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Visitors to the Los Angeles area find they can do and see anything imaginable in this incredibly diverse area. Los Angeles' top attractions, such as Disneyland or Universal Studios are already world famous, but typically require an entire day.

Here are some fun options for ICANN attendees who may have just a few hours of downtime to venture out during the event:

 

Top Five things to do in Los Angeles

See the stars on Hollywood Boulevard

Well, if you are going to visit LA, you really have no choice but to pay Hollywood Boulevard a visit. Situated in North Los Angeles, between Downtown and the Hollywood hills, the Boulevard plays host to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where stars of the screen are commemorated by engraved stars built into the sidewalk. Not only will you see Los Angeles at its most lively but a number of other attractions are featured along the boulevard, including Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Wax Museum, the Kodak Theatre and, of course, a view of the Hollywood Sign (you can't actually get close to the sign itself - it is in a protected zone). There are dozens of bars and restaurants to rest and relax in on the way. So catch a cab and enjoy the stroll.

Visit the Getty Centre

The Getty Centre is in the Hollywood hills, near to the 405 freeway, and is the $1.2 billion flagship museum of J. Paul Getty, the oil magnate who died in 1976. The museum is free (but closed on Mondays) and looks across the whole of Los Angeles. Some remarkable architecture (by Richard Meier) contains a huge collection that covers classical sculpture and art, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and photographs. The Center also possesses some beautiful surrounding gardens. A stunning and relaxing place to visit. For more information, visit the Getty Centre's website at http://www.getty.edu/.

Stroll along Venice Beach

Not just a stunning Californian beach but also the promenade parallel to it that takes in the world-famous Muscle Beach, tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, a bike trail and a long series of unique architectural beach-facing condos. Venice Beach (named after the canals built into the drained marshland behind it) is a beach resort built in the early 1900s that has become a tourist attraction and is renowned for its electic, counter-culture atmosphere. Its palm-tree promenade - littered with shops, bars and restaurants - follows the coast all the around to Santa Monica where it meets the pier - another famous LA landmark. A stroll you won't forget. You can see a webcam of the main Venice Beach entrance here.

Shop in Beverly Hills

Los Angeles is famous for its wealth of extremely exclusive (and extremely expensive) fashion boutiques. Most famous of all the shopping roads in posh Beverly Hills is Rodeo Drive, a road that boasts just about every high-fashion label in the world. Giorgio Armani, Bang & Olufsen, Badgley Mischka, Bally, Bottega Veneta, Bvlgari, Cartier, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, David Yurman, DeBeers, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Gucci, Herm├Ęs, Lacoste, La Perla, Louis Vuitton, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Tiffany & Co, Valentino, Versace and Yves Saint-Laurent are but a smattering of the shops. And if that weren't enough, the cheaper if hipper Melrose Avenue offers goods and clothing from a range of newer fashion houses including Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta, Paul Smith, John Varvatos and others. If high-fashion isn't your thing, you'll still find plenty of places to shop in Beverley Hills, as well as downtown and Santa Monica. If you love shopping, you'll love LA.

Catch the sunset at Marina del Rey (and see ICANN)

Marina del Rey is just up the coast from Los Angeles airport and is the largest man-made yacht harbour in the world. It is also the location of ICANN's (and the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute) headquarters.

The marina itself is surrounded by high-rise condos, hotels, apartments, shops, and restaurants, some good, some not so good. Marina del Rey is, oddly enough, not actually part of Los Angeles despite being surrounded by the city. There would be little point visiting ICANN while the conference is on, but it is worth visiting for nothing else to see the sunset over the harbour, especially if you have a seat in one of the restaurants that overlook the yachts and pleasure boats.

 

Local Transportation

 

Metro Rail

The Metro can take you just about anywhere in LA County. The closest station is just a few blocks away from the meeting venue, on Aviation Boulevard. Guests can walk across the street and take a quick bus ride to the station. A roundtrip ticket is $5.00. Metro Rail Interactive Map (features multiple destinations, including Long Beach, Hollywood, Universal City, Pasadena and Downtown)


Ocean Express Trolley
The restaurants, shops and shoreline of Manhattan Beach are just a short bus ride away, thanks to the Ocean Express shuttle. This free service operates hourly from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m and provides complimentary transportation to and from the Century Corridor to the shops and attractions at Manhattan Beach. Hop aboard!


Santa Monica Bus #3

Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, and Westwood are all easily accessible from the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Guests can catch the bus right in front of the hotel. The fare is $.75.

 

Nearby Restaurants


Aside from the restaurants at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, Trimana (located next door), Denny's and several fast food restaurants within walking distance, the following are nearby restaurants on Rosecrans Boulevard that attendees would truly enjoy:


Flemming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
2301 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
tel +1 310 643 6911

Cozymel's California
2171 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
tel +1 310 606 5464

McCormick & Schmick's
2101 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
tel +1 310 416 1123

P.F. Chang's China Bistro
2041 Rosecrans Boulevard
El Segundo, CA 90245
tel +1 310 607 9062

Daily Grill
2121 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
tel +1 310 524 0700

Romano's Macaroni Grill
2321 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
tel +1 310 643 0812

Wolfgang Puck Cafe
2121 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245
tel +1 310 607 9653

Houston's
1550 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
tel +1 310 643 7211

Il Fornaio
1800 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
tel +1 310 725 9555