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  • Los Angeles Vacations

It’s said that if you tipped the world over on its side, anything not nailed down would land in Los Angeles. That quote has been attributed to everyone from Mark Twain to architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and its longevity suggests more than a grain of truth. Los Angeles has been a sunny refuge for America’s creatives and misfits since its beginnings, and those diverse influences come together in a sprawling metropolis that has shaped American culture like no other city.

Los Angeles is imprinted on our imaginations. From the movies we watch to the music we listen to, it’s hard not to feel like you ‘know L.A.’ The truth is unless you live there, you really can’t. But a few days in the City of Angels is enough to fall in love with it, whether you’re looking for Hollywood legends, soaking up the Pacific sun, or searching for ‘the real L.A.’ (if such a thing exists) in this megacity’s hippest neighbourhoods.

Hollywood is the L.A. of myth, and while it’s only a fraction of the city’s story, it’s as good a place as any to start. Snap your photo in between dodging tourist traps at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, then follow the stars along Hollywood Boulevard to the less crowded Egyptian Theatre, the home of Hollywood’s first movie premiere, Robin Hood in October 1922. You can opt for a tour of either one, or swing by the Hollywood Museum to surround yourself with stories, set pieces, and memorabilia. If you really want to be close to the action, take a studio tour, offered in various forms at Warner Bros., Paramount, and Sony (formerly the home of MGM). A Universal Studios tour is offered only as an attraction at their highly recommended namesake theme park.

For years, visitors turned their noses up at Downtown L.A. Now, much has changed, with a wide range of world-class cultural attractions on offer including The Broad for an eye-popping collection of modern art, the exquisite Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Grammy Museum, and the always rotating Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. Downtown is also a flavorsome melting pot of L.A. history. Don’t miss the El Pueblo Monument, the gorgeous Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Bradbury Building, the world’s shortest train line, Angels Flight Railway, and museums devoted to both Japanese American and Chinese American culture and history. Take a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide if you’re not sure where to start.

L.A.’s geography is defined by the beach and the hills. Drive up into the latter and take in the awesome view from the Getty Center, an astonishing fusion of cutting-edge design and timeless art. Stop in at Griffith Observatory, where science nerds of all ages can geek out exploring one of America’s top collections devoted to astronomy. There’s a great view of the Hollywood sign to be had from here too.

When you’re ready to hit the beach, join the kitschy fun of Santa Monica with its famous pier, or head to Venice for the more offbeat side of the L.A. beach experience. More offbeat, yet trendy L.A. awaits in the cafes, bars, restaurants, and bookstores of Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Los Feliz, where young Angelinos come to feed their creative appetites. If your shopping tastes (or aspirations) run less hipster and more upscale, hit Rodeo Drive, L.A.’s definitive hub for luxury shopping.

Leave your stereotypes at home (or bring them, L.A. doesn’t care), hire a car, open your mind, and soak up all the attitude, art, and ambition Los Angeles has to offer.

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  • Historic Route 66

    FIRST-CLASS |SELF DRIVE: Still a bucket list item for many, Route 66 has an allure that suggests freedom, America’s wide-open spaces, supported by a rollcall of cities immortalized in the song (Get your Kicks) On Route 66. Chicago kicks it off in style before you, ideally, walk the last few blocks towards Santa Monica Pier where it ends. The Grand Canyon provides a moment of drama, but Route 66 purists will delight in all the old Route 66 motels, gas stations and vintage buildings that are featured along the entire trip. A road trip like no other
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,709
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
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  • National Parks Explorer

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Most of the great National Parks, all in one trip. Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Arches National Parks, Bryce and, of course, the Grand Canyon offer spectacular scenery and material for many dinner conversations. Start in fabulous San Francisco, see Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City and Flagstaff. Cross the Mojave Desert on your way to the glitz of Las Vegas before traversing the Mojave Desert, dotted with Joshua trees to arrive in glamorous Los Angeles.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,211
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • New York to Hollywood

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Cross the United States and compare the excitement and glamour of Manhattan in the East with that of Hollywood in the West. The places you see in between could be on most bucket lists with Niagara Falls, Yellowstone, the Grand and Bryce Canyon delivering the dramatic landscapes, while after a visit to Mount Rushmore you follow the trail of the Bison into Montana. History is well served with visits to Philadelphia, Washington, and Gettysburg. Then there’s Chicago, parts of Route 66 and the glitter of Las Vegas.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,350
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Postcards Of California

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF DRIVE: What can you say about driving Highway One from San Francisco to Los Angeles, except that you absolutely must do it at least once. Driving south, with the Pacific at your right, the views opening ahead of you are breathtaking. The stretch between Carmel and San Simeone is delightfully rugged and dramatic, but is soon followed by whimsical tiny beach enclaves, worth a quick stop. 17-Mile Drive, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Malibu add their iconic names to a truly exquisite trip.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,427
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
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  • Splendours of the West

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Sandwiched between two superb cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco, your trip is packed with spectacular stops every day. The Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion offer breathtaking canyon vistas, while the iconic landscapes of Monument and Death Valley contribute magic of a different kind. Sedona, Yosemite, Palm Springs, and the glitter of Las Vegas complete a stellar line-up.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,913
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • The Great West

    DELUXE | SELF-DRIVE: The name of this trip says it all. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas provide urban atmosphere and glitz, while the vistas you encounter at the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Yosemite, and Death Valley are a dazzling mix of breathtaking and enchanting. Add intriguing drives through desert landscapes and a delightful coastal journey along the Pacific.
    Duration:
    21 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,983
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
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  • The Wild, Wild West

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: A fascinating trip through places that boast a serious Wild West pedigree. Tucson, Tombstone, Albuquerque, and Durango still carry an authentic western vibe, while Mesa Verde, the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley offer spellbinding panoramic landscapes. The urban glamour of Los Angeles, beaches of San Diego and dazzling lights of Las Vegas round out a memorable drive.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,357
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Self-Drives
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  • Western Values

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: Breathtaking canyons, the magnificent Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree, Lake Powell, and Yosemite are among the dramatic highlights of this heady mix of stunning western landscapes. Los Angeles bookends your trip, but the stretch from San Francisco to Carmel-by-the-sea and Santa Barbara adds gorgeous Pacific coastline scenery. As for entertainment, how about stops in Laughlin, Fresno and, of course, Las Vegas.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,566
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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