Weekend Getaways

Los Angeles Tour: Mid-Wilshire

1 Farmers Market

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

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Credit : © Museum Associates/ LACMA

2 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Los Angeles

With more than 128,000 pieces of art in their encyclopedic collection including David Hockney and Vincent Van Gogh, it can be a task navigating a day at LACMA. After stopping for obligatory selfies in front of Chris Burden’s iconic cast iron street lamps known as Urban Light, be sure to check out the artist’s lesser-known but equally impressive Metropolis II, where every hour, approximately 1,000 toy cars race through the dense network of buildings, giving you a playful simulation of what it’s like to deal with L.A. traffic on a daily basis.

3 Campanile

Housed inside a 1929 Los Angeles building constructed by legendary Hollywood architect Roy Sheldon, famous for his opulent, Italian villa-inspired designs throughout Beverly Hills. Sheldon built the structure for film legend Charlie Chaplin, and the restaurant has accordingly named its two main dining rooms after Chaplin and his then wife, Lita Grey. Executive chef Mark Peel has created a menu of contemporary California cuisine, which changes often, depending on his farmers’ market finds. At any one time, it may include such items as a grilled pork chop with saffron orzo and ricotta, or summer squash ravioli. 

4 New Beverly Cinema

This no-frills neighborhood theater is the last surviving revival movie house in Los Angeles—thanks in large part to its famous benefactor Quentin Tarantino, who stepped in to buy the property when the theater was on the brink of shutting down. The Pulp Fiction director, along with fellow filmmakers like Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman, sometimes steps in to curate the programming, but the selections are always in line with what’s been screened here since 1978: double features of classic, independent, cult, and foreign films in 35mm. Don’t miss the midnight screenings of camp favorites.

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5 American Rag Cie

Los Angeles

For that chic L.A. jeans-and-a-T-shirt look, American Rag is the de facto headquarters. The “World Denim Barâ€

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