Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the "dream machine." In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown's high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?

Los Angeles is a port of embarkation and disembarkation for some cruises.

Top things to do and see in Los Angeles, California: View Excursions

  • 1Hollywood Boulevard

    This popular boulevard is home to the Walk of Fame, star footprints at TCL Chinese Theater, a dining/shopping complex, The Dolby (formerly Kodak) Theater, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum and Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum.

  • 2TCL Chinese Theater (Formerly Grauman's)

    Featuring elaborate Chinese-style architecture, and over 200 Hollywood legends hand and foot prints set in the concrete of its forecourt, this landmark is the most sought-after theater for movie premieres.

  • 3Universal Studios

    Universal Studios Hollywood is "The Entertainment Capital of L.A." and the only movie and television-based theme park to offer guests the authenticity of a working movie studio, bringing the magic of Hollywood to life. Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour and the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex,

  • 4Olvera Street

    The birthplace of the City of Los Angeles, this colorful village features 27 historic buildings, a Mexican-style plaza, and a marketplace offering traditional Mexican food and handcrafted Mexican wares.

  • 5Disney Concert Hall/Music Center

    Featuring stainless steel curves on its striking exterior, this 3.6-acre complex designed by architect Frank Gehry is one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world.

  • 6Hollywood Bowl

    Designed in 1919 by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. , this iconic bowl-shaped amphitheater has hosted some of L.A.'s most memorable musical moments, including symphonies, opera, jazz, ballet, presidential addresses and rock concerts.

  • 7Beverly Hills

    Playground to the rich, the famous and the glamorous, Beverly Hills is the home of some of California's most opulent homes, hotels and personalities.

  • 8Santa Monica Pier

    Built in 1909, this world-famous pier on the sparkling Pacific features an amusement park, a trapeze school, an ocean-front walk, an aquarium, an historic carousel, shops, eateries and an arcade.