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- Mercato Di Vetro9077 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069-5520, United Statesrecommended Mercato Di VetroI come here every time I am in Los Angeles. The food is absolutely amazing, the location is great, the staff is wonderful, and the best part is the atmosphere! The food is all served tapas style, so ... read morebe sure you order a lot. It can be a bit pricey, but the taste definitely makes it well worth it. I've come here with groups a few times and it is always kind of difficult to gauge exactly how much food to order, but this is another area where the staff was very helpful.....this is after they have already helped you pick out an amazing bottle of wine for the table.Recommended for:Gary McCormick
If you're going to be near West Hollywood, you should check out this place for sure!
- Warner Bros. VIP Tours3400 Riverside Drive, Gate 6, Burbank, CA
- Hollywood Sign6342 Mulholland Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90068-1648
- Hollywood Walk of Fame6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6101
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)8100 Westchester Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Resort at Pelican Hill22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach, CA 92657
- Kushi Shabu Restaurant123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, #305, Los Angeles, CA 90012recommended Kushi Shabu RestaurantKushi has all you can eat shabu shabu for $27. You can even mix and match the beef and pork, since they are the same price. Get refills on the veggies and noodles too. They used to put mochi on the ... read moreveggie plate, but they were throwing a lot of them away, so make sure to ask for some. Save room for the red bean and fruit dessert too.Recommended for:
- The Gorbals501 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013recommended The GorbalsThe Gorbals is a unique restaurant located inside the Alexandria Hotel (now apartments) in downtown LA. The hotel itself is a little rundown, but is decked out with framed pictures of flappers and ... read moresome fun 1920 décor. The Gorbals is dimly lit (with the exception of the open kitchen – you can sit at the bar and watch them cook!) but has a nice ambience that contrasts the hotel right outside the door. Probably the most famous dish here is the bacon wrapped matzo ball, which was decent, but nothing special. I liked the confit tongue and banh mi poutine dishes much more. The latkes (potato pancakes) were also good, but be prepared for the strong smoky applesauce. You have to save room for the sticky toffee pudding, which comes with a scoop of ice cream on top. It was definitely my most favorite dish here. All dishes are fairly small and on the expensive side, but it’s fun to get a number of different items to try between a few people.Recommended for:
- Third Street PromenadeSanta Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Californiarecommended Third Street PromenadeI love walking down Third St. on a sunny day. Not only can you get some shopping done, but you also get to watch some street performers (some are better than others). Stop by Angelato for some Exotica ... read moregelato or sit outside on the patio at any of the numerous restaurants.Recommended for:recommended Third Street PromenadeShoppings, restaurants, people watching, amateur musicians.Recommended for:
- The Getty Center1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1666recommended The Getty CenterIf you only have time for one museum during your visit to LA, consider picking this one. Art + awesome views of the West LA cityscape, especially at sunset, when the white Travertine marble of these ... read moremodernist buildings glows with pastel colors. Admission is free if you come by bus, or pay for parking (no reservations needed). The museum's cafe with panoramic glass windows is not half bad, though it is pricey.recommended The Getty CenterPerched high up on a sculpted ridgeline north of the city (and reached via a mini-tramway!) the Getty Center is unparalleled for its architecture and natural setting. With great hilltop views over the ... read morePacific and the sprawl of Los Angeles, the complex of rough-quarried white marble and surrounding gardens is nothing short of stunning. The museum's collection runs to European and American painting, sculpture, and photography, and it frequently plays host to outstanding travelling exhibitions; a Jacques Louis David retrospective I saw here in 2006 blew my mind.Matthew Crompton
This is my single favorite thing about LA, and I've been on every visit to the city I've ever made. Great art, great architecture, great gardens and amazing views!
- Piano Bar6429 Selma Ave., Hollywood, CArecommended Piano BarI came here last year for my boyfriend's birthday, where the bartender (who looked exactly like Jason Mraz) proceeded to give us free drinks for the entire night. Still, without all the liquid ... read moreencouragement I think I would have enjoyed this place just as much. It is simple and low key; there is no cover charge or dress code. There is live music every night, and the night I was there a talented singer-songwriter entertained us for a good hour and a half. Sometimes it can be a bit of a free for all - a random bar patron jumped on stage at one point and belted at some of his own tunes, but the entire atmosphere is welcoming and jovial and the perfect mesh of a dive bar and a music lounge.
- Tar & Roses602 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CArecommended Tar & RosesLoved loved loved this restaurant. Even though it's kind of a hike from where I live, I would make the trip again...First of all, the service was absolutely wonderful. We had a great waiter who ... read morechecked on us exactly when he needed to and left us alone at the right time; their side staff was also phenomenal, too. For appetizers, we had these wonderful wood roasted peppers and a plate of some of the lightest gnocchi I have ever eaten. My bf got the hangar steak which was cooked perfectly, and I had a perfectly seasoned Spanish sea bass (head, tail, everything was left on but the bones were never a problem). Even though we had problems getting reservations, we actually arrived about an hour early and didn't have to wait for a table - though for a Tuesday night, it was pretty packed. Can't wait to come back here!Erin K
If you find yourself in Santa Monica, definitely stop by this restaurant. Such quality food and the staff is amazing!
recommended Temescal Canyon TrailThis is now my new favorite hiking trail in LA. The views of Santa Monica, the ocean, and everything beyond are picture perfect on a clear day, and the hike takes you through so many micro-climates ... read morethat you really feel like you could be anywhere. There is ample parking at the base of the canyon ($7 to park), and it's just a short walk from the parking lot to the start of the hike. The loop is roughly four and a half miles, and I would recommend taking Temescal Canyon Ridge Trail on the way up. It is a sharp ascent, but if you start here you'll have more energy on the way up. The trail then connects to Temescal Canyon Trail, which is a gradual descent into the canyon that passes by a small, albeit pretty, waterfall. Dogs are only allowed in certain areas of the park, so you won't have to worry about running into them (or, um, everything they leave behind). It's an absolutely stunning hike, a great workout, and a nearby escape. Don't forget to bring water!Erin K
Love this hike!
- Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, California 90291recommended Intelligentsia Coffee & TeaThis Venice location is amazing! The whole thing here is that there is a personal barista for you. Intelligentsia has really popularized high quality coffee and they take it a step further at this ... read morelocation. The main downside would be long lines, but it's worth dealing with for the experience of it all (as well as the coffee, of course).Recommended for:
- Sauce on Hampton259 Hampton Dr, #B, Venice, CA 90291recommended Sauce on HamptonLove this place! It's a gourmet food type of place, but it's still got that low-key Venice sort of vibe to it. The menu is large and diverse. I recommend the melt, which is basically a wrap with bacon ... read morecheese and spinach. So good! They also give you a macadamia nut cookie for dessert. Gotta love that.Recommended for:Josh Moody-Arndt
This is just off of Rose avenue which is one of Venice's up and coming streets. Lot's of interesting places to eat along here.
- Venice CanalsVenice, Californiarecommended Venice CanalsOriginally the canals were meant to be an amusement park resembling Venice, Italy. Today it sort of resembles a cross between a wealthy residential neighborhood, a park and a historical monument. The ... read morecanals are great to explore on foot and I consider them to be one of Venice's most interesting attractions. There's a lot of great architecture and the reflection off of the water makes for a lot of great photo opportunities.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Urth Caffe8565 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069recommended Urth CaffeThis has always been one of my favorite local cafe's going back a number of years. There is a nice selection of soups, salads and sandwiches, as well great coffee, tea and juice. As far as food goes, ... read moreI recommend going with one of their sandwiches. The turkey burger and the grilled vegetable sandwich are both really good choices and come with a reasonably large salad. For drinks, I recommend either trying a pot of one of the teas or going for a mocha.Recommended for:Josh Moody-Arndt
I always take people here when they are visiting and most people love it. Food, coffee and tea are all great and there's good people watching at this location.
- Wurstküche Restaurant800 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013recommended Wurstküche RestaurantAwesome sausage place. So many different options from typical bratwurst to exotic things like alligator. I tried rattle snack and rabbit. Yeah it sounds weird and yeah it's good. They also have a few ... read morevegetarian options. Haven't tested the beers, but they have 24 on tap.Recommended for:Vegetarian
- Los angeles arts districtE 4th Pl, Los Angeles, Californiarecommended Los angeles arts districtThe arts district is a small section downtown that is quickly growing as a residential area. It's easy to miss, but great to explore. There are murals, graffiti and other kinds of public art around ... read moreevery corner. There are interesting shops to browse and places to eat.Recommended for:
- Griffith Observatory2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1255recommended Griffith ObservatoryThis is not only a majestic viewpoint overlooking Los Angeles, it's also a science museum. There's also hiking trails in the area, so there's plenty to enjoy besides the view.Kevin Cheng
Great views of Los Angeles. Fun little museum as well.
- Kincaid's500 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277recommended Kincaid'sThis is an upscale restaurant on the pier with a nice view of the pier and ocean. The food is good, not spectacular, but the prices are very reasonable considering its location. The atmosphere is ... read moreupscale but laid back, especially for lunch on the weekends. I'd certainly recommend this restaurant for special (romantic) occasions or for entertaining guests from out of town.Recommended for:Kevin Cheng
A nice restaurant on the pier overlooking the pacific.
- Road to Seoul1230 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006recommended Road to SeoulThe "Road to Seoul" beef is excellent, and of course they have all the standard cuts of meat for you to throw on the grill here as well. They do use charcoal here so it's extra tasty but also extra ... read moresmoky, so wear stuff you don't have to dry clean.Kevin Cheng
There's a ton of awesome korean food in LA.
- Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles5006 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019recommended Roscoe's House of Chicken and WafflesTheir gravy covered fried chicken is awesome with some hot sauce. I'm not too big a fan of waffles but in this instance it pairs nicely. Love the grits too.Recommended for:
- Pizzeria Mozza641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036recommended Pizzeria MozzaThe bubbly crust, the exquisite toppings. I love pizza from Pizzeria Mozza. The fennel sausage and goat cheese pizza are the ones we usually order, and don't forget the butterscotch budino for ... read moredessert!Recommended for:Sandra Waring
i suggest anyone coming into LA to try the pizza here!
- Rodeo Drive Beverly HillsRodeo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90212recommended Rodeo Drive Beverly HillsWhere the real woman shops. :)Recommended for:
- Universal Studios100 Universal City Plaza 5511-6, Hollywood, CA 91608recommended Universal StudiosAn iconic site for Los Angeles and HollywoodRecommended for:
- Boccaccio's Restaurant32123 Lindero Canyon Rd # 104, Westlake Village, CArecommended Boccaccio's RestaurantPerfect place, good meal, good service. Try fried calamari and lobster ravioli and crab cakes- melted in the mouth.Recommended for:
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- Downtown Art Walkin and around the galleries predominantly on Spring and Main streets between 2nd and 9th streetsrecommended Downtown Art WalkCheck out some of the most exciting and accessible art happening in the Los Angeles area each month during this free, self-guided monthly event covering multiple blocks and spaces in the heart of ... read moredowntown LA. http://downtownartwalk.org/Myrha Colt
I would also highly recommend the Downtown Art Walk happening on The next walk is on 2/14 if you can make it. Be sure to check out the Last Bookstore while you are in the area (and specifically head upstairs to the mezzanine and walk all the way around through the entire thing!). http://lastbookstorela.com/
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United Statesrecommended Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)Myrha Colt
The Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the LACMA is fantastic. In addition to many of the other exhibits happening that way at the moment. http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/stanley-kubrick