Essentialsin Los Angeles
In such a happening place, it’s hard to imagine anyone dismissing Los Angeles as a one-dimensional entertainment capitol. Sure, there’s an abundance of beautiful weather, but it won’t take long to realize that’s taken for granted here. What’s really special are the unique coastal neighborhoods like Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and stunning Malibu. Each slice of the Los Angeles area offers a different flavor, and luckily Hyatt knows how to thrill your palette.
Events in Los Angeles
A city for every lifestyle, Los Angeles is the essential destination for everything great about our fairy-tale West Coast. With four million people living in the city alone, vibrant culture flows through the valley, into the hills, and out to the coast. Whether making a fashion statement, reserving a table, or cruising around the sprawling neighborhoods surrounding it, 25 million tourists visit Los Angeles each year.
With over 20 freeways and 75 miles of coastline, there’s an excitement in LA unparalleled by other cities. You might dream up your very own screenplay in glitzy Hollywood, the center of the fast-paced world of showbiz, all while kicking back in the modern Andaz West Hollywood hotel. Further, the scenic manicured lawns of upscale Beverly Hills are certainly a sight to see at least once in your life. Close by, take some time to relax in our spa, the largest in town, at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
A town overflowing with culture, LA has top notch theaters, museums, restaurants, and a world champion Lakers basketball team. Going shopping here, with an ocean breeze at your back and celebs pacing around your sidewalk, is always an experience to remember. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, or to stay on the move, you’ve arrived at the right place. It’s impossible not to soak in the fresh vibes of this giant, handsome paradise, where “cool” originated.
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The Rundown Los Angeles
A concise daily guide on key Los Angeles insider discoveries, local gossip, and even shopping deals.
This global style hub can keep you up to speed on boutiques, music, hot parties, and even store openings in the Los Angeles area.
This blog’s Los Angeles edition unearths some of the best and most surprising recommendations around.
A weekender resource, with the very latest food, nightlife, and style discoveries.
A great resource to find out about and locate Los Angeles area events.
A trusted newspaper for many years, LA Weekly covers all things cultural for Los Angeles, including award winning food reviews.
Getting Around Los Angeles
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
The primary gateway into Southern California is located 16 miles southwest, or about an hour (with traffic) from downtown L.A.
Bob Hope Burbank Airport (BUR)
This airport serves Pasadena, Glendale, and the San Fernando Valley. It’s close to Hollywood, and even better –there’s a direct rail connection to downtown Los Angeles.
Long Beach Airport
About 23 miles outside of downtown Los Angeles, this airport is a great alternative to LAX.
Los Angeles Metro
With over 200 bus and rail lines, this option is quite convenient. Metro day passes are only $6.00.
Big Blue Bus
A convenient option if you’re on the West side of Los Angeles, fares are $1.75 from Santa Monica to downtown.
A great way to get around busy West Hollywood on weekdays and Saturdays; it’s only $.50 and can take you to any restaurant or shopping area in Hollywood.
Venice Beach Bike Rental
Every beach in Los Angeles has bike friendly paths, but Venice Beach in particular is tremendous while sitting on a cruiser, with its popular Boardwalk and long stretch of golden coast.