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Inside Background
Los Angeles and the surrounding areas are famous for their modern...
Last edited: November 12, 2014
Los Angeles has some of the country's best museums.  The Museum of Contemporary...
Last edited: August 01, 2014
The primary safety concern here is traffic.  Local highways and interstates are...
Last edited: September 21, 2015
Before it became the teeming metropolis of Los Angeles, this area of California...
Last edited: August 06, 2011
Los Angeles is a city of four million people in an area of just under 500...
Last edited: September 05, 2016
Local Authors: Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and moved to Los...
Last edited: November 16, 2013
Los Angeles Area Travel Information Resources There are many valuable travel...
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Any time of the year is a great time to visit L.A.  You can expect warm and...
Last edited: December 19, 2012
Picking the perfect hotel is a 2-part process: 1. Select the neighborhood you...
Last edited: December 26, 2011
Finding the Perfect L.A. Hotel Picking the perfect hotel is a 2-part process...
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The following hotels and apartments have some rooms that can accommodate 5 to...
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Recommendation #1: Provide ESSENTIAL info. Most questions will get maximum...
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Most questions on the Forum have been asked before.  To Look up...
Last edited: June 26, 2014
The list below is an introduction to the misconceptions that visitors (and...
Last edited: April 07, 2015
Richard Neutra VDL House This architectural gem is open for tours on Saturdays...
Last edited: December 11, 2008
On a humble thoroughfare in very ordinary Culver City you will find a most...
Last edited: June 18, 2015
If are planning a visit to Los Angeles, or if you live in Los Angeles and are...
Last edited: April 14, 2015
Free wi-fi can be found just about everywhere! Here are just some of the...
Last edited: June 19, 2014
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BEACH COMPARISON Descriptions of the beach areas in Los...
Last edited: October 04, 2015
Weather Weather in Los Angeles tends to be sunny year-round, which is what...
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The first question to ask – what do you want to see or do while in Los Angeles...
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An overview of GREATER L.A. People mean different things when they say "Los...
Last edited: September 08, 2015
Before posting questions on the Forum, look at the following: 1. The website of...
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L.A. FAQs: Where to Stay The first question to ask – what do you want to see or...
Last edited: January 07, 2012
Inside Transportation
Air Transportation In the Los Angeles, Metropolitan area, there are 5 (five...
Last edited: October 06, 2016
Forget all the negative information about public traffic in LA. It's just as...
Last edited: December 07, 2015
TAXIS Unlike other American cities, taxis are usually not flagged down at the...
Last edited: June 29, 2015
How the trains connect to the airports... There are 2 rail companies in the...
Last edited: October 06, 2014
Things to Know Before Traveling to Bob Hope Airport: The next best airport...
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Greyhound Bus lines is the national bus company.  In L.A., it operates out...
Last edited: April 15, 2012
CAR RENTAL/CAR HIRE IN LOS ANGELES Where To Pick Up Your Car   Should I rent a...
Last edited: August 03, 2015
Carnival Cruise Lines charge $30 per person to transfer from LAX to their Long...
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  There are two ports in the L.A. area: the Carnival Cruise Port in Long Beach...
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Depending on when your flight is, you may want to consider taking surface...
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Within the greater Los Angeles Area, there are several transportation options...
Last edited: August 19, 2016
There are five major amusement parks -- Disneyland Park, Disney California...
Last edited: August 04, 2016
From November 1st through the middle of April one of the most exciting things...
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Make sure you have access to GPS Navigation/Sat Nav as this truly is a...
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Los Angeles is extremely spread out.  It can take an hour to drive from one...
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Shuttle service between LAX and the city of Santa Monica The Santa Monica...
Last edited: August 28, 2015
TAP CARD DEALERS   TAP Card Stores in Los Angeles County To find a TAP...
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The Los Angles TAP Card Explanation (TAP = Transit Access Pass) [Wikipedia] The...
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Los Angeles is served by five commercial airports, a major train station and...
Last edited: August 31, 2015
Los Angeles Union Station The Los Angeles Union Station, originally the Los...
Last edited: September 26, 2015
Inside Things to Do
Some ideas for a day trip around Los Angeles: Getty Center (Hilltop Art Museum...
Last edited: April 01, 2013
Hear NoHo Come out to the wildly popular Hear NoHo event in the the North...
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 Los Angeles is a good city to explore with children.  Being close to...
Last edited: July 31, 2015
Below is a list of attractions within the city of Los Angeles as well as in...
Last edited: September 24, 2015
Art and Cultural Museums Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the...
Last edited: July 12, 2015
Dance Clubs LA’s nightclub scene, like most other cities, is constant in its...
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Downtown Angels Flight For just 50 cents (or 25 cents for holders of valid...
Last edited: January 18, 2014
Stage Downtown’s Ahmanson Theatre continually puts on Broadway hits like Death...
Last edited: July 01, 2010
Los Angeles covers an enormous area and the shopping is spread out, as well...
Last edited: June 01, 2010
Spectator Sports: LA Dodgers: Baseball. Official website of the club...
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These are 12 bullet-point suggestions that you might find helpful: 1.      The...
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If you have a motorbike licence, have a look at hiring a Harley for a couple of...
Last edited: September 02, 2010
Cool Artwalks in LA: Downtown LA, Culver City, Mid-Wilshire (Beverly Blvd./La...
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Downtown Los Angeles: Olvera Street and Chinatown Downtown Los Angeles is the...
Last edited: November 04, 2009
Celebrities Staying in Hollywood doesn’t guarantee that you’ll see celebrities...
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Staying in Hollywood doesn’t guarantee that you’ll see celebrities. To be...
Last edited: November 14, 2011
Southern California Wine Country is just 90 minutes away from Los Angeles. Plan...
Last edited: July 29, 2013
Los Angeles is a city dominated by automobiles and its rugged, moutainous...
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Los Angeles is a city of about 4 million people in an area of just under 500...
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Keeping Connected -- Mobile Phones, Wi-Fi, etc For those visiting the U.S...
Last edited: June 15, 2016
The L.A. Metro Area offers events that happen only at special times. These...
Last edited: July 07, 2015
Walking Tours of popular neighborhoods or attractions in the L.A. metro area...
Last edited: August 22, 2015
LA is the second largest city in the United States of America, located on the...
Last edited: June 13, 2014
Here is a link to some images of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Pictures
Last edited: March 26, 2009
Marina del Rey Annual Summer Concerts If you're traveling to LA during July and...
Last edited: June 02, 2009
Montana Avenue's businesses will celebrate their first annual Halloween Hop on...
Last edited: December 16, 2008
The Velveteria is a museum of black velvet painting, it really is an epicenter...
Last edited: February 23, 2014
Planning Your Time How long does it take to see popular sights: Some of the...
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Los Angeles is a popular tourist city, full of Hollywood lights and movie...
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Santa Clarita Valley If you head about 40 minutes north on I-5, you'll come to...
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Two companies offer passes that 'bundle together' admission to many...
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On Venice Boulevard in the funky Los Angeles neighborhood of Mar Vista lurks a...
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Helpful tips for a U.S. Southwest trip: 1. Do your research on Trip Advisor...
Last edited: July 08, 2007
Los Angeles and the surrounding area is home to a variety of professional and...
Last edited: September 23, 2016
When most people think of Los Angeles they think of urban activities, but Los...
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Visiting Los Angeles for the First Time: Some Helpful Perspective and Ideas Los...
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Amusement and Theme Parks AMUSEMENT AND THEME PARK INFORMATION -- In the Los...
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Tipping Practices Below is a link to a concise list of Tipping Practices in the...
Last edited: May 01, 2015
  If you happen to be in Los Angeles area, don't miss an opportunity to...
Last edited: January 20, 2012
Universal Studios Hollywood is located in Universal City, California just off...
Last edited: December 16, 2008
The HOLLYWOOD sign is one of the international symbols of Los Angeles and many...
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Come experience the Historic Heritage Valley as Fillmore & Western Railway...
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Shopping The neighborhoods below are listed from west to east (and within each...
Last edited: October 03, 2016
ACME Comedy Theatre is a 99-seat theatre located 1/2 block south of Beverly...
Last edited: September 19, 2006
The historic Angels Flight Railway (no apostrophe in "Angels") opened in...
Last edited: May 30, 2013
Just south of Marina del Rey, is the quiet yet active Ballona Wetlands...
Last edited: March 28, 2012
This is a great place to get those specialty designer brands at discount...
Last edited: December 21, 2007
Echo Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. This northeast...
Last edited: June 28, 2014
The El Capitan theater is a beautiful historic landmark in Los Angeles. It was...
Last edited: August 18, 2012
One of two Forest Lawn's in the LA area, basting monuments, a wedding chapel...
Last edited: March 18, 2009
    The Gardenia Club is a small, pleasant caberet style club with excellent...
Last edited: July 19, 2006
Comprising over 4,000 acres, Griffith Park one of the largest urban parks in...
Last edited: December 20, 2012
Guideline Tours offers daily tours to and around: Downtown LA- Olvera Street...
Last edited: November 10, 2010
Hollywood Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the...
Last edited: February 02, 2009
The Hollywood Reservoir offers a panoramic view of the Hollywood sign and a...
Last edited: August 13, 2009
Hollywood Walk of Fame--Hollywood Boulevard A  tribute to over 2000 artists who...
Last edited: May 30, 2014
HORN is a standout among the chicest boutiques along trendy Robertson Blvd...
Last edited: December 18, 2008
iFly Hollywood is a place to do indoor skydiving. It is a wind-tunnel that...
Last edited: October 02, 2009
The  La Brea Tar Pits is the world's richest site for ice age fossils and I...
Last edited: July 11, 2006
Leimert Park, as filmmkaer and resident John Singleton noted, is "the Black...
Last edited: February 26, 2010
Located at: Berth 84 in the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, CA inside the the...
Last edited: September 29, 2009
  The home of Charles Fletcher Lummis is a must see stop on the itinerary of...
Last edited: January 05, 2014
Jewish cemetery includes a mosaic on the Jewish experience in America, plus...
Last edited: March 19, 2009
The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) has relocated to 136 W. 4th Street, Los Angeles...
Last edited: August 20, 2009
Small  cemetery with a large number of graves of stars and other Hollywood folk.
Last edited: March 18, 2009
Beautiful theater. Well worth a visit, and features quite a bit of history. For...
Last edited: December 18, 2008
Temescal Gateway Park offers miles of hiking for everyone from starters to...
Last edited: September 01, 2008
The Grove is an midrange outdoor shopping center with 'young fashions...
Last edited: November 16, 2013
The Farmers Market area is really two things: the original Farmers Market, an...
Last edited: September 23, 2014
Beautiful campus!  There's always something going on at campus: movies...
Last edited: January 24, 2009
History on Venice Beach, California can be found on here. It is a very...
Last edited: December 18, 2008
Check out these videos of different characters on the boardwalk, they totally...
Last edited: November 29, 2012
Inside Dining Scene
This vast metro area has plenty of restaurants to suit every taste.  Whether...
Last edited: December 18, 2008
Breakfast in the "City of Angels" is at its best at the Original Pantry at the...
Last edited: June 11, 2007
Picanha Bar & Grill - Bringing the office workers for a luncheon meeting or...
Last edited: September 30, 2010
Hobbes310 started a fun topic in the forum regarding famous and landmark...
Last edited: April 03, 2014
Where are the Nightclub Hot Spots? L.A. is a fast-paced city and nightclubs are...
Last edited: August 10, 2014
Wolfgang Puck's Spago Restaurant has great service, excellent food and good...
Last edited: June 10, 2008
Abbot's pizza is a delightful little pizza shop.  A full menu.
Last edited: April 05, 2006
Cinecitta has gone online!  Check out the menu, weekly specials, coupons and...
Last edited: April 10, 2009
Venice Bistro is located right on the Venice Boardwalk, with a second story...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
One of the most visually striking restaurants in LA.  Set in a room that was...
Last edited: July 24, 2008
Compari's has amazing pizza, especially the Vegeterian Pizza, and the pastas...
Last edited: February 14, 2007
Cork 
  The Cork is a throw back experience to the days when you went to a...
Last edited: December 18, 2008
In the heart of West Hollywood, California, upscale Indian restaurant Electric...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
The Encounter restaurant is located in the Theme Building located at the center...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
Excellent view, margaritas that are addictive, and the oysters are to die for...
Last edited: September 18, 2009
KUISHIMBO Great food at a cheap price.  For about 10 dollars you can eat in a...
Last edited: September 16, 2006
1512 Pacific Ave,   Venice 90291 Btwn Zephyr CT & Windward Ave...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
Open around the clock. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, plently of parking...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
If you're in LA, the place to go is Pastis Restaurant.  It's one of LA's best...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
Fabulous pizzas at Mozza, lively atmosphere, hip urban decor in brick and...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
Sakura Restaurant is the best Japanese Food Restaurant in WLA for the price, if...
Last edited: May 05, 2007
Shanghi diamond has very good food that is kosher. They have chinese food and...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
Shik do Rak is located in Korea Town.  The workers might not speak very good...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
Featured in the film Swingers, this bar and restaurant features an old school...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
Authentic oak-paneled Victorian Pub & British Restaurant on two levels with...
Last edited: December 23, 2008
The Waterlily Cafe offers a friendly atmosphere with organic foods. For lunch...
Last edited: January 07, 2009
Inside United States: For Foreign Visitors
Currency  The United States uses the United States dollar as its currency. The...
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A little preparation will help simplify the process of entering the United...
Last edited: July 17, 2016
Despite the best of intentions, accidents and illness happen when away from...
Last edited: September 15, 2016
Temperature in the United States... How Hot is HOT? How Cold is COLD?   100°F...
Last edited: December 21, 2015
General: The standard American telephone number is ten digits, such as (555...
Last edited: April 12, 2014
While tipping is not mandatory in most of the United States, it is customary in...
Last edited: June 26, 2016
In many states motels, hotels and innkeepers of any description are subject to...
Last edited: September 21, 2014
Being victimized by scandalous businesses when traveling is one of the sad...
Last edited: February 28, 2015
Depending on where you travel to in the U.S. bottle/container deposit laws...
Last edited: October 02, 2010
I have in the past, hired from Alamo, but having never needed to amend...
Last edited: September 12, 2016
United States of America has a history of unified etiquette protocols that may...
Last edited: December 17, 2015
A discount shopping trip in the United States can be a real bonanza for...
Last edited: September 25, 2013
A popular holiday destination for international travellers is the United States...
Last edited: November 06, 2014
Canadian citizens flying between a Canadian and American airport require a...
Last edited: May 04, 2014
An important task prior to your international travel is to determine what visa...
Last edited: August 30, 2014
How to Save Money while travelling - Transportation A major expenditure when...
Last edited: October 20, 2014
When traveling, one of the major expenditures that must be planned is food and...
Last edited: September 19, 2014
A common discussion within travel communities is the question of independent...
Last edited: September 17, 2014
Before making international travel, it is important to determine the electrical...
Last edited: April 08, 2013
A common question seen on many of the Tripadvisor forums is something along the...
Last edited: October 26, 2014
  Some Anglophone Nations  United Kingdom On your first visit to the USA from...
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There are many Forum posts where people ask about how to use their Mobile Phone...
Last edited: August 24, 2016
When going for a holiday or even for a short trip a checklist with "not to...
Last edited: November 05, 2013
Eye Contact In the United States, most people consider it polite, and a...
Last edited: June 19, 2016
For those out there exploring the opportunity to travel around the world on a...
Last edited: September 18, 2014
Contents:  1. Understanding the "sales tax" on merchandise and food in the U.S...
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Travellers often schedule multiple cities during their holidays. When doing...
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The following links provide access to lots of travel and tourist information...
Last edited: December 10, 2014
This is a listing of SmartPhone and Tablet Apps that will be of benefit to the...
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One of the most common mistakes people make when traveling is being overly...
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Many visitors to the United States go to typical tourist areas like New York...
Last edited: September 09, 2016
In the U.S., there are certain customs about the young that may differ from...
Last edited: October 28, 2010
Everyone who arrives in the United States is processed by U.S. Customs and...
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It is always exciting to travel USA. But before you start travelling, you...
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If you are a citizen of a foreign country, and not a resident or citizen of the...
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