Los Angeles can be a fantastic experience without the famous traffic jams to deal with. So many restaurants, shops, venues to drive around, you certainly cannot fit them all in one day. Downtown L.A. is the place to live, work, eat and play these days. Great venues to visit L.A. Live, Staples Center, California Science Center. The Skyscrapers contain West Coast HQ of most corporations and the remodeled buildings contain beautiful lofts, condos and apartments.