Los Angeles (meaning The Angels), officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621. It has a land area of 469 square miles (1,215 km2), and is located in Southern California.


About Los Angeles

  

Important landmarks in Los Angeles include Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, , the Hollywood Sign, the Bradbury Building, Hollywood Boulevard, the Capitol Records Building, and Los Angeles City Hall.


The economy of Los Angeles is driven by international trade, entertainment (television, motion pictures, video games, recorded music), aerospace, technology, petroleum, fashion, apparel, and tourism. Los Angeles is also the largest manufacturing center in the western United States. The contiguous ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach together comprise the fifth-busiest port in the world and the most significant port in the Western Hemisphere and is vital to trade within the Pacific Rim. Other significant industries include media production, finance, telecommunications, law, healthcare, and transportation.


 
Los Angeles Travel Tips

 

> What to Pack  

  • Business cards
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hotel confirmation #s
  • 2016 UCHTIF + EB5 Projects Show Registration confirmation

> Health Tips

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Hydrate while you fly – alcohol will dehydrate you
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer wipes/gels
  • As a precaution, bring some cold/couch medicine, stomach flu medicine and herbal teas. You can purchase all of those items and any hotel or local pharmacy but it gets expensive.
  • Know your health plan and what they will and won’t cover if you need to see a doctor while you are traveling. Oftentimes, you have to call for pre-authorization before visiting a clinic or emergency room.

> LA Tipping Tips 

  

Since Los Angeles is a tourist destination, tipping is a big, big deal. You may not be too sure how much to tip and when. So here's a quick rundown.

  • Bellmen: They usually receive $1 a bag, but an extra tip is suggested if you use them to make show reservations, hail cabs or provide other additional assistance.
  • Taxi drivers: These folks drive like mad to get you where you're going, they help you with your bags, and provide a little chit-chat along the way. About 15 percent of your total fare should make up for their efforts.
  • Valet parking and maid service attendants: We suggest $1 to $2 each day.
  • Dealers: Tipping a dealer is a little trickier. You can give the dealer a tip in between hands or spins, and this tip can range from $1 to as much as you want to give. You also can wait until the end of your session and tip the dealer then.
  • Keno and bingo runners: $1 every few rounds is acceptable and suggested even if you aren't winning.
  • Cocktail waitresses: About $2 per round is sufficient for a small group (2-3 people). Increase for larger groups. Don't fail to tip, even if your drinks are complimentary.
  • Change person: Don't f