How to Vacation in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles makes a terrific vacation destination for a number of reasons. The temperature is comfortable year-round. You can get by on a budget...or "shoot the works." And, best of all, you'll find attractions that every member of your family can enjoy...no matter what their ages or interests!

Steps

  1. Decide the focus of your vacation. Pick your favorite...or mix 'n' match! (Since Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego more or less flow together, hot vacation spots from all these places are included here.)
  2. Theme park vacation: There are 7 major theme parks in Southern California! (Wow!) They are (from north to south) Six Flags Magic Mountain; Universal Studios Hollywood; Knott's Berry Farm; Disneyland Park; Disney's California Adventure; Legoland California; and SeaWorld San Diego.
  3. Beach vacations: You'll enjoy a continuous stretch of beach in Southern California. You'll find Malibu Beaches (Malibu alone has 27 miles (43 km) of coastline!), Santa Monica Beach (with Palisades Park amusement area on the pier!), Venice Beach (home of the wild and weird); Manhattan and Hermosa Beaches (LA's beach volleyball mecca); Redondo Beach (including marina and pier lined with shops & restaurants); Huntington Beach (surfing and active sports headquarters); Newport Beach (has Balboa Fun Zone and harbor tours); Laguna Beach (art colony and famous because of MTV); Doheny Beach at Dana Point (good beach tent camping); San Onofre Beach (another famous surfing spot); Mission Beach (San Diego; with Belmont Amusement Park); Pacific Beach (San Diego) and Imperial Beach (closest beach to Mexico). And between THESE beaches? Why, there are still more beaches!
  4. Hollywood vacations: See the Hollywood sign; hunt for stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; enjoy a concert at the Hollywood Bowl; tour the Kodak theater, home of the Academy Awards; shop and dine at the outrageous, "Babylon" themed Hollywood & Highland Center; hear the restored Wurlitzer and take in a Disney movie at the El Capitan Theater; put your feet into famous footprints in the Grauman's Chinese Theater courtyard; see the Hollywood tourist overview movie at the historic Egyptian Theater; check out the newly restored Griffith Park Observatory; spend a day shopping, dining and clubbing at Universal Studios CityWalk. Also check out the Yamashiro restaurant. It has incredible views of LA.

Tips

  • Plan not one, but SEVERAL, Los Angeles area vacations. See it ALL!
  • Bring (or rent) a car. Almost every attraction in metro Los Angeles is miles away from all the OTHER attractions!
  • Bring clothing that you can "layer." It might be broiling hot in Palm Springs, "just right" in Hollywood, and breezy at the beach.

Warnings

  • All LA restaurants and bars are smoke-free; some beaches are smoke-free, as well. Check the posted regulations.
  • Invest in a map! Metro LA is a maze of roads and freeways.
  • Don't plan on being able to hail a cab unless you're at an airport; they don't roam the streets looking for riders in LA. Learn a cab company's phone number, and call ahead of time when you need a cab.
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