Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), "Frommer's Los Angeles 2006" features gorgeous full-color photos of the sights and experiences that await you in the City of Angels. We give you insider tips on ocean-view dining, celebrity spotting, power shopping, and bargain hunting - plus how to become a game show contestant, where to go for surfing lessons, where to enter a karaoke contest, and where to find kid-friendly attractions and restaurants. We also cover side trips to Long Beach, the Orange Coast, Santa Catalina Island, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara. You'll travel LA (and beyond) like a pro with our candid recommendations and planning advice. Also included are accurate regional and town maps (including an illustrated map of the Sunset Strip), up-to-date advice on finding the best package deals, a free color fold--out map, and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap.
Table of Contents
List of Maps. What's New in Los Angeles. 1. The Best of Los Angeles. 2. Planning Your Trip to Los Angeles. 3. For International Visitors. 4. Suggested Los Angeles Itineraries. 5. Getting to Know Los Angeles. 6. Where to Stay. 7. Where to Dine. 8. What to See & Do in Los Angeles. 9. The Disneyland Resort & Knott's Berry Farm. 10. Shopping. 11. Los Angeles After Dark (Bryan Lane). 11. Side Trips from Los Angeles. Index.
Matthew Richard Poole, a native Californian, has authored more than two dozen travel guides to California, Hawaii, and abroad, and is a regular contributor to radio and television travel programs, including numerous guest appearances on the award--winning "Bay Area Backroads" television show. Before becoming a full--time travel writer and photographer, he worked as an English tutor in Prague, a ski instructor in the Swiss Alps, and a scuba instructor in Maui and Thailand. Highly allergic to office buildings and mortgage payments, he spends most of his time traveling the globe and searching for new adventures. His other Frommer's titles include California, California from $70 a Day, San Francisco from $70 a Day, the Irreverent Guide to San Francisco, and Portable Disneyland.