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 ¥14,730 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hollywood Park Casino and within 6 mi (10 km) of Loyola Marymount University and SoFi ...
4/5 Very Good! (3,539 reviews)
"The property was in a good location close to the airport."

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
4 out of 5
5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is ¥14,795 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hollywood Park Casino, SoFi Stadium, and Los Angeles Forum. Loyola Marymount University and Dockweiler ...
3.8/5 Good! (4,077 reviews)
"For the price is very good ,very clean and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

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Loews Hollywood Hotel
Loews Hollywood Hotel
4 out of 5
1755 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The price is ¥26,529 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
This family-friendly Los Angeles hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Hollywood Wax Museum and El Capitan Theatre. Dolby Theater and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,686 reviews)
"Super convenient for attending a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. You can walk there."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Loews Hollywood Hotel
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Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
3 out of 5
5825 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is ¥10,812 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Located in Hollywood, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hollywood Palladium and Pantages Theatre. Hollywood and Vine and Melrose Avenue are also ...
3.4/5 Good! (317 reviews)
"The check-in process needs to be completely revamped... other than that, the room was beautiful and we were extremely happy with our stay."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Ginosi Metropolitan Apartel
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Redondo Beach
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
2430 Marine Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA
The price is ¥17,300 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Located in North Redondo, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Polliwog Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Toyota Sports Center. Manhattan Beach Pier and Manhattan ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,037 reviews)
"Beautiful people working in there!!"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles Redondo Beach
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
3 out of 5
19901 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA
The price is ¥12,189 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Situated in Torrance, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Del Amo Fashion Center, South Bay Galleria, and Wilson Park. Hopkins Wilderness Park and Seaside ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,361 reviews)
"We needed somewhere to stay for over a week. This hotel is dog friendly, free parking and breakfast."

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Torrance Redondo Beach
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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