Los Angeles Travel Guide

Los Angeles Travel Guide

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A melting pot of bold creatives and eclectic world cultures, Los Angeles offers so much beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. It’s a city worth ... Read More

A melting pot of bold creatives and eclectic world cultures, Los Angeles offers so much beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. It’s a city worth exploring again and again.

In the past, the City of Angels was associated with extremes, with beaches, near-perfect weather, and a parade of seemingly famous, good-looking people on one side, and the legendary tangle of freeways, infamous smog, and American sprawl on the other. In reality, the best of Los Angeles lies between the two, in the city’s abundance of good museums, vibrant ethnic communities, and cutting-edge culture that’s tempered by a sunny sense of fun. Many travelers visit Los Angeles to experience Hollywood, but as the A-listers themselves know, there’s much more to the city once you stray beyond the Walk of Fame. T+L’s Los Angeles travel guide will show you just where to go to find it.

Those avenues will take you through a diverse patchwork of international neighborhoods that offer unique experiences. Koreatown draws hipsters eager to stay at Roy Choi’s The Line and savor the banchan at Genwa Korean BBQ. Downtown, or DTLA, is no longer a shabby industrial district that people only visit for the Staples and Convention centers; now it’s home to the the new Broad Museum, one of the biggest cultural openings in decades. Guests can choose from the Standard and Ace among the nearby hotels, and grab a creative cocktail from Perch before relishing their dinner at Broken Spanish.

Any Los Angeles trip should include some time for shopping, and in Beverly Hills the pastime reigns supreme. Except visitors aren’t stuck with big labels and brands—they can saunter through boutique outfits like Wittmore for smart menswear and accessories, or pick up iconic tableware from Heath Ceramics. Yes, L.A. will always have its gilded edge, but its individuality is what really sets the city apart.

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Best Time To Go

Year-round. L.A. is the land of endless summers, and it’s always a wonderful place to escape for a dose of Southern Cali sunshine.


It’s true that L.A. is most widely known for its car culture, but there are a variety of other ways to explore the city without having to get behind the wheel. Metro’s subway trains, light rail and buses ($1.75 per ride) transport hundreds of thousands daily, while numerous citywide bike paths welcome a growing number of cyclists.


December and January are the coolest months with an average temperature of 68°F (20°C). August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 84°F (28.3°C).

Know Before You Go

January through April tend to see the lowest room rates and occupancy, meaning it’s a fine time to take advantage of deals and escape the cold weather for a slice of sunshine.




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