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Visit 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

Hollywood featuring signage and night scenes

Hollywood

3.5/5Good!(366 area reviews)

Spot movie stars and experience the glamour of show business at the legendary home of the American motion picture industry.

Hollywood
Downtown Los Angeles which includes a city

Downtown Los Angeles

3.5/5Good!(396 area reviews)

Once a hardworking industrial neighbourhood, today’s Downtown LA is a destination reborn with an emphasise on culture and green spaces.

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

Koreatown

This trendy neighborhood is known for its diverse cultural heritage, 24-hour nightlife and eclectic entertainment options.

Koreatown
Bel Air - Westwood

Bel Air

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

A grand hotel, an important university and exciting performing arts make these two neighborhoods popular destinations on a Los Angeles travel itinerary.

Bel Air
Chinatown which includes signage

Chinatown

Spend an afternoon wandering around this historic ethnic neighborhood, which is home to diverse restaurants, a thriving art scene and quirky grocery stores.

Chinatown

Top Hotels in Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles - International Airport
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles - International Airport
4 out of 5
5985 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
CA $155
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

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. ...

4/5Very Good! (8,261 reviews)

"The Front Desk person was very friendly and the room was just as advertised."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2020

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles - International Airport
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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $116
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

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! (7,821 reviews)

"Very convenient to LAX. The shuttle saves a lot of headache."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
4 out of 5
6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
CA $116
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and within 6 miles (10 km) of Venice Beach and Loyola Marymount ...

4.1/5Very Good! (10,091 reviews)

"All was good overall except the shower was hard to turn on"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2020

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel

Popular things to do in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

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

Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

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

Disneyland® Resort Tickets
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Disneyland® Resort Tickets

CA $311

Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks. Discover for yourself why Disney's enchanting Disneyland® Park is one of the happiest places on earth, and see your favorite stories become reality at Disney California Adventure® Park.

Six Flags Magic Mountain One-Day General Admission
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Six Flags Magic Mountain One-Day General Admission

CA $91

Six Flags Magic Mountain is known as the “Thrill Capital of the World,” the 260-acre theme park features 19 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family.

OUE Skyspace LA General Admission plus Skyslide Ride
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OUE Skyspace LA General Admission plus Skyslide Ride

CA $36

Take LA to New Heights! OUE Skyspace is the perfect starting point for guests to the Los Angeles area providing a stunning overview of the city’s layout, allowing you to map out other various options to be explored on your trip.

Knott's Berry Farm Tickets
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Knott's Berry Farm Tickets

CA $65

Knott’s Berry Farm is a world-renowned theme park built from the humblest of beginnings. What started as a small berry farm soon grew into a family theme park destination now bursting with attractions and entertainment for all ages.

24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles
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24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles

CA $52

See the best of Los Angeles on a hop-on hop-off tour aboard an authentic, open-air, double-decker bus. Discover LA from downtown to the beaches of Santa Monica and disembark at your leisure to visit charming sites, restaurants, shops, and parks.

2-Hour Small-Group Hollywood Open Bus Tour
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2-Hour Small-Group Hollywood Open Bus Tour

CA $52

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Madame Tussauds Hollywood, 6933 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6146 Amazing Art, and the Most Popular Museum on the Walk of Fame! Stop At: Hollywood Hills, 2917-2981 Runyon Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, Los Angeles, CA Beautiful Views of Hollywood Sign and Los Angeles Skyline.

Reviews of Los Angeles

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
308
5 - Excellent 33.153928955866526%
4 - Good
458
4 - Good 49.30032292787944%
3 - Okay
139
3 - Okay 14.96232508073197%
2 - Disappointing
15
2 - Disappointing 1.6146393972012918%
1 - Terrible
9
1 - Terrible 0.9687836383207751%

3/5 - Okay

Seb

Jan 16, 2020

Would be nicer if public transit was better; it is a very large city, everything is spread out and traffic is horrible, so driving or even Uber is not ideal as it takes a long time to get to your destinations.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

No problems at all and the airport was very easy to navigate but we just aren’t big city people.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

Traffic was terrible. Extremely heavy and unpredictable. It made getting around extremely difficult.

5/5 - Excellent

Val

Jan 6, 2020

We will be back!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 5, 2020

We really enjoyed our day at Univrsal Studios. If I were to go back to LA in the future, I woukd stay in a diffrent area.

3/5 - Okay

A.D.

Jan 5, 2020

Decent services and attractions. Too much traffic. Good restaurants.

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10 True Crime Vacation Destinations in the US

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Free Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids
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Free Things to Do in Los Angeles with Kids

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Best piers in America
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