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Must do's in Los Angeles
Universal Studios: the most impressive film studios in the world. Through special effects you become part of the crew on film sets of blockbusters such as Jurassic Park and Shrek. Nice plus: you choose how you explore the park; on foot, by car, by train or boat (watch out for the sharks!). Afterwards you experience jinks on chilling roller coasters and other exciting attractions.
Venice Beach: the place-to-be for sun lovers, surfers and skaters. Art enthusiasts as well will be delighted with the on sale collections in the local galleries.
Santa Monica Pier: the world famous wooden jetty with souvenir shops and seafood restaurants. You will also find a real amusement park with carousel, a roller coaster and aquarium. An ideal outing with kids!
Hollywood Walk of Fame: More than 2,000 celebrities have now received their star on the most famous side walk in the world: Elvis Presley, Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Queen, Michael Jackson, and we bet your favourite film star too.
Los Angeles: Insider tips
Want to shop amongst film stars? Head for Robertson Boulevard in West-Hollywood. This fashionable shopping lane is where you will find unique boutiques with smart accessories and designer clothing.
Want to go celebrity-spotting? Go to Sunset Strip, a vibrant and notorious nightlife district which abounds with clubs, restaurants and bars. The Viper Room, The Sky Bar and The House of Blues are just a few of the many possibilities.
How to explore Los Angeles?
The metro in Los Angeles is secure, smooth and efficient and brings you swiftly to popular tourist spots such as Universal Studios, for instance.
A different way of getting around during your citytrip in Los Angeles is by public transport above the ground, the orange MTA-busses.To explore the surrounding nature sites and the famous highway 1, pre-book a rental car, you will not regret it... Highways connect the city centre with the coastal scenic road and Orange County. A definite must.
Los Angeles Travel information:
Travel documents: All Belgian nationals* (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (biometric) containing min. 2 blank pages, valid at day of entry and during the entire stay. Connections recommends to let common sense prevail and to build in some slack in terms of validity. Often unforeseen circumstances (weather factors, volcanoes, and threats all kinds) are the cause of a mandatory postponed return date. Please keep this in mind. Consult the latest travel information and up-to-date travel advice on diplomatie.be/nl.
All passengers who travel to and /or via the U.S. must apply for an electronic travel authorization at least 72 hours prior to departure. The ESTA procedure must be requested via the official website link https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and paid by a personal credit card only. Please verify the latest updates on travel advice, documents and requirements on http://diplomatie.be/nl.
Local time: - 9 hours
Daylight saving time 2015: Los Angeles sets its clock forward in the night of Saturday 8 March to Sunday 9 March. In Belgium, the clock is set forward on the night of Saturday March, 28 to Sunday, March 29th. This entails that between 8 and 29 March, there is an 8 hour instead of 9 hour time difference between Belgium and the U.S.
Winter time 2015: Belgium turns the clock back one hour on the night of Saturday, October 24th to Sunday, October 25th. Los Angeles turns back the arms of the clock on the night of Saturday, 1 November to Sunday, 2 November. This entails that during that week there is an 8 hour instead of 9 hour time difference of between Belgium and the U.S.
Currency: US Dollar. 1 USD = 0.92 EUR (08/04/2015)
Climate: Los Angeles, California, is with more than more than 3000 hours of sunshine, the city with the largest amount of sun hours a year. Even during the winter months the sun shines an average of 8 hours a day!