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Los Angeles
Travel Guide

Los Angeles

The beating heart of Southern California, the City of Angels is known the world over for its glamorous sunshine lifestyle and galaxy of stars.

Home to not only movie stars, but the movie industry itself – millions visit Los Angeles every year, many in the hope that they have that special something that’ll help them make it big in Hollywood.

Whilst there’s certainly more to LA than simply movies, it is hard to deny that the industry – and everything that comes with it – is not a major part of the city’s legendary mystique. Of course, Hollywood is just one part of the city, but few visitors can honestly say that their first sighting of the famous sign on the hilltops is not a memorable one. After all, this is a town where you could find yourself stood next to a global celebrity whilst queuing for a cup of coffee – not least if you find yourself on the A-lister’s favourite spot, Sunset Strip.

When it comes to exploring Hollywood, there’s no better place to start than the Boulevard. Home to the incredible Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Boulevard is a fantastic opportunity to share a moment with over 2,300 of the industry’s greats from both today and yesteryear. Movie lovers will no doubt also want to visit Grauman’s Chinese Theatre – scene of countless movie premieres – and, of course, tour the Dolby Theatre which annually hosts the Academy Awards. Get an expert perspective with a guided Hollywood Tour.

The Dolby Theatre is also at the very heart of the Hollywood and Highland Centre – a huge entertainment centre packed with shops, restaurants and even a nightclub. The brand new Madam Tussaud’s and fabulous Hollywood History Museum can also be found at the centre. If it’s even more fun you’re looking for, Universal Studios with its incredible tour and the CityWalk Hollywood entertainment complex are just a short distance away.

With so many of the rich and famous being based in LA, it should be no surprise that the city is home to some of the best shopping in the world. From designer boutiques to quirky, independent stores reflecting the California lifestyle, Los Angeles is the West Coasts must visit destination for lovers of fashion and entertainment. Ranging from the world famous Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills and Melrose Place in Hollywood, to The LA Fashion District in Downtown, the city truly is a fashion paradise.

Given its incredible position on California’s southern coastline, LA is also fantastic for families and those who just can’t get enough of the sunshine lifestyle. In some respects, LA’s beaches are just as iconic as the Hollywood sign – and with over two dozen to explore, including the legendary Venice Beach – even the most ardent sun lover is sure to be satisfied. Who knows, you might find yourself topping up your tan right next to the next big star.

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
4 out of 5
6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is £99 per night from 8 Jul to 8 Jul
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Toyota Sports Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hollywood Park Casino. Los Angeles Forum ...
4.1/5Very Good! (3,321 reviews)
"Good linen"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2021

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 out of 5
1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £194 per night from 6 Jul to 6 Jul
This family-friendly Los Angeles hotel is located in the historical district, just steps away from Hollywood Wax Museum and Hollywood and Highland Center. Dolby ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,564 reviews)
"Amazing hotel right around the corner for public transit and it’s easily accessible to the main Hollywood Boulevard. The hotel room was cleaned everyday and there’s a bar in the lobby."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2021

Loews Hollywood Hotel
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is £189 per night from 29 Jun to 29 Jun
Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Bloc and Pershing Square. Grammy Museum and Staples Center are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,365 reviews)
"Nice hotel close to everything great value and great staff"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2021

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
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.
TownePlace Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
TownePlace Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
2.5 out of 5
14400 Aviation Blvd, Hawthorne, CA
The price is £104 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Lakes at El Segundo and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Manhattan Beach Pier. Toyota Sports Center is ...
4.1/5Very Good! (285 reviews)
"Small clean hotel best Manhattan beach. Enjoyed my stay"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2021

TownePlace Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
3 out of 5
21951 Golden Springs Dr, Diamond Bar, CA
The price is £114 per night from 18 Jul to 18 Jul
Located in the heart of Diamond Bar, this golf aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Steep Canyon Trailhead and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Royal Vista Golf Club. California ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,385 reviews)
"Rooms was spacious, clean and quiet."

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2021

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
3 out of 5
5825 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is £174 per night from 5 Jul to 5 Jul
Located in Hollywood, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hollywood Palladium and Pantages Theatre. Melrose Avenue and Hollywood and Vine are also ...
3.5/5Good! (261 reviews)
"Privacy"

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2021

Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
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.

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