Jun 27, 2017

Los Angeles California

Situated in the middle of a great desert basin, the expansive greater metropolis that is Los Angeles and the surrounding areas are home to nearly 13 million people (with 4 million of those in the city of Los Angeles), making the city itself largest in California and the second largest in the United States.

The landscape, which can often be overshadowed by the city’s reputation for more manmade elements (of all kinds), is actually quite spectacular. The city is surrounded by two main mountain ranges, the San Gabriel Mountains and the Santa Monica Mountains, and is lined with around 75 miles of coastline, making this a region marked by a unique diversification between the natural and the urban.

The ethnic landscape in Los Angeles is no less diverse, with residents from over 140 countries and speaking nearly 90 different languages populating the city. And, this diversity can be seen, felt, heard, and even tasted in nearly every pocket in every neighborhood in L.A.


When to go to Los Angeles

Because of its temperate climate and low rates of humidity, there really isn’t a bad time to visit L.A. From June to October temps usually hover in the 80s, then in the 70s between November and May. However, the rainy season is typically between November and March, but even during this time, there are long stretches of sunny days. Remember, though, because of the ocean breezes, evenings tend to get cool, even during the summer months.


How to get to Los Angeles

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the fifth busiest airport in the world, located 16 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, and offers about 80 passenger carriers. There are nine terminals, with domestic flights located in terminals one through eight and international flights in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. http://www.lawa.org/welcomeLAX.cfm