Introduction: The Castle Life in Los Angeles 

 January 3, 2020

Welcome to my latest trip report which covers a 3-day trip I took to Los Angeles in 2016 and had the chance to tick many things on my “Must See in Los Angeles” list.

Los Angeles is a city that evokes quite divisive opinions from those who have visited. It is very much a love it or hate it kind of place. While I fall into the former section, I have many close friends who would happily never step foot in Los Angeles or the surrounding area ever again.

As a general rule, I try to stay in AirBnBs (or HomeAway/Stayz) if I am going to be in the same location for three nights or more. I find that any less, hotels are the better option as they provide more flexible check in and check out times. When I'm looking to book a hotel, I usually compare the rooms available on Rocketmiles, Agoda and Booking.com to determine which option provides the best points-earning opportunity.

DEAL: Get 1,000 bonus miles on your first booking with Rocketmiles

That said, hotels usually look the same in most cities and I am always on the lookout for quirky AirBnB listings – like that one time I stayed in a Treehouse in Austin, Texas.

For this stay, I ended up booking a castle in the Hollywood Hills.

Here’s what you can look forward to in this trip report:


Introduction: The Castle Life in Los Angeles
Travel Review: High Up in a Castle AirBnB
Destination: Warner Bros Studio Tour Los Angeles
Destination: Attending a Taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Destination: Attending a Taping of Bill Nye the Science Guy
Destination: Universal Studios Hollywood
Destination: 2016 Opening Game LA Lakers at the STAPLES Center
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A Guide To Purchasing Event Tickets From Resellers

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for this walk down memory lane.

P.S – Let me know your thoughts on Los Angeles as a city in the comments below! Are you a lover for the City of Angels or someone who avoids it at all costs?

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Bec Flavell

About the author


A points and miles expert and the founder of Award Lounge, Bec is passionate about teaching others how to maximise their frequent flyer miles and loyalty program points to live a life of luxury travel.

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