Los Angeles & Anaheim

Southern California is all about beauty - in its inhabitants, its nature, its arts, and the memories they create.

The City of Angels shines as bright as its reputation. This southern California metropolis filled to the brim with ways to treat your body to the best walks and workouts, trend-setting restaurants and lounges, where visitors can be a part of the scene, and world-famous icons to behold. 

Vibrant Anaheim is only a 30 minute drive from LA in famed Orange County. You will find unparalleled shopping and entertainment, trendy restaurants, lively art districts, historic landmarks and family attractions to create lifelong memories. Watch the delight on your family's face when you visit Disneyland Resort in California, a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true for little pirates, princesses and big kids too. 

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica is LA's Beach City. On a beautiful 5.6km stretch of coastline, Santa Monica has the beach town vibe alongside Hollywood glamour.  So much more than stunning sand, you'll find world-class hotels, celebrated restaurants, shopping and culture everywhere in the 120 art galleries, public art installations, theatres and museums.

Santa Monica is coming to Sydney's Pier One for 6 weeks, 22 September to 31 October 2019.



A gold mine for foodies, Los Angeles offers a wide array of cult-classic chains and new-age independent cafes. Balance out an indulgent meal at In-N-Out Burger or Fatburger with some of the country's premier health food options that taste equally indulgent.


Famous Rodeo Drive is only the beginning when it comes to top shopping opportunities in LA. Dash into markets Melrose Trading Post, Downtown Fashion Walk and Santee Alley or straight to massive malls like The Grove, Beverly Centre and Hollywood & Highland.

Disneyland Resort in California

A trip to California is not complete without visiting Disneyland Resort, everyone's happy place. Now is the perfect time to visit, with a four day ticket available for the price of two. That’s two days free to experience the many neighbourhoods of the newly re-imagined Pixar Pier including the thrilling Incredicoaster, and help save the Guardians of the Galaxy on Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park. Make magical memories you’ll cherish forever with classic Disneyland Park attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean and the night-time spectacular Fantasmic. 
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    Sunset in Santa Monica
    Sunset in Santa Monica
  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • See a baseball game at Angel Stadium (Anaheim) - see America's favourite pastime live as you watch MLB home team Los Angeles Angels play ball. Don't forget to participate in baseball game rituals: the 7th inning stretch and eating a ball park hot dog.
    • Visit world-renowned theme parks (Anaheim) - Raging Waters Los Angeles, LEGOLAND, Universal Studios Hollywood... the list goes on when it comes to top attractions in Southern California
    • Cycle The Strand (Santa Monica) - The Marvin Braude Bike Trail, known to locals as The Strand, is a 35-km long paved trail that parallels the iconic SoCal coastline. Bike along the world's longest oceanfront bike path for sea breezes, panoramic views, and stops for souvenirs and cafes along the way.
    • Revel at Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park - with a rich history dating back to 1909, the Santa Monica Pier is the second most-Instagrammed place in the entire world, and for good reason. Wave to the waves from up high as you take a spin on Pacific Wheel, a solar powered Ferris Wheel in Pacific Park, an amusement park with rides, midway games, oceanfront specialty food, and seaside shopping.
    • Visit Original Muscle Beach (Santa Monica) - located on the south side of the Santa Monica Pier, the Original Muscle Beach was established in the 1930s as a part of a beachfront movement of gymnasts, acrobats, and other athletes. It soon became the most famous outdoor gym in the world and today welcomes eye-catching people in search of a fresh air workout.
    • Take a trip to the cosmos at Griffith Observatory (Griffith Park) - observe the stars through telescopes, live shows at the Oschin Planetarium, and take in the breathtaking night views from the exterior of this famous building.
  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • Disneyland Resort in California - watch the delight on your family's face when you visit the Happiest Place on Earth! A Magical Kingdom where dreams come true for little pirates, princesses and big kids too. 
    • Balboa Fun Zone (Anaheim) - located right on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, the Balboa Fun Zone invites guests from all over to come together and zip around on rides, play midway games, and eat all kinds of tasty treats.
    • Bowers Museum of Cultural Art (Anaheim) - this edutaining museum and its adjacent Kidseum invite its visitors to explore hands-on exhibits. A day here is bound to inspire children of all ages.
    • Knott's Berry Farm  (Anaheim) - travel back in time at this unique amusement park. The humble beginnings of California's very first theme park have created a wholesome attraction for the family with rides, entertainment, stage shows, and dining
    • Ferris Wheel at Pacific Park (Santa Monica) - the Pacific Wheel is the world's first and only solar powered Ferris wheel. Its LED lights create a computer-generated lightshow for night time beachgoers to enjoy.
    • Santa Monica Pier Aquarium (Santa Monica) - home to over 100 local species, this aquarium is an education facility inspiring understanding and conservation through interaction and discovery. 
    • Zimmer Children's Museum (Miracle Mile) - this hands-on centre will inspire kids to learn, explore, and stay curious about the world around them.
  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    • Downtown Anaheim Farmers Markets (Anaheim) - Thursdays
    • Downtown Farmers Markets (Santa Monica) - Wednesdays & Saturdays
    • Santa Monica Main Street Farmers Markets (Santa Monica) - Sundays
    • Easter at Downtown Anaheim Farmer's Market (Anaheim) - April/May
    • LA Film Festival - June
    • Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters (Anaheim) - July/August
    • Anaheim Halloween Parade and Fall Festival (Anaheim) - 31 October
    • AFI Fest - November  
  • Off the Tourist Trail

    Off the Tourist Trail

    • Craft breweries (Anaheim) - a burgeoning market for craft brews, Anaheim has become quite the craft scene. Visit Unsung Brewery and Anaheim Brewery to see the magic made and, of course, to sample the local suds.
    • Yorba Regional Park (Anaheim) - this pocket of lush greenery is located in a historic area of Anaheim adjacent to the Santa Ana River. Eat a picnic, stroll along the four lakes, bike around, and let the children run free in the playgrounds.
    • Culinary & Street Art Bike Tours (Santa Monica) - biking by way of food or street art tours is one of the most efficient and exciting ways to explore Santa Monica.
    • Museum of Flying (Santa Monica) - aviation buffs, unite! This museum celebrates the leaders and pioneering innovations in aviation and aerospace. Visit to find artifacts, a flight simulator, and more to get your imagination soaring.
    • Museum of Neon Art (Glendale) - an eclectic collection of art is housed in this museum. Look at the past and present lives of this fun, funky medium.