Brimming with all the glitz and glamour you could ever imagine the city of Los Angeles, has also become known as the ‘City of Angels’. This film making capital has nurtured some of the best writers, performers and directors and it’s all about the 'American Dream' in this city. Watch surfers at Santa Monica, head to Rodeo Drive for a spot of shopping, see the Hollywood sign from Sunset Boulevard or Bronson Avenue (if you don’t fancy a hike) and make the most of LA’s blonde beaches and rolling hills as this city has it all.
For a stroll through the land of film making magic then a must see is the famous sidewalk outside the Mann’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. This is the home of the renowned hand and footprints of amazing blockbuster stars from the past and to the present day. Take a trip to the famous studios and witness the magic being made for a behind the scenes insight into the notorious production methods. Guests can even take in a star’s home tour to witness the awe inspiring mansions of the swish Beverly Hills. From here there’s no better way to shop than at the superb Rodeo Drive for the definitive spending spree. Exclusive shops, chic boutiques and the finest designer stores await your arrival for an entrancing wow factor.
Choose between the alluring temptations of Santa Monica or opt for the vibrant glamour of Venice Beach for a stroll along the famous promenade. As you take in breath taking views, you’ll also find yourself being entertained by stunning street artists and musicians who are dotted along the promenade. If you fancy lacing up the roller skates and skating alongside the seafront like they do in the movies, then this is place for you.
Family cruises to Los Angeles couldn’t be any more perfect, especially if you’re looking for a theme park heaven where the little ones can let their hair down loose. Universal Studios and Disneyworld provide the perfect destinations for a day of absolute adventure. Brimming with rollercoasters, fantasy rides, 3D extravaganzas and sensational dining venues await for a day of fun in the sun.
The most popular excursions by far are the best of Los Angeles tours that are always busy so be sure to book early if this is your preference. Most of the tours provided by your cruise operator generally operate around the main city highlights including that of the Walton Becket Music Centre, Kodak Theatre home of the Oscars to the Disney Concert Hall and Rodeo Drive. You may prefer to witness the cultural exquisites of this splendid city, and you won’t be left disappointed. From downtown museums to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library or Skirball Cultural Centre there is something for all to enjoy in this city of American dreamers.
Sports lovers are in for a treat during their time in Los Angeles with the chance to visit the home of the world renowned Los Angeles Lakers at the Staple Centre. Take in the venue steeped in history where this superb team continues to impress. Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant or just two of the heroes you can uncover at this breath taking arena.
By night this city comes alive even more to the beat of sensational evening spots for music lovers, the LA Coliseum radiates in bustling delight and the dining venues will leave visitors in utter awe.
When it comes to sightseeing, points of interest, dining venues and lavish bars, this is the absolute peak of American entertainment destinations. There is so much to see and do here, the choice is endless, from the star studded Hollywood Hills to the original Disneyland, Los Angeles never disappoints. Spend the day at the beach soaking up the sunshine and stroll the unique walkways draped in history, as this unforgettable city has and always will continue to shine.