Los Angeles

Hollywood glam is inescapable in this southern Californian city that thrives on big screen dreams and motivation to achieve. Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States and it is the dominant home base for television and movie productions in the US. But not everything has to do with a walk of fame. The city is a quick ride to pristine beaches, and forest preserves, and local residents can opt for a walk to the top of the hill that displays the famous Hollywood sign that shines brightly over the city of stars.

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Los Angeles, California, United States

Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater was the last theater added to the popular Orpheum vaudeville circuit.

Los Angeles, California, United States

Getty Center

The Getty Center is the namesake of J. Paul Getty, an American oil tycoon and at one time the world's wealthiest man.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Beverly Hills Hotel

Open since 1912, the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crescent Wing and iconic logo were designed by renowned African American architect Paul Williams.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Eastern Columbia Building

Built in 1930, this former department store headquarters is considered the finest type of Art Deco architecture in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

United Artists Theater

This 13-story, LA-based theater built to showcase films from the United Artists studio also once held the largest private collection of Bibles.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Griffith Observatory

This observatory's commitment to free public education has made it the most visited observatory in the world, averaging 1.5 million tourists per year.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Advance Wood Shop

This wood shop is a third-generation family business founded in 1947 in Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles Athletic Club

This athletic and social club, the first of its kind in Los Angeles, provided the training for 97 total Olympic medalists, and 47 gold medal winners.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Union Station

Opened with great fanfare in 1939, this train station in Los Angeles remains one of the busiest in the western U.S.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

A look at the entry for the longest-running children's theater company in Los Angeles, founded by famous puppeteer, Bob Baker.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Angels Flight

This turn of the century landmark rail line in Los Angeles runs just two cars, named Sinai and Olivet.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles Central Library

This library features an historic rotunda painted with intricate murals and a zodiac chandelier with 48 lights - the number of states at the time of construction.

Los Angeles, California, USA

Georgian Hotel

Catering to Los Angeles high society, this hotel was among the first skyscrapers to call Ocean Avenue home.

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