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Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles experiences

Los Angeles Farmers Market

Farmers Market Food Walking Tour

No self-respecting foodie should miss out on this small-group tour of the famous, original Los Angeles Farmers’ Market. Nestled between Beverley Hills and Hollywood, this legendary local haunt for lovers of fresh produce and amazing eateries has been delighting Angelenos and savvy visitors since the 1930s. 

 

Surf lessons in Los Angeles

Santa Monica Private Surf Lesson

Whether you’re young or old, catching your first wave or mastering your technique, taking a surf lesson is a great way to immerse yourself in all aspects of being a dude, from technique and etiquette to surfing culture. Encouraging instructors will help you discover your inner Kelly Slater.

 

Palm trees in Los Angeles

Warner Bros. Hollywood Studio Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour

With so many exciting things to see and do in and around Los Angeles, it can be hard to fit everything in. This inspired combo is ideal if you’d like a memorable flavour of Tinseltown in a single day. It combines a unique tour of the working Warner Bros Studio lot with a brilliantly entertaining tour of Hollywood stars’ homes.

 

Legoland, Carlsbad

LEGOLAND - Carlsbad, California

Legoland offers supreme amounts of fun for big and little kids with loads of rides, imaginative experiences inspired by some of LEGO’s most popular themes, a breathtaking brick-based tour of the States’ iconic landmarks in Miniland USA, plus a fantastically splashy water park.

Universal Ultimate Experience

The Ultimate Hollywood experience

Go behind the scenes of the world-famous Studio Tour to explore real film sets where Hollywood movies have been made since 1915.
Face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions - including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D - that put you inside some of the world’s most popular TV shows and movies. 
From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it’s all here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.
And now open, enter the post-apocalyptic world of AMC's The Walking Dead Attraction in our new year-round daytime experience.

More about Los Angeles

Designed to only stand for 18 months, the sign deteriorated over the course of more than half a century, until 1978, where a public campaign led by Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Magazine, found donors to restore the sign and ensure it was a more permanent structure.

Anaheim was a sleepy suburban town until animator Walt Disney
built a theme park in the midst of it all. Disneyland boasts two different resorts, with a range of rides featuring much loved Disney characters and is a great place for all the family to visit.

Anaheim

Go behind the scenes on the world-famous Studio Tour to explore real film sets where Hollywood movies are made. Then face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions, including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Fast & Furious - Supercharged and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. All at Universal Studios Hollywood℠

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16) ©2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

 

Hollywood Studios

Enjoy the fun-filled pier at Santa Monica. Hire a bike and cycle along the two and a half mile Venice Beach promenade, riding past Muscle Beach and an array of performers, fortune tellers, artists and vendors.

Santa Monica Pier

Los Angeles is world-renowned for its surfing culture, from Malibu to Huntington beach down to Orange County. Surfing has been engrained in American culture and California is the perfect place to experience it first-hand.

Surfing in LA

One of the most glamorous destinations in the world, Beverly Hills is full of opulence and luxury. Drive past mansions belonging to world famous celebrities on a guided tour and shop 'til you drop on Rodeo Drive.

Rodeo Drive, Beverley Hills

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