Los Angeles, home to movie stars, celebrities and millionaires alike. It’s a fascinating city to visit but with so much to do where do you start? We’ve compiled a top 7 list of what to do on holiday in Los Angeles.
Celebrity Homes Tour
With so many TV, Movie and Music stars all living in Los Angeles a tour of celebrity homes is a must. Gaze longingly at the mansions these stars call home all from the comfort of an air conditioned coach.
Most tours take in Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive as well as giving you the chance to see how the other half live, it’s a great way to see the sights and do some celebrity spotting at the same time.
Visit Universal Studios
Movie fans and thrill seekers will enjoy Universal Studios. Part theme park, part movie set tour, there are rides themed around famous movies including Transformers while the young, or young at heart, can meet the likes of Scooby Doo and SpongeBob
The movie tour gives you the chance to look around a movie studio including the famous tram tour through the world of Jurassic Park.
Soak up Catalina Island
If you want to get away from the hype and madness that is central Los Angeles then visit Catalina Island, a stunning island with yachts in the harbor and relaxation in abundance.
Take in a blissful Dolphin safari or just relax and enjoy fresh fish in one of the many restaurants while you watch the world go by.
Stroll down the Walk of Fame
The Walk of Fame is a Las Vegas icon and a sign that a Hollywood star has truly made it. Match your hand and footprints with those of your favourite celebrity, snap a photo of their Hollywood star or visit Grauman’s Chinese theatre which harks back to the heady days of early Hollywood cinema.
Watch the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Centre
Almost as famous as Los Angeles itself the LA Lakers are one of the world’s best known sports teams, with such names as Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal having graced their ranks.
There’s nothing quite like the thrill and excitement of watching a live basketball game and the electric atmosphere within the Staples Centre is sure to increase your enjoyment of the game tenfold.
See the Hollywood Sign
A mainstay of movies The Hollywood Sign started life as an advertisement for a new housing development and is now a part of Hollywood legend.
For the best photo opportunity it’s advised to head to Beachwood and hike 30 minutes, however a security fence stops over enthusiastic film fans from getting too close for comfort.
Take a trip to Disneyland
Rekindle childhood memories as you stroll down Main Street, stopping to greet Mickey & Minnie Mouse. Enjoy the jazz emanating from New Orleans Square or get your adrenaline flowing on fast paced rides including the fear inducing Space Mountain.