Welcome to the City of Angels; a place that’s packed with more stars than the night sky and filled with more iconic attractions than you’ll know what to do with.
If you’ve landed at LAX with dreams of fame and fortune then you certainly won’t be disappointed. Not only home to the rich and famous, Los Angeles boasts a whole heap of jaw-dropping sights just waiting to be admired from the never-ending Hollywood walk of fame to the immaculate Rodeo Drive. Feeling like you’ve stumbled onto the set of a movie is completely normal and your Los Angeles tour guide will be there to help you navigate it all from knowing how to live out your childhood dreams at Disneyland to the best places to spot a celeb in their natural habitat. While it’s possible to get overwhelmed in a city that eats glitz and glamour for breakfast, our Los Angeles tours and vacations are guaranteed to have you feeling like you never want to leave (although you'll have to if you want to visit some of the United States National Parks).
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Trips on or before 31 December 2022
If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travelers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travelers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
Los Angeles is located on the West Coast and is the second largest city (behind New York) in the United States. Neighboring Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, it is extremely easy to get to Los Angeles. You can either drive there (depending on which state you live in) or you can catch a flight with 1,500 (on average) planes landing and taking off in a single day at LAX.
Los Angeles is well known for its crazy traffic congestion but on the whole, navigating your way through LA is easy enough, however doing it by car is usually the best way to get around this bustling city. While there is public transportation available in the form of buses and the local metro, this can be unreliable and often slower than driving in a car.
Los Angeles generally has very good weather all year round with roughly 263 sunny days a year. Classified as a type of dry, subtropical climate, LA doesn't get too hot or too cold and the months of March, April and May (Spring) are usuaully the best months to travel in because of the mild weather. July is the hottest month in LA with average temperatures reaching 72°F, and January is the coldest month with temperatures averaging 55°F.
There is a whopping 38 theme parks in California that are spread across cities such as San Diego and Anaheim so you'd need heaps of time in California if you wanted to see them all! Luckily most of them are easily accessible from Los Angeles so if you just want to visit the best and most popular ones, we've listed them below:
- Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California
- Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California
- Legoland in Carlsbad, California
- SeaWorld in San Diego, California
- Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California
- Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California
If you're in dire need of some sustenance while giving your credit card a major workout, stop at one of the many restaurants located on or around Rodeo Drive. Whether you're just after a quick bite to eat at one of the many cafes and bakeries or you're after something a little more fulfilling, there are many different options offering a range of cuisines from Italian to seafood, and from Japanese to Mexican.
There are roughly 2,600 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the first being gifted to Joanne Woodward in 1960. Created as a way to eternalize the fame and glamour of the Los Angeles community for people all over the world, the Hollywood Walk of Fame spans a massive 15 blocks along Hollywood Boulevard and remains one of LA's iconic attractions.
Situated on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign is an iconic landmark that was built in 1923. Originally created as part of an advertisement for a real estate development titled 'Hollywoodland', this sign soon became a representation of the showy entertainment industry in LA and reflected the very glitzy lifestyle that made living in Los Angeles attractive to outsiders.
There are a number of different ways to get to the Griffith Park Observatory with the easiest being via public transportation however you can also walk/hike, bike, catch a shared ride such as Uber or drive yourself and park in the designated parking spots or along the road leading to the observatory.