Coastal California - Los Angeles (PDF Chapter)


This is the Los Angeles chapter from Lonely Planet’s Coastal California guidebook.

Ah, Los Angeles: land of starstruck dreams and Tinseltown magic. You may think you know what to expect from LA, but do yourself a favor and leave your preconceptions in the suitcase.

  • watching surfers carve waves at Surfrider Beach in Malibu
  • maps
  • shopping like a star at Malibu Country Mart
  • transport
  • swerving along breathtaking Palos Verdes Drive, then hunting for starfish and anemones in the tide pools of Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Sights & Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Around Los Angeles, Catalina Island, Big Bear Lake.

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