Experience the theater, entertainment, and beaches in Los Angeles!

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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Entertainment, Live Music and Museums

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Where to stay in Los Angeles

Hollywood
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Hollywood

Entertainment, Theaters, Opera Houses

Spot movie stars and experience the glamour of show business at the legendary home of the American motion picture industry.

Downtown Los Angeles
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Downtown Los Angeles

Live Music, Theaters, Entertainment

Once a hardworking industrial neighbourhood, today’s Downtown LA is a destination reborn with an emphasise on culture and green spaces.

Hollywood Hills
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Hollywood Hills

Hills, Scenery, Sunsets

You'll enjoy the mountain views and live music in Hollywood Hills. You might want to make time for a stop at Hollywood Bowl or Hollywood Sign.

Downtown Long Beach
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Downtown Long Beach

Beaches, Culture, Architecture

Travelers to Downtown Long Beach praise its stunning beaches. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by City Place Shopping Center and One World Trade Center.

Bel Air
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Bel Air

Skyscrapers, Romantic, Luxury

A grand hotel, an important university and exciting performing arts make these two neighborhoods popular destinations on a Los Angeles travel itinerary.

Harbor
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Harbor

While visiting Harbor, you might make a stop by sights like Aquarium of the Pacific and RMS Queen Mary.

Top Hotels in Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
3 out of 5
5249 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
¥11,488/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
3.6/5Good! (7,066 reviews)

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 ...

3.6/5Good! (7,066 reviews)

"Renovation is all over the place and noise all of day"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham LAX
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Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
¥12,562/night
Sep 8 - Sep 9
3.9/5Very Good! (9,197 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (9,197 reviews)

"Very nice decor, updated, the rooms were large, with coffee makers provided, water, a nice lounge restaurant and a breakfast room"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

Hilton Los Angeles Airport
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The Queen Mary
3 out of 5
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA
¥9,749/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
3.7/5Good! (9,023 reviews)

Located in Harbor, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of RMS Queen Mary and Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Aquarium of the Pacific and Pike at Rainbow ...

3.7/5Good! (9,023 reviews)

"Love the history!! Enjoyed the ship completely!! Sleeping was not the best when people next door don’t know to follow directions and be very noisy in the night seems like they are in your room. finally experienced paper thin walls lol 😂 all in all a great experience 😁"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

The Queen Mary

Popular things to do in Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

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

Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

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

Warner Brothers Studio
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Warner Brothers Studio

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
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Hollywood Sign

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.

RMS Queen Mary
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RMS Queen Mary

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

Top activities in Los Angeles

Disneyland® Resort Tickets
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Disneyland® Resort Tickets

¥29,785

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.

Universal Studios HollywoodTM Admission
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Universal Studios HollywoodTM Admission

¥12,765

Limited Time Offer Buy a Day, Get a 2nd Day Free Summer Special. Take an adventure with an exclusive offer now thru Sept. 26, 2019. Both visits must be completed by 9/26/19. All Saturdays blacked out for 2nd visit. Restrictions apply.

Universal Studios HollywoodTM - Universal ExpressTM Ticket
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Universal Studios HollywoodTM - Universal ExpressTM Ticket

¥22,232

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*.

Six Flags Magic Mountain One-Day General Admission
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Six Flags Magic Mountain One-Day General Admission

¥6,328

Six Flags Magic Mountain is known as the “Thrill Capital of the World,” the 260-acre theme park features 19 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family.

OUE Skyspace LA General Admission plus Skyslide Ride
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OUE Skyspace LA General Admission plus Skyslide Ride

¥2,670

Take LA to New Heights! OUE Skyspace is the perfect starting point for guests to the Los Angeles area providing a stunning overview of the city’s layout, allowing you to map out other various options to be explored on your trip.

24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles
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24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles

¥5,212

See the best of Los Angeles on a hop-on hop-off tour aboard an authentic, open-air, double-decker bus. Discover LA from downtown to the beaches of Santa Monica and disembark at your leisure to visit charming sites, restaurants, shops, and parks.

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Legendary vintage finds in Los Angeles

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Soak up Los Angeles in just one day
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Soak up Los Angeles in just one day

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Family activities in two California cities

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