The place to be for aspiring actors and actresses, the City of Angels also draws in more than 26 million visitors every year... Read more
And for very good reason... movie fans will love the studio tours in Tinseltown at the likes of Burbank Studios and will revel in the abundance of theme parks, which include Universal Studios, plus the Oscars, Chinese Theatre and Hollywood Stars. There is also the opportunity for tourists to take the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Shoppers will find their dream retail experience mixed with a sprinkling of star-spotting on Rodeo Drive, which is absolutely the place to see or be seen.
For a touch of culture, art lovers will enjoy the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Getty Museum, which houses European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts and American and European photographs.
When it comes to performance arts you'll be hard pressed to match the splendour of the LA Philharmonic or the LA Opera, which is celebrating 25 years, much of which has been spent as one of the world's leading opera companies.
Heading away from the bright lights of the city, beautiful Pacific beaches beckon, or head inland to the valleys for the wineries. Travelling south towards San Diego, visitors can find Sea World, plus Disneyland in Anaheim, and Knott's Berry Farm, which is a huge theme park. North of the city you can drive along the sublime Carmel Coast to San Francisco, a city like no other with sightseeing opportunities that include Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf.