Traveling to Los Angeles

By Plane
The nearest airport, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is just 17 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles. LAX is the sixth busiest airport in the world and third busiest in the United States, offering more than 1,500 daily flights on more than 75 carriers.

The LAX FlyAway Shuttle offers convenient, regularly scheduled round-trip service, seven days a week, between LAX and Los Angeles's train hub, Union Station, in downtown Los Angeles ($25 one-way per person). For more information about the FlyAway Shuttle, please visit:

By Bus
Greyhound offers bus service to Los Angeles from many major cities. The Los Angeles Greyhound station is located at 1716 East 7th Street, Los Angeles. For more information about Greyhound transportation please call 213-629-8401 or visit

Where to Stay in Los Angeles

Please visit Discover Los Angeles for information on local hotel options in the Los Angeles area.

Getting Around in Los Angeles

Metro Rail System
Five fast, easy-to-use and environmentally friendly rail lines offer visitors a desirable and efficient way of getting from one destination to the next. All rail stations are served by Metro bus lines. The closest Metro stop to the Los Angeles Convention Center is off the Blue Line, Pico Station. For detailed schedules, fares, interactive maps, multi-language pocket guides and more info, visit

Los Angeles Taxis
Yellow Cab Co. provides transportation throughout the Los Angeles metro area. When driving in and around Los Angeles, meter rates apply ($2.85 base rate, $2.70 for each mile, $.30 each 37 seconds waiting time and/or traffic delay). For more information from Yellow Cab Co., call 877-733-3305 or visit

Parking at O You!

O You! will be held in the South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The parking lot for the South Hall is gated and has an attendant on duty during event hours. Parking in this lot costs up to $15 for an all-day pass. Please note that this parking lot does not allow re-entry; once you remove your vehicle from the lot, a fee will be required to re-enter.

Directions to South Hall Parking

From the 110 North (via 101 North)
  • Take the Pico Blvd. Exit
  • Turn Right on Pico Blvd. (first light)
  • Take an immediate Right on South Hall Drive
  • Proceed straight to South Hall Parking entrance
From the 110 South (via 101 South)
  • Exit on West 8th Street (stay in right lane)
  • Proceed straight on West 8th Street
  • Turn Left on South Union Avenue
  • Take a Left on West Pico Boulevard
  • Turn Right on South Hall Drive
From the 10 West
  • Transition to the 110 North (Downtown)
  • Take the Pico Boulevard Exit
  • Turn Right on Pico Boulevard (first light)
  • Take an immediate Right on South Hall Drive
  • Proceed straight to South Hall Parking entrance
From the 10 East
  • Exit on South Grand Avenue
  • Turn Left on Olive Street
  • Take another Left on Venice Boulevard
  • Turn Right on Georgia Street/Convention Center Drive
  • Proceed straight to South Hall Parking entrance

Things to Do

Los Angeles is a beautiful city with many exciting things to do. Some of L.A.'s best attractions include: For more information about places to visit, things to do and sites to see while in Los Angeles, please visit

What to Pack

No idea what to bring? Here's a packing checklist and some helpful tips so you can be on your way to an unforgettable weekend!
  • Please dress comfortably and wear something that makes you feel your best!
  • Bring comfortable shoes
  • Average October temperatures for Los Angeles are in the mid-60s —so dressing in layers is best
  • It may beSouthern California, but it never hurts to pack a small umbrella
  • Don't forget to leave some extra room in your suitcase. You'll want to bring back O You! memorabilia and your gift bag!
  • Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the special moments and unforgettable memories from O You! 2012

Los Angeles Fun Facts

The Area
  • Los Angeles has, on average, 325 days of sunshine a year
  • With a population of 10.3 million, L.A. County is the most populous in the United States
  • If L.A. County were a state, it would be eighth largest in population
  • The population of the five-county region of Los Angeles is larger than all of the states in the nation, except California, New York and Texas
  • L.A. County is home to 88 cities —Los Angeles is the largest city, with 3,976,071 people, and Vernon has the smallest, with a population of 95
  • The Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest school district in the nation
  • The longest street in L.A. City is Sepulveda Boulevard at 26.4 miles
  • L.A. County's land area is 4,752 square miles
  • At 10,064 feet, Mount San Antonio is the highest point in L.A. County
  • L.A. County has 75 miles of coastline
  • 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 visit L.A.'s beaches each year
  • The Santa Monica National Recreation Area covers 153,095 acres
  • Griffith Park, at 4,014 acres, 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
  • L.A. County has 79 certified farmers' markets
  • Los Angeles is the only city in North America to have hosted the Summer Olympics twice. Did you know that the Olympic Cauldron (torch) from the 1984 games is still lit during USC football games?
  • Seven Super Bowls have been held in Los Angeles
  • Dodger Stadium was the first ballpark to host more than 3 million spectators in one season
  • L.A. has 475 miles of bicycle paths, 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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