Scintillating California: The Crown Jewel of the United States (Part 1)

California, often called as the Golden State, is situated on south-western United States bordered with Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexican state of Baja California. It has been the most populous state in the entire country and is the primary source of immigration for many people around the world. California is blessed with vast natural resources and has been the ideal resource of agriculture in the country. It has a reputation of being “The Information Technology Hub of the World”, where most of the fortune 500 technology companies have their bases located in Silicon Valley of the San Francisco Bay Area. California has Mediterranean style of climate throughout the year, making it ideal for people to settle. It has the largest of all state economies at $2.203 trillion contributing 13.2% of American National economy of $17 trillion. California boasts two global cities in Los Angeles and San Francisco, which commands the world in Business, Finance, Technology, Education, Entertainment and Tourism.

LAX

Bird’s eye view of the Los Angeles International Airport, has been the busiest international airport on the west coast of the US.

My trip kicked off like a celebrity after landing in Los Angeles International Airport colloquially known as LAX.

Los Angeles: No other city on planet Earth is like “The City of Angels”. This Californian Metropolis is the heart of world’s entertainment industry, The Hollywood. The grand facades of Universal Studios welcomes it guests to taste the grandeur of Los Angeles, offering a film studio with a theme park to enjoy a perfect weekend. Universal studio also has two hotels in the names of Hilton and Sheraton, a multi-screen globe theatre and world famous Universal CityWalk. Most of the Hollywood movie stars have their residences at Beverly Hills, the ultra modern township that is entirely located in Los Angeles County offering a breathtaking view of the City of Los Angeles.

LA Downtown

Aerial view of Los Angeles Downtown, the financial hub of Western United States.

Being the second largest city in the US next only to the Big Apple, Los Angeles has the third largest City economy in the world at $831 billion (in 2008) is an important center for Business, Finance and Education. Los Angeles is also known for its famous Hollywood styled police speed traps. It boasts extensive freeway system and has the highest per capita automobile consumption in the world.

Los Angeles sits ideally adjacent to the pacific coast, is subject for earthquakes due to its location on Pacific Ring of Fire. It has two vital ports for trade namely, Los Angeles and Long Beach, together forms the fifth busiest amongst the ports in the world and the most vital trade post on American West Coast. It is always be a perfect holiday to spend time along the coast spread from Malibu to the South Bay. One can enjoy the sandy beaches and rustic waters of the Pacific Ocean.

LA Downtown

Downtown Aerial View, Courtesy: LA Helicopter Tours.

People of Los Angeles are warm and welcoming, English is the primary language of communication for most of the citizens and there are considerable Spanish speakers due to proximity to Mexico. Most of the people have celebrity culture in them and enjoy their time with warm hospitality.

LA View

Los Angeles has extensive freeway network but Traffic Jams are common sight. Photo Credits: Sapuru.

Los Angeles posses immense talent in arts and music that has made me fall in love with the city and it has a prominent place in the field of education with world famous universities namely, California State University (Los Angeles & Northridge), University of California (ULCA) and numerous film & art institutes.

Los Angeles is also world famous for being the Host City of Annual Academy Awards, the annual extravaganza  happens in the Dolby Theatre (previously known as Kodak Theatre) situated on the Hollywood Boulevard, has a famous Hollywood walk of fame.

As a part of Californian expedition the Part 1 of the article ends here and yes there’s more to come, Please Stay tuned for Part 2.

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Jacob Higgins
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Jacob Higgins

A blogger by passion follows the latest Industry trends and an explorer by choice.
Jacob Higgins
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Jacob Higgins

A blogger by passion follows the latest Industry trends and an explorer by choice.

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Jacob Higgins

A blogger by passion follows the latest Industry trends and an explorer by choice.
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