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Los Angeles

From Hollywood's iconic studios to vibrant Downtown LA and the sun-drenched beaches of Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu, Los Angeles is cooler than cool. Discover what’s beyond the velvet rope of America’s most famous city with our LA travel guide.

Reasons to fly Qantas

Food and drinks

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.  

Baggage included

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight, including TV and films.

Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Points in Australia and around the world and can earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

Places to stay

Wherever you want to stay during your visit, LA's world-class hotels are ready to welcome you. 

Located in the heart of Hollywood, the Dream Hollywood and the W Hollywood are favourites of A-list celebrities for their sleek design, high-end restaurants and rooftop bar scenes.

Downtown LA options range from the historic Millennium Biltmore and Hotel Figueroa to modern hotels like the Ace Hotel, The Hoxton and Downtown LA Proper.

Planning to shop till you drop? Book a room at the Fairmont Century Plaza next to the Westfield Century City, the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills or the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

If you prefer one-off finds to haute couture, check into the Silver Lake Pool & Inn, a hidden gem in the neighbourhood known for its eclectic shops and trendy restaurants.

For beach lovers, hotels in Malibu, Venice and the South Bay feature an "Endless Summer" mix of ocean views, coastal cuisine, and lively nightlife.

Things to do

Jampack your days in LA with as much shopping, sightseeing and roller coasters as you can handle, or take it slow at the many art galleries, wellness centres and natural escapes. 

A day at Universal Studios Hollywood is a must for movie fans and Potterheads - take the Studio Tour, explore Jurassic World, and be enchanted by The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

If theme parks aren't your thing, head to the Museums of Miracle Mile for the spectacular new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, LA County Museum of Art, and the Petersen Automotive Museum. In Downtown LA, Exposition Park features the California African American Museum, California Science Center, and the Natural History Museum. Get up close to Van Gogh's "Irises" at the Getty Center, perched on a hilltop above Brentwood.

Surrounded by wilderness, LA's spectacular natural landscapes are perfect for outdoor adventurers. Enjoy an easy hike at Solstice Canyon in Malibu, or step up to Runyon Canyon in the Hollywood Hills, where you might spot celebs walking their dogs. Be sure to make time for self-care: get pampered with an invigorating hotel spa session; chill out at the Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades; and meditate at the Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens.


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Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

Disclaimer: ~ Qantas activities are provided by Viator. Conditions apply.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: ± Inflight entertainment varies by route and aircraft.

Disclaimer: #You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.