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People move out west for the sunshine and to avoid the rain. Throughout the generations, California has firmly established itself as the hub of entertainment, the home of Hollywood, impressive intellectual pursuits and some of the world's finest beaches. It has beckoned college students on spring break and families who need some time away. Perhaps the favorite place to stay is the Shore Hotel overlooking the Santa Monica Pier.
California has been known as the home to scientifically oriented individuals. This has generated an effort to bring science to the public, to popularize scientific knowledge so that the people of California will be informed and educated. This philosophy is brought to life in the California Science Center located in Los Angeles. It hosts a diverse range of scientific endeavors that have been popularized for public consumption. The individual who wants to go to the Museum of Natural History will learn about the generations of the natural world, from the earliest organisms to the development of intelligent life. There are Air and Space exhibits to demonstrate the progress of mankind's exploration of the cosmos. The California Science Center is a place of intrigue and the popularization of one of the most important disciplines.
Anybody who is enticed by American entertainment will enjoy Hollywood Boulevard. Tour the Walk of Fame and see the stars who have been ingrained in the hearts of Americans and whose performances have earned them a place of honor in the hub of entertainment. As you walk further down Hollywood Blvd, you will be confronted by people dressed as the superheroes and characters in popular films. They will even take a picture with you! Take in a film at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema. As you step onto the Blvd, you will find the epitome of American creativity and an aura of excitement.
Animals who live scattered in different parts of the world, who most of us would never have an opportunity to set our eyes upon if not for establishments such as the San Diego Zoo. See exotic animals, like a bonobo, giraffe, panda, and lions. There is even a Wildlife Sleepover package for children to camp out and to be educated about the wildlife that they are encountering. They will have s'mores around the campfire, a bus tour, live animal presentations, and much more.
Griffith park is a glimpse of quiet nature within the busy city of Los Angeles. People can step away from living in the fast lane to enjoying peaceful serenity in just a few moments. Sit with the family and enjoy a barbecue, enjoy a nature walk or a hike, or even walk up to the Griffith Observatory. The Observatory zooms in on different features of the cosmos as you sit back and observe the planetarium and listen to the soft voice of the scholar who is walking you through captivated features of our universe.
The California summer can be brutally hot, such that you might not even want to leave your hotel. It will also be packed with other visitors during the summer. Consider going during the Fall, when the temperature has dropped (but not so much that the beaches will be inactive).
Many areas of California have a thoroughly developed train system. Uber is also affordable and available throughout most of the state. However, the most convenient option is to simply rent a car or hire a private car service.