Posted on December 22, 2017
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Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life! Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:

Entertainment

Need to unwind after a long week?

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Museums

Treat yourself to some art and history every once in a while!

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. It attracts nearly a million visitors annually.It holds more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series.
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (abbreviated NHM) is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States, Its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history.
  • The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum offers free general admission to its permanent collection galleries. It opened on September 20, 2015.
  • California Science Center is a state agency and museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Established first 1951 as California Museum of Science and Industry and then 1998 as California Science Center.
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles, California. The main branch is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. Established in 1979, the museum's exhibits consist primarily of American and European contemporary art created after 1940.

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Theatres

Attend a concert or alternate between old movies and live events, there's a plethora of choices.

  • Dolby Theatre is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland Center shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theater has hosted the Academy Awards ceremonies (the Oscars).
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre, is a movie palace that opened on May 18, 1927 on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame. It has since been home to many premieres as well as birthday parties, corporate junkets, and three Academy Awards ceremonies.
  • El Capitan Theatre is a fully restored movie palace at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. The theater and adjacent Hollywood Masonic Temple. For a decade it presented live plays, with over 120 productions.
  • Vista Theatre is a historic single-screen movie theater in Los Angeles, California, located in Los Feliz on the border with East Hollywood. It opened on October 16, 1923. In addition to screening films, the theater also showed vaudeville acts on stage.
  • Orpheum Theatre on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, California, opened on February 15, 1926. After a $3 million renovation, started in 1989, it is the most restored of the historical movie palaces in the city.

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Sports

Catch a game and vibe with the spirit of LA.

  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is an American sports stadium located in the Exposition Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles, California. The stadium serves as the home to the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans football team. USC also rents the Coliseum to various events, including international soccer games, musical concerts and other large outdoor events.
  • Staples Center, is a multi-purpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Opening on October 17, 1999, it is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The arena is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
  • Galen Center is a multipurpose indoor arena and athletic facility owned and operated by the University of Southern California. In addition to basketball and volleyball events, the Galen Center hosts concerts, pageants and theatrical performances.
  • Dodger Stadium, occasionally called by the metonym Chavez Ravine, is a baseball park located in the Elysian Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles, the home field of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. Opened 55 years ago on April 10, 1962.

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Festivals

Lights, Street Performers and Art.. LA has it all!

  • Rose Parade was originally started on January 1, 1890. It is watched in person by hundreds of thousands of spectators on the parade route. The 2017 parade featured 44 floats, 19 equestrian units with approximately 400 horses, and 22 marching bands.
  • Academy Awards, now known officially as The Oscars, is a set of awards given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Regular people stand behind barricades that look over the red carpet.
  • Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is a car race held on a street circuit in Long Beach, California. Long Beach Grand Prix is the longest running major street race held in North America. It started in 1975 as a Formula 5000 race, and became a Formula One event in 1976.
  • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a free, public festival celebrating the written word. It is the largest book festival in the United States. Started in 1996, the Festival is held on the penultimate weekend of April hosted by the University of Southern California and features vendors, authors and publishers.
  • Los Angeles County Fair is an annual county fair. It was first held on October 17, 1922, and ran for five days through October 21, 1922. The Fair has been the link between California's agriculture industry and the public, providing a community gathering place where people learn about California's heritage and enjoy traditional Fair food, activities and entertainment.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • Disneyland Park has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with over 650 million guests since it opened. It opened on July 17, 1955.
  • Hollywood Sign is a landmark and American cultural icon situated in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The sign overlooks Hollywood, Los Angeles. "HOLLYWOOD" is spelled out in 44-foot (13.4 m)-tall white capital letters and is 352 feet (107.3 m) long. The sign was originally created in 1923 as an advertisement.
  • Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles with an elevation of 1,135 ft (346 m) sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest.
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others.
  • Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California. With an iconic entrance, the pier is popular with residents and visitors as a landmark that is over 100 years old.

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Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Chef Kang Food Truck famous for its fusion burgers, it is open from 6:00 pm --- 1:00 am through the week and is closed on Mondays. It also has the under $10 price range.
  • Deli-In at Wilshire Blvd is an inexpensive deli. It is open from 7:00 am --- 6:00 pm on all days and remains shut on Sundays.
  • Ktown Pho is a Vietnamese restaurant at Western Avenue. It stays open 11:00 am --- 9:00 pm on all days but Wednesday. You can also enjoy a full meal under $10.
  • Gracie's Pizza is an inexpensive cafe at Melrose Avenue, it serves salads and pizzas on all days of the week from 11:00 am --- 12:00 am.
  • El Chato Taco Truck is a Mexican food truck at Olympic Blvd that serves food in the under $10 price range. It is open from 9:00 pm --- 1:30 am and is closed on Mondays and Sundays.

Coffeehouses

These coffee houses will make you forget Starbucks.

  • Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea at West Sunset Boulevard
  • Urth Caffe at Melrose Avenue
  • Cafe Gratitude at North Larchmont Boulevard
  • Aroma Coffee & Tea Co at Tujunga Avenue
  • LA Cafe at South Spring Street

Shopping

Fresh and trending!

Drugstores

These drugstores have several branches in and around LA, visit their websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • Walgreens
  • Rite Aid
  • CVS

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Convenience Stores (Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around LA for these stores.

  • Whole Foods Market
  • Ralphs
  • Vons

Clothing (women & men)

  • The $2 at Downtown LA
  • Fashion of Echo Park at Echo Park
  • FIDM Scholarship Store at Downtown LA
  • Apparel Candy at Historic South Central
  • Out Rage at Downtown LA

Convenience

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Laundromats

Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • Desi's Coin Laundry at Pico Blvd
  • Highland Laundromat at Highland Avenue
  • Limpia Laundromat at Vine Street
  • Coin Laundry at La Cienega Blvd

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