Although the best vacations are the ones that allow for spontaneity, there's no substitute for a little pre-trip research when it comes to planning a great vacation. Ergo, this entire guide contains practical information to help you prepare the perfect trip to L.A., including topical websites, recommended pre-trip arrangements, ideal times to visit, and local resources for those with specialized needs.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.