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Los Angeles
1. Los Angeles officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621.It has a land area of 469 square miles and is located in Southern California.The city is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles Long Beach Santa Ana metropolitan statistical area and Greater Los Angeles Area region, which contain 13 million and over 18 million people in Combined statistical area respectively as of 2010, making it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and the second largest in the United States.Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated and one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States, while the entire Los Angeles area itself has been recognized as the most diverse of the nation largest cities.The city inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos. .....
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits.LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually. It holds more than 120,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series. .....
Walt Disney Concert Hall
3. Designed by architect FRANK GEHRY, Walt Disney Concert Hall, new home of the LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, providing both visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience.Through the vision and generosity of Lillian Disney, the Disney family, and many other individual and corporate donors, the city will enjoy one of the finest concert halls in the world, as well as an internationally recognized architectural landmark.From the stainless steel curves of its striking exterior to the state of the art acoustics of the hardwood paneled main auditorium, the 3.6 acre complex embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles and its orchestra. .....
Getty Center
4. Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.The Getty Trust may have more money to throw around on art than any museum in the world, but you go to the Getty Center to take a tram up a huge hill, enter the perfectly simple, calming, Richard Meier designed space, stroll around the gardens and maybe see a painting. Unlike museums in cities that do not own the entertainment industry, the Getty is always free. .....
Universal Studios Hollywood
5. Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the unincorporated Universal City community of Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios still in use. Its official marketing headline is The Entertainment Capital of LA, though during the summer it is often advertised as The Coolest Place in LA. It was initially created to offer tours of the real Universal Studios soundstages and sets. It is the first of many full fledged Universal Studios Theme Parks located across the world. Woody Woodpecker is the mascot for Universal Studios Hollywood. The entrance to the theme park may be accessed by the Metro Red line subway line at Universal City Station and other Metro bus routes.

Outside the theme park, a new, all digital facility near the Universal Studios backlot in an effort to merge all of NBCUniversal West Coast operations into one area. As a result, the current home for KNBC, KVEA and NBC News with Telemundo Los Angeles Bureaus with new digital facility on the Universal lot formerly occupied by Technicolor SA. Universal City includes hotels Universal Hilton & Towers, the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, the multi screen Globe Theatre, often used for banquets and receptions and Universal CityWalk, which offers a collection of shops and restaurants. In 2013, the park hosted 6,148,000 guests, placing it 17th in the world and 9th among North American parks. .....

Griffith Park
6. Griffith Park is the tenth largest municipally owned park in the United States and one of the largest urban parks in North America, spanning over 4,300 acres of land. Originally a part of the Spanish land grant, Rancho Los Feliz, the park was named for its former owner, Colonel Griffith J. Griffith, a Welsh industrialist and philanthropist. In 1896, Griffith bequeathed five square miles of his Rancho Los Feliz estate to the people of Los Angeles. Since Griffith original gift, further donations of land, along with city purchases and the reversion of private land to public domain, have expanded Griffith Park to its present size. Read on to find out the best attractions and activities in Griffith Park. .....
Hollywood Walk of Fame
7. Welcome to the official website of the Hollywood Walk of Fame where you will find the most comprehensive and accurate information on the Walk and its honorees. Enjoy exploring and learning more about the world most famous sidewalk and the celebrities it honors Breaking news about upcoming ceremonies is released first here. This is the only website sanctioned by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Walk of Fame.The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is excited to announce the Class of 2015 Star Honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We know that the new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry, and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the Hollywood community and fans from around the world who visit Hollywood every year, stated Maureen Schultz, Chair of the Walk of Fame selection committee for 2014 2015. We look forward to welcoming all our new honorees to one of the most popular tourist attractions in California. .....
Petersen Automotive Museum
8. The Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example. Encompassing more than 300,000 square feet, its exhibits and lifelike dioramas feature more than 150 rare and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Covering four floors, the facility features permanent exhibits on the first floor that trace the history of the automobile.

Visitors are invited to walk through, not by, exhibits and dioramas and experience settings of early Los Angeles where the world first shopping district was designed. The second floor presents five rotating galleries with state of the art displays of race cars, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, concept cars, celebrity and movie cars, and auto design and technology. The May Family Discovery Center is located on the third floor. Designed to spark interest in science by way of the automobile, the 6,500 square foot, interactive hands on learning center teaches children basic scientific principles by explaining the fundamental functions of a car. A spectacular all glass penthouse conference center, Founder Lounge and kitchen, comprise the fourth floor, which is available for special events and functions. The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors. .....

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
9. Discover your world past and present. See dinosaurs in our new Dinosaur Hall, including the world only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series. Get the behind the scenes look at how scientists work on fossils at our Dino Lab. See 240 specimens, including skeletons from mastodons to whales, animal dioramas from North American and Africa, and more.Stroll through our extensive Nature Gardens, and discover true stories about plants and animals in our Nature Lab.

See and touch more than 2,000 spectacular specimens displayed in our Gem and Mineral Hall, and enter into the vault to view diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and other exquisite gems. Our Butterfly and Spider Pavilions are open seasonally. Here you can wander through the changing ecosystem with over 30 species of fluttering butterflies all around you, or witness arachnids up close and personal. In 2003, the museum began a campaign to transform its exhibits and visitor experience. The museum reopened its seismically retrofitted renovated 1913 rotunda, along with the new Age of Mammals exhibition. in 2010. Its Dinosaur Hall opened in July 2011. A new Los Angeles history exhibition, Becoming Los Angeles, opened in 2013. The outdoor Nature Gardens and Nature Lab, which explore L.A. wildlife, also opened in 2013. .....

Hollywood Sign
10. The famed Hollywood Sign, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, is not only the remains of a past development project, but is now a symbol of Los Angeles that has reached iconic status. People from all over the globe envision the 45 foot tall, 350 foot long sign when they think of the city. The Hollywood Sign Trust, a non profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation of the sign, and in celebration of its recent anniversary, has restored the sign to immaculate condition.The beloved landmark fate has often been in question due to vandalism and neglect.

Originally read as HOLLYWOODLAND, it was supposed to be taken down once all surrounding property (now known as Beachwood Canyon) had been sold, but a caretaker was enlisted to maintain the sign. Evolving into HOLLYWOOD in 1949 to represent the city instead of the development project, the sign became so dilapidated it actually lost portions of letters. A renewed reverence saw prominent Angelenos such as Alice Cooper, Hugh Hefner, Gene Autry, Andy Williams and Warner Bros. Records donate whole letters to create a more permanent structure.Of course, none of this would be relevant if it were not the object of so many visitors and residents affection with the mystery of seeing the sign up close remaining just that a mystery. Fortunately, weve compiled a list of ways to see it up close and from afar, as well as from different angles. Today, viewers from all over can see the sign as it stands in its best condition ever, thanks to the recent repainting project in December of 2012. .....

Autry National Center
11. The very first hit movie shot in Hollywood was a western (The Squaw Man), and over the years the good old cowboy movie has played a big role the history of Tinseltown. Generations of kids thrilled to the adventures of Roy Rogers, Tom Mix, the Lone Ranger, and the original singing cowboy, Gene Autry.Well, now Los Angeles has its own Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, where those cowboy movie stars of yesteryear finally get the recognition and appreciation they rightly deserve.Do not imagine for a moment that this is some small, second rate undertaking.
This is a grand museum, both in size and scope. Walt Disney Imagineering designed the museum six permanent exhibition areas, and their professionalism shows. Prepare to be surprised by the museum size and sophistication.Just inside the main entrance, the museum boasts a spacious, formal lobby with marble floors, staffed by dignified docents in dark suits. And indeed, on this upper level, they take their art seriously. The large, dimly lit galleries with dark red carpeting would not seem out of place at L.A.C.M.A. or the Norton Simon Museum of Art. .....
Griffith Observatory
12. What could be a better place to observe the Sign than at the famous Griffith Park Observatory.Perched atop a high hillside overlooking all of Los Angeles, there are few more spectacular views to be found in the city.While you are there, take a tour of the newly renovated and updated Observatory (always free, though there may be a line) and explore some of the nearby walking trails that wind around the hills.Within the Park (the largest municipal park in the U.S.), you will also find horseback riding, playgrounds, the Los Angeles Zoo, and plenty of scenic nature to provide the perfect antidote to the city.Access to the Observatory is through Griffith Park, which has several entrances along Los Feliz Boulevard. See below for a detailed map and driving directions from Google. .....
Disneyland
13. Share magical family moments at the place that so much more than a theme park. Alive with Disney magic all year round, there always something unforgettable for the amazement of all ages.Two Disney Theme Parks teem with more than 50 rides and attractions while Disney shows and parades offer endless entertainment, including seasonal spectaculars. Plus, with Disney Village bustling nearby and sightseeing in Paris and the surrounding region right on your doorstep, you can experience it all at Disneyland Paris theme parks today. .....
Hollywood Boulevard
14. Chinese Theatre hosts many film premieres. One of its attractions is the famous cement forecourt containing hand and footprints of numerous screen legends, including John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Jack Nicholson, to name a few. Since its opening in May 1927, millions of movie patrons and visitors to Hollywood have been drawn to the theatre.Dolby Theatre is the crown jewel of the Hollywood & Highland Center retail, dining and entertainment complex located in the heart of Hollywood. The 3,400 seat theatre opened in November 2001 and soon thereafter became known to more than one billion people across the globe as the first permanent home of the Academy Awards. Readings and theatrical performances of L. Ron Hubbard fiction stories from a variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, western, mystery, thriller, horror, romance and others. The theater is located near Madame Tussaud, across the street from the Roosevelt HOTEL. You can view videos of prior performances at the website. .....
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
15. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels replaces the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, which was built in 1876 and severely damaged in the 1994 earthquake. After considerable controversy over the question of rebuilding the old structure, a decision was made to move to a new site in 1996. The former cathedral building was sold to to developer Tom Gilmore in 1999, who transformed it into a performing arts complex called Vibiana.When he announced the new site in 1996, Cardinal Roger Mahony also revealed that the new cathedral would be named the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, a title already approved by the Pope in 1945 when unfulfilled plans were made for reconstruction of St. Vibiana. The title reflects the original name of Los Angeles when it was founded in 1781 El Pueblo de nuestra Se .....
El Capitan Theatre
16. The El Capitan theater is a beautiful historic landmark in Los Angeles. It was renovated in 1991 with the original decor being restored. The architecture is simply stunning and takes you back in time. Its operated by Disney and shows new Disney releases as well as special showings. The tv show Jimmy Kimmel Live originated from the tv studio next door.A movie here, however, is not like a movie anywhere else because the El Capitan will takes it up a notch. Before the movie starts you are usually treated to an on stage song and dance number with Characters from your movie. The entry way and walls will be decorated with the theme of your film. It a child (or adults) fantasy After the movie always stop at the Disney Soda Fountain and studio store, which is connected to the El Capitain. There you can have lunch of indulge in one of their yummy desserts. Once youre done eating you can shop as well. .....
Olvera Street
17. World renowned Mexican marketplace for more than 75 years lined with historic buildings, authentic Mexican restaurants and vendor stalls selling everything from leather goods to artwork, clothing, imported crafts, candles, traditional Mexican wares and colorful souvenirs.Olvera Street is in the oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, and is part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Historically, it abutted the original Chinatown, which was later removed to its modern location to make way for Union Station. There are 27 buildings of various ages still standing on Olvera Street, including the Avila Adobe (1818), the Pelanconi House (1857), and the Sepulveda House (1887). Los Angeles was founded in 1781 by Spanish pobladores, on a site southeast of today Olvera Street near the Los Angeles River. They consisted of 11 families and were accompanied by a few Spanish soldiers. The new town was named El Pueblo de Nuestra Se .....
TCL Chinese Theatre
18. One of the most popular spots in Hollywood, TCL Chinese Theatre is best known for the hand and footprints in its forecourt. No matter how much tourists or locals claim that they are not star struck, within a few minutes of arriving at this historic landmark they are placing hands and feet in the cement prints or taking photos.The Chinese Theatre is one of the most beautifully preserved of the movie palaces from Hollywood golden era. The theatre opened on May 18, 1927, with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille The King of Kings and was the most spectacular theatre opening in motion picture history. Thousands of people lined Hollywood Boulevard and a riot broke out as fans tried to catch a glimpse of the glamorous movie stars and other celebrities arriving for the opening.

Since this first ceremony in 1927, when Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks placed hands and feet in wet cement, over 200 celebrity prints have accumulated in the Chinese Theatre forecourt. Theatre creator Sid Grauman (the Sid to whom you see many inscriptions written) stayed on as the Managing Director of Chinese Theatre until he died in 1950. Tours of the theatre are offered seven days a week and it just as easy and fun to buy a ticket and see the film currently playing. Today, The Chinese Theatre is sill the preferred theatre in Hollywood for studio premieres and fans still flock to these events to see the celebrities arrive and walk up the red carpet. .....

La Brea Tar Pits
19. The La Brea Tar Pits (or Rancho La Brea Tar Pits) are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed, in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt (also called asphaltum, bitumen, pitch or tarbrea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, the bones of animals that were trapped in the tar were preserved. The George C. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there. The La Brea Tar Pits are a registered National Natural Landmark. .....
Dolby Theatre
20. Dolby Theatre Management System (TMS) software simplifies and streamlines digital screen operations while maximizing all the advantages of digital cinema. It gives theatre personnel and network operations centers comprehensive central control over all presentationsfor a single screen, a large multiplex, or an integrator entire network.As an integral part of a networked Dolby Digital Cinema system, Dolby TMS software enables network control of up to three Dolby servers without any additional equipment. It also enables central network control of all the Dolby servers in a multiplex equipped with a Dolby Show Library.

From ingesting content and moving it even while playing, to drag and drop show assembly and fully automatic presentations, Dolby TMS software has been designed for operational simplicity, at a glance monitoring, and comprehensive remote control. Among its many features (see reverse), Dolby TMS software can be updated remotely, as can Dolby servers, and Dolby Web services allows interoperability with third party control systems.Dolby TMS software is easy to use, versatile, and powerful. The system integrates seamlessly with your other equipment, and offers the only digital cinema solution that draws from more than 35 years in the motion picture industry. .....

Mission San Fernando Rey de Espa
21. Located in a spacious valley named Santa Catalina de Bononia de los Encinos (St. Catherine of Bologna Valley of the Live Oaks). The valley had four springs that flowed strong, thus influencing the friar decision to build here, between the Missions in San Gabriel and San Buenaventura. Don Francisco Reyes, the alcalde of the Los Angeles, supposedly owned the property. Since the property was really owned by the Mission San Gabriel, he was removed and the padres took over his ranch house as living quarters.The first small chapel was raised within two months. Soon a granary, a storeroom and a weaving room were in operation. A year later a new church had to be built to accommodate the growing population. Seven years after it founding, there were over a thousand converts being housed on the property. In 1806, a third church was dedicated and completed.

On December 21, 1812 the earthquake hit that shook the church. It was found to be necessary to install thirty new beams and a new buttress to support the building. These repairs allowed it to survive additional earthquakes over the years.At its peak in 1819, Mission San Fernando had over 30,000 grapevines and a wine factory. In addition to the wine they had a large trade in hides and tallow. There were more than 21,000 head of livestock. The natives became skilled in leatherworking. They made shoes, clothes and saddles for their own use and for trading. In addition, they made large quantities of rawhide strips that were used in building. Since spikes and nails were rare, pieces of rawhide were used to tie structures together. .....

Grauman Egyptian Theatre
22. Builder Charles E. Toberman recruited Sid Grauman to open the first of the grand Hollywood movie palaces and in 1920 when it was first announced, the plans were for it to be designed in a Spanish style. The Egyptian Theatre cost $800,000, was constructed over 18 months and had a seating capacity of 1,771 (all on one level). The Egyptian theme was chosen for the name and decor to take advantage of the excitement drawn by the discoveries and searches in Egypt for ancient artifact such as King Tutankhamen tomb (which was discovered by Englishman Howard C. Carter on 26th November 1922five weeks after the Egyptian Theatre opened).

Architects Mendel Meyer & Phillip W. Holler of the Milwaukee Building Co. designed the building with decorator Raymond M. Kennedy in charge of decorative details. This theatre was among the first of many Egyptian Revival style theatres in the US.Robin Hood was shown at the first ever Hollywood Premiere at the grand opening of Grauman Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922 and continued to be screened until the first week of April 1923. The next attraction was The Covered Wagon followed by The Ten Commandments which premiered at the theatre on December 4, 1923. This was followed by The Thief of Bagdad and all had long runs, in fact Grauman Egyptian Theatre only played four movies in its first three years of operation. Grauman also presented an elaborate live stage show Prologue with each performance of the movies. .....

Staples Center
23. Staples Center is a large multi purpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. Opening on October 17, 1999, it is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area. It is owned and operated by the L.A. Arena Company and Anschutz Entertainment Group. The arena is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL) and the Los Angeles D Fenders of the NBA D League were also tenants until both franchises were discontinued the D Fenders moved to the Lakers practice facility at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California for the 2011 12 season. Staples Center is also host to over 250 events and nearly 4,000,000 guests a year. It is the only arena in the NBA shared by two teams. .....
Hollywood Bowl
24. We offer an all round entertainment experience with bowling, lane service, bar, cafe, music and games Each of our state of the art centres has a minimum of 18 lanes, and we have a range of packages and special discounts, including daytime deals and offers for concessions.We are experienced at keeping children happy and parents will love our pricesThe Hollywood Bowl is a 1920s amphitheater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States that is used primarily for music performances. The Hollywood Bowl is known for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches that graced the site from 1929 through 2003, before being replaced with a somewhat larger one beginning in the 2004 season.

The shell is set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills and the famous Hollywood Sign to the Northeast.The bowl refers to the shape of the concave hillside the amphitheater is carved into. The bowl is owned by the County of Los Angeles and is the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the host of hundreds of musical events each year. It is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue, north of Hollywood Blvd and the Hollywood & Highland subway station and south of Route 101. .....

Dodger Stadium
25. With a background that includes swaying palm trees and the San Gabriel Mountains there is no other ballpark that you could be at other than Dodger Stadium. It the third oldest ballpark behind Fenway Park and Wrigley Field, but Dodger Stadium looks as if it is one of the newest stadiums in baseball while keeping its classic charm. The Dodgers franchise was originally located in Brooklyn where they played at Ebbets Field for 44 seasons. Walter OMalley purchased the team in 1950 and began to work on having a new ballpark built for the Dodgers in Brooklyn. New York City politicians prevented OMalley from building a ballpark here leading him to look at other options. During this time period cities on the West Coast were growing tremendously, including Los Angeles. City officials from here were looking to attract a team. Unable to reach a deal to build a stadium in Brooklyn the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles after the 1957 season, along with the Giants who moved to San Francisco.

A move to Los Angeles led to the need for a new baseball stadium. In 1958 the city agreed to exchange 352 acres of land in Chavez Ravine to the Dodgers in exchange for the team to build a 50,000 seat stadium. Construction on the privately financed stadium began on September 17, 1959. While Dodger Stadium was under construction the Dodgers played at the Los Angeles Coliseum in front of the largest crowds to ever watch a baseball game. Dodger Stadium was originally to open in 1961 but landslides and lawsuits delayed construction by a year. On April 10, 1962 the Los Angeles Dodgers played their first game at Dodger Stadium against the Cincinnati Reds when over 52,000 fans packed the five level structure. Not only was Dodger Stadium home to the Dodgers during their inaugural first year, but it was also the home of the Los Angeles Angels who played here for three seasons before moving to Anaheim in 1966. .....

Port of Los Angeles
26. San Pedro is the home of The Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center. Major Cruise Lines offer vacation cruises to Baja California, the Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, and other destinations around the world. Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, the Cunard Line, the Disney Cruise Line, the Holland America Line, the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Catalina Express, along with other cruise lines offer frequent sailings that make San Pedro the busiest passenger port of call on the United States West Coast. Carnival Cruise Lines departs from Long Beach, California. San Pedro remains the easy and economical place to stay before and after your cruise. Find your your San Pedro Hotel discount deal here.Most Carnival Cruise Line Ships and some ships of the cruise lines owned by Carnival Corporation arrive and depart from Long Beach. All other Cruise ships depart from the The Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center in San Pedro. .....
Mark Taper Forum
27. With Michael Ritchie as its Artistic Director and Gordon Davidson its Founding Artistic Director, the 739 seat Mark Taper Forum is one of the top resident theatres in the country.. The theatre has guided and developed an impressive number of Tony Award winning and Pulitzer Prize winning plays, including Children of a Lesser God, The Shadow Box, The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America. The Taper was distinguished by having two of its plays The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America (Part One Millennium Approaches) receive in consecutive years the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, the first time for plays produced outside of New York.

Recent Taper productions include August Wilson King Hedley II, Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf, the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein Flower Drum Song with a new book by David Henry Hwang, David Mamet Romance, a revival of Anton Chekhov The Cherry Orchard with Annette Bening, David Hare Stuff Happens and Culture Clash Chavez Ravine and Water & Power. The Taper has a five to six play season which runs from January through December. .....

Universal CityWalk
28. Grab a quick snack. Relax over dinner. Mingle over cocktails. See a wild concert. Catch the latest movie. Dance the night away. You can do it all in one night. You can do it all in one place Universal CityWalk, Orlando hottest spot for entertainment.As popular with locals as it is with visitors, this 30 acre entertainment complex is Orlando ideal destination for a night of family fun, a place to hang out with friends, or a romantic evening for couples. In addition to its nightclubs, restaurants, shops and cinemas, CityWalk is also host to a variety of concerts and special events throughout the year.There only ONE place with anything and everything you want to make your nights come alive Universal CityWalk, The Entertainment Capital of Orlando. .....
Los Angeles City Hall
29. Los Angeles City Hall, completed 1928, is the center of the government of the city of Los Angeles, California, and houses the mayor office and the meeting chambers and offices of the Los Angeles City Council. It is located in the Civic Center district of downtown Los Angeles in the city block bounded by Main, Temple, First, and Spring streets. .....
State Historic Park
30. Los Encinos State Historic Park, at the corner of Balboa and Ventura Blvd. in Encino, California, was the hub of Rancho El Encino. Located in the San Fernando Valley, this California rancho includes the original nine room de la Ossa Adobe, the two story limestone Garnier building, a blacksmith shop, a natural spring, and a pond.The natural spring provided a year round source of water for the ancient village of Siutcanga, home to the Tongva people, for thousands of years. An excellent description of this village was recorded as part of the 1769 Portola Expedition. This Spanish expedition reached the San Fernando Valley and named it El Valle de Santa Catalina de Bononia de Los Encinos (The Valley of St. Catherine of Bononia of the Oaks).Located along a significant travel route between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, the property passed through many hands between the 1840s and the early 20th century. Today, the park contains exhibits related to the agricultural enterprises of Rancho El Encino various owners, including Mission Indian, Mexican Californio, French, and French Basque families. .....
Los Angeles Zoo
31. The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a 133 acre (54 ha) zoo founded in 1966 and located in Los Angeles, California. The City of Los Angeles owns the entire zoo, its land and facilities, and the animals. Animal care, grounds maintenance, construction, education, public information, and administrative staff are city employees.Red Ape Rain Forest, a recreation of a Southeast Asian jungle, opened in 2000 and houses Bornean orangutans. The 6,000 square foot (560 m2) mesh enclosure, which has openings for the guest path to go through, is shaped like a horizontal donut and backdropped by hibiscus, bamboo, and rubber trees. The apes can climb on artificial sway poles, branches, and vines placed throughout the exhibit or wade in a shallow stream.
Visitors enter the exhibit through an Indonesian pagoda, continue over the stream on a deck bridge, and arrive at a small pavilion with a glass viewing window. The path next leads to a large central deck where guests can view the entirety of the surrounding exhibit. Afterwards, guests proceed to an interpretive area with traditional Indonesian folklore and exit the exhibit area through another pagoda. .....
Museum of Tolerance
32. In the late 1980s, the Simon Wiesenthal Center gathered top museum leaders and representatives to discuss new ways of teaching tolerance to a younger generation. Since 1993, the Museum of Tolerance has encouraged visitors to contemplate the effects of intolerance with interactive exhibits on the Holocaust as well as present day discrimination. The guided, 70 minute sound and light presentation at the Holocaust exhibit recreates Nazi occupied Europe, and the Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves exhibit showcases diversity through the personal histories of several American celebrities, including Billy Crystal and Carlos Santana. Some of the museum features also examine more recent issues, such as the Tolerancenter, which highlights the struggles of the civil rights movement and enlightens museum goers on contemporary human rights violations. The museum also hosts special exhibitions, live testimonies from Holocaust survivors, and youth programs, such as anti bullying workshops. .....
Capitol Records Building
33. Capitol Records is a major American record label that is part of the Capitol Music Group and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Universal Music Group. Founded in 1942 by three industry insiders, the label has recorded and released material by artists such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, The Kingston Trio, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Glen Campbell, Megadeth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, and Katy Perry among many others. Eventually acquired by EMI (which merged with UMG in 2012), the label has released records in many musical genres. Its Los Angeles headquarters building Capitol Records Tower is a recognized landmark.The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriters Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva and record store owner Glenn Wallichs on April 9, 1942 in Hollywood, California. By 1946 Capitol had sold 42 million records and was established as one of the Big Six studios. .....
Arroyo Seco
34. Arroyo Seco Campground is a semi rustic, but developed facility in California westernmost national forest. It offers a great escape from bustling city life, into the mountain air and provides access to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.The campground offers views of the Ventana Wilderness mountain peaks and one small lake (water levels depend on the season). It is nestled into the hillside, surrounded by abundant shrubbery and large oak trees. It is situated next to the Arroyo Seco River at an elevation of about 1,200 feet. A variety of birds and wildlife make their home in the area. A splash of color greets visitors at the entrance gate, where a variety of plants in bloom. In the spring and fall, the leaves on the trees change to beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange, creating a beautiful scenic landscape. In the springtime, lupines bloom all around.

The campground offers sites that are both modern and more primitive, for single and double family occupancy. Campsites are available for tent or RV camping, however utility hookups are not provided and there is no dump station. Some sites are level and large enough to accommodate most RVs. Roads are paved throughout the campground.Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Campsites in the first loop offer accessible flush toilets, coin operated showers and drinking water. In the more primitive area of the campground, vault toilets are provided, as well as drinking water. Some sites are fully accessible.A group campsite is available for reservations and can accommodate up to 50 people and 10 vehicles. It provides tables and a campfire circle, as well as vault toilets and drinking water. .....

Campo de Cahuenga
35. The Campo de Cahuenga State Historic Park is located at 3919 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California USA, across the street from Universal Studios. The significance of this beautiful little park, an oasis of palm trees replete with a replica adobe building, seems all but forgotten. What is this place. Carl Laemmle, who in 1915 founded Universal Studios, said he was proud to be across the street from such an important historical site as Campo de Cahuenga.
Operated by the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks, Campo de Cahuenga is the site where in 1847 the Capitulation of Cahuenga was signed, effectively ending Mexican rule of California. The Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorials Association, affiliated with the park for 75 years, maintains a museum and stages community activities at the site. .....
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
36. A Mediterranean style pool and hot tub with private cabanas is featured at this Beverly Hills resort. Rooms offer a flat screen cable TV and Venice Beach is 9.5 miles away.Free Wi Fi for 1 device is available in all rooms at the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons HOTEL. A DVD player and an iPod docking station are offered and a minibar is included. Most rooms boast area views.Guests can relax in the full spa featured at the resort. Massage, facials, and organic treatments using Natura Bisse products are offered.
A fitness centre offering yoga classes and state of the art gym equipment is on site.Various dining options are available at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills. Cut, offering a steak and seafood menu created by Wolfgang Puck, and BLVD, with over 1,000 wine choices, are both located in the resort. The Pool Bar and Cafe offers casual poolside dining, serving sandwiches, Panini, salads, and desserts.The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is 15 minutes drive from the Beverly Wilshire. The Hillcrest Country Club is 5 minutes drive away. .....
Bradbury Building
37. The Bradbury Building is the oldest commercial building remaining in the central city and one of Los Angeles unique treasures.Behind its modest, mildly Romanesque exterior lies a magical light filled Victorian court that rises almost fifty feet with open cage elevators, marble stairs, and ornate iron railings. The identity of the building final architect is a subject of debate. Lewis Bradbury, a mining and real estate millionaire, commissioned Sumner Hunt to create a spectacular office building. Hunt turned in completed designs but was replaced soon after by George H. Wyman, who supervised construction.

According to Wyman daughters, he was asked to take over because Bradbury felt that Wyman could understand his own vision for the building better than Hunt, although there is no evidence that Wyman changed the design. Wyman later designed other buildings in the Los Angeles area, but the Bradbury Building (if indeed it was designed by Wyman) was to be his only work of lasting significance, whereas Sumner Hunt went on to design many other notable buildings, including the Southwest Museum. The building underwent complete restoration in the early 1990s as part of the Yellin Company Grand Central Square project. .....

Memorial Coliseum
38. The final hurdle was cleared Wednesday when the California Science Center gave final approval to a deal that not only grants the university control over the publicly owned Coliseum but also the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and nearly all of its revenue.In June, the governing board of the California Science Center unanimously approved the final part of a lease agreement for the Coliseum, paving the way for USC to operate and restore the historic landmark. USC took over the operations of the Coliseum and Sports Arena in Exposition Park in July.The agreement ensures that the Coliseum will remain the home of USC football for 98 years.

The deal also commits the university to spend up to $100 million on improvements to the Coliseum.USC has wanted to gain control of the Coliseum for years and has been in position to do so since the Coliseum Commission acknowledged two years ago that it would be unable to keep its promise to USC to make $50 million in improvements to the 90 year old facility. USC had previously offered to pay $100 million to renovate the Coliseum in exchange for the master lease, but the commission rejected it, believing a naming rights deal for the Coliseum would net just as much, if not more.The economy, however, crashed soon after, and with it went a couple of naming rights deals the commission was working on. .....

California African American Museum
39. Applied analysis and computation are essential to research in virtually every field of science and engineering. Modern engineering is, to a large extent, computational engineering. Computational and applied mathematics (CAAM) is the fundamental discipline that underlies practice and intellectual advancement in mathematical modeling, applied analysis, the development and analysis of numerical algorithms, and the implementation and dissemination of mathematical software. CAAM provides a key enabling technology for all aspects of computational engineering and numerical simulation.The CAAM faculty at Rice are leading researchers with international reputations.
There are cutting edge research activities in inverse problems, discrete and continuous optimization, computational neuroscience, partial differential equations (PDE), PDE constrained optimization, and large scale numerical linear algebra. Our work is often highly interdisciplinary and involves interaction with all of the other departments within the School of Engineering. .....
Santa Monica State Beach
40. For many the single greatest reason to visit Santa Monica is to enjoy the ultimate Southern California beach.Santa Monica has 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of well maintained California beach locations and enjoys on average 340 days of sunshine a year plus a nearly constant gentle ocean breeze. Cycling, movie shoots, beach volleyball games, and the finest of people watching all happen here, and it no wonder. People love to gather at this California beach, partially because it is so pristine.Santa Monica Beach in particular is a natural asset that we take great care to preserve the city of Santa Monica cleans and rakes the sand daily, and even offers a trash valet service on Fridays, weekends and holidays. Lifeguard stations are staffed during all daylight hours though the lifeguard headquarters provides 24 hour assistance year round. .....
Getty Villa
43. The project includes the remodeling of the existing J. Paul Getty Museum (a re creation of the Villa dei Papiri, a first century Roman country house) to create a new home for the Getty permanent collection of antiquities the transformation of Mr. Getty ranch house into a research facility and the construction of new buildings, public areas, and gardens. The various elementsincluding the new Entry Pavilion, the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Cafe, Museum Store, conservation labs, scholar library and educational facilitiesare conceived as an integral part of the new gardens and outdoor spaces, with the original villa serving as the centerpiece.

These new elements are either expressed as stratified retaining walls (such as the Auditorium, the Museum Store, and the conservation labs) or articulated as discrete architectural elements (as is the case with the Entry Pavilion and the Theater). The new architecture neither contrasts nor emulates the architecture of the museum building itself, but defines the character for the new Getty Villa site so that it stands on its own while seeking harmony with all the disparate existing structures, steep topography, the gardens, and public spaces. What had originally been a set of unrelated buildings and paths is now a coherent, harmonious environment. The new architecture transforms the inherent topographical difficulties into an amenity, allowing visitors to wander through the lush site, following the contours of the design and terrain, as if experiencing the drama of an archaeological dig. .....

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