Begin your holiday to California on the shores of the Pacific Ocean with a walk down the Venice Beach boardwalk. Prepare yourself beforehand, because you’re about to see some crazy stuff. There’s street performers executing acts of physical strength. A guy parading around with a 20-foot python. And some surprisingly talented musicians using anything they can find for an instrument.
Los Angeles holidays aren’t just about seeing the weird, so leave the boardwalk for a slightly more serene feeling at L.A. Live, an entertainment complex in the South Park district of downtown. Check out the Grammy Museum that showcases the triumphs and history of Grammy Award winners. Head to the fourth floor, where musical artefacts such as costumes and instruments from the industry’s biggest names make their home. Just be sure to keep your hands off of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar.
We hope your wallet is thick, because you’re going to need some cash to survive shopping in Beverly Hills—more specifically Rodeo Drive. Seriously, no Los Angeles holiday package is complete without it. No, it’s not full of cattle hustlers and steer wrestlers. It’s a luxury shopping district, and the sheer number of high-quality stores contained within its relatively small space will blow you away. If you spot a Lamborghini, do the most tourist thing possible and pretend to get in it while having your picture taken. Or just get your own wheels through lastminute.com.au’s sweet Los Angeles car hire options—might not be a Lambo, though.
Walking down the Venice Beach boardwalk will make you hungry, so head downtown to the Arts District where a splendid food scene has seemingly sprouted up out of nowhere. There’s an Italian place that hand-makes its own salami on a daily basis. A place where the words “bread” and “lounge” combine to create a wonderful all-day breakfast eatery. While booking one of our Los Angeles holiday packages, check out some offers on local food tours.
Now that eating is out of the way, it’s time to party. It’s “Tinsel Town” baby, of course there’s a nightlife. An epic nightlife to say the least. Get over to Hollywood. No matter what club you choose to go to, you’ll probably share a spot in line for the pisser with a movie star. You don’t have to go to Hollywood, go downtown where a number of sneaky speakeasies have turned up. You better know what door to knock on and what secret phrase to say, or else you go home sober.
The California coast is calling your name, tempting you with its bronzed bodies and endless shenanigans. We think you should indulge. Check out lastminute.com.au’s selection of Los Angeles packages, book one now and start living like a movie star tomorrow.
With such a great range, you shouldn't have too many issues reserving your ideal Los Angeles hotel (in fact, we reckon it'll be a breeze!) lastminute.com.au currently lists more than 168 places to hit the hay.
If you're on the lookout for a cosy room without all the bells and whistles, the Hollywood Orchid Suites, situated at 1753 Orchid Ave, is your safest bet. One more place that offers its guests excellent service at a low cost is the Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles Downtown West, which you'll find at 611 S Westlake Ave. Two more you may want to consider include The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and the LEVEL Furnished Living Suites. These high-end hotels are for those who'd like to live a life of leisure and luxury while they're here.
With an attraction like the University of Southern California, it's little wonder you're keen to visit Los Angeles. Why not get the most out of this world-renowned icon and stay nearby? The Radisson at USC, Los Angeles and the Vagabond Inn Los Angeles-USC are both within walking distance.
The Sheraton Gateway Hotel is just outside Los Angeles International Airport; downtown is 15 miles away, ocean beaches are 5 miles away, and Beverly Hills is ...
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles HotelAU$170Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles HotelAU$170
Located in Bunker Hill, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of U.S. Bank Tower and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Microsoft Theater and Staples Center are also ...
The L.A. Grand Hotel DowntownAU$213The L.A. Grand Hotel DowntownAU$213
This sleek high-rise is a quarter-mile from LAX, six miles from Manhattan Beach, 10 miles from Santa Monica, and 14 miles from Beverly Hills and downtown Los ...
Hilton Los Angeles AirportAU$161Hilton Los Angeles AirportAU$161
This airport-area hotel, with 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle, is a half-mile from LAX; Santa Monica beach is 4 miles away.
Travelodge Hotel at LAX AirportAU$142Travelodge Hotel at LAX AirportAU$142
Attracting Hollywood's stars since it opened in 1927, The Hollywood Roosevelt offers a prime location along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, across from Grauman's ...
The Hollywood RooseveltAU$289The Hollywood RooseveltAU$289
Situated less than a mile from LAX airport, with Manhattan Beach, Venice Beach, and Downtown Los Angeles all nearby, this airport hotel offers easy access to ...
La Quinta Inn & Suites LAXAU$106La Quinta Inn & Suites LAXAU$106