Legendary Hollywood glamour, movie industry magic and dreamy California beaches on holidays to Los Angeles

There’s laid-back SoCal beach life vibes and the summer scent of palm-lined sidewalks as you pass clean-living LA natives’ rollerblading, jogging and flexing their muscles at oceanfront outdoor gyms. Amongst an ever-accelerating pace, Lycra and yoga mats sit alongside high heels and oversized sunglasses on Los Angeles holidays - there’s always coffee-on-the-go, Hollywood movie references on every corner and elaborate fashion stores lining Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue.

Chase the iconic Hollywood sign through the Hills, get a sugar rush from a candy-coloured cupcake ATM and take an open-air trolley tour past 90120’s A-lister mansions. Holidays to Los Angeles are as much about the movie industry as they are about scenic hikes, sun-drenched beaches and awe-inspiring sights. There’s the Walk of Fame celebrity handprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and an altogether different kind of stargazing at Art Deco Griffith Observatory, where, come dusk, state-of-the-art telescopes on the lawns offer spectacular views of the solar system. Then there’s Universal Studios where thrilling 3D rides and backstage film sets come to life but also that breathtaking view over the City of Angels from ever-peaceful Mulholland Drive.

See jugglers, fire dances and sword-swallowers on bohemian Venice Beach, the first ever portrait taken of Marilyn Monroe in Downtown’s Broad Museum and Instagram-worthy talent in hip gallery Hauser & Wirth’s Art District location. Drive out to hike Palm Springs High Mojave Desert, come back for charcuterie, rose and sunsets over Santa Monica Beach and end the night in an old-school-glamorous Hollywood bar. Dust off the cobwebs next day heading west to the Getty Museum, the exclusive sunny surf beaches of Malibu and a Pacific Ocean seafood feast at celebrity favourite Nobu.

If you’re California dreaming, give us a call or pop in store for a chat with one of our Personal Travel Experts who’ll help craft your Los Angeles holiday.

  • Universal Studios HollywoodTM and Disneyland, both located in Los Angeles, provide the perfect day out
  • Travel just a short distance from your city accommodation you will come to some of California’s most famous beaches – chic Santa Monica and eclectic Venice Beach
  • The city of Beverly Hills is small in size but definitely not in style. Head here for famous high-end fashions and to see and be seen
  • Once the heart of the silver screen industry Hollywood is where you will see the iconic sign, the Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theatre
  • Head south out of Los Angeles and you will reach the affluent waterside cities of Orange County – known for their beaches, surf, boutiques and restaurants

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Time difference:

GMT -8 hours

Currency:

US Dollar ($)

Flying time to destination:

11½ hours

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When to visit

Jan 18°c
Feb 18°c
Mar 18°c
Apr 20°c
May 20°c
Jun 22°c
Jul 23°c
Aug 24°c
Sep 24°c
Oct 23°c
Nov 21°c
Dec 18°c
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