It’s a good thing Los Angeles is the biggest city in California – because it’s also one of the most-visited, reeling in over 260 million visitors a year.
Some of the most familiar vistas come from the suburbs, where the Hollywood Hills and Venice Beach live. But downtown LA has loads of must-sees, too. Chinatown and Little Tokyo are historically important, while the emerging Arts District serves up murals and warehouses-turned-galleries.
Best of all, travelling to Los Angeles is easy, thanks to the choice of direct flights from Sydney.
Nonstop flights last between 13 hours 30 minutes and 14 hours long. You could fly indirectly, but it’ll add anything from 2 to 30 hours to your journey time.
Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines offer direct flights.
Want even more choice? Tons of companies put on flights with stopovers – from Air New Zealand to XiamenAir.
Direct Sydney to Los Angeles flights take off up to 6 times a day. If you don’t mind a stopover – or three – you can choose from up to 80 flights daily.
Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
It’s usually cheapest to fly from Sydney to Los Angeles in the early morning. Also keep an eye on the daily changes – Monday to Thursday are often the cheapest routes.
Los Angeles is a city of famous faces. And we’re not just talking about the resident movie stars and musicians, either – LA is built around neighbourhoods that have been making a name for themselves since the early days of Hollywood.
Take Hollywood Boulevard. It deals out the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre right at the foot of the Hollywood Hills.
Meanwhile, Beverly Hills serves up a few miles’ worth of shops, restaurants and bars along Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue.
Venice Beach is a must-see, too. Here, you can join a motley crew of bodybuilders, hippies, surfers and rollerblades within touching distance of the Pacific.
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