The sprawling Southern California city of Los Angeles lures tourists in with its iconic landmarks, palm tree lined boulevards and its glitzy movie legacy. As a huge city and county, you want to make sure you sample a taster of all the action that LA has to offer. Check out our guide to LA’s best neighborhoods.
Torrance is a SoCal seaside town right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The city is fringed by 2.4km of golden beaches, which are kissed by the Californian sun year-round. There is some stellar surf here which is ideal for novices and experts. The city has its fair share of some of the best international restaurants in California, fresh seafood and cafes. There are enough museums to keep you occupied when winter rain does strike. The city is famed for its safety record and low crime rate, making it one of the safest cities in Los Angeles County and an awesome destination for families!
West Hollywood is a very sleek part of central LA, with scores of independent vintage shops, upmarket boutiques and some excellent nightlife on offer. West Hollywood is the ideal extension after exploring the famous landmarks in the core of Hollywood. From West Hollywood, you can even take a road trip up into the legendary Hollywood Hills and get back to nature with a hike in the Runyon Canyon Park. Treat yourself to a shoulder rub at the Miyako Hybrid Hotel Spa after all that sightseeing and hiking!
LA’s Downtown is a thriving, urban metropolis peppered with towering skyscrapers, galleries, museums and the world-famous Walt Disney Concert Hall. You’ll find a myriad of restaurants and a trendy nightlife scene populated with A-list celebrities. The energy of Downtown LA shouldn’t not be missed, but mind if you’re on a budget that it can get pricy! Opt to stay in one of the 3-star hotels in the California region and make it a day trip,
The chilled beach town of Venice is known for its bohemian spirit. The town is characterised by its vibrant street art, funky boutiques and its laid-back surf vibes. Venice gets its name for a series of Italian-style canals which were fashioned just off Venice Beach, which you can take a leisurely stroll along. Venice is only short drive from the Miyako Hybrid Hotel and it’s worth planning a day trip here to soak up the atmosphere for yourself.
One of the most famous neighborhoods in LA, Beverly Hills has formed the backdrop of many Hollywood movies. It’s where you can find the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style, which honors fashion creators and riveting designers. The Santa Monica Boulevard is lined with all the types of food you could possibly imagine. There are number of fascinating attractions to check out too which are perfect for the kids too. Don’t miss the Spadena ‘Witch’s’ House and the Greystone mansion, a popular location with movie scouts!