Get ready to reinvent yourself in L.A., the city where everyone is a star. Luckily there's plenty to do in the City of Angels while you are waiting to be discovered. Pick up some bling on Rodeo Drive, visit some of your celebrity friends in the Hollywood Hills or hustle for a reservation at one of the many stylish restaurants and nightclubs serving the city’s constant influx of global style-setters. Book your flight to L.A., flying direct from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane now.
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Los Angeles has often been derided for its urban sprawl and tangle of mammoth highways as if it’s one amorphous car-hungry megalith. But break it down to discover its distinctive areas – including some best explored on foot.
Venice Beach is where the star-crossed lovers lived in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet. Venice conjures up some unique images – Muscle Beach, the Ocean Front Walk, the skate park, street art and the network of restored, historic canals. It’s also got achingly cool shopping on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Of course, Malibu is famous for its sands, surfers and the Getty Villa, while Santa Monica is best known for its iconic pier. Browse our Santa Monica hotels.
Famous for Rodeo Drive and luxury shops that used to represent affluence, excess and elitism in movies, 90210 is nevertheless a classic L.A. attraction. By contrast, the Beverly Canon Gardens are a beautiful green space with fountains, sycamores and rolling lawns, while the Paley Center for Media is a temple to the industry, and the TV shows and movies made here. Browse our Beverly Hills hotels.
Thanks to a planned renaissance to draw more people to the area - and to get them to walk – the downtown area of L.A. has fostered a busy nightlife, outstanding cultural venues such as the outstanding Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, and immersive experiences such the fortnightly Art Walk. As well as pop-up bars and restaurants, there are also pockets of ethnicity, from authentic Mexican restaurants to dim sum in Chinatown.
Close enough to Downtown L.A. for commuters, but a world away in terms of the ambience, Santa Monica offers the best of the beach-town vibe, the natural beauty of its location on the Pacific Ocean and a shot of urban aspiration with the excellent shopping of Third Street Promenade. The 100-year old “double-jointed” Santa Monica Pier is a classic attraction, with an original amusement park, including a carousel. Browse our Santa Monica hotels.
More formally known as San Fernando Valley, the main street through the area is Ventura Boulevard. The NoHo Arts District is an edgy enclave of all things arty, including 22 theatres. With new residential developments, business and restaurants, the area is described as “uber-eclectic”. Griffith Park is a wonderful green space with hiking trails and the magnificent Griffith Observatory.
Affluent residential suburb Brentwood and the high-end shopping centres The Grove and The Beverley Center are located here. There are excellent museums and galleries, including the Getty Center with its impressive art collections, outdoor sculpture park and gardens, along with the unique Craft & Folk Art Museum. Browse our West Hollywood hotels.
Most famous as the epicentre of the vibrant gay community, there’s plenty for visitors here, from high-end fashion, the iconic Sunset Strip, the Comedy Store and the infamous Viper Room. Browse our West Hollywood hotels.
Rodeo Drive, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Universal Studios are all attractions for any must-see list. Tick these off your list after your flight to Los Angeles and then:
- Watch the people pass down at Venice Beach.
- Eat in a classic L.A. diner like Swingers or Rubys
- Catch a game at the historic Rose Bowl stadium, Pasadena.
- Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art.
- Visit Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, San Fernando Valley
- Take off for the hills on horseback on a guided trail ride from Sunset Park, Hollywood Hills.
- Stop for a chai latte or red velvet cupcake from Sprinkles, Beverley Hills.
- Check out the Staples Centre for live sports entertainment.
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After eight years of makeshift walls and pedestrian diversions, Los Angeles International Airport is finally nearing the end of its $1.9 billion reconstruction. The cavernous new airport features a clutch of luxury duty free stores, as well as the brand new Qantas Business and Qantas First Lounge, beneath a flowing roof designed to evoke the waves of the Pacific Ocean.
All Qantas flights to Los Angeles arrive at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, but note that some leave from Terminal 4. Check our complete guide to L.A. Airport for the latest information.
With the airport located 33km from L.A.’s city centre and the city’s famous urban sprawl, most people book car hire in L.A.. Car hire is cheap, the roads are easy to navigate and every place that’s any place in town has plenty of parking. You can also do your own celebrity-big-house tour of Beverley Hills.
If you don’t want to drive yourself around, you can always organise transfers which, like everything in L.A., come in every size and shape and start from around $17 per person. There’s also a metro rail and bus and DASH Downtown quick ride buses which crisscross the city. If you are staying on the beaches, you could even hire a bike.
New Qantas Business Lounge and First Lounge
Enjoy brand new lounges designed by Marc Newson set to open from mid-2014
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Las Vegas, once a watering hole for Spanish Mexican explorers, has become the Entertainment Capital of the World. Sin City. The City That Never Sleeps. Find out more about our flights to Las Vegas.
From its tallest skyscrapers to the depths of the subway, life here is in overdrive. The sensory stimulation includes the hedonistic pleasures of shopping at iconic Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Barneys. Find out more about our flights to New York.
A Texas stranger no more, the town called Dallas has reinvented itself, pumping those oil dollars into a stylish new cultural precinct. Find out more about our flights to Dallas.
Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii, a cluster of islands situated in the Pacific Ocean, comprised of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii (Big Island). Find out more about our flights to Hawaii.
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