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Venice Beach with Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains around the bay

Los Angeles - a taste of the delights that await you

by kozmik

Destination: Los Angeles

From Malibu in the north to Disneyland in the south, Los Angeles is the American dream supersized. Here is just a glimpse of the attractions you can find along its golden shores.

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The Petrified Forest, Arizona

A romantic journey across America

Destination: New York

Suzie and I were in Brighton when I said: "Will you marry me?" She said, Yes! So I bought her the best ring I could afford, saying: "One day, we’ll go to New York to buy you one from Tiffany’s"

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The Watts Towers are a sight to behold (the scaffolding has gone now too!)

Cultural highlights of Los Angeles

Destination: Los Angeles

Sightseeing in LA doesn't have to be all about celebs and seaside posing: for those keen to experience a different side of the city, that glossy veneer conceals a world of cultural riches

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LA: the view from Grand Central Market

Los Angeles: it’s just so different

Destination: Los Angeles

From the yoga posers on Venice Beach to the idle rich in Malibu, from wet-suited surfers to Hollywood stars - it’s impossible to pin down what defines LA. And that’s what makes it so alluring

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The stunning LA skyline

Live like you're famous in Los Angeles

Destination: Los Angeles

Take a peek at the houses of Hollywood legends, walk in the footsteps of the stars, shop in the world's most exclusive boutiques and get a kiss from Homer Simpson. It can only be glamorous Los Angeles

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Santa Monica palm trees

Family fun in Los Angeles

Destination: Los Angeles

There is something for everyone in Los Angeles, from historic hotels and retro diners to Santa Monica's buzzing beach life and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hollywood studios

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Los Angeles for the round-the-world tripper

Destination: Los Angeles

In backpacker circles, Los Angeles has a wildly undeserved reputation. Dismissed as culture-less, impersonal and drab – a highly unpopular choice. Want to know why this is wrong? Read on…

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California road trip

California dreamin’

Destination: Los Angeles

Spotting the plastic surgery round the pool, knocking back Appletinis and exploring the vineyards - it's all part of the fun on a road trip through California

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Palm trees and sunny skies - archetypal LA

Hitting the highway in California

Destination: Los Angeles

Santa Monica in the morning, Malibu in the afternoon... get a Harley-Davidson and the world (or at least California's Pacific Coast Highway) is your oyster

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The original Loteria Grill at Third and Fairfax

Foodie LA

Destination: Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the cradle of the faddish diet, peopled by pole-thin wannabes, and notorious for frowning on calorific over-indulgence. But now it's rebranding itself as a top foodie destination

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