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Nicknamed the ‘City of Angels’, Los Angeles is the place where many go to make their dreams come true. The home of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, ‘LA’ as it’s affectionately known is certainly glamorous, but there’s so much more to explore in this cutting-edge metropolis. From hiking up rugged mountains to gorging yourself silly in the country’s largest Koreatown, you’ll be hard pressed to find yourself running out of things to do here.

Near Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood sign lie the famous studios of Universal, Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures, who run behind-the-scenes tours for film and television fans alike. You’ll be able to see if your hands and feet match your favourite celebrities outside the TCL Chinese Theatre, and you can enjoy tours of Hollywood homes from the Walk of Fame. For a dose of culture, head to the Natural History Museum or California Science Centre; theme park fans can get their fix at Disneyland or Universal Studios.

The obvious choice to shop here would be Rodeo Drive's stores, but there are more places to shop ‘til you drop in Los Angeles. For swanky boutiques, head to The Grove in West Hollywood or Palisades Village, and for vintage clothing, eclectic antiques and unique artworks, make your way to the Melrose Trading Post Flea Market.

Outside the centre of Los Angeles, you can easily get away from the crowds. Relax on golden beaches, hike up through scenic Runyon Canyon Park or soak up panoramic views from Griffith Park.


From £66 per night

Next weekend

From £198 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency US$10 = £8.01
Average weekend price £21 per night
Average weekday price £21 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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I used the METRO and Lyft to get around.

2 June 2023

I used the METRO and Lyft to get around. Loved the old beautiful buildings. Sleeping was difficult, so much noise, next time I bring earplugs. I loved the Grammy Museum, the American Museum of the West and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Recommend highly a visit to "The Last Bookstore" on Spring St.

Holly United States

Los Angeles is very dirty and there are ALOT of homeless...

29 May 2023

Los Angeles is very dirty and there are ALOT of homeless people around. It feels very unsafe. I would have preferred to stay down in Santa Monica and just done a day trip to see the tourist spots in Hollywood.

Benjamin Australia

LA is over rated.

29 May 2023

LA is over rated. Crane ridden and homeless and destitute people everywhere. Downtown was dismal,,especially Hollywood Boulevard,definitely seen better days. Malibu, Venice Beach and the Hollywood sign and thats about it. That’s about all there is to sea. Some good restaurants but you have to drive or take a cab.

David Thailand

Wonderful experience to visit in Los Angeles, the beach was...

22 May 2023

Wonderful experience to visit in Los Angeles, the beach was a plus. it's my favorite thing to do and a good long walk can make you get tired and don't forget to go to the hot tub before bedtime. It is worth it. Grab it once in a lifetime. High recommend it to anyone.

Jennifer United States

L.A. is still the start point for many overseas tourists and...

21 May 2023

L.A. is still the start point for many overseas tourists and all the usual sightseeing things that have been around for eons are still fun to go to. A rental car is almost "a must" but Uber works really well. We hired an Uber driver and drove to nearby Manhattan Beach Mall to eat at Joey's which was excellent. Our hotel was at LAX (the airport).

SHERYL United States

Japan Town is in old town Los Angeles and is very peaceful...

20 May 2023

Japan Town is in old town Los Angeles and is very peaceful on weekends. Nice restaurants; several blocks walking, or short taxi to Chinatown to add to the culinary options. No homeless tents is a plus in this area!!! We took a short drive to East LA for Mexican food during Saturday morning -safe and peaceful area during our Saturday morning. We ate Japanese, Chinese and Mexican food in different days!

HighOnTrips United States

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