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Things to do in Los Angeles

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Observatory
“Lovely hikes in the city, amazing views. Can get crowded but a top sunset destination. ”
  • 1628 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Fun fun fun for the whole family. There's nothing quite like LACMA. It's a must see for any serious lover of art. It's big. I recommend visiting the Serra Sculptures. There's something for everyone there.”
  • 1034 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This is a must-visit if you’ve never been. The Harry Potter World is crazy! Buy tickets ahead of time online and make sure to get there early to give yourself enough time to see everything.”
  • 803 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“I Love this place. its the best to eat shopping take in a movie, and you just might meet a Hollywood star. ”
  • 1101 locals recommend
Park
“Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon Park is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop the canyon, you can glimpse views of the San Fernando Valley and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Hollywood Sign and Giffith Observatory. The park also boasts several hiking trails and is a popular spot for celebrities to exercise. Travelers say that the canyon is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with several old mansions and estates scattered throughout the park – keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail. ”
  • 990 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Free! Just pay for parking. Majestic hilltop buildings, the art is Ok, the traveling collections can be great, but the real attraction is the space and gardens themselves. Must not miss!”
  • 795 locals recommend
Entertainment
“15 minute drive away. Huge Beach, amusements, shopping and eating. Tourist destination.”
  • 732 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Outdoor shopping scene. It has everything. A nice walk, crowded on the weekends.”
  • 768 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Another free museum located near the Walt Disney Concert Hall Downtown LA which features contemporary art. There are some awesome exhibits there and many opportunities for cool photos. ”
  • 495 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“If attending an event you can drive (or ride share) to a location in Studio City and use bus transportation into the venue. ”
  • 540 locals recommend
Landmark
“Great place to see the famous Walk of Fame of every star who has graced Hollywood. Enjoy exploring and learning more about the world's most famous sidewalk and the celebrities it honors! ”
  • 308 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“elite shopping , stores, food courts, and beautiful people. Amazing restaurants also exist on the premises! ”
  • 354 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It's touristy but fun, shops and restaurants next door to famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre and framed by costumed "superheroes."”
  • 390 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“About 20 minutes away by car, be prepared for anything goes on Venice Beach... art meets Bohemia meets the surf!”
  • 315 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Everything here is delicious...this place is so cool they don't even put their name on the outside...the takeout next door is great too! ”
  • 496 locals recommend
Park
“Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The park covers 4,310 acres of land, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America”
  • 346 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Everything here is delicious...this place is so cool they don't even put their name on the outside...the takeout next door is great too! ”
  • 496 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Best place to see downtown LA views and have a cocktail. Makes sure you go all the way to the roof top bar. The restaurant food is mediocre and expensive!”
  • 339 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Best French-Italian restaurant in my opinion. Almost everything on the menu is good. Their dessert selections were amazing, I love the tiramisu. ”
  • 224 locals recommend
Lounge
“Local bar with the best outdoor vibe on ocean. Great ‘Sunday’ drink spot. The usually have a great dj. Mixed local and tourist spot. ”
  • 245 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Delicious Vegan restaurant! I love most of what they serve.. great salads and bowls!”
  • 256 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Cocktails & shared plates are served at this lively gay lounge with outdoor terraces & dance floor. Address: 692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069”
  • 225 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“A romantic french restaurant in the back and a beautiful, sceney bar up front. They serve up some of the best cocktails in town. It gets a little nuts on the weekends, but is fantastic on a weekday evening.”
  • 281 locals recommend
Café
“Have brunch at Gjusta, an artisanal bakery in a sprawling, warehouse-like space offers up special breads baked on-site.”
  • 221 locals recommend

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