In this high and fast life it’s hard to keep in touch with your family. Such being the case, weekend retreats become a necessity to keep in touch. As you’re planning a tour to enjoy with your family and family friends, why not give the city of Los Angeles a try?
Not only is the city a prime location to enjoy yourselves, it also offers attractions for all ages to enjoy.
Here are some tips to smoothen the planning bit out, so that you can enjoy the city without much worry.
How to travel?
How many people do you have accompanying you? Are there going to be any complex routes you’re taking? Finding out the maps of the destinations you’d have to visit is essential for figuring out which vehicles to book ahead when you’re visiting L.A. rent a charter bus which would be of great help if you’re unfamiliar with the area.
Book ahead, talk routes with your driver and figure out how you want to explore the area. Once, you’ve got this bit of logistics figured out, also plan some alternative routes, because, the city of Los Angeles can get busy, and getting stuck in a traffic snarl is as irritating during vacations as it is during normal days.
How to get there?
Getting to the city of dreams is a pretty easy deal now-a-days. Just check-in into a flight and get yourself to the airport. Book your bus up ahead and get yourself to the hotel, and you can travel from there. You might even try an instate bus to reach to your destination, however, when it comes to L.A. the heat and the weather of the neighboring roads are notorious, so, be careful when you plan a tour like that.
When to go?
Summers can get quite summery down in Los Angeles, and you might not want to be stuck roaming the streets in the middle of the day. The rainy season might sound pitch-perfect, but it also obscures the sun, and makes you wish for a better way to travel. The best times to visit Los Angeles are in the fall and spring months. Winter is the peak time for performances and everything that L.A. is known for and grabs a lot of eyeballs too.
Want to know if you’re walking into an area that might not be best suited for you and your friends? Consider getting a weather app that can give you real-time updates about the way things are going on the other side of town.
Where to stay?
Pretty much all the big centers around town have great hotels where you can lounge at and have fun. First, of course, you have to choose the place where you want to stay at
Sunset Tower Hotel:
The likes of Clark Gable and Greta Garbo have graced this hotel since it opened way back in 1931. Relax in the famous strip, enjoy the excellent cuisine and meet and greet the 21st-century stars who call this place home often.
Imagine warm fireplaces complimented by a large indoor lake. Hotel Bel-Air takes a piece of nature and places it firmly inside L.A. The swan lake where swans play for most of the day is a great attraction; however, nothing beats lounging near the pool and checking out the light breeze through the bougainvillea bushes.
The Beverly Hills Hotel:
Not the most economic option in this list by a long mile, this has been a favorite of the stars from old times. Elizabeth Taylor had 6 of her honeymoons here, and the notoriety is only complimented by the extravaganza that this hotel will bring into your life.
A 70th-floor hotel complimented by the tallest open-air bar in America, InterContinental is a modern hotel that is sure to blow you away. Rest yourself in the nook of luxury and enjoy a drink as you see the L.A. skyline in a very unique way.
The Rose Hotel:
A mainstay for artists and fashion designers, The Rose Hotel is a small establishment with ocean views and a warm staff. The selling point is the wonderful atmosphere they project, very modern and very minimalist.
Where to go?
Now, Los Angeles has a lot of places to go to. It has been the home of Hollywood and many performance art centers for years. A city where dreams are made and broken would always have spaces where you’ll find its and bits of history that have shaped the country. So, depending on your preferences, here are some destinations, you might want to check out.
For cultural enthusiasts
One of the best places to connect with the American idea of culture. The Hollywood sign has endured through some of the worst eras of history and it holds scars. Enjoy the site and enjoy how L.A. looks from around here. Find out the history of the times Hollywood sign and how many times it has been defaced.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame:
The place where every celebrity in America wants to make an impression. Walking down the streets is a journey through film history and the changes that have been a part and parcel of it from the start.
Santa Monica Pier
The Giant Ferris Wheel marks out only two places in the world famously. One is, of course, London (with the London Eye), the other one is Los Angeles’ Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy the rides and the games held year round, and remember to check out the number of movies that have been filmed here.
B. For Sports Fans
The stadium has played host to a flurry of events over the years and is also the home of the famous Lakers, and many other professional teams. Check out one of the shows that are going on, or just visit the stadium and give it a chance to wow you.
The Dodgers are part of the American myth more than most American teams and they hold up the distinction with this stadium. The home of the Dodgers ever since, they moved from Brooklyn, this is one visit you won’t want to miss.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum:
Home to the USC Trojans, this is the largest football stadium in the PAC-12 conference. With the Olympic Gateway and some of the best games being played here through the year, this is a place you should get to.
C. For Art and Music
J. Paul Getty Museum:
Interested in art from the Baroque period? Want to see impressionists masters? J. Paul Getty Museum has it all and more. One of the most prestigious museums in all of America with an ever-growing collection, the Getty Museum is a must-visit for any art enthusiast.
The Kodak Theatre has been home to some of the best stories ever told. Whether you’re looking for a musical performance you’d carry together or a play, the Dolby Theatre is the place you’ll enjoy.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art holds over 10000 unique pieces of art which makes it one of the compelling visits you’ll have, Check out the masterpieces from almost all eras of art and enjoy the specific areas that make the museum so famous.
The famous observatory owes its creation to griffith J,. Griffith, and it’s still a free place to enter and enjoy stars from. Check out the wonderful L.A. horizon and look at the beautiful celestial bodies that are usually hidden from the Los Angeles sky.
L.A. Arts District:
Los Angeles boasts of street art scene like no other place. Whether it’s the Santa Monica boardwalk and the performers there, or the Venice Beach Boardwalk and the beautiful performances it bursts into. However, L.A. Arts District takes the cake, enjoy the wonderful climate and engage in conversation with the wonderful graffiti art that decorates each part of the streets here.
Los Angeles features some of the best Nightclubs to cool down and relax in. If you’re feeling down, just walk towards the Cuban part of town and join the locals for a pint and a session of storytelling. Once, you’re down, walk straight up to the beachfront and enjoy a quiet reflection before the travel starts again. Los Angeles can be very tiring for people not used to its climate, so remember to always carry some water with you, wherever you go.