Los Angeles Travel Blog› entry 8 of 12 › view all entries
June 18th, 2005 – by: lorenzmartins
Santa Monica is a nice quarter, especially during the night, where you can go shopping and have fun.. the Santa Monica Pier is really cool...
In Beverly Hills we saw Marilyn Monroe house, the Rodeo Drive, where you can find the more expensive shops and where you can see the fantastic hotel of Pretty Woman.
Hollywood.. The world-famous Hollywood Sign, the Chinese Theatre where in its forecourt there are nearly 200 Hollywood celebrity handprints, footprints, and autoghraphs in the cement, the Kodak Theatre (the home of the Oscars) and the famous Walk Of Fame with hundreds and hundreds of stars featuring the names of not only human celebrities but fictional characters honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry.
We spent the afternoon at the Universal Studios, having fun with the attractions and visiting the original sets of movies.
We also spent a day at DisneyWorld diveided into different realms featuring cartoons and Disney movies.. during the night there are wonderful fireworks around the castle and the whole park.. just awesome..
Another day we went to Venice Beach for just relaxing a little bit under the sun and swiming into the Pacific ocean or practicing a little bit in the Muscle Beach where there are several open-air gyms ..
Before leaving L.A. we took a look at the Downtown with the huge and tall skyscrapers (companies such as Ernst & Young, Aon, Manulife, Paul Hastings, City nationa Bank, Union Bank Of California and more have offices here), the Walt Disney Concert Hall (designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry, is home to theLos Angeles Philharmonic), L.A. City Hall, the Staples Center (premier venue for sports and entertainment, is home to five professional sports teams) and the L.A. Cental Library, the Los Angeles California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the second largest Mormon temole in the world).
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