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.

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Where to stay 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 CA $169 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Boeing Satellite Development Center, Flight Path Learning Center & Museum, and Toyota Sports Center. ...
3.8/5Good! (4,100 reviews)
"The location of the property was convenient to get to and from the airport. However, to explore the area and go sightseeing was almost impossible because everything was at least an 1hr or two away"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $287 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Bloc and Pershing Square. Grammy Museum and Staples Center are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,398 reviews)
"Very nice. Extremely clean and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2021

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
4 out of 5
6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $178 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Boeing Satellite Development Center, Flight Path Learning Center & Museum, and Toyota ...
4/5Very Good! (3,460 reviews)
"EVERYTHING"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
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Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA
The price is CA $155 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Situated in Torrance, this aparthotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Del Amo Fashion Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Seaside Lagoon and Redondo Beach State Park. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,343 reviews)
"Nice property within short driving distance to the beach. Quiet at night."

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Redondo Beach
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
2430 Marine Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA
The price is CA $168 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 7
Located in North Redondo, this aparthotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Lakes at El Segundo and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Toyota Sports Center. Redondo Beach Pier and Manhattan ...
3.9/5Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Great customer service and stay was extra nice and considerate when I experienced my first earthquake."

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Redondo Beach
Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA
The price is CA $221 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Offering direct access to the beach, this Venice apartment building is on the boardwalk, steps from Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk. Santa Monica Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,267 reviews)
"The Hotel was great, just the outside was a lot of trash, and a lot of homeless sleeping in the beach"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

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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