How to Keep it Cool in LA

27 February 2013

While the stars always know the hottest place to go, for everyone else, LA can be a tough city to navigate.  If you’re headed to Hollywood, here are a few tips for keeping it cool in Los Angeles.   First and foremost, LA is a driving city so when you touch down at LAX, make sure you have a rental car booked so you can check out all that Hollywood has to offer.   If you’re not sure where to stay, consider the Magic Castle hotel.  With a spectacular location, just 3 blocks off Hollywood Boulevard, the hotel is renowned  for exceptional service and beautiful self-catering rooms.  In addition to the sparkling pool they even offer clients free DVD’s and snacks to take back to their rooms!


Hollywood Walk of Fame Hollywood Walk of Fame

After you’ve checked in, head down to Hollywood Boulevard and visit the ultra-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Check out the handprints of Hollywood royalty before heading in for a drink at the Roosevelt Hotel.


This iconic Los Angeles landmark was recently renovated to include a chic wine bar and even includes one of the city’s most popular nightclubs: Teddy’s. By day, cruise down Rodeo Drive and admire some of the world’s most amazing (and expensive) designer stores.


This street, located in the heart of LA’s ultra ritzy Beverly Hills neighbourhood, is where the city’s elite come to spend their hard earned money. If shopping is not your thing, drive up through the Hollywood Hills and marvel at where the stars live.  Once here, you can also go for a scenic hike at Runyon Canyon Park, located just off Mulholland Drive right in the heart of the hills.  This laid back hiking spot offers visitors a chance to get unparalleled views of the city.


For those looking to check out some of the state’s famous surf culture, make your way to the cool neighbourhood of Santa Monica.  Boasting an awesome pier complete with theme park rides and an oceanfront restaurant, Santa Monica is a great place to hang out for the day.  Make sure you pack your costume!  Visitors can relax on the long stretch of beach or even try surfing those famous California waves.

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