Los Angeles isn’t a city you can sum up in a paragraph or two. Home to Hollywood stars, tech giants and go-getters looking to make it big, this city might not sleep – but it’s awash with dreams. You’ll be expecting a heavily caffeinated and wellness-fuelled couple of weeks then? Not necessarily. Disneyland sprinkles its unique brand of sugar-coated fun over LA, spawning a crop of theme parks trying to outdo each other in the coaster and junk food stakes, but it’s not all about the Mickey Mouse ears in Cali.
From one set of fairytale worlds to another – Hollywood’s influence looms large. Studios and guest lists all at once try to reel you in or ensure you’re kept away. Luckily, there’s a very welcoming nightlife that caters to just about every niche imaginable. Fancy downing shots in a Beetlejuice-themed bar? You’re in the right city. Shoppers, karaoke fans, golfers, foodies, cinephiles – LA is your mecca. And, that in itself is a thrill ride unmatched in the parks. Need a little downtime? Los Angeles has some cracking canyons and parks to run through. And the beaches? In a city obsessed with aesthetics, you’d better brace yourself for some stunning sands.