Los Angeles

United States of America

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4/5Top Destination

Experience the theater, entertainment, and beaches in Los Angeles!

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.

Known for

Entertainment, Live Music and Museums

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

Hollywood
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Hollywood

Entertainment, Theaters, Opera Houses

3.5/5 (2,773 Ratings)

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

Live Music, Theaters, Entertainment

4/5 (4,441 Ratings)

Once a hardworking industrial neighbourhood, today’s Downtown LA is a destination reborn with an emphasise on culture and green spaces.

Hollywood Hills
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Hollywood Hills

Hills, Scenery, Sunsets

4.5/5 (11 Ratings)

You'll enjoy the mountain views and live music in Hollywood Hills. You might want to make time for a stop at Hollywood Bowl or Hollywood Sign.

Downtown Long Beach
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Downtown Long Beach

Beaches, Culture, Architecture

4/5 (674 Ratings)

Travelers to Downtown Long Beach praise its stunning beaches. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by City Place Shopping Center and One World Trade Center.

Bel Air
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Bel Air

Skyscrapers, Romantic, Luxury

5/5 (16 Ratings)

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

Little Tokyo
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Little Tokyo

Dining, Shopping, Skyscrapers

4/5 (171 Ratings)

Little Tokyo is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Los Angeles Children's Museum or Los Angeles City Hall.

Top Hotels in Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
3 out of 5
5249 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
$104/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
3.6/5Good! (7,021 reviews)

"Obviously undergoing foyer and restaurant reno's, but breakfast in conference room was plentiful and quite yummy. Room was clean, decent quality linen and towels. Allowed an early check in, which after a 13 hour flight was fabulous! Not sure if I'd wander streets after dark... But is LA so to be ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
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Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
$119/night
Sep 8 - Sep 9
3.9/5Very Good! (9,161 reviews)

"Did not have much time to enjoy the amenities as the visit was for a sad occasion. It’s convenient location to the airport was great!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
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The Queen Mary
3 out of 5
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA
$89/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
3.7/5Good! (8,978 reviews)

"Exploring the ship you’re staying on. Then you could check out the harbor and spend some time at the aquarium of the Pacific."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

The Queen Mary

Popular things to do in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

4.5/5 (3,115 Ratings)

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

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

4.5/5 (5,423 Ratings)

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

Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

4/5 (5,119 Ratings)

Tinseltown’s star-studded tribute to the artists, global icons, producers and directors who’ve made significant contributions to entertainment.

Warner Brothers Studio
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Warner Brothers Studio

4.5/5 (855 Ratings)

Enjoy a trip to Warner Brothers Studio, a well-known attraction in Burbank. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Hollywood Sign
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Hollywood Sign

4/5 (1,807 Ratings)

Hollywood Sign is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Los Angeles. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

RMS Queen Mary
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RMS Queen Mary

4/5 (548 Ratings)

Browse the exhibits at RMS Queen Mary, a popular museum in Long Beach. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this walkable area.

Top activities in Los Angeles

Disneyland® Resort Tickets
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Disneyland® Resort Tickets

$225

For a limited time, you can visit the Disneyland® Resort theme parks and save with a purchase of a 3-Day or longer Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Ticket. Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks.

Universal Studios HollywoodTM Admission
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Universal Studios HollywoodTM Admission

$120

Limited Time Offer Buy a Day, Get a 2nd Day Free Summer Special. Take an adventure with an exclusive offer now thru Sept. 26, 2019. Both visits must be completed by 9/26/19. All Saturdays blacked out for 2nd visit. Restrictions apply.

Universal Studios HollywoodTM - Universal ExpressTM Ticket
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Universal Studios HollywoodTM - Universal ExpressTM Ticket

$209

Skip the regular lines all day long with the Universal ExpressTM Ticket. Receive all-day admission to the Park, along with one-time express access to each ride and attraction and seated show*.

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

$59

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

$25

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.

Self-Guided Los Angeles Hunt
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Self-Guided Los Angeles Hunt

$11

This adventure will take you through the heart of Chicago and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.

Reviews of Los Angeles

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 18, 2019

Had a great staycation! Enjoyed Breakfast at Egg Slut, Broad Museum, 71above sky lounge, the Perch, concert in Pershing Square, Breakfast at Bottega Louie, Church at Hillsong LA and lunch at Smorgasburg. All wonderful! Chinatown was disappointing.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 18, 2019

The traffic is crazy. But I guess if you live there, it’s normal.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 18, 2019

Beautiful and best weather ever

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 18, 2019

L.A. was awesome for a visit, but can't see myself living there. Traffic was everything they say it was and even driving a few miles proved to be an ordeal. On the other hand, really appreciated the diversity of cultures present in the city.

3/5 - Okay

Yin

Aug 18, 2019

When driving in Downtown LA, take local rather than highway maybe faster.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 18, 2019

Good weather Likely to live in

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