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Holiday in Hollywood

All the culture of the city, all the fun of the beach: why would you want to go on holiday anywhere else? If it’s good enough for Hollywood’s finest stars, then it’s good enough for us. We love LA, and we want you to love it, too. We can help you plan and book your perfect LA holiday.

Take in the latest art exhibition at The Broad, hunt down the best stores on Rodeo Drive, or check out the celebrity handprints on Hollywood Boulevard. Don’t miss Disneyland® Resort – and if you’re going down the whole theme park route, try Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios, too – where film buffs can see museum-worthy props and their kids can go crazy on the rides.

If Los Angeles is just the starting point and you’ve got a big trip planned, with multiple cities – you can book that with us too – just use our multi-centre trip planner. If you’re staying in LA, that’s ok, too. But we wouldn’t want you to go without knowing about the best bits of the city – our travel guide is full of tips and videos. Start getting ready for your amazing holiday in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles hotels for all types of traveller

A good holiday starts when you book the right hotel: browse below for our best holiday options. We’ve done the legwork for you and found our best hotels in Los Angeles, in all the essential areas. Couples will adore the London West Hollywood which enjoys a stylish rooftop bar. Sip cocktails from your cabana, whilst you take in the picturesque Hollywood Hills at this award-winning boutique resort. Experience a slice of luxury at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt. Located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this A-List favourite is in the heart of Los Angeles city – and close to action of Universal Studios Hollywood. If you’re a beach lover, soak up the sun at Hilton Santa Monica Hotel and Suites, just minutes from the famous John Paul Getty Museum. For endless family fun, visit Hyatt Regency Orange County, Disneyland® Resort’s neighbour hotel with a shuttle bus that gives you direct access to the theme park.

3 star LA holidays

Accommodation in the swankier districts of LA can really flex your credit card, but with a little bit of research you can find some great affordable places to stay – from beachside hideaways, to a more urban experience, minutes away from great shopping, art galleries and restaurants.

4 star LA holidays

Budget won’t stretch to five stars but still want a taste of luxury? We have plenty of four-star hotels in LA to choose from, from beside the sea to in the heart of the city, with great restaurants attached and facilities to please any holidaymaker. Hotel Indigo is a great example of the growing number of stylish hotels found in Los Angeles Downtown.


5 star LA holidays

Make your holiday extra fabulous with our collection of five-star luxury hotels. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, state-of-the-art facilities or the location of a lifetime, we only bring you the best of the best – so that your stay in LA is one to remember. Hotel Viceroy Santa Monica has just the kind of beachfront poolside glamour you’ve been looking for.

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LA insiders: seasonal tips


“Go to Venice Beach and have Sushi in Abbott Kinney, the weather is usually the perfect temperature.” – Diana Gomez

“Spring is the ideal time to see at concert at Hollywood Bowl.” – Diana Gomez


“Dress in layers as there can be a 20 to 30-degree difference in temperatures in various parts of the city and at night.” – Lilly Dong

“Always go out with water, sunscreen, and sunglasses – you’ll regret it later if not. Avoid walking round the East Side in the heat too.” – Lilly Dong


“Checkout the festive ice rink at Pershing Square Downtown. Also, a lot of people go snowboarding in Big Bear, Mammoth, or Tahoe for most of the weekends during winter. It’s such a beautiful place with clean mountain air, a few casinos, and a decent amount of nightlife.” – Hendo Bayer

“Go to Big Foot Lounge. This bar on Culver City is super-cosy, curl up on a couch in the living room-like bar and drink a warming whisky cocktail.” – Jana Devino

“Go for a sunrise hike – the light and fresh air are both wonderful.” – Jana Devino

LA insiders: dos and don’ts

Hendo Bayer


  • Go to In-N-Out, and try the animal-style fries. I like to think of it as a boutique fast food place, that uses really fresh ingredients. The animal fries have cheese with Thousand Island dressing, grilled onions… really good.
  • Feel free to ask people on the streets for directions. Everyone in LA will be happy to help you out.


  • Don’t call California ‘Cali’ if you want to fit in. Don’t call San Francisco ‘San Fran’ either.

Lilly Dong


  • Use Wayze to get around as it takes you through neighbourhoods to avoid traffic. Every drive becomes fun
  • Always tip 20 per cent.
  • Try the Mexican food – it’s the best here.


  • Don’t be over adventurous – plan your days to do things in the same area.
  • Don’t travel on Friday afternoons, traffic is the worst.

Diana Gomez


  • Be as extravagant as you like here


  • Don’t be afraid of some small talk with strangers

Jana Devino


  • Wear layers – it can get pretty chilly here, especially in the evenings and nighttime.
  • Try catch a free concert on the beach – it’s typical LA.

How to see Los Angeles on a budget

Los Angeles is a large city with lots of diverse neighbourhoods, making it easy to find somewhere to suit every budget. Our handy budget planner will help you work out how far your money will get you each day, covering your hotel, food, activities and more.

Where to stay

If you’re taking the family on a theme park adventure, book in to Clarion Anaheim Resort, with standard rooms accommodating up to four and Studio Suites sleeping up to six. You’ll be just moments away from Disneyland® Park, Disney's California Adventure® Park and Downtown Disney® District.

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Cheap eats are easy to find in LA

Good cheap eats are easy to find in LA, with plenty of food trucks offering everything from fried chicken to vegan wraps. Venture to Koreatown for affordable dishes from all over the globe. Sticking to Anaheim? Don’t miss In-N-Out, a great West Coast burger chain – and a celebrity after-party favourite.

Hike up Runyon Canyon

Hike up Runyon Canyon for a great view of the city, or drive up to Griffith Observatory – both free ways of taking in LA. Wander the markets of Koreatown – taking in the sights, sounds and smells won’t cost a thing.

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Where to stay

A shuttle direct to Universal Studios, a cinema and a famous former owner: there’s a lot to enjoy at The Garland, once owned by Hollywood actress Beverly Garland. Her chic, retro hotel has Spanish-style décor, a leafy outdoor pool area, and a lovely restaurant out front.

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Cheap and cheerful places to eat

After strolling on the beach and taking in the sights, head to E Anaheim Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach where you will find plenty of cheap and cheerful places to eat – from Thai cafés to Honduran food, and some of the best burritos around.

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Visit the Queen Mary

While in Long Beach make sure you visit the Queen Mary. This British ocean liner, built in Clydebank in 1930, has been docked in LA since 1967. Tour the boat, learn about its fascinating history, eat on board – and even stay the night in one of its cabins.

Andaz West Hollywood

Rest your head at the Andaz West Hollywood, where you can enjoy bed and breakfast in this boutique hotel near the upmarket neighbourhood of Bel Air and Hollywood Boulevard.

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Mexican food with a twist

Head over to Gracias Madre on Melrose Avenue for upscale Mexican food with a twist – it’s organic and vegan. Try their heart of palm ‘crab cakes’ with chipotle aïoli and to-die-for guacamole.

Where to dine like a star

Melrose Avenue

After eating, wander down Melrose Avenue. The shopping is second to none in Los Angeles, with everything you need, from women’s fashions to housewares. Take the weight off your feet with an ice cream at Cold Rolled, where you can ‘build your own’ tailor-made creation.

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Make the most of your Los Angeles holiday

Feel like a Los Angeles native in no time with our guide to the best areas to visit.

Where are the best places to stay in Los Angeles?

Unlike many other cities, Los Angeles doesn’t have a centre as such. Instead, it’s made up of many different neighbourhoods, each one with something unique to offer.

West Hollywood

WeHo is right in the heart of LA – within easy reach of many of its sights. The Design District and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture are both in the area, and you could drive just north of here to reach Runyon Canyon park – the place where locals like to hike. Cruise down Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Strip – once home to the area’s most famous clubs and bars – and book into Hotel Ziggy, a good-value boutique hotel with a pool.

Santa Monica

Restaurants with farm-to-table menus and ‘avo’ toast, a pier with an illuminated, solar-powered Ferris wheel, and a relaxed pace of life: staying in Santa Monica, right on the beach, is close to idyllic. The area prides itself on being less car-choked and a little more eco-conscious than the rest of LA. There are plenty of bike paths, so you can breeze straight down from Ocean Avenue to the pier, then all the way down to Muscle Beach and Venice Beach beyond. The beaches here are busy, but big, sandy and beautiful, with crashing Pacific surf.


Downtown isn’t just for business travellers. The Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by LA-native Frank Gehry, is the home to the LA Philharmonic, but it’s no longer the only eye-catching building in the area. The Broad, a contemporary art gallery, opened here in 2015, and there’s also the FIDM fashion museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Stay at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown so you can stay out and experience the Downtown nightlife.

Beverly Hills

Even the zip code is famous: 90210, Beverly Hills – like Bel-Air and Brentwood – is one of the expensive areas of Los Angeles Westside. Street names here will be familiar from films, songs and musicals: like Rodeo Drive, the swanky shopping strip that famously featured in Pretty Women. You aren’t far from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, one of the west coast’s biggest art galleries. If you want to stay here, try the Beverly Hilton, one of the area’s most iconic hotels.


An entertainment district like no other, Hollywood has a mixed reputation. It’s exciting and busy – but you’ll need to stay on your toes to avoid getting enticed into any tourist traps. Hollywood Boulevard has the Walk of Fame, and celebrity signatures are immortalised in cement outside the Chinese Theatre. If you’re a film nut, go see the film props and fast rides at the famous Universal Studios. Above it all, nine white letters, almost 14 metres tall, shine from Mount Lee: the immortal Hollywood sign.

Los Feliz

A perfect mixture of hip and easy-going, seek out the Los Feliz neighbourhood if you’re after a lively, community feel. Expect old-school dive bars, restaurants to suit every budget, a single-screen cinema where films are still shown on the reel, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed constructions and Griffith Park on your doorstep (great for good views of the Hollywood sign). It’s a winner with younger visitors.


There’s one massive, mouse-shaped reason you’d visit Anaheim: Disneyland® Resort. The city is dominated by the resort and its surrounding expanse of family-friendly hotels. Kids will love it here. There are two parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, and a heap of magical activities.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. © billnoll.

Our top five Los Angeles experiences

Whatever type of LA holiday you are looking for, you won’t be short of places to go and things to see. Here are our top five suggestions:

Our top tip? Book tickets in advance wherever possible – it’ll save you having to queue, leaving you more time to explore this sprawling city.

Sunset Over Santa Monica Pier. © Az Jackson.

Multi-city holidays

We fly direct between London and four California destinations: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego. Surely the most famous route is the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco, via Big Sur. Let the incredible Pacific coastline lead you – what’s around the next headland? With our multi-centre booking tool, below, it’s easy to turn a great trip to LA into a truly unforgettable adventure.

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