"The Rough Guide to Los Angeles" is the definitive handbook to the USA's second biggest city. Now in its fourth edition, this guide is jam-packed with up-to-date listings of hundreds of the city's restaurants, bars and hotels, as well as reviews of all the best clubs, shops, cinemas, and live music venues. Along with a thorough look at LA's top tourist areas, from Hollywood and Beverly Hills to Santa Monica and Disneyland, this guide also takes time to explore less well-known but no less deserving destinations, from Downtown's burgeoning arts district to Santa Catalina Island off the coast. There are chapters that look at LA's colourful background, from the landmark architecture and local history, to the rise of the Hollywood film industry. This guide comes complete with plenty of maps to help you plan your trip to this free-spirited metropolis.
Jeff Dickey is an established Rough Guide author and has contributed to eight different Rough Guides, including Washington DC, Seattle, the Pacific Northwest, California and USA. Jeff is also an accomplished film and video writer and spent five years at USC's film school in LA.