For better or worse – there’s nowhere quite like LA. The entertainment capital of the world boasts a vibrant cultural scene, gorgeous weather and iconic landmarks. It’s a must-visit on any travel bucket list.
Star-studded Los Angeles is an incredibly diverse city, a rich tapestry of distinct but connected communities. First-time visitors will undoubtedly want to check out Sunset Boulevard, Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach, Universal Studios Hollywood and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
But away from the tourist trail, you might want to spend the afternoon exploring Little Tokyo, Koreatown, Little Ethiopia and Chinatown. Along with fantastic food, these neighbourhoods also offer shopping, museums and galleries galore.
LA’s hip cultural scene is world-famous, where you can catch live music, theatre and comedy virtually every night of the week. Art lovers will adore the Getty Center, the Broad, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and cluster of smaller art galleries dotted throughout the city. You can even take an art tour to really squeeze the most out of the experience.
It may sound like a cliché, but LA really does have it all. From insanely good restaurants and supercool gin joints to a geek-heaven comic book shops and video game bars, there’s something for all tastes.
It can feel like there’s a festival held almost every weekend in Los Angeles, from the Hollywood Fringe Theatre Festival and the LA Book Fair to the Oyster Festival at Grand Central Market. From food and wine to art and culture, there’s always something exciting happening here. There’s even a festival dedicated to cats, CatConLA.
Los Angeles County is also known for its beaches, boasting over 75 miles of sunny coastline. One of the best ways to spend a sunny day in LA is hiking in nearby Malibu, followed by a chilled-out sunbathing session on one of its gorgeous secluded beaches.
Plan your trip to LA today!