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Los AngelesUnited States of America

The beaches of Santa Monica, boutiques along Beverly Hills’ tree-lined boulevards, and Universal Studios’ movie sets set the scene for a perfect West Coast break.

Beneath the iconic “Hollywood” sign, Los Angeles sprawls out over 4,061 square miles (10,518 square kilometers). More than 80 neighborhoods spread up into the mountains, through bustling city blocks and down to the ocean.

Wealth and glamour reign in upscale areas like Bel Air and Beverly Hills, while eccentricity rules in Venice Beach. In the hills high above the city, art and architecture are on display at the Getty Center. For science and history buffs, there’s astronomy at the Griffith Observatory, prehistoric remains at the La Brea Tar Pits and a naval monument at the USS Iowa. A carnival atmosphere pervades Santa Monica Pier, and life beneath the water is the ticket at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Universal Studios is a good place to see big names in film and television hard at work. You might also see a celebrity practicing retail therapy at the designer boutiques of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Take a stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where the biggest stars of stage and screen have been immortalized with brass plaques on the sidewalk.

Despite the red carpets, velvet ropes and shiny limousines that seem synonymous with the city today, LA has lived through many guises since Mexican settlers founded it in 1781. Once a dusty cattle settlement, the city was at the heart of the gold and oil rushes in the 1840s and ’50s. In the early 1900s, major film studios arrived and the outback town began its evolution into the entertainment capital of the world.

To get a true sense of the city’s past and present, try and cover all bases with studio tours and beach trips, museum visits and fine dining. Even if you don’t sight a major celebrity, you’ll find Los Angeles a star in its own right.

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

Hollywood which includes signage and night scenes

Hollywood

3.5/5Good!(3,891 area reviews)

Hollywood is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Pantages Theatre and Hollywood Walk of Fame. See more of Los Angeles by jumping on the metro at Hollywood - Vine Station or Hollywood - Western Station.

Hollywood
Downtown Los Angeles showing a city

Downtown Los Angeles

4/5Very Good!(6,550 area reviews)

Enjoy the great live music in Downtown Los Angeles. Walt Disney Concert Hall is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Pershing Square Station or 7th Street - Metro Center Station to see more of Los Angeles.

Downtown Los Angeles
Wilshire showing a park

Koreatown

Travelers choose Koreatown for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Wilshire - Normandie Station or Wilshire - Western Station and check out top sights like Wiltern Theatre.

Koreatown
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West Los Angeles

4/5Very Good!(200 area reviews)

West Los Angeles is known for its abundant dining options, and you can get around the area by hopping on the metro at Expo/SepulvedStation.

West Los Angeles
Bel Air - Westwood

Bel Air

5/5Exceptional!(19 area reviews)

Bel Air is well-liked for its restaurants. You can also take some time to explore sights in the surrounding area like Getty Center and J. Paul Getty Museum.

Bel Air
Royce Hall at UCLA

Westwood

4.5/5Wonderful!(487 area reviews)

Museums, bars, and art galleries highlight some of the noteworthy features of Westwood. Make a stop by Westwood Village or Fowler Museum while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Westwood

Top Hotels in Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
3 out of 5
5249 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is ¥8,799 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and ...

3.7/5Good! (8,630 reviews)

"Great facility and service. All the staffs are helping during the checkin and checkout process"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
4 out of 5
6225 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is ¥13,632 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Loyola Marymount University, Venice Beach, and Los Angeles Forum. Manhattan Beach Pier and Westfield ...

4.4/5Excellent! (3,822 reviews)

"Everything was really clean and the staff are amazing"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
4 out of 5
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is ¥11,266 per night

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this historic hotel is steps from U.S. Bank Tower and Pershing Square. Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (3,027 reviews)

"everything was beautiful and the service was great"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

Popular places to visit in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

4.5/5(3,923 reviews)

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

4/5(3,597 reviews)

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

Staples Center
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Staples Center

4.5/5(1,866 reviews)

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

Long Beach Cruise Terminal
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Long Beach Cruise Terminal

4.5/5(1,078 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Long Beach with a trip to Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this walkable area.

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

4.5/5(6,620 reviews)

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

Santa Monica Beach
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Santa Monica Beach

4.5/5(3,350 reviews)

Located just west of downtown Los Angeles, this iconic southern California beach is a haven for swimmers, surfers, beachcombers and fitness enthusiasts. 

Top things to do in Los Angeles

Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions on 1 Pass
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Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions on 1 Pass

¥10,671
Per adult
Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets
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Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets

90% of travellers recommend
¥3,453
Per adult
Hollywood VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas
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Hollywood VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas

86% of travellers recommend
¥25,761
Per adult
Experience the World Famous Madame Tussauds Hollywood!
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Experience the World Famous Madame Tussauds Hollywood!

90% of travellers recommend
¥2,155
Per adult
Discover Los Angeles & Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Discover Los Angeles & Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

74% of travellers recommend
¥4,311
Per adult
Grand City Tour of LA's Top Sights
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Grand City Tour of LA's Top Sights

88% of travellers recommend
¥6,999
Per adult

Reviews of Los Angeles

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5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 33.41410035954354%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 42.5511958730655%
3 - Okay
2424
3 - Okay 18.946381116148196%
2 - Disappointing
404
2 - Disappointing 3.157730186024699%
1 - Terrible
247
1 - Terrible 1.930592465218071%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

It was nice but the price they are charging for the small room wasn't. Door to balcony was extremely hard to open room 703 i believe.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Only because of the riots in the city.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

everyone was looting and rioting

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Nice

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

The scenery was beautiful

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

I live here so it’s great.

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