Discover Los Angeles

What will you find when you go beyond fun? You'll find Los Angeles, with its non-stop sunshine, shopping, theme parks and pop culture.

Air New Zealand flies daily between Auckland and Los Angeles. Domestic connections are available from Air New Zealand serviced airports.

The weather's amazing, there's so much to do and people smile - a lot! They're smiling because Los Angeles thrives on living in the moment and maximising fun at every opportunity.  

Mindful enjoyment is LA's number one mission. Whether you're sauntering down Malibu Pier, hiking in the Hollywood Hills or flying the Hippogriff at Universal Studios, when you're in LA there's nowhere else you'd rather be. And where you stay adds to the fun – the hotels and resorts are often as captivating as the entertainment possibilities.

What to do and where to go in Los Angeles

When people first started surging into Los Angeles, they had freedom on their minds. Today there are around four million free-thinking individuals doing their bit to develop this city's colourful, unstoppable personality. LA is a city of dreams, for those who want to be stars, and it's a city of excitement, energy and fun, for those who want a really memorable holiday. As some wise traveller once said, California is always a good idea.

LA is the spiritual home of the day spa, so you can detox and de-stress to your heart's delight.

While Los Angeles is a famously high-energy place, packed with people who are unembarrassed about self-promotion, it's also a destination for relaxation and renewal. You just have to pick the right experiences, such as a day at Catalina Island or a journey into Santa Barbara wine country. And of course LA is the spiritual home of the day spa, so you can detox and de-stress to your heart's delight.

When you're doing LA as a family, don't feel that Disneyland is the be-all and end-all. It's still there, pulling in the crowds, but there are many other family-oriented destinations to build into your itinerary. If your kids have never seen a flock of flamingos, take them to Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. If they want to see stars, take them to the Griffith Observatory. And if they're obsessed with ancient animals, the La Brea Tar Pits will have them spellbound.


Essential information

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Best time to go

Los Angeles is one of the sunniest cities in the USA, with an average of 284 sunshine days a year. It's always a good time to visit.

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How much will it cost?

Not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about USD $150 to $200 a day per person for food and entertainment.

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