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.

Relax on the beaches, be thrilled at the theme parks and experience culture in the museums and art galleries of this sprawling Southern California city.

Relax on the beaches, be thrilled at the theme parks and experience culture in the museums and art galleries of this sprawling Southern California city.

Los Angeles offers amazingly varied casual and cultural appeal. Spend a week enjoying different theme parks or dress up for a Hollywood premiere. Hike in the Hollywood Hills and surf in Pacific waves.

Visit some of the world’s favorite theme parks, including Disneyland® Park, which originally opened its magical kingdom with kids’ rides and exciting roller coasters in Anaheim in 1955. Disney California Adventure® Park offers themed attractions tied to Pixar animated films. Universal Studios Hollywood is both a film studio and a theme park, with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and other kid-friendly attractions. Find additional thrilling rides at Knott’s Berry Farm® and Six Flags® Magic Mountain.

Downtown Los Angeles has a unique attraction, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, with reassembled remains from over 650 species and active excavation of Ice Age fossil deposits. Next door, explore the 150,000 works in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The Getty Center, overlooking the city, displays medieval to contemporary art while the Getty Villa offers a sense of ancient Greece and Rome in a beautiful setting along the Pacific Ocean. For a more modern cultural treat, stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame to find your favorite actor’s star. Bend down to compare your hands to the handprints formed in the sidewalk.

The California Science Center features tours of the actual Endeavour space shuttle, a living kelp forest and a shake table for building and testing earthquake-resistant structures. Near the iconic hillside Hollywood sign is the Griffith Observatory. Study its exhibits and use its telescopes to scan the night skies.

Los Angeles is bordered to the west by an endless stretch of beach with separate named sections. Bodybuilders and skaters line the boardwalk of Venice Beach. Ride the waves at Manhattan Beach or Malibu’s Surfrider Beach. Enjoy the tranquility of Cabrillo Beach. Relax on the sands of Santa Monica Beach and stop at the nearby pier for shopping and refreshments.

Where to stay in Los Angeles

Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
3.5 out of 5
9750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
The price is NT$3,509 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, a free airport shuttle, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the bar and the ...
3.2/5 (1,985 reviews)
"Nice and quiet, clean rooms and great price!!!"

Reviewed on 2022/6/22

Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
The price is NT$4,401 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.7/5 Good! (4,037 reviews)
"Good hotel. I would recommend it."

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Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
4 out of 5
5985 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$4,029 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (3,812 reviews)
"Free airport shuttle was perfect for our trip! Staff are super friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 2022/6/22

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport 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.
Sonder Lüm
Sonder Lüm
3.5 out of 5
3900 West Century Boulevard, Inglewood, CA, 90303
The price is NT$3,906 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 28
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Inglewood. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions SoFi Stadium and Kia Forum are located ...
3.4/5 Good! (29 reviews)
"The place was neat, the beds were soooo comfortable but my favorite part was the staff. Everyone at the front desk was so friendly!"

Reviewed on 2022/6/2

Sonder Lüm
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA, 90503
The price is NT$5,234 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 27
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Torrance. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,489 reviews)
"Very clean and comfortable place to stay."

Reviewed on 2022/6/15

Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA, 90291
The price is NT$9,213 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this 3.5-star beach apartment in Venice. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,352 reviews)
"See my extended stay review."

Reviewed on 2022/6/22

Venice Breeze Suites
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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