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    Los Angeles is the GREATEST city in the world! If you can dream it up Los Angeles can make it happen!

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  • Greater Los AngelesPro 2014
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    What is there more to say about this area. There is absolutely something for everybody. What I did realize that without a car you are stuck. The traffic is murder so always make sure you have enough gas and some water with you.

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  • Greater Los AngelesPro 2014

    LA is an incredible place to visit, and I would imagine a wonderful place to live with perfect weather all year round. There is so much to see and do, and there is a ton of diversity. It would be hard to get bored in Southern California, but LA especially.

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    LA has endless amount of things to do, there's always events especially during summer. Museums, art shows, food fests, hikes, outdoor concerts/movies and more. One of the downfalls of la will probably be the high price and lack of parking. If you know you're headed into a crowded area check parking here: http://www.parkme.com/los-angeles-parking

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    I want to give LA 5 stars being as I used to call it home. It's great but it's not everything it's cracked up to be. Hollywood is seedy & full of weirdos. I've never worried about my safety tho. Hollywood blvd is ok to visit once. It's all the same and it's very touristy. Bev-hills: Rodeo drive is very touristy & the people working in the shops there are RUDE! I suggest buying ur items at The Beverly Center or on Melrose. Check out Runyon a Canyon for a hike. The food here is nothing special but always dress to impress for dinner. Check out the food trucks!

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    To me, the greater Los Angeles metropolitan IS the embodiment of California. The beach, the diversity, the warm weather, and the glitzy stars.

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    Greater Los Angeles is certainly the best place in the world because it has more opportunities for all of life's most important activities. L.A. has a huge variety of housing, food, shopping, entertainment and spiritual resources. Los Angeles also has its share of negatives such as crime and poverty.

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  • Greater Los AngelesPro 2014
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    It's LA. And whatever you have heard about LA, it's got its good points. Downtown is a cool spot with some nice art installations and lots of history. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is a must-see with it's unique architecture. Go there on the weekend though to avoid the weekday business crowds.

    Beverly Hills is a sight to see but if you want to see some nice homes, head over to Bel Air. Then head to Mulholland Drive for an incredible view of the San Fernando Valley.

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    Los Angeles offers a kaleidoscope of infinitely evolving images that defies any one description. There are too many parts, some interrelated, some not. No one description can adequately describe Los Angeles. It needs to be experienced.

    Los Angeles County covers more land area than 66 of the world's countries. It includes mountains, deserts and seashore. Over 200 different languages are spoken within its boundaries. It has been home to a diverse set of personalities ranging from Ray Bradbury and Julia Child to George Patton and Earl Warren. There are at least 40 universities located within its borders, including such world-renowned institutions as the California Institute of Technology, the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. Home to many icons of the entertainment industry, Los Angeles leads the world in producing popular entertainment. There are 305 live theaters in the Metropolitan Los Angeles area. Within its twenty-eight or more museums some of the world's greatest art treasures can be seen. The contiguous ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together comprise the fifth busiest port in the world and the most significant port in the Western Hemisphere.

    Los Angeles is a young city yet it has numerous areas of historic interest ranging from the city's modern birthplace, Olvera Street, to America's largest and finest collection of still in use, vintage art deco buildings. Not too long ago Los Angeles was a significant agricultural region. It is now America's largest manufacturing center, located in a state that is America's largest agricultural producer.

    The northern and eastern boundaries of Los Angeles are defined by the San Gabriel Mountains. From base to summit they are higher than the Rocky Mountains. They are the walls of the Los Angeles Basin retaining the ocean's moisture and preventing the area from being a desert. They also trap smoke, dust and pollutants, i.e., smog.

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    LA has grown on me.. slowly. Absolutely vapid but the culture still has a respect for food, fashion, and personal freedom. I hate anywhere that you have to drive but, as far as the US goes, this is still one of the better cities in the country. Downside: vapid people and a driving culture. Upside: good food, coastal living, and a liberal sophisticated society

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    Los Angeles has something for everybody! It is a foodie, cultural mecca! The Beach, Hollywood, Downtown, all things that must be seen and experienced in LA.

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    Almost mythic in its stature as a city of bright lights, beaches, and movie stars, LA is a classic insider's city, the kind of place where the deeper you delve into its neighborhoods and burgs, the more likely you are to discover something neat -- an awesome restaurant, a great club, a cool boutique. That's not to say that you have to live in LA to appreciate it, of course! With gorgeous coastline from Malibu to Santa Monica, fabulous museums like the hilltop Getty Center and, yes, the livid plutocratic gloss of Rodeo Drive, it's a place that will more than entertain you (LA *is* all about entertainment, after all) for a day, a week, or more. Granted, it's also a denucleated, sprawling hell of traffic and mini-malls and pretentious hipsters elbowing each other in line for $7 soy lattes, but once you get past the fake facade of Hollywood, you'll likely find behind it one of the most unique and interesting cities in the world, just waiting to be discovered.

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    Los Angeles is an interesting place. It's so heavily varied and changing from one area to the next. The city proper is really spread apart, compared to a city like New York, which is what I'm used to. I can't say I LOVED LA city center, but it was certainly cool to experience. The traffic can go screw itself, though.

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    Never get tired of exploring the enormous cosmopolitan city of cities called LA. Whether it's searching for Mid-Century Modern architecture in the hills above Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley, or hanging out on a summer afternoon in one of the South Bay beach towns or Venice, or getting a huge shot of culture downtown and at the two Getty Museums, there's always more to do here. And more to eat - the foodie scene all over LA is insane (for recommendations you can trust that are up-to-the-minute, read critic Jonathan Gold's recent columns online). As you drive around town, make sure to tune in to local radio station KCRW for all the best beats and news about events going on around town.

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    Los Angeles is often easily dismissed as a superficial city. But you know what I've discovered in the past 9 years here? It's actually one of the most complex cities I've encountered. There is so much diversity, so many layers to this city that I'm still, to this day, being introduced to all the different gems and adventures within LA.

    The thing with this city...it takes effort. It takes time to get from one place to another. And it takes time to peel away at the layers. But when it comes down to it, it's an AMAZING place to see and be.

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    Los Angeles has a bit of everything from the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica to its revitalized downtown with the new JW Marriott and LA Live. Since I live in Santa Monica, I'm a biased when it comes to L.A. The only thing I can't recommend is the traffic, which is best handled by listening to good music and leaving a half hour earlier than you think is necessary. When you leave early, you have a better chance of arriving on time. The Big Blue Bus in Santa Monica is a great way of getting around, but L.A. remains more of a car city than a public transit city. However, if you stay in Hollywood, you may be able to get by using the Metro.

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  • Greater Los Angeles

    been here over forty seven years and have not seen all of it yet there is always something new going on in this city you will never get bored here dsy or night. You close to the ocean mountains and the forest in short distance. Sun shine here almost three hundred days a year so it is beach time

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  • Greater Los Angeles

    LA is a place I've visited multiple times and it's been fantastic every time. There's so much to do and see. I will say that driving in LA is terrible and being stuck in traffic there is a particular kind of hell I really don't like but otherwise, it's very worth the visit.

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    What can I say, it's home. All walks of life come to visit and live here, me being one of them. People come to stargaze, but I come to eat the marrow out of this town. I love finding out secret places, place that look really sketchy on the outside but end up being amazing...and all places inbetween.

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    I live in this town and it is possible the best place to enjoy the weather. The people are a bit of getting used to but all in all, a great place to live. Make sure to get a job somewhere close by so you don't have to wait in traffic all the time. The food is amazing and there are alot of sight seeing joints.

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Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the United States, but LA is more than just Hollywood. Botoxed movie stars and make-it-big dreamers share space with laid-back surfers along the coast, working-class Angelenos and a vibrant immigrant community. If you can hack your way through the traffic and smog, you'll reach the populous San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, but also the serenely beautiful Angeles and Los Padres national forests and Mojave Desert. Culture shows up in LA County in myriad places: the unique Hollywood Bowl outdoor concert venue, the art mecca of the Getty Center and Getty Villa in Malibu and the live music venues that dot the county.

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