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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 -...

  • Elizabeth Paige Smith Atelier A+R (closed)

    In addition to designing the space for neighboring shop Dewey, Paige Smith is one of Abbot Kinney...

  • Elvino

    Situated on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard, this industrial-style wine shop has a glass front, a p...

  • Empiric

    Blocks from The Grove in Hollywood, Empiric got its start as a printmaking studio 15 years ago. D...

  • Eqyptian Theatre

    Four 20-foot-tall columns, Sphinx heads, and hieroglyphics stand at the main entrance of the land...

  • Family

    David Kramer, co-owner of Family, bills it as "a curated bookstore." This means that the emphasis...

  • Farmers Market

    The Farmers Market has been a favorite gathering place in L.A.—hence the saying, “Meet me at Thir...

  • Firefly, Venice

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

  • Fitzsu

    L.A.’s modern-design movement has finally reached the masses, and this SoCal store (besides this ...

  • Flounce

    Lisa Gornstein was a trailblazer when she opened her vintage Echo Park clothing store, Flounce, i...

  • Foxtail (closed)

    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 ...

  • FreeCity Supershop Supermät

    T-shirts and hoodies, tepees and bicycles, and vintage vinyl and custom-mixed scents are among th...

  • Gallery Row

    A collection of approximately four-dozen art spaces spanning from L.A.’s Historic Core to the Fas...

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