Solo traveler's guide to Los Angeles

Tripoto
11th May 2014

Very American.....Hooters!

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Hollywood :)

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Graumann's Chinese Theatre

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Photo of Solo traveler's guide to Los Angeles by Ankita Misra
Photo of Solo traveler's guide to Los Angeles by Ankita Misra
Photo of Solo traveler's guide to Los Angeles by Ankita Misra

Not just The City of Angels but also the city of Stars,'Camera, Lights and Sound' and a complete possibility of being starstruck. As I landed in LA after a 17 Hours long journey from Dubai, I was sure there was nothing going to stop me from taking the rest of the day off to beat the jet lag. But as I traveled to my Hotel from the airport, I realised I could miss so much even in a single blink of an eye. So after taking the afternoon off, I took off to hit the nearby places. Being an architecture student and a die hard fan of Ar. Frank O. Gehry, I had to visit the Walt DIsney Concert Hall, which is now used as the LA Philharmonic Center. Dinner at Hooters with some chilling drinks and fish n onion rings. 

Next morning, I took a cab to the Hollywood Boulevard where almost all the attractions were only walking distance, Like Madame Tussauds, TCL Chinese Theater, Ghirardeli Theater, Dolby Theater. Thankfully, underground rails were a relief for travelling longer distances. To get to Downtown LA, I took the rail to Civic Center which was about 45mins away.

For solo travelers especially females, avoid dark and secluded places. LA can be little (or very) shady too. 

Although opposite end to the LAX (los angeles international airport), this Inn was situated at a calm and quiet corner in the county. The reason many people choose this hotel is for the convenient access to the rest of the Southern California, fondly known as SoCal and the Downtown Los Angeles.
Graumann's Theatre, now known as TCL Chinese Theatre is a profound name in the Film Industry all over the world. Best known for the footprints and palm impressions of legendary celebrities of Hollywood, TCL Chinese Theater holds 30 minutes documentary which now houses world's largest IMAX theater.
Photo of TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States by Ankita Misra
While you walk from the Graumann's Theater towards the Sunset Boulevard, on the both sides of the streets, the pedestrian is carved and inscribed with the name of famous celebrities from the film industry along with a little cartoon depicting their profession. People often cover the walk of fame to get pictures with their celeb's embeddings.
Photo of Walk of Fame, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States by Ankita Misra
Kodak Theatre or the Dolby Theatre is another attraction for movie lovers. The theatre is an architectural marvel in its own good way. Attractive super luxury outlets on both the side of the atrium, capitals displaying all the movies having won Academy Awards every since its very beginning. Be sure to run into atleast one or two celebrities while you are at the hollywood boulevard. In my case, I came across the rapper, 2 Chainz, a hip hp artist riding his monster Harley Davidson. Also, while you are at it, you may be given free passes to various shows like The Late Late Shows With Craig Ferguson etc. Its Hollywood, and anything can happen.
Photo of Dolby Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States by Ankita Misra
Its rightly a 'French Curve in the city of T-squares' If you fancy modern art and architecture, this is a must see attraction. Now open for various operas and theater performances, LA Phil or the Walt Disney Concert Hall rests in the heart of Los Angeles overlooking Downtown Los Angeles along the civic center. The space is abnormally quiet on the junction of two important streets. The best feature of LA Phil is the shiny metallic titanium finish that outshines the surrounding sandstone and brick towers.
Photo of Walt Disney Concert Hall, South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States by Ankita Misra
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