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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.

Los Angeles Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Los Angeles

Hollywood which includes signage and night scenes

Hollywood

3.5/5Good!(3,891 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 showing a city

Downtown Los Angeles

4/5Very Good!(6,555 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
#market  The Los Angeles Flower Mart is for wholesalers but for $2 regular flower lovers  can shop there too for amazing bargains on plants and flowers from all over, and a huge array of containers, branches, poles, leaves, squash trees, anything that grows. It's one of the most beautifully sensory experiences of LA. The best bargaining happens after noon on Saturday. It closes early in the afternoon.

Fashion District

You'll enjoy the restaurants and shopping in Fashion District. You might want to make time for a stop at Los Angeles Flower District or Santee Alley.

Fashion District
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
West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

West Los Angeles

4/5Very Good!(200 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!(20 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

Top Hotels in Los Angeles

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 NT$3,837 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,206 reviews)

"Love staying here great room and view. Will definitely be coming back"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/26

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 NT$3,119 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 22

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Toyota Sports Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Hollywood Park Casino is 2.4 mi ...

3.8/5Good! (4,421 reviews)

"I don’t have any comments, Hilton is good service, clean,"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/22

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$2,419 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

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! (3,967 reviews)

"it was clean, good AC, quiet, comfortable, did the job!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/18

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Los Angeles

Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA
The price is NT$4,549 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

With direct access to the beach, this Venice apartment building is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk, Venice Beach, and Abbot ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,134 reviews)

"The PERFECT place to stay when visiting Venice. Directly on the beach/boardwalk, couldn’t have asked for a better location! Beautiful rooftop, gorgeous room with everything I needed for a comfortable stay. Already planning my next trip! :)"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/30

Venice Breeze Suites
TENTEN Wilshire - Official
TENTEN Wilshire - Official
4 out of 5
1010 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$12,017 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Good Samaritan Hospital, Pershing Square, and Grammy Museum. Staples Center and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)

"It felt just like home. I loved it and will definitely be returning soon"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/26

TENTEN Wilshire - Official
Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
3 out of 5
5825 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$3,034 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17

Located in Hollywood, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hollywood Palladium and Pantages Theatre. Melrose Avenue and Hollywood and Vine are also ...

3.7/5Good! (200 reviews)

"Privacy, good parking, and quite."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/23

Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Los Angeles

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3/5 - Okay

Taz

Jun 6, 2020

Los Angeles is extremely filthy, but I enjoyed the restaurants in the city.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

It was nice but the price they are charging for the small room wasn't. Door to balcony was extremely hard to open room 703 i believe.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Only because of the riots in the city.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

everyone was looting and rioting

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Nice

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

The scenery was beautiful

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