After living the fast and ever-changing life of the Big Apple, it’s time to move to something a little slower-paced, but equally- if not more- exciting and glamorous: Los Angeles, home of the rich and the famous.
In all honesty, LA isn’t all about celebrities and expensive clothes. There are a lot of faces to this Californian city.
However, the first thing you need to do in order to enjoy LA, is rent a car. There is no way you’re getting anywhere without a car in this city. And be ready to spend 2 hours each day travelling.
The fabulous side:
Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame are everything they are chalked up to be. Even the most unethusiastic movie-watcher will be fascinated by the plethora of celebrities who have stars of their own or a hand print outside the Chinese theatre.
Beverly Hills and the Hollywood sign are two locations you cannot skip over. Nowhere in the world will you get to see all the rich people living like normal human beings, albeit with a little more luxury.
Don’t forget to shop on Rodeo Drive if you can afford it.
The fun side:
Every child has Universal Studios and Disneyland on their bucket list. Why not fulfil their wishes while you can? Head over to the amusement parks in Universal City and Anaheim, and spend a few amazing days with friends and family.
Aside from the eclectic street performers and calming view of the Pacific and L.A. shoreline, the Santa Monica Pier offers something for everyone. There's the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for those searching for a little ocean knowledge; Trapeze School for the fearless; the world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel, awarding riders with a 130-foot-high panoramic view of the city and the sea; and the annual free Twilight Concerts. Also, it's just generally amazing that the pier dates all the way back to 1909.
The educational side:
Griffith Park has something for everyone in the family.
Like nature and hiking? Griffith Park.
Interested in space and stars? Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park.
Like history and culture? Autry National Center in Griffith Park.
Do you see why it’s in an area called Los Feliz? Who wouldn’t want to visit a place that means The Happy?
The last place on the list is the Getty Centre and the Getty Museum.
Although the Getty Centre is an art museum, the architecture of the building is incredible enough to fascinate you for hours.
Not to be forgotten is the delicious hot chocolate served outside the museum exhibits that will make any day a pleasant one.
So grab your road map or turn on the navigation, and let’s get exploring!