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Things to do in Los Angeles

Sunny, showy Los Angeles is a traveler’s playground. Hollywood lights the way in this one-industry town, but there are many other places to explore and things to do in Los Angeles—beaches, coffee bars, trendy boutiques, cool performance venues, secret spas, cult-worthy sweet shops, swank cocktail lounges, hip galleries, and see-and-be-seen nightclubs from Brentwood and Beverly Hills to Echo Park, Malibu, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Venice Beach, and beyond.

Search Travel + Leisure’s travel guide for great ideas on what to do in Los Angeles. Our team of experts point you to secret spots and the best of the best experiences, like visiting the Getty Center, shopping Abbot Kinney Boulevard, spa-going in Koreatown, and a stroll in little-known Franklin Canyon Park. No visit to Los Angeles is complete without a taste of glamour and the movies. Catch one on the big screen at the iconic 1960s ArcLight Theatre. Want more Hollywood? Check out our insider listings, which include a boutique that sells clothes and costumes from major productions; a shop with great vintage movie posters, the Hollywood Museum, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and much more. Still looking for things to do in Los Angeles? Let T+L roll out the red carpet and be your guide to Tinseltown.

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  • Sara Ryan Duffy

    Special booking: In 2010, Duffy planned a vacation to the Mediterranean that included a cruise on a 300-foot yacht stocked with 10 pounds of caviar...

  • Seven Grand

    Despite its jukebox, vintage pool table, and plaid carpeting, Seven Grand is not a standard Irish watering hole—the mounted game head trophies actu...

  • Silent Movie Theater

    A monument to film's silent era, West Hollywood’s Silent Movie Theater was originally opened by John Hampton in 1942. For many years, the the...

  • Silverlake Wine

    You know you’re miles from "fancypants LA" when your dog is welcome on the premises! A favorite of area vino enthusiasts, this unpretentious boutiq...

  • Snow Valley Ski Area

    Snow Valley has attracted Southern California skiers since the 1930s. This San Bernadino mountains resort lies northeast of Los Angeles and is abou...

  • Soolip Paperie & Press

    A small bungalow off Melrose Avenue is the just-right setting for this uncommon stationery boutique which houses tidy displays of colorful scented ...

  • Spa Montage

    Moorish mosaics and therapies inspired by the lush orchards of southern Spain transport you to Andalusia at this large, light-filled spa. The stone...

  • SPF:a Gallery

    Situated in the Culver City art district, this gallery is the namesake of Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a), the design firm responsible for re...

  • SRD International

    From private yacht rentals and plane charters to destination weddings, SRD International provides the luxury travel experiences that CEOs and Holly...

  • Stone Rose Lounge

    Production assistants and their former-USC sorority sisters flock to the amber-colored bar at the newly renovated Sofitel—once a forgotten overnigh...

  • Strange Invisible

    At home amidst the boho-chic atmosphere of Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard, this perfume boutique combines the romance of old-world fragrances with...

  • Stronghold

    Located in the Venice area and brimming with positive vibes, the Stronghold is an updated dry goods store that sells vintage clothing and limited-e...

  • Susanne Hamer

    Insider clout: For a couple looking to have a unique wedding, Hamer arranged an underwater ceremony in the Pacific Ocean. They then enjoyed a priva...


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