Have you ever dreamed of visiting Hollywood and seeing the place where your favorite movies stars are? Myself and many others have and later fulfilled our dreams of travelling to LA. If you’re fortunate to visit this wonderful city in California, you should make sure it’s as perfect as it can be.
Avoid the tourist traps and grimy hostels. Visit the better places and get a nice hotel or even splash out on one of those luxury vacation rentals in Los Angeles county.
It’s not just Hollywood and celebrities that make this a great travel destination. You’re certain to have an amazing time and experience when you visit. This is your dream trip. Make sure you do it in style.
I’m going to tell you everything you need to know in this article about how to plan the perfect trip to LA.
Why Should I Visit LA?
There are so many fun things to do and see in LA for any age and to meet any budget. You can visit one of the many theme parks including Universal Studios and Disneyland. LA also has long and beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe in all year sunshine or enjoy a drink or two.
Perhaps you want to see celebrities? Well, it’s unlikely that you’re going to bump into anyone but you can check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You can have your photograph taken next to Elvis or Michael Jackson’s star.
LA also has a few parks where you can relax in the evening sun. My favorites are Grand Park and Griffith Park, which are popular with both locals and tourists.
Remember to snap a shot of the Hollywood sign and soak up some of the culture in this fascinating and multicultural city.
Where to Stay in LA:
The best place to stay in LA depends on what you want to do in the city. LA is huge and most of the attractions are far from each other. If you’re here for the shopping and hopeful to meet a celeb or two, find somewhere in Beverly Hills. There are also lots of great hotels near the beach. Another popular spot is around Hollywood.
What’s the Budget?
I’m going to be frank, this isn’t a cheap place to visit. Budget travelers aren’t going to be able to experience much of what this city has to offer.
Admission into the theme parks can be more than $100 per person. This adds up fast if you’re travelling as a couple and want to check out a lot of places. It’s also not going to be cheap if you’re travelling with kids.
You should also be aware that because the city is so large and you may have to rely on cabs to get from one place to another. Again, the cost of adds up quickly. A cheaper alternative may be to rent a car when you arrive at the airport and just drive around the city yourself.
LA isn’t a cheap destination but you can still find bargains and good value for money. It’s just not as easy as other places. If you’re on a budget, you could take advantage of the free museums or just relax on the beach.
The Top Attractions in LA:
With everything that’s happening in this city, it can be difficult to find out what to do and where to go. Here are three of my favorite attractions to give you some guidance on planning your perfect trip.
Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the most famous attractions in the city. It’s a theme park with several rides and a water park in one. The most famous thing to do here is to enjoy the Harry Potter experience.
Santa Monica Beach is another great place to check out. The beach is beautiful and it’s lined with bars and restaurants. This is a perfect place to enjoy a romantic moment with your special someone as the sunsets. Pacific Park amusement park is also in this area.
Getty Center is a museum where you can experience beautiful architecture and perfectly manicured gardens along with fine art in one place. This is my favorite place to visit in LA to soak up some culture.
Remember that these are just a few suggestions and this city is crammed full of fun and exciting things to do and see.
The Takeaway Message:
If you’re fulfilling a lifelong dream of visiting this amazing city in California, make sure it’s unforgettable. There are lots of reasons to visit and plenty of things to do when you’re here. Don’t expect this to be a cheap trip and it’s not exactly a friendly place for budget travelers. And, don’t set your hopes too high of spotting a celeb! But, the city has its charm and it’s a great place to spend a few days to a week.