Experience the theater, entertainment, and beaches in Los Angeles!

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.

Known for

Entertainment, Live Music and Museums

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

Hollywood
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Hollywood

Known for Entertainment, Theaters, Opera Houses

Spot movie stars and experience the glamour of show business at the legendary home of the American motion picture industry.

Downtown Los Angeles
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Downtown Los Angeles

Known for Live Music, Theaters, Entertainment

Once a hardworking industrial neighbourhood, today’s Downtown LA is a destination reborn with an emphasise on culture and green spaces.

Bel Air
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Bel Air

Known for Skyscrapers, Romantic, Luxury

A grand hotel, an important university and exciting performing arts make these two neighborhoods popular destinations on a Los Angeles travel itinerary.

Old Pasadena
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Old Pasadena

Known for Dining, Shopping, Flowers

The historic center of Pasadena in Los Angeles County offers alfresco dining, farmers markets, shopping and arts and crafts events.

Chinatown
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Chinatown

Known for Chinatown, Shopping, Dining

Spend an afternoon wandering around this historic ethnic neighborhood, which is home to diverse restaurants, a thriving art scene and quirky grocery stores.

Top Hotels in Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
3.5 out of 5
333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
NT$4,985
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.1/5Very Good! (2,192 reviews)

"Nice hotel. Luttle ways from LA live. About 4 blocks from things"…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/21

The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
3 out of 5
5249 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
NT$3,203
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
3.6/5Good! (7,240 reviews)

"It was close to the airport and not expensive. The breakfast was amazing! Our room was very comfortable. They are undergoing renovation so it doesn't look good in many places."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/22

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
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Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
4 out of 5
6225 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
NT$4,077
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.4/5Excellent! (2,852 reviews)

"The bathroom had a few hairs on the floor and in the shower."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/22

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

Popular things to do in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

You'll find beachside kitsch, boardwalk ambiance and carnival fun at this sunbaked LA attraction that’s more than a hundred years old.

Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tinseltown’s star-studded tribute to the artists, global icons, producers and directors who’ve made significant contributions to entertainment.

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