'Tinsel Town', 'City of Angels', 'La La Land' - you've heard all the stories and watched all the movies about Los Angeles, but it's one thing seeing it on the big screen and another in real life. For starters, the Hollywood sign is bigger - as are the burgers and the shot glasses - be sure to tip your waiter! The real Los Angeles is found beyond Hollywood Boulevard in trendy neighbourhoods of Los Feliz, Silver Lake and the beachside hotspots of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Indulge your inner TMZ gossip and take a star-spotting tour or go behind the scenes at Universal Studios. Book your cheap flights to Los Angeles with Student Flights and you'll have extra Benjamins to spend on Rodeo Drive. Plus, if you're a full-time student, teacher or under 26, you can save even more moolah with our Black Market Flights airfares.
Flights to Los Angeles roll into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the fifth busiest airport in the world and probably the first place you're likely to spot a celeb. Located 26 kilometres from Downtown Los Angeles, you can journey into LA from the airport by bus, metro rail, private shuttle or taxi. For more information about the airlines that service LAX, see our airline guide.
Coffee is a staple of American life. Los Angeles might has a Starbucks on every corner, but there are also some boutique roaster and coffee haunts worth checking out like Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, where artists and part-time actors hang out. For poolside hangs, get over to The Standard Hotel - non-guests can pay a small fee for use of the pool and bar area. The best thing about LA? Everywhere has valet.
As touristy as it gets, you can't miss the star-studded pavement of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and posing next to the hand and footprints of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's Chinese Theatre). All while being entertained by star lookalikes and street performers. For real art, head to the Getty Center for an epic view over LA and an impressive survey of contemporary American art. Our Los Angeles tours and holidays offer even more options.
For more things to see and do in LA, check out our Los Angeles guide. And if you're after recommendations and packages for your Los Angeles holiday, chat to our knowledgeable Student Flights consultants or fill out the enquiry form.