ガリバーUSAの中古車個人売買仲介サービス www.gulliverusa.net Running 16 miles from Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles to Ocean Avenue in the City of Santa Monica, Wilshire boulevard has been called "the backbone of Los Angeles" "the Champs-Elysees of the west" and "Fifth Avenue of the West." Wilshire Boulevard is densely developed throughout most of its span, connecting five of Los Angeles's major business districts to each other, as well as Beverly Hills and Santa Monica downtown. Many of the post-1956 skyscrapers in Los Angeles are located along Wilshire. Named after Henry Wilshire, a rich real estate tycoon, Wilshire Boulevard makes for a fantastic one day road trip that will have you encountering everything that Los Angeles has to offer and you never have to turn left or right! Lets begin this excursion in the heart of the Los Angeles downtown district where Wilshire begins.
While Downtown Los Angeles is not the heart of the city like most other large cities in the world, it is the geographic center of the city. Los Angeles is too large to simply have one center, so it has many smaller ones located throughout. Driving west on Wilshire you can head out of the business distract and heads towards MacArthur Park to enjoy a sunny morning walk in the park with a beautiful view of downtown behind you. This park is unique because Wilshire was built around it, so it actually split the park in half, as well as the lake located in it. Once past the park Wilshire runs right into the center on Korea Town located in vicinity of Wilshire and Western. Here you can sample some of the best Korean cuisine in the city with many choices to choose from. With you belly full it would be a good idea to take a walk and there is no better place for that than the Miracle Mile located only a couple of miles west of Korea Town between the intersections of La Brea and Fairfax.
The Miracle Mile consist of multiple world famous museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art, The La Brea Tar Pits, and the Petersen Automotive Museum. You can walk from one to the other within minutes. The traffic on Wilshire is heavy, but it was one of the first streets in the country to incorporate strategic traffic light sequences in order to better maximize the efficiency. When one light turns green, they all turn green! Once past the miracle mile and a couple hours of museum hopping its time to head to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for some world class shopping!
Rodeo Drive is famous around the world for having some of the most expensive and exclusive boutiques. If you are a fashionista with deep pockets you will be in heaven. If not well then window shopping is always free! Everything in Beverly Hills is beautiful, the clothes, the cars, the people, and the homes of the rich and famous of course. If you haven’t already spent all your money on the latest fashions its time to head west again to the Westwood distract, home of U.C.L.A and Westwood village.
For a quick late lunch there are many eateries in Westwood Village that are cheap and delicious. Since there are so many UCLA students around, the Village is very lively and always exciting. Just be careful with the parking meters! Los Angeles as a whole is very strict on parking and if you are not careful you will get a ticket very quickly that can cost you hundreds of dollars. A good parking spot is worth its weight in gold and if you find a good one you are very lucky!
Continuing west on Wilshire you cross the forever traffic congested 405 (which you should stay away from unless you like bumper to bumper traffic) and head into beautiful Santa Monica. The Beach cities of Los Angeles are very scenic and popular with tourist for their wide-ranging appeal. Whether you enjoy sunny beaches, a carnival atmosphere at the Santa Monica pier, shopping and eating at the 3rd street promenade or just relaxing and enjoying watching people walk by, Santa Monica is a perfect conclusion to one of the greatest boulevards in the world. Taking a drive through Wilshire Boulevard is taking a drive through all that Los Angeles has to offer. Whether it be taking in different cultures, shopping at world-class boutiques, or taking in amazing museums, Wilshire Boulevard is one of the most amazing streets in the world. (Henry)