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Los Angeles, USA

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Los Angeles is one of the most culturally significant Cities in the World.
The Capital of Entertainment, City of Angels, and undoubtedly Iconic!

This Vibrant City has so much to offer! Beautiful Beaches, Exciting Hiking and Adventure, Landmarks, and fascinating People!

Perfect if you are looking for adventure, the outdoors, experiencing American Culture, Entertainment, or want a memorable Trip!

If you visit for 5-7 Days anywhere from March to October you will find some Sun!

Suggested Activities

Head to Venice Beach to stroll along the Beach and waterfront all the way to Santa Monica Pier!

This is one of the most iconic Beaches in the world and filled with interesting people, and exciting things to do (Skatepark, Muscle Beach, Basketball Courts, Gymnastics Rings…)!

Hiking here will reward you with the most amazing panoramic views of the City!

The most popular trail is the “Runyon Canyon Trail” which will offer views of the Hollywood Hills of the Santa Monica Mountains as well as the Hollywood Sign!

It is very popular, so hiking early to avoid the masses is a good idea if you want the best experience!

This Museum and Cultural Centre features many European paintings, manuscripts, sculptures… from the Middle Ages to the Present, as well as American and European Photographs!

This iconic Landmark, even featured in Movies and Concerts, is the perfect place to watch the sunset with a fantastic view of the City, and is also an interesting exhibit for science and stargazing.

The set for countless famous movies and shows, tour the Film Studios to get a behind the scenes look at how they were produced!

Alternatively, experience the stars “live” in the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum!

This is a historic public market with a very diverse array of food vendors with cuisines from all around the world!

Perfect for food lovers!

Top Tips

It’s no Secret that LA is extremely popular for Tourists, so booking tickets for things like Madame Tussauds or other attractions can save you time and hassle, and make your experience more enjoyable!

Bike sharing or Electric Scooter Rentals are available, which are the perfect way to explore the City!

Featuring handprints, footprints, and star symbols of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, this is an interesting landmark to explore if you are interested in Entertainment.

Make it Unique

For a HUGE Adrenaline Rush, you could skydive over the Pacific with incredible views of the City for an experience you will remember for ever!

Tour LA like how you picture from the movies by renting a fun vintage car to drive around the city!

The Hollywood Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater, offers many awesome shows where you can have a unique experience!

Alternatively, the Dolby Theatre or TCL Chinese Theatre have the real BIG screens to watch the latest Movies!

How to get There?

Flying: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a major Airport with Flights from all over the world.

Other: Amtrack trains run from cities all over the USA, or you can drive into the City by Car if you are on a Californian Road Trip!

How to get Around?

Getting around the big City is possible with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Ride-Sharing services like Uber, or Bike-Sharing services are also great options.

Keep in mind that Car Traffic can be very Congested.

How to get There?

Flying: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a major Airport with Flights from all over the world.

Other: Amtrack trains run from cities all over the USA, or you can drive into the City by Car if you are on a Californian Road Trip!

How to get Around?

Getting around the big City is possible with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Ride-Sharing services like Uber, or Bike-Sharing services are also great options.

Keep in mind that Car Traffic can be very Congested.

Safety Concerns

Although Los Angeles is generally safe for tourists, there has been a significant increase in violent crime rates over the past few years, compounded by the increase in the Homeless population and COVID Pandemic.

Safety Precautions you can take to ensure your Trip will be enjoyable:

  • Avoid walking alone at night
  • Avoid areas with higher crime rates
  • Avoid giving money directly to homeless individuals, as it is not a sustainable solution.
    Instead, consider supporting local organizations that work directly with the homeless community.
  • Take a Common-Sense approach and be aware of your surroundings

Where to Stay?

The best areas for tourists include Hollywood and Santa Monica, and if you want a much more relaxed LA experience (and care more about surfing than the tourist areas) you could consider an area like Manhattan Beach.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels, either with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is a great resource to find and book beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers. The most highly recommended hostels are the HI Los Angeles Hostel and the Orange Drive Hostel
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people mainly looking to relax. There are many many options, some extremely close to the Waterfront, others with Rooftop Bars or Pools!