|Distance from Los Angeles city centre|
Most flights to Los Angeles will touch down at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This is the largest and most popular airport in the city and is served by the most airlines offering cheap flights from around the US. More than a dozen airlines fly between New York and Los Angeles so prices tend to be quite competitive.
You should start looking for your flights to Los Angeles at least 3-4 months before you plan to visit to find the best prices, especially if you're planning a vacation in Los Angeles during the summer months.
A flight to Los Angeles from New York takes 5 hours 30 minutes.
Millions of tourists flock to Los Angeles each and every year. It's a city that doesn't fail to excite! As the country's second largest city, after New York, LA has a lot to offer starting with its fabulous weather. It's hard to fit it all into one trip!
Film studios: Los Angeles decides what goes and what doesn't go in the film industry. This is where it all begins. Ever wanted to take a look behind the scenes of your favorite TV shows? Head to Universal Studios in Hollywood or Warner Brothers and take a tour. You might even bump into a star or two while you’re there!
Getty Center: This is one of the largest and most visited museums in the world. The museum's central garden is a work of art on its own. The museum collection includes some amazing photography work and paintings. Don’t miss the Arii Matamoe by Paul Gauguin!
Santa Monica and Venice: Take your Los Angeles rental car and head to the beach! Between Santa Monica and Venice Beach you'll find the boardwalk stacked with performers, buskers, rollerbladers and some of the best beaches in the area. You can easily spend a few days exploring these LA neighborhoods.
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The first thing you need to decide when looking for hotels in Los Angeles is which neighborhood you'd like to stay in. LA is huge and if you rely on public transportation, your trip will be slow and grueling. A public bus takes at least 1h 30mins to go from Santa Monica to downtown. Stick to hotels in the area that you most want to discover.
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