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Los Angeles, CA
Travel Guide

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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

The Westin Los Angeles Airport
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5400 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$2,626 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,492 reviews)
"Excellent hotel, super clean, we travel with toddlers and a baby."

Reviewed on 2021/4/16

The Westin Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$2,890 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
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! (3,929 reviews)
"good place to stay for a night"

Reviewed on 2021/4/17

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 out of 5
1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$5,638 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
This family-friendly Los Angeles hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Hollywood Wax Museum and Hollywood and Highland Center. Dolby Theater ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,509 reviews)
"Great location, parking is in the mall next door, loved the views! They should add balconies"

Reviewed on 2021/4/17

Loews Hollywood Hotel
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.
Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA
The price is NT$4,930 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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! (1,190 reviews)
"I liked the old fashion elevator The hotel was real nice"

Reviewed on 2021/4/14

Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Suites
Venice Suites
3 out of 5
417 OceanFront Walk, Venice, CA
The price is NT$4,788 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Nestled on the beach, this Venice apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. Santa Monica Beach and Abbot Kinney ...
4/5Very Good! (916 reviews)
"I enjoyed my stay,BUT the parking was a nightmare, I feel it's completely unaccepatble to have to pay for parking when you are staying at the facility. Not to mention, you have to walk several blocks back to your room.So people with disabilites or older folks it's a difficult task. The hall carpet ..."

Reviewed on 2021/3/24

Venice Suites
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$3,842 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Located in Lairport, 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. Venice ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,982 reviews)
"Good location, could use a little updating but appeared well kept. There is no elevator"

Reviewed on 2021/4/14

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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