Northridge Travel Guide

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Northridge is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. It is most commonly known for being the epicenter of an earthquake that took place in 1994, but Northridge is full of so much more than that piece of history. The community encompasses such a refreshing ease from the fast-paced life style of downtown Los Angeles. Every building in Northridge seems to have its own unique architectural identity and landscaping throughout the whole community is seemingly perfect. It is also the neighborhood where California State University is located. Downtown Los Angeles is only 30 minutes away and most beaches are less than an hour from Northridge.

Accommodations

Northridge is a great place to stay if you're visiting Los Angeles and its surrounding attractions. Hotel choices are limited in the small community, but the accommodation options are all of good quality. Hotels are moderately priced and offer a taste of casual luxury to their guests. Visitors to Northridge can also inquire about vacation rentals. If you plan on staying in the neighborhood for a few days, then it may be in your best interest to stay in a vacation rental instead of a hotel. Most are the price of luxury hotels, but they give a sense of having more freedom. Staying in Northridge, in whichever form of accommodation you choose, presents a more calming environment than other areas of Los Angeles. It's a nice place to return to after a long day of exploring the sites.

Activities

There are many activities in Northridge that might be overshadowed by the glamor of downtown. The Northridge Fashion Center is a huge mall with over 160 stores. It has a nice vibe to it and visitors can expect something reminiscent of the average indoor mall. Also, California State University is a wonderful place to explore. Visit the Ovett Library and surround yourself in the thousands of books that fill the walls of the building or purchase a shirt from the campus bookstore or enjoy a guided tour of the university grounds. The best part of visiting Northridge is the fact that is essentially a community within Los Angeles. With such close proximity to many major movie studios, it is no surprise that many movies are filmed in Northridge. Perhaps your visit to the neighborhood will provide you with a glimpse of a movie being made right before your eyes.

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