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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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  • Virginia Robinson Gardens

    This six-acre estate, renowned as the first luxury home in Beverly Hills, was constructed in 1911 and has been preserved in order to allow visitors...

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  • Voda Spa

    Inside the dark-gray, hulking exterior of this 15,000-square-foot facility lies a European-inspired spa with modern luxuries and style. A water-wal...

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Rising dramatically over downtown Los Angeles, the colossal stainless steel curves that comprise the exterior of this world-renowned concert hall c...

  • Walter Maciel Gallery

    From its trendy digs in West LA’s Culver City Art District, the Walter Maciel Gallery showcases the works of emerging to mid-career contemporary ar...

  • Wi Spa

    This 24-hour multilevel spa takes the Korean spa tradition to extravagant heights. Separate men's and women's floors (patrons bathe in the buff) fe...

  • Wido Schaefer

    Years as agent: 35. Other specialty: Argentina. Fee: From $100. T+L’s Travel Agent Advisory Board, 2011

  • X2

    Brace Yourself: First opened in 2002 as the world’s first “fourth-dimensional” ride, with 360-degree rotating seats and headfirst, facedown drops, ...

  • Zuma Beach

    Three miles of wide, white sand make Zuma Beach one of the most popular beaches in Southern California. Both experts and beginners visit the area f...


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