Holiday Packages in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California is an incredible city that has stolen the hearts of travellers from all over the world. Between its glamorous city centre and its scenic beaches, Los Angeles offers a unique experience. Locals of Los Angeles love to put an emphasis on health and fitness. This, along with the year-round sunshine have led to Los Angeles being a city full of outdoor activities. LA is also the hub of the American entertainment industry, making it the ideal city to spot some of your favourite celebrities.
Accommodation in Los Angeles is notorious for being expensive. To save money on your booking, consider one of Webjet’s Los Angeles holiday packages. These packages bundle together flight and hotel rates, helping you save big on your holiday. As well as saving your travel budget, booking Los Angeles packages will allow you to spend less time focusing on the logistics of the trip and more time planning all of the fun things you are going to do in California. Webjet’s accommodation and flight packages are perfect for all different types of travellers who are hoping to visit Los Angeles without spending a fortune.
Flying to Los Angeles
Los Angeles has one major airport that has easy access to LA’s most popular neighbourhoods. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located about 27 kilometres (17 miles) west of Downtown LA. From the airport, there are transportation options into Downtown, Hollywood, Westwood, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica.
Several airlines offer flights between New Zealand and Los Angeles including Qantas, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, American Airlines, and Virgin Australia. Direct flights are available from Auckland, getting you to LAX in about 12 hours. Flights from other New Zealand cities include a short stopover on your way to LA.
Where to Stay in Los Angeles
Los Angeles offers a wide variety of accommodation options that are spread all across the city. If you prefer fast-paced city life, book a hotel in one of the central neighbourhoods of Downtown LA or Hollywood. Love the relaxing atmosphere of beach communities? Look into a hotel or guesthouse in a coastal area, such as Venice Beach or Santa Monica.
The Hollywood Roosevelt
The Hollywood Roosevelt is ideally located within the Hollywood neighbourhood of Los Angeles. The boutique hotel has a retro style that will evoke ideas of Old Hollywood movies. A variety of rooms are available in the hotel’s tower, and for an extra special experience, you can book into one of the hotel’s cabanas. The hotel has a variety of amenities including a gym, swimming pool, room service, and events and activities that are held regularly for hotel guests.
Hotel Figueroa Downtown
Right in the heart of Downtown, Hotel Figueroa has a classic southwestern flair. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms and suites across 14 storeys. Within the hotel, you’ll find two restaurants and three bars as well as a swimming pool and plenty of outdoor space. From Hotel Figueroa, you have easy access to all of the shops, restaurants, nightlife, and attractions of Downtown LA.
Beverly Laurel Hotel
The Beverly Laurel is a budget option that doesn’t sacrifice style. The hotel has a retro design and rooms in a variety of sizes. The Beverly Laurel has a swimming pool on-site, but the hotel’s main draw is it location. It is right in the heart of glamorous Beverly Hills and within easy walking distance to CBS Studios, the famous Grove shopping centre, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and a variety of markets.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a diverse city that offers so many different attractions. Within central LA, you’ll find the famous neighbourhoods of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Head west and you’ll hit some of the beach communities that are favourites among visitors to LA. All throughout the city, there is lots of art to experience along with one of the best food and drink scenes in the USA. Los Angeles has almost perfect weather year-round, so you can always take advantage of the city’s many outdoor activities.
Possibly the most famous neighbourhood in the city, Hollywood is home to the American film and television industry. In Hollywood, you can see some of the most famous production companies in the world. Many offer studio tours and are still in use today for filming television shows and movies. Some studios that you can tour include Warner Bros. Studios, Universal Studios, and Paramount Studios. Also within the neighbourhood of Hollywood, you can walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and be sure to catch a glimpse of the famous Hollywood sign.
Los Angeles is the big hub for celebrity culture in the USA, and many stars live in and spend time in Beverly Hills. In the neighbourhood, you can go shopping along the iconic Rodeo Drive and pay a visit to the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. It’s the perfect place to go for lunch or a drink while soaking up the glamour of “Old Hollywood.”
All over the world, tourists love to visit the various Disney parks. The original is located right outside of Los Angeles. Disneyland has been open and thriving since 1955 when it was first opened by Walt Disney himself. Within the park, there are eight different “lands” where you can go on rides that are fun for both children and adults alike. Disneyland is about a half hour drive from Downtown Los Angeles and is also accessible on public transport.
Visit the Beach
While the city centre of Los Angeles is exciting, many visitors love the laid-back atmosphere of the city’s beach communities. In Santa Monica, you’ll find a long pier topped with a small amusement park. Close to Santa Monica is the similarly gorgeous neighbourhood of Venice Beach. The neighbourhood is famous for its long boardwalk that is lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes. Off the main street of Venice Beach, you can take a stroll along the series of canals that will have you feeling like you’re in Venice, Italy.