As the setting for countless television shows and movies and a seemingly endless number of beautiful people soaking up the sun on golden, palm-lined sands, Los Angeles is sometimes called the city of dreams. A travel nurse who lands an assignment in L.A., however, will find so much more. After taking your first Los Angeles travel nurse job, you may be tempted to extend that 13-week travel nursing assignment at least once.
Here are 10 reasons why:
1. The Hollywood Experience
There are multiple ways to indulge in the Hollywood “experience,” like strolling the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which features hundreds of figures from the world of entertainment. At Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, you can put your hands into the handprints of the famous, and when major film screenings are hosted, stand along the red carpet outside to watch the stars arrive.
2. Enjoy Panoramic Views From Griffith Park
Griffith Park is one of the top spots in the area when it comes to incredible views, which include the Hollywood sign and the surrounding hills. At Griffith Observatory, you’ll have complimentary use of a telescope for watching stars of a different kind after dark.
3. Shopping and Star Spotting
While those countless twinkling stars are fun to gaze at, if you hope to spot a Hollywood star, you may want to window shop along Rodeo Drive. Here you’re likely to mingle among a few celebrities. The Grove is a great place to do some actual shopping and people-watching as an open-air mall where celebs also come to indulge in one of their favorite pastimes.
4. Free Entertainment at Venice Beach
World-famous Venice Beach is a great place for free entertainment, hosting hundreds of street performers along its walkway. You could everything from jugglers, fire-breathers, and break dancers to musicians and mimes.
5. Play at Santa Monica Pier
An iconic landmark in the L.A. area for decades, the Santa Monica Pier hosts an amusement park that includes the only solar-powered Ferris wheel in the world. Take a spin to enjoy breathtaking coastline views from 130 feet above the pier.
6. Catch the Lakers or Clippers
Grab a seat at the Staple Center to watch the NBA’s Lakers or Clippers in action. Be sure to bring your camera, as you’re likely to spot celeb fans like actor Jack Nicholson, who’s owned courtside tickets to the Lakers for decades.
7. Check Out the L.A. County Museum of Art
The largest art museum in the western U.S. is a multi-building complex that boasts a collection of modern and contemporary works from across the globe.
8. Score a Bargain at the Rose Bowl Flea Market
The east side suburb of Pasadena hosts one of the world’s most famous flea markets. It’s the ideal spot to pick up items that add a personal touch to your temporary living place at a bargain price.
9. Head to the Hills
There are many scenic drives throughout the L.A. area, including roads that wind through the Hollywood, Beverly, and Holmby Hills. Along the way you’ll spot countless jaw-dropping mansions owned by the rich and famous.
10. Amusement Park Thrills
This area is famous for its amusement parks too, from Universal Studios to Disneyland and everything in between, allowing you to indulge your penchant for thrills and feel like a kid again.
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