Los Angeles

Travel Guide
Los Angeles

Palm-fringed neighborhoods and star-studded sights make LA one of America’s most stylish destinations. 

Los Angeles is the pinnacle of laid-back luxury. It’s no wonder this sprawling metropolis was the birthplace of American cinema; its gleaming beaches, sun-drenched streets, and mountain-dotted landscapes are enough to inspire a world of movie sets.

For the purest peek at the city’s silver-screen past, start your Los Angeles vacation in Hollywood. Here, you’ll be able to step into Marilyn Monroe’s footprints outside TCL Chinese Theatre, search for big names on the Walk of Fame or stroll through nearly 200 celebrity figures at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Tourists tend to focus their vacations on buzzy Sunset Boulevard, but in-the-know travelers make a beeline for the so-chic eateries and vintage boutiques lining both La Brea and Robertson. Los Angeles deals abound in this area, too, so consider booking a cheap hotel for easy access to the top sights.

You’ll find just as much California dreaming well beyond Hollywood’s borders, however. While you may not have time to explore each of the city’s nearly 100 neighborhoods, the best Los Angeles vacation packages let you cozy up to the cream of the crop. Venture to the newly revived downtown district to rub elbows with the trendy set at the Museum of Contemporary Art, or head to Beverly Hills to browse can’t-miss discounts at the chichi shops on Rodeo. Want a little inside advice? Check out off-the-beaten-path areas like Atwater Village and Silverlake. You’ll find the most innovative restaurants, cutting-edge art galleries, and alternative music venues perched along their palm-lined streets.

Of course, no trip to LA is complete without some beach time. Santa Monica is paradise for fun-loving families — the pier’s carnival games and sweet treats will keep even your littlest ones entertained — but there’s something especially magical about the eccentricity of Venice. Hop aboard a gondola for a ride through the canals, scope out Muscle Beach for some of the city’s best people watching, or explore the funky shops on Abbott Kinney Boulevard. The neighborhood is like a microcosm of Los Angeles travel itself; no matter where you base your holidays, there’s always something to see.

Where to stay in Los Angeles

The Westin Los Angeles Airport
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5400 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
The price is CA $166 per night from May 25 to May 26
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,404 reviews)
"Easily assessable to other dining places, and to relatives. Didn't care for not having microwave in room, construction across the main street, and not having access to a hotel computer to print out boarding passes for air travel. I know most use our smart devices for that purpose, but I prefer a ..."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

The Westin Los Angeles Airport
Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
4 out of 5
5985 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $191 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (3,819 reviews)
"Staff was professional. Hotel was classy. The taproom was an added bonus. Ready to return"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 out of 5
1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
The price is CA $344 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,596 reviews)
"Great friendly staff."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Loews Hollywood Hotel
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.
Sonder Lüm
Sonder Lüm
3.5 out of 5
3900 West Century Boulevard, Inglewood, CA, 90303
The price is CA $153 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Inglewood. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions SoFi Stadium and Los Angeles Forum ...
3.5/5 Good! (22 reviews)
"The ambiance, amenities, location, look and feel."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Sonder Lüm
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA, 90503
The price is CA $199 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Torrance. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,476 reviews)
"Tiny bathroom and cleaning service was not provided"

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA, 90291
The price is CA $318 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,344 reviews)
"It was the best experience ever! The boardwalk was quiet after about 1030pm most nights and we came on a Friday.. clean and very easy to get to from Uber or just from walking."

Reviewed on Apr. 25, 2022

Venice Breeze Suites
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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