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Los Angeles (L.A.) is a very expansive city and the second largest city in the United States. It is the most populous city in the US State of California. Los Angeles is located in the southern part of California and therefore known for its Mediterranean climate. The population with 4 million inhabitants only in the municipal of L.A. is absolutely mixed.
L.A. is a global city with a diverse economy in entertainment, media, science, sports, research, fashion, education, culture, medicine and technology.
You will find still some old buildings downtown combined with an interesting mix with brand new offices. A ‘must see’ is also for adults Disneyworld, the Hollywood studios, the Paul Getty Museum and of course Beverly Hills.
For the shopping lovers the city provides the old part of Pasadena.
The city is located on the west coast on the Pacific Ocean, about 150 kilometers to the northwest of the border to Mexico. Famous Hollywood is a part of L.A., in contrast Beverly Hills and West-Hollywood are separate municipalities. So if you would like to expire more of the coast of the Pacific you can hire a car at the airport or in Beverly Hills.
The airport, which has the most important connections will the cities all over the world, is Los Angeles International (LAX). Only 24 kilometers to the southwest of the city center it is located.
There are shuttle buses from and to the metro stations of Aviation and Union. There is no public transport to the airport.
Located more in the east are the other airports:
Long Beach Aiport (LGB)
Bob Hope Airport (BUR) – Burbank
Orange County – John Wahne Airport (SNA), special for Disneyland and the beaches
Ontario Airport (ONT)
The Transportation Authority (MTA) provides the public transport in the city. There is an extensive bus network but the only ones there are not get stuck in the traffic are called 'Metro Rapid’.
These buses have right of way everywhere and move between the best-known places in Los Angeles. So it is recommendable for visitors of L.A.
Traffic and Parking:
The city has an extensive though very complicated network of highways. Twenty-seven highways run through the city. Therefore you should prepare yourself well before driving there and look at a detailed roadmap.
Parking in the street is paid. Only hybrid cars can park for free in the city. The se cars need to be marked by a special sticker.
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