LosAngeles is a place that consumes you in it’s vastness. It’s big, deep, wide and has the benefit of being a huge multicultural metropolis right on a magnificent coastline. From the otherworldliness of ‘how the other half live’ in Beverly Hills to a reality check via the down and outs of Downtown Hollywood it’s a frightening contrast yet filled with beauty and sincerity.
Here’s some inspiration on what you could get up to in a city that has endless options for activities, nightlife, playtime and of course food and drink exploration. Amoeba Records in Hollywood is a must for music fans, escape the heat and explore a fountain of musical greatness, be careful as it might just be dark when you decide to leave. Head to Venice Beach to see where Arnie and Lou Ferrigno trained and inspired a generation to go body building crazy. The skate parks and basketball courts are also where much entertainment can be found with plenty of playful trash talking too. For food recs, you might be interested in our guides; Part One and Part Two on where’s good to eat.
WHERE WE STAYED
Airbnb gives so much choice and can pretty much match anythings you might wish for, from a hot tub to heliport landing pad. Wanting to crash for a week on a shoestring budget or high roll in some uber luxury pad there will be something that will suit your budget. For the duration of our stay we hit up this bungalow in Marina Del Rey, we’d highly recommend staying there.
HOW WE GOT THERE
Air New Zealand, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, flies daily from London Heathrow to Los Angeles. Economy tickets in the airline’s end of summer sale start from £449 per person return, and Premium Economy from £870 per person return. Offer ends Wednesday 23rd September 2015.
For more information please visit www.airnewzealand.co.uk.