the theater in the end opened May 18th.

Walk of Fame

Tourists along Hollywood Blvd. stop mid-stride to watch at the sidewalk's over 2000 bronza-inlaid stars of the Walk of Fame, where you can find the names of the famous and also of the infamous. Stars are awarded for achievements in one of five categories: movies, radio, TV, recording and live performance. Only Gene Autry has all five stars.

The Walk of Fame was created in 1958: many honorees received multiple stars during the first phase of installation for contributions to separate categories; however, the practice in recent years has been to honor individuals with only a handful of previous honorees being awarded additional stars. In 1978, Los Angeles designated the Walk of Fame as a Historic-Cultural Monument.

The Walk of Fame began with 2,500 blank stars, then a total of 1,558 stars were awarded during its next sixteen months. Since then, about two stars have been added per month. By 1994, more than 2,000 of the original stars were filled, and additional stars extended the Walk to La Brea Avenue, where it now ends at the Silver Four Ladies of Hollywood Gazebo (where you can find the stras of The Beatles and Elvis Presley).


Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive is in the greedy heart of Los Angeles and it is famous for its clothing luxurious boutiques and jeweleryshops and is a part of the Golden Triangle, a wedge formed by Beverly Dr., Wilshire Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. In this ultramodern street you can find GP Deva,on eof the most famous and expensive beauty centre in the world, built to look like an old Italian church.

The famous shops of Cartier, Gucci and Chanel sits on prime real estate, with rents approaching $40,000 per month. At the south end of Rodeo Drive there is a pedestrian shopping complex that features Versace, Tiffany and salons of the stars. Here you can find also the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, one of the setting of the famous film, Pretty Woman.


Griffith Park

If you need a breath of fresh air and a respite from the stressful city life, go to the Griffith Park, the largest municipal park of all the United States with its 4107 acres, placed in the hills between U.S. 101, I-5, and Rte.134.

A strong contrast to the concrete heights of the centre of Los Angeles and the star-studded streets of Hollywood: the park's dry grass foothills and scrub-forested valleys are the site of many outdoor trips. Here you can find about 52 miles of hiking trails, three golf courses, a planetarium, a zoo, some museums and the 6000-seats Greek Theatre. There you can find several equestrian trails and places to saddle up.


El Pueblo Historic Park

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical monument is the historic birtplace of Los Angeles and it is surrounded by Cesar Chàvez Avenue, Alameda Street, Hollywood Fwy. and Spring Street.

Established in 1825, la plaza is the centre of El Pueblo, and hosts a lot of festivals as the Mexican Indipendence Celebration on September 16th. Walking through the area, check out the plaques on the walls and sidewalks for all sorts of fun historical facts about the area and its former inhabitants.


Music Center

The Music Center is a huge, amazing buiding most easily identified by the sweeping silver curves of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. This gorgeous 2265-seat structure is the brand-new home of the L.A. Philarmonic and the L.A. Master Chorale.

The musical fun continues next door with the Dorothy Chandler Pavillon, home of the L.A. Opera that houses also the Academy Awards.
The Mark Taper Forum and the Ahmanson Theatre are also part of the Music Center, known for their classy shows.


Santa Monica, Malibu, Venice beaches and sea

Venice Beach Santa Monica is famous more for its lively shoreside than for its surf.

The famous pier is the heart of Santa Monica Beach and home to the roller coasters, arcades, and Ferris wheels of Pacific Park. Visit the small aquarium and look for the free Tv show tickets closer to the north entrance of the pier. The paved Ocean front walk is a mini-freeway for cyclists, skaters and runners.

South of the pier on the ocean front walk, skilled players match wits at the public chess table in the International Chess Park. North of Santa Monica along the Pacific Coast Highway, the cityscape gives way to appealing stretches of sandy, sewage-free shoreline.

The beaches of Malibu are really clean, relatively uncrowded and the best in Los Angeles Country for surfers, sunbathers and swimmers. Venice is a carnivalesque beach town where you can admire the best artists' sculpt masterpieces in sand and graffiti.

Manhattan Beach is perfect for surfing; Hermosa Beach, L.A. Country's most popular urban beach, is also one of the cleanest.

The Universal Studios

The Universal Studios is one of the most famous movie and television studios that have the world's first and largest movie-themed amusement park.

Hollywood is the most popular tourist attraction in Tinseltown. The signature Studio Tour tram brings riders face-to-face with King Kong and Jaws and wanders past blockbusters sets as the War of the Wolds, Apollo 13, Jurassic Park, Psychio and many more.

The 45 minutes tour is flanked by a lot of interactive attractions. The live stunts and pyrotechnics at waterworld are gorgeous, and you can test your mettle by participating in Fear Factor Live.


Disneyland

Disneyland Anaheim Los AngelesDisneyland opened in 1955 and by now has been visited by about 515 million of people.

In its first years it had not the size and the reputation of nowadays: they inauguration was very problematic, for the Walt Disney difficulties to find the funds needed for its construction and also because during the inauguration, in which were invited a lot of celebrities, the television and the press, the asphalt of the evening before, literally pasted the heels of ladies shoes.

In 1990 Disneyland Park became Disneyland Resort, indicating the expansion and the services available as hotels and restaurants. In 2005 the park celebrated its 50 anniversary with events and renovations, which in fact begun some years earlier.
Disnayland extends on an area of 344,000 m². The whole area is divided in sub-areas, the most famous Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.




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