Send luggage to Los Angeles
Home to the movie magic of Hollywood and the tech gurus of Silicon Valley, LA has much to offer the fleeting traveller too. Whether you’re catching rays on Venice Beach, celebrity spotting in Beverly Hills, or watching the LA Lakers shoot some hoops, Luggage Mule can handle all of your luggage needs so that you can make the most of your trip to the City of Angels.
Customs: The USA has strict border controls, and it is forbidden to bring almost all fruit, vegetables and meat products into the country. See our USA and Luggage Mule prohibited list pages for information on what you can and cannot ship.
Price: One way shipping from £59.99!
Shipping times: 6 working days.
Flights: Flights to the Los Angeles take about eleven hours. LAX is the primary airport.
Currency: US dollar ($)
Power: 120V, 60Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports are eligible for the free ESTA-USA Visa, valid for stays of 90 days or less. If you intend to stay for longer or work in USA, you will need an alternative visa. Use the official Visa Finder to find out which visa you require.
Time difference: GMT-8.
Packing for Los Angeles
Summers in Los Angeles are dry and warm with an average temperature of 29°C. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are musts and it’s also wise to pack some long-sleeved shirts to keep those arms under wraps and away from the sunshine. Winters are also warm with average temperatures of 20°C. Expect rain in coastal regions. Remember to pack comfortable shoes for sightseeing and formal clothing for high-end restaurants and nightclubs. Some have a ‘jacket only’ policy. Lastly, don’t forget your swimming gear and check whether your accommodation provides towels – you may need to bring your own.
Ship your bike to Los Angeles
There are some great cycle routes in LA. The 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail, also known as The Strand, traverses the city’s coastline passing through the sun-kissed Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades and Torrance County Beach in the south. The Ballona Creek bicycle path connecting Playa del Rey to Syd Kronenthal Park is equally scenic, taking in views of the Ballona Wetlands and the Santa Monica Mountains. For those wishing to stay central, L.A.’s biggest park, Griffith Park has its own nine-mile bike loop.
Ship your golfing gear to Los Angeles
Southern California has some great golf courses. Boasting 54+ holes, The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast is open to all and the Sky Course at Lost Canyons Golf Club in Simi Valley is considered one of the most challenging courses in the US. For those lucky enough, the private course of Riviera Country Club Los Angeles founded in 1927 is popular amongst the Hollywood elite with stars such as Humphrey Bogart and Walt Disney having graced the greens down the years. Let Luggage Mule ship your golfing kit to LA at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to enjoy these courses with your own clubs.
Ship your skiing gear to Los Angeles
The closest ski resorts to Los Angeles can be found in Southern California. Just a few hours drive out of the city, the San Gabriel & San Bernadino Mountains are the most popular winter getaways. Here you’ll find Bear Mountain, the state’s most respected snowboarding destination, and The Mount Baldy Ski Lifts ski resort, or “Baldy” for short – the closest resort to LA. Let Luggage Mule ship your skis to your ski resort of choice and don’t worry about squeezing into a borrowed pair.
What to ship home from Los Angeles
The USA produces some of the best New World wines in the world. The Napa Valley is 8 hours drive from LA but many of the wines available in the US’s most popular wine region will be available within the city limits at various wine-centric outlets such as Domaine LA, Silver Lake Wine, and K&L Wine Merchants. Don’t settle for bringing single bottles back home – with a generous 30kg allowance, our luggage shipping service allows you to buy your favourite American wine by the case and have it delivered right to your door.
Away from the wine, LA’s shopping options are second to none. For gifts and cultural items explore the shopping malls of Desert Hills and Ontario Mills or delve into the high-end luxury goods on Rodeo Drive and Robertson Blvd. For those after fashion’s latest trends, the LA Fashion District in Downtown is the place to go and the shopping centres of The Grove, Beverly Center, and Hollywood & Highland with answer all other clothing brands requests.