The most populous state in California, Los Angeles (LA) has diverse residents, geography, and neighborhoods. LA is known for movie stars and the film industry, along with year-round sunshine and warm weather, and the Hollywood Sign. With areas including the eclectic North Hollywood, recently gentrified Mid-City, the college area of Westwood, and the upscale green mountains of Woodland Hills, Los Angeles has a lot of offer. Oh, and don’t forget the beaches and mountains. If you're looking to move to the City of Angels, note that areas including West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Culver City, and Beverly Hills are their own cities within Los Angeles county.
Los Angeles is known for its traffic, so whether you're driving on Wilshire Boulevard or heading to spend a day at Playa del Rey, don't drive anywhere in a hurry. Also, parking can be nearly impossible. While LA is known for its car traffic, the Los Angeles Metro provides numerous bus, subway, and light rail lines throughout the city.
LA is sunny and warm year-round, with temperatures rarely falling below 50°F. It only rains about 30 days a year, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch some sun at rooftop bars or Marina del Rey.
Top sights and attractions
Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is full of entertainment options within walking distance of each other. Check out the infinity mirror rooms at The Broad Museum, marvel at the architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and choose from hundreds of lunch options at the Grand Central Market.