Los Angeles, CA

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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.

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

Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
3.5 out of 5
9750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
The price is $93 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
$93
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, a free airport shuttle, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the bar ...
3.1/5 (2,665 reviews)
"Great location and good price. Facilities a bit outdated."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
4 out of 5
6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
The price is $129 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$129
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (3,709 reviews)
"Room and property was well maintained with the significant exception of the carpets. Hall and room carpets are worn through to the underlay! Such an unfortunate impression for an otherwise decent property."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
The price is $145 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$145
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.6/5 Good! (4,048 reviews)
"We were in town for the Harry Styles concert and decided to stay at the Hilton. The hotel is close to LAX, the Kia Forum, shopping and restaurants. Very comfortable beds, clean bathroom, the room was very roomy. We will definitely stay again when in town."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Historic Broadlind Hotel at Long Beach Convention Center
The Historic Broadlind Hotel at Long Beach Convention Center
3 out of 5
149 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90802
Stay at this 3-star historic aparthotel in Long Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
3.8/5 Good! (637 reviews)
"It was clean. While I appreciate preserving the history, the bathroom is tiny. If you are taller, you will not be able to close the bathroom door while using the toilet. The mattress was hard. The kitchen, living area was nice."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

The Historic Broadlind Hotel at Long Beach Convention Center
Sonder Lüm
Sonder Lüm
3.5 out of 5
3900 West Century Boulevard, Inglewood, CA, 90303
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Inglewood. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and valet parking. Popular attractions SoFi Stadium and Kia Forum are located ...
3.7/5 Good! (100 reviews)
"Great property and atmosphere"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Sonder Lüm
The Haas Building
The Haas Building
3 out of 5
219 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA, 90014
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Crypto.com Arena and Dodger ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (46 reviews)
"Great place at stay. The place is clean and well taken care of. The front desk is really helpful and cooperative. There are lots of downtown attractions nearby, great dining places and nearby metro station. Overall we are very satisfied. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

The Haas Building
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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.

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