Los Angeles holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Winter, Spring, Autumn
December – February

March, April
November

Getting There

356 £GBP

LCY → LAX

Stay There

95 £GBP

4-star hotel

Visas

Visa Waiver Program

Up to 90 days

Currency
U.S. dollar
1.00 USD = 1.00 USD
CURRENT WEATHER
Sunny
+23°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 21 £GBP (25 min)

Shuttle: 32 £GBP (25 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 10 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 31 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 3.15 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 1 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 911
Police: 911

Why Los Angeles

Explore the diverse neighbourhoods of LA on a break to the ‘City of Angels’. Each has a personality that makes it unique and that diversity makes it impossible in Los Angeles to stay in one place. Experience the Hollywood’s glitz and glamour alongside the natural beauty of Griffith Park and the thrills of the theme parks found in Anaheim.

Los Angeles holidays are a blend of the iconic tourist destinations with an insight into the lifestyles of regular LA citizens. In Downtown LA you will find popular gastro pubs and trendy vintage bars. Enjoy a lively shopping spree in Santee Alley or take in a concert under the stars at the Griffith Park’s Greek Theatre. You can visit Rodeo Drive’s boutique, witness the eclectic, weird and wonderful street performers on Venice Beach, and go to the Santa Monica’s boardwalk on a beach break. Regardless of whether you come to LA for the sun, the shopping or celebrity-spotting, holidays to Los Angeles are like a rollercoaster.

When to go

Climate

Los Angeles is a truly year-round destination with sunshine throughout the year and an average of only 35 days rain annually. That's why LA holidyas are so attractive.

The average annual temperature in Downtown LA 19 degrees Celsius (66 Fahrenheit): 24 degrees Celsius (75 Fahrenheit) by day and 14 degrees Celsius (57 Fahrenheit) at night. Even in the coldest month of January, the temperatures typically range from 15 to 23 degrees Celsius (59 – 73 Fahrenheit) by day and 7 to 13 degrees Celsius (45 – 55 Fahrenheit) at night. August is the warmest month and temperatures typically range from 26 to 32 degrees Celsius (79 – 90 Fahrenheit) at night.

Temperatures exceed 32 degrees Celsius (90 Fahrenheit) on average on dozen or so days in the year.

Where to go/stay

Yes, in Los Angeles the inexpensive sits comfortably alongside the expensive. Quant old delis and hot dog vending vans are situated beside Michelin-starred restaurants and super clubs. Street markets sit beside big brand boutiques. Museums are found beside cinemas. The accommodation sector is no different you can find typical American motels within spitting distance of flashy luxury hotels – this is LA after all.

Travellers have a vast range of hotel options to stay on Los Angeles holidays. Among the top choices of them are the revamped Hollywood with its Walk of Fame and film studios, Beverly Hills home to movie stars and swanky shops and the Malibu and Santa Monica beach areas.

Families can base themselves near the city’s famed theme parks and attractions at numerous hotels situated nearby. While LA is synonymous with glamour and luxury, there are hotels situated throughout the city for budget-savy travellers. Meanwhile a new wave of modern, trendy hotels have emerged offers something for even the hippest travellers, guests in the city’s historic hotels can walk the same halls and even stay on their holidays to Los Angeles in the same rooms legends of the silver screen once called home.

Things to do

Los Angeles offers an action packed range things to do. From the iconic glamour of Hollywood to the beauty of Californian beaches and the entertainment for all ages is world-class, LA holidays have something for everyone.

No LA visit would be complete without taking in some of the ‘must sees’. Find your favourite stars immortalised on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a Movie Stars’ Homes Tour to gain an insight into the lifestyles of the rich and famous, immerse yourself in the laid-back, surfer lifestyle at the great beaches. Whether you are a film buff, spotter of celebrities or a worshipper of the sun, LA won’t disappoint you.

On the Hollywood Walk of Fame you’ll find the most-popular names located between 6800 and 6900 Hollywood Boulevard, close to the iconic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. The hop-on/off sightseeing bus is among the most convenient ways of seeing the city’s sights on your Los Angeles holidays. The bus stops inc Downtown LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Tick the Hollywood sign and Rodeo Drive off your list as you go.

The beaches of LA are popular with visitors and locals alike and are the perfect escape from the pace of the city. Santa Monica is packed with eclectic cafes and restaurants and lively nightlife. The more exclusive Zuma Beach is the perfect place for basking in the sun and swimming. Indulge in people watching at the famous Venice Beach boardwalk.

Typically for a sun-soaked city, there is a vast array of things to do outdoors on holidays to Los Angeles, from cycling to surfing. Hike the California Coastal Trail, a 35-kilometre (22-mile) long walk following the beautiful beaches and rocky coastline.

Get an inside view of how Hollywood’s magic happens at Paramount Picture Studios, take a seat in the studio audience of your favourite TV show and for a greater look behind-the-scenes take a walking tour during your LA holidays. Universal Studios Hollywood places you in the middle of famous movie scenes, while at the Le Brea Tar Pits you can get a real insight into the creatures that walked the earth long before the advent of man.

LA’s dining and nightlife scenes are as diverse as the neighbourhoods of the city. The dining scene is a global melting of cuisine collected from across the planet, while the city’s nightlife is legendary world-wide.