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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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  • Ilene Koenig

    Years as Agent: 27. Specialties: Switzerland, winter sports. Fee: From $175.

  • InterContinental Century City

    Warm marigold and sage green tones, gently glowing candles, silky soft pillows, and sprinkled flower petals create a soothing, zen-inspired setting...

  • It’s A Wrap

    A consignment store with an only-in-L.A. conceit: the clothes have actually been worn on, or at least purchased for, a set. Each tag bears a code t...

  • Izayoi

    A convivial Little Tokyo tavern where the shochu, sake, and cold beer flow freely well into the night.

  • J Restaurant & Lounge

    J Restaurant and Lounge has quite a legacy to uphold: Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, and Natalie Cole were all regulars at the iconic club (Little J...

  • Janet Moore

    Years as agent: 27. Specialties: Middle East, India, Bali, Asia. Consulting fee: None.

  • Jefferson West

    This massive 10,000-square-foot showroom could easily double as an airplane hanger, but instead, the space has an arched roof with exposed wood bea...

  • Jerry Greenberg

    A travel industry veteran of 38 years, Jerry Greenburg of Cassis Travel Services makes leisure travel his particular focus. Recognized within the i...

  • Jin Patisserie

    At Kristy Choo's Jin Patisserie, Asian ingredients are used in unexpected ways–it was the first shop to make a green tea cake with red bean paste f...

  • Katie Cadar

    Special booking: Cadar recently sent two couples to Rwanda for gorilla tracking at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge; then to the Serengeti in Tanzania to ...

  • Kiki De Montparnasse, LA

    For sophisticated unmentionables and bedroom play essentials, Kiki De Montparnasse is the place to go. Located on Melrose Avenue, this loft-like re...

  • Kirk Douglas Theatre

    Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor who got his start onstage but became best known for playing Spartacus onscreen, helped inspired the Center Theatr...


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