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Welcome to the city of angels, where the sun is hot and celebrities mingle with tourists. From the bright lights of Hollywood to the powdery stretches of the nearby beaches, Los Angeles is known around the world for its showbiz lifestyle and pulsating nightlife. What you do not know however, is that there’s a lot more to the city than you might have seen on TV.
Huntington Library is an unexpected gem, with over 120 acres of gardens to wander through and exotic plants from around the globe. Make sure to stop by the beautiful Japanese Friendship garden when it’s in bloom.
When you’re done finding your peace in nature, set your artistic soul alight at the Getty Center, home to a collection of art envied the world over. Keep your eyes peeled for pieces by Monet, Van Gogh, and many more. Art buffs will also enjoy a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Enjoy people watching when you’re somewhere new? Head out of your Los Angeles hotel and get over to Venice Beach. With its quirky patrons and bizarre beachcombers, Venice Beach is sure to have you laughing, cringing or scratching your head. Or, keep your eyes open for celebrities on the posh Rodeo Drive, where window shopping is encouraged and high fashion comes to life. Snap a photo of the Hollywood sign and put your hands in the cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where street performers and all manner of celebrity impersonators will compete for your attention.
A visit to the ritzy Catalina Island feels like stepping into the Mediterranean, while the arches and hanging lights of Union Station make an interesting backdrop for a quick stroll or a quick lunch. After hours, party animals will be in good company on the Sunset Strip, the heart of LA’s club scene. All of that, and we haven’t even mentioned Disneyland or the other exciting theme parks that will thrill the young and the young-at-heart.
While you’re out in LA chasing those silver screen dreams, stay in the most conveniently located accommodations when you stay in our IHG hotels in Los Angeles. With a friendly staff, comfortable accommodations and a dollar value that can’t be beat, you’ll wake up refreshed, recharged and ready to take on the city all over again.
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