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Los Angeles is located on the coast of southern California. An average of 300 days of sunshine are recorded every year in this balmy city, which is nestled between the San Gabriel Mountains and the North Pacific coast. Much of the city sprawls across hills, where some of its most exclusive homes can be found tucked away, though Hollywood and Downtown are flat and easy to cover on foot – so you’ll be able to tick off all the major sights on your Los Angeles holiday. Palm trees line many of the streets and fields of colourful poppies bloom every spring in the surrounding hills.

Many tourists are drawn to Los Angeles for its connections with the film industry, particularly in the central Hollywood area. You can compare your handprints to those of legends of the silver screen at the Chinese Theatre, or go behind the scenes and learn the tricks of movie making in Studio City. Los Angeles also has a fantastic music scene, as the brightest new talent flocks to the city looking for a big break. Plus, you’ll find some of the coolest boutiques, coffee shops, bars and eateries in the country on Melrose and Sunset.

If you’re going on holiday to LA with kids, Valley Village, Toluca Lake and North Hollywood are all close to family-friendly attractions like Warner Bros. and Universal Studios, as well as Walt Disney studios. Nature-lovers, meanwhile, should stay towards the west of the city for easy access to the trails across Topanga State Park – look at Encino, Sherman Oaks and Pacific Palisades. Groups of friends and travellers that live for sunny days will love Venice Beach. Try out Muscle Beach’s outdoor gym, wander along the replica Venice canals or window shop along Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Los Angeles has hotels for every kind of traveller. Whether you’re seeking a lively base close to the tourist trails or a tranquil hideaway in the hills, our experts will help you plan your perfect getaway.

 

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Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is packed with lots of things to see and do – almost too many to cover in one trip. If you’ve got stars in your eyes, Hollywood’s Walk of Fame is where you’ll find Tinseltown’s biggest names, and the famous Chinese Theatre is worth a visit, too. Look to the hills and you’ll spot the iconic Hollywood sign, which overlooks Universal, Walt Disney and Warner Bros. Studios in the Studio City area.

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You’ll find some of the best views across Los Angeles at the Griffith Observatory, as well as a planetarium and public telescopes. If ocean views are what you’re looking for, lively Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey and Pacific Palisades are the best places to look out across the blue sea. Craving some culture? The Getty Center to the west is home to works by Rubens, Monet, Van Gogh and more, and you’ll be treated to picture-perfect hilltop views.

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Best places to shop

Los Angeles is a shopaholic’s paradise, particularly if you’re looking for the coolest fashion. Melrose Avenue is a must-visit for younger travellers, as it’s home to some of LA’s chicest boutiques, independent stores and high street brands. You can also stroll through Melrose Trading Post on Sundays, where you’ll find antiques, vintage goods and unique souvenirs. There are loads of places to stop for food and drinks too, ranging from trendy coffee shops and family-friendly cafés to celebrity-approved bars and restaurants.

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If you’ve got a bigger budget to splash, venture to the iconic Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Designer stores including Chanel, Bvlgari, Burberry, Cartier and Dior can be found here. Sunset Strip also has upmarket shops, lively bars, and great places to grab a bite to eat. It’s home to some of the coolest nightlife spots in the West Hollywood area – even if you can only admire these exclusive hangouts from the outside.

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Nature in Los Angeles

While nature might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you imagine a holiday to Los Angeles, there are loads of outdoorsy spots across the city. Some of LA’s best hiking trails can be found in Griffith Park, just a stone’s throw from Hollywood’s main attractions. Head to the west of the city, past upmarket Bel Air and just above the city of Santa Monica, and you’ll find Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park. More than 1,500 acres of land are waiting to be explored here. There are trails for every fitness level and spectacular views across the city, if you manage one of the more challenging routes.

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Or, if you’re in the mood for a full-day adventure, pack supplies and head out on a hike across the vast Topanga State Park – mountain, canyon and ocean views across Pacific Palisades await. Stop at Trippett Lodge’s museum on your way home to learn more about the area’s history.

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Best time to visit Los Angeles

Los Angeles holidays are most popular between June and August. Expect temperatures in the mid-twenties by the ocean and the mid-to-high thirties up in the hills. Venice Beach and attractions like Disneyland are always busy. Outdoor film screenings and free summer concerts also pop up across the city.

If you want to avoid the crowds, visit in spring between March and May. The sun shines year-round in Los Angeles and its poppy fields burst into life around this time. Check when nearby Coachella is being held, though, as the city loses its atmosphere somewhat while the music festival is on.

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Autumn is also a good time to explore LA, as temperatures remain in the low twenties and Halloween celebrations are in full swing. If you’re looking for peace, visit in winter. You’ll have the hiking trails and sands to yourself, Hollywood’s biggest awards ceremonies to watch first-hand, and moderate temperatures in the low teens – but you’ll likely experience a few rainy days.

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Things to do

Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is packed with lots of things to see and do – almost too many to cover in one trip. If you’ve got stars in your eyes, Hollywood’s Walk of Fame is where you’ll find Tinseltown’s biggest names, and the famous Chinese Theatre is worth a visit, too. Look to the hills and you’ll spot the iconic Hollywood sign, which overlooks Universal, Walt Disney and Warner Bros. Studios in the Studio City area.

Show More
Show Less

You’ll find some of the best views across Los Angeles at the Griffith Observatory, as well as a planetarium and public telescopes. If ocean views are what you’re looking for, lively Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey and Pacific Palisades are the best places to look out across the blue sea. Craving some culture? The Getty Center to the west is home to works by Rubens, Monet, Van Gogh and more, and you’ll be treated to picture-perfect hilltop views.

Show More
Show Less

Shopping

Best places to shop

Los Angeles is a shopaholic’s paradise, particularly if you’re looking for the coolest fashion. Melrose Avenue is a must-visit for younger travellers, as it’s home to some of LA’s chicest boutiques, independent stores and high street brands. You can also stroll through Melrose Trading Post on Sundays, where you’ll find antiques, vintage goods and unique souvenirs. There are loads of places to stop for food and drinks too, ranging from trendy coffee shops and family-friendly cafés to celebrity-approved bars and restaurants.

Show More
Show Less

If you’ve got a bigger budget to splash, venture to the iconic Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Designer stores including Chanel, Bvlgari, Burberry, Cartier and Dior can be found here. Sunset Strip also has upmarket shops, lively bars, and great places to grab a bite to eat. It’s home to some of the coolest nightlife spots in the West Hollywood area – even if you can only admire these exclusive hangouts from the outside.

Show More
Show Less

Nature

Nature in Los Angeles

While nature might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you imagine a holiday to Los Angeles, there are loads of outdoorsy spots across the city. Some of LA’s best hiking trails can be found in Griffith Park, just a stone’s throw from Hollywood’s main attractions. Head to the west of the city, past upmarket Bel Air and just above the city of Santa Monica, and you’ll find Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park. More than 1,500 acres of land are waiting to be explored here. There are trails for every fitness level and spectacular views across the city, if you manage one of the more challenging routes.

Show More
Show Less

Or, if you’re in the mood for a full-day adventure, pack supplies and head out on a hike across the vast Topanga State Park – mountain, canyon and ocean views across Pacific Palisades await. Stop at Trippett Lodge’s museum on your way home to learn more about the area’s history.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Los Angeles

Los Angeles holidays are most popular between June and August. Expect temperatures in the mid-twenties by the ocean and the mid-to-high thirties up in the hills. Venice Beach and attractions like Disneyland are always busy. Outdoor film screenings and free summer concerts also pop up across the city.

If you want to avoid the crowds, visit in spring between March and May. The sun shines year-round in Los Angeles and its poppy fields burst into life around this time. Check when nearby Coachella is being held, though, as the city loses its atmosphere somewhat while the music festival is on.

Show More
Show Less

Autumn is also a good time to explore LA, as temperatures remain in the low twenties and Halloween celebrations are in full swing. If you’re looking for peace, visit in winter. You’ll have the hiking trails and sands to yourself, Hollywood’s biggest awards ceremonies to watch first-hand, and moderate temperatures in the low teens – but you’ll likely experience a few rainy days.

Show More
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