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Los Angeles Holidays

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Los Angeles is a huge county, and it’s not a town as we know it. It has a Downtown area but, rather than having a centre, it’s split into different areas which are all worldwide household names. So whether you choose to have your American Tinseltown experience in Hollywood, fashionable West Hollywood, glitzy Beverley Hills, Pacific Palisades or laid back Santa Monica or Venice, it’s all LA baby!

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Great Places to Visit

Whether you want to shop til you drop, eat in incredible restaurants, hit the beach, do the theme parks or go star spotting, you’re spoiled for choice in LA!

See the Movie Landmarks

Head to Hollywood Boulevard to find your favourite movie star’s name on the Walk of Fame. And don’t miss the TCL Chinese Theatre, home of the stars’ handprints, and the Dolby Theatre where the Oscars are held. For the best view of the iconic Hollywood sign, go to the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue.

Thrilling Theme Parks

Disney fans and adrenalin junkies should base themselves in Anaheim or Buena Park in Orange County in the south east of LA. Home to Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm, these resorts are tourist heaven with fantastic rides, shopping, eating and nightlife. Universal Studios Hollywood is another must-visit attraction.

Hit the Town in Style

LA has a fantastic rooftop bar scene, and sipping champagne while watching the sun set is a great way to live the high life in a hotel like the Shangri-La without breaking the bank on a room. When it comes to clubs, the Viper Room is the place for live music, and star spotters head to Supperclub in West Hollywood.

Feel the Beach Vibe

For a taste of the laidback SoCal lifestyle, travel to the hip beach towns of Santa Monica or Venice for a welcome contrast to all that Hollywood glamour. Here it’s all about the pier, the promenade and the chance to watch the golden sun disappear into the Pacific – a sight on show an average of 340 nights a year!

Getting Around

LA locals may enjoy hiking in the Hollywood hills to maintain those size zero figures, but when it comes to getting from A to B, the car is still king. As there’s no centre to LA, if you want to get the best out of this sprawling city, it’s best hire a car. Pick one up from one of the many car hire outlets at LAX airport. The roads to Downtown LA are well signposted and the drive should take about an hour.

By Bus

LA is still car-reliant but a recent campaign highlighted that there are lots of ways of getting around by bus, light rail and subway on the Los Angeles Metro, and public transport is becoming more popular.

By Car

As long as you remember to drive on the right and expect to get stuck in traffic from time to time, you should find the driving in LA fairly easy to get used to, and it’s by far the best option for exploring.

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Passports and Visas

Due to the US waiver system, most holders of a valid UK passport don’t require a visa to visit the USA but you may need an ESTA before you travel. The most recent guidelines can be found at For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa/entryrequirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

Travel and medical insurance are a must for travel to the United States. Dial 911 for help in an emergency situation. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa/health

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