LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 25 September 2009

325 days of sunshine

dsc_0179Los Angeles can be so pleasantly overwhelming that often times I forget about some of the coolest aspects about living here and it always reinvigorating me when chatting with some of our visitors makes things resurface daily like a freash water spring!

However, sometimes I do not know how to “turn off.” Today I spent a couple of “off duty” hours chatting with visitors on my favorite hike near the Hollywood Sign! While I was tempted to check the back of my shirt to see if it read, Star Tours Hollywood, the hiking “chit chat” covered many questions about LA, that inspired me to share some with you in this blog. Enjoy!
* LA has, on average, 325 days of sunshine a year
* The average temperature in December is 68 degrees; and in July, 82 degrees
* LA is the only city in North America to have hosted the Summer Olympics twice
* The Olympic Cauldron (torch) from the 1984 games is still lit during USC football games
* Seven Super Bowls have been held in LA
* Dodger Stadium was the first ballpark to host more than 3 million spectators in one season
* You can surf, snowboard, ski, and blaze a trail through the desert all in the same day, thanks to the area’s unique geography
* More than 50 million people go to LA’s beaches each year
* The Santa Monica National Recreation Area covers 153,095 acres
* Griffith Park, at 4,014 acres of land, is the largest municipal park in the nation
* One of the largest manmade recreational harbors, Marina del Rey, is home to more than 6,000 private yachts
* LA has 475 miles of bicycle paths
* LA County has 19 golf courses, and 344 miles of horse and hiking trails
* Sports generally considered to have been invented here include: Beach Volleyball, Windsurfing, Skateboarding
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