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Los Angeles

Known for Entertainment, Live Music and Museums

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

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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.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks. Discover for yourself why Disney's enchanting Disneyland® Park is one of the happiest places on earth, and see your favorite stories become reality at Disney California Adventure® Park.

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Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience, and enjoy all of the thrills, laughter and wonder with a 1-day General Admission Ticket to Universal Studios HollywoodTM! With General Admission, you can check out the world-famous Studio Tour in California and explore the largest working movie studio in the world! Cast spells throughout The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM, and soar over HogwartsTM castle in Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyTM.

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Take on the rides at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, uncover silver screen secrets on a Warner Bros. Studio Tour, or build your own creations at LEGOLAND® California. Access over 35 of the most popular attractions in LA and save on admission.

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood brings you closer to the entertainment you love. You'll never see Hollywood the same way again as you explore the working sets and actual sound stages where the biggest names in entertainment made history.

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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*.

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On your tour through Los Angeles— home to Hollywood’s legendary movie industry—see all the city has to offer via a double-decker bus and boat tour. Relish 360-degree views and unlimited rides as you hop on and off to explore this buzzing SoCal hub of entertainment, media, fashion, technology, and culture.

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