Los Angeles Holidays

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Sun and sand, glitz and glamour

Even the names of the beach resorts along this strip of coastline radiate a glamour which few other resorts can match - Long Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu Beach and Venice Beach are names known the world over for the beauty of their landscapes as much as of the people who frequent them.

However fabulous the weather on your package holiday or all-inclusive holiday, you'll want to find time to tear yourself away from the beach to experience the full glitz of Hollywood, best exemplified by the Hollywood Studio Museum, the (literally) star-studded Walk of Fame, and perhaps a glimpse of Paramount Studios, the last major studio still operating from the city.

You need to head west to reach the exclusive enclave of Beverly Hills, where many of the famous residents throw open the doors of their homes for organised tours. After seeing where they live, you can also see where they shop, on exclusive Rodeo Drive, and where they come out to play, in the bars and clubs of Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard.

Foremost among the late-night attractions is the Viper Room, best-known for once being owned by Johnny Depp, but variety is the keyword to your nights out on a holiday in Los Angeles.

Enjoy eating out in downtown Los Angeles

The city is awash with hotels, and although there's an emphasis on the luxury end of the scale, the sheer number of establishments ensures that people looking for a last-minute holiday are also catered for.

While the designer stores of Rodeo Drive are an undoubted draw, for more real-world shopping head for the centrally-located Pine Avenue. As the fifth largest port in the world, the amount of goods shipped into Los Angeles and Long Beach is mind-boggling, and the Fashion District is where to pick up some street-savvy items at a fraction of their cost in the best-heeled districts.

Eating out in Los Angeles literally presents you with a world of choice, with the Chinatown and Little Tokyo districts essential calling points for Oriental food, El Mercado the place to go Mexican, and Santa Monica's restaurants meeting the needs of the traditionalists and the well-heeled.

Sun and sand, glitz and glamour - they're all easily found on a Los Angeles holiday from The Co-operative Travel. Check us out today for the availability of your dates with the stars, and start planning your dream visit to the City of Dreams.

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