Los Angeles (L.A) is a haven of beauty, surrounded by mountain ranges, desert, forests and beaches, a setting quite apt for a place nicknamed the City of Angels. While the natural beauty is undeniable, it’s not what a trip to L.A is famous for. In fact, what L.A is famous for is ...
View the outdoor installations at Cadillac Ranch and the Petrified Forest National Park
Visit the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, Meramec Caverns, Branson, Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Tulsa, Clinton, Albuquerque, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas and Los Angeles
See General Grant Tree in King's Canyon National Park, General Sherman in Sequoia National Park, El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Veil Falls in Yosemite Valley, Devils Postpile National Historic Monument and Badwater Basin in Death Valley
Visit Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Giant Forest Museum in Kings Canyon National Park, Mammoth Lakes, the summit of Mammoth Mountain on a scenic gondola ride and Death Valley National Park
Los Angeles (L.A) is a haven of beauty, surrounded by mountain ranges, desert, forests and beaches, a setting quite apt for a place nicknamed the City of Angels. While the natural beauty is undeniable, it’s not what a trip to L.A is famous for. In fact, what L.A is famous for is its famous people. Home of Hollywood, Los Angeles lures many tourists interested in the film industry. However, as the United States’ second most populous city, L.A is also a center for finance, culture, science and trade. With a strong multiculturalism, a fantastic climate and hundreds of things to keep you active, a tour of Los Angeles is a perfect travel destination.
Stroll down Venice Boardwalk and observe the show of life: circus performers, musicians and dancers provide the heartbeat of this weird and wonderful L.A institution.
The Runyon Canyon public park is famous for its hike to the top of the ridge. If you’re lucky you’ll pass a celeb or two while working up a sweat.
Stargaze at The Griffith Observatory with a sweet view of the Hollywood sign.
Movie buffs need to visit the living and breathing shrine that is Hollywood.
Downtown is still an up and coming area and is the place to find authentic Mexican culture this side of the border.
For a more low-key experience, head to the hippie-chic Santa Monica.
With a moderate, year-round climate meaning there’s no bad time to visit to Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is a big driving city, so hiring a rental car is the easiest way to get around.
Metro buses are available but L.A has a reputation for having a terrible public transport system.
Tipping isn’t compulsory but is expected: 15-20% at restaurants is the norm and $1-$2 being acceptable for luggage handlers, parking attendants and maid services.
Reservations for sought-after restaurants are a must, though if you turn up for an early or late dinner, you may get lucky.