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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.

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.

Los Angeles experiences

Choose an exciting sightseeing experience

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

Explore Los Angeles at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off bus tour. These open-top buses allow you to enjoy 360-degree views as you travel through LA, with recorded commentary throughout the tour. You have the choice of a 24 or 48-hour ticket that you can use at more then 50 stops, including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Downtown LA and Santa Monica. Choose the perfect route for your itinerary, whether it’s the Purple Route to Downtown LA or the Yellow Route to Santa Monica beach.

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Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

Discover little known theatres, landmarks and architectural marvels on this insightful one-hour walking tour. Your guide will personally escort you to Hollywood's most famous landmarks and share knowledge on the history of Hollywood and movie making. This is Hollywood's only tour that offers access inside Disney's El Capitan Theater, where Disney movies are premiered; Grauman's Egyptian Theater, birthplace of the movie premiere and Stella Adler Academy, where movie stars train as actors.

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Electric bicycle tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

Try out the fun activity of riding an electric bicycle and see places that you can't get to in a car or on a tour bus. While you cruise the canals of Venice and along Santa Monica Beach, you can choose whether to pedal traditionally or use the electric power. It's an alternative biking experience that allows you to see the best of Los Angeles, where you'll want to be outside, enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures.

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

With your choice of a pass to either park, or a pass to both on the same day, the family fun in Los Angeles never ends. Disneyland Park is the original Walt Disney theme park. From Dumbo the flying elephant to Indiana Jones, there are more than 60 attractions for all ages. And of course you'll meet those lovable Disney characters - Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and more. Disney's California Adventure is a 55-acre theme park, located right next door to Disneyland, with five themed lands to enjoy.

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The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Be treated like a movie star with the VIP Experience. Enjoy an extensive guided tour of Universal Studios Hollywood℠ and its motion picture studio. Your VIP guide will take you via exclusive VIP entrances, giving you access to areas of the studio that the general public never sees. You’ll be escorted to the park's most popular rides and attractions, where you’ll then enjoy time to explore the vast park on your own. Skip the queues at every attraction, get the best seats in the house for every show and enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch.

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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
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Why I love LA

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Hugh Laurie playing guitar.

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