When it comes to popular tourist destinations in the United States, the City of Angels, is a top spot for domestic and international visitors alike. This bustling metropolis has a lot on offer, and you’ll be hard pressed to get in everything you would like to do and see. Here are just a few considerations to help you get the most out of your trip.
Los Angeles traffic is notoriously horrible, and since you are on vacation–where minimizing stress and maximizing enjoyment is the name of the game—carefully consider this element when planning your days. Design your itinerary with the idea of avoiding rush hour trips across the city as a primary consideration. Depending on your itinerary and length of stay, when booking your Los Angeles hotels, you might consider moving around at least once to be closer to different areas of the city in which you have an interest.
Don’t Skip the Kitsch of Hollywood
Some vacationers avoid some of the kitschier areas of their destination because they seem corny,a and they are more ‘sophisticated’ than that. But, that usually means missing out on some fun times. When it comes to LA, many feel this way about Hollywood. Sure, lots of the stuff in that area is a major cheesefest, but it’s fun. Just don’t take it too seriously. You’ll have a grand time getting your picture taken with Darth Vader or Hello Kitty. Get some good shots with waxy celebrities at Madame Tussauds. Don’t forget to snap a shot of your hands in the prints of one of your favorite celebrities I front of the Chinese Theater.
Use this Opportunity to Try Something New
Travel is a time to experience new things and step out of your comfort zone. A city like Los Angeles gives you abundant opportunities to live this mantra. Take advantage of all it has to offer, and tell yourself you’ll do something you have never done before each day. Some great activities specific to LA include an improve comedy class, learning to surf, and experimenting with new cuisines—you’ll find lots of diverse, authentic ethnic food here. Take advantage of it.
Los Angeles has pretty good weather all year round, so you don’t have to worry too much about picking the ‘perfect’ time. Most days are warm and sunny no matter the month. Average temperatures are 85 in the summer, 75 in fall, 70 in winter and 75 in the spring. LA gets an average of 320 days of sun a year, so chances are good your beach vacation will go off without a hitch regardless of when you visit. Though, January and February are the rainiest months so be prepared. If you are coming in May, June or July, there may be a bit of a fog-like cloud which can affect the beach, particularly in the mornings.
Los Angeles is a popular tourist destination for a reason; with so much going on, it is almost impossible to not find something you like to do, no matter your tastes. So, start researching your options and prepare for a great time.