Los Angeles Tours
Los Angeles is the largest city in the state of California and the second largest in the United States. He didn’t become popular all over the world because of this. This is where most American films and blockbusters are shot, which then become legendary. On the street you can accidentally meet a celebrity. For example, Heidi Klum or Brad Pitt. Tourists come here to swim in the Pacific Ocean, sunbathe on the beaches and relax in the city of opportunities. It seems that all dreams come true in Los Angeles, which is probably why about a million travelers come here every year.
How to get there?
The distance from the airport to the city is more than 40 kilometers. There are several ways to get in the middle:
- 1.Shuttle company Prime Time and Super Shuttle. Every day from 06:00 to 23:00 they run to the areas of Hollywood, Santa Monica and Downtown.
- 2.Bus LAX FlyAway Buses. It runs every 30 minutes from the bus stop near the main arrival terminal.
- 3.Transfer. You can select the desired class of car on the website, specify the date and time of arrival. If the flight is delayed, the carrier will wait for free for 60 minutes.
- 4.Taxi. Such a trip will cost several times more expensive, as drivers often choose a route longer than necessary. The cost is calculated by the number of kilometers. Be careful.
Where to stay?
In Los Angeles, every tourist will find for himself what he needs: a hostel, a hotel or individual spacious apartments. Below is a list of popular places among travelers.
Los Stylish Apartment Nice Area DTLA (625 S Bixel St.)
The apartments are 900 meters from the L.A. Live and 1 kilometer from the sports center "Staples". The interior is dominated by light colors, the furniture is made of wood, on the floor are thin Turkish carpets. It features a fitness room, a terrace with an outdoor pool, a spa area, and free private parking.
Hollywood Downtowner Inn (5601 Hollywood Blvrd.)
The cozy hotel is located in the center of Hollywood, a 10-minute walk from the Nickelodeon cartoon studio, Griffith Observatory and local amusement parks. In the mornings, free buffet breakfasts are served here. Residents can swim in the pool located in the courtyard, go to the solarium or have a massage.
The Standard (8300 Sunset Blvrd.)
The interior of the hotel’s rooms is reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s creativity: conciseness, minimalism in details and soothing colors. Each has a minibar, air conditioning, cable TV and access to Wi-Fi.
American Hotel (303 South Hewitt St.)
The hotel is located in the arts district, where exhibitions or events take place daily. The Microsoft Museum is 3 km away, and the famous Dodger Baseball Stadium is 13 minutes away by car. The rooms are spacious with panoramic windows in the floor.
Figueroa Downtown (939 South Figueroa Street)
One of the most popular hotels in the city. On the roof there are two bars and a restaurant where they cook Mediterranean cuisine. From here, 5 minutes to the main attractions of Los Angeles. The rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay: a large bed, a jacuzzi with windows on the upper floor. The tour desk helps to choose a tourist route.
Where to go?
On the first day, go to the Pacific Ocean Quay and the pier “Santa Monica”. Ferris wheel is the right way to guide. Rent a car to get here from downtown Los Angeles. It will be much faster than public transport. A 5-minute walk from the beach, the Bubba Gump restaurant is open to visitors. Nearby there is a shop with artificial candies and big Forrest Gamp sports shoes from the movie of the same name.
Stroll along the pier, feed the voracious pelicans and look in the souvenir shops. If you turn to the right, you can see the small colored houses behind the large building “Merry go-round”, inside of which there is a carousel. If you want to swim or sunbathe go to the left side of the beach, where the least people.
In Los Angeles, there is a cult of sport and a healthy lifestyle, so there is a playground with exercise equipment in almost every public place. After a rest, walk along Ocean Avenue to the intersection with Vilshire Street. From there comes the 3rd Street Promenade. Favorite pedestrian street of locals. Here, musicians play every day, shoot TV shows, arrange shows. A lot of fashionable shops and cafes. After 2 kilometers, a carved cast-iron gate will appear in front of you. This is the entrance to the Lake Shine garden. Small cozy park with a lake in the center. From here in 40 minutes you can reach the famous letters of Hollywood. Photos on their background is considered mandatory if you arrive in sunny Los Angeles. Rent a car with a driver and go to the famous Beverly Hills district.
End the day by admiring the sunset at the Griffith Observatory. From its observation deck offers a stunning view of the city and surroundings.
Start the second day walking along the famous Walk of Fame with the stars and TLC Street, where the Chinese Theater stands. Every year Oscars are handed over there and new plates with celebrity hands and feet prints are being assembled. You will immediately notice this place, because there are so many tourists from all over the world.
Then take a look at Rodeo Drive, which is often used as a backdrop for American films. Houses lined with light tiles, paved paths, flower beds, large palm trees and friendly people is all this creates a special atmosphere of Los Angeles. Take the bus №56-A. You need to get off at the Getty Center. Before you will be one of the most beautiful and cozy places in the city. The facade of buildings is made of raw stone with clay and sand. In the center there is a small fountain and a tap with drinking water, around them are benches. Away, in the corners, hammocks for relaxing. Many flowers and shrubs are planted here. Also for visitors are open exhibitions of contemporary art, showrooms with designer clothes and trendy cafes, where you can often meet writers or screenwriters at work.
Spend the second part of your day at Universal Studios Hollywood, the country's most famous park. On its territory there is an amusement zone and entertainment zone. Single ticket for the visit. In the first is the most modern carousel, roller coaster, room for laughter and fear, the second is the cinema universe. Here are the full-scale scenery of your favorite movies and TV shows. You will see where “Chelusty”, “Harry Potter”, “Titanic” and others were filmed. Everything looks so realistic that it’s hard to believe that this is not real. Outdoor scenery can be viewed while riding on the Studio tour tram.
Fans of the cartoon "The Simpsons" must-see pavilion of the same name, which tells about its creation. There is an exhibition with drawings, details and even the interior of the house of Homer Simpson. Opposite the building is the Ben and Cherry Cafe with the most delicious dessert in Los Angeles. Creamy ice cream is poured over chocolate syrup and placed in a cone of small churros, wafer tubules, with strawberries. We recommend to try it. You can buy souvenirs in City Wolf.
Spend the third day as a local resident. We recommend to make cycling trips and ride from the “Santa Monica” beach to the “Venice” embankment. To this end, a special bicycle path has been allocated, where, by the way, they also rollerblade. In each place there is a bike rental. The road takes 30-40 minutes at a quiet pace, so that you can admire the surrounding views.
The Venice Quay is the most informal and creative place in Los Angeles. Here writers and artists, actors and directors, designers and famous photographers take rest and work. In 10 minutes walk go to the street Canals, something resembling Venice itself in Italy. Each house has an exit to the pier, near which there is a personal boat or yacht. Classic American buildings neatly stand in a row.
A compulsory point to visit is California State University, Los Angeles (UCLA). This is the most famous educational institution in America, which became the heart of the city. The brown bear is its symbol, therefore the statue of the animal stands near the main educational building. The campus of students is made in the same style and is somewhat reminiscent of the Hogwarts castle from the Harry Potter movie. Around is a lot of greenery and trees, shops and separate recreation areas. In the evening, the whole area is illuminated by lanterns and looks amazing.
Then visit the Westwood area, it is a 10-minute walk from the university, which is why there are so many libraries with reading rooms, cafes and second-hand bookshops.
Where to have lunch?
In Los Angeles, they love cooking and eating. New bars and restaurants are opened daily with and without terraces. Each institution is trying to surprise its visitor. We have compiled a collection of interesting institutions:
Diddy Riese Bakery (926 Broxton Ave)
The legendary place in the city where they prepare the very same chocolate chip cookies. This is the favorite treat of Americans.
Restaurant Bäco Mercat (408 S. Main St.)
It skillfully combines eastern, western and Mediterranean dishes. This kitchen is called fusion. We recommend to try the signature Baco sandwich with delicate cream cheese and salmon fillet.
Cafe The Ivy (113 N. Robertson Blvd.)
A cozy and small establishment where the free Californian spirit is especially felt. Round tables with white tablecloths and curtains create a light and festive atmosphere. Most often they order ramenburito, wheat noodles with chicken and greens in pita bread, fish and chips, an adapted English dish, and pork ribs with barbecue sauce.
Restaurant L and E Oyster Bar (1637 Silverlake Blvd.)
Seafood is cooked here, but the main emphasis is on estrangement. They are here more than 50 species. Each serves its own variety of wine.
Restaurant Bottega Louie (700 South Grand Ave.)
A classic Italian restaurant, where they cook in the open kitchen in front of the guests. Try spaghetti bolognese and focaccia, and for dessert, order homemade strawberry ice cream.
Los Angeles is a dynamic city of active people. This is an ideal place for those who want to go diving, surfing or just relax in the warm sunshine. Meet the sunrises on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, admire the sunsets on the Hollywood hills. Improvise with the route, walk and explore the sights. Feel the atmosphere of the "City of Angels".