Los Angeles, California, United States
Having stayed here recently while attending the Emmy Awards, I thought it only right that I shared my views on such an amazing place. There are 10 regions in Los Angeles County and here I explore Downtown LA, as well as some of the neighbouring areas - as they're too good to miss out! Sunny Los Angeles, 'The City of Angels', is a shimmering haven of ambition, talent and confidence. There are no limits - you can play, party, shop, eat and drink like nowhere else on earth.
Hang around on the Gymnastics Jungle Gym at Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Power hike up Runyon Canyon - with 160 acres, right in central LA, there's plenty of space to keep fit!
Take a walking tour around the historic Echo Park Lake
Eat out during LA restaurant week, July 15th - 26th, 2013
Head to 3000 Canyon Lake Drive to get the very best view of the Hollywood sign
Take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard to see more than 2,400 'stars of the stars' embedded in the pavements
Spend an evening with the stars in space, plus catch a good movie at Clark Planetarium
Be wowed by the LA Phil at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
If you're game, head to Dodger Stadium and check out some All Stars
Prepare to scream at one of California's best amusement parks, Knott's Berry Farm
Catch a wave at Malibu Surfrider Beach
For a romantic early evening stroll, head to Griffiths Observatory and surrounding grounds for breathtaking views of LA by night.
I love the developing Koreatown in LA, which is in the Miracle Mile area, just outside Downtown. The Korean Cultural Centre is the main focus and houses a beautiful art gallery and historical information. Embryonic in comparison to Chinatown, but the events are not to be missed, currently (summer 2013) you can win a trip to Korea in the K-Pop talent contest!
Rodeo Drive - baby! The excitement of remembering that famous line spoken by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman is nearly as great as shopping on the street itself - the global epicentre of luxury fashion.
Los Angeles Farmers Market - thriving since the mid-1930s, this is now classed as an LA landmark and offers international style fresh produce. Amid the hustle and bustle of local food stalls are TV execs and screenwriters grabbing their lunch at the various eateries.
LA Fashion District - Now this is a place to get your fashion fix. Also known as the Garment District, it is said to be the largest concentration of fashion-related businesses on the west coast. Located in the eastern section of downtown Los Angeles you can find menswear, womenswear, accessories, shoes... you name it!