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Things to do in Los Angeles

There are so many action packed things to do in Los Angeles, that you’ll be spoilt for choice. From iconic Hollywood glamour to picturesque Californian beaches and world-class entertainment for all ages, LA has it all. 

A trip to LA wouldn’t be complete without seeing some of the ‘must see’ sights. Trace the footsteps of your favourite stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, get an insight into the lives of the rich and famous on a Movie Stars' Homes Tour or embrace the laid back, surfer lifestyle at the magnificent beaches. Whether you’re a film buff, celebrity spotter or sunworshipper, you won’t be disappointed with this diverse city and the surrounding areas.

Los Angeles experiences

Choose an exciting sightseeing experience

Skip The Line Front Of Line Pass At Universal Studios Hollywood.

Uncover the Universal Studios Hollywood that most don't get to see, with a specially trained guide. This unique ticket gives you unlimited Front of Line access to all of the rides, all-day entry to the park and exclusive reserved seating to a gourmet lunch, valet parking on arrival, reserved seats at shows and more. This has limited space, so advanced booking is required due to its popularity.

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Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour.

This flexible tour lets you see Los Angeles with 360-degree views from the top of an open-top double decker bus. Choose either a 24 or 48 hour ticket and explore Los Angeles and all it has to offer, including Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. This ticket lets you discover at your own speed, letting you really take this expansive city all in.

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Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure with Transport from Los Angeles.

Create family memories that last forever with a choice of a pass to one of the Disney parks or both on the same day. This ticket provides a hassle free way of exploring Disney, with transport included. If you need a break from the two parks, head to Downtown Disney, located conveniently in the middle, to enjoy the shopping and dining options.

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Los Angeles City Tour And Movie Stars Homes Tour.

Travelling in an air-conditioned minibus, spend half a day exploring some of the homes of the many movie stars who have made Los Angeles their home. You will head down the Sunset Strip, stroll through the International Farmers Market, see the Walk of Fame at Hollywood Boulevard and celebrity spot on the exclusive Rodeo Drive, home to some of the world’s most luxurious brands.

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Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour.

Hollywood offers more than just its movies, explore the history and architecture on this short walking tour. Listen to your headset as the guide narrates you past little-known theatres, including the venue that hosted the first Academy Awards show. Get a personal tip on where is best to see certain celebrities, while walking past famous sights including the Chinese Theatre and learn about the more historic areas too.

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Must See Los Angeles

Must See Los Angeles

Look for your favourite stars on the Hollywood walk of Fame. The most popular names are located between 6800 and 6900 Hollywood Boulevard, near to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus is a convenient way of seeing the city. Stops include Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Downtown LA and Santa Monica. Tick off Rodeo Drive and the Hollywood Sign as you go.

LA Beaches

LA Beaches

LA’s beaches provide the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Head to eclectic Santa Monica for cafes, restaurants and nightlife. Or spend the day at exclusive Zuma Beach, which is perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The famous Venice Beach boardwalk is a popular place for people watching, so take a stroll amongst the scantily clad beach goers. Hire a car and take a drive along the stunning coast to discover different areas, each with its own personality.

Outdoor adventures

Outdoor adventures

Los Angeles offers an array of outdoor pursuits, from surfing to cycling and camping. Go along the California Coastal Trail, a 22-mile long course that follows the stunning beaches and rocky shoreline. Or hire a car for endless opportunities; relax in Palm Springs or embark on an adventure in Joshua Tree National Park.

Theme Parks & Hollywood

Theme Parks & Hollywood

Get an insider view into the world of Hollywood on your LA break. Catch a glimpse of where the magic happens at Paramount Picture Studios, enjoy a behind-the-scenes walking tour or become part of the audience at your favourite TV show. Universal Studios Hollywood transports you into fantasy movie scenes, whilst Le Brea Tar Pits gives you a real insight into pre-historic wonders.

Dining and nightlife

Dining and nightlife

The dining and nightlife in LA is as diverse as the neighbourhoods that it inhabits; whether it’s a swanky meal at Cut, Wolfgang Pucks exclusive Beverly Wilshire restaurant or a gourmet treat from Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills. Get an American diner experience at Mel’s Drive Inn on Sunset Boulevard or hang out at Geisha House, a trendy hotspot for young Hollywood stars.

When best to go?

Prepare for the weather before your Los Angeles holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 18°Jan
  • 19°Feb
  • 19°Mar
  • 21°Apr
  • 22°May
  • 24°Jun
  • 27°Jul
  • 28°Aug
  • 27°Sep
  • 24°Oct
  • 23°Nov
  • 19°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 79
  • 76
  • 71
  • 25
  • 10
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 5
  • 15
  • 31
  • 66
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 10
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8

Why I love LA

High Life Magazine

Hugh Laurie playing guitar.

Hugh Laurie shows us that this beautiful city offers much more than the brash Hollywood stereotype.

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