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

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 $165 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and within 6 mi (10 km) of SoFi Stadium and Los Angeles Forum. ...
4/5 Very Good! (3,546 reviews)
"The room and lobby area was clean. We ate dinner at the restaurant on our first night, food and service was good. We went down to eat breakfast in the morning and the service was terrible. We ended up leaving because after sitting there for 15 mins no one even came to at least take our drink ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2021

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 out of 5
1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The price is CA $297 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
This family-friendly Los Angeles hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Hollywood Wax Museum, Dolby Theater, and TCL Chinese ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,713 reviews)
"Beautiful, professional,inviting, I LUV this hotel.."

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2021

Loews Hollywood Hotel
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
Fully refundable
The price is CA $275 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,423 reviews)
"Very clean and comfortable to stay in. Staffs are very well educated. I'll come back for my next visit"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2021

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
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Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
3 out of 5
21951 Golden Springs Dr, Diamond Bar, CA
The price is CA $177 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Located in the heart of Diamond Bar, this golf aparthotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Royal Vista Golf Club and within 9 mi (15 km) of California State Polytechnic ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,477 reviews)
"While the property could use an update, it is consistent with the Ayres brand. The room was clean and all the amenities were as expected. The front desk staff were kind and courteous. I woke up too late to take advantage of the breakfast voucher."

Reviewed on Nov. 14, 2021

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
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 $194 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in North Redondo, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Polliwog Park, Lakes at El Segundo, and Toyota Sports Center. Manhattan Beach Pier and Hermosa ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,075 reviews)
"Friendly staff, very helpful, facility was clean and bright, nice lobby space for visiting, breakfast included was a PLUS and a great amount of options."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 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 $237 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Offering direct access to the beach, this Venice apartment building is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,299 reviews)
"Very good location, free parking around the neighbour hood.Right on the beach and beside a Starbucks👍😊"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2021

Venice Breeze Suites
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