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Welcome to shopping, La-La style


Swimming pools and movie stars, LA does glamor very well. But Los Angelinos also know how to shop! From top -of-the-range at Rodeo Drive to fun mall-shopping, LA really does have something for every budget. Go to now and find a cheap hotel in Los Angeles – there are more than 500 to choose from in a variety of great locations.

Los Angles has Disneyland too of course and beaches, Hollywood and great restaurants. You could spend a week here and see something new, different and exciting morning, noon and night. a discount hotel room in Los Angeles that’s close to all the hotspots you want to hit.

We could debate the world’s best designers list all day long but what you’re really looking for is affordable fashions you can wear without major embarrassment, am I right? So, make your way to the LA Fashion District in the Downtown area bounded, roughly, by Los Angeles St and Main St. It’s huge – think 99 city blocks – and everything is here. Women’s fashion, men’s casual and fashion wear, kids and toddlers and teens. You’ll find ‘big event’ dress wear alongside soccer mom stuff. Bring your fashion appetite and wallet!

You’ll need to do a little research on the LA Fashion District to make the most of your time. You can’t possibly explore the 99 city blocks, or the 4500 product lines in more than 1000 stores. This place is big! There’s cutting edge stuff here as well as everything in between. It’s also very shopper-friendly with a raft of cafes, restaurant and rest areas for the hardy shopper. The deals you’ll find are excellent. What’s really exciting though is the fact that this is where retailers from the rest of the country are coming to see what’s hot – LA as a fashion destination has hit the ‘A’ list..

One of the most exciting destinations in the LA Fashion District is the Santee Alley open air markets covering two blocks between Santee Street, Maple Avenue, Olympic Blvd., and 12th Street. There are more than 150 specialty stores here as well as plenty of market style cafes and lunch spots. The open-air street market feel is what draws the crowds in. You’ll find a more casual set of threads here – very LA! They also have a huge selection of shoes.

If you like to mix a bit of sunshine in with your shopping, then make your next stop the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Casual, very chic and crowded on weekends, the pedestrian mall three block radius has become a local fixture, offering food, outdoor shopping, entertainment and quirky one-off shopping as well as a range of brand names. It’s worth a look and the proximity of the beach makes it a real LA day out.

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It’s not too late, but it’s getting close, so can we suggest you hot foot it on to Cheap Rooms and sort out a trip to Los Angeles quick smart!

Finding a hotel in Los Angeles is easy, after all, there are over 600 to choose from. You can stay close to the action in Anaheim or be closer to downtown. All the shopping is closer to downtown but that may not be Dad’s thing… Check Cheap Rooms for deals right now to get you there!

The best part about Los Angeles is there sheer amount of very cool things to do and see. The glorious heat of a Los Angeles summer means you can schlep about in comfortable clothing and enjoy Venice Beach with all it’s wacky counter culture experiences, or you can see extraordinary culture just outside LA at the Getty Museum. Venice Beach features palm trees and a great boardwalk, lots of greenery and the coolest of shops. Walk the boardwalk and you’ll see art, sculpture, sidewalk stalls selling everything you could possibly imagine and a little bit more. There are boutiques and places to eat, stalls and street entertainment.

Downtown LA is an entertainment and a business district. There are plenty of parks plus loads of free entertainment over at Pershing Square – music, street entertainers and so on – if you’re here for a weekend. Downtown is also home to LA Live, a huge entertainment venue with six different activities including movies, sports arena, the GRAMMY museum, restaurants and more.

If you’re staying Downtown, you’ll be closer to Universal Studios than Disneyland out at Anaheim. It’s a great day out for everyone with all the usual theme park activities. There’s generally a shuttle service from most of the Downtown Hotels and, once you’re inside the park, there’s nothing else to worry about. Huge range of shows and activities plus food and drinks. The newest ride is Transformers: The Ride 3D.

The ‘must see’ while you’re in Los Angeles? We think the Getty Museum and Center is an extraordinary place. Beautiful buildings, huge grounds with stunning views across LA and magnificent collections inside. It’s nothing short of brilliant and a wonderful gift to the world. You arrive on a tram from LA into the Brentwood area and the collection at the Getty Center includes drawings, paintings, manuscripts, sculpture and photographs.

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Grammy Awards focus on LA


With so much to see in LA, you can bet the Grammies will focus the stars, their homes and their life in LA. If you’re coming to LA, you can focus on the stars too – with ‘Tours of the Stars’ Homes’, trips to Gruman’s Chinese Theater to see the stars (literally) and a run through Universal Studios. And the really good news is … if you want to stay a while Cheap Rooms has plenty of cheap hotels in Los Angeles.
Finding a hotel in Los Angeles is easy, and so is flights to Los Angeles. The key thing to remember is that public transport isn’t so good in LA. Choose your hotel in Los Angeles in relation to the majority of things to do in Los Angeles – the things special to you and the family. Once you’re on the ground there’s plenty to see and do in Los Angeles and Cheap Rooms makes it easy to get to and stay there so that you can focus on fun!

With Grammies week well and truly here, it’s time to think stars! The Grammies have been a staple in LA since 1959 and were set up in recognition of the contribution that music makes to all our lives. The actual trophy is in the shape of an old-fashioned gramophone and they’re awarded for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and more. This year, the awards are at the Staples Center in Los Angeles If you can’t make it this year… check out the stars on Hollywood Boulevard for your own up close and personal look-see!

The things to do in Los Angeles include the famous J. Paul Getty museum, the best-funded museum in the world. This place is a special treat, even if you’re not that keen on art and ancient culture. The building is magnificent, set in sprawling grounds in a specially designed complex. The exhibitions are world-class and the museum is just a short drive north of LA on the Pacific Coast Highway so it’s easy to get to.

While you’re in LA catch the circus! The Cirque du Soleil IRIS show is up to their usual standards and this 21st century look at the circus genre is as exciting today as it was when they first dreamt it up. It’s a special look at the movies, ideal for LA!

You can’t go past the Grammy museum on W Olympic Boulevard. It’s small, but fascinating – if you love music – with a ton of historical exhibits and information. The museum is in the LA Live area and shows the gamut of popular taste – from heavy metal to Andrea Bocelli and back! It’s interactive – so get your Idol game face on!

Fancy travelling a little further afield to see something pretty cool? Griffith Park Observatory is newly renovated and fun for every space monster. It’s in a fantastic park location and the views back across the city are superb. You can hike off to various parts of the park or stay awhile and gen up on space and the related sciences. At night, explore the stars.

While you’re at the observatory, take a hike through Griffith Park. This sprawling park in the Santa Monica Mountains is the second largest city park in California. There are walks, golf courses, the observatory, activity zones, open air theaters, basketball and tennis courts – everything outdoorsy! Because of its proximity to many of the film studios, the park is also the setting for hundreds of movie and tv scenes – see if you can spot your favorites.