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Los Angeles, California - commonly referred to as LA - is home to Hollywood and the land of dreams. As the ?Entertainment Capital of the World' major movies, television programmes and recorded music has been produced in this city. As a result Los Angeles is brimming with international stars, celebrities and screen legends that bring tourists flocking to this area of California.


We recommend you stay in the Los Angeles Santa Monica hostel which is set close to cafes, restaurants and theatres, just two blocks from the beach. Fully renovated with a fresh, new look there is capacity for 260 guests and facilities include daily movies, internet access, kitchen, laundry and breakfast.

Directions: 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: 1-310-393 9913 Email: reserve@hilosangeles.org

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The J Paul Getty Center is an art museum split into two locations. The one at the Getty Center displays Western art from the Middle Ages to the present; it has superb architecture and views. An estimated that 1.3 million visit annually making it one of the most visited museums in the United States. The museum at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades contains art from ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.

Hollywood Boulevard is a famous street in beginning at Sunset Boulevard and ending at Sunset Plaza Drive. In 1958, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which runs from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue, was created as a tribute to artists working in the entertainment industry. The Walk of Fame recognizes such celebrities and icons as Walt Disney, Michael Jackson, Hugh Hefner, and many more. Tourists like to visit here to find their favourite star and take a picture.

Venice Beach is part of a district on the Westside known for its canals, beaches and circus-like Ocean Front Walk that features performers, fortune-tellers and vendors. Another attraction in this area is the sporting prowess on show on Muscle Beach, on the handball, volleyball and paddle tennis courts and skate dancing plaza. The basketball courts in Venice are renowned across the country for their high level of streetball; numerous NBA players developed their games or were recruited on these courts.


As you would imagine you can eat around the world in LA. Asian-inspired dishes popular here as well as French, Italian, and Mediterranean food. If you're looking for cheaper and late-night dining a few burger stands and pizza joints open after 11 p.m. When it comes to going out, there is something for everyone's taste; clubs, martini bars, rooftop lounges, thumping celebrity havens all carrying hefty drink prices and entrance queues. If you fancy something a little more relaxed try the sports bars and beach lounges in Santa Monica.


There is an extensive system of bus lines, as well as subway and light rail lines across Los Angeles County. The main is Los Angeles International Airport.

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Trek the Pacific coast (and get a free t-shirt) with an HI-West Coast passport

Are you a passport-stamp junkie? Hostelling International has 27 stamps to add to your collection, with the new HI-West Coast passport. Collect a free souvenir stamp at each West Coast hostel in the U.S. and Canada - just four stamps will earn you a free "West Coast Tour" t-shirt!

Illustrated by Michael Wertz, each souvenir stamp is a miniature work of art that celebrates the iconic features of 20 West Coast destinations. The keepsake passport holds your stamps, as well as notes and other memorabilia, tracking your adventures as you travel.

To get your free passport and stamps, simply ask at the front desk when you check-in to any participating HI-hostel in California, Oregon, or Washington, or in British Columbia's Vancouver, Victoria, or Whistler.

Need some inspiration for your journey?


• In San Francisco, take in sweeping Bay views from the Golden Gate Bridge, then ride a ferry out to infamous Alcatraz Island.
• Further south in Monterey, head to the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is world-renowned for its impressive exhibits, cutting-edge research, and dedication to ocean conservation.


• Enjoy epic skiing and snowboarding on Whistler's world-class powder, or bike the slopes in the summertime at Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Then tackle the longest zipline in Canada, and ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
• Hit the slopes on Grouse, Seymour, or Cypress mountains ? all just a stone's throw from downtown Vancouver ? then cycle the 8.8 km seawall around Stanley Park, or chill out on the beach at English Bay. 


• Sample classic American eats at Los Angeles landmarks like Pink's Hot Dogs, The Apple Pan, Tommy's Original burgers, or the world's first Hot Dog on a Stick.
• Revel in San Diego's endless summer while munching fish tacos, baja-style, and top it off with award-winning local brews. 


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