Los Angeles hosts a wide variety of geographic landscapes. While Los Angeles is mostly a desert basin, it is also surrounded by the San Gabriel Mountain range and split by the Santa Monica Mountains. This makes for some great hiking and mountain biking terrain. LA also has over 75 miles of coast line along the Pacific Ocean with some of the best surfing in the world, but don’t worry if you are not a seasoned pro when it comes to surfing there are lots of mellow waves to test out.
Los Angeles boasts 292 days of sunshine, that fact alone makes Los Angeles a top destination on my list. With an average high of 75 degrees and an average low of 57 degrees, there is no wrong season to visit Los Angeles. The average yearly rainfall in Los Angeles is 15 inches.
Los Angeles is one of the most cultural diverse cities in the world, being one of only two cities in the US without a majority population. Boyle Heights is a must stop for Mexican food with a predominately Hispanic/Latino culture. Chinatown has something for everyone, great food, farmers markets, galleries and walking tours. Try the “Undiscovered Chinatown” tour to uncover history, treasures and great shopping. Little Tokyo is home to the Japanese American National Museum, and the Nisei Week festival. Leimert Park is the African-American cultural mecca of Los Angeles, stop to visit the art galleries and the eateries. Koreatown host the highest concentration of restaurants and nightlife in all of Southern California. From dive bars to high end cocktail lounges Koreatown is a city that never sleeps.