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Things to do in Los Angeles : great deals Vacations for The Young and the Restless

Get information on Los Angeles hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. Read the Fodor's review
Get information on Los Angeles hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. Read the Fodor’s review

Los Angeles is the spot for a hot vacation, whether you’re young or restless. From boutique Beverly Hills – Rodeo Drive shopping to beach slumming, you can dress up and step out or suit up in a wetsuit and goofy foot on your favorite surfboard. Los Angeles vacations are all about the fun, and that’s why they call it the Number One destination.


For the young, there’s Disneyland, beaches, Hollywood stars, L.A. fashion and lots of things to see and do. For the restless, there’s shopping till you max out the credit card at Chanel or break the bank at Hustler gift shop, West Hollywood wild nights at clubs such as the Roxy and Whiskey a Go-Go, and decadent fun at Los Angeles restaurants. From star tours to the stars in the sky at night at the Hollywood Bowl concerts, L.A.’s got everything you can imagine in the restless city of 3 million people.

Los Angeles shopping guide - Recommending the best stores, shopping centres and shopping malls, department stores, and general shops and markets
Los Angeles shopping guide – Recommending the best stores, shopping centres and shopping malls, department stores, and general shops and markets

For the young & restless, intellectual pursuits include over 300 museums to visit. Spectacular, free The Getty sits on a hill and is a must see. The architecture alone will wow you. Museums of art include modern art, traditional, gallery showings and ethnic. One special place worth the drive to see is in Long Beach, the Museum of Latin American Art.


Hollywood, Burbank and L.A. are home to record companies, film productions and more movies than you’ve seen in your life–that’s for certain. Visit Universal Studios Hollywood for close and personal tours of the behind-the-scenes tricks and tips in filming, or sit in on a TV or game show filming. If you just want to look at the celebrity hands and feet molds, go to the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood & Highland. That’s where you can also tour the Kodak Theatre, home to the Academy Awards. They give tours there, too. One museum nearby that’s really cool is the Max Factor Museum. It has lots of authentic memorabilia from Hollywood.

Spending  Perfect vacations Days In Los Angeles - tips Travel Guide
Spending  Perfect vacations Days In Los Angeles – tips Travel Guide


If you like the Old West, visit the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. In downtown L.A., there’s also a small, but interesting Wells Fargo Museum with a stagecoach, maps, and lots of interesting artifacts. If you like politics, be sure to check out the Reagan Library. Or you can take a Hollywood star tour and drive right past the house in Bel Air where Nancy Reagan continues to live. On that star tour you’ll see lots of famous people’s houses and even drive by the Beverly Hills Hotel that was on the cover of the Eagles album. You’ll see the spot where Hugh Grant was arrested, drive by Dr. Phil’s house and even see the sprinklers that come on at the Osbourne’s house when people try to walk onto their gated property.


For the beach scene check out Santa Monica, Venice Beach and all the great spots to soak up the rays, work on a tan, read a book or people watch. Los Angeles sells some of the best swim fashions in the U.S. and they sell them all year long, primarily at the beach. That’s the place to pick up your Roxy, Quiksilver and other surf wear. Or buy a custom surfboard shaped by local surfers who take pride in their creations.


The official guide to Los Angeles. Find great deals, new attractions, free things to do and more. Start planning your perfect Southern California vacation today.
The official guide to Los Angeles. Find great deals, new attractions, free things to do and more. Start planning your perfect Southern California vacation today.

When visiting L.A. you may find out that shopping is a favorite attraction and vacation activity. Rodeo Drive is hoping to pave their streets with granite (not gold) one day but for now, you can find gold items inside many stores that line Beverly Hills’ upscale streets. You’ll also find Gap and Crate & Barrel, for affordable gifts. The Grove also offers great shopping and there’s a multitude of malls selling all kinds of stuff.


Get busy booking that flight, selecting that hotel room or planning your road trip to one of America’s favorite vacation cities. We Love It,  L.A.!


About Los Angeles: Founded in 1781  Established: Feb. 18, 1850  Land Area: 4,083.21 Square Miles  Elevation Range: -9 Ft. to 10,080 Ft.


The City of Los Angeles is part of Los Angeles County which includes the islands of San Clemente and Santa Catalina. The number one tourist destination in the United States is bordered on the east by Orange and San Bernardino Counties, on the north by Kern County, on the west by Ventura County, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. Its coastline is 76 miles long. It has the largest population of any county in the nation, and is exceeded by only eight states. Approximately 29 percent of California’s residents live in Los Angeles County. There are 88 cities within the County.  Port of Los Angeles is largest commercial port in nation with Los Angeles County responsible for 10 % of the nation’s production, making Port of L.A. America’s top port and important nationally for import and export of products and perishables.

Get all the art and culture you can handle in Los Angeles this weekend, when museums will open their doors for free.
Get all the art and culture you can handle in Los Angeles this weekend, when museums will open their doors for free.

While the City of Los Angeles numbers several million people, the great Los Angeles / Southern California area exceeds 15 million. Needless to say, when you visit L.A., your friends or attractions you want to visit can by miles away and take well over an hour to travel to. With that in mind, you’ll need to plan your excursions according to rush hour traffic if you have such an option.  Tour buses and public transportation systems connect many cities with attractions such as Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and San Diego.

Los Angeles contains interesting and diverse geography.  From the Pacific Ocean to the Santa Monica mountains, Los Angeles is not boring. You can enjoy dozens of world class museums, hundreds of sporting events, concerts, plays, conventions, theme parks, shopping, dining and so much more.

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