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Los AngelesUnited States of America

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

Hollywood featuring signage and night scenes

Hollywood

3.5/5Good!(388 area reviews)

Hollywood
Downtown Los Angeles which includes a city

Downtown Los Angeles

3.5/5Good!(427 area reviews)

Downtown Los Angeles
Koreatown, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Koreatown

Koreatown
Bel Air - Westwood

Bel Air

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Bel Air
Chinatown which includes signage

Chinatown

Chinatown

Top Hotels in Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
3 out of 5
5249 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
CA $112
per night
Apr 6 - Apr 7

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and ...

3.7/5Good! (8,390 reviews)

"The area is great for eating and walking around and right near the airport"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 28, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles - International Airport
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles - International Airport
4 out of 5
5985 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
CA $133
per night
May 1 - May 2

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and within 6 miles (10 km) of Los Angeles Forum and Loyola Marymount University. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (8,998 reviews)

"This is my second stay and the second time One of the lights was out in the room. This time it was over the desk. Also the tub did not drain which made it disgusting when I was taking a shower"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles - International Airport
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
3.5 out of 5
333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Broad and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Grand Central Market and Pershing Square are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,958 reviews)

"Great location downtown LA. Walking distance to most restaurants and shopping. Very cheap Uber drives to go further places"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown

Popular things to do in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

4.5/5(422 reviews)

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

4/5(461 reviews)

Bronze your body and rub shoulders with body builders and wacky performers at Los Angeles’ quirky urban shoreline, a colorful escape from the city.

Staples Center
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Staples Center

4.5/5(212 reviews)

This multipurpose sports arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts and is home to two National Basketball Association teams.

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

4.5/5(827 reviews)

You'll find beachside kitsch, boardwalk ambiance and carnival fun at this sunbaked LA attraction that’s more than a hundred years old.

Santa Monica Beach
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Santa Monica Beach

4.5/5(382 reviews)

Located just west of downtown Los Angeles, this iconic southern California beach is a haven for swimmers, surfers, beachcombers and fitness enthusiasts. 

Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

4/5(761 reviews)

Tinseltown’s star-studded tribute to the artists, global icons, producers and directors who’ve made significant contributions to entertainment.

Top activities in Los Angeles

OUE Skyspace Los Angeles Tickets & Skyslide Ride
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OUE Skyspace Los Angeles Tickets & Skyslide Ride

84% of travellers recommend
CA $39
Per adult
#1 Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike
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#1 Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike

92% of travellers recommend
CA $53
Per adult
Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles
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Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles

76% of travellers recommend
CA $56
Per adult
Discover Los Angeles & Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Discover Los Angeles & Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

74% of travellers recommend
CA $57
Per adult
Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions on 1 Pass
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Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions on 1 Pass

CA $138
Per adult
Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades

CA $192
Per adult

Reviews of Los Angeles

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
330
5 - Excellent 32.73809523809524%
4 - Good
502
4 - Good 49.801587301587304%
3 - Okay
148
3 - Okay 14.682539682539682%
2 - Disappointing
18
2 - Disappointing 1.7857142857142858%
1 - Terrible
10
1 - Terrible 0.9920634920634921%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 16, 2020

We spent our time in Anaheim at Disneyland and Cali Adventure Park. It was a family vacation...our first time to Disneyland and DCAP. We would spend about 10 to 14 hours per day at the parks. Enjoyed both.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 10, 2020

Absolutely love Los Angeles. We r definitely coming again. We watched two games at staples center and did a tour

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Mar 8, 2020

Overrated city. Despite good weather the city is overrun by cars, the homeless and scooters...and it‘s getting worse. Feel less safe in LA than in NYC, Chicago...in fact most every large city is better (except San Fran, which has similar issues).

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 7, 2020

Traffic is horrible. You don’t measure by how many miles but by how many minutes it’s going to take. Be prepared for a 5 mile trip at the wrong time of day to take 30 minutes

3/5 - Okay

Jason

Mar 5, 2020

Great except too many homeless folks around. The city needs to address this problem.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 29, 2020

Traffic during our sightseeing tour.

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