Los Angeles, California situated in Southern California is famous for its near perfect weather alongside lots of outdoor activities to keep tourists busy and allow visitors ample opportunities to enjoy the sunshine. Events such as hiking or visiting landmarks like the Chinese theatre, the Walt Disney concert hall at the music centre in downtown L.A, Universal studios Hollywood and Griffith Park which is home to Griffith observatory and planetarium are sure to keep you entertained whenever you make a trip to Los Angeles. Griffith Park also houses the Los Angeles Zoo, Ferndall Nature Museum, Bird Sanctuary and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. It has picnicking and swimming facilities, a golf course and bicycle rentals for cycling.
The California climate, Disneyland as well as the glamour associated with the motion picture and television industry also make Los Angeles one of the nation’s top tourist destination.
Its warm weather encourages a wide range of athletic activities, especially water sports-surfing, swimming at its beaches.
Los Angeles is home to a huge variety of sports teams with the most prominent including basketball, football, soccer and hockey teams.
Sports arenas in Los Angeles include
The staples centre: It is located in Downtown Los Angeles and is one of the most widely known sporting facilities in Los Angeles. It is home to the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA, men) and also the LA Kings Hockey team and the LA Sparks women’s basketball team. It opened in 1999 with a seating capacity of 18,997 people.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum stadium for football, opened in 1923, with a seating capacity of 93,607 people. It is located in Exposition Park across the University of California. It is home to the University’s Trojans football team and the LA Rams of the NFL. The coliseum was once home to LA Dodgers, LA Raiders and the UCLA Bruins. It has hosted the summer Olympics twice.
Dodger stadium is home to the LA baseball team the dodgers. It opened in April 1962 with a seating capacity of 56,000 which is the largest in all of the MLB. It is located in Elysian Park and it is the third oldest park in the MLB. It has hosted games in a number of World Series and parts of the Summer Olympics
Rose Bowl Stadium: This is the 17th largest stadium in the world. Located in Pasadena, it is home to the UCLA football team. Built in 1922, it now has a capacity of over 95,000. The stadium is famous for hosting American Football especially during the annual Rose Bowl game and the super bowl games. It has hosted a number of past FIFA World Cup games in the past also.