Los Angeles or LA is home to a wonderful Mediterranean climate that has only thirty five days of rain per year. Anyone visiting this beautiful city can enjoy sunshine and fun the entire holiday, whether you are sightseeing, lying on the beach or enjoying a leisurely walk through the botanical gardens.
Los Angeles is the most populated city in California and is known as the creative capital of the world with one in six residents working in either the film or music industry.
Founded in 1781, this city became part of Mexico before being claimed by the USA in 1848. It was then incorporated as a municipality in 1850. It was in 1892 that the first oil was discovered, making Los Angeles the biggest producer by 1923.
The 1920’s saw the start of Hollywood as the movie industry closed in on the city, which is now home to the annual Academy Awards and fifty four other film festivals every year.
There are 841 museums to keep you busy during your start with firm favorites being the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Getty Center. Of course there is the famous Hollywood sign and Hollywood Boulevard that must be on your sightseeing list while visiting this gorgeous fun filled city.
Other interesting sites include the Walk of Fame and Los Angeles City Hall. But with so much to do, you are guaranteed to find something to suit everyone in your party. Enjoy a day at Venice Beach or take a walking tour around the city so you don’t miss a thing.
Spend the day shopping at the very famous Rodeo Drive, where celebrities flock to do their shopping. Maybe you’ll bump into your favorite actor or musician.
Staples Center is the sporting center that often hosts games played by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens is the ideal location for a leisurely walk and some peace and quiet during your touring and sightseeing vacation.
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre offers you a night of fun and laughter with standup comedians that will have you laughing all the way home.
For a city that saw its first European citizens arriving in 1542 it has come a long way, there is so much to do and see that you are guaranteed the most amazing vacation that is action packed for the whole family.
Finding a place to stay that suits your family’s needs is important, you want somewhere you can sleep, relax and enjoy some quiet time in between touring and sightseeing.
There are lots of wonderful hotels available in the area, each with its own advantages and many of them offering discounted rates, depending on when you want to stay.
One of these hotels is the Custom Hotel, A Joi de Vivre Boutique Hotel situated close to Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier. This three star hotel has a restaurant, poolside bar and a lounge bar. It also offers an outdoor pool, fitness facility, coffee shop and valet parking.
The Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens is close to the Los Angeles City Hall and the sporting Staples Center. Amenities include a restaurant, lounge bar and spa which provide beauty treatments and a hair salon.
The Mr C. Beverley Hills is a five star hotel conveniently located close to the Museum of Tolerance and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This hotel offers a restaurant, poolside bar, lounge bar and twenty four hour room service. It also has an outdoor pool, fitness facility and a spa which offers massage, facials and beauty services. Additional amenities include a library and valet parking. Rooms have furnished balconies where you can enjoy city or mountain views.
While visiting Los Angeles you can take advantage of the extensive rail or public bus transport services, which will leave you relaxed when you arrive at your destination.