Fun in the sun: that's what comes to most people's minds when they think of Los Angeles. But L.A. is much more than just the beaches. Over 10 million people live in the metro area, spread out over hundreds of square miles stretching inland from the coast. L.A. is widely recognized as the entertainment capital of the world, but not everyone out here is a hopeful actor. The city's climate, upbeat pace and tolerance has drawn people from all over the globe to give the city an amazing diversity. Once you've gotten to know the "City of Angels", I'm sure you'll find that it's much more than just beaches, freeways and starlets. Reference this audio guide for important information to help make your visit to Los Angeles, a smooth one.
Nestled between coastal foothills and a gently curving bay, San Diego is the perfect blend of big city sophistication and Old World charm. Unlike California's other major cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco, the pace of San Diego is easygoing and laid back. Surprising, really, when you consider that it is the second-largest city in the state and seventh-largest in the country! But then, it's hard to hustle and bustle when you're living in on the coast with perfect weather year-round. San Diego is made up of several communities, and each of these has its own flavor and style. The downtown area is very metropolitan, while Old Town is influenced by its Spanish and Mexican heritage. Coastal areas like the Embarcadero are made up of boardwalks and beaches. Escondido and other inland communities are more rural, peppered with ranches and vineyards. Listen to this audio guide to learn about the pertinent information to help you get around this beautiful city.
Take a stroll through the Latin Quarter to experience much of the city's Medieval Parisian gothic architecture. Located in the 5th arrondissement, at the heart of the Left Bank, the Quarter has an academic and lively atmosphere as it is home to a couple universities and a great deal of history. Latin was primarily spoken in this area in the Middle Ages and it was the center of education, hence the name of Le Quartier Latin. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the entire tour, visit www.Tourcaster.com
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