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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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During June, get the party started with a fantastic musical selection. In July, join in with American Independence Day celebrations or sing along with Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie. Halloween starts early in August, or catch a NFL game and classic movie in true LA fashion.

June
LA Film Festival.

June

If indie film is your thing, then don’t miss LA’s premier exhibition of visionary work from seasoned, and newly-emerging, independent film-makers. The LA Film Festival is a key launching platform for innovative film, TV and online content, so expect great things – at various venues from 14 to 22 June. Join Grammy award-winning singer Jason Mraz for his Birthday Party and Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on 23 June. Celebrate his milestone 40th birthday in style, at this iconic location – where Mraz’s upbeat, colourful tunes will put everyone in the party mood. Then, rock out to the legendary anthems of Queen, performed by QUEEN + Adam Lambert at the Hollywood Bowl on 26 and 27 June.

July
LAX Americafest Logo.

July

For true Americana, head to AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl for the 4 July celebrations in Pasadena. Look up at the fireworks above the stadium, after a full day of food and entertainment. Find out if the bill tops last year’s Beatles tribute act and motorcycle stunt show. Visit the massive Getty Center throughout July and celebrate David Hockney’s 80th birthday. The artist loved LA and, as this special exhibition shows, the feeling is mutual. The month ends on a high note, quite literally – Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie perform on 31 July at the Hollywood Bowl. Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time. Or is it Lionel Richie you’re looking for? He’s found a brand new fan base in recent years and puts on a great live show.

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