The popular L.A. neighbourhood of Silverlake is perfect for hipsters, artists, families, boutique shoppers and foodies alike. The fascinating museums in the Getty Centre are really worth a visit and if you are looking for great beaches, then try Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach. About half an hour from L.A. is Long Beach, where you can tour the docked ocean liner The Queen Mary and visit the Aquarium of the Pacific. An hour’s ferry ride from Long Beach is the stunning Santa Catalina Island, where you can take part in family friendly water sports like paddle boarding and kayaking, plus the more adrenaline filled like zip lining and jeep tours. Tour around the romantic town of Avalon, play golf or visit the impressive circular shaped art deco building of Catalina Casino (not a gambling casino) and take a fascinating walking tour of this beautiful landmark.
Of course, there are also the classic must dos, like shopping on Rodeo Drive, finding your favourite star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and watching the weird and wonderful sights at Venice Beach boardwalk.