<p>Joggers on Mount Lee huff past the famous Hollywood sign that, for many, symbolizes <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/los-angeles-california/">L.A.</a> For author Andrew McCarthy it marks <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/free-los-angeles-traveler/">L.A.</a> as “a singular place … a playground for possibility … [a] dream factory.”</p> <p>Read “<a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/los-angeles-traveler">L.A. Dreamin’</a>” in the November-December issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler.</i></p>

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Joggers on Mount Lee huff past the famous Hollywood sign that, for many, symbolizes L.A. For author Andrew McCarthy it marks L.A. as “a singular place … a playground for possibility … [a] dream factory.”

Read “L.A. Dreamin’” in the November-December issue of National Geographic Traveler.

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