Five Good Reasons to Not Visit Los Angeles as City Boosters Brag of a Record 41 Million Tourists
3. Home of Thieves: Did Goofy just steal my wallet?? In Hollywood, near the Chinese Theatre, a bounty of sun-bleached costumed superheroes and cartoon characters are ready to relieve a few bills from your wallet in exchange for a quick picture with your kids, and the pressure can be intense. But sprinkled among these mostly harmless and seemingly lovable characters are pickpockets and con artists. Thieves and robbers know a tourist when they see one, and will try to trick you into handing over your money. Citywide, almost 300 crimes of all kinds have been reported in Los Angeles in the last seven days, according to CrimeMapping.com. You know where there aren't as many criminals eyeing your wallet? Why not try a small town, like Great Barrington, Mass. Only 6,800 people. Who knows, maybe you'll like it so much, you'll stay.
Courtesy of 401(K) 2013 Hang on to your wallet!
4. Outlandish Temperatures: Imagine you have your bag packed for a nice summer vacation in L.A. You get off the plane and out of the airport to find a melanoma-inducing 105 degrees during the day and 45 degree weather at night. Los Angeles was once known for its 72-degree even temperatures, sunny skies and light cooling breezes ... but who are we kidding?? It's not the '80s anymore. In the last few years we have had scorching hot summers and freezing cold winters. The weather has become so unpredictable, you had better pack the best of both summer and winter outfits. What caused it? Some say global warming, but according to C-Change.La, we can expect a rise of 4 to 5 degrees a year in summer, tripling the number of extremely hot days in the downtown area and quadrupling the number in the valleys and at high elevations. Sounds like hell, right? Read on.
Courtesy of Kelly Sue Sunburn-Inducing Temps