No destination is quite as iconic as the City of Angels, Los Angeles. The epitome of a Californian vacation, this fabulous, upmarket destination has something to offer the whole family. Here are 8 things to include in your holiday plans to make your Los Angeles trip even more epic.
While there is no shortage of high quality accommodation to choose from during your stay in Los Angeles, from luxury hotels to boutique B&Bs, there is nothing quite as flexible as staying in an incredible rental property.
There are plenty of wonderful Los Angeles vacation rentals in a range of sizes to suit your party, so whether you are travelling as a couple or with the entire family, there is sure to be the perfect property to match your requirements, giving you the freedom to explore this wonderful city at your leisure!
Here’s our list of 8 Things to make your Los Angeles trip more epic!
People Watching At Venice Beach
Well known as one of California’s quirky beaches, Venice Beach is popular with mainstream tourists and eccentric souls alike. The Abbot Kinney area is now a high end neighbourhood, however the boardwalk remains a fantastic spot for people watching thanks to its many radical pamphleteers, pumped body builders and talented skateboarders. With its bohemian spirit, this district is an absolute must-see.
See The Stars Of Hollywood
No trip to LA would be complete without a visit to Hollywood. Here in the heart of the film industry, you may well catch a glimpse of a celebrity, or at least one of their gorgeous mansions. Walk in their footsteps along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and measure up your handprints against those of the stars at the famous Chinese Theatre for a glitzy and glamorous experience.
Shop Pretty Woman Style
Julia Roberts shopped here in the iconic movie Pretty Woman, so when you visit LA you really must take time out to do some window shopping on Rodeo Drive. You may not be able to afford anything in these high-end designer stores, but it’s certainly fun to stroll along this stylish walkway and imagine what you would buy if you won the lottery.
See The Stars At The Griffith Observatory
Most recently seen in the Oscar winning movie La La Land, the Griffith Observatory is a fascinating and educational stop on your tour of Los Angeles. Visit the Hall of the Eye and the Hall of the Sky and explore the connection between humans and space, and then admire the spectacular panoramic views over the city.
Take A Ride With Mickey And Minnie Mouse
Whether you’re travelling with children or are just young at heart, nobody is ever too old to take a trip to Disneyland. One of the world’s most legendary theme parks, this amazing destination with its seven lands adds up to a day full of adventure and thrills as you ride the Matterhorn, wander through 19th century America and explore space on the Space Mountain rollercoaster.
Sip A Drink In Style
If you want to enjoy a drink in elegant and sophisticated surroundings, the Bar Marmont is the ideal spot. With its exquisite decor, this is the perfect place to imagine yourself mingling with the rich and famous. Alternatively, head to The Edison downtown for a more exciting evening. In this former power plant you can enjoy a weekly burlesque show.
Try A Double Dip
Try a famous French Dip sandwich in the place of its creation, Philippe the Original. Established in 1908, this eminent venue lays claim to having invented the well known dip, so sample a delicious lamb or turkey sandwich double dipped in meaty juices with a dash of spicy mustard for a meal to remember.
Enjoy A Stylish Concert
While it may be named after Walt Disney, there is nothing remotely cartoonish about the stylish Walt Disney Concert Hall. With its impressive acoustics and its open platform stage, this is the ideal venue for a cultural evening. Home to both the LA Philharmonic and the acclaimed LA Master Chorale, this hall presents an outstanding programme of varied entertainment all year round.
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