Los Angeles Aerial Views

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Sites That Must be Seen in Los Angeles

Santa Monica Pier

Van Wagenen Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier is over 100 years old and a landmark that must be seen.  The large double-jointed pier starts at the foot of Colorado Avenue.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Van Wagenen Los Angeles - Hollywood Stars

The Hollywood Walk of Fame has over 2,600 five-pointed stars embedded in the sidewalks along 18 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.

Hollywood Sign

Van Wagenen Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is an American cultural icon and landmark.  It is located on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills area and overlooks Hollywood.

Rodeo Drive

Van Wagenen Los Angeles Rodeo Drive

Rodeo Drive is a 2 mile long street with shopping and great views primarily in Beverly Hills and its southern segment in Los Angeles.

Universal City Walk

Van Wagenen Universal City Walk

Universal City Walk is an entertainment district with shopping located next to Universal Studios and the theme park / resort.

Griffith Park

Van Wagenen Griffith Park Los Angeles

Griffith Park covers over 4,000 acres at the Eastern end of Santa Monica and Los Feliz.  The park is one of the largest urban parks in North America.

Los Angeles, California

Ryan Van Wagenen Los Angeles Downtown View

Significance of Los Angeles for the Van Wagenen Family

Ryan Van Wagenen grew up in Los Angeles and his immediately family has lived in Southern California for quite some time.  Ryan's father, Ken Van Wagenen, went to UCLA business school and met his mother, Felicia, while in school.  Ryan's mother and her side of the family have been in Southern California for 50+ years.

There are members of the family that have gone to both UCLA and USC.  The two schools have quite a different culture when it comes to sports.  In football, they both played home games in the Coliseum from the 1920s through the early 1980s.  In 1982, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena welcomed UCLA football to have their home games in the "Granddaddy of Them All."

The Rose Bowl has so much history and legacy.  The first ever bowl game in College Football was the Rose Bowl in 1902, hence the "Granddaddy" nickname.  The stadium holds over 100,000 and hosts a bowl game each January 1st typically between the winners of the PAC-12 and the Big Ten conferences.  The stadium also now has ties to the College Football Playoff and frequently hosts games between the top four teams in the country.  The Rose Bowl has held football games for the College National Championship, Super Bowls for the best team in the National Football League, FIFA World Cup Finals, and the 1984 Olympic Gold Metal match.  A whole lot of history in that stadium a few blocks from our house.