Find the Best All-Inclusive Los Angeles Vacation Packages
Finding All-Inclusive Los Angeles Vacation Packages
The first step to finding great vacation packages for Los Angeles is to decide exactly what you'd like to do while in the City of Angels, and where in the city you'd like to be. Once you've narrowed down your Los Angeles travel plans, you can look at different options for airfare, rental cars and hotel accommodations. Booking these things together means you will save money; don't bother looking around for cheap individual deals. Here are some trusty sites that offer packages including hotel, flight, rental car and more: Expedia.com, Travelocity.com, Orbitz.com and Hotwire.com. From Kayak.com, with a little patience, you can check a bunch of travel package websites simultaneously.
Booking the Best All-Inclusive Los Angeles Hotels
Before you book, make sure you know a little about what's included in your hotel stay. For a starting place, check out AOL Travel's favorite Los Angeles hotels. If you want to stay in a hotel where your food and drinks are included, you probably have to stay outside of the city -- but the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and some other big brands offer a Club Level or similar deal where for a little extra cash per night, you have access to a lounge with free light food and beverages all day. That can add up to big savings pretty quickly, especially if you are traveling with your family (or require an IV of champagne at all times). Hotels like L'Ermitage offer complimentary perks like free use of a Mercedes-Benz within three miles (also see free town car service within two miles at The London West Hollywood). It all depends what's most important to you.
Saving Money on a Los Angeles Vacation Package
Be aware that Los Angeles has a lot of traffic, and consider flying into an alternative airport (as in: not LAX). You may save money, and you will almost undboutedly save traffic time if you fly into another airport -- and some are pretty convenient to the top tourist attractions. The Burbank/Pasadena Bob Hope International Airport (BUR) is an excellent option for travelers with their eyes set on Hollywood or fun at Universal Studios.
Santa Ana/Orange County John Wayne International Airport (SNA) or Long Beach International Airport (LGB) can be perfect for visitors who want to chillax in the beach towns of Orange County (from Huntington Beach to San Juan Capistrano) or spend time at Disneyland.
If you're not renting a car, consider a group-ride airport service to save money on that unavoidable airport-to-hotel trip, like SuperShuttle.
Making Your All-Inclusive Los Angeles Vacation Your Own
Once you have the basics down, add your own perks! You'll have a lot more fun in Los Angeles if you plan your activities (and buy your tickets) in advance, so see what's going on at the Staples Center and LA Live, or figure out which day you want to check out Disney's California Adventure or The Getty Center. If you want to add an Angels, Dodgers, Lakers or Clippers game to your trip plans, again the Internet is your key to booking. Jazz it up in advance, so all you have to do when you get there is relax and enjoy!
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