Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles, often abbreviated to simply 'LA' is known for its golden beaches, superb surfing and numerous Los Angeles movie stars. Some of the most famous areas of Los Angeles include Hollywood, which is full of movie-related tourist attractions, and LA's Beach district, where you will find Malibu Beach amongst others.

Cruise along Los Angeles' Sunset Strip and Walk of Fame, take a walk along Rodeo Drive, drive past the enormous mansions in Beverly Hills, or explore the more cultural areas of LA, and you will realize why Los Angeles, the 'City of Angels', has become one of America's premier tourist destinations.

Los Angeles has many tourist attractions, including Dodger Stadium, the Walt Disney Concert Hall - CBS Television City - home to major Los Angeles television productions, LA's Hollywood Forever Cemetery - where a number of world-famous Hollywood celebrities have been laid to rest; Los Angeles Zoo, Paramount Pictures - Hollywood's longest running film studios, and LA's famous Hollywood Sign - symbolizing the hopes and dreams of many Hollywood actors.

Other main tourist attractions in Los Angeles include First Interstate World Center - the tallest structure in the area, LA's Watts Towers - one of the most unique and creative landmarks in Los Angles; the Griffith Observatory - an impressive Art Deco observatory built in the 1930s; the Wells Fargo Center, LA's Union Station - featured in many Hollywood films in the 1940s; Crystal Cathedral a striking glass tower, and Elysian Park one of the largest parks in Los Angeles, with many scenic walking trails

Things to see and do

* Paramount Studio
* Universal Studios Hollywood
* Mann's (Grauman's) Chinese Theater
* CBS Television City
* Disneyland
* Knott's Berry Farm

Cruise Season - May - Sept
Currency - US Dollar (US$)
Language - English
Land Area - 1,214 square kilometers
Population - 3,700,000
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 1

Port Location - The Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center in San Pedro, California is approximately 19 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 23 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles and 6 miles west of Downtown Long Beach.

Transport Links - Los Angeles Airport has extensive facilities and excellent road, bus, taxi and rail travel links connecting the airport with downtown LA and other areas. Other forms of city transport include the Los Angeles bus network and the MetroRail system, while taxis are also available.