Places to Visit
Southern California is a land of contrasts, with sunny beaches, wild-west deserts, lush gardens, and snow-capped mountains. Well-known for Hollywood and the film industry, Los Angeles is also a hub for international business, fashion, design, and culture, including museums, concert halls, and live theater.
Angelenos, as we call those local to LA, represent a wide variety of cultures and traditions; featuring large communities of Armenians, Chinese, Iranians, Japanese, Koreans, Latin Americans, Russians, Thais, and other ethnic groups. LA is also a starting point for sightseeing and excursions to San Diego, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon.