Best things to do in Los Angeles

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

31. Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave
293local recommendations
Pamela
Pamela says “Beautiful concert hall for classical music. Amazing acoustics. You can buy discounted tickets two ho...” ·
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32. Laurel Hardware
7984 Santa Monica Blvd
167local recommendations
David
David says “This place is very trendy but also very low key! It's one of my favorite spots and you can always sp...” ·
33. Mohawk Bend
2141 Sunset Blvd
163local recommendations
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34. Urth Caffé Melrose
8565 Melrose Ave
161local recommendations
Cyn-Anthony
Cyn-Anthony says “LA scene -sters drinking spanish lattes with swans in the foam. Queen Latifa walked in one day” ·
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35. Hinano Cafe
15 Washington Blvd
141local recommendations
Patrick
Patrick says “It doesn't get anymore local that Hinano's. Very local Venice beach hangout, saw dust floors, AMAZI...” ·
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36. Oscar's Cerveteca
523 Rose Ave
133local recommendations
Liz
Liz says “Oscar's Cerveteca is the perfect weekend Mexican fusion fare. Fresh seafood Ceviches, tacos, and mor...” ·
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37. the otheroom Venice Beach
1201 Abbot Kinney Blvd
144local recommendations
Simon & Darla
Simon & Darla says “Sexy, moody wine bar with sexy, moody people. Sometimes it's just what the doctor ordered.” ·
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38. Sage Plant Based Bistro and Brewery Echo Park
1700 Sunset Blvd
145local recommendations
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39. University of California, Los Angeles
202local recommendations
D. Marilyn
D. Marilyn says “My alma mater...huge campus in Westwood. Take Sunset going west to Hilgard, and make a left on Hilg...” ·
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40. Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Abbot Kinney Blvd
401local recommendations
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41. Gjusta
320 Sunset Ave
129local recommendations
Giovanna
Giovanna says “Hidden on a side street without a sign, this is the sister restaurant to Gjelina on Abbot Kinney. E...” ·
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42. Little Dom's
2128 Hillhurst Ave
142local recommendations
Scott
Scott says “Italian + Creole and a staple in Los Feliz. You are sure to spot somebody famous, and if you don't w...” ·
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43. Superba Food + Bread
1900 Lincoln Blvd
137local recommendations
Mike & Ruthie
Mike & Ruthie says “Fun, great cuisine, outdoor area to sit on a nice day. Only beer and wine, but amazing bread, great ...” ·
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44. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd
257local recommendations
Angela
Angela says “A VAST STUNNING estate of gardens: Japanese ponds and bridges, Greek statues on vast green lawns, a...” ·
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45. Sqirl Does Breakfast For Dinner With Kellogg's Sept 21ST – Sept 23RD
137local recommendations
Carolyn
Carolyn says “The best french toast EVER. Homemade jams. There's a line on weekends, but it is worth the wait.” ·
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46. Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
912local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “A walk to the pier is one of our favorite family activities. We love to walk across the parking lot...” ·
47. The Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Blvd
150local recommendations
Rob
Rob says “Est. 1927, this hotel has four fun flavors of nightlife: The lobby bar, Spare Room (lounge/bowling/l...” ·
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48. Lemonade
1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd
141local recommendations
Lisa
Lisa says “Great food. Serves all types of great salads, sandwiches, homemade soups and chili. Also has fish an...” ·
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49. Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Dr
222local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “I think it's the best theater in the city. There's an attached cafe, they have real butter on the po...” ·
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50. Urth Caffé - Santa Monica
2327 Main St
132local recommendations
Deborah
Deborah says “Organic coffees, teas; breakfast, salads & sandwiches, great patio - A local favorite - always has a...” ·
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51. The Standard, Downtown LA
550 S Flower St
146local recommendations
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52. The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd
131local recommendations
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53. The Rose Cafe & Restaurant
220 Rose Ave
133local recommendations
Aralie
Aralie says “Newly opened - food is alright but the ambience is very hip, very "Venice". Good people watching, ba...” ·
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54. In-N-Out Burger
7009 Sunset Blvd
129local recommendations
D. Marilyn
D. Marilyn says “Best hamburgers&the cheapest&the freshest in the US. Walk there & order no carb burger with no bun a...” ·
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55. Wurstküche Venice
625 Lincoln Blvd
129local recommendations
Jana
Jana says “5 minute walk from the house & huge selection of beer on tap & great truffle fries! They serve exoti...” ·
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56. Masa of Echo Park Bakery & Cafe
1800 Sunset Blvd
127local recommendations
Elizabeth
Elizabeth says “Excellent Chicago-style deep dish pizza without the need to travel to Chicago! Bread pudding also is...” ·
57. The York
5018 York Blvd
121local recommendations
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58. Zinqué
600 Venice Blvd
125local recommendations
Andrew
Andrew says “Opens about 7 a.m. It's a good French bistro, comfortable to sit and read, has wifi. It's also a fan...” ·
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59. Cafe Gratitude
639 N Larchmont Blvd
124local recommendations
Celine
Celine says “This is an amazing vegan restaurant! I am a meat lover, but this place is so good, it's nearly alwa...” ·
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60. Silver Lake Reservoir
154local recommendations
Patrick & Sidonie
Patrick & Sidonie says “A favorite for a walk or run. One loop is just over 2 miles. Great playground for young kids. Stella...” ·