Los Angeles

69°
68° - January
70° - February
70° - March
73° - April
75° - May
80° - June
84° - July
85° - August
83° - September
79° - October
73° - November
69° - December
Dec avg
$145
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$0
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There's a reason that the beautiful, the famous, and the wealthy flock to Los Angeles. LA truly is everything it's famous for. Shop on Melrose, swim at any of LA's hottest pools, meander down the boardwalk at Venice Beach or strut down Hollywood Boulevard. If you're looking for a more cultural experience, LA is home to countless museums and interactive attractions, including world-famous art museums. There's never a dull moment in the world capitol of entertainment. No matter how you choose to fill your trip, Los Angeles is a brag-worthy vacation for kids and adults, alike.
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    Welcome to the [Urban] Jungle

    09/30/13
    Art, culture, flashy cars and home to Hollywood stars, there’s something for everyone: welcome to the urban jungle of sunny California. There are a bazillion amazing sights, places and restaurants on offer when visiting Los Angeles, but here are just a select few of my favorites…

    Eats:

    • Pinkberry. It’s a crime to visit Los Angeles without experiencing a tasty fro-yo treat from this delightfully fresh dessert maker.
    • Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles. Don’t miss out on “America’s Best Fried Chicken” according to Travel+Leisure and its overwhelming customer base.
    • Nate & Al’s. The classic New York-style deli, located in Beverly Hills and frequented by Larry King among many others.

    Activities:

    • Looking to try something different for a night out? Karaoke, Asian-style in Little Tokyo. Enjoy a private room to belt out your favorite tunes with people who like you too much to judge you. It’s a blast.
    • Catch the best vista in town atop the Brentwood hills at The Getty Center. Wander among beautifully landscaped gardens and marvel at the architectural genius of Richard Meier that houses impressive art displays. On a clear day, you can see Catalina Island.
    • Escape downtown and cruise Pacific Coast Highway 1. Find your way to Malibu for a waterfall-laden hike or north to Red Rock Canyon Park in quirky Topanga.

    Happy jaunting!

    Mandy Moran, CWE Candidate 2013
    Mandy

    Star Studded Vacation

    09/28/13
    If you love movies and media you will love Los Angeles. It is home to the finest theaters, actors, show, entertainment, and events in America. You can't compare it to New York because the vibe is completely different. Los Angeles can brag star-studded weekends all year long with the gorgeous weather and luxury hot spots. Though all of the luxury may look like a muse as it is dispersed in historic and sometimes grimy neighborhoods throughout this large metropolis.

    One thing tourists noticed is how much land is actually considered "Los Angeles". In one day you can hit the beach and the mountaintops to absorb the diversity of terrain. With the diversity comes an active sports culture that includes surfing, snowboarding, biking, hiking, and any other sport you can think of.

    You should have an idea of what you are going to do when you get to LA because unlike New York, it really is sprawled out and is rarely done without a vehicle. Though there is a robust metro rail system, it can be cumbersome to manage without the proper know how of the bus system and the limited hours of the rail.

    The people of Los Angeles are very friendly. It is home to a vast amount of cultural diversity. Though, because of the competitive movie culture you will notice that groups tend to be tight-knit and difficult to get to the depths of friendships. Travel with people you know if you enjoy company.

    There is a wide range of accommodations in all of Los Angeles from hostels to world-class hotels that have their own claim to fame. The city tends to be expensive but if you eat and shop like the locals, is a very affordable vacation.

    Gay, straight, multicultural, Latino friendly city.
    olivia

    City of Angles

    09/26/13
    Los Angeles is different from any other thing you can image and it offers much more things than you find in books or magazines. It is the second biggest city in the USA, so it is impossible to know it in one single day. If yo rent a car, be patient with the traffic jam or avoid driving in the rush hours.

    There are also other places near to Los Anges that is nice to go like Hollywood, Beverly Hills the Universal Studio Park, etc
    Deyvison

    Los Angeles

    09/26/13
    What makes LA so attractive to city dwellers and tourists is the constant buzz, the variety and diversity of places to visit, the intense pace, buildings and traffic everywhere and the fact that it's home to Hollywood and very close to Disneyland!
    Ana

    A conglomeration of things

    09/11/13
    LA by itself is not that great of a destination. But the expansive area around it has pretty much anything anyone would ever need. So don't go "to LA". Instead, pick some of the areas (beaches, Hollywood, theme parks, the valley, etc) depending on what you want to see/do and go!
    Dima

    Feels like home.

    08/25/13
    Great place to visit if you are travelling with family and if you love movies. Also if you love latin cuisine, believe me, you'll find a place to eat.
    Rodrigo
    avoid muscle beach, scary as can be
    hollywood walk of fame---dirty
    Rodeo Drive, salivated
    take the good with the bad.
    kathi
    I never thought I would love LA like I do. Everything that others complain about, the noise, the traffic, the hustle, all seem to evoke a creativity that is contagious. The folks in LA are some of the greatest I have ever known - there is a lot of community in this metropolis. The vibe is electric in LA and I cannot wait to go back again!
    Pamela
    Terrible traffic and crowded
    Sandra
    LA has everything nightlife, shopping, beaches, activities (basketball games, concerts), etc.
    You can't go wrong going to LA.
    Hana

    The Abbey Food and Bar

    Voted the "Best Gay Bar in the World" by MTV's Logo, this restaurant and bar always delivers. Good food, fantastic eye candy and stiff drinks. No wonder they won the award!
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    Theme Parks

    Disneyland, Wax Museum, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, Six Flags...and that's not all.
    Cost: Varies by Park
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    Theaters

    LA rivals New York in the entertainment venues available. It may be spread out, but it is just as professional and diverse.
    Cost: Varies
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    Shopping

    From LA's Shopping District for bargains to Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive for fashion from the pages of Vogue and GQ there are more places to shop in LA than most other cities combined!
    Cost: Free Until You Start Shopping
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    Language

    English

    Currency

    [USD] American Dollars

    Airports

    Los Angeles International Airport [LAX]
    Long Beach Municipal Airport [LGB]
    Burbank Airport [BUR]