Los Angeles

4/5Top Destination

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.

Known for

entertainment, liveMusic and museum

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

Hollywood
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Hollywood

Known for entertainment, theater, opera

4/5(166 reviews)

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 liveMusic, theater, entertainment

3.5/5(95 reviews)

Vibrant and buzzy, Downtown LA is packed full of arts, culture and history.

Koreatown
Koreatown
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Koreatown

Known for dining, entertainment, liveMusic

This trendy neighborhood is known for its diverse cultural heritage, 24-hour nightlife and eclectic entertainment options.

Bel Air
Bel Air - Westwood

Bel Air

Known for skyScraper, romantic, luxury

4/5(1 review)

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

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
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
SG$158
per night
17 Nov-18 Nov
3.9/5Very Good! (9,410 reviews)

"Excellent location on Century Blvd close to LAX. Hotel was just remodelled, the conference area and the lobby is very nice. Pool area still need upgrade. Rooms are remodelled, but bathrooms are still very small and dark. They put a door stop on the floor right by the tub/ toilet area. Most painful ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct,2019

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
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
SG$130
per night
10 Nov-11 Nov
3.6/5Good! (7,385 reviews)

"Great location next to the airport. Clean and Safe. Great price. Would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct,2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
3.5 out of 5
333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
SG$208
per night
30 Oct-31 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (2,299 reviews)

"A large-scale development with all proper amenities. Room is spacious. Location is close to downtown. But there is no free wifi which is a bit inconvenient."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct,2019

The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown

Popular things to do in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

4.5/5(95 reviews)

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

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

4/5(199 reviews)

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

Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

4/5(198 reviews)

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

Top activities in Los Angeles

Six Flags Magic Mountain One-Day General Admission
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Six Flags Magic Mountain One-Day General Admission

SG$97

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.

OUE Skyspace LA General Admission plus Skyslide Ride
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OUE Skyspace LA General Admission plus Skyslide Ride

SG$39

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.

Knott's Berry Farm Tickets
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Knott's Berry Farm Tickets

SG$76

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.

24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles
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24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles

SG$55

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.

#1 Hollywood Sign Hike + Griffith Observatory Tour
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#1 Hollywood Sign Hike + Griffith Observatory Tour

SG$66

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.

Catalina Island Day Excursion
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Catalina Island Day Excursion

SG$311

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.

Reviews of Los Angeles

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 39.66244725738397%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 21.940928270042193%
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2 - Disappointing 3.7974683544303796%
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1 - Terrible 0.8438818565400844%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

12 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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

5 Oct 2019

Great place for movie fans

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

5 Oct 2019

Hollywood area is not nice.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

4 Oct 2019

Look some areas are not so good. Stop looking and get on with your holiday break

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

30 Sep 2019

LA is really nice but the only problem is it’s chock full of homeless people. How can the locals be happy to live around so many people down on their luck?

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

27 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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