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Los AngelesUnited States of America

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

Top hotels in Los Angeles

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is €100 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Toyota Sports Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Hollywood Park Casino is 2.4 mi ...

3.8/5Good! (4,272 reviews)

"Overall a great experience! Parking was a breeze charge was $30 a night."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2021

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
4 out of 5
6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is €101 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Toyota Sports Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hollywood Park Casino. Los Angeles Forum ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,662 reviews)

"Very clean. Beds were comfortable! Staff was nice. Convenient to LAX. Would stay here again"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
4 out of 5
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is €91 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pershing Square, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and The Broad. Grand Central Market ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,113 reviews)

"Beautiful historic building. Nice stay. Generally safe area of downtown. I felt comfortable walking two blocks to a CVS."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2021

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Los Angeles

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
3 out of 5
21951 Golden Springs Dr, Diamond Bar, CA
The price is €103 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan

Located in Valle Lindo, this golf aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Steep Canyon Trailhead and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Royal Vista Golf Club. California State ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,338 reviews)

"This hotel is very friendly for family! Everything works good."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA
The price is €111 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Situated in Torrance, this aparthotel is close to Del Amo Fashion Center, Redondo Beach Pier and South Bay Galleria. Local attractions also include Wilson Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,258 reviews)

"It’s was nice and clean. Leo at the front desk was helpful"…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
HYATT house Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
HYATT house Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
3 out of 5
810 S Douglas St, El Segundo, CA
The price is €109 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Redondo Beach Pier, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Los Angeles Forum and Sony Pictures Studios. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,941 reviews)

"The hotel was decent, you could tell it’s older, but it is well taken care of. I know this is during Covid, but many items in the room are missing and if you want something like a glass, you have to call the front desk for them to bring it to you."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

HYATT house Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Los Angeles

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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