Nicknamed the ‘City of Angels’, Los Angeles is the place where many go to make their dreams come true. The home of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, ‘LA’ as it’s affectionately known is certainly glamorous, but there’s so much more to explore in this cutting-edge metropolis. From hiking up rugged mountains to gorging yourself silly in the country’s largest Koreatown, you’ll be hard pressed to find yourself running out of things to do here.
Near Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood sign lie the famous studios of Universal, Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures, who run behind-the-scenes tours for film and television fans alike. You’ll be able to see if your hands and feet match your favourite celebrities outside the TCL Chinese Theatre, and you can enjoy tours of Hollywood homes from the Walk of Fame. For a dose of culture, head to the Natural History Museum or California Science Centre; theme park fans can get their fix at Disneyland or Universal Studios.
The obvious choice to shop here would be Rodeo Drive's stores, but there are more places to shop ‘til you drop in Los Angeles. For swanky boutiques, head to The Grove in West Hollywood or Palisades Village, and for vintage clothing, eclectic antiques and unique artworks, make your way to the Melrose Trading Post Flea Market.
Outside the centre of Los Angeles, you can easily get away from the crowds. Relax on golden beaches, hike up through scenic Runyon Canyon Park or soak up panoramic views from Griffith Park.