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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

Top Hotels in 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$2,915 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

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! (4,272 reviews)

"Overall a great experience! Parking was a breeze charge was $30 a night."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/11

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
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$2,774 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (3,662 reviews)

"Very clean. Beds were comfortable! Staff was nice. Convenient to LAX. Would stay here again"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/17

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
4 out of 5
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$2,668 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pershing Square, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and The Broad. Grand Central Market ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,113 reviews)

"Beautiful historic building. Nice stay. Generally safe area of downtown. I felt comfortable walking two blocks to a CVS."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/6

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
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

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
3 out of 5
21951 Golden Springs Dr, Diamond Bar, CA
The price is NT$3,055 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in Valle Lindo, 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 State ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,338 reviews)

"This hotel is very friendly for family! Everything works good."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/2

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA
The price is NT$3,335 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in Torrance, this aparthotel is close to Del Amo Fashion Center, Redondo Beach Pier, and South Bay Galleria. Local attractions also include Wilson Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,258 reviews)

"It’s was nice and clean. Leo at the front desk was helpful"…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/8

Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
HYATT house Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
HYATT house Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
3 out of 5
810 S Douglas St, El Segundo, CA
The price is NT$3,290 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Redondo Beach Pier and within 12 mi (20 km) of Los Angeles Forum and Sony Pictures Studios. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,941 reviews)

"The hotel was decent, you could tell it’s older, but it is well taken care of. I know this is during Covid, but many items in the room are missing and if you want something like a glass, you have to call the front desk for them to bring it to you."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/2

HYATT house Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan 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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