Los Angeles Adds a Starry Touch to House Sitting

Mention Los Angeles and Hollywood immediately comes to mind. This gives house sitting in the city a decidedly glitzy overtone. Although it is home to many celebrities, L.A. is more than just show business. It has the second largest population of any city in the USA and the largest in the state of California. The third largest economic center in the world after Greater Tokyo and New York City, Los Angeles is a major influence in world trade, business, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education and entertainment.

There are seven Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in Los Angeles, among them Northrop Grumman, CBRE Group, Occidental Petroleum and AECOM. The chances of working as a house sitter for a celebrity entertainer or businessman are probably higher in Los Angeles than in any other city around the world. According to a report by the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians live in Los Angeles than any other city in the history of the world.

Famous Landmarks - Some of the major landmarks that can give house sitting in Los Angeles an entertaining touch are the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Griffith Observatory, the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood Boulevard, the Capitol Records Building, the Hollywood Bowl, Watts Towers and the Dodger Stadium.

Museums and Galleries - Los Angeles has more museums and galleries per capita than any other city on earth. The more famous ones are the Getty Center, part of the world's richest art institution; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the USA; and the Museum of Contemporary Art which has three locations, one in Downtown L.A., the Geffen Contemporary in the city's Little Tokyo district and the third- the Pacific Design Center – in West Hollywood. Many more art galleries can be found in Gallery Row in Downtown L.A. Every second Thursday of the month, the area hosts a self-guided tour of about 40 art exhibition venues known as the Downtown Art Walk.

Sports - Twice host to the summer Olympic Games, Los Angeles has plenty to offer by way of sporting events and activities. The city is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers of the NBA, the Dodgers of Major League Baseball, the Kings of the National Hockey League, and the Sparks of the Women's NBA. Sporting events are held at the Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Coliseum, Staples Center and The Forum.

Cultural Activities - It is, of course, for movies and television that Los Angeles is most famous. Known as the “Creative Capital of the World, the city hosts the annual Academy Awards, the oldest awards ceremony in the world, and is home to the oldest film school in the United States, the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Every year, the city sees more than 1,000 theatrical products with 21 openings every week. The Los Angeles Music Center has almost 1.5 million visitors every year who visit the Walt Disney Concert Hall to listen to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Los Angeles Opera.

All in all, house sitting in Los Angeles can turn into a very glamorous experience.