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This page was last updated July 10, 2020.


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What Los Angeles attractions are open?

Many Los Angeles attractions such as beaches, restaurants, and retail businesses have opened with reduced occupancy, social distancing, and face mask requirements in place. For more information, see Discover Los Angeles.

What measures are in place at the airport?

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is open, but many restaurants, shops, and facilities are closed. Ehanced cleaning protocols and social distancing guidelines are in place. For more information, see Los Angeles International Airport.

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Relax on the beaches, be thrilled at the theme parks and experience culture in the museums and art galleries of this sprawling Southern California city.

Los Angeles offers amazingly varied casual and cultural appeal. Spend a week enjoying different theme parks or dress up for a Hollywood premiere. Hike in the Hollywood Hills and surf in Pacific waves.

Visit some of the world’s favorite theme parks, including Disneyland® Park, which originally opened its magical kingdom with kids’ rides and exciting roller coasters in Anaheim in 1955. Disney California Adventure® Park offers themed attractions tied to Pixar animated films. Universal Studios Hollywood is both a film studio and a theme park, with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and other kid-friendly attractions. Find additional thrilling rides at Knott’s Berry Farm® and Six Flags® Magic Mountain.

Downtown Los Angeles has a unique attraction, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, with reassembled remains from over 650 species and active excavation of Ice Age fossil deposits. Next door, explore the 150,000 works in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The Getty Center, overlooking the city, displays medieval to contemporary art while the Getty Villa offers a sense of ancient Greece and Rome in a beautiful setting along the Pacific Ocean. For a more modern cultural treat, stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame to find your favorite actor’s star. Bend down to compare your hands to the handprints formed in the sidewalk.

The California Science Center features tours of the actual Endeavour space shuttle, a living kelp forest and a shake table for building and testing earthquake-resistant structures. Near the iconic hillside Hollywood sign is the Griffith Observatory. Study its exhibits and use its telescopes to scan the night skies.

Los Angeles is bordered to the west by an endless stretch of beach with separate named sections. Bodybuilders and skaters line the boardwalk of Venice Beach. Ride the waves at Manhattan Beach or Malibu’s Surfrider Beach. Enjoy the tranquility of Cabrillo Beach. Relax on the sands of Santa Monica Beach and stop at the nearby pier for shopping and refreshments.

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

Hollywood which includes signage and night scenes

Hollywood

3.5/5Good!(3,891 area reviews)

Hollywood is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Dolby Theater. See more of Los Angeles by jumping on the metro at Hollywood - Vine Station or Hollywood - Western Station.

Hollywood
Downtown Los Angeles showing a city

Downtown Los Angeles

4/5Very Good!(6,555 area reviews)

Enjoy the great live music in Downtown Los Angeles. Walt Disney Concert Hall is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Pershing Square Station or 7th Street - Metro Center Station to see more of Los Angeles.

Downtown Los Angeles
Wilshire showing a park

Koreatown

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

Koreatown
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West Los Angeles

4/5Very Good!(200 area reviews)

West Los Angeles is known for its abundant dining options, and you can get around the area by hopping on the metro at Expo/SepulvedStation.

West Los Angeles
Bel Air - Westwood

Bel Air

5/5Exceptional!(20 area reviews)

Bel Air is well-liked for its restaurants. You can also take some time to explore sights in the surrounding area like Getty Center and J. Paul Getty Museum.

Bel Air
Royce Hall at UCLA

Westwood

4.5/5Wonderful!(488 area reviews)

Museums, bars, and art galleries highlight some of the noteworthy features of Westwood. Make a stop by Westwood Village or Fowler Museum while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Westwood

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
404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
The price is $118 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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,051 reviews)

"Great customer service. Very convenient. A good place overall"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is $119 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! (4,571 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

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
The price is $90 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! (3,937 reviews)

"Nice place"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX

Getting around Los Angeles

The best way to see Los Angeles is to rent a car. The streets are generally long and wide, with large distances between attractions. Walking won’t get you far. However, there are various public transportation options available. You can get to the majority of popular attractions using a combination of the subway, Metro buses, DASH buses and Metro Rail Trains. Look for a taxi to get somewhere fast. Visit the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority website. Browse Los Angeles rental cars.

Best time to visit

With year-round sun, any time of year is a great time to visit Los Angeles. However, the periods between March and May and September to November are far less busy. Pack for pleasant temperatures that are unlikely to dip below 50 F (10 C) or rise much above 85 F (29 C). The summer months get far hotter. Visit in October to participate in all the Halloween fun with a Hollywood twist that runs throughout the month.

Popular places to visit in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

4.5/5(3,923 reviews)

Part film and TV studio, part entertainment complex and part amusement park with full-throttle fun at every turn.

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

4/5(3,597 reviews)

Bronze your body and rub shoulders with body builders and wacky performers at Los Angeles’ quirky urban shoreline, a colorful escape from the city.

Staples Center
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Staples Center

4.5/5(1,867 reviews)

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

Long Beach Cruise Terminal
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Long Beach Cruise Terminal

4.5/5(1,079 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Long Beach with a trip to Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this walkable area.

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

4.5/5(6,622 reviews)

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

Los Angeles Convention Center
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Los Angeles Convention Center

4.5/5(1,413 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Los Angeles Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Los Angeles. Experience the renowned opera and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

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

$99
Per adult
Aquarium of the Pacific Timed Tickets
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Aquarium of the Pacific Timed Tickets

$32
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
#1 Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike
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#1 Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike

$52
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
La Brea Tar Pits Museum Admission Tickets
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La Brea Tar Pits Museum Admission Tickets

$14
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Battleship USS Iowa Museum Self-Guided Outdoor Tour
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Battleship USS Iowa Museum Self-Guided Outdoor Tour

$20
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades

$138
Per adult

Reviews of Los Angeles

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
4281
5 - Excellent 33.437475591658206%
4 - Good
5445
4 - Good 42.52909474341951%
3 - Okay
2426
3 - Okay 18.94868390221042%
2 - Disappointing
404
2 - Disappointing 3.1555104272436147%
1 - Terrible
247
1 - Terrible 1.9292353354682497%

3/5 - Okay

Taz

Jun 6, 2020

Los Angeles is extremely filthy, but I enjoyed the restaurants in the city.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

It was nice but the price they are charging for the small room wasn't. Door to balcony was extremely hard to open room 703 i believe.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Only because of the riots in the city.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

everyone was looting and rioting

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Nice

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

The scenery was beautiful

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