3/5 - Okay
Verified travelerNov 18, 2019
There are amazing things to do. Negative like any big city traffic and sad homeless situation. Smell of pee walking down the streets.
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.
Once a hardworking industrial neighbourhood, today’s Downtown LA is a destination reborn with an emphasise on culture and green spaces.
Spot movie stars and experience the glamour of show business at the legendary home of the American motion picture industry.
While West Hollywood West isn't home to many top sights, Beverly Center Shopping Mall and Whiskey a Go Go are some notable places to visit nearby.
This trendy neighborhood is known for its diverse cultural heritage, 24-hour nightlife and eclectic entertainment options.
Restaurants, shopping, and beaches are some highlights of West Los Angeles. You might stop by Westwood Village or Westfield Century City while you're in the area.
Museums, bars, and art galleries are some highlights of Westwood. Make a stop by Westwood Village or Fowler Museum while you're exploring.
Reviewed on 2019/11/17
Reviewed on 2019/11/16
Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!
You'll find beachside kitsch, boardwalk ambiance and carnival fun at this sunbaked LA attraction that’s more than a hundred years old.
Tinseltown’s star-studded tribute to the artists, global icons, producers and directors who’ve made significant contributions to entertainment.
Enjoy a trip to Warner Brothers Studio, a well-known attraction in Burbank. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.
Hollywood Sign is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Los Angeles. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.
Browse the exhibits at RMS Queen Mary, a popular museum in Long Beach. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this walkable area.
Verified travelerNov 16, 2019
Los Angeles is a glamor city, wide roads choked with traffic, smog in the air, love the place nevertheless
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Saddle up for adventure on your next trip with a horseback riding tour through breathtaking scenery.