Los Angeles is the best city to experience the quintessential Southern California beach lifestyle. From Santa Monica to Marina del Rey, there's no shortage of boardwalks, surf and the eclectic charm that L.A. beach towns are known for. Striking a balance between work, play and relaxation, L.A. is becoming a hub for businesses focused on technology, media and entertainment, affectionately known to locals as “Silicon Beach."
The Westside of L.A. has become a prominent home to the next generation of technology companies that rival the digital revolution that has put Silicon Valley on the map as the world's leading tech hub. Stretching from Santa Monica to Venice Beach to Playa Vista, Los Angeles' "Silicon Beach," is fast-expanding to Hollywood and downtown, where established giants such as Google and Apple have opened offices and where some 500 newcomer ventures have taken root.