Los Angeles is one of the most exciting places to explore and find new things to do. When you land at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you'll want to secure a rental car, making it easy to get around this bustling and sprawling metropolis. After such a long flight, head to the Santa Monica Pier, to stretch your legs and ride the Ferris wheel.
Starting at the TCL Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame allows you to compare your hands to the hand prints of all your favorite actors of classic and modern film. With more than 25,000 stars in the 15-block radius, finding a match should be easy.
After taking a tour of Universal Studios, drive a few minutes out of town to pose with the iconic Hollywood sign, and get a great view of the city. The best place to catch a concert is at the Hollywood Bowl, or you can watch the LA Lakers play at the Staples Center. For retail therapy in Los Angeles, check out Rodeo Drive.
Hints and Tips
Your flight from the Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Los Angeles, will take around five hours and pass through three time zones, so set your watch back three hours upon arrival at LAX.