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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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  • Crystal Cruises

    The 1,070-passenger Crystal Serenity and 922-passenger Crystal Symphony appeal to those who like a big ship without the crowds and their luxury sli...

  • Cunard

    This venerable British line (now owned by American company Carnival Corp.) carries on the tradition of operating impressive ocean liners, including...

  • dandelion ranch

    Not your ordinary flower shop, Dandelion Ranch makes by-appointment-only custom floral arrangements for weddings, events, and retail. The florist o...

  • Deborah Hyte

    A destination specialist for all of Italy, she makes her focus luxury leisure travel to worldwide destinations (particularly Western Europe, South ...

  • Decades & DecadesTwo.1

    A favorite of both Oscar-night celebrities and everyday fashionistas, this airy, bi-level boutique specializes in fabulous vintage womenswear. Deca...

  • Des Kohan

    Launched spring 2005, trend forecaster Desiree Kohan brings handpicked, high fashion to her mid-city Los Angeles boutique near LACMA. Des Kohan off...

  • Diane von Furstenberg

    Inside Diane von Furstenberg’s only California boutique, pink velvet banquettes, oversized dressing rooms, and plasma TVs featuring DVF runway show...

  • Dolce Forno Bakery

    Sicily-born chef Celestino Drago originally opened Dolce Forno Bakery (“sweet oven") to supply bread to sister restaurants, Enoteca Drago, Il Pasta...

  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    One of four theatres comprising the downtown Music Center, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opened in 1964 thanks to a $20 million fundraising effort ...

  • dosa818

    On the top floor of the Wurlitzer Building in downtown, the shop’s loft-like space features the ever-evolving works of Korean-American clothing des...

  • Downtown Art Walk

    On the second Thursday each month, downtown galleries and museums that span from the Historic Core to the Fashion District stay open into the night...

  • Downtown Flea

    Launched in July 2013, this downtown bazaar-cum-block party is a newcomer to the flea market scene. While there are some antiques and collectibles ...

  • Duncan Quinn

    Offering “the finest bespoke services this side of the pond,” British designer Duncan Quinn’s West Hollywood boutique sells distinctive men’s cloth...


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