Discover Los Angeles
Los Angeles is home to the best storytellers and story-makers anywhere – spanning the media of film, TV, and music. Regions such as Hollywood, the Westside and the Valley are home to major studios such as Disney, FOX, Paramount, Dreamworks, Sony, NBC Universal and Warner Bros. All five major broadcast networks have studio operations in L.A. and well known TV programs are taped here along with dozens of other network and syndicated shows. The music industry is also ingrained in L.A. as each major label has studios in the area along with a legion of independent labels.
Entertainment in L.A. is part of the larger “creative economy,” encompassing a range of creative field and disciplines that make L.A. the creative capital of America. Talents and technologies in digital media, related arts, video games, web development and social media have all established roots in Los Angeles with more than 2,200 innovative startups calling the area, home.
A significant number of L.A. colleges and universities support the creative industry with strong film, broadcast, animation and music programs. Prestigious learning institutions such as USC, UCLA, Cal Arts and Loyola Marymount offer unrivaled opportunities for relevant conferences and groups to visit their facilities, providing access to a deep pool of resources and thought leaders.
The Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens sits on 113 acres. There's lots of walking, so comfortable shoes are a must. You can rent single and double strollers near the entrance - the cost is $10 for the single for the day and $14 for the double. The zoo also allows visitors to bring in wagons and other adult controlled ride-on toys if you want to push your kid around in their beloved plastic fire truck. Another option is the Safari Shuttle, which stops at six different spots along the perimeter of the zoo. There is an additional charge to use the shuttle. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for kids 2-12. But you can ride it as often as you like.
Instead of trying to do the entire zoo in a single visit, choose a few animals you really want to see and take your time. The playful chimpanzees are always a crowd pleaser - “Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains” has been hailed by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall as one of the finest chimpanzee habitats in the country.
Discover Los Angeles
There's no shortage of things to do in the City of Angels this July. From concerts to dineL.A. Restaurant Week and much more, discover these fun events happening around Los Angeles. For Fourth of July events, read our guide to fireworks displays and special events to celebrate America’s Birthday across L.A.
Who says you can't combine work and play? With its endless entertainment options, L.A. is the perfect city to mix business with leisure. Add a few extra days before or after your visit and explore the city’s many attractions. Whether it’s visiting a world-class museum or attending a boisterous ball game, there's always something exciting to do in L.A.