When to fly?
With mild weather year-round and abundant sunshine from April through October, LA is always busy. But to avoid the highest prices on flights to Los Angeles, hotels and entertainment, plan your trip around major events, such as the Academy Awards, which are an eagerly anticipated event all over the world. Much has changed since the first awards ceremony in 1929, and now you can expect huge queues of fans who have waited for days to catch a glimpse of their favourite star on the red carpet. The event takes place in late February and is the place to be if you're an avid celebrity spotter.
4th of July is another major celebration so if you are taking a flight to Los Angeles in July you can watch LA's famous fireworks display whilst listening to the LA Philharmonic, all hosted at The Hollywood Bowl. There are also a number of other patriotic festivals and celebrations all over Los Angeles including a parade at Huntington Beach.
There really isn’t an off season to pick up cheap flights to Los Angeles, however you might find slightly cheaper flights or hotel rates during the rainy season around January.
Take a flight to Los Angeles and see the city famous for Hollywood glamour, luxurious shopping, palm trees and sunny beaches, the City of Angels also has world-class art museums, great architecture and an incredible range of great food.
First-time travellers coming off their flights to Los Angeles will be overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city, making hiring a car a necessity. The easiest way to get to know LA is by exploring its famous neighbourhoods including Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Santa Monica. Home of the omnipresent sign, Hollywood and West Hollywood exude a certain charm with Frank Gehry-designed homes overlooking the city and convertible 1960s Comets parked in the driveways. Down the road is Beverly Hills where one of the most famous streets in the world, Rodeo Drive, resides. Here celebrities, tourists and the paparazzi stroll along the designer shops and cafes.
Find a cheap flight to Los Angeles and visit the relaxed beach towns which draw thousands of tourists each year to its chilly Pacific shores. Santa Monica’s Pier and the Third Street Promenade shops have become even more famous than the actual beach, while Venice Beach remains a firm favourite for people-watching. Although LA residents are fitness fanatics, they never walk around the city- they drive to the beach instead and bike along the coastline or hike the trails of Topanga State Park. Outdoor enthusiasts who book flights to Los Angeles should definitely pack some comfortable shoes and of course a camera – you never know when or where you’ll spot a celebrity.