I've been to LA multiple times since the mid-1990's and always enjoy exploring this magical place. It has a vibe - whether by the beach, along the canals in Venice, up in the hills, or Hollywood - it's a city made up of many cities and cultures. The scenic landscape of hills next to the ocean and all the stories from movies and TV shows conjures up a sense of nostalgia and feeling like you're perpetually on vacation. It's also great that you can get out to Joshua Tree National Park within a couple hours where a beautiful desert landscape awaits.
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