A Guide to Los Angeles
The land of glitz, glamour, and Hollywood signs. We are of course talking about LA, the City of Angels, and the entertainment capital of the world.
Celeb spotting, shopping, partying, museums, walks – you name it, LA has it, and you could even bag yourself a spot in the latest blockbuster if you get yourself noticed!
Land of opportunity indeed.
You might think LA is all about party central, and whilst you wouldn’t be wrong in some respects, there is far more to this bright and vibrant city than drinking ’til dawn.
You might not be aware that LA has more museums than any other city in the US, with a hip and happening music and art scene going on. Museum Row is home to the Getty Center in Brentwood, and the LA County Museum of Art. If you can grab yourself tickets to the LA Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, you’ll be seeing something rather special.
For a spot of thrills and spills, Universal Studios Hollywood is your destination. For film buffs, head to Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures and experience the glitz and glamour of film-making.
Shopping? Head to The Grove and Beverly Center for all the best department stores and boutique-style shopping, and if after all that you feel the need to go out into nature, then you might be surprised to learn that just outside of the city you’ll find countless hiking and biking trails, of course perfect for burning off any excess calories, or getting Hollywood fit. Venice Beach is also where you may spot a celeb jogging early in the morning, but it’s also a fantastic destination for simply soaking up the rays. You could of course then relax in one of the many top-class spas in any of the five star hotels around the city.
Fancy a bit of celeb spotting? You could be one of those tourists that jump on a guided tour of the celebrity neighbourhoods, you never know, you might spot Brad Pitt putting out his rubbish!
Moving onto nightlife, and you can’t fail but to be entertained. Cocktails are a must do, and a night partying in Downtown LA will give you countless choices. Universal City Walk Hollywood has the Hard Rock Café for the mainstream entertainment option, but you will find vibrant nightclubs and bars everywhere, including the Conga Room at LA Live. If that doesn’t float your boat, how about a comedy club, where you could easily be watching a star of the future.
Thought LA was all about actors and films?