you visit Los Angeles, you'll discover that much of the vibrant
life here seems to thrive somewhere between reality and dream. This
alluring place is where trends are born. Convertibles. Unique Los
Angeles hotels. Short skirts. Health food. In-line skates. Even
the Internet. Since its beginning, LA has lived on the cusp of a
trend, always re-inventing itself from Mexican outpost to agricultural
Mecca to boomtown movie colony to high-tech aerospace hub to the
new economy. LA reaches new horizons every day. Los Angeles first
coined the word tourist.
Because most of us arrived here as strangers, LA makes up the richest
ethnic mix in the country. Cultures from around the world rub elbows
and join hands in fusions of language, fashion and food. Have you
tried a Thai taco? We have them. This cultural celebration also
means we have more stage theaters (80+) and museums (300) than any
U.S. city. With metropolitan LA at more than twice the size of Switzerland,
you can be sure there's plenty to explore.