Participants Tell Us the Best Things to Do in LA

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Many Career Training USA participants live in Los Angeles, so we asked them what they thought new interns and trainees should do to make the most of their time here. With beautiful weather, sunny beaches, and great food, there is plenty to do. Take some of our participants’ advice and you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time!

“Go to Old Town, enjoy local restaurants and clubs, go to the cinema, practice sport activities (there are facilities for every kind of activity).” —Luca D., participant from Italy

“Go biking or running on the Beach. Hang out on the Santa Monica Pier. Spend time in Downtown Los Angeles.” —Anonymous

“Pasadena is a nice city to live. It is not so big and it has pretty good restaurants and clubs. Moreover there are beautiful parks where you can go to relax or train yourself. Everything is close and you can easily move through the city using a bike.” —Fabio B., participant from Italy

“I loved walking to the beach and Pier from Santa Monica to Venice. The 3rd street Promenade, Venice canals, Pasadena, go hiking in Canyons, Universal Studios.” —Jessica L., participant from France

LA beach sunset
LA beach sunset

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“My favorite places were the beaches, the several streets along the beach, with lots of bars, restaurants, shops. Downtown LA is pretty cool, there are plenty of events happening there. And I loved to travel along the coast, toward Malibu, or Santa Barbara, or San Diego…” —Camille B., participant from France

“L.A. it’s Amazing … a very open minded city. There is the sea, the mountains … and the sun all year …” —Maxime L., participant from France

“Hiking, beach volleyball, travel around California.” —Anonymous

“LGBTQ events, traveling to other cities in California and trying ALL the vegan restaurants in LA.” —Delphine W., participant from the U.K.

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For all of our new participants in L.A., I hope this helps you make the most out of your experience. If you’ve been on the program for a while and you’re living in L.A., is there something we’re missing that you love about your host city?

Elizabeth Cummings Elizabeth Cummings

Liz got the travel bug as a teenager when she volunteered in Mexico. After extensive travel, interning and studying abroad, she is excited to help others fulfill their dreams of experiencing another culture through InterExchange’s Career Training USA program.

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