Located in Southern California, Los Angeles is the second-most populous metropolitan area in the USA and is also known as the 'City of Angels' or simply LA. Situated in a broad basin, Los Angeles is surrounded by desert landscapes, mountain ranges, forests, valleys and beaches along the Pacific Coast. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the below Lost Angeles map shows the 8 districts that the city of LA is divided into including Downtown, Eastside, Harbor Area, Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, South Central, Westside and Wilshire. The Los Angeles layout is quite grid-like, making it easy to navigate.
Each district of LA has its own unique atmosphere and attractions as well as a great range of accommodation options. Use the Los Angeles map below to help you decide which areas to visit, or if you have time visit them all! Downtown is LA's CBD and offers a great range of trendy shopping, dining, bars and hotels. The Eastside is a funky area situated between Downtown and Hollywood and is quickly gaining popularity. The Harbor Area is America's largest sea port and is the launch point for those visiting Catalina Island.
Hollywood is an attraction within itself but is also home to famous icons such as the Hollywood sign, Chinese Theater and Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as a great range of accommodation options. The San Fernando Valley is situated northwest of LA's city centre and is located in a picturesque valley. Although not particularly well known, the South Central region of LA is home to plenty of things to see and do including the Exposition Park museums. LA's Westside is situated between the city and the ocean and is a well-to-do corridor in the city limits. Wilshire is an historic region if LA home to the celebrity hotspot of The Grove as well as the fascinating La Brea Tar Pits attraction.