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Five tips for Los Angeles

Jul 14, 2012  My top five tips for enjoying your stay in Los Angeles
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activities and travel tips

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Los Angeles
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Students
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Hire a car

    LA is a driving city. The best way to experience everything on offer is to hire a car, brave the traffic and get out there! A great way to avoid the really heavy traffic and travel through all the LA must see places is to take Sunset Boulevard from Hollywood right down to the Pacific Coast Highway. On the way stop off at Venice Beach and Santa Monica to experience the boardwalk/beach culture.

    For night time drives you can't beat the view of the city from Mulholland Drive.

    Just google scenic LA drives if you aren't confident enough to plan your own routes.

  • 2. Stay in Hollywood

    It may be a little more pricey, but stay in downtown Hollywood as there is so much more going on here for travellers compared with staying in downtown Los Angeles or out in Anaheim.

  • 3. Grauman's Chinese Theatre
    TCL Chinese Theatres, Los Angeles, California

    Go to the movies it's what LA is all about! Take the tour of the original Grauman's theatre and soak up the old Hollywood nostalgia.The hand and feet in the courtyard are a must see (especially Marilyn) throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish!

  • 4. Universal Studios Hollywood
    Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

    Heaps of fun, very easy to get to from Hollywood and a great way to spend the day. Splurge for the VIP pass, you never have to wait on line for rides. Use the subway to get to Universal - but not to get anywhere else.

  • 5. The Original Farmers Market
    Sushi A Go Go, Los Angeles, California

    A great place for lunch and people watching