The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) invites visitors to plan their comeback to the City of Angels, when the time is right, with the launch of new itineraries created for every travel theme. Inspiring wanderlust for winter vacations, the itineraries feature everything from locals’ favourites and the best of urban adventure to suggestions on how to travel the world through food while in L.A.
“Los Angeles has safely reopened and its almost year-round, near-perfect weather awaits visitors when the time is right to return,” stated Don Skeoch, Chief Marketing Officer for Los Angeles Tourism. “In the meantime, as the weather turns and visitors begin planning their winter vacations, we want to provide inspiration and the tools to uncover the perfect L.A. itinerary for every type of traveller.”
While the lack of travel has inspired an unfulfilled sense of wanderlust, visitors want to make the most out of their future getaway. With countless pre-travel to-dos once trips have been booked, planning travel itineraries can become an overwhelming process. To keep visitors inspired as they aspire to make their travel dreams a reality, L.A. Tourism has them covered.
Travellers can find their perfect itineraries by visiting discoverlosangeles.com where they can view three-day plans for culinary enthusiasts, adventure lovers, culture buffs and more. Here is a sampling of our favourites:
THE FOOD TRIP
For self-proclaimed foodies who are always willing to try the latest and greatest in the culinary scene, find the top spots for L.A. dining in this itinerary.
DAY 1: Start in the heart of downtown L.A., where you can grab breakfast at a historic market, sink your teeth into an iconic sandwich, and try Latin American fare from a Top Chef alumnus.
DAY 2: Spend the day with some of the best pizza and wine, capped with dinner at Michelin-star restaurant, Providence.
DAY 3: Kick off your morning at the Original Farmers’ Market, sneak a drink or two with rooftop views in between, and dine on elevated American classics at Dear John’s for the cherry on top of your foodie sundae.
THE BIG FAMILY VACATION
For the family who wants to take a much-needed vacation to reconnect with each other, take the fuss out of planning with this trip plan.
DAY 1: Treat everyone to breakfast at Bob’s Big Boy before taking a shuttle to Universal Studios for rides and photo ops. End your day with a hearty meal at the legendary Smoke House Restaurant.
DAY 2: Get some shopping done at a landmark air market and visit Museum Row in the Miracle Mile before digging into some Mexican BBQ for dinner.
DAY 3: Experience a trip around the world while in L.A., starting with a tour of Olvera Street and Chinatown, a few historic sites in between, and feasting on Anthony Bourdain’s favourite burger before a show at El Capitan to talk about on the way home.
For the adventurer who wants to get the best of L.A. while constantly being on the move, take a trip in the L.A. outdoors by mapping out these routes.
DAY 1: Wake up with a coffee or fresh juice to fuel for a hike to the Hollywood Sign. After a day of activity, wind down with a rooftop sunset and a cocktail before heading to an alfresco dinner and an outdoor movie.
DAY 2: Soak up the sun at the beach for some sand and sushi. Catch a wave and the sunset before diving into a classic meal at a steakhouse by the sea.
DAY 3: Spend a lowkey day of wellness in the Westside by shopping, hiking and snacking in the Valley before an Italian patio dinner and drinks by the poolside at an iconic hotel before the next day’s flight.
LIVE LIKE A LOCAL
For the expert traveller looking for the hidden gems that define L.A. and its many unique neighbourhoods, here’s a guide to a savoir faire experience.
DAY 1: Take an extended tour of the grounds at Hollywood Forever, which includes a special visit with the peacocks. As you move towards the heart of Hollywood, stop for a few historic tours, experience an L.A. rooftop sunset, and reward yourself with a meal at Osteria Mozza.
DAY 2: Head to Little Tokyo for a unique shopping experience, followed by lunch at Mercado La Paloma. Walk off your meal at Leimert Park, then turn back to the Arts District for dinner, a cocktail, and a nightcap.
DAY 3: Refill your energy bar at Grand Central Market, then it’s off to the Valley to see the Japanese Garden. After a stroll along Lake Balboa, visit Sawtelle Japantown for delicious sushi and Asian pop culture followed by a quick walk to the MLK Memorial. The day ends with an Italian dinner and a nightcap to celebrate a successful L.A. trip.
To get some inspiration for your next trip, visit @discoverla on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Visitors are encouraged to #TravelResponsibly and follow all guidance from Los Angeles County Public Health.
Source: Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board