City Guide Los Angeles, USA

Visiting Los Angeles

Renowned the world over, compliments of the role it has played in the movie making industry, your visit to Los Angeles will show you that it is a city with a great deal more to offer than Universal Studios and the famous Hollywood sign.

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Los Angeles Podcasts

Los Angeles - Ask the locals

Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of the City of Angels to ask the locals where they like to eat, drink and hang out.

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Walking down Hollywood Boulevard

Colm takes a stroll down LA's famous Hollywood Boulevard

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Los Angeles Pocket Guide

Los Angeles Pocket Guide

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Los Angeles City Reviews

  • 80%


    A surprising gem

    I really enjoyed this city. The city centre itself looked a bit run down and scary, as most US cities do. However, the scenery was absolutely stunning. You should rent a car and get out into the hills...and keep on driving til you get to the desert. Not often you find somewhere where you can experience lush hills and trees, beach, and desert! Hollywood is not as great as it sounds, and relies too much on its past. "This is where such and such used to drink" is a usual phrase.

    Insider Tip:Just avoid the city centre and head to the beach and mountains. Public transport is awful so rent a car - they're cheap.

  • 90%


    Los Angeles, USA

    It's one of my fav cities in the US. A little bit difficult to get around but there's lots of culture and it's fun. Lots of great outlet shopping malls will blow your mind away.

    Insider Tip:Rent a car for a day or two with friends! You'll see more

  • 80%



    LA has a really cool vibe. Hippies and hipsters live together in a city that gives a anything can happen vibe.

    Insider Tip:Morning jog in Griffith Park

  • 20%



    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE. Keep on driving to San Diego or San Francisco. Nothing to see or do here but fear for your possession and life.

    Insider Tip:Avoid L.A.

  • 50%


    Don't lose your time in downtown

    Los angles in an iconic and emblematic city. The city offers a lot to see and to enjoy. Travelers, are advised to play smart here. No kidding!

    Insider Tip:From my experience, to get the best of this place, get a car and take your time to check out Venice and Santa Monica beach. Then drive on 66 Rd, to visit Berkeley hills and Hollywood. I believe for a short visit these places truly captures the classic soul of this city. Cheers

USA: Itinerary

Glitz, glamour and stars galore – you can find it all in the City of Angles. Walk down Rodeo Drive or Hollywood Boulevard and you might be lucky enough to bump into one of your idols! Set aside a few days to explore the Californian capital and you may also be lucky enough to unveil a whole lot more.

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