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Los Angeles

Known for Entertainment, Live Music and Museums

The pretty Santa Monica beaches, upmarket Beverly Hills boutiques, and Universal Studios all make for the perfect holiday on the West Coast.

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There are few places on the planet with more iconic visage than Los Angeles. Whether it’s the spectacular golden sands of the beaches of Santa Monica, the lavish boutiques of Beverley Hills, or the epic, tree-lined boulevards that are so synonymous with the city, so much of the Los Angeles cityscape is already familiar to us from television and cinematic images alone. Los Angeles is so frequently used as a backdrop for television programmes and files, and with very good reason. This city has a glamorous beauty all of its own.

LA is truly a sprawling metropolis, spreading out over 10,518 square kilometres, with the famous Hollywood sign visibly looming over the city. The city features more than 80 different neighbourhoods that vary in character. Perhaps the most famous of these neighbourhoods are Bel Air and Beverley Hills, both of which blend wealth, glamour and some of the coolest cars that you could hope to encounter. Elsewhere, the Venice Beach region is known as one of the most eccentric regions of the city.

Other areas are more defined by their cultural aspects. The Griffith Observatory is one of the world’s top astronomy locations, while there are vast prehistoric remains located at the La Brea Tar Pits. If you want to find out more about US naval history, you should check out the monument at the USS Iowa. Santa Monica Pier is known for its riotous, party atmosphere, while animal lovers will relish the impressive Aquarium of the Pacific, which houses a multitude of marine life.

If you want to take in the most famous LA haunts, and taste a little celebrity culture, then Universal Studios is the obvious place to start. You can also go celeb spotting at the designer boutiques that are prevalent in Beverley Hills and Rodeo Drive. If you can’t spot any real life celebrities then having a wander along the Hollywood Walk of Fame will at least get you in touch with some of the stars, whose names are immortalised in a series of brass plaques on the sidewalk.

Los Angeles is synonymous with glamour and wealth today, but the city was originally a Mexican settlement. Historically, the city was central to the 1840s and 50s gold rush, but eventually became dominated by the film industry when major film studios moved into the city at the turn of the twentieth century.

The city of Los Angeles offers varied attractions and culture, and if you take the time to touch every base, you will be rewarded with an unforgettable trip.

Activities in Los Angeles

3-in-1 fun is to be had by all at this part TV studio, part entertainment complex and part amusement park.

The Santa Monica Pier is one of the best places in Los Angeles to soak up some rays and enjoy all the fun of the fair at this popular destination.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a world-renowned acknowledgement of the contribution of Tinseltown to the image and reputation of Los Angeles.

A popular beach with visitors to Los Angeles, Venice beach offers an eclectic mix of golden sands, pumped up bodybuilders, street entertainers and mime acts.

This multipurpose sports arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts and is home to two National Basketball Association teams.

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Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks. Discover for yourself why Disney's enchanting Disneyland® Park is one of the happiest places on earth, and see your favorite stories become reality at Disney California Adventure® Park.

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Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience, and enjoy all of the thrills, laughter and wonder with a 1-day General Admission Ticket to Universal Studios HollywoodTM! With General Admission, you can check out the world-famous Studio Tour in California and explore the largest working movie studio in the world! Cast spells throughout The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM, and soar over HogwartsTM castle in Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyTM.

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Skip the regular lines all day long with the Universal ExpressTM Ticket. Receive all-day admission to the Park, along with one-time express access to each ride and attraction and seated show*.

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Take on the rides at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, uncover silver screen secrets on a Warner Bros. Studio Tour, or build your own creations at LEGOLAND® California. Access over 35 of the most popular attractions in LA and save on admission.

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood brings you closer to the entertainment you love. You'll never see Hollywood the same way again as you explore the working sets and actual sound stages where the biggest names in entertainment made history.

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Your exclusive access to Hollywood awaits. Immerse yourself in a full day of moviemaking magic with an expert guide as you discover a side of Universal Studios HollywoodTM the general public doesn’t get to see. You’ll receive exclusive access to Backlot sets not open to the general public.

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