There are a lot of opinions about this famous city on the American West Coast. To experience the city to the fullest going on a limo tour of the city might be an option. Anyone visiting the region should do planning in advance on what landmarks, activities, and attractions to experience. An enormous metropolis with over 17 million residents, 30 million tourists visit the city annually. Los Angeles is Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Universal Studios Venice, Downtown, Santa Monica and more, which means the attractions here are spread throughout a huge area. This means you should set off at minimum 3-4 days in order to experience the city to its fullest, while of course depending on what you want to see and do while in the city. Some of the most popular attractions here include Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive, Griffith Observatory, Getty Center, Universal Studios Hollywood, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Downtown’s Olvera Street and Santa Catalina Island. When arriving at LAX you’ll feel familiar – even if you’ve never been to the area. The palm trees, broad street, and the overlooking Hollywood Sign are apparent in various movies and TV-series.
Some of California’s best beaches
There’s an array of spacious sandy beaches in the nearby area. The most visited and famous beaches are Santa Monica- and Venice Beaches, and also Zuma and smaller ones in Malibu. For a less crowded and often better beach, head south to Manhattan-, Hermosa- or Redondo Beaches in southern parts of the county. Here you’ll find huge beaches, small-town bathing communities, and beautiful villas. Even further south are some of California’s most gorgeous beaches, including Laguna- and 1,000 Steps Beaches in Orange County. Many Malibu wine tour riders with us often combine wine touring in Malibu with beaching at for instance the El Matador State Beach or Leo Carrillo State Beach. For dining on the beach, check out the Paradise Cove Beach Café at Paradise Cove Beach or Duke’s near Malibu Point. Santa Monica’s Back on the Beach Café or Marina del Rey’s Cheesecake Factory is additional options. For accommodation near the beaches, check out Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, Venice on the Beach Hotel, or the Malibu Beach Inn in Malibu. At the Malibu Beach Inn is where the Carbon Beach Club Restaurant is located, where you can enjoy a meal while overlooking the beach from your hotel.
Shop till you drop
Money goes quick in a place like LA. Wherever you go in the area there is great and exciting nearby shopping. If you have a big enough wallet, Rodeo Drive and the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills are the spots for you. Here you’ll find exclusive stores like Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Versace, and more. Even if you can’t afford shopping, exploring and window-shopping in these places are a lot of fun. There are also good and affordable options here for lunch or celebrity sightseeing. The more popular places for actual shopping are places such as the famous Third Street Promenade, the Fashion District, Little Tokyo, the Grove, and Hollywood and Highland. The Venice Boardwalk, Hollywood Walk of Fame and Downtown’s Olvera Street are great spots if you’re looking for something unique. Santa Monica Place on Third Street Promenade is a great mall for shopping. Here you’ll find shops such as Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, and many more. The outlets are the place to go if you’re looking for a better deal. Try for instance Citadel Outlets, Nordstrom Rack or the Camarillo Outlets. Here you can find popular brands for half the price. With its dancing fountains, Frank Sinatra music and tram – the Grove is a must for anyone who likes shopping. This is also the location of the original Farmer’s Market, as well as numerous retail stores as Zara, Barneys New York, and more. Whether it’s for Korean BBQ or Mexican tacos – also make sure to check out the great eateries at the Grove. The tacos at the Loteria Grill are amazing! Shopaholics will definitely like Santa Barbara’s main street: State Street is walkable and is packed with shops, bars, and restaurants. The $1 city tram makes exploring State Street easy and affordable. Riding with a Los Angeles limousine for a day of shopping at Westfield Topanga or the Americana At Brand. For a great mall and food court, the Westside Pavilion is a nice mall with retail stores such as H&M, Foot Locker, Forever 21 and Aldo.
Whether you’re looking for the fastest rollercoasters, most scenic vineyards or exciting celebrity sightseeing, the City of Angels has it all! Are you more interested in movie-making? Book an L.A.- or LAX sedan service with destination Universal Studios or Warner Bros.! Six Flags Magic Mountain has some of America’s fastest rollercoasters and is another attraction in itself. Traveling with kids? The L.A. Zoo, Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm are all great options for the whole family. Make sure not to forget famous landmarks such as the Hollywood Sign or the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When you are tired of the tourists, head up to the gorgeous harbor in Santa Barbara or explore the vineyards on a Santa Ynez- or Malibu wine tour! Looking for an affordable activity to fill the holiday? How about visiting the Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach, and the Venice Boardwalk? Also free of charge is visiting the Getty Museum or beautiful Griffith Observatory, which overlooks the city. Tired of the city? Venture to America’s largest urban park, Griffith Park, and you may get a glimpse of the native Mountain lion or celebrities jogging by. For the most outdoorsy visitor or Angeleno, the Channel Islands National Park is a great pick for exploring native California. Here you can see beautiful nature and species of fauna and flora found nowhere else on Earth. The endemic Channel Island Fox, as well as Bald eagles, also inhabit Santa Catalina Island, another short boat-ride away but full of exciting activities. Here you can enjoy the sun at Descanso Beach, dine by the ocean or head for an inland Jeep tour of the island.
The city’s nightlife is as diverse as its people and here is something for everyone. From famous celebrity bars to the all-night dance clubs. Many riding with an LA limo head to the Hollywood Bowl, Staples Center, Nokia Theater and many other entertainment venues. For a schedule of upcoming musical performances and up-to-date itineraries see laweekly.com. Whether by limos or party buses, cruising Sunset after sundown in a chauffeured luxury vehicle will be a memorable experience. Some popular dance clubs include the Avalon, Zanzibar, the Sound, King King, the Mayan, Rage, the Playhouse, the Conga Room, and many more. Many of the Hollywood nightclubs and bars are located in the same areas, which makes for the perfect club- or bar hopping with limousines or party buses. For bars, check out Downtown’s Rooftop Bar at the Standard, Elevate Lounge, the Viper Room, House of Blues, or the famous Whiskey A Go-Go. Whiskey A Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard was once the famous hangout spot for the Doors and Janis Joplin, while the Viper Room might be most known for being previously owned by Johnny Depp and the place of death for River Phoenix. Both the House of Blues and the Martini Lounge on Melrose have concerts throughout the year with famous and not-too-famous performers. Hollywood’s Comedy Club is another great place for nightly entertainment, a place many Hollywood comedians began their careers. The Rooftop Bar at the Standard in Downtown might have the best views of any bar, situated atop of a Downtown skyscraper. The roof’s heated swimming pool, beautiful interior, and intense red floor make for a great place to spend the night overlooking the city. Whether by limo or LAX sedan service, contact us for nighttime transportation.
Most gorgeous views
Our widespread city has tons of options for great photographing. For the best panoramic LA views and skylines, try heading to one of the best lookout points such as the Griffith Observatory or the Getty Center. Both Griffith Observatory and the Getty Center are Southern California landmarks, free of charge to enjoy, and offer great overlooks of the city and surrounding areas. Griffith Observatory is located in America’s largest urban park – Griffith Park – and sits at one of the region’s many hills. With its close proximity to yet another Griffith Park landmark, the observatory is often combined with Los Angeles limousine rides to the Hollywood Sign, which also can be seen from the observatory. The Getty Center is another free activity and must to visit for anyone traveling to the region. Here you park in the underground parking lot and head up the hill with the museum tram. The Getty Center has an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, and other artworks. We would recommend taking an LA limo here after sunset to see the bright lights of town! Other overlook points include Turnbull Canyon, Angels Point in Elysian Park, Vista Hermosa Park, and the Runyon Canyon Park. The rooftop bar at the Perch has a great overlook of Downtown, and many don’t realize that the roof of City Hall is not only open to the public but also offers breathtaking views of Downtown.