Exploring Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles screams variety. You could literally go from beach to mountains within the space of forty minutes, and there’s tons of things to see and do in the heart of the film industry.

If you have come to Los Angeles for maritime work, there are companies that operate barges, tugboats, water taxis and/or perform salvage work within the Port of Los Angeles. And if you happened to be seriously injured while engaged as a maritime worker you should seek out an experienced maritime accident lawyer to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Los Angeles maritime law attorneys handle a wide range of maritime matters. Since Los Angeles maritime law attorneys often represent and achieve resolutions on behalf of ship owners, ship captains, be sure you find one whose primary practice is representing crew members who have suffered disabling personal injuries.

On a lighter note, here are just some of the things you need to check out when visiting LA.

Sit in the lap of luxury at the famed shopping mecca Rodeo Drive. This street, which begins at Wilshire Boulevard, is equal parts cobblestoned European lane – complete with store front fa├žades – and film set. The street only encompasses three blocks but it’s a shopaholic’s dream, as it’s packed with fashion powerhouses such as Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Armani, Versace Gucci, Cartier’s, Tiffany & Co. and Gucci, not to mention some fine dining options, suck as five-star sushi restaurant Urasawa.

Rodeo Drive

* Take a stroll down the Venice Beach boardwalk for some one of a kind people watching. You’ll see everything from surfers, cyclists and roller-bladers to weigh-lifters and performance artists, not to mention street vendors selling their wares.

Venice Beach Boardwalk

* When you’re hungry for relatively cheap grub, head on down to Pink’s on La Brea / Melrose Avenue for a one-of-a-kind hot dog experience. Go traditional with a 10″ chili dog, or if you’re feeling decadent and can live with the guilt, get all fancy with a Martha Stewart Dog (10″ Stretch Dog, relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut, and sour cream) or a Ozzy Spicy Dog (Spicy Polish Dog, nacho cheese, American cheese, grilled onions, guacamole and chopped tomatoes).

Martha Stewart Dog

On weekends, you can expect long lines (but they move fast!). This is the true original Pinks, which has been family-owned since 1939!

For the epitome of Los Angeles nightlife, check out the infamous Sunset Strip located in West Hollywood. Here, you’ll find the Mondrian Hotel, The Chateau Marmont, the Viper Room, great restaurants and many more hotspots all sharing the same space.

The Bustling Sunset Strip

I have only mentioned some of the more popular things. In addition to all of these activities that we have discussed there are countless hidden treasures & exciting adventures waiting to be tried. You can literally spend a lifetime here & not get to try everything. The important thing to remember is that the city is not afraid of the night. You can spend all day on the beach & then all night dancing in a club or at an after party.

If you spend too much time here you are surely going to run into someone famous. Keep an eye out for them wherever you go & if all else fails, they offer tours to see the stars & their homes. Come visit & stay a while.

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