Introducing holidays to Los Angeles
Head to the bright lights of the vast metropolis of Los Angeles and dive head first into ‘La La Land’ with all of it’s Hollywood glitz and glamour. One of the world’s most famous cities; L.A. is alive with energy and attractions, from the Hollywood hills and Venice Beach, to the shops and Disneyland fun. Drenched in year-round Californian sunshine, you couldn’t ask for a more exciting destination, whether you’re travelling as a family, treating yourselves to a romantic couple’s holiday or embarking on a solo adventure. There’s also a more down-to-earth side to Los Angeles, where you’ll find hip fusion eateries, trendy bars and clubs, and an edgy multi-cultural vibe that provides a fascinating contrast to the A-list mansions.
Los Angeles has a dizzying array of attractions to choose from, whether you love culture, sports or family fun. No trip to L.A. is complete without a visit to downtown Tinseltown, the heart of the city’s movie industry. Visit the Walk of Fame and place your hands in the handprints of your favourite stars, Or head up the hills for an iconic photo opportunity with the world-famous Hollywood sign.
Action and Adventure
Sports fans will love a tour of the Dodgers Baseball Stadium – or try and catch a game for an exhilarating afternoon’s spectating. Or if you love to hike, head out to Runyon Canyon Park to enjoy the amazing trails and even more amazing views of the cityscape below.
Life’s a beach
The coastline surrounding Los Angeles stretches for over 60 miles from Malibu in the north, to South Bay in the south (surprisingly). The city’s residents love to get active on their beaches, whether it’s playing volleyball or lifting weights on Venice Beach, rollerblading along the boardwalks of El Porto Beach, or surfing at sunrise at the rugged Leo Carrillo State Park beach. With so much gorgeous coastline to explore, you’ll find everything from lively city beaches to vast, wild beaches where the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash onto the shore. Families will love the soft sands and gentler waves at Zuma Beach, while party-lovers should head to the vibrant Surfrider Beach to hang out with the crowds of laid-back surfer dudes. The pier at Santa Monica is a fun destination, with its iconic Ferris Wheel and funfair attractions, while County Line Beach, the most northerly of the bunch, has a remote and secluded feel, perfect for watching a romantic sunset.
Parents will be hard-pushed to avoid the pull of Disneyland and Universal Studios during a family holiday to Los Angeles. Take the kids to the Magic Kingdom and watch their little faces light up as they meet their favourite movie characters, or introduce them to the world behind the scenes at Universal Studios where you can be immersed in the world of films, from the wizarding fun of Harry Potter World to the scares of Jurassic Park. And you’ll find plenty of white-knuckle rides to thrill even the biggest of kids.