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 ... Read More
“This was a great trip and really did give me a different view of Beverly Hills from the quick stroll down Rodeo Drive that I did last time. I loved seeing the diner hidden in the back of the pharmacy and we got to taste some great sweet treats along the way. It was also really interesting learning the history of the city and how it has changed over the years to become what it is now.”
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.