Los Angeles is an arts and culture destination unlike any other. In addition to the countless theaters, galleries, gardens, and architectural treasures, the city is home to over 100 museums. Offering a wide range of topics and areas of expertise, many of the area's museums also offer "free days" making their collections as accessible as possible. SoCal Museums offers a listing of participating institutions and a map for planning.
The Great Outdoors
The weather. Ask any L.A. resident about why they love living here and this will be part of their answer. Beyond a simple love of sunshine, the true perk of the perfect climate is that it allows you to enjoy Southern California's incredible landscape. Mountains, desert, and 75-miles of coastline offer plenty of activity year-round, check out Discover Los Angeles for ideas on where to hike, surf, and more.
Los Angeles is the creative capital of the world, and we're not just saying that. The city supports independent, diverse makers, and with a solid manufacturing industry within city limits, it's a no-brainer for creative entrepreneurs. Hear the stories from the makers themselves at LA Original, a pilot program of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to promote locally designed and made goods.