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Los Angeles, CA

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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

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
4 out of 5
6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$3,899 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Toyota Sports Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hollywood Park Casino. Los Angeles Forum ...
4.1/5Very Good! (3,419 reviews)
"I liked the atmosphere there everyone was delightful to help with what was needed."

Reviewed on 2021/7/27

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$4,516 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 18
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 ...
4/5Very Good! (1,743 reviews)
"It was quiet and nice"

Reviewed on 2021/7/27

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$4,015 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
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! (4,159 reviews)
"Very nice and clean, staff was professional and friendly."

Reviewed on 2021/7/27

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
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TownePlace Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
TownePlace Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
2.5 out of 5
14400 Aviation Blvd, Hawthorne, CA
The price is NT$3,986 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Lakes at El Segundo and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Manhattan Beach Pier. Toyota Sports Center is ...
4.1/5Very Good! (294 reviews)
"Customer service was excellent."

Reviewed on 2021/7/27

TownePlace Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
3 out of 5
21951 Golden Springs Dr, Diamond Bar, CA
The price is NT$4,183 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in the heart of Diamond Bar, this golf aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Steep Canyon Trailhead and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Royal Vista Golf Club. California ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,401 reviews)
"Nice hotel .good location but unfriendly server very rude @ the morning when you take your breakfast"

Reviewed on 2021/7/25

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Su Casa at Venice Beach
Su Casa at Venice Beach
3.5 out of 5
431 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA
The price is NT$6,763 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Nestled on the beach, this Venice aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk. Santa Monica Beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard ...
4/5Very Good! (297 reviews)
"The room was absolutely beautiful and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back there on another trip!"

Reviewed on 2021/7/17

Su Casa at Venice Beach
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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