We will be arriving in L.A. (very soon) for 7 nights as my 40th Birthday Trip (husband, 10 year old son and myself). Since booking our BA flights, we decided that we would like to visit Vegas for a couple of nights, why not as the flights were cheap enough and friends recommended that we experience Vegas while we were in LA. I have been on this forum nearly every day since booking our flights last October so here goes!!!!!!
Day 1 - We arrive at LAX at 18.00 and have booked into a hotel near airport as we will be leaving for our flight to Vegas early next day. Any recommendations for a good place to eat (preferably not fast food) is greatly appreciated. Happy to get a taxi but hopefully not too far away.
Day 2&3 in Vegas. I have not prebooked any trips etc as friends advised us to just go with the flow along the strip. Just plan to stroll along and pack in as much as we can.
Day 4 - Flight back to LA arrives midday and taxi to Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Hollywood Walk of Fame. Check in and then explore Hollywood behind the scenes tour, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood Sign etc
Day 5 (husband's birthday). - Madame Tussaud's am then HOHO red route tour to Beverley Hills and then The Grove. Need to find somewhere to eat in the evening (few drinks in a bar and either a nice bar meal or restaurant).
Day 6 - Metro to Universal Studios/city walk for the day.
Day 7 - plan to catch a local bus to Santa Monica to do Pier and rent bikes to visit Venice Beach and canals.
Day 8 - Leave LA
Any recommendation or advice is greatly appreciated