Tourists and enthusiastic out-of-towners tend to believe famous actors and other L.A. celebs can be found in, where else, Hollywood. With Hollywood’s reputation in this department, we can understand that line of thinking.
If you’re an L.A. local, you know that the famous peeps don’t often get coffee or grab lunch inside Hollywood. Where should you look, then? Try Beverly Hills or Venice. Best of luck!
Watch Out for Name Duplicities
Public transportation in L.A. is very much of the female word for a dog, so it's best to make sure you get to the place you intended to go. The thing is, the local PT system will do its best to laugh in your face at your poor attempts to decipher it.
For one, there are actually two different Rodeos and two different San Vincents in Los Angeles – so have a good look at your Google Maps before you head out. And during. And maybe ask around for good measure too.
L.A. Is Not a Desert
Shocking, we know! Many people tend to get confused with this one. If you're one of them, we hate to break it to ya, but even though it can get insanely hot in the City of Angels (the locals will gladly tell you just how hot, they can't get enough of the sound of their own voice), it's not what you think it is.
Even though rain only makes uncredited guest appearances on rare occasions, Los Angeles is actually not considered a desert climate system. Crazy, we know!
Commuting to Work? That's Cute...
Obviously, we can't all be as lucky as living within a walking distance from work, but in Los Angeles, the closer to work you live – the better. If you're a true Angeleno, you surely know that one of the greatest blessings for a local is living close to where you work.
Time is money, and time spent in L.A. traffic is money lost so the locals just can't be bothered to drive to work — and we aren't even talking about public transportation, which a local would rather give up a year's supply of avocado toast than using.
Beware of Them Jaywalking Tickets
Yes, you are reading correctly: in Los Angeles, it's not uncommon for people to get a ticket from a local police officer while crossing a road where there's no marked crosswalk.
Not only is it possible to get a ticket for jaywalking in L.A., but this type of ticket can be up to four times more expensive than a ticket for illegal parking! Oh, and the cop won't really care if the jaywalker was rushing to meet Steven Spielberg himself. Don't say we didn't warn ya.