When you think of L.A., you probably only think of Hollywood, Universal Studios, and paparazzi. But hey now, there’s tons more to see and do in Los Angeles beyond spotting celebrities!

You just need to know where to look…

Speaking of celebrities, everyone knows how they get tons of stuff for free because of their fame, especially in Los Angeles.

But don’t be jelly, because you too can experience L.A. like a celebrity – and it won’t cost you a single dollar…

And that’s thanks to an exciting competition launched by American Airlines and Brand USA that’s giving agents such as yourself the chance to WIN the Ultimate $10,000 Itinerary to the USA, including a sweet two-night stay in the City of Angeles.

Read until the end of this guide where you’ll learn how you can get in on this amazing opportunity which ends this week – so ENTER NOW!


Where to stay


Although your first instinct may be to stay in ever-colourful West Hollywood, the recently revived Downtown area is currently one of the fastest growing and exciting areas to stay in L.A., thanks to a string of excellent hotels opening up in the historic area.

Yep, L.A. has history!

The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles, which occupies the former headquarters of The Bank of Italy and couldn’t be better-located, is a prime example. This hotel is only a short distance from the city’s Historic Core, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Regent Theatre DTLA, the Grand Central Market and the STAPLES Center, where you’ll be able to cheer on the Lakers.


Where & what to eat & drink


Los Angeles’s food scene reflects its multicultural heart and soul, which is excellent news for your stomach.

Head to Koreatown for the best pork bulgogi and tacos you’ve ever had in your life. If you’d rather stay in Downtown, beeline it to Cole’s for a french dip (a meat sandwich with gravy on the side). This sandwich has been going strong in LA for over 100 years now!

For something to wet your whistle, take a taxi to Chinatown to the uber-cool Apotheke, an apothecary/medicinal-themed bar which will add a splash of the unique to your Los Angeles experience.


What to do


Trust us, you’re not going to be bored the slightest in Los Angeles – that’s just impossible!

Visit Universal Studios and Madame Tussauds; go on a Warner Bros. Studio and Movie Star Homes Tour; or leave Hollywood altogether and head to the iconic Santa Monica Pier for ice-cream and a stroll along Venice Beach, or down to the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park for rides and their famous fried chicken.

Or just go shopping on the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and max out your credit card in this fashionable retail mecca!


Win the ultimate $10,000 itinerary to the USA


Okay, so here’s the exciting part guys!

If you’d like to WIN an incredible $10,000 Itinerary to the USA for you and your bestie, all you need to do is demonstrate how well you know American Airlines’ network by creating YOUR ultimate bucket-list American itinerary here.

But hurry and ENTER TODAY as this amazing American Airlines and Brand USA competition ends this week!


What will you win? An EPIC USA trip for you AND a mate is what!

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WIN: Two Round-trip American Airlines tickets from Sydney to Los Angeles in Premium economy AND all internal flights on American Airlines. That’s you AND your bestie!


2 incredible nights in Los Angeles…


INCLUDING: 2 Nights at the NoMad Hotel LA, 2 Front of Line Passes for Universal Studios Hollywood, 2 x 1 Day GO LA attraction passes, 2 Starline Tours 24-hour hop on hop off bus passes, 1 x $150 USD Westfield Century City Shopping gift card AND 2 x return LAX airport transfers!

2 mind-blowing nights in Las Vegas…

Pic: KA, Cirque Du Soleil

Pic: KA, Cirque Du Soleil

INCLUDING: 2 nights MGM Grand Hotel & Casino valued at up to $460 per twin share for two people, Cirque du Soleil show valued at up to $140 per person, Night Strip Helicopter Tour valued at up to $200 per person (with Papillion Group), AND Private Transport valued at up to $150 per vehicle.

And one unforgettable night in New Orleans


INCLUDING: 1 complimentary room at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on March 24th and 25th, a voucher for 2 for a cooking demonstration at New Orleans School of Cooking, 2 passes to The National WWII Museum, 2 vouchers for Cafe du Monde for beignets and beverage of choice and Airport transfers on Airport Shuttle.

How amazing is that?!

Five finalists will be shortlisted after creating their amazing itineraries and then flown to Sydney for free to compete in an All-American Dream Itinerary Challenge on 21st March where they’ll have to show the judges who know American and America best and compete for the EPIC grand prize. Runners-up will still walk away with 2 x Return Premium Economy tickets SYD-LAX, so this is definitely something worth entering!

So HURRY and enter this fantastic contest TODAY! Visit the American Airlines microsite at aa.com/americandream STAT!

READ: WIN the trip of a lifetime to the USA for you and your bestie

READ: This is what an incredible Vegas escape looks like …YOU can win it!

READ: Never been to New Orleans? Read this & then WIN this!

You have 48 hours in the City of Angels. Where do you go and what do you do? Tell us in the comments below!

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