When you think of great getaways, Belinda Carlisle’s classic tune comes to mind: “Ooh, heaven is a place on earth.” That place is Los Angeles, named for the heavenly creatures you’ll be convinced have blessed this Southern California city. From postcard-perfect piers to art deco theaters and award-winning restaurants, Los Angeles is a destination like no other—a whirlwind of arts and entertainment and cultural fusion. See it all from the comfort of a 5-star hotel in Los Angeles, where luxury and location make the perfect pairing.
Your Own Slice of Paradise
The Los Angeles area is a smorgasbord of performing arts prowess, laid-back beach scenes, and high-end enchantment. Sprinkle in spectacular international cuisine and world-class museums, and this place is paradise no matter how you slice the pie. That said, there are a few standout neighborhoods and suburbs, where even your most lavish daydreams come to life in beloved Los Angeles 5-star hotels:
Known for design houses and restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs, Beverly Hills is LA’s fanciest neighbor. To this day, a table at Maude is one of the toughest reservations to secure, but Curtis Stone’s seasonal New American menu is worth the effort. If you have your heart set on designer shopping along a palm tree-lined thoroughfare, then take a turn down Rodeo Drive, home to international fashion houses like Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
For a breath of fresh air, hike the trails Franklin Canyon Park. The splendor of this city is astounding, whether held together with thread or brought to you by Mother Nature.
- Mr. C Beverly Hills: When you’re ready to head for the hills, consider this gorgeous hotel. Tufted furnishings and mid-century details will make you feel like an adventurer filling your journal with notes. Those notes will include reflections on your visit to the nearby Museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and time spent lounging by the poolside bar.
Often remembered with the glamor of a golden era and considered the birthplace of the film industry as we know it, Hollywood is more than a neighborhood—it’s a legend that keeps up with fantastic costume changes. Stroll along Hollywood Boulevard for a mind-boggling selection of performing arts venues, like the Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dolby Theatre, and the Los Angeles Opera, to name a few.
When they aren’t bringing down the house or gracing the red carpet, you might find your favorite celebrity artists vying for a brunch table at The Ivy on Robertson Boulevard. The cottage setting is beyond charming, and the breakfast chefs will make your eggs any way you wish, from benedict to rancheros.
If you’ve ever seen snapshots of an idyllic Ferris wheel spinning nostalgic daydreams on a Southern California pier, you’ve probably gazed longingly at stunning Santa Monica. Relive your best childhood memories at Pacific Park, walk in the warm sand, or tuck into a local cafe as the soothing sounds of the ocean tide sets the tone.
Follow the stretch of sand south to the revelry of brew pubs and alehouses in Venice Beach—sidle up to the bar for a casual foodie foray before an evening of fine dining. For a poolside setting and farm-to-table fare, reserve a table at FIG. It’s located in The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows—and it’s the perfect place to stay if you crave rest and relaxation at a 5-star resort.
- The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows: Stay just steps from the beach and Santa Monica Pier at this family-friendly and pet-welcoming resort. Of course, if you don’t want to split your time between the youngsters and the spa, this is also a relaxing grownup getaway where peace and quiet are as easy to find as decadent spa treatments. When you do want to explore the local arts and entertainment scene, you’ll be mere blocks from City Garage Theatre, Fidelity Arts, and the shops on Ocean Avenue.
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