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What to do in Los Angeles

Besides hosting the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games for the West Region, the City of Angels is the perfect destination for those that want to lie out in the sun and enjoy some quality basketball. It’s also great for those who just want a brief vacation or for those just looking to enjoy the city holding Bill Walton’s alma mater.

In addition to supporting Arizona, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Xavier on their road to the Final Four, Los Angeles is the perfect getaway to get out of the heat and into the water. LA offers miles of beaches open to the public, like Venice Beach.

If you are more into an adrenaline junkie experience, why not take a 45-minute drive to Six Flags Magic Mountain? Magic Mountain offers a 262-acre theme park filled with 19 of the most intense roller coasters money can buy.

Universal Studios Hollywood provides a studio tour that one simply cannot miss. The “entertainment capital of the world” houses Universal Studios, whose tour debuted in 1915. The studio tour is narrated by “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and allows exploration of the backlots of movie studios and King Kong in 3D.

No one should forget about Hollywood Boulevard and its celebrity reputation full of stars, literally. The Hollywood Walk of Fame has more than 2,500 stars that bear names of actors, musicians and directors.

Speaking of Hollywood, why not hike around the famous sign seen in a countless number of movies? Griffith Park hosts the hike and offers three different trails.

Rodeo Drive offers shopaholics the avenue of a lifetime. Located in Beverly Hills, “the three blocks of Rodeo Drive are home to the epicenter of luxury, fashion and lifestyle.”

Finally, if you are looking to be a kid again at heart, venture into Disneyland, which is only about a 40-minute drive from LA.

If that isn’t enough to convince you to see the Wildcats in Los Angeles, at least get away from the hustle and bustle of work and take a vacation to the La La Land.


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