Palm Tree-Lined Street Overlooking Los Angeles

Destination Hollywood: Fly to LAX to See Your Silver-Screen Heroes

Did you watch the Academy Awards® this year? What a night it was, especially for Ireland, as Cillian Murphy won the Oscar for best actor for his role in Oppenheimer. As we’ll be flying the Oscar trophy home, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and LA is all we can seem to think of. Do you also fancy seeing the star-studded stage for real? It’s never been easier to make your Hollywood dream a reality with our flights from Dublin to Los Angeles.

Palm Tree-Lined Street Overlooking Los Angeles
Palm Tree-Lined Street Overlooking Los Angeles

Known as the home of the TV and film industry, LA is packed with fun and exciting things to do every day. Whether you’re a movie buff or not, you’ll love exploring all that the sun-drenched city has to offer. Here our top ten picks for the ultimate trip to the West Coast’s “City of Angels”.

  1. Tour the Dolby Theatre: If you missed your invitation to the Oscars®, you can still get a taste of the excitement with a guided tour of their famous home.
  2. See the Hollywood Sign: A must for any LA visitor, this iconic sign is perched high in the  hills, ideal for an energetic morning hike or a relaxing evening drive.
  3. Attend a TV taping: You’ll have to apply ahead of time, but getting tickets to America’s Got Talent, Jeopardy or any other show will make your trip memorable.
  4. Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame: Wander along Hollywood Boulevard and find the stars of the world’s best-known actors, directors and other movie professionals.
  5. Watch a movie outdoors: Pack a picnic, get comfy and enjoy a classic movie or latest hit under the stars in one of LA’s many public parks or rooftop terraces.
  6. Take a tour of Beverly Hills: Enjoy the sunshine in an open-top bus tour of Hollywood’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Keep your eyes peeled for famous residents!
  7. Visit the Hollywood Museum: Explore special exhibits, memorabilia displays and iconic outfits from silver-screen classics in the historic Max Factor building.
  8. Check out the TLC Chinese Theatre: If you’re lucky, you might catch a movie premier — if not, you can still see your favourite stars’ handprints and footprints.
  9. Walk the Warner Bros. Studio: Go behind the scenes of the sets of classic TV shows and movies like Friends, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and much more.
  10. Go celeb-spotting: Check out celebrity sightings on social media to see where your favourite stars are hanging out and drop in for a coffee — you never know!
Santa Monica Pier at sunset
Santa Monica Pier at sunset

If you get tired of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, there’s also more than 75 miles of coastline to explore in LA, including the white sands of Malibu, Santa Barbara and Venice Beach.  If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, you won’t be disappointed with the many epic hiking and biking trails taking you to incredible sights under the warm LA sun. For those who prefer retail therapy, Rodeo Drive will be top of the to-do list, but there are great vintage stores and designer outlets to explore too. Make sure you leave time for refreshments at one of LA’s many culinary hotspots, offering American classics like burgers, hot dogs and deli sandwiches as well as innovative high-end fare and a wide range of delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Skateboarder at Venice Beach
Skateboarder at Venice Beach

Make sure you start your trip off right with a taste of the high life in the air. Speed through the U.S. pre-clearance customs and immigration facility at Dublin airport and settle into specially-designed Recaro seats in our spacious Airbus A330-200 — the longest-range craft in our fleet.

Enjoy your flight from Dubin to LA in relaxing luxury, with complimentary in-flight dining and 24-hour entertainment at your fingertips. For the real celebrity experience, relax on the fully lie-flat 6.5ft long bed in our Business Cabin, complete with a 16” HD Panasonic screen and noise-cancelling headphones to help you snooze the hours away.

At Aer Lingus, we make every passenger feel like a star, with a warm welcome that carries you across the Atlantic with comfort, care and a healthy helping of Irish craicBook your flight to LA and save €100 on return flights with our St. Patrick’s Day sale on now through 18th March 2024.