Step off campus and you’ll find yourself in one of the most creative environments in the world―virtually anything is possible in this city. We're just minutes from the thriving arts mecca that is Downtown L.A., and are proud to offer access to a world-class community of established and emerging artists and designers as well as the renowned scientists and technologists at Caltech.
Beyond offering unparalleled opportunities in the fields of film and entertainment, L.A. is a hub of innovation in advertising, art, automotive design, communication and digital media, technology, education, societal trends and more.
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As a major hub of creative industries, it’s no surprise that L.A. is a haven for art and design. From Downtown Arts District to Mural Mile, from Watts Towers to the Honor Fraser Gallery, there’s so much to explore and take in. Want to soak up some sun and inspiration? Wander around the Chandler Outdoor Gallery or chill at Barnsdall Art Park.
L.A.’s landscape is peppered with architectural wonders—from traditional to modern to futuristic. Take a tour of the Eames House, Ennis House or Hollyhock House for a weekend activity, or just stroll through Downtown L.A. and check out the Bradbury Building. And of course you can’t miss the Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad or Hayden Tract.
There’s enough inspiration to last a lifetime within the museums of L.A. See the history and artistry of cars at the Petersen Automotive Museum, discover countless works at LACMA, MOCA and The Broad, or hang alongside Pacific Coast Highway at the Getty Villa. Whichever you choose, the cultural finds around L.A. are waiting to be discovered.
Who’s hungry? There are so many different spaces and places to dine and discover new cuisines in our city. Can’t decide what you want to eat? Head to Grand Central Market or the Original Farmers Market where you can choose from a Smorgasbord of choices. Or dine around the world without leaving the city by stopping in Koreatown, Little Ethiopia, Persian Square, Thai Town, and end the night with some trusty taco trucks. L.A. has got more than 80 regional cuisines waiting for you to try.
You can find just about every music genre in L.A. With one music venue after another, there are so many opportunities to get in touch with your musical side in this city. Experience the beats of your favorite bands while nestled in the Greek Theatre, or hike up to the Hollywood Bowl for a legendary music experience. Want to take it indoors? The Wiltern and Troubadour are favorites here. Want to discover new music? Try The Mint, Hotel Cafe or The Echo.
It’s showtime! Whether it’s an original production at the Pasadena Playhouse, a Broadway classic taking up residency at the historic Pantages Theatre, or a classical piece from Shakespeare at Center Theatre Group or A Noise Within, there’s always a place for Angelenos to experience the joy of live theatre. Want something more lighthearted? Catch some improv at the famous Groundlings Theatre or Upright Citizen’s Brigade.
There’s more history to this town than meets the eye. Walk up and down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and step inside the TCL Chinese Theater for some old Hollywood glamour. Take a sunny stroll through the Venice canals or get in touch with space at the Griffith Observatory. Want to go back tens of thousands of years? Check out the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum to learn about the Ice Age. And don’t forget Union Station and the recently restored Angels Flight Railway downtown.
With days and days of sun, there’s always a reason to get outside and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hiking amongst the stars in Runyon Canyon, catching some waves while surfing in Malibu or hitting the slopes at Big Bear, there’s an activity for anyone and everyone.
L.A. living is the best. Whether you’re shopping the fabulous stores on Abbot Kinney, taking a roller coaster ride on the Santa Monica Pier, watching an iconic Hollywood film at ArcLight Cinema or taking over the streets during CicLAvia, there are no limits to what’s possible with the L.A. lifestyle.
Not a day goes by when there isn’t an exciting event going on in L.A. Get sporty and catch a Dodgers or Lakers game, attend any number of street festivals and farmers markets, watch a film at Hollywood Forever Cemetery or explore the treasures of the past at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.