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Los Angeles

From celebrity-spotting to clothes shopping, the fabled heartland of the film industry offers substance as well as style.

Los Angeles started out as a dusty, rural Mexican cattle station situated between the mountains and the ocean. The gold rush of the 1840s and the oil rush a decade later brought the first wave of wealth to this undeveloped part of the American West Coast. Then the film studios arrived with the new century, drawn by the availability of cheap parcels of flat, scrubby land on which to build their extensive backlots. From the Wild West to Hollywood, LA had suddenly transformed itself into the showbiz capital of the world.

The city today takes in over eighty districts, each with its own character. The glamour of the golden age lives on in upmarket residential areas like Bel Air and the shoppers’ paradise of Beverly Hills. Enjoy the al fresco workouts and carnival atmosphere of bohemian Venice Beach and go autograph-hunting in the exclusive celebrity hangouts on Rodeo Drive.

Take the easy route to the stars by following the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which immortalises famous actors and musicians in pavement plaques, or book a tour of Universal Studios for an action close-up of your favourite cinema characters. For family fun, plan a trip to Disneyland Resort.

LA boasts an impressive cultural pedigree, with world-class venues such as the stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and fascinating museums housed in landmark buildings. The Getty Center owns a priceless collection of artworks including masterpieces of French impressionism. Families will love the interactive exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific, where you can stroke sharks and watch penguins feeding.

Travel to the far corners of the universe at Griffith Observatory and go back in time to the Ice Age among the skeletons at the La Brea Tar Pits. Learn about the part played by the USS Iowa in many important US Navy campaigns, then visit some of the vintage rides on historic Santa Monica Pier, where Route 66 meets the Pacific Ocean.

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

Hollywood showing signage and night scenes

Hollywood

4/5Very Good!(208 area reviews)

Travellers love Hollywood for its popular shops, and you can see more of Los Angeles by jumping on the metro at Hollywood - Vine Station or Hollywood - Western Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Dolby Theater.

Hollywood
Downtown Los Angeles featuring a city

Downtown Los Angeles

4/5Very Good!(134 area reviews)

Walt Disney Concert Hall and Staples Center are top sights in Downtown Los Angeles, and you should be sure to explore the great live music. Hop aboard the metro at Pershing Square Station or 7th Street - Metro Center Station to see more sights in the area.

Downtown Los Angeles
Koreatown

Koreatown

Travellers choose Koreatown for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Wilshire - Normandie Station or Wilshire - Western Station and check out top sights like Wiltern Theatre.

Koreatown
Bel Air - Westwood

Bel Air

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

You'll appreciate the restaurants during your time in Bel Air and you might want to plan a stop by Getty Center and J. Paul Getty Museum while you're in the area.

Bel Air
Chinatown featuring signage

Chinatown

Travellers choose Chinatown for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Chinatown Station or Union Station and check out top sights like Los Angeles State Historic Park.

Chinatown

Top hotels in Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is €142 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (10,477 reviews)

"It was good seeing that we're in horrible covid19 times I was just in the room mostly celebrating my Anniversary"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2020

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
4 out of 5
404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
The price is €128 per night

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Staples Center and Microsoft Theater. L.A. Live and Los ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,060 reviews)

"Very nice place to stay. Rooms are very clean and the staff are friendly."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2020

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
3 out of 5
5249 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €92 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and ...

3.7/5Good! (8,707 reviews)

"clean and new"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX

Popular places to visit in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

4.5/5(110 reviews)

Go behind the scenes of one of Hollywood’s oldest studios and give yourself a starring role in the action adventure of a lifetime!

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

4/5(149 reviews)

Tacky and wacky by turns, this sun-drenched strip of sand is a favourite playground for city-weary Angelenos.

Staples Center
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Staples Center

4.5/5(25 reviews)

This multipurpose sports arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts and is home to two National Basketball Association teams.

Top things to do in Los Angeles

Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions on 1 Pass
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Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions on 1 Pass

€88
Per adult
Discover Los Angeles & Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Discover Los Angeles & Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

€36
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
#1 Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike
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#1 Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike

€34
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles
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Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles

€36
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Experience the World Famous Madame Tussauds Hollywood!
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Experience the World Famous Madame Tussauds Hollywood!

€18
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades

€124
Per adult

Reviews of Los Angeles

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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 22.424242424242426%
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2 - Disappointing 3.6363636363636362%
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5/5 - Excellent

DrTariq

7 Mar 2020

Beautiful weather with a wide variety of beaches, Activities, entertaining, dinning, shopping and culture experiences available around you to keep you going on and on.....

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

30 Jan 2020

As it says in the song ' LA is a great big freeway'. No further comment.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Perfect city to understand the extreme highs and lows of American and Western culture. The extremes of wealth and privilege sit alongside horrific poverty and destitution.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

27 Jan 2020

Too many homeless people with mental/drug issues. Feeling unsafe

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Jan 2020

Different to what i expected

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Jan 2020

Great experience but watch out for the rip offs on venice beach tried to charge 5 dollars for a bottle of water when up the street it was q dollar

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