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Take a Coastal Drive from Los Angeles To San Francisco

Take a Coastal Drive from Los Angeles To San Francisco

The classic 380-mile Pacific Ocean coastal drive, along scenic Highway 101, between Los Angeles and San Francisco, takes you through Carmel and Santa Barbara, and along a dramatic Big Sur coastline. You can stop along the way to see many attractions – highlights include the Monterey Bay Aquarium and William Randolph Hearst’s hilltop castle. Begin your journey with a tour around Los Angeles’ affluent Rodeo Drive to see how the movie stars live, then after a dose of glamour and glitz head for hip Venice Beach for a spot of people watching. Continue on to Santa Barbara, where you can tour the city’s spectacularly beautiful Wine Country, go for a hiking or biking tour, visit the many beautiful gardens or relax on the beach. Moving north you pass through the predominantly Danish town of Solvang, where draft horses pull an authentic Danish streetcar through the town. You may be...

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Star Studded Los Angeles

Star Studded Los Angeles

California holidays are a dream come true. Wide sweeping beaches, ideal weather and some of the best food in the world make a holiday in Los Angeles the perfect draw. The LA region is where some of the top celebrities and movie stars pound the pavements and the sight of the Hollywood sign is familiar to all. Los Angeles accommodates nearly 25 million visitors each year who are eager to experience the ‘American Dream’. Walking in the steps of the stars, visitors can get a taste of the fantasy worlds of Disneyland and Hollywood, the exclusive neighbourhood of Beverley Hills and Malibu and the famed Sunset Strip. The beach culture of Los Angeles is also a major attraction, with its miles of sea front suburbs. Young and old alike may be thrilled by the array of attractions Los Angeles has to offer. A family holiday is not complete without...

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The Top Fives Places to Stay in Los Angeles

The Top Fives Places to Stay in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city that’s difficult to navigate, especially if you’re a tourist. Most people live and play in the cities around Los Angeles, not in downtown L.A. itself. Some of the more famous locales surrounding Los Angeles are Beverly Hills and West Hollywood and there are small beach communities located up and down the coast, like Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach. And, of course, don’t forget Anaheim, where Disneyland is located. If you’re visiting Los Angeles for your next vacation, it’s best if you stay in one of the cities to get more fun out of your trip. Beverly Hills Beverly Hills is known for celebrities and remarkable mansions where the rich and famous reside. Beverly Hills also offers amazing shopping and beautiful hotels which cater to stars. The year-round sunshine and incredible homes make this part of Los Angeles a wonderful place to stay. West Hollywood...

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Things to do with Kids in Los Angeles

Things to do with Kids in Los Angeles

Taking your children on vacation often means planning ahead to make sure that you uncover all of the interesting places and activities that will be fun for them, as well as for the grown-ups. There are a number of great places in Los Angeles that are child friendly – these are just a taste of what LA has to offer! La Brea Tar Pits – Imagine being back in the time of the dinosaurs. Well for a brief while you can walk the lives of the ancient animals as once they walked on the Earth. You’ll take a walk along paved paths that overlook the La Brea Tar Pits. Animals such as the Saber Tooth Tiger, woolly mammoths and many others can be found in the pits. These animals have all been preserved because of the Ice Age and they are in the very spots they were found. Now...

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