Los Angeles is like a dream, not just because of its hallucinatory landscape, which is vast and flat with a persistent smog and a mountainous backdrop. It is a city with so many different faces who have just one thing in common: they all feel out-of-this-world.
You can’t mention Los Angeles without conjuring up Hollywood, celebrities and glamour. Sure, Los Angeles is all those things, but it is also funky, eclectic and bohemian. And no wonder; the city is one of the most diverse in the United States.
If you need to regain a sense of groundedness while in Los Angeles, take a hike in Runyon Canyon Park, which offers fantastic views of the city, wander through the seminal Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or see a performance by the world-renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at The Hollywood Bowl.