Los Angeles Cruises
The City of Angels, Los Angeles, is a sprawling Southern California city along America’s Pacific west coast, and its rugged appeal, creative heart, and sunny disposition makes it one of the most vibrant places to visit on the planet.
At the centre of the nation’s film and television industry, the city offers the great American Dream – or at least the chance to visit Hollywood and Beverley Hills. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, the studios of Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. No trip to LA would be complete without a stop at Venice Beach Boardwalk, Mann's Chinese Theatre or the Walk of Fame, where celebrities’ hand and foot prints adorn the pavement.
The historic Queen Mary moored at Long Beach is another fantastic diversion, while the city’s numerous cultural attractions range from prestigious art museums and galleries to fabulous mainstream theatre and smaller fringe shows.
The city also packs a culinary punch. It boasts California's best tacos, the most authentic Korean and a vast swathe of vegan restaurants.
No visit to L.A. would be complete without seeing the economic centre which put it on the map. Back in the early days of ‘Hollywoodland,’ the main motivation for filming here was the price of the land, and actors were lucky to get paid at all. Hollywood today is a far cryfrom its roots, now one of the most famous and loudest places in the States.
Both a few miles west of downtown Los Angeles and entirely encircled by the city itself, Santa Monica is a testament to the sheer scale of Los Angeles. This condensed resort town is a perfect place to experience a quintessentially urban Californian scene, with nearly four miles of palm-tree-lined beaches complemented by miles of bike paths for those looking for the perfect way to wander without walking.
Commanding a spectacular view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown L.A., Hollywood and the vast, sparkling expanse of the Pacific. This is one of the best places to view the most famous Hollywood sign, an unmistakeable symbol of the area.