Los Angeles

Sizzling Los Angeles

Lights, camera, action! Los Angeles steals the show for sun, surf, glitz and glamour

There’s just so much to do in Los Angeles. The City of Angels might be famous for its Hollywood stars, but there’s much more going on here than celebrity gossip. The passion for music and cutting-edge architecture alone are worth the cheap flight from London to Los Angeles.

Take a flight to LA and discover a city of contrasts. The bohemian vibe in Santa Monica and Venice feels a world away from Downtown and Century City. Outside the city, the Pacific Coast Highway takes you north and south, with great beaches to discover en route. It’s a classic American road trip

Lose yourself in LA

Architecture in Pasadena

Architectural heaven

Indulge a passion for architecture with a stroll around Pasadena’s historic homes from the Arts and Crafts period. The peaceful tree-lined streets make this community a real slice of heaven.

Read about LA's 8 architectural highlights (opens in a new window) on the Virgin Atlantic blog.

Rodeo Drive street sign

Shopping on Rodeo Drive

In the city where dreams come true, have your Julia Roberts moment on Rodeo Drive. If the credit card starts to melt there’s always window-shopping. To find out how to take a VIP shopping tour whilst in LA, read our blog post about Los Angeles (opens in a new window).

For something a bit more alternative, take some tips from our blog on the best shopping spots beyond Rodeo Drive (opens in a new window).

Marionette dolls

Pull some strings

Find traditional puppet shows at the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre in Echo Park. Off-the-wall puppet characters, including a singing melon, keep the kids entertained – and give the adults a breather.

Mexican fajitas

Let’s get a taco

Fresh guacamole and sizzling fajitas are never too far away in LA, but for a real taste of Mexico the border’s just a short drive south of San Diego.

Person skiing down a mountain

The great outdoors

The car might be king in LA, but at Big Bear – around 100 miles north east of the city – it’s time to get physical. There’s every outdoor activity imaginable, including powder skiing in the winter.

Explore the Virgin Atlantic blog for more information:

Here's where you'll find hundreds of ideas and recommendations for all of our destinations, including plenty of tips and stories from our staff and crew.

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