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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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  • East West Lounge

    W. Hollywood martini hideaway.

  • Echo Park Time Travel Mart

    Designed to resemble a 1970's 7-Eleven, the store sells dinosaur eggs, robot milk, and "leeches - nature's tiny doctors." It may take a minute, but...

  • Elizabeth Paige Smith Atelier A+R

    In addition to designing the space for neighboring shop Dewey, Paige Smith is one of Abbot Kinney Boulevard's top gallerists, exhibiting everything...

  • Elvino

    Situated on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard, this industrial-style wine shop has a glass front, a polished concrete floor, and wall-to-wall wooden sh...

  • Empiric

    Blocks from The Grove in Hollywood, Empiric got its start as a printmaking studio 15 years ago. Derived from the word empirical, this home décor sh...

  • Eqyptian Theatre

    Four 20-foot-tall columns, Sphinx heads, and hieroglyphics stand at the main entrance of the landmark Hollywood movie theater where Sid Grauman sta...

  • Family

    David Kramer, co-owner of Family, bills it as "a curated bookstore." This means that the emphasis, at least where the book selection is concerned, ...

  • Farmers Market

    The Farmers Market has been a favorite gathering place in L.A.—hence the saying, “Meet me at Third & Fairfax”—since the Great Depression. The marke...

  • Firefly, Venice

    Great gifts such as Mistral hand creams and straw fedoras from San Diego Hat. Two doors down, Kid Firefly has darling baby clothes.

  • Fitzsu

    L.A.’s modern-design movement has finally reached the masses, and this SoCal store (besides this original location, there’s a branch in Palm Desert...

  • Flounce

    Lisa Gornstein was a trailblazer when she opened her vintage Echo Park clothing store, Flounce, in 2002, well before the neighborhood’s resurgence....

  • Foxtail

    Foxtail, a dining and dancing club, is the new after-hours spot in West Hollywood.

  • Franklin Canyon Park

    One of the most unusual secret parks in a major city: 605 acres of bucolic National Park Service land whose centerpiece is two bodies of water that...

  • FreeCity Supershop Supermät

    T-shirts and hoodies, tepees and bicycles, and vintage vinyl and custom-mixed scents are among the offerings at FreeCity Supershop Supermät, in Hol...

  • Gallery Row

    A collection of approximately four-dozen art spaces spanning from L.A.’s Historic Core to the Fashion District, Gallery Row became part of the loca...


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