Why BA Holidays?

Plan and book your holiday with British Airways, online or by phone. Enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car rental together for the best deals
  • Choose from a wide range of hotels
  • 24-hour support helpline
  • Low online deposits
  • All holidays booked on ba.com are protected, giving you peace of mind whilst on holiday

Holidays in Los Angeles

Explore LA’s diverse neighbourhoods on your city break. Their unique personalities make it impossible to stay in one place. Combine the glitz and glamour of Hollywood with the natural beauty of Griffith Park and the thrills of Anaheim.

Holidays in Los Angeles blend the iconic tourist sights with a glimpse into the real LA lifestyle. Downtown LA is home to bustling gastro pubs and funky vintage bars. Enjoy an energetic shopping experience in Santee Alley or a concert under the stars at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. The rooftop bar at the Andaz West Hollywood is the perfect place to spend hot summer nights, while Loews Santa Monica provides a peaceful beach retreat.

My perfect day in Los Angeles

Find out how our BA expert, Mark Tanner, spends 24 hours in Los Angeles.

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The Griddle Café.

The Griddle Café

The rule here is don’t judge a book by its cover! It may not look the best but The Griddle Café serves some of the best pancakes I have ever tasted. Try their famous Red Velvet pancakes topped with swirls and swirls of cream cheese icing or for something more savoury get the “Some like it HOT scramble” – it will definitely spice up the day!

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Retail therapy at Westfield Century City.

Retail therapy at Westfield Century City

Plenty of shopping in LA, head to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for some serious window shopping. For the more affordable high street stores check out Westfield Century City for some great bargains in Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Hollister & Macys to name a few. Or head to Third Street promenade down in Santa Monica to catch some sun while you shop. A mix of high-street, high end and independent boutiques all outdoors in a pedestrianized area. Or if the heat is too much cool down inside Westfield Santa Monica Place.

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Santa Monica beach.

Santa Monica beach

After a couple of hours shopping, chill out on Santa Monica Beach – the widest stretch of beach you’ll see in LA. Where better to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year! Flop down on the sand or take a walk on the pier. For great people watching just grab a beer and relax in one of many bars along the promenade – you will definitely see some sights to behold!

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Universal Studios Hollywood.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Visit Universal Studios Hollywood, treat yourself to the VIP Experience and jump all the queues. Get a backstage tour of working sound studios and film sets – your very own tour guide for the day, plus food and drink along the way! Check out Transformers 3D – the newest thrill seeking ride, get drenched on Jurassic Park then dry off on The Mummy – a super high speed rollercoaster in the dark! The best thing about the day is skipping the lines for the rides!

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ABH at Sixty Beverly Hills.

ABH at Sixty Beverly Hills

Go for pre-dinner drinks at ABH at Sixty Beverly Hills - this chic rooftop bar offers amazing views over Beverly Hills and beyond, you can just about make out the Hollywood sign. The Strawberry Smash is a must – Vodka, fresh strawberries, mint, honey syrup, lemon and Angostura Bitters. Once the sun has set, head to West Hollywood for some of the best steak you’ll ever taste at The Palm Steakhouse. It’s really popular with locals and the odd celebrity apparently! It may not be the cheapest but it serves fab food and very generous portions. The boneless rib-eye is the best!



End your day at one of the live music venues in West Hollywood. Troubadour is one of the top live music spots in LA, dating back to 1957. It has seen the likes of Elton John, Guns n Roses, Foo Fighters, Cold Play, Red hot Chilli Peppers, Prince and Franz Ferdinand to name but a few. It’s also the place for new and upcoming singer songwriters and bands making their LA debut.

Find your Los Angeles holiday type

First time holidays in Los Angeles

First time holidays in Los Angeles

For many, first time holidays in Los Angeles will be spent seeing the sights and ticking off all of the best-known attractions. From the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the theme parks of Anaheim and trendy nightspots of the Sunset Strip. Stroll along the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame and catch a glimpse of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which represents Hollywood’s Golden Age. Choose a fantastic experience to enhance your LA break, from the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus to the electric bicycle tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach.

Beach holidays in Los Angeles

Beach holidays in Los Angeles

Situated on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the US, Los Angeles has some spectacular beaches located right on its doorstep. Each area has its own personality, from the laid back Californian vibe of Huntington Beach to the die-hard surf scene at Malibu. Hire a car and spend some time exploring the coastline. Absorb the sophisticated seaside resorts of Orange County or the vibrant art scene at Venice Beach. Enjoy superb golfing, world-class shopping and yachting at Newport Beach.

Fly-drive holidays in Los Angeles

Fly-drive holidays in Los Angeles

Fly-drive holidays in Los Angeles give you the freedom and flexibility to explore at your own pace. There is so much to see and do, from taking in popular attractions to relaxing on sun-kissed Californian beaches. Hotel hop and get the most out of your Los Angeles holiday, embrace the LA outdoor lifestyle in Joshua Tree National Park or enjoy a daytrip in picturesque Santa Barbara. Create the ultimate road trip experience and combine cosmopolitan San Francisco with larger than life Las Vegas.

Active holidays in Los Angeles

Active holidays in Los Angeles

Los Angeles' sunny climate makes it ideal for outdoor adventures. Hike from the Griffith Park Observatory to the summit of Mount Hollywood – the highest peak of the park offers fantastic views of the Los Angeles basin. Hire a bike and explore Venice Beach, make plenty of stops for people watching in the cafes and restaurants that line the boardwalk. Or learn to surf at Santa Monica beach, which is a great location for beginners. Hire a car and head to Santa Barbara for world-class golfing.

Family Friendly holidays in Los Angeles

Family-friendly holidays in Los Angeles

Family friendly holidays in Los Angeles start in Orange County, with its fantastic theme parks and exhilarating thrill rides. There are plenty of things to do for children of all ages, not forgetting you too. Meet Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Resort, experience your favourite movie moments at Universal Studios Hollywood or get an adrenalin rush at Knotts Berry Farm. Buy souvenirs from the shops at Downtown Disney or go bowling at GardenWalk – a shopping, dining and entertainment complex.

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Prepare for the weather before your Los Angeles holiday

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