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If feet could talk, yours would be complaining right now. They’ve traipsed up and down the boulevards of Hollywood and through the exclusive boutiques of Rodeo Drive, taken you on scary roller coasters at Universal Studios, and the day before that they hit Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade for some serious retail therapy and the famous pier. Tomorrow? Exploring the space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Centre then off to Venice Beach for some of the best people watching in LA! Admire the street art and stroll the super cool Abbot Kinney, here your feet will get a break while you sample some delicious Californian cuisine. What a trip – poor feet, lucky you.

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SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN LOS ANGELES



Universal-Studios-square UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

Go behind-the-scenes on the world-famous Studio Tour to explore real film sets where Hollywood movies are made. Then experience rides, shows and attractions, including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. New in 2020 discover the exciting world of Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets when you meet your favourite characters on the all-new ride, The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash.

Shopping-square SHOPPING

Soo many options! From the Helen Albert Certified Farmers’ Market, the Beverly Centre in Beverly Hills to Westfield Century City and shopping with the stars on Rodeo Drive or finding a bargain at Citadel Outlets. You’re in for a shopping treat!
Santa-Monica-square SANTA MONICA

People watch, visit the local markets, explore the wooden pier, hire bikes and cycle the 26 kilometre oceanfront boardwalk from Santa Monica to Redondo. Have your picture taken at the end of the famous Route 66.
Getty-Museum-square THE GETTY CENTRE

Is free to enter and has a priceless collection of art. It’s bursting with an extensive collection of antiquities, paintings, drawings, sculpture and 19th and 20th century American and European photographs.
Runyon-Canyon-square HIKING RUNYON CANYON

For some amazing views over the city of Los Angeles head to where the celebs love to hike, Runyon Canyon. It is a 160 acre dog friendly park with a number of different hiking trails..
Downtown-LA-square DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Dotted with museums, historic buildings and plenty of bars and restaurants. Check out a basketball game at the Staples Centre, the historic Bradbury Building, the ultra-modern Walt Disney Concert Hall and the tasty treats at Grand Central Market.
The-Broad-square THE BROAD

This contemporary art museum located downtown LA and is home to nearly 2000 works of art from Eli & Edith Broad’s personal collection and is the most prominent collection of post-war art in the world. The museum offers free general admission to its permanent collection galleries.
Griffith-Observatory-square THE GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

Check out the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean to Downtown L.A. from its perch on Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays.
Exposition-Park-square EXPOSITION PARK

A 160 acre urban park in Downtown LA, home to the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum, the California African American Museum and more.



LOS ANGELES ACCOMMODATION



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HotelCarmel
HOTEL CARMEL, SANTA MONICA
★★half star
This historic hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, where you can easily walk one to two blocks to all of Santa Monica’s attractions. This includes the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Ocean and 3rd Street Promenade for all your fine dining and shopping adventures. Hotel Carmel is great value and a great choice for your stay in Santa Monica.
BestWestern
BEST WESTERN PLUS SUNSET PLAZA
★★★
Step outside and find yourself opposite the Comedy Store and Saddle Ranch Chop House, so you don’t have to go far for entertainment. It’s easy to get out and explore the city as the local bus to Hollywood leaves right outside the door, or the Hop on Hop off tour bus departs from directly across the road. After a long day exploring Beverly Hills and Hollywood (which are both a 10 minute drive away), retreat to the Mediterranean pool for a dip.
TheGarland
THE GARLAND
★★★half star

Hop on the courtesy hotel trolley shuttle and in no time you are at Universal Studios and Universal Citywalk. From here you can catch the metro where it’s just one stop to ‘Hollywood/Highland’ and the Walk of Fame. When the sightseeing is done, sit and relax by the pool among seven acres of gardens here in North Hollywood.
Loews
LOEWS HOLLYWOOD HOTEL
★★★★★

Head out from the ultra-stylish and in no time at all you are seeing stars on the pavement as you stroll along the Walk of Fame and past the Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards. Hollywood & Highland Centre with shops, dining and night life are at your doorstep. Make sure you allow some time to relax by the pool.



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