From the exclusive boutiques along Rodeo Drive to the cutting-edge restaurants in Little Tokyo, the movie star mansions of Beverly Hills to the electric energy of Koreatown, there are many different sides to the star-spangled City of Angels.
This is the heart of the nation’s film and television industry, so be sure to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at all the action with tours around Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Warner Brothers. Other essential stops include the buzzing Grand Central Market, the glamorous rock clubs lining Sunset Strip and, for the culture vulture, the sky-lit galleries of the Getty with its vast collection of European art. Sun lovers can soak up the Californian rays on free-spirited Venice Beach or stroll along the promenade to neighbouring, more refined Santa Monica.
And when you need to escape the hustle and bustle, head into the hills on a late-afternoon hike around Mount Hollywood, popping into the Griffith Observatory for uninterrupted city views.