Vancouver is a Canadian city with panoramic views, green parks and gently rising mountains. Los Angeles is the ritzy California city known for decadence and glamour. Those flying from Vancouver to Los Angeles can search for low-cost tickets, hotels and vacation packages on Orbitz.com.
Vancouver International Airport is located on Grant McConachie Way in Richmond. Travelers can take the Canada Line to the airport. This rail system can get from downtown Vancouver to the airport in under a half hour. A two-zone ticket costs $8.75, but a book of 10 Fare Saver tickets only costs $31.50. More than 500 licensed taxis service the airport, and a traveler can expect to pay about $30 to $32 for a one-way trip. Those arriving from downtown Vancouver hotels can board a shuttle from Aeroshuttle and ride to the airport for about $14.
Daily parking is available in the Parkade for $30 to $32. The weekly rate is $176. If you don't mind a longer walk to the terminal, you can park in the economy lot for $21 to $23. The weekly rate is $138, and the area has self-pay machines. A long-term lot offers the lowest parking fees at $15.75 per day, or $102 for a week. This lot is not within walking distance to the terminal, but travelers can board a free shuttle, which runs every 10 to 15 minutes. Monk's Grill, in the domestic terminal, serves up West Coast cuisine, delicious cocktails and juicy burgers. White Spot is known for its secret sauce. Try a burger with Triple "O" sauce, or grab a fresh salad. Travelers with less time can choose from one of the fast-food establishments, including Pizza Hut, A&W, Vera's Burger Shack and Jugo Juice.
Los Angeles is located on the Pacific coast. This sunny city is known for beautiful weather, high-end shopping and Hollywood mansions, but the city can trace its history back to the days of the dinosaurs. Numerous fossils have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits, and the George C. Page Museum offers visitors a glimpse of the city's prehistoric past.
The Los Angeles International Airport is also known as LAX. This airport is one of the busiest in the country and is located on World Way roughly 15 miles from downtown. Many area hotels offer complimentary shuttle service from the airport. LAX FlyAway Bus offers nonstop service to and from the airport. Passengers can travel to Westwood for $10. A trip to Irvine costs $25, and those traveling to Van Nuys or Union Station can expect to pay $7.
Temperatures in Los Angeles are pleasant and mild most of the year. The average temperature in August is about 72 degrees Fahrenheit, and January sees average temperatures around 57 degrees. The city receives about 17 inches of rainfall each year, and most of that is during the winter. The summer is a great time to hit the beach and soak up some sun. Venice Beach is popular with locals and visitors alike, but it's more than just sand and surf. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, walk and skate. The Baked Potato is a funky bar on Cahuenga Boulevard West where visitors can sip drinks and listen to some smooth jazz. Those traveling with children may wish to explore Universal Studios Hollywood. More than a movie studio, this popular attraction is also a theme park and entertainment area with dining, shopping and musical events. The L.A. shopping district may not be a place to find bargains and sales, but travelers can purchase the latest fashions and jewelry from some of today's hottest designers.
Finding a flight from Vancouver to Los Angeles can be easy with the help of Orbitz.com. Travelers can also find information on hotels, rental cars and area attractions. Whether you are headed to Los Angeles for the sunshine, shopping or nightlife, your trip is sure to be memorable.
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