When people picture a typical Southern California scene, chances are they think of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, surfers, sandy beaches, and something they all seem to feature… palm trees. A picture of sunglass-clad drivers in convertibles cruising down a palm tree-lined street practically screams Los Angeles. But did you know that the now-iconic tall, slender palm trees in Los Angeles are not native to Southern California?

The streets of Los Angeles may never have been lined with palm trees, but we just can’t imagine it any other way, can you? Did you know about the history of SoCal’s famous palm trees? Do you have any other fun facts about L.A.? We do! Check out these 13 things you may not know about SoCal.

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