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5 Reasons Why Los Angeles is the Best City in the USA

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30 June 2021
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Los Angeles is not only one of America's biggest and most famous cities, it also might just be the best. 

Read about the five things that make the city a top choice among our English students.


1. Wonderful Weather

They don't call it “sunny California” for nothing. In Los Angeles, residents are treated to sunshine and warm weather year round. The city has what is called a Mediterranean climate, with low humidity and temperatures that rarely go higher than 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius).

There's not much rain either, making it the ideal spot to enjoy the beach, the parks, and all the other sites LA offers.


2. Hollywood

“La La Land” is the city where dreams come true for many aspiring actors and the home to hundreds of celebrities. It's the most well-known city in the world when it comes to movie making. Seeing famous people can be part of every day life here, where it's possible to see your favorite movie star sitting at the next table when you go out to dinner.

This also makes “Tinseltown” the best city to watch movies, with so many great theaters and tons of movie premiers happening all the time.


3. Music Scene

Los Angeles isn't just about movies either. More music is recorded here than anywhere in the world, and the city is home to major record label headquarters like Capitol Records. Plus, LA has given us some of the best artists and bands ever.

5 great music acts formed in Los Angeles:

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Doors
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Metallica
  • Guns N' Roses


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4. Food Trucks

What's a food truck? It's usually a van-style vehicle, complete with a small kitchen, that parks and allows customers to order food through a window in the side. LA has a higher concentration of these than anywhere in the country.

It's not just simple foods, either. You can find trucks that serve sushi, dim sum, Korean barbecue tacos, cupcakes, and everything in between.


5. Disneyland

If taking pictures with Mickey Mouse and riding roller coasters sounds like your idea of fun, California has plenty to offer. LA offers a handful of amusement parks where you can enjoy rides and snack on tasty foods in the warm sun.

5 theme parks within the metro area:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Disneyland
  • Disney's California Adventure
  • Knotts Berry Farm

What great things about Los Angeles are we forgetting? We'd love to hear about your additions or disagreements in the comments section.


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