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Los Angeles, CA

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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

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
4 out of 5
6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is ¥14,813 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
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! (3,433 reviews)
"Wonderful large hotel. There was a large size pool totally protected from the other buildings around it. This area is very near LAX, excellent transportation. The only restaurants with a short walk were other hotels except a local Greek restaurant that had great food."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
4 out of 5
404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
The price is ¥17,665 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Staples Center, and Microsoft Theater. L.A. Live and ...
4/5Very Good! (1,750 reviews)
"Nice spot had a blast at the pool....."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥15,694 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Toyota Sports Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Hollywood Park Casino is 2.4 mi ...
3.8/5Good! (4,181 reviews)
"Everything ok close to the airport"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
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Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
3 out of 5
5825 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is ¥13,825 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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! (284 reviews)
"So I had mixed feelings about the place after I had booked it . I read horrible reviews however my experience was amazing super easy no issues I loved the place . I booked the panoramic suite GREAT VIEW"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
3 out of 5
21951 Golden Springs Dr, Diamond Bar, CA
The price is ¥16,348 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
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! (1,402 reviews)
"Nice hotel .good location but unfriendly server very rude @ the morning when you take your breakfast"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

Ayres Suites Diamond Bar
Home2 Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Montebello
Home2 Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Montebello
2.5 out of 5
988 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA
The price is ¥16,321 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in the heart of Montebello, this golf aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Commerce Casino, Citadel Outlets, and California State University-Los Angeles. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (914 reviews)
"Super friendly staff and clean!"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Montebello
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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