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What if finding adventure again was in Los Angeles?

Famed for its connection to Hollywood and the celebrities which tag alongside, Los Angeles is perhaps overlooked as a city of culture and beauty. Look behind the glamourous façade and find out what makes LA tick.

Los Angeles is a sprawling city, made up of many different towns and small cities. Stretching from the beautiful beachfront paradises of Santa Monica and Venice to the artistic enclave of Silver Lake and suburban Eagle Rock. There are amazing museums and cultural hotspots dotted all over the city, like the Grecian beauty of the Getty Villa and the kitsch Hollywood Bowl. Find out about prehistoric California at the La Brea Tar Pits, before heading to Koreatown for amazing food and hip bars. Discover why Downtown is now a trendsetting place to be, with its many bars and cool hotels. But don’t be afraid to venture further out, into the rolling parkland of Griffith Park in the north, where you will find a stunning view from the Griffith Observatory across LA’s vast expanse. Book your flights to Los Angeles to discover it all for yourself.

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Halloween starts early in August, or catch a NFL game and classic movie in true LA fashion. Enjoy The Taste of Labour Day weekend and see rock legend Eric Clapton in September.

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August

Get spooky in summer at the Scare LA Halloween convention, over 5 and 6 August. Hang out with haunt professionals, check out gruesome make up skills and mingle with filmmakers and stars at the Los Angeles Convention Center. When in LA, catch a NFL game. Watch the preseason match, LA Rams vs Dallas Cowboys on 12 August at the LA Memorial Coliseum and grab a hot dog or supersized nachos in true US style. Over Labor Day weekend, 31 August to 4 September, head to the Egyptian Theater near Hollywood Boulevard for the Cinecon classic film festival. Meet authors, collectors and celebrity guests, as you watch classic movies in the place where it all began.

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