Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the stunning backdrop of the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains, the ‘City of Angels’ is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. This sprawling city has mild and pleasant weather year round and is an ideal destination for family holidays.

Numerous theme parks, museums, shopping, beaches, cultural and sporting events make it so easy to plan itineraries for visitors of all ages. Spend a fun day or two at Disneyland or Universal Studios, or go and find your favorite actor's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Check out the celebrity hand- and footprints in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theater, and don’t forget to look around as you never know who might happen to be passing by!

Want to try out something a little more active? Los Angeles has incredible opportunities for the more sporty-minded. Why not try some trail running, biking, hiking, surfing the Pacific waves, kayaking or rock climbing! Or go and see a local basketball, hockey or baseball game to absorb the atmosphere at a real American sporting event, entertainment at its very best.

Heading to the beach? Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Newport Beach, Long Beach and many other communities dotted along the coast area offer the best of Californian sun, sea and sand. Watch the surfers trying to catch that perfect wave, follow one of the numerous beach volleyball games or just enjoy a relaxing time walking on the beach and enjoying the beautiful sunsets.

The metropolitan area of Los Angeles consists of several different cities and counties, all with their unique, individual character, style and atmosphere. Needless to say, LA offers a diverse culinary scene with menus from all over the world available in a wide range of outlets, from simple fast food chains to some of the world's premium restaurants.