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

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
4 out of 5
5985 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,380 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and within 6 mi (10 km) of SoFi Stadium and Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (4,110 reviews)
"Some kinda strange flower petals stuck in the ceiling over the bed. Took my wife 30 seconds to see then and freak ou a bit. Why could the cleaning staff not see then and remove them as I did."

Reviewed on 2022/1/20

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 out of 5
1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$6,441 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
This family-friendly Los Angeles hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Hollywood Wax Museum, Dolby Theater, and TCL Chinese ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,653 reviews)
"The beautiful lobby and super friendly staff made me excited for my stay but the room itself was just so so for a hotel at this price point and was underwhelming. Thank goodness we had a great view of Hollywood sign to make up for lackluster room. The pool itself is nice but the whole area around ..."

Reviewed on 2022/1/19

Loews Hollywood Hotel
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$4,394 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and within 6 mi (10 km) of SoFi Stadium and Los Angeles Forum. ...
4/5 Very Good! (3,472 reviews)
"Easy to take the shuttle from the airport."

Reviewed on 2022/1/17

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
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Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
3 out of 5
21951 Golden Springs Dr, Diamond Bar, CA
The price is NT$3,841 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
Located in the heart of Diamond Bar, this golf aparthotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Royal Vista Golf Club and within 9 mi (15 km) of California State Polytechnic ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,502 reviews)
"Clean. May Not be a 5 star hotel. But as far as quality/price 5 star hotel no doubt. We loved it. Ayres never disappointed us. Thanks"

Reviewed on 2022/1/7

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
3 out of 5
6151 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$4,836 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Loyola Marymount University, SoFi Stadium, and Manhattan Beach Pier. Venice Beach and Santa ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,058 reviews)
"Huge room. Huge bathroom. Plenty of space for big family. Bed were comfortable. Air condition was very quiet. Perfect stay!"

Reviewed on 2022/1/17

Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
Venice Breeze Suites
Venice Breeze Suites
3.5 out of 5
2 Breeze Avenue, Venice, CA
The price is NT$5,223 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Offering direct access to the beach, this Venice apartment building is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Venice Beach Boardwalk and Venice Beach. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,316 reviews)
"I loved the rooftop patio, and the room was nice with a great view."

Reviewed on 2022/1/8

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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