What to do in Los Angeles before and after SOLIDWORKS World 2017

By Thomas Pintaric (Pintaric) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia CommonsFor a few years, I’ve posted about things that you can enjoy while in town for SOLIDWORKS World.  Previous cities include Phoenix, Dallas, and San Diego.  The difference this year is that SOLIDWORKS World 2017 will be in Los Angeles, CA.  Los Angeles is the second largest city and metropolis the USA.  Areas to visit include Hollywood, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, etc. However, all of these have their own lists of attractions.  As such, this year’s “things to do” will narrow.  It will include some highlights and some interesting obscurities. This is not an endorsement of these places over other places.  It’s just a starting point for you to explore what is available.  Have fun exploring!

Amusement Parks




Enjoying the town


Beachfront Communities


Enjoying the area


Interesting Trivia

  • The original name of Los Angeles isn’t exactly known, but it was long; something similar to El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de la Porciuncula.[1]
  • Beverly Hills High School has its own oil well, dubbed Tower of Hope.[2]
  • Speed of Light was first measured in Los Angeles County by Albert A. Michelson.[3]


Matt Lorono

Matt Lorono

Product Definition Manager at SolidWorks Dassault Systemes
Applying two decades of engineering field experience to improve and create new SOLIDWORKS products