Discover beautiful beaches, big-screen talent and late-night leisure
Los Angeles is where big-screen dreams come true. The ‘City of Angels’ is synonymous with America’s film industry, and a mecca for movie lovers. But it’s also a popular destination for beach bathers, culture vultures and gourmands. With 88 diverse cities within its county, you’ll always find something new to see and do in LA.
Overlooked by the hilltop sign of its namesake, Hollywood is here in all its star-spangled glory. Find your favourite A-listers as you wander along the Walk of Fame, and watch a premiere at one of the many historic theatres. The Academy Awards is held in the neighbourhood annually, with fringe celebrations adding a buzz to this already lively place. For more cinematic thrills, Universal Studios is just six kilometres away – and we can give you a VIP tour.
There’s more to an LA holiday than showbusiness. Gaze at the stars of the biggest screen of all – the sky. Overlooking the city from up on Mount Hollywood, Griffith Observatory includes a planetarium that’s out of this world. If it’s art you’re after, enjoy a private tour of the world-famous Getty Center, which houses a stunning collection of paintings, manuscripts, sculptures and photographs from across the centuries. Foodies are well-catered for, too, with succulent street food, high-class eateries and the city-wide Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival.
A luxury stay in LA County would be incomplete without a trip to the seaside. Whether you’re seeking gnarly surf, family fun or stellar rays, there are plenty of beaches to choose from. We particularly recommend Santa Monica State Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Venice Beach.