Lights, camera, action. The Western entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is a beacon for small-town hopefuls, nurturing talented creatives for decades on end. Musicians, moviemakers and television stars, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is the hub of all things celebrity, which, depending on opinion, is either ideal or less than. The rich and famous aside, this city’s rich tapestry of subcultures keeps things interesting in fast-paced LA. Laid-back Santa Barbara, pristine high-end Beverly Hills, the uber-creative and colourful Los Angeles’ Arts District, and the concrete jungle of LA’s Downtown neighbourhood barely scrape the surface of this city’s diverse scenes. In a city where waiters are actors (and actors are waiters), where name-dropping follows hello, and healthy eating is a way of life, there’s always something to keep you entertained in Los Angeles.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.