Exploring the Dazzling Cosmopolitans
About Los Angeles and Miami
Popular as LA, Los Angeles is a sprawling city in Southern California famed as the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Meaning “The Angels” in Spanish, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the country after New York City, the most populous city in the state of California and the county seat of Los Angeles County. The inhabitants of the city are referred to as Angelenos. It has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th Global Economic Power Index.
Luscious beaches, stunning architecture and enchanting greenery are some of the features of the most vibrant city of state of Florida, Miami. It is the principal, central, and most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area, and the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States after Washington, D.C. Miami has been classified as an Alpha−World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami “America’s Cleanest City”. Miami is nicknamed the “Capital of Latin America” and is the second largest U.S. city with a Spanish-speaking majority.
Both the sprawling cities of Los Angeles and Miami boasts of so many tourist attractions that almost everybody can find something to savor.
In Los Angeles, The Getty Center, Griffith Observatory, Universal Studios Hollywood, California Science Center, The Nethercutt Collection, Staples Center, Griffith Park, Santa Monica Bay, Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, Petersen Automotive Museum, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, The Broad, The Grove, Runyon Canyon Park, Dodger Stadium, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Venice Canals Walkway, Bradbury Building, Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, Hollywood Bowl Museum, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), The Grammy Museum and Union Station are some of the top points of interests you can explore.
In Miami, you can discover some of the most enriching spots such as American Airlines Arena, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Zoological Wildlife Foundation, Wynwood Walls, Metromover, Zoo Miami, Dolphin Mall, Wynwood, Marlins Park, Wynwood Art Walk, Bayside Marketplace, Bayfront Park, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami Trolley, Coconut Grove, Miami Children’s Museum, Jungle Island, Little Havana, The Falls Shopping Center, Deering Estate, Monkey Jungle, Calle Ocho, Freedom Tower and Tropical Park.
Best Time to Visit
The best times to visit Los Angeles is from March to May or from September to November, when the air is more breathable and the crowds are less oppressive. Average temperatures during these times remain in the 60s or 70s, which makes walking around and visiting outdoor attractions much more comfortable.
The best time to visit Miami is between March and May when the sun shines with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s during the day. Aside from the gorgeous weather, a spring visit allows you to sidestep the peak winter rates.
Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX) and Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA) are the major airports serving respectively. Flights to Los Angles and Flights to Miami can be found throughout the year.