I step out of my rental car and the smell hits me, I wondered if I should have gone to a waterpark instead, after all, Los Angeles has plenty of water parks, but I had decided that this trip was going to be an educational one. Oh, that smell, I can recognize that smell anywhere. I can smell the freshly laid asphalt. Despite the smell, the parking lot isn’t freshly paved. It’s the smell of the nearby tar pits of Hancock Park or more famously known as the La Brea Tar Pits. La Brea is world-renowned for its collections of ice age fossils. The site is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, California. This place is amazing for anyone who is interested in experience LA for themselves, and there are a lot are some great places to stay, for example, somewhere like StayTony or any of the other amazing places that LA has to offer. Even “the La Brea Tar Pits”.