July 25th, 2014

La Brea Tar PitsComments Off

When visiting LA you should definitely plan time to stop by the La Brea Tar Pits and Hancock Park which are considered a piece of urban Los Angeles that embraces prehistoric times simultaneously. Tar (or asphalt) has been seeping up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years and over the centuries many of the animals that came to drink the water that often covered the tar fell in, often to be preserved over time. Mammoths, dire wolves, short-faced bear and even the saber-toothed cat are some of the many fossils to be found in the pits; but only one human skeleton (that of a woman dating back to approximately 9000 BP) has been found to date. Along with the animal and human fossils are insect and (more…)

LA is a Bargain Shopper’s MeccaComments Off

If you’re all about getting a bargain these days, then a trip to LA should definitely be on your radar. Following are a few of the more well-known areas where bargains galore can be had by all:

  • Fashion District: While most of the business being done in this area is between wholesaler and reseller, retail shopping is also a part of the landscape. There are over 1000 stores that sell to the public at wholesale prices (which means bargains up to 70 off retail pricing). Stores within the fashion district are independent which means you’ll not see major retailer names; but you can bet a lot of the merchandise can also be seen (more…)

The Place Where Dreams Come TrueComments Off

If you’re traveling to Los Angeles with the family or just want to relive old childhood memories, the original Disneyland Park, located in Anaheim, is a must-do of your vacation. Since its opening in 1955, it has seen more visitors than any other theme park in the world. In addition to the famous Main Street, U.S.A., a Midwest style town designed to resemble the childhood of Walt Disney, there are four main sections of the park. The four original park areas include Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland each house an array of rides and exhibits. You can take pictures and hangout with characters that roam throughout the park and watch daily parades and ceremonies, which usually occur on Main Street.Adjacent to the Disneyland Park is Disney’s California Adventure, which has been open since 2001. The park consists of five sections that are meant to resemble famous areas of California. (more…)