The biggest draw for people considering Los Angeles travel is the fact that it’s home to the entertainment industry. Many visitors do catch sight of a celebrity or two and from Hollywood to Santa Monica, famous faces abound. Yet Los Angeles, more commonly known as L.A., is so much more. Los Angeles is the second largest city in the U.S. (after New York), and as such is home to every imaginable immigrant culture (including a few people who claim to have come from outer space). Neighborhoods like Little India, Little Saigon, Chinatown, or Little Tokyo provide diverse shopping and dining experiences. LA’s many eclectic neighborhoods, from Downtown to Beverly Hills to Venice Beach, all have something unique to offer. And while L.A. is ultra-modern and often embraces its concrete jungle characteristics, it’s also a place where one can swim in the ocean and hike in the mountains without leaving town.