Los Angeles Living - Places - Los Angeles, California, USA

The LA area has many sites, entertainment venues, museums, and other places with Web sites
  • Sites: Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, neighborhoods, and visitor bureaus of popular regional cities and towns; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Dining, Housing; see Activities for cultural centers; see Local Government for comprehensive lists of local government entities in LA and the greater LA area and region
    • Anaheim & Orange Co: Anaheim and Orange County; home of Disneyland (Anaheim), Legoland (Carlsbad), Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park), sports teams, and other tourist and resident favorites
    • Angeles NF: National Forest; chaparral, pines, and firs on 263,000 hectares of federal land ranging up to 3 km in elevation
    • Arboretum FA: Fullerton Arboretum; Ten-hectare botanical garden on the California State University-Fullerton campus
    • Arboretum LA: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden; a 51-hectare botanical garden and historical site jointly operated by the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
    • ArtScene: Guide to Art Galleries and Museums in Southern California
    • Beaches: LA County Department of Beaches and Habors; provides information about beach use, events, permits
    • Beverly Hills: City of Beverly Hills
    • Beverly Hills Visit: Visitors information; Beverly Hills is considered one of the principal upscale and wealthy areas of LA
    • Botanical Garden: Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden; on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles
    • Broadway Theaters: Photo tour of old LA theaters
    • Buena Park: Grouping of theme parks and tourist attractions; on and around Beach Boulevard in Buena Park; includes Knotts Theme Park, Ripley's, Medieval Times, a wax museum, restaurants, motels, and other "tourist trap" type of attractions
    • Buildings, Great: Architecture of LA; shows off notable architectural landmarks in LA; section of Great Buildings Online, presented by Architecture Week Magazine
    • California: Tourism information for the Golden State
    • Catalina: Catalina Island; town of Avalon, recreation, hiking
    • Cathedral OLA: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels; religious, cultural and civic institution
    • Channel Isl NP: Channel Islands National Park; federal park consisting of five of the eight California Channel Islands extending along the southern California coast from Point Conception near Santa Barbara to just north of Los Angeles
    • Childrens Nature: Children's Nature Institute; environmental education programs for young children, parents and teachers in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties
    • Chinatown: Chinatown Business Improvement District; shopping, dining, history, and Chinese culture
    • CityWalk: Universal City Walk Hollywood; dining, entertainment, shopping, events
    • Conservancy: LA Conservancy; historic preservation
    • Descanso Gardens: 64-hectare garden and educational center
    • Disneyland: Theme park and resort; opened in 1955; historical and entertainment-oriented displays, rides, and facilities for conferences; Anaheim
    • Downtown: Los Angeles Downtown Center Business Improvement District
    • El Pueblo: El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument; home of Olvera Street
    • Farmers Market: Los Angeles Farmer's Market; West Third Street
    • Fashion Dist: Los Angeles Fashion District, downtown; apparel and fashion-related businesses
    • Flower Dist: Los Angeles Flower District; information for growers, sellers, shippers and retailers with their flower markets
    • Grand Ctrl Mkt: Grand Central Market; an open-air market offering fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, and fish
    • Graves: Beneath Los Angeles--graves; shows photos of graves of the famous and infamous in the LA area
    • Griffith Observatory: Astronomical observatory; located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood
    • Hermosa Beach: City of Hermosa Beach; pier-front city; surfing, swimming, jazz, comedy
    • Hiking Trails: Listing of LA hiking trails; from trails.com
    • Historic Sites: Los Angeles history; archival resources at the University of Southern California showing the history of LA; includes information about the past, present, and future plans and imagined futures
    • Historic Views: LA Time Machines; pictures of most bars and restaurants in the La metropolitan area built before 1970 and still existing; emphasis on places that are historic and not remodeled
    • Hollywood: Chamber of Commerce guide; Hollywood, synonymous with the entertainment business that makes up so much of LA's identity, is part of the City of Los Angeles; Hollywood is home to the famous Walk of Fame, Hollywood sign, and Hollywood Bowl
    • Hollywood BID: Hollywood Entertainment District; Property-business improvement district (BID); spans an 18-block stretch of Hollywood Boulevard
    • Hollywood & Highland: multi-use entertainment-retail complex; includes shops, a hotel, the Dolby Theatre
    • Hollywood Racetrack: Horseracing; located east of Los Angeles International Airport
    • Huntington Beach: Conference and Visitors Bureau; 13 kilometers of oceanfront beach
    • Knott's Berry Farm: Theme park and resort in Buena Park
    • LA Vistors Bureau: Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • Laguna Beach: in Orange County; famous for beaches, the Laguna Art Museum, the Pageant of the Masters, and the Laguna Playhouse
    • Library/LA: City of Los Angeles Public Library
    • Libraries/County: County of Los Angeles Public Libraries
    • Libraries List: List of area libraries; provided by Libweb; gives link to official Web site and information link; includes academic, public, and special libraries
    • Libraries/Metro: Metropolitan Cooperative Library System; association of libraries in the greater Los Angeles area
    • Little Tokyo: Little Tokyo Service Center; charitable organization serving people in need, especially those facing language or cultural gaps, financial need, or physical disabilities
    • Location Shoots: Where movies and TV shows were shot
    • Long Beach: beach community in the LA metro; shipping, industrial, and recreation center; home of the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, and its major Port
    • Marina del Rey: Convention & Visitors Bureau; yacht harbor resort; largest man-made small-boat harbor in the world (9,000 vessels)
    • Marinas: Listing of Southern California marinas
    • Metro region: Government entities in greater LA; includes links to lists of the hundreds of government entities in LA and its surrounding megalopolis
    • Murals: Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles; documents and preserves wall art in LA
    • Neighborhood Link: Neighborhood Link; neighborhood and nonprofit group information
    • Newport Beach: Coastal community on Newport Bay and the Pacific Ocean; Balboa Island and Lido Isle; resorts
    • Old Pasadena: the business district of Pasadena; a city located just 16 km from downtown Los Angeles
    • Olvera St: Historic street; Mexican Market
    • Ontario: Community in east side of LA metro region; Ontario International Airport; Museum of History and Art; Ontario Convention Center; a planned community established by brothers from Ontario, Canada
    • Pacific Design Ctr: Design showrooms; displays and sales of furniture, fabrics, floorcoverings, architectural products, wallcoverings, lighting, kitchen and bath products and accessories; buildings designed by Cesar Pelli--the Blue Whale and the Green Whale
    • Parks/LA: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
    • Pasadena: City in the LA metro area; home to a range of architectural, historic, and scientific sites--NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, and the Rose Bowl
    • Photos LA: Images of California; shows off pictures and posters of California
    • Queen Mary: Docked oceanliner; RMS Queen Mary, in Long Beach, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
    • Redondo Beach: Beach town; resort; pier with shops and restaurants; seafront esplanade
    • Riverside: Seat of Riverside County; on Santa Ana River; citrus fruit industry; University of California campus
    • Rodeo Drive: Upscale shopping; famous clothing and high-end stores as well as a tourist attraction unto itself
    • San Bernardino: seat of San Bernardino County; near San Bernardino Mountains, eastern edge of LA metro area; San Bernardino International Airport; California State University campus
    • San Fernando Valley: the Valley; bedroom communities, shopping centers, museums, parks, movie and television studios (including Disney, NBC, and Universal Studios); includes communities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando and Calabasas
    • San Pedro: Guide; find out about places to eat, stay, and things to see and do
    • Santa Anita Racetrack: Horseracing
    • Santa Monica: Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau; where to stay, getting around, shopping, dining, nightlife, a calendar of events and local news.
    • Santa Monica Pier: Oceanside entertainment complex; includes eateries, shops, Pacific Park amusements
    • Santa Monica Mtns: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area; located in Thousand Oaks
    • Six Flags Magic Mtn: Theme park in Valencia
    • Skyscrapers: Skyscrapers.com entry for LA; shows information about LA's office and other buildings
    • South Bay: Life's a beach; beachside communities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and Torrance
    • Stars: Entertainment-related sites; information about Hollywood landmarks, movie star hangouts, restaurants owned by stars, movie palaces, and famous streets
    • Torrance: Oceanside community; Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve; Old Downtown Torrance in the Historical Society Museum
    • Universal Studios: Theme park related to movies
    • Venice: Beach-resort community; part of the city of LA; built by Abbot Kinney who tried to recreate Venice, Italy by making canals, most of which were later filled in; Venice Boardwalk; Muscle Beach
    • Venice Beach: Visitor information; information about lodging, dining, entertainment, and more about this beach community
    • Warner Bros: Group tour of movie studio; Warner Bros. Museum; Burbank
    • West Hollywood: Sunset strip, nightlife, galleries, museums; West Hollywood Convention and Visitors Bureau
    • Watts: Information about the famous Watts Towers and area
    • Zoo: Los Angeles Zoo; 45-hectare display of animals
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    • LA Housing: LA Housing Department
    • iHomeConnect: rent your home or find homes for rent; covers Los Angeles, San Diego, and the rest of Southern California
    • Realty Locator: Guide to real estate; from Realty Times
    • -USA Housing-: National lodging and housing directories; there are national directories you can use to locate area lodging, housing, and real estate
  • Dining: Find a place to eat in LA
    • 411: Restaurant 411; directory of restaurants in LA, Orange, Ventura, and other California counties
    • Eat24Hours: online meal and food order processing; service for local restaurants, merchants and the public
    • MenuPix: Restaurant menus; browse restaurants by location or cuisine and see their menu online
    • Restaurant Guide: Dining reference from LA Downtown News; detailed restaurant profiles; over 75 restaurants
    • -USA Dining-: National Dining directories; you can use this link to locate restaurants in the area that may not be listed in the local guides
  • Venues: Places for performances, concerts, athletics, conventions, tradeshows, gatherings
    • Angel Stadium: 45,000-seat baseball stadium; formerly Anaheim Stadium, Edison International Field; Anaheim, California
    • Coliseum: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; sports and entertainment venue of 90,000 person capacity (68,000 for NFL football); home of USC Trojans
    • Convention Ctr LA: LA Convention Ctr; convention and exhibition facility; over 7 hectares of exhibit space; meeting rooms, theater, parking
    • Convention Ctr LB: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center; convention and exhibition facility; includes the Long Beach Arena and Exhibition Halls, the Terrace and Center Theaters, Ballroom and Meeting Rooms
    • Dodger Stadium: 56,000-seat baseball stadium
    • Dolby Theatre: performing arts space; has hosted Academy Awards®; located at the Hollywood & Highland complex; formerly Kodak Theatre
    • Fairplex: 200-hectare fairgrounds; home of the LA County Fair and events throughout the year including consumer and trade shows, meetings, expositions, conventions, track wagering, sporting, and agricultural events
    • Grand Olympic: Grand Olympic Auditorium; performance space in LA
    • Grauman's Chinese: Famous movie palace; Grauman's Chinese Theatre
    • Greek Theatre: Open-air auditorium; in Griffith Park
    • Hollywood Bowl: Famous performance area; in a natural amphitheater; seating capacity just under 18,000; includes a museum
    • Honda Ctr: Entertainment and sports venue in Anaheim; six hectares in area; home to Mighty Ducks (NHL Hockey); formerly Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, Anaheim Arena
    • Center Th Gr: Center Theatre Group; Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre
    • Music Ctr: Music Center performing arts complex; includes Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, and Mark Taper Forum; home to major arts groups such as Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera
    • PAC/Orange Co: Orange County Performing Arts Center; includes Segerstrom Hall, Founders Hall
    • Rose Bowl: Rose Bowl Stadium; home of New Year's Tournament of Roses Football Game; also home of UCLA Bruin Football, Fourth of July celebrations, concerts, religious services, filmings and the world's largest flea market
    • Staples Center: Sports arena; home of the LA Lakers, Clippers, Sparks, and other teams
    • Walt Disney Hall: Performing arts hall; home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale; part of the Music Center performing arts complex
  • Museums: Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
    • African Amer: California African American Museum; the art, history and culture of African Americans with emphasis on California and the Western United States
    • African Amer Fire: History of African-American Firefighters in Los Angeles
    • Antelope Indian: Antelope Valley Indian Museum; Indian cultures of the western Great Basin (east and southeast of the Sierra Nevada Mountains)
    • Arch+Design: Architecture and Design Museum; continuous exhibits of architecture and design on view
    • Art Getty: Getty Center; J. Paul Getty Trust; international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Program, and the Getty Grant Program
    • Art Hammer: Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
    • Art Huntington: Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; three art galleries and library among 60 hectares of gardens
    • Art Ivine: Irvine Museum; dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist Period (1890 - 1930)
    • Art LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; major museum displaying wide range of world art; includes collections of American, Latin American, Far Eastern, Islamic, and South and Southeast Asian art works
    • Art Laguna: Laguna Beach Art Museum
    • Art LBMA: Long Beach Museum of Art; decorative arts, early 20th century European art, California Modernism, video, and contemporary art
    • Art MoCA: Museum of Contemporary Art; permanent collection includes 5,000 pieces from 1940 to the present; three locations in LA and West Hollywood, including Geffen Contemporary
    • Art MoLAA: Museum of Latin American Art; in Long Beach; exclusively features contemporary Latin American art
    • Art Neon: Museum of Neon Art; exhibitions of neon lights as art as well as tours of neon used in the community
    • Art Norton Simon: Norton Simon Museum; European, American and Asian Art; in Pasadena
    • Art OCMA: Orange County Museum of Art; art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present
    • Art PMCA: Pasadena Museum of California Art; California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present
    • Art Santa Monica: Santa Monica Museum of Art; at Bergamot Station; exhibits; performance and video art
    • Aquarium Cabrillo: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium; public aquarium/museum dedicated to marine life of Southern California through recreational, educational, and research programs; located at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro
    • Aquarium Pacific: Acquarium of the Pacific; displays related three Pacific Ocean regions: Southern California/Baja; the Tropical Pacific and the Northern Pacific
    • Aquarium SMP: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium; marine science aquarium on the beach at the Santa Monica Pier
    • Auto Petersen: Petersen Automotive Museum; automobile and its influence on our culture and lives
    • Bunny: Private museum showing off large collection of rabbit statues and dolls
    • California Heritage: California Heritage Museum; displays of American decorative and fine arts; historic landmark building located in the heart of Santa Monica's Main Street
    • Catalina Isl: Catalina Island Museum; shows off the history and culture of Catalina Island
    • Children: Kidspace Children's Museum; education in arts, humanities, and sciences for children; at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
    • Chinese American: Chinese American Museum; displays the history, rich cultural legacy and contributions of Chinese Americans
    • Craft Folk Art: Craft and Folk Art Museum; exhibitions and special events about folk and traditional arts, crafts, design, and culture of Los Angeles
    • Cultural Hist/Fowler: University of California Los Angeles Fowler Museum of Cultural History; art and material culture primarily from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, past and present
    • Eames Office: Office furniture and design; the work of Charles and Ray Eames
    • El Pueblo: El Pueblo de Los Angeles historical monument; historic buildings and museums: Avila Adobe, Sepulveda House, Fire House Museum, Masonic Hall
    • Fire Dept: Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial; in historic fire station 27
    • Flight: Western Museum of Flight; Darrell G. McNeal Restoration Facility; displays of Aviation artifacts and memorabilia; Jack Northrop Field - Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, California
    • Flying: Museum of Flying; collection of WWII fighter aircraft; Santa Monica
    • Ft MacArthur: Fort MacArthur Museum; dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Fort MacArthur, a U.S. Army post which guarded the Los Angeles harbor from 1914 to 1974
    • Gamble House: American Arts and Crafts style architecture; in Pasadena
    • Guinness: Guinness World Records, Hollywood
    • Hart Ranch: William S. Hart Museum and Ranch in Newhall
    • Hollywood: The Hollywood Museum; in the Max Factor Building
    • Hollywood Ent: Hollywood Entertainment Museum; the world of entertainment and the history of Hollywood; includes actual sets of "Star Trek-Voyager" and other shows
    • Japanese Amer: Japanese American National Museum; the story of Japanese Americans
    • Jurassic Tech: Museum of Jurassic Technology; eclectic collection explores the intersections of art, displays, fiction, nonfiction, the odd and curious
    • Korean Amer: Korean American Museum; Korean American history, culture, and contributions to America
    • Maritime: Los Angeles Maritime Museum; explores the maritime history of Southern California; affiliate, the Los Angeles Maritime Institute, provides sail-training opportunities for students year-round; located in the former Municipal Ferry Terminal in the Port of Los Angeles
    • Natural Hist/LA: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; millions of specimens--prehistoric fossils, birds, insects, minerals, artifacts, and crafts
    • Natural Hist/SB: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
    • Nixon Birthplace: Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace; visit a museum and learn about one of the most accomplished Presidents of the 20th century
    • Pacific Asia: Pacific Asia Museum; art and artifacts from the Pacific Islands
    • Park: LA Parks museums; list of museums in City of Los Angeles Parks
    • Pasadena Hist: Pasadena Museum of History; preserves and shares the history, art, and culture of Pasadena and neighboring communities
    • Printing: International Printing Museum; the history of print, including replica of Gutenberg Press, linotype machine, Ben Franklin
    • Photography: Univeristy of California--Riverside California Museum of Photography; an off-campus department of the University of California, Riverside, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; located in Downtown Riverside
    • Planes of Fame: The Air Museum Planes of Fame; houses over 150 aircraft at Chino Airport and also in Arizona
    • Holocaust Monument: Los Angeles Holocaust Monument; honors the memory of the six million who were murdered by the barbarism of Nazis and collaborators between 1933 and 1945
    • Tar Pits: Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits; assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals where they were caught in an asphalt deposit tens of thousands of years ago
    • Railway: Southern California Scenic Railway; works to present Southern California rail history and promote railroad safety through education
    • Reagan Archive: Ronald Reagan Presidentail Foundation, Museum, and Archives
    • Southwest: Southwest Museum; museum, library, and archive collections related to the American Indian; Prehispanic, Spanish Colonial, Latino, and Western American art and artifacts
    • Surfing: International Surfing Museum; artifacts related to the history of surfing; in Huntington Beach
    • Science Ctr: California Science Center; interactive exhibits teaching science
    • Tolerance: Museum of Tolerance; covers racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust; part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum
    • Travel Town: Transportation museum and recreation center; displays of steam locomotives, trains
    • TV & Radio: The Museum of television and radio; American broadcasting heritage; other location in NYC
    • West: Museum of the American West; exhibitions, collections, programs, and educational offerings showcasing the history of the region west of the Mississippi River; formerly the Autry Museum of Western Heritage
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