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Le Meriden/Beverly Hills
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Ritz-carlton Marina Del Rey
St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa
St Regis Hotel and Spa
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
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Resort At Pelican Hill
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Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Omni Los Angeles Hotel At California Plaza
Fairmont Newport Beach
Surf & Sand Resort
Hilton Universal City & Tower
Tower-Beverly Hills Hotel
The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
The Beverly Hilton
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Andaz West Hollywood
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
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Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Los Angeles Marriott Downtown
Sheraton Delfina Hotel
Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Sheraton Universal Hotel
The Westwood on Wilshire Hotel
Ramada Plaza Hotel- West Hollywood
Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Hotel Mar Monte
Royal Scandinavian Inn
The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club
Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel
Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
El Prado Inn
The Historic Mayfair Hotel
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Things to Do in Los Angeles, CA

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Seeing Los Angeles requires covering a lot of territory -- the city sprawls across 467 square mi. Add in the surrounding five-county metropolitan area, and you've got an area of more than 34,000 square mi. Contrary to popular myth, however, that doesn't mean you have to spend all your time in a car. In fact, getting out of your car is the only way to really get to know Los Angeles. We've divided the major sight-seeing areas of Los Angeles into 10 driving and walking tours that take you through the various hip, entertainment-industry centered, financial, beachfront, wealthy, and fringe neighborhoods and minicities that make up the vast L.A. area.

Looking at a map of sprawling Los Angeles, first-time visitors are sometimes overwhelmed. Where to begin? What to see first? And what about all those freeways? Here's some advice: relax. Begin by setting your priorities -- movie and television fans should first head to Hollywood, Universal Studios, and a taping of a television show. Beach lovers and outdoorsy types might start out in Santa Monica or Venice or Malibu, or spend an afternoon in Griffith Park, one of the largest city parks in the country. Those with a cultural bent will probably make a beeline for the Getty Center in Brentwood, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), or the Norton Simon Museum. And urban explorers might begin with downtown Los Angeles.

As for the freeways -- well, they're really not so bad. For one thing, they're well marked and for non-rush hour travel still the best route from one end of the city to the other. But here are a couple of tips: most freeways are known by a name and a number; for example, the San Diego Freeway (I-405), the Hollywood (U.S. 101) or Ventura (a different stretch of U.S. 101) freeways, the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10), and the Harbor Freeway (I-110).

It helps, too, to know which direction you're traveling; say, west toward Santa Monica, or east toward downtown Los Angeles. Distance in miles doesn't mean much, depending on the time of day you're traveling: the short 10-mi distance between the San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles might take an hour to travel during rush hour, but only 20 minutes at other times.

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