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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.

Tonight

From £89 per night

Next weekend

From £165 per night

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Cheapest time to visit January–March
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Average weekend price £165 per night
Average weekday price £166 per night
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8.0

Unlike Vegas, Los Angeles is not the city that never sleeps,...

22 June 2022

Unlike Vegas, Los Angeles is not the city that never sleeps, but there are an abundance of things to do and see, ranging from sight-seeing, fine dining, museums, and amusement parks to tourist attractions, and the weather is almost always a blessing. Brace yourself, though, for long stretches of driving between whatever events you've planned. It's good, when all is said and done, to be able to dust the high cost of living, crowded conditions, and smog-ridden air off the bottoms of your boots on the way out the door. The LA County Museum of Art and the La Brea Tar Pits remain two of my favorite places to see in the city.

kdanders0n
kdanders0n United States
10

Very friendly people.

19 June 2022

Very friendly people. Hollywood Blvd & Beverly Mall are my favorites. Forest Lawn in Glendale has some great things. Self Realization Fellowship's Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades is a Spiritual Pilgrimage. A real amphitheater. One must see to know what an amphitheater is. Hollywood's Studio District is still busy with movies/TV Serials productions. Pacific Coast Highway is surpassingly beautiful with brimming sceneries !

RAMANATHAN
RAMANATHAN
10

I love Los Angeles.

13 June 2022

I love Los Angeles. I stayed downtown Los Angeles for a meeting and then moved to West Hollywood to vacation. First of all I loved the weather while there, the sites, getting around was convenient, and I feel safe in Los Angeles and West Hollywood.

Sharman
Sharman
8.0

I like the design , architecture and art museums .

13 June 2022

I like the design , architecture and art museums . You have to search but they are smaller art museums and architecture house to visit like Neutra VDL or the Schindler House. I love the cafe destroyer.

francois
francois Canada
8.0

Los Angeles is a multicultural city where you can experiance...

10 June 2022

Los Angeles is a multicultural city where you can experiance diferent cultures and their culinary art. It has also Hollywood and the art of cinematography, beautiful beaches, nice park and mountains at north where you can have a nice hike.

Saco
Saco
10

Course Los Angeles the beautiful city and close to the...

4 June 2022

Course Los Angeles the beautiful city and close to the beaches so much to offer we did not have enough time to experience everything breakfast options were very limited food in the area was terrible overall I was satisfied

Hugh
Hugh United States

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