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Los Angeles – Dazzling City of the Stars

Ask most people what they think of first about Los Angeles and the answer would be ‘Hollywood’. This icon of success, dominated by the huge sign on the Hollywood Hills, has attracted hopeful stars and fascinated fans for decades. Hollywood Boulevard is not home to many must-see sights that include the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Tours of the area are available, as tours of the homes of LA’s film stars and other celebrities. There is more to Los Angeles than just Beverly Hills and Hollywood Boulevard. Professional sports teams from all of the major American codes have a base here, from the world famous LA Lakers (basketball) to the Dodgers (baseball) and the famous soccer team, LA Galaxy. Or you could visit one of LA’s museums, such as the Museum of Tolerance, or one of its fascinating ethnic enclaves, which include Chinatown, of course, but also lesser known areas like Little Armenia, Filipinotown and Little Ethiopia. Flights to Los Angeles arrive either at one of the nine terminals of Los Angeles International Airport (commonly known by its airport code of LAX) or at one of the smaller airports that are dotted around the LA area, such as Long Beach Airport and the appropriately named Bob Hope Airport and John Wayne Airport. Cheap flights to Los Angeles can be found through most discount airlines or as part of special offers by the major carriers. It seems that everyone in Los Angeles drives. There is a public transport system available, but this is one city that appears to have been designed with the car in mind. There are also hotels in Los Angeles to suit every taste and budget. Different parts of the city tend to attract different types of clientele, which may be worth considering when deciding where to stay. Los Angeles hotels are generally of a standard you would expect from such a dynamic and varied city.

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