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Verified traveler12 Oct 2019
We wasn’t too sure what to expect but we where disappointed with la the homelessness there is a real problem and you get hassled on the street all the time my missis felt unsafe at times
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.
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Love movies? Then don't miss a visit to Universal Studios, a real working film studio and thrilling theme park in one.
An LA landmark for more than 100 years, head to this pleasure pier for plenty of kitschy carnival fun.
You won't be able to ‘walk on by’ LA's pavement tribute to the stars that make Hollywood great.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is known as the “Thrill Capital of the World,” the 260-acre theme park features 19 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family.
Take LA to New Heights! OUE Skyspace is the perfect starting point for guests to the Los Angeles area providing a stunning overview of the city’s layout, allowing you to map out other various options to be explored on your trip.
This Fall, there’s only one place that’s bursting with adventures; and that place is California’s original theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm. Get ready for thrilling and wild adventures at Knott's Berry Farm.
See the best of Los Angeles on a hop-on hop-off tour aboard an authentic, open-air, double-decker bus. Discover LA from downtown to the beaches of Santa Monica and disembark at your leisure to visit charming sites, restaurants, shops, and parks.
Griffith Park is California's 2nd largest park, and we're excited to take you on one of the best Los Angeles experiences out there! Hiking to the Hollywood Sign is the ultimate LA tour bucket list item, and our Hollywood Sign Hike is an unbeatable combo of exercise and sightseeing.
Your guide will pick you up from Santa Monica, LA, Venice and Marina Del Rey hotels between 8am-8:15am and bring you to the Catalina Express Ferry Terminal in Long Beach. Here you will check in and board your 10am ferry to Avalon.
Verified traveler27 Sep 2019
I loved the weather. Universal & paramount tours were excellent. I did a tour of iconic sights in LA, it covered Griffith observatory etc which I think gives a great view of city. I also enjoyed tour of Dolby theatre.
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