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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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  • Susiecakes

    The patrons have Madeline and Mildred to thank for the bakery's treats: owner Susan Sarich's grandmothers carefully recorded recipes on index cards...

  • Suzanne Felsen

    Once a 1920s Spanish duplex, Suzanne Felsen’s boutique on Melrose Avenue is now a modernist bungalow housing the designer’s showroom and design stu...

  • TableArt

    The unique and the beautiful are openly celebrated at this Melrose Avenue retailer that makes quality dining at home its central focus. Since 2004,...

  • Tar Pit

    Designer cocktails and Art Deco decor distinguish this sumptuous throwback to a 1930s supper club. The latest venture of Campanile chef Mark Peel, ...

  • Teddy's

    Nightclub aficionados refer to this sultry club as a micro-lounge, but what’s truly microscopic here are your chances of getting in. There is a tig...

  • Tehrangeles

    Home to one of the largest populations of Persian-Americans in the US, Tehrangeles – a neighborhood nickname combining Los Angeles with Iran’s capi...

  • Temperley London, L.A.

    Alice Temperley’s modern "Cool Britannia" designs are offered stateside in this boutique on Melrose Place. Inside a former art gallery littered wit...

  • The Abbey

    Sprawling coffeehouse-nightclub. This sprawling club (there are four bars in all) hosts an annual Academy Awards party whose total proceeds are don...

  • The Brig

    This gussied-up former dive bar is a community watering hole within a pretty exceptional (star-studded!) community. Along with Abbot Kinney hipster...

  • The Bunny Museum

    The Museum: If Monty Python’s killer Rabbit of Caerbannog freaked you out, may want to steer clear of this museum. What started as a simple Valenti...

  • The Dime

    This tiny cocktail lounge in the Fairfax District is owned by impresario Andy Fiscella and producer Beau Flynn (What’s Your Number?). Mirrors hang ...

  • The Doheny

    Vincenzo Marianella created cocktails for this exclusive, invitation-only club, which has a list of 25 cocktails and a smoking area inside a former...

  • The Edison

    Once home to downtown L.A.’s first power plant, this cavernous two-story speakeasy still has plenty of buzz (and not just because of the electrical...


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