The City of Angels is known for lots of things, including movies, beaches, traffic jams, food, technology, entertainment and so much more. Check out these things you’ll only see in LA – have you seen any of them?
The Burrito Box
A vending machine with five different burritos to choose from…enough said.
2. Funky parking signs
The signs on the left confused a lot of people, so the ones on the right are being trialled to make things a bit easier for drivers.
3. The original Disneyland
Built in 1955, it was the only park opened while Walt Disney was alive and is one of the world’s most popular theme parks.
4. The world’s shortest railway
Angels Flight, in Downtown LA, is a narrow gauge funicular that connects California Plaza and Hills Place. Sadly, it’s been closed since an incident in 2013, though there’s pressure to get it reopened for public use.
5. Flying yoga
If you want to make yoga more exciting, in LA you can try aerial yoga on a rooftop!
6. The steepest street in California
Eldred has a gradient of 33.3% and is thought to be the third steepest street in the whole of the US. This one’s definitely not for learner drivers!
7. The Museum of Jurassic Technology
A strange and unique museum that houses a collection of exhibits with varying degrees of authenticity. The collection of bizarre relics is sure to leave visitors perplexed.
8. The Binoculars Building
Currently leased by Google, the Binoculars Building, originally called the Chiat/Day Building, can be found in the Venice neighbourhood and was built from 1985-91 as the West Coast headquarters for Chiat/Day, an advertising agency.
9. The oldest McDonald’s
The world’s oldest McDonald’s opened in 1953 and is remained mostly the same ever since. It can be found in Downey, a city in southeast LA.