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Los Angeles Travel Information

Los Angeles or LA, as most Californians know it, is a varied, sprawling city offering a wide variety of attractions and sights.

Los Angeles
Los Angeles

The 'City of Angels' is perhaps most famous as the home of film-making with Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures and of course Universal Studios Hollywood, all open for tours.

Los Angeles is a lively and exciting holiday destination offering a myriad of attractions and a huge variety of shopping and dining venues.

Los Angeles Travel Information

Getting There
Scheduled flights to Los Angeles can be booked at Hessle Travel with direct flights from the UK. The flight time to Los Angeles is approx 11 hours.

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What to Do

Beverly Hills
The most affluent and elegant residential area of southern California. Even if you don't purchase a map of the stars' homes and track down the mansions of the famous, allow time to shop along Rodeo Drive, the city's premier shopping street. Whilst in Westside, as this truly glamorous area of Los Angeles is know, be sure to take a drive through the hills of Bel Air to see its lavish homes and spend some time on Sunset strip, home to hip clubs such as Dan Aykroyd's House of Blues.

Beverly Hills

For many this is the first image of LA. You can walk along Hollywood Boulevard's 'Walk of Fame' and view almost 2,000 stars' names, see the landmark Mann's Chinese Theatre and study the footprints and hand prints of the famous. However, don't be fooled into thinking you will be rubbing shoulders with the stars, if you really want to see one, visit the Hollywood Wax Museum! A brand new centre piece in the area is the 'Hollywood Highland Centre', the new home of the Academy Awards presentations and an entertainment centre boasting a five screen multiplex theatre, world class restaurants and one of a kind shops.

Universal Studios Hollywood
The Worlds Largest Movie Studio and Theme Park. Witness the live magic, music and mischief of the Rugrats Magic Adventure, experience the reality shattering Terminator 2 in 3D, ride to the moon with E.T., and get T-Rex size thrills and chills on Jurassic Park - The Ride.
Dont miss Nickelodeon Blast Zone and Animal Planet Live! Plus, visit Universal CityWalk, featuring 65 of Los Angeles' hottest restaurants, night clubs and shops.

Universal Studios
Terminator 2 in 3D at Universal Studios

Film Studio Tours
Whilst in Los Angeles take time out to visit Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers for a real taste of the movies.

Long Beach
Home of the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific and five and a half miles of unspoilt beaches. This 'Big City by the Beach' also offers a varied selection of arts, culture, shopping, dining and night life. Getting around is easy with free transportation to all downtown major attractions with the Passport Shuttle Service.

The Getty Centre
110 acre arts and cultural museum in the Brentwood Hills where you can view the priceless European art and antiques the museum houses. The museum is free however advance car parking reservations are required.

Santa Monica
Five miles of white sandy beach and varied collection of shops, night spots and restaurants, make this Los Angeles' most exciting beach community. Make time to see the ferris wheel at the famed Santa Monica Pier and check out Third Street Promenade, a browsers heaven of book stores, boutiques, restaurants and cafes.

Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles

Los Angeles - Highlights

> Go to a movie at Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

> Visit Santa Monica and hire a bike or for the true LA experience rollerblades! and check out the path along the beach.

> Take the short trip from Long Beach to Catalina Island to explore and relax

> Go and watch the world famous basketball team the LA Lakers - if you can get a ticket that is!

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