Los Angeles Travel Guide

This city is so huge and diverse it’s best not to try and cover it all in a day, which wouldn’t even bear thinking about. LA is split into six regions including famous hotspots such as Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Most visitors concentrate on just one or two areas, including a taste of beach life and Hollywood for the big sights.

Delve a little deeper past the Walk of Fame, Venice Beach, Disneyland and Beverley Hills and you’ll discover plenty of culture, best seen in the ethnic areas of Chinatown, Korea Town and Little Tokyo. Shopping is also a pastime in LA and offers a chance to rub shoulders with celebrities along Rodeo drive and at the Beverly Center.

Los Angeles attractions

Disneyland: rub shoulders with Donald Duck and friends at LA’s most popular attraction for children.

Hollywood: harbours many of LA’s biggest attractions, including the Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theater. Note that the Hollywood Sign is up on a hill and out of reach.

El Pueblo de Los Angeles: is Los Angeles’ most historic place, a state historic park complete with adobe buildings from the early 19th century.

Beaches: Santa Monica is the most bustling with the famous Third street promenade, while Venice to the south is also popular, as is the upmarket Malibu Beach to the north.

Mulholland drive: offers great views of the city. To look out from countless movie scenes, head up Highland avenue to the Cahuenga pass.

The Getty Center: at the top of the Santa Monica Mountains is complete with an art collection, elegant buildings, pretty rose gardens and outstanding views.

Beverly Hills: browse glamorous Rodeo drive among the stars or take a peak at LA’s most opulent suburbs, including Bel Air.