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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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  • Getty Museum

    This fine art museum is located within the expansive Getty Center complex, accessed via a scenic tram ride up to its hillside location in the Malib...

  • Giant Robot, LA

    Giant Robot was first launched in the mid-90’s as a hand-published, pop culture magazine. A decade ago, its founders, two UCLA grads, decided to ex...

  • Grand Central Market

    On the ground floor of the Homer Laughlin Building at South Broadway, the Grand Central Market's 38 global merchants purvey various international w...

  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    Original Debut: In 1927, theater developer Sid Grauman set out to do no less than create the most opulent movie palace the world had ever known. Am...

  • Gregg Fleishman Studio

    One of the first artists to set up a public viewing space in Culver City, Gregg Fleishman’s studio displays a rotating body of work, all of it grou...

  • Griffith Observatory

    Los Angeles institution, the Griffith Observatory opened in 1935 with the mission of “inspiring everyone to observe, ponder, and understand th...

  • H.D. Buttercup

    Located in Culver City's old Helms Bakery building (1931), this spacious warehouse is home to the largest furniture collection in L.A. and has cont...

  • Hayground Organic Gardening

    Jimmy Williams’ company, Hayground Organic Gardening, has become a mainstay among Los Angeles-area farmers markets. He and his son Logan sell more ...

  • Helios House

    This eco-friendly gas station from BP at the high-traffic Beverly Hills intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard looks like the ki...

  • Hollywood at Home

    British transplant Peter Dunham is the go-to expert for celebrities who gravitate toward his clubby English spin on Old Hollywood style. At his Wes...

  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    This historic cemetery is the final resting place of many Hollywood founders, Golden Age movie stars, and even punk musicians. Established in 1899,...

  • Hollywood Movie Posters

    It doesn't get more authentically Hollywood than this quirky repository for original film scripts, movie stills, and movie posters old and new. An ...

  • Hollywood Museum

    Housed in the former studio of famed Hollywood makeup artist Max Factor, this museum spans four floors containing thousands of TV and movie props, ...

  • Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie

    It's hard to decide which is the most pampering element at this luxe spa: the garden setting tucked into a lush canyon, the sumptuous relaxation lo...


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