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Apartments in Los Angeles
Los Angeles offers everything from beaches and parks to a thriving theatre and music scene. Enjoy the area's Hollywood atmosphere, live music and museums with a holiday rental house in Los Angeles. Try to spot some of the world's biggest actors and actresses around the Universal Studios Hollywood or the Warner Brothers Studio or go surfing at the infamous Venice Beach. Stay in a beach villa to be close to excellent outdoor activities or a luxury apartment to feel like one of the celebrities.
Best Time to Go to LA
The best time to visit Los Angeles are from March to May and between September and November. This is a time when the air is more breathable with less crowds and lower temperatures, making walking around and visiting outdoor attractions much more comfortable.
How To Get There?
It is possible to fly directly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from London Heathrow. Nonstop flights are generally more expensive but take half the time at around 10 and a half hours. Otherwise you may have a stopover to break up the journey. Airlines such as KLM, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways fly to LA.
If you are doing a road trip in America, one common option is to rent a car or RV and drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Getting Around LA
LA is a spread-out city, stretching 20 miles from the beach in Santa Monica to the most northern point of the San Fernando Valley. Therefore, getting around takes time and patience as the public transport system isn't as efficient as it could be. Driving is usually the only option unless you are creative, and it takes a while to get from A to B.
Hiring a bicycle is a great way to dodge the traffic. There are many designated bike lanes on many of LA's roads. Many hotels in LA will rent bikes to guests, if not, there are plenty of bike-rental shops. Unless you have great fitness, biking isn't recommended for travelling up the hills into the mountains or in crowded Hollywood.
Where to Stay in LA?
Rent an apartment in the chiselled but beautifully bohemian area of Venice. Set back from the waves of the Pacific Ocean lies an array of fashion boutiques, trendy cafes and a surfer's paradise. It's the most happening end of the beach and is beside the famously known Venice Boardwalk. Walk from your holiday rental to a rooftop bar and witness the stunning LA sunset over the Pacific.
Stay in a family house in the swanky area of West Hollywood. Packed with shopping plazas, palm tree-lined streets and billboards, grasp a sense of Hollywood glamour whilst staying in a luxury apartment. For an eclectic nightlife, visit the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood where you will find some of Southern California's best nights. For a more cultural insight into this area, go to the Pacific Design Centre, a design and architecture centre near the MOCA.
Book accommodation in Korea Town, one of LA's most exciting neighbourhoods. Filled with Korean BBQ joints to Art Deco history this is a buzzing area for friends to rent an apartment and explore the Wilshire Boulevard between Vermont and Western Avenues. A bonus to stay in this part of LA is that the Metro's purple line stops here making it easy to travel elsewhere in LA.
Downtown's Arts District
Once an area where C20th artists roamed, this is a cool and relaxing place to book a holiday rental. The Metro's gold line stops on the very western edge providing an alternative option to driving. Book accommodation here and try to find your favourite café or coffee shop out of the many that surround the area. Explore the vibrant murals and sidewalk seating all around Downtown's Arts District.
What to do in and around LA?
Venice Beach has long been the go-to beach in California. While many more tourists visit regularly here, it still contains its original bohemian spirit. Full of hip cafes, skateboarders, body builders, yoga classes and many more it makes for an excellent people watching afternoon activity! Venice Beach area is rich in activities, making it the perfect place to stay.
Stars in Hollywood
Stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and spot the stars with names of top actors and actresses. The Chinese Theatre is an essential stop for any film fanatics to see all of the famous hand and footprints. Visiting Hollywood is the place where all things glamour and glitz have happened must be added to your list of places to see.
The Getty Centre is packed with famous artworks from artists around the world including Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh and Cézanne. The gardens that surround the centre include sculptures by Joan Miro and Henry Moore. Additional to their impressive collection of art, the actual building itself is worth a visit to enjoy a hilltop view.
You are never too old for Disneyland. This infamous theme park overflows with rollercoasters, character shows, adventure parks and much more. The Magic Kingdom is packed with must-do attractions spread over seven ‘lands' all with separate themes inspired by Disney creations. Most people infiltrate to come here for the rides. Among the best are Space Mountain, a rollercoaster ride that takes you through space.