Los Angeles: Suggested Itinerary

City Of Angels

Day 1: Start in Hollywood and wander around Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the morning before heading to Paramount Studios for their studio tour. In the afternoon, you can head over to Venice Beach for some beach time and primo people watching. In the evening, head down to Santa Monica for a little shopping, dinner at one of a dozen great restaurants and a walk on the classic Santa Monica Pier.

Day 2: Start off at Griffith Park for a morning hike and beautiful views of the city, then make your way to Disneyland to celebrate your inner child. If you're not exhausted by evening, head to West Hollywood for dinner at the Mobil Three-Star Koi which serves up excellent Asian fusion cuisine and a good chance of spotting celebrities. If you still have energy after that, spend the rest of the evening checking out the West Hollywood bar scene.

Day 3: Head to the Mobil One-Star Uncle Bill's Pancake House in Manhattan Beach for breakfast, and walk off the blueberry pancakes or bacon-cheddar waffle on the beachside path between Manhattan and Hermosa Beach. When you get to Hermosa, relax and lounge on the beach for awhile, then hop in the car and head downtown to check out El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and Olvera Street. At night, you should visit the Standard Hotel for dinner and stay for drinks at their hip rooftop bar.

Day 4: Home time I’m afraid, though you may still have time to retrace some of your favourite steps.