The Los Angeles Travel Guide
If you were to compile a list of reasons why you’d want to travel or live in a place – activities, sights, weather, restaurants, culture, people, nature – Los Angeles would arguably top the list among the world’s great cities. Its diversity and creativity are quite possibly unprecedented in history. Its geography is vast and varying, being the only major metropolitan city separated by a partially preserved mountain range. You could take the tired, sorry approach to its sprawl; “You need a car and traffic is the worst,” or you can look at it this way: LA is like a dozen unique cities, expanding from a historic core, reflecting eras come and gone (and come again) like the rings of a tree. Get out of your car, be a living thing on this planet, and get amongst it.
For travelers and residents alike, this is a place where there is always a foreign cuisine to try, a new hike to explore, a different character to encounter. It’s a complex place, a bazaar of aggregate experience, who’s own natives are unsure what to make of it. Here you have the lives and work of millions of travelers over hundreds of years, photosynthesized in the Southern California sunshine. Embrace it and explore it, as they did.
It’s sprawl, both geographically and culturally, however, makes Los Angeles difficult to entirely absorb in a short visit, or even a lifetime. What is really worth seeing? What restaurants are really worthwhile? What would a champion who wants to enjoy life do in LA? Tourism and travel is certainly well documented in Los Angeles, but when digging through comprehensive lists of what LA has to offer, how can an unversed traveler know what actually captures the essence of such a great city?
The Los Angeles Travel Guide was started with a vision for providing travelers with a resource for experiencing Los Angeles the way native Angelenos would want it to be appreciated. We’re from LA, but you, unfortunately, by some cruel twist of fate, aren’t. Allow us to assist you. Completely sourced by Los Angeles writers, The LA Travel Guide is not an extensive overview of everything that one can do or see in LA, rather a look into activities, dining, nightlife, and sights that are actually unique, exciting, and fascinating to experience.