Los Angeles the practical guide

When heading to the USA many people think about a number of places that they see and hear a lot about. Los Angeles is one of these places, home to the stars and the set of many a TV show, this is a place that many people dream of visiting.

Transportation

One of the main things to consider when visiting LA is the size. To put it frankly, it is gigantic, a vast low-lying expanse set in the heart of California. The public transport links are not particularly good and getting taxis can become extremely expensive.

Renting a car may seem like a daunting idea and driving in another country can be nerve racking. There is however, no better way to explore the city and make the most of your trip to LA. Parking is a concern of many but if you look for Los Angeles apartments, many of them come with parking.

Where to go? 

Now you know how you will get around, where should you go? Well one of the places that LA is famous for is Universal Studios, a must visit for the movie lovers; you can take a tour of the entire studio even while filming is happening, see the sets both past and present while finding out the secrets of the movie industry.

If you want something a little more relaxing and different, why not take a walk down Venice promenade next to the beach and see some amazing spectacles such as a Muscle Beach event, this is however not all Venice has to offer. As a diverse and multicultural area that is renowned for being extremely progressive, pushing both social and artistic boundaries, it can be an assault on the senses that will leave you feeling empowered and full of energy.

Hollywood!

It would almost be wrong to visit LA without going to Hollywood Boulevard to see where the stars have walked. You will be amazed at the amount of stars that have been recognised over the years and immortalised on the Boulevard, it’s true that many of them you will not know but that does not take away from the buzz and excitement that surrounds them.

Something that is typically touristy but will end up being a guilty pleasure is a trip around Beverley Hills and Bell Air to see the stars homes. Yes, I know this is a bit tacky but I must admit, it really is a great way to spend a few hours!

Take a drive

Something that many people never get the chance to do, is to take a drive into the hills around LA, this is a beautiful drive and a relaxing one at that. You will be able to park up and look down over the city while sitting on the bonnet, a picturesque setting if there has ever been one.

As LA is so large, it is important that you pick the right place to stay, luckily there is a lot of help out there, but do your research and make sure that you have everything you need close by. You can use the apartment finder Wimdu.co.uk offers to find the best accommodation for your trip.

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