Los Angeles hits its horizontal green: near the desert, you can see plenty of trees and bushes. Apart from the towers of Downtown where people work but do not live, Los Angeles looks like a suburb of sight.
Los Angeles, with over ten million inhabitants, is the second U.S. city after the city of New York. In less than a century, LA became the cradle of a culture that can be exported around the world: it all started with the dream factory of Hollywood. After that, there were invented lifestyles and objects that have gone around the world, like roller-skating bodybuilding or jogging.
The culmination of the conquest of the west is the end of the famous Route 66 which begins in Chicago and ends in Santa Monica facing the Pacific. Los Angeles continues, despite the pollution and gangrene, to bring the American dream at arm’s length.
Los Angeles has many parks and green spaces, and its inhabitants (at least in the rich neighborhoods) like to spend time to do all kinds of sports activities: horseback riding, rollerblading, cycling, jogging, etc.
Griffith Park, near Hollywood, is the largest municipal park in the world, with hills, canyons, woods, hiking and jogging, cycling, horse riding, etc. Many parts of it are still very wild and there are tens of kilometers of trails. Finally, there is the LA Zoo and numerous interesting museums.
Regarding the bike, Los Angeles has one of the largest networks of cycling routes in the United States, although they are mostly concentrated in the parks and the waterfront, as in Huntington Beach.
On the roller, it is a known fact it was born in LA, and specifically in Venice. Here, this sport is king, especially in the areas where the parks are managed, and on the seashore, where the squares are invaded by the skaters. In some locations, pedestrians are forced to store saw the crowd that ride on wheels. It is worth trying or at least take a look as some of the figures make amazing.
The area around Los Angeles has some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of California. Here are some of the best places from north to south.
– Malibu: By the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), you can arrive at Malibu, the coast of your favorite stars. The houses on the seashore are among the most expensive in LA, but they are often of mediocre architecture. Most are built on stilts on a tiny strip of sand, sandwiched between sea and the highway. The trendiest place is Malibu Beach Carbon Beach, the most expensive place in the United States, popular with all the billionaires. For the fans of surfing, Malibu Lagoon is a spot that is known worldwide.
– Santa Monica: It is in Santa Monica that ended the famous Route 66: The Santa Monica Boulevard is the home stretch of this legendary road. A natural extension of Venice to the north, Santa Monica is a much more residential area. Santa Monica is also one of the beaches that are closest to the center, which accesses knowledge of dementia in summer traffic jams. The renovation of downtown, the famous Third Street Promenade, has been a meeting place for fashionable yuppies, with many cinemas, bars and trendy restaurants.
– The beaches of the south coast: The Pacific Coast Highway shelled a string of almost unbroken beaches, occasionally punctuated by a small seaside resort. Throughout the course, surfing spots abound. This coast has attracted for a few years the wealthy Americans, bored by Malibu and Santa Monica: beautiful beaches stretching for miles as Seal Beach and Sunset Beach, the favorite places for surfers. Here you can find large resorts like Newport Beach or Huntington Beach or smaller ones, like Laguna Beach. A little further south to Dana Point is that you embark on whale watching during their migration.
From North to Highland Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard abound the shops and the picturesque originals, alongside with traditional shops crazy clothes, T-shirts and gadgets Hollywood.
Long Avenue south of Hollywood rises in Beverly and disappears in the marshes of the Hollywood Freeway. However, the most interesting part is located between Alta Vista Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue. It has really become the hottest area in LA, with its stores in the wind, its creators and its restaurants. One of the few places where people walk on foot and where Angelinos found the joys of window-shopping. Here, the bohemian bourgeoisie and the Punk generation coexist with courtesy.
Source by Moses Kettle