Overview Los Angeles

Visiting Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one of the most-visited cities in the United States, and with it’s fantastic weather, Hollywood appeal and world-class museums, it’s not hard to see why.

While the bright billboards and legendary clubs lining the Sunset Strip always draw crowds, few stretches of street are more popular than the Hollywood Walk of Fame, immortalizing Hollywood's best and brightest in over 2,400 stars on the sidewalk. Grauman's Chinese Theater, just off the Walk of Fame, is another of the city's most recognizable landmark, hosting innumerable movie premieres in its 70+ year history.

But Los Angeles isn't just about the Hollywood Sign and Universal Studios Hollywood, the city also boasts some of the best museums in the country. The gorgeous ... Read More
Los Angeles is one of the most-visited cities in the United States, and with it’s fantastic weather, Hollywood appeal and world-class museums, it’s not hard to see why.

While the bright billboards and legendary clubs lining the Sunset Strip always draw crowds, few stretches of street are more popular than the Hollywood Walk of Fame, immortalizing Hollywood's best and brightest in over 2,400 stars on the sidewalk. Grauman's Chinese Theater, just off the Walk of Fame, is another of the city's most recognizable landmark, hosting innumerable movie premieres in its 70+ year history.

But Los Angeles isn't just about the Hollywood Sign and Universal Studios Hollywood, the city also boasts some of the best museums in the country. The gorgeous Getty Center Museum in Brentwood is one of the most popular museums in the United States, housing a world-class collection of photography, and 19th century European Art. The city boasts a host of other landmarks, like the folk-art Watts Towers and the perennially popular Los Angeles Farmer's Market.

So once you've booked your flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who've found their own star in the City of Angels.    Close

Stories and Tips Los Angeles

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Making the Drive from LA to Monterey

Written by MilwVon on 06 Jun, 2013

After a good night's sleep, it was time to depart Thousand Oaks and head north to Monterey. Ultimately, we would end our day's travels in the San Simeon area.As we left the Hampton Inn around 6:30am we witnessed a couple of what appeared to…Read More


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Five Counties in Six Days

Written by judee0624 on 14 Mar, 2012

Since we live in an area inhabited by 18 million people, we have many places of interest to keep us entertained. Although we are close to Disneyland we did not go there or to any major theme park. Instead, we went one day to the…Read More


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Stroll along Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier

Written by sararevell on 29 Jan, 2012

Our bike ride from Manhattan Beach had taken us around Marina del Rey and deposited us into the midst of the action on Venice Beach. Possibly LA’s best known beach area, I had expected to see all types of bizarre characters but in fact things…Read More


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Getting Around LA

Written by Jodeci527 on 21 Dec, 2011

Most of the greatest cities on earth, have a decent if not extensive public transportation system. One which is easy to understand, simple to use and above all else, affordable. Visitors prefer to spend their hard earned cash on special experiences, fine dining and indulging…Read More


Los Angeles

Written by Jctravel1983 on 11 Dec, 2010

Los AngelesWe didn’t become millionaires in Las Vegas, so we had to think of something else ... Los Angeles! I will only reveal one thing already: we have not been 'discovered'. We are all very competitive people: Spiderman, Batman, Joker, Dora, Charlie Chaplin and even…Read More


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Los Angeles: The Expansion of a City, Part III

Written by aboutthatplace on 07 Jun, 2010

MalibuBefore this pristine, 21-mile stretch of shoreline became the ‘Land of Ferraris’, it was home to the Chumash tribe, which called the area "Hu-maliwo’ (which transformed into Malibu). Then, Spanish explorer, Juan Cabrillo, discovered the area, and the land was forever changed. The…Read More


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Los Angeles: The Expansion of a City, Part II

Written by aboutthatplace on 07 Jun, 2010

Echo ParkIn a hilly area, then untouched, and known as Edendale, Thomas Kelly -- a former carriage maker -- developed the ‘Montana Tract’, complete with a lake in the center. The grassy hills proved the perfect location to shoot very early Westerns, starring Tom…Read More


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Los Angeles: The Expansion of a City, Part I

Written by aboutthatplace on 07 Jun, 2010

Los Angeles is 72 suburbs in search of a city -- Dorothy ParkerOlvera Street AreaIn 1781, eleven families settled the area that is now known as Los Angeles. They based their settlement (El Pueblo de Nuesta Senora Reina de Los Angeles) close to the…Read More


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Gardens in the Los Angeles Area

Written by aboutthatplace on 06 Jun, 2010

As I started towards retirement, I decided to upgrade my little point-n-shoot Kodak. After reading loads of reviews I settled on a Nikon D700. It arrived in the mail last November, and I instantly set off to learn to photograph. I quickly…Read More


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Surf Dawg!

Written by aboutthatplace on 06 Jun, 2010

It was very early on a Saturday morning when I got the phone call, and, frankly, Dad didn’t care about the three hour time difference. It was the dog. The puppy was driving him crazy. I had to come get the little…Read More


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