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Los Angeles

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.

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

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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 Pantages Theatre and Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hollywood
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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
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Chinatown

Noted for its shopping and live music, there's plenty to explore in Chinatown. Top attractions like Los Angeles State Historic Park and Olvera St are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Chinatown Station or Union Station to see more of the city.

Chinatown

Top hotels in Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
3 out of 5
5249 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is SG$114 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 ...

3.7/5Good! (8,612 reviews)

"Staff and Security was professional and prompt. The room and bathroom was super clean. There's a lot of homeless people hanging around, but security handled them asap."…"

Reviewed on 28 May,2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
4 out of 5
6225 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is SG$177 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Loyola Marymount University, Venice Beach and Los Angeles Forum. Manhattan Beach Pier and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (3,810 reviews)

"As a general the place was great. Room was really nice and comfortable. It is what you would expect from a 4-5 Star hotel. The only issue we had was that the TV reception was bad but they sent someone to check it. Unfortunately the were not able to fix it at the time. We told them to just leave it ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 May,2020

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
3.5 out of 5
12725 Center Court Dr S, Cerritos, CA
The price is SG$126 per night

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cerritos Center for Performing Arts and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Los Cerritos Shopping Center. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,612 reviews)

"What I love about this place how clean everything is, quiet, non smoking hotel, due to all this covid19 we had best experiences, close shopping retails, if your a coffee lover like me trust me starbucks just around the corner, sushi, many food places... I would definitely book here again"…"

Reviewed on 27 May,2020

Sheraton Cerritos Hotel

Popular places to visit in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

4.5/5(110 reviews)

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

4/5(149 reviews)

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

4.5/5(25 reviews)

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

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

4/5(233 reviews)

An LA landmark for more than 100 years, head to this pleasure pier for plenty of kitschy carnival fun.

Santa Monica Beach
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Santa Monica Beach

4.5/5(94 reviews)

Located just west of downtown Los Angeles, this iconic southern California beach is a haven for swimmers, surfers, beachcombers and fitness enthusiasts. 

Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

3.5/5(237 reviews)

You won't be able to ‘walk on by’ LA's pavement tribute to the stars that make Hollywood great.

Top things to do in Los Angeles

Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets
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Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets

90% of travellers recommend
SG$46
Per adult
#1 Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike
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#1 Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike

92% of travellers recommend
SG$54
Per adult
Battleship USS Iowa Museum General Admission Tickets
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Battleship USS Iowa Museum General Admission Tickets

90% of travellers recommend
SG$28
Per adult
Discover Los Angeles & Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Discover Los Angeles & Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

74% of travellers recommend
SG$57
Per adult
Experience the World Famous Madame Tussauds Hollywood!
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Experience the World Famous Madame Tussauds Hollywood!

90% of travellers recommend
SG$28
Per adult
Hollywood VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas
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Hollywood VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas

86% of travellers recommend
SG$339
Per adult

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%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 3.6363636363636362%
1 - Terrible
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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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