Los Angeles and Surrounds
Visit the city of dreams, go celeb spotting in Hollywood, sun yourself on Venice beach, or learn about the universe at the Planetarium! The possibilities are endless!
There are endless possibilities to what to see and do in Los Angeles and the surrounding regions. From wondrous culinary delights to adrenaline-packed theme parks to designer shopping, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to do next! Take a bike ride along Venice Beach stopping to buy some souvenirs or have a drink at a boardwalk café and enjoy the people watching. Join the celebrities for some shopping along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, made famous by the movie Pretty Woman or check out the eclectic shops along Melrose Avenue, made famous by the hit television series Melrose Place. When night falls, LA comes alive. Catch a live band or concert, visit a comedy club or see if you can spot celebrities on Sunset Boulevard. Head to Hollywood Boulevard to compare hand sizes with some of the world’s greatest stars and while you’re there, check out the Chinese Theatre, the ornate 1927 movie house which still hosts movie premiers and special events. Visit Universal Studios Hollywood for thrilling rides loved by adults and children alike including Transformers: The Ride-3D, The Simpsons Ride and Shrek 4-D. Take a tour behind the scenes in the legendary Studio Tour and venture onto the world’s largest working movie studio. Learn the secrets behind your favourite movies at the Special Effects Stage where you can also become an expert in movie making. Take the family to the Getty Center, a popular place for art, architecture and its beautiful gardens. Art exhibitions are continually changing and showcase everything from the medieval times to the present. The unique architecture of the Getty Center creates open spaces highlighting nature and culture. Over 500 varieties of plants and a natural ravine were used to create The Central Garden, a breathtaking feature at the Center. Poised atop a hill in the Santa Monica Mountains, you’ll enjoy views from the Pacific Ocean to the San Gabriel Mountains - the perfect end to a perfect day. Discover the laid back spirit of Anaheim in Orange County with its boutiques, world-class spas, beautiful beaches, award-winning restaurants and exciting sports events or head to the beachside town of Newport Beach, located in the coastal centre of Orange County. Gaining the name of “Surf City USA” due to the most consistent waves on the West Coast, the beach town of Huntington Beach will leave the taste of salt on your tongue and Pacific Breezes will carry you into a state of seaside bliss. Enjoy the cool and casual vibe and a true California beach culture in this trendy city. No California trip is complete without a stop in Santa Barbara at the famous pier for some delicious seafood or at one of the many authentic Mexican restaurants along the main street. Hire kayaks or bicycles, take a tour of Santa Ynez Valley to sample premium wines or learn about the Old Mission’s fascinating history while taking in its breathtaking beauty.