Perched above one of the city’s most star-studded suburbs, the trek to the top of the Hollywood Sign is a rite of passage for first timers to LA – but even native Angelinos still enjoy the occasional climb to this iconic landmark. Hollywood Trail from Griffith Park, or skip the tourist crowds on the rugged Cahuenga Peak Hike – a challenging track with rewarding city views.A close second when it comes to sought-after Hollywood landmarks, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gives visitors the chance to follow in the footsteps of their favourite stars.Look past the celebrity sightings, glamorous boulevards and impossibly beautiful coastline and you’ll find there are plenty more reasons to fall in love with LA, from little-known boutiques and neighborhood bars to alternative art galleries and museums.
Neighbour to the city’s historical Farmer’s Market, this open-air promenade makes it easy to indulge in a spot of retail therapy without missing out on an afternoon of LA sunshine.
Famed for its cameo appearance in Pretty Woman, Rodeo Drive is a must-visit destination for movie buffs and big spenders alike.
Take a spin on the iconic Ferris wheel, cast a line into the Pacific or spy local marine life at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Whatever you do, just be sure to stick around until sundown to catch unbeatable sunset views.
Want to get taste of the Big Apple without leaving the West Coast?
Specialising in NYC favourites like matzo balls, bagels, pastrami and lox, Canter’s Deli is an ideal destination for travellers who want to eat their way through America without splurging on extra flights.
Head to Onyx on the penthouse level of the Hotel Shangri-La, where you’ll find panoramic sunset views and killer cocktails to match.
Rather end your night out with a sunrise than start it with a sunset?
With a huge array of night clubs that stay open well into the morning, LA leaves little to be desired for the modern party animal.