About Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles (often known by its initials L.A.), is the second-largest city in the United States. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is a global city with a diverse economy in entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine and research. Los Angeles is often referred to as The Entertainment Capital of the World due to the presence of Hollywood, and the area’s radio, television, music, & filmmaking, as well as the abundance of tourist and amusement attractions in the region.
Getting Around L.A.
it is highly recommended that you rent a car from the airport on arrival. Other options do include the Metro system (combination of trains and buses) and Uber. There is also SuperShuttle Service to/from LAX to anywhere in LA.
If you are being picked up by friends or family from LAX, consider using the Van Nuys FlyAway bus service instead. Specifically, the Van Nuys location is most convenient for getting to the San Fernando Valley area, where the majority of mumineen reside. You can Uber from there to your hotel or utaro, or rent a car from the adjacent Van Nuys airport.
- Metro Map – overview (PDF)
- Metro Map – downtown (PDF)
- Uber – L.A. Fare Estimator
- Van Nuys FlyAway – schedule (PDF)
- LAX SuperShuttle
Halal Dining and Grocery
There are a vast number of halal options for dining in the San Fernando Valley. Click here to view halal restaurants in the area (via Zabihah.com). Popular choices include:
NY Pizza Factory – 5706 East Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley
Lemongrass Thai/Chinese – 22205 Sherman Way, Canoga Park
Raz’s Little Italy – 23233 Saticoy St, Canoga Park
Kashcool Kitchen – 20929 Ventura Blvd., Unit 22, Los Angeles
Bombay to Beijing – 20861 Lassen Street, Chatsworth
There are also a number of Halal grocery stores in the vicinity, including:
Legoland (San Diego)
The Great Outdoors
Whale Watching Tours (Oxnard)
Museums and Art
Space Shuttle Endeavour (California Science Center)