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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.


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Average weekend price $241 per night
Average weekday price $239 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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I had the best time ever a few years ago when I visited and...

September 28, 2023

I had the best time ever a few years ago when I visited and I wanted to go back. My most recent trip was not good because I got pretty sick. I think I had Covid. I stayed 1 week and did not feel good and ended up leaving a week early. It cost me a lot of money. I do really like Los Angeles.


Fun city but needs face lift.

September 27, 2023

Fun city but needs face lift. City age is showing. Also lots of beggars. The food scene is fantastic. Hollywood area is great to stay in. They’re a lot of attractions. For restaurant tried a bunch by Hollywood and all weee great.


We took a paid day trip to see the best of the sights in LA.

September 27, 2023

We took a paid day trip to see the best of the sights in LA. - this a a very smart move and the tour guide was excellent. The centre of LA and the 'walk of fame area' wasn't particularly pleasant and was quite dirty. I wouldn't have wanted to walk the streets after dark. We stayed out near Santa Monica and we were pleased we did.

Garry United Kingdom

We enjoyed LA for it's proximity to attractions and the...

September 26, 2023

We enjoyed LA for it's proximity to attractions and the beach. Downtown is beautiful when lit up at night, and the various sculptures and artistry throughout the city were interesting. Getting around the city can be challenging during rush hour, especially on a Friday, however, we were able to get to our destinations in a timely manner, and were not stuck in traffic more than a few minutes.


So much to see and do but not enough time.

September 26, 2023

So much to see and do but not enough time. We relied on public transport to get around most of the time including two concerts - it’s pretty good - felt safe generally but commonsense is required. People are friendly and helpful. LA is expensive. There is a lot of visible homelessness and disadvantage as seen in many cities. Along with most cities we’ve visited along with the public transport need a revamp, good clean up and maintenance.


I always wanted to visit San Francisco and Los Angeles never...

September 21, 2023

I always wanted to visit San Francisco and Los Angeles never interested me much. But I happened to end up visiting LA instead. I was quite impressed with the city and what there is to do. The city has its issues but overall it's safe, friendly, and beautiful. I'll definitely return for another visit.

Francis34 Canada

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