Where to stay & things to do in
Los Angeles Holidays 2023 & 2024
Los Angeles, the largest city in California, is the entertainment capital of the world. Located directly south of Yosemite National Park, Los Angeles is more than just a home to A-list celebrities. It’s one of the United States beauty hot spots with its sublime beaches, historical museums and captivating canyons. Whether it is your first visit or your tenth, one thing is for sure. There is always something to see when you visit Los Angeles.
One of the most popular things to do when visiting L.A. is book a trip to the legendary Universal Studios. A film studio and theme park in the San Fernando Valley, it's the perfect day out for movie fans of all ages! Take a world-famous tour of the studio and catch a glimpse of behind the scene magic. Speaking of magic, have you ever wanted to visit Hogwarts? Explore the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and coast above the grounds on a thrilling and unforgettable ride and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for your favourite characters strolling around the park.
Griffith Observatory is a public observatory that has a planetarium, exhibits and state-of-the-art telescopes, allowing you to get a clear view of Los Angeles and the best part of all. Admission is free!
The Crypto.com Arena, or Staples Center, as it was previously known, is one of the most recognisable arenas in the world. Home to the famous Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Clippers, as well as several other sports teams. On the events calendar, you'll find everything from basketball games and sporting events to concerts and even bull-riding events.
When you're out and about exploring Los Angeles, you'll come across a number of different restaurants, from authentic Italian to popular steak houses. You'll also find a wide range of Mexican food served up and down L.A’s iconic streets; however, you won't be able to escape the much-loved and classic taco. Whether it's a taco on the go or a taco at a sit-down meal, you’ll find them everywhere. Jam-packed with a filling of your choice, La-La Land really does know how to serve up the most mouth-watering tacos.
As well as Mexican food, the people of Los Angeles go crazy for a good sandwich. Now we're not talking about a slice of ham sandwiched between 2 pieces of bread. We're talking about moist, delectable, huge subs. French dip subs, Philly cheesesteak and the classic pastrami are all favourites with both locals and tourists, along with the faultless American cheeseburger and fries.
Los Angeles is at its warmest during the summer months from July to September, with temperatures reaching around 25°C in August. Although temperatures remain mild throughout the year, winter, between December and March, sees temperatures fall to around 15°C. January and February are when LA sees the most rainfall, with only about 7 hours of sunshine per day.
Some quick facts
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- Flight Info
11.5h flight time from UKLos Angeles International Airport is (LAX) Santa Ana (SNA) Santa Ana 40 or Ontario International airport. (ONT)There are direct flights from the UK. From LHR direct flights you Have Virgin British Airways United Airlines American Airlines and Delta.