LOS ANGELES…California dreaming!
Los Angeles has it all.
Situated in Southern California, between the San Gabriel Mountains and the North Pacific Coast, the city of Los Angeles has a subtropical to Mediterranean climate, with approximately 300 days of sunshine a year.
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the USA after New York. It offers something for everyone, whether you are seeking entertainment, beaches, great food, buzzing nightlife or enticing museums. LA could also be part of a multi-centre holiday, to perhaps Las Vegas, San Diego, Santa Barbara or San Francisco.
WHY VISIT LOS ANGELES?
1. FILM & TV CAPITAL
Los Angeles is known as the centre of the film and TV industry and the creative capital of the world. Seek out your favourite ‘star’, of the more than 2.600 on show, on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, or compare your handprint to those of famous celebrities at the TLC Chinese Theatre.
Take the family on a movie studio tour… the Warner Brothers studios has the famous ‘Central Perks’ set for all Friends fans! Take in a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, LA’s biggest outdoor movie theatre and a natural amphitheatre set in the Hollywood Hills. Or see a show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which is the base of the LA Philharmonic.
Los Angeles is a cultural hotspot with more than 200 museums on offer. Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in Western USA with 250,000 art pieces. The Getty Centre Art Museum and Gardens are well worth visiting for its art, sculptures and stunning views. Check out rare manuscripts at Huntington Library.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opened in Sept 2021…you can even collect your own ‘Oscar’ here and practise your acceptance speech! The Peterson Automotive Museum is essential for car lovers.
3. LA EXPERIENCES
LA offers amazing sports…why not head to a baseball Dodgers game for a fun and unique experience or watch the Rams American football team at the SoFi Stadium for an unforgettable experience.
If you want to escape for a while head to Runyon Canyon, a public park of 130 acres, and one of our own personal highlights. The views are spectacular, and you may even spot a celebrity as we did! The Griffith Park, the world’s largest urban park is home to the art deco Griffith Observatory boasting superb views, exhibits and planetarium shows. Elysian Park is well worth exploring and has a beautiful wildflower trail.
From street food to high end restaurants with celebrity chefs, you will never go hungry in LA. From ‘In- N-Out Burgers’ to Tacos, you won’t be disappointed. Superb wineries are also only an hour drive away.
Shoppers head to the many independents and boutiques in Melrose Avenue or Rodeo
Drive in Beverley Hills with its high budget boutiques.
Beach lovers are spoilt for choice. Head to Santa Monica Pier which opened in 1909 and is famously the last stop on Route 66, which originally went from Chicago to Los Angeles. Take a bike ride along the beach or try a spot of volleyball on the long sandy beach. Surfrider beach in Malibu lives up to its name.
Whatever your interests, LA delivers. Start your holiday to LA!
When To Go
March to November.
July & August can be really busy.
From the UK direct flights to LA are just over 11 hours.