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Los AngelesUnited States of America

The beaches of Santa Monica, boutiques along Beverly Hills’ tree-lined boulevards, and Universal Studios’ movie sets set the scene for a perfect West Coast break.

Beneath the iconic “Hollywood” sign, Los Angeles sprawls out over 4,061 square miles (10,518 square kilometers). More than 80 neighborhoods spread up into the mountains, through bustling city blocks and down to the ocean.

Wealth and glamour reign in upscale areas like Bel Air and Beverly Hills, while eccentricity rules in Venice Beach. In the hills high above the city, art and architecture are on display at the Getty Center. For science and history buffs, there’s astronomy at the Griffith Observatory, prehistoric remains at the La Brea Tar Pits and a naval monument at the USS Iowa. A carnival atmosphere pervades Santa Monica Pier, and life beneath the water is the ticket at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Universal Studios is a good place to see big names in film and television hard at work. You might also see a celebrity practicing retail therapy at the designer boutiques of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Take a stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where the biggest stars of stage and screen have been immortalized with brass plaques on the sidewalk.

Despite the red carpets, velvet ropes and shiny limousines that seem synonymous with the city today, LA has lived through many guises since Mexican settlers founded it in 1781. Once a dusty cattle settlement, the city was at the heart of the gold and oil rushes in the 1840s and ’50s. In the early 1900s, major film studios arrived and the outback town began its evolution into the entertainment capital of the world.

To get a true sense of the city’s past and present, try and cover all bases with studio tours and beach trips, museum visits and fine dining. Even if you don’t sight a major celebrity, you’ll find Los Angeles a star in its own right.

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

Hollywood which includes signage and night scenes

Hollywood

3.5/5Good!(3,880 area reviews)

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

Hollywood
Downtown Los Angeles showing a city

Downtown Los Angeles

4/5Very Good!(6,534 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
Wilshire showing a park

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
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West Los Angeles

4/5Very Good!(199 area reviews)

West Los Angeles is known for its abundant dining options, and you can get around the area by hopping on the metro at Expo/SepulvedStation.

West Los Angeles
Bel Air - Westwood

Bel Air

5/5Exceptional!(19 area reviews)

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
Royce Hall at UCLA

Westwood

4.5/5Wonderful!(485 area reviews)

Museums, bars, and art galleries highlight some of the noteworthy features of Westwood. Make a stop by Westwood Village or Fowler Museum while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Westwood

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
The price is NT$2,550 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 ...

3.7/5Good! (8,585 reviews)

"Room was clean and check in was easy, they also made parking easy too. Beds were very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/24

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
4 out of 5
6225 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$3,544 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Loyola Marymount University, Venice Beach, and Los Angeles Forum. Manhattan Beach Pier and Westfield ...

4.4/5Excellent! (3,788 reviews)

"Excellent ambience and well managed and kids loved the airport view"…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/21

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
LEVEL Downtown Los Angeles
LEVEL Downtown Los Angeles
4.5 out of 5
888 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$8,616 per night

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, OUE Skyspace LA, and Microsoft ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,506 reviews)

"The front desk staff were super helpful. We were looking for a place to order dinner and he walked us straight to the sushi restaurant around the corner of the building, which was also excellent!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/21

LEVEL Downtown Los Angeles

Popular places to visit in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

4.5/5(3,920 reviews)

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

4/5(3,586 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(1,861 reviews)

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

Long Beach Cruise Terminal
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Long Beach Cruise Terminal

4.5/5(1,072 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Long Beach with a trip to Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this walkable area.

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

4.5/5(6,608 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(3,311 reviews)

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

Reviews of Los Angeles

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5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 33.359485328730585%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 42.62513729797583%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 18.931429468068412%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 3.161776243527381%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.9221716616977875%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

It was really surreal with all the covid restrictions in place. Not very many people at all, which was good.

3/5 - Okay

Not

May 24, 2020

Los Angeles looks dirty. Beverly Hills and Long Beach were my favorite places to visit. They are cleaner and the beach is Beautiful. I love the pier. Its closed right now because, of the Pandemic but, its nice to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 22, 2020

I love my hometown

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

Loved it im ready to move

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 16, 2020

Loved it

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

May 14, 2020

Los Angeles is nothing like the movies its old and dirty

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