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Welcome To Los Angeles

Known as one the trend setting cities in the world for fashion, media, entertainment and lifestyle, Los Angeles is rich in history and cultural heritage. Often referred to as the arts and entertainment capital of the world, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a live show at one of the many studios, listen to live music in a local venue or catch a concert at the Hollywood Bowl or explore the downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) arts district. Famous its climate, LA has great beaches, mountains and national forests where outdoor recreation opportunities abound. The best way to explore LA is by exploring its vibrant amazing multicultural neighborhoods. The Tournament of Roses is one of the more famous events to occur in the Los Angeles area, with the massive Rose Parade, tailgating and the Rose Bowl football game. Of course, LA is famous for its celebrity culture, and you can spot many familiar faces from movies and TV in places like the Melrose Trading Post, Ventura Blvd or the Studio City Farmers Market or near the major studios in Burbank.

EXPLORE Los Angeles

From Coachella to E3, the world's largest conference/cosplay convention, to the worlds biggest Halloween party, Los Angeles is full of famous events all year long. Search for top events in Los Angeles

Districts of Los Angeles.

Downtown or DTLA - This is the central business district of the city, home to the Arts District, Fashion District, and the DDUX favorite - the pinata district. DTLA has had a revival in recent years with a lot of redevelopment, new loft apartments, bars and shopping, although the famous skid row still exists.

Eastside: A funkier area north of downtown and east of Hollywood that is rapidly gentrifying and the home DDUX in the Atwater Village neighborhood.

Harbor Area: Home of the largest sea port in the US and the launching point for trips to Catalina Island.

Hollywood: The iconic Hollywood district has the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl, famous theaters like the Egyptian and the TCL Chinese Theater. When people think of LA, Hollywood is often twhat they picture.

San Fernando Valley: The northern suburban portion of Los Angeles, contains Burbank and its many studios where popular movies and shows like the Ellen Show are filmed. Nearby North Hollywood is experiencing a revitalization.

South Central: Is famed for the Rodney King riots, however there are definitely things to see here like the Exposition Park.

Westside: The area between downtown LA and the ocean, contains things like the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills and Malibu, which includes DDUX favorite Zuma Beach.

Wilshire: Home of the historic architecture of the Miracle Mile District, the Farmer's Market and The Grove shopping areas, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Koreatown, CBS Television City, and another DDUX favorite, the La Brea Tar Pits.

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Weather Forecast for Los Angeles

Overnight

Patchy drizzle and fog. Cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday

Patchy drizzle and fog before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night

Patchy drizzle. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday

Patchy drizzle and fog before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Saturday Night

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Sunday

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Sunday Night

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Monday

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Monday Night

Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Tuesday

Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Tuesday Night

Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Wednesday

Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

DDUX Los Angeles Blog

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