Los Angeles Pocket Guide

Images Of Los Angeles

Loved and loathed in equal measures, Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis and one of the most diverse cities in the world. Over a few days one can experience the tackiness of Hollywood, meet the eclectic characters of Venice Beach and marvel at the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Life in this West Coast city is slightly more relaxed than that on the East, and the neighbourhoods are the attractions. Theme parks abound and the LA nightlife is legendary. So whether you end up loving it or loathing it after your visit, you certainly won't be forgetting it in a hurry.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Los Angeles.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Los Angeles... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles City Reviews

  • 80%


    LA Top

    LA is such an amazing place! This city reflects perfectly the idea of California: palms tree, beach, chilled people, sun, great atmospherea!! The only bad thing is that it's too big. Of course it is an expensive city.. But that's just like every big city! I would raccomend to stay in the beach city and then go to visit the other neoghborhoods.

    Insider Tip:If you need to go somewhere far, the cheapest way is Uber, specially for 2-3 ppl (I paid 30$ from Santa Barbara to North Hollywood and I was by myself).

  • 80%



    If you're an entertainment seeker the first place you should go to in LA is Universal Studios. It's amazing and definitely worth the money. If you have time to plan your vacation and are a Harry Potter fan wait until September 2016 which is when they'll open a *huge* Harry Potter section in the park. They're just starting to build it & it looked like the set of Hogsmeade. Back to LA, you see as much glam as you see filth and homeless people. If you come from a big city you won't be shocked....

    Insider Tip:If your skin is rather fair sunblock, sunglasses and a hat are a must. The hop-on-hop-off bus is worth it, especially the one for 48hs (lookout for special discounts when buying this ticket--on site, not online--you can get free entrance to madame tussauds or discounts for other attractions). If you're a fan of movie premieres and celebrities look online if there's going to be a movie premiere while you're there. You get to experience the thrill of the red carpet and standing mere feet away from celebs.

  • 70%


    LA is dirty

    Never been to LA before and wasnt expecting to see homeless putting tent shanties up on the hollywood blvd walk of fame!

    Insider Tip:Stay near the beach and day trip to Hollywood

  • 80%


    Cool place worth visiting

    Los Angeles is a must visit place for anyone visiting the U.S. Some of the sight seeing is a little lame (the Hollywood sign is difficult to get close to for eg) and it is definitely more difficult without a car. However, the city is filled with extremely friendly people and is a great place to go out and have fun. It goes without saying the weather is amazing and overall I thoroughly enjoyed visiting.

    Insider Tip:Stay at Banana Bungalow in West Hollywood!

  • 80%


    Los Angeles

    That city is so big. Everything is so far away from each other. No a city you can walk throught to visit :(

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