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At first glance, LA may appear to be off-limits for the budget traveler. Guess again. Whether you're strolling Sunset Strip or soaking up rays on Santa Monica Pier, the beauty of a Los Angeles vacation lies in the people-watching. Forget hours inside museums, LA is all about the Angelenos – the ones who have made their mark on the past, and the ones still dreaming of making their marks on the future.

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Luxe City Center Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 40 reviews
Boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Los AngelesSituated on the corner of Figueroa Street and Olympic Boulevard, the Luxe City Center Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The Garment District and Chinatown are both within easy reach. This 4-star property has 178 guest rooms, including suites with impressive views of the city. Indoor and valet parking facilities are available. The hotel also has a fitness center and high-speed Internet access. Reasons to stay Modern guest rooms and facilities, equipped with free high-speed Internet access and iHome connections Select suites boast unobstructed views of the Staples Center, LA Live, and the Hollywood sign Located within walking distance of the Convention Center, and minutes from the University of Southern California Luxe City Center Hotel roomsThe guest rooms and suites at the Luxe City Center Hotel are crisp, modern and stylish, featuring handmade headboards, plush pillow-top mattresses, dresser and spacious work desk. Rooms also include 42-inch HDTVs with on-demand movies, GuestLink technology, and dual line cordless phones. Handicapped rooms/facilities and accessible facilities are available. Things to do nearby Staples Center (0.2 mi/0.3 km) Los Angeles Convention Center (0.3 mi/0.5 km) Museum of Neon Art (1 mi/1.6 km) Walt Disney Concert Hall (1.1 mi/1.8 km) California Science Center (2.4 mi/3.9 km) Chinatown (2.5 mi/4 km) UCLA (11.1 mi/17.9 km) John Paul Getty Center (12.3 mi/19.8 km) Kodak Theatre (5.9 mi/9.5 km) Hollywood Sign (7 mi/11.3 km)
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Historic Mayfair Hotel

2 stars
2.7 / 5 104 reviews
The charming Historic Mayfair Hotel is ideally positioned in the heart of Los Angeles just few blocks from the Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center, Nokia Theater, USC, Business and financial Center, Jewelry District, Fashion District, China Town, Little Tokyo, Korean Town, Courthouse, Music Center, Walt Disney Music Center, Macy Shopping Mall, dodger Stadium and Natrual Science Museum . Easy access to Hollywood, Beverly Hill, Universal Studio , Santa Monica, Venice Beach by Metro Train, Bus or car. Corporate offices are within 2 miles. Los Angeles Police Headquarter, Mayor office, Los Angeles Court House, Immigration Office, Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital.Financial offices such as Ernst and Young, Price Water House, Deloitte, KPMG, Bank of America, Capital, Chase Bank, Wellsfargo, Union Bank, Citibank.Lawyers nearby are O'Melveny and Meyers, Latham and Watkins, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher. The Mayfair Hotel is completely non-smoking. If a guest chooses to smoke inside the room, a cleaning fee will be assessed and charged to the guest. Refrigerators are offered, based on availability, for a fee. If a guest would like to request a refrigerator for their stay, the additional fee can be paid directly at the Hotel. Once again, this is based upon availability and requests cannot be guaranteed. Children 12 years of age and younger may stay free with a parent in the same room, using existing bedding. Any person older than the age of 12 years will be regarded as an adult and be charged as such. BREAKFAST BUFFET at the CELEBRITY RESTAURANT Hours: M - F: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM SAT - SUN: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM $12.95 Per Person *Includes applicable taxes and gratuity Parking fee is fourteen ($14) dollars a day plus tax. Minimum age required to do the check-in at the hotel is 21 years old. Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM (Noon)
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The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles

4 stars
4.1 / 5 302 reviews
Downtown iconic landmark satisfies both business and leisure travelers This landmark hotel, located in downtown L.A., gives guests central access to the city's major attractions, beaches and corporate offices. Full-service business facilities and 110,000 square feet of event space cater to the most demanding executive travelers. Pleasure seekers will find shopping and dining plentiful, as the central atrium houses 42 shops and restaurants. L.A. Prime boasts fine steakhouse dining, while the 35th floor's BonaVista Lounge provides exquisite cocktails to match the revolving panoramic view. Highlights 110,000 square feet of convention space, the most of any Los Angeles hotelConvention downtown location makes all city points accessibleRevolving cocktail lounge BonaVista Lounge offers spectacular panoramas RoomsWestin's signature Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Showers, available in all guest rooms, ensures rest and restoration. All standard guest rooms and suites also offer floor-to-ceiling windows, 37-inch TVs with premium cable and on-demand movies and Wi-Fi access (fee applies). FeaturesWith its 110,000 square feet of convention space, this landmark is the largest among L.A.'s executive class hotels. A full-service business center and dedicated event specialists are among many features tailored to business needs and the hosting of successful events.Guests enjoy health and beauty treatments at the Bonaventure Spa or a power workout at the Westin Workout Gym, featuring an indoor jogging track and outdoor swimming pool. Shopper indulge at the 42 shops and restaurants in the central atrium.Settle into a fine meal at the L.A. Prime steakhouse, serving premium beef and seafood. The 35th floor's revolving BonaVista Lounge serves a spectacular view along with its cocktails. Transportation7th Street Metro Station (4 blocks) Union Station (3 miles)Bob Hope Airport (16 miles)Los Angeles International Airport (17 miles) AttractionsMuseum of Contemporary Art (6 blocks)Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (4 mi/7 km)Griffith Park & Observatory (5.5 mi/9 km)Grauman's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Walk of Fame (6 mi/10 km) Page Museum & La Brea Tar Pits (6 mi/10 km) Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens (7 mi/11 km) Business110,000 square feet of meeting spaceDedicated exhibit spaceDedicated Executive Meeting SpecialistBusiness centerWi-Fi Internet access (fee applies)
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Stay on Main

2 stars
2.8 / 5 153 reviews
Dynamic downtown hotel is city's gateway with affordable comfort Sporting a cool, colorful style, Stay appeals to all travelers looking to save money on accommodations without compromising on comfort. A variety of guest-room and pricing options fits any budget, while handy amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod dockings stations in each room add to the appeal. The downtown location means many of L.A.'s prime attractions are walkable or easily accessible via the nearby Metro or freeways. The trendiest downtown eateries and bars are also short walks away. Highlights Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and public areasConvenient downtown location means an abundance of nearby dining, shopping and recreationMetro Stations, Union Station and freeways all nearby Location Guests will find a wealth of attractions, from downtown L.A.'s heritage buildings, Little Tokyo and Chinatown to the Museum of Contemporary Art and Walt Disney Concert Hall, all within walking distance. Two Metro stations are only blocks away, putting Universal Studios, Miracle Mile and Hollywood within easy reach, while the nearby 110 and I-5 freeways allow connectivity to all of greater L.A.'s destinations. Rooms Stay's 138 guest rooms come in various types. Guests can choose from rooms with private baths and with queen, twin or bunk beds. The same bed options are available for rooms with shared baths located down the hall. All rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi access, iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs. Guests enjoy 300-count bed sheets and European bath and body essentials. Features This boutique hotel caters to anyone looking for friendly, functional accommodations at a budget price. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all public areas. To satisfy every hunger and thirst, there is an abundance of the trendiest bars and restaurants within walking distance. The nearby fashion and arts districts offer fantastic shopping and gallery-hopping opportunities. Transportation Closest Metro Stations: Pershing Square (5 blocks) & 7th Street/Metro Center (1 mi/1.5 km)Los Angeles International Airport (19 mi/30 km)Bob Hope Airport (15 mi/25 km) Attractions Museum of Contemporary Art (1 mi/1.5 km)Walt Disney Concert Hall (1 mi/1.5 km)Griffith Park & Observatory (8 mi/13 km)Grauman's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Walk of Fame (8 mki/13 km)Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park (11 mi/18 km)Santa Monica Pier & Third Street Promenade (16 mi/26 km)
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Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

4 stars
4.2 / 5 109 reviews
Downtown Los Angeles luxury business hotel with on-site dining and spaThe Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza is the only 4-diamond convention hotel downtown. It is surrounded by landmarks, museums, government buildings and entertainment venues. This prominent 17-story high rise provides a distinguished, full-service stay in the heart of the city. Pretty potted palms and soft California motifs grace a large lobby, two restaurants and cigar bar. Business travelers at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza request personal fax machines and treadmills. Hit the luxury spa for a little pampering. HighlightsPart of a commercial office, shopping and dining complex in L.A. financial districtWalk to Museum of Contemporary Art, Walt Disney Concert Hall, L.A. City Hall and court buildings Noe Japanese fusion restaurant with skyline views Small dogs welcome (fees apply)Full-service spa  RoomsEnjoy dazzling downtown L.A. after nightfall with views of Bunker Hill or the plaza from the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. All 453 rooms and suites were recently upgraded with flat-screen TVs, fresh carpeting and brushed silver hardware. Rest in triple-sheeted beds with foam and feather pillows. Wi-Fi is available (fees apply). Mini-bars and Cuisinart coffee makers are provided at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.  FeaturesMultilingual staff is on hand 24/7 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza to assist with garage valet parking (fees apply), safe deposit boxes, shoe shine and kids activities. There is also free newspaper in the lobby. DiningMake a reservation at Noe, the in-house restaurant at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza that serves innovative global cuisine to elite Angelinos. Martinis are poured until 2 a.m. Also find breakfast, lunch, espresso and desserts at a cafe overlooking the Museum of Contemporary Art. Order room service 24/7 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.  RecreationThe Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza boasts an outdoor lap pool heated year-round and a large fitness center. Grab a yoga mat from the front desk or really unwind with a stone or deep tissue massage from the luxury spa at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. TransportationLos Angeles International Airport (18.3 mi/29.4 km)Burbank Airport (17.2 mi/27.6 km)Pershing Square Metro stop (0.1 mi/0.2 km)Union Station (1.5 mi/2.4 km)Local shuttle service within three miles Airport transfer (fees apply) AttractionsMuseum of Contemporary Art (0.1 mi/0.1 km)Walt Disney Concert Hall (0.2 mi/0.3 km)Courts and government offices (0.2 mi/0.3 km)Los Angeles Convention Center/Staples Center/L.A. Live (1.2 mi/1.9 km)Dodger Stadium (2.8 mi/4.4 km) Business24-hour business center (fees apply) Large in-room desks Secretarial and postal servicesComplimentary Los Angeles Times and USA Today 22 meeting rooms 8,520-square-foot ballroom accommodates up to 900 peopleCateringCurrency exchange
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Los Angeles Thu, Dec 11 - Tue, Dec 16 $297
Chicago Los Angeles Wed, Jan 14 - Sat, Jan 24 $237
Washington DC Los Angeles Wed, Dec 10 - Fri, Dec 12 $317
Atlanta Los Angeles Sat, Jan 17 - Thu, Jan 22 $322
Dallas Los Angeles Mon, Dec 8 - Tue, Dec 9 $137
Boston Los Angeles Mon, Jan 12 - Tue, Jan 27 $305
Newark Los Angeles Mon, Jan 12 - Mon, Jan 26 $332
Seattle Los Angeles Wed, Jan 7 - Tue, Jan 13 $189
Honolulu Los Angeles Fri, Jan 16 - Tue, Jan 20 $448
San Francisco Los Angeles Mon, Jan 26 - Wed, Jan 28 $135
Baltimore Los Angeles Thu, Dec 11 - Tue, Dec 16 $335
Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles Fri, Jan 23 - Mon, Feb 2 $247
Denver Los Angeles Mon, Jan 12 - Mon, Jan 19 $145
Philadelphia Los Angeles Thu, Jan 8 - Tue, Jan 13 $349
Orlando Los Angeles Thu, Jan 22 - Tue, Jan 27 $338
Detroit Los Angeles Sat, Jan 17 - Mon, Jan 26 $207
Guadalajara Los Angeles Sun, Jan 25 - Wed, Jan 28 $330
Houston Los Angeles Sat, Dec 13 - Tue, Dec 16 $155
Mexico City Los Angeles Fri, Jan 23 - Tue, Jan 27 $485
Minneapolis Los Angeles Mon, Dec 8 - Sat, Dec 13 $177
Raleigh Los Angeles Thu, Dec 4 - Thu, Dec 11 Check rates
Miami Los Angeles Tue, Jan 13 - Tue, Feb 10 $335
Portland Los Angeles Wed, Dec 10 - Wed, Dec 17 $200
Charlotte Los Angeles Sat, Jan 10 - Sat, Jan 17 $440
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Best time to take a vacation to Los Angeles

  • Best Time to Go

    Los Angeles is known for its year-round warm temperatures, but the ideal time for travelers to plan Los Angeles vacations is during the late fall. In November, the city is relatively smog-free and clear, which offers perfect weather for outdoor excursions and tours. In late summer, hotel rates are quite expensive due to the large number of tourists who come to the area, so the best time to reserve Los Angeles travel accommodations is fall or winter when rates are more affordable. Many of the city’s annual events are held in May, including the Valley Greek Festival and Earth Day WorldFest.

Insider tips for Los Angeles travel

  • Hollyhock House

    Book a public tour of the Hollyhock House, a private residence designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

  • San Gabriel Mission

    Plan a trip to the San Gabriel Mission, a massive church dating back to the late 18th century.

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    Tour the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which offers a “Pay What You Want” admission special after 5 p.m. every day.

  • Griffith Park

    Visit Griffith Park, an outdoor green space home to hiking trails, children’s train rides, and the Los Angeles Zoo.

  • Off the Wall

    Enjoy the vintage Hollywood memorabilia at Off the Wall, a novelty museum located on Melrose Avenue.

Los Angeles highlights

  • Los Angeles highlights
  • Griffith Park Observatory

    When people talk about seeing the stars and heavenly bodies on their Los Angeles travels, they're rarely thinking astronomy. To see stellar bodies that have aged naturally, head to Griffith Park Observatory. Entry is free, but for an extra treat you can pay just $7 (even less for students, kids and seniors) for entry to the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

  • Venice Beach Boardwalk

    If strutting your stuff was an art form, Venice Beach Boardwalk would be a world-class museum. For the cost of a hot dog and a beer, you can spend an afternoon of your Los Angeles vacation watching characters play out their dramas, comedies or action films … at least the ones they're starring in inside their heads.

  • Getty Center

    This museum is famous for a few reasons. Firstly, the art collection is incredible, featuring everything from manuscripts and photographs to paintings and sculptures. Secondly, since the Centre is nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, the view takes in the LA skyline, the ocean and the Bernardino Mountains. Add to this the fact that entry is free and you've got yourself a date on your Los Angeles vacation.

  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    If you're into Old Hollywood, it doesn't get much older than those stars already six feet under – many of whom are resting in peace at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Throughout the summer, patrons can enjoy classic films under the stars. Check out Cinespia's website for show times and details.

  • La Brea Tar Pits

    Forget Jurassic Park – the La Brea Tar Pits are the real deal, with over three million fossils. The pits contain woolly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and ground sloths that were trapped in the asphalt that's been leaking out of the ground for the past 40,000 years. The exterior of the pits is free to the public, but for a small fee (under $10) you can head into the complex and learn all about the process.

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