Los Angeles is one of the most famous cities in the world, perhaps beaten only by its East Coast rival, New York. While New York is the archetypical city that most people view while thinking of an urban area, LA is its own beast. The City of Angels is famous for Hollywood, the traditional home of cinema as well as being the place that many aspects of modern culture and various subcultures were invented. It is the birthplace of skateboarding, Gangsta Rap and Hard Rock.
As the media capital of the world there are many fun activities to take part in in LA. It should be noted that the film industry is nowhere near as prevalent in the area as it is made out to be nowadays, you may see something being filmed during your holiday but it won’t be on every street corner, as the stereotype sometimes goes. A lot of the main offices are still located in LA but nowadays the filming is often outsourced to other cities. This isn’t to say that LA is all about the film industry though, there is a huge music scene in the city too. Hard Rock bands such as Guns N’Roses were huge in the early 80s and were eventually replaced by the West Coast Hip Hop movement, fronted by artists such as NWA, 2pac and Snoop Dogg. This style of Hip Hop is known for it’s more relaxed beats, slower tempos and hardcore lyrics. Both genres of music still have a very large following in the city, with many bars and clubs dedicated to both.
Due to the fact that LA is a large and spread out city with a number of vastly different neighbourhoods, there are a huge amount of hotels for all price ranges and styles of holiday. From cheap hotels for the budget conscious traveller to quirky hotels that capture the eccentricity of a city known for its celebrity influence all the way up to grand hotels that the celebrities themselves stay in whilst shooting. Whichever you prefer, we here at Travelbag have the best deal for you.
There is a hotel for everyone in Los Angeles and we here at Travelbag have put together a list of some of our favourites to make your decision easier. For the holidaymaker who travels in order to try new and exotic things, we recommend the Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach. This hotel actually used to be a world class cruise ship but is now permanently moored in Long Beach Harbour. It brings the glitz and glamour of an art deco period cruise along with all of the facilities that go with it, plus some modern amenities that wouldn’t be possible on a ship at sea. As if that wasn’t enough, this one of kind holiday experience also happens to be one of the cheapest hotels in Los Angeles. Film buffs may prefer the Hilton Garden Inn in Hollywood, a hotel right in the middle of the action, only a short walk from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and both Universal and Disney Studios. Those looking for the best of the best hotels in Los Angeles may want to look into the Beverly Wilshire, Four Seasons Hotel. This resort has one of the most prestigious locations in the entire US, located on the corner of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard in the affluent Beverly Hills, the neighbourhood that thousands of aspiring actors dream of one day living in. You may even recognise the hotel when you first walk in as it was used for filming both Pretty Woman and Beverly Hills Cop.
As one of the most famous tourist destinations on the planet, there are a lot of obvious places to visit in LA. We have compiled a list of some lesser known activities to truly get the most out of your stay:
Whatever you choose to do on your holidays in Los Angeles, book your 2016 or 2017 flight and hotel stay with us today and make sure your accommodation is as memorable as the activities you enjoy while you’re there and take a look at our multicentre Los Angeles holidays to get the most out of your trip to the US.
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