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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 is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Dolby Theater. See more of Los Angeles by jumping on the metro at Hollywood - Vine Station or Hollywood - Western Station.

Hollywood
Downtown Los Angeles which includes a city

Downtown Los Angeles

3.5/5Good!(427 area reviews)

Enjoy the great live music in Downtown Los Angeles. Walt Disney Concert Hall is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Pershing Square Station or 7th Street - Metro Center Station to see more of Los Angeles.

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

Koreatown

Travelers choose Koreatown for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Wilshire - Normandie Station or Wilshire - Western Station and check out top sights like Wiltern Theatre.

Koreatown
Bel Air - Westwood

Bel Air

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Bel Air is well-liked for its restaurants. You can also take some time to explore sights in the surrounding area like Getty Center and J. Paul Getty Museum.

Bel Air
Chinatown which includes signage

Chinatown

Travelers choose Chinatown for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Chinatown Station or Union Station and check out top sights like Los Angeles State Historic Park.

Chinatown

Top Hotels in Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
4 out of 5
404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $157 per night

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Staples Center and Microsoft Theater. L.A. Live and Los ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,044 reviews)

"Everything Was Perfect , Customer Service Was Excellent , They Made Sure They Cleaned & Wiped Things Off , The Room & View Was Beautiful, Stay Here The Hotel Was Wonderful."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 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 $135 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and ...

3.8/5Good! (4,566 reviews)

"Clean facility. Easy access. Friendly staff, and clean rooms! Well worth the stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

Hilton Los Angeles 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
The price is CA $120 per night

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 ...

3.8/5Good! (3,933 reviews)

"Nice place"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX

Popular places to visit 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.

Top things to do in Los Angeles

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 $134
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

CA $87
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Grand City Tour of LA's Top Sights
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Grand City Tour of LA's Top Sights

CA $92
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Experience the World Famous Madame Tussauds Hollywood!
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Experience the World Famous Madame Tussauds Hollywood!

CA $27
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles
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Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles

CA $54
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
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 $188
Per adult

Reviews of Los Angeles

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
330
5 - Excellent 32.70564915758177%
4 - Good
503
4 - Good 49.85133795837463%
3 - Okay
148
3 - Okay 14.66798810703667%
2 - Disappointing
18
2 - Disappointing 1.7839444995044598%
1 - Terrible
10
1 - Terrible 0.9910802775024777%

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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