Cheap flights to Los Angeles
Los Angeles is California’s largest city and America’s second-largest. The City of Angels has a proud history of movie-making and opulence, but it’s so much more than that. LA is actually composed of 88 incorporated cities. The City of Vernon is the smallest, with a population of just 112. The metropolitan area consumes a vast area of land in Western California. LA County is spread across more than 4,700 square miles — easily making it the country’s largest urban centre in terms of landmass.
*os Angeles enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The summers get hot, but the influence of the Pacific Ocean ensures temperatures don’t reach those of nearby Las Vegas. The city has a thriving coastline, which comes to life during the spring and summer months. At the centre of the action are Venice Beach and Santa Monica. The latter is home to a world-famous pier and some exclusive beachfront properties. Just a few miles down the coast is Malibu, widely regarded as one of the most exclusive coastal cities in the world.
Los Angeles’ most famous district is Hollywood. Synonymous with the movie industry for more than 100 years, this metropolitan area is still home to major studios and production facilities. Just a short drive away are the exclusive Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills and Bel-Air. Property prices here are among the highest in the world. Many of the world’s top A-list movie stars live in these three districts.
Unfortunately, LA isn’t the easiest city to get around. If you don’t have a car, you’ll have to rely on a combination of public buses and the Metro system. But some say that driving in the city is part of the experience. The roads get extremely busy, however. And the driving style in the busiest parts of the city is aggressive, to say the least.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the most visited city in the United States. Whether you’re looking for sun-kissed beaches or exciting nightlife, you can’t fail to have a great time in the City of Angels.
Stroll along Hollywood Boulevard and spend a few hours perusing the famous Walk of Fame. This is where the stars of film, TV, stage and music are commemorated on the sidewalk. Don’t forget to take your photo next to the star of your idol. And while you’re there, take a tour of the famous Chinese Theatre, which has been home to world premieres for years. The tour takes you into the bowels of this famous building.
Movies and TV production are at the heart of what’s great about*Los Angeles. Immerse yourself in the art of movie-making with a trip to one of the city’s famous studios. Warner Bros, for example, offers daily backlot tours that include a visit to the set of hit sitcom Friends. Paramount Studios and Sony Studios also offer their own tours. Perhaps the most famous movie studio of them all, Universal Studios, is also a theme parked — packed with exciting rides and attractions.
If you’re looking for something a little less strenuous, why not spend the day at the coast. LA is home to miles of glorious beaches, the most famous of which is Venice Beach. Stroll along the promenade, and browse its dozens of independent stores. Watch people workout at the famous Muscle Beach, or try your hand at surfing. A 30-minute walk takes you to Santa Monica, which is a great place to take a young family. The world-famous pier is home to fairground rides and a theatre.
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Events in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is home to more than its fair share of festivals and events. Whether you’re looking for a party or a concert, you’ll find it here.
If you take in just one event in LA, make it the Academy Awards. Held in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre every February, this glitzy ceremony is attended by a plethora of A-list celebrities. Just being on the street during this auspicious day is a fantastic experience.
Los Angeles is also home to the world’s largest “Cinco de Mayo” event. The Fiesta Broadway is held in April every year and celebrates the history and culture of Mexico. Live music, street food and a huge array of street performers create an incredible atmosphere in downtown every year. More than 200,000 people attend the event, making it the city’s biggest street celebration.
Memorial Day celebrations in are among the most exciting and ambitious in America. Every May, a series of events take place beside the Battleship IOWA in San Pedro. Veterans and serving personnel gather together to remember those who lost their lives in the defence of liberty. Visitors can enjoy tours of the ships, musical performances, street performances and much, much more.
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Practical information about Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a very diverse city. While most people speak English, nearly half of the city’s residents have another first language — the most prevalent of which is Spanish. Los Angeles enjoys a relatively warm and dry climate. At the height of summer, the average temperature is somewhere in the high 80s. And during the winter months, temperatures rarely drop below 60. LA is on Pacific Standard Time, which is three hours behind Toronto and New York.
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Departure airports from Canada to Los Angeles
From Canada you have the options to fly from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to Los Angeles.
Flights to Los Angeles
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