Disclaimer: Los Angeles county is so big it would be impossible to do it justice in just one post. So below we share one version of an itinerary for your upcoming visit.
Getting to Los Angeles is an easy flight away, regardless of where in the states you are located. If you are flying in from outside of the United States, make sure you check entry requirements HERE.
When trying to book your flights you can check about flying into the more popular airport LAX, the lesser known BUR (Burbank) airport which is located about 30 minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles or you can also look into flying into LGB (Long Beach) which is about 40 minutes from downtown.
Where to stay can be overwhelming because as i said before, Los Angeles county is pretty big. While planning your trip to Los Angeles you need to narrow down where you want to visit, and whether or not you will be renting a car.
Side note: the public transportation isn’t that great but we do have a subway system which is a lot better than it use to be back in my younger days (sigh). You won’t be able to get around everywhere using the subway but you can probably get around to some places depending where you stay. You can check it out HERE.
If you don’t intend on renting a car, then you should aim to stay near the areas you plan to visit so that you don’t end up spending too much in Lyft/Uber rides. Realistically speaking, you can get away with not renting a car if you are doing a weekend trip. However, if you are staying for longer, i highly suggest you rent a car. LA traffic can make those Lyft rides pretty expensive for longer stays. A good source for car rentals is Autoslash, the website locates the lowest prices available, notifies you of any price drops and rebooks you into the lower prices automatically.
There are plenty of good hotels around Los Angeles, which one will be contingent of what area you decide on. If you are leaving booking for the last minute, check rates with Hotel Tonight ($25 off your first booking with this link). Airbnb is also a great option, especially for longer stays. If you are new to Airbnb get up to $40 off your first booking using this link.
Things To Do
Below are just a few places we suggest visiting. We suggest some LA staples along with good places to get a hike in and get some good views of Los Angeles.
Where To Eat
This guide is so hard to put together because there are SO many great options but we included just a few! Follow our Instagram page to keep up with the daily posts we share.
We hope this brief guide helps you plan your trip for the beautiful city of Los Angeles. As we previously mentioned, there is so much to do and see it would be impossible to cover it in one guide. Enjoy our hometown and don’t forget to tag us on your Instagram travel pictures.