Los Angeles Flights
Home to a collection of famous and unique neighbourhoods, excellent beaches and a wealth of cultural attractions, it is easy to see why L.A., or the City of Angels, is on many travellers’ bucket lists. The best time to visit Los Angeles is either in the spring or the autumn. This way you will avoid the smog, flocks of tourists and high room rates seen in the summer peak season. As Los Angeles is such a big city and has a massive metropolitan area, it is a good idea that you plan your trip in advance as many of the attractions are spread out.
Los Angeles is served by Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Between September and April, return flights from London to Los Angeles cost £500 or less. However, during the summer months, return flights cost more than £500. Indeed, a return flight in July could set you back around £1,000! On average, the flight from London to Los Angeles Airport takes around 11 hours and there are more than 50 flights a week.
What to Do in Los Angeles
From cultural attractions and theme parks through to glitzy restaurants and bars, there are plenty of great things to do in Los Angeles!
Popular with film lovers and families alike, Universal Studios Hollywood is often at the top of L.A. holiday itineraries. This popular attraction features theme park rides and amusements which are inspired by the famous films and characters and are guaranteed to keep the whole family amused! As it is such a popular attraction with international and domestic travellers, it is highly recommended that you buy a Front of Line Pass. While this pass will set you back around $140, it will allow you to by-pass the queues and get more out of your day at the Studios.
Another attraction that always ranks highly in travellers polls and reviews is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Situated on Hollywood Boulevard, this iconic walk of fame showcases the handprints and signatures of famous movie stars past and present.
In the evening there are plenty of exciting bars, restaurants and clubs to explore in Los Angeles. Sunset Boulevard is home to some of the most famous clubs and watering holes in the city along with Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade and Hollywood.
When it comes to choosing where to stay in L.A., holidaymakers are truly spoilt for choice as the city boasts an impressive gamut that spans from luxury hotels in Beverly Hills to boutique, more wallet-friendly options along the coast.
As mentioned earlier, L.A. is a massive city; this means that choosing whereabouts you stay in Los Angeles is an important decision. Think about where you want to stay before making a reservation. If you plan on spending a lot of your time on the beach, the beach communities of Venice and Santa Monica are smog-free and a popular choice among travellers. However, these areas do book up quickly so make sure that you make your reservation well in advance!
Westside & Beverly Hills are a safe choice if you want to experience both L.A.’s sights and beaches as in this location you are only a short drive from either. Here you will find some of the most luxurious hotels in Los Angeles.