Los Angeles hits its horizontal green: near the desert, you can see a lot of trees and bushes. Aside from the downtown towers where people work but don’t live, Los Angeles looks like a suburb to the eye.
Los Angeles, with more than ten million inhabitants, is the second largest American city after New York City. 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, lifestyles and objects were invented that have gone around the world, such as bodybuilding on wheels or jogging.
The culmination of the conquest of the west is the end of the famous Route 66 that begins in Chicago and ends in Santa Monica facing the Pacific. Los Angeles continues, despite the pollution and gangrene, to bring the American dream within easy reach.
Los Angeles has many parks and green spaces, and its inhabitants (at least in the wealthy neighborhoods) like to spend time doing all kinds of sports activities: horseback riding, rollerblading, bicycling, jogging, etc.
Griffith Park, near Hollywood, is the largest municipal park in the world, with hills, canyons, forests, walking and jogging, biking, horseback riding, etc. Many parts are still very wild and there are tens of kilometers of trails. Finally, there is the Los Angeles Zoo and numerous interesting museums.
As for the bicycle, 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 promenade, as in Huntington Beach.
On the roller, it is known that he was born in Los Angeles, 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 skaters. In some places, pedestrians are forced to store saw the crowd traveling on wheels. It’s worth a try or at least take a look as some of the figures make them amazing.
The area around Los Angeles has some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in California. These are some of the best places from north to south.
– Malibu: Through the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), you can reach Malibu, the coast of your favorite stars. Waterfront homes are among the most expensive in Los Angeles, but they often have mediocre architecture. Most are built on stilts on a small strip of sand, sandwiched between the sea and the road. The most fashionable place is Malibu Beach Carbon Beach, the most expensive place in the United States, popular with all billionaires. For fans of surfing, Malibu Lagoon is a place known throughout the world.
– Santa Monica: It is in Santa Monica where the famous Route 66 ended: Santa Monica Boulevard is the final stretch of this mythical highway. A natural extension of Venice to the north, Santa Monica is a much more residential area. Santa Monica is also one of the closest beaches to downtown, which accesses dementia knowledge in summer traffic jams. The downtown renovation, the famous Third Street Promenade, has been a gathering place for fashionable yuppies, with many trendy cinemas, bars and restaurants.
– The beaches of the south coast: The Pacific Coast Highway unravels a string of almost uninterrupted beaches, dotted occasionally by a small spa. There are plenty of surf spots along the route. This coastline has for some years now drawn wealthy Americans, bored from Malibu and Santa Monica: beautiful beaches that stretch for miles like Seal Beach and Sunset Beach, favorite surf spots. Here you can find large resorts like Newport Beach or Huntington Beach or smaller ones like Laguna Beach. A little further south from Dana Point is where you embark on migrating whale watching.
From the north to Highland Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard quaint and funky shops abound, along with traditional shops for crazy clothes, T-shirts and Hollywood gadgets.
Long Avenue, south of Hollywood, begins in Beverly and disappears into the swamps of the Hollywood Freeway. However, the most interesting part is between Alta Vista Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue. It really has become the hottest area in Los Angeles, with its windy shops, its creators and its restaurants. One of the few places where people walk on foot and where Angelenos found the joy of window-shopping. Here the bourgeois bohemia and the punk generation coexist with courtesy.