If you look along the roads, while you are driving into the City of Angeles, you start seeing palms and nice big buildings until you reach Venice Beach in the West of Los Angeles. Even though it is the second biggest city in the United States, you do not feel any of the stress that people walk around with in New York City, which is the only American city bigger than L.A. When walking along Venice beach, you would notice a lot of people speaking foreign languages, and others trying to show off their bodies to impress all the tourists coming there daily. Along the whole beach there is a small road for bicycles, longboards and rollerblades with bike rentals and restaurants of all kinds of nationalities.
If you have seen Disneyland in Paris, it is not worth visiting the Disneyland in Anaheim, as the European Disneyland is a copy of the one in California. Another thing Los Angeles is famous for is the Universal Studios, which are opens for tourists to visit. We decided not to go in, as the full access tickets were 109$ for adults, but it might be worth seeing if you are going there with your family, as it is supposed to have something for every taste.