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Los Angeles, CA, United States

Los Angeles

A fantastic array of entertainment for the whole family

Los Angeles lies on the Pacific coast of southern California and is the home of family entertainment with some of the best theme parks on the planet. At Universal Studios Hollywood for example you can go behind the scenes at the world’s largest working movie studio and theme park, and cast yourself in the action on rides, shows and attractions that bring movie thrills to life.

Where else can you catch a bus tour of the homes of the big Hollywood stars? The hop-on, hop-off tours give you the inside scoop on the homes of your favourite celebrities and you can also take the opportunity to investigate LA at your leisure as well.

The Getty Centre is a most spectacular museum, housing an impressive collection of works for art from renowned artists such as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne. The garden tour and maze are also impressive and you’ll be treated to amazing views over the city from the top of the hill.

Head to Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park to see the Griffith Observatory which has a planetarium, public telescopes, cafe and interesting exhibits. It’s a fantastic place from which to view the Hollywood sign and if you stay for the sunset, you’re in for a treat.

The area of Venice is much visited and has one of the most famous beaches in the world. This bohemian town has a series of man-made canals, a boardwalk brimming with shops and street performers, a skate park and the Muscle Beach outdoor gym.

There are plenty of other beaches to visit as well including Will Rogers State Beach where the early Baywatch episodes were filmed, Zuma Beach which is perfect for swimming and surfing and Santa Monica Beach with its iconic pier.

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Key Highlights
  • Book yourself some surfing lessons at Venice Beach
  • Visit the Santa Monica beach and take in the soft sands, iconic pier and bustling promenade
  • Head to Beverly Hills and shop for luxury items on Rodeo Drive
  • You get the best views of the city from the Griffith Observatory
  • See the works of art at the Getty Centre
  • Take a sightseeing tour of celebrity homes
  • Make wonderful family memories at Universal Studios Hollywood
  • There are plenty of transport options including taxis, buses, subways and the metro
  • Car hire is great for travelling further afield but the highways can be very busy!

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT -7 hours

Currency: US Dollar

Climate Information

June to October are the warmest months with average high temperatures of 27°C. There is very little rain during this period.

The winter months (December to February) are cool and damp with average lows of 10°C.

January and February are the wettest months with an average of 5 inches of rain.

Leisure & Activities

Disneyland Resort
There are two Disneyland theme parks situated in Anaheim, one of which is the original Disneyland and the only one which was built under the guidance of Walt Disney himself. It goes without saying that the line-up of attractions caters for all members of the family.

Universal Studios
A theme park with a difference, Universal Studios not only have tremendous rides and action-packed entertainment for the whole family, it is also home to a real life working studio. Current attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” which is a massive hit with visitors young and old alike. There are also fantastic shops and restaurants.

Santa Monica Pier and Beach
In this lovely part of Los Angeles, you'll find three miles of shoreline with beautiful soft sand and, of course, fantastic weather. It also has plenty of restaurants and cafes plus an exciting selection of nightlife. The pier itself is open 24 hours a day and features some great attractions including the world famous Ferris Wheel.

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