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Los AngelesUnited States of America

The glamorous City of Angels has attracted visitors for centuries. For a perfect West Coast break of beaches, movie stars and museums, you should come too.

The allure of Los Angeles, America's second biggest city, is undeniable. It may not have the history of London or the style of Paris, but when it comes to entertainment, LA can't be beat. With fabulous weather all year round, and with a strong possibility of bumping into a genuine movie star, LA makes for a great holiday.

Given its world-famous film industry and all the razzmatazz that goes alongside that, it's no surprise that LA is one of the world’s most creative cities. Its museums such as LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center have an experimental edge that is often missing in other American city museums. It might be known as an urban jungle, but it’s surprisingly easy to escape to nature in LA.

At Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach, you can experience beach culture in all its glitzy glory, and seeing the men and women working out at Muscle Beach (Arnold Schwarzenegger's old hangout) is not to be missed.

It's not all glitz and glamour – though there is plenty of that – but plenty of culture, too. Science fans will enjoy searching for stars at the Griffith Observatory, while the prehistoric remains at the La Brea Tar Pits are a massive draw. Life under water is the attraction of the Aquarium of the Pacific and history buffs will enjoy a visit to the USS Iowa.

Universal Studios is a must-visit to see real-life film sets and experience some awesome rides, while a stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame offers the chance to celebrate the biggest stars of stage and screen who have been immortalised for ever with brass plaques on the pavement.

So whatever you do, from studio tours to museum jaunts to trips to the beaches of LA, a holiday in the City of Angels is guaranteed to leave you star-struck.

Los Angeles Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Los Angeles

Hollywood showing night scenes and signage

Hollywood

4/5Very Good!(208 area reviews)

Travellers love Hollywood for its popular shops, and you can see more of Los Angeles by jumping on the metro at Hollywood - Vine Station or Hollywood - Western Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Dolby Theater.

Hollywood
Downtown Los Angeles showing a city

Downtown Los Angeles

4/5Very Good!(134 area reviews)

Walt Disney Concert Hall and Staples Center are top sights in Downtown Los Angeles, and you should be sure to explore the great live music. Hop aboard the metro at Pershing Square Station or 7th Street - Metro Center Station to see more sights in the area.

Downtown Los Angeles
Koreatown

Koreatown

Travellers choose Koreatown for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Wilshire - Normandie Station or Wilshire - Western Station and check out top sights like Wiltern Theatre.

Koreatown
Bel Air - Westwood

Bel Air

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

You'll appreciate the restaurants during your time in Bel Air and you might want to plan a stop by Getty Center and J. Paul Getty Museum while you're in the area.

Bel Air
Chinatown showing signage

Chinatown

Travellers choose Chinatown for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Chinatown Station or Union Station and check out top sights like Los Angeles State Historic Park.

Chinatown

Top hotels in Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
4 out of 5
The price is SG$162 per night

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Staples Center and Microsoft Theater. L.A. Live and Los ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,049 reviews)

"The room smelled so much like cigarettes and the sheets were visibly dirty"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug,2020

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
The price is SG$139 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and ...

3.8/5Good! (4,570 reviews)

"Clean facility. Easy access. Friendly staff, and clean rooms! Well worth the stay."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug,2020

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
3 out of 5
The price is SG$124 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and ...

3.8/5Good! (3,936 reviews)

"Nice place"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug,2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX

Popular places to visit in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

Love movies? Then don't miss a visit to Universal Studios, a real working film studio and thrilling theme park in one.

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

With muscle-bound men and wacky street entertainers, there's plenty of premier people-watching on offer at LA's world-famous boardwalk.

Staples Center
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Staples Center

This multipurpose sports arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts and is home to two National Basketball Association teams.

Top things to do in Los Angeles

Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions on 1 Pass
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Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions on 1 Pass

SG$136
Per adult
Aquarium of the Pacific Timed Tickets
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Aquarium of the Pacific Timed Tickets

SG$44
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
#1 Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike
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#1 Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike

SG$71
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Los Angeles

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 43.03030303030303%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 22.424242424242426%
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2 - Disappointing 3.6363636363636362%
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1 - Terrible 0.6060606060606061%

5/5 - Excellent

DrTariq

7 Mar 2020

Beautiful weather with a wide variety of beaches, Activities, entertaining, dinning, shopping and culture experiences available around you to keep you going on and on.....

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

30 Jan 2020

As it says in the song ' LA is a great big freeway'. No further comment.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Perfect city to understand the extreme highs and lows of American and Western culture. The extremes of wealth and privilege sit alongside horrific poverty and destitution.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

27 Jan 2020

Too many homeless people with mental/drug issues. Feeling unsafe

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Jan 2020

Different to what i expected

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Jan 2020

Great experience but watch out for the rip offs on venice beach tried to charge 5 dollars for a bottle of water when up the street it was q dollar

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