Where can you go to experience the excitement of Southern California, the lure of the big city, and the peacefulness of a trip to the seashore - all in one visit? The answer is Santa Monica, the Los Angeles area's true "urban" beach.
Enjoy ocean views, dining on the Pier, carnival games and rides at Pacific Park. Browse shops and watch street performers at the Third Street Promenade shopping district and Santa Monica Place shopping mall.
Beverly Hills is said to form a "Platinum Triangle" with adjacent neighborhoods Bel Air and Holmby Hills, as all three areas are regarded as the most affluent within Los Angeles. Beverly Hills is where you'll find perhaps one of most well-known streets in the world: Rodeo Drive-a haven for anyone who has a passion for fashion. These short three blocks are concentrated with an overwhelming array of designer labels, including the likes of Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Cartier, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabanna, Escada, Gucci, Harry Winston, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Valentino, Yves Saint-Laurent and more.
A major landmark since 1935, Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. It sits on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood where it commands a stunning view of the Los Angeles basin below. Thousands of people enjoy the view from its balconies, especially at night.
The Aquarium of The Pacific features oceanbased exhibits and marine life of the Pacific Ocean. At this favorite Southern California attraction, explore the various ocean habitats of Baja California, the frigid waters of the North Pacific and the colorful reefs of the tropical Pacific and come face-to-face with the ocean's ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon.
IOC WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN AND SPORT TOGETHERSTRONGER: The Future of Sport 16-18 FEBRUARY 2012 | LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA