Before you escape to Los Angeles on a whim, take the time to learn a little about it.
To help you get your bearings, Los Angeles sits 110 miles (177 kilometers) northwest of the notable city of San Diego County.
You can forget about the big-name sights — it's the locals that make a place tick. In this part of California, you'll find 3,800,000 of them.
Ardent sightseers will want to have a look at The Grove and Griffith Observatory. After more things to see in this buzzing city? The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the California Science Center should keep you busy.
The intimacy and artistry of live theater is difficult to deny. Grab tickets to a production at Microsoft Theater and experience the magic for yourself! Seeking some more ideas? If you love your tunes live and loud, purchase tickets to an event at Walt Disney Concert Hall. It'll definitely up the tempo of your vacation! But there's more. Eager to attend a conference or cultural event while you're in the local area? Study the calendar at Los Angeles Convention Center and find something that piques your interest.