About Los Angeles

People either love it or hate it—but no matter what, Los Angeles makes no excuses and changes itself for no one. And you've got to admire that. Made up of dozens of communities, there is not one single experience that can sum up the life and heartbeat of this city. But what can be noted about Los Angeles by both tourists and locals alike is the hustle-and-bustle lifestyle, the vibrant and unique neighborhoods, and the extreme diversity that sets it apart from any other city. From the eternal sunshine and Hollywood glitz to all the small communities with their own distinct cultural personalities, this City of Angels will forever be many things to many people.

Downtown

While not exactly in the center of town geographically due to the sprawling nature of the city, Downtown Los Angeles is still teeming with activity. There are cultural hotbeds like Olvera Street and Chinatown that are just minutes away from Los Angeles landmarks like the Bank of America Building and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. And if you have a hankering for more art and culture while Downtown, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a definite must-see.

Hollywood

The big sign just about says it all: Hollywood is glitz, glamor, and unavoidable. While many people are critical of Hollywood, they still can't help but satiate their curiosity by visiting this busy area. The center of things is, without a doubt, Hollywood Boulevard, location of world-famous tourist spots including Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Kodak Theatre where the Oscars are now held annually.

The Miracle Mile/Hancock Park area is another of L.A.'s historical neighborhoods. Here you will find Wilshire Boulevard's Museum Row. The museums are contained within Hancock Park, a small but peaceful oasis in the center of hectic urban activity. To venture into the far distant past, stop by the La Brea Tar Pits; and to immerse yourself in a famous museum, the LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a popular attraction on Miracle Mile.

Ritzy West Hollywood is home to one of the city's most famous (or infamous) attractions: the Sunset Strip. Here you'll find most of the city's hippest clubs frequented by up-and-coming actors and socialites, as well as some of the city's finest hotels and shopping, including the upscale Melrose Avenue Shopping District. West Hollywood is also the center of the city's gay and lesbian community, and it puts on one of the flashiest and most exhilarating annual Halloween parades in the state.

Beverly Hills & the Westside

This world-famous city with its world-famous zip code is synonymous with wealth, status, and celebrity. The understated elegance and grace of the residential neighborhoods are balanced out by Rodeo Drive, which offers some of the finest—and most expensive—shopping in the world.

Santa Monica & Bay Cities

Back in the heyday of Route 66, Santa Monica was the end of the line. Today, this beachfront community offers the best in entertainment for all ages on its famous Santa Monica Pier. You can enjoy some carnival-style food and games or take a ride on the ferris wheel for a breathtaking view of the city and shoreline. When you're ready for some shopping, the active Third Street Promenade has a diverse directory of stores and eateries.

The motto of the coastal community of Malibu is "27 miles of scenic beauty"—and that just about describes it best. The main attraction here is the drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, which takes you past beach after beach on one side of the road and million-dollar hilltop estates on the other. Make sure you have plenty of film and sunscreen. Even at night, the stars just seem brighter.

Venice, just south of Santa Monica, is the city's home to all things eclectic and many things downright bizarre. This small, artsy beach town offers one of the greatest collections of cafés, bars, galleries, antiques and one-of-a-kind shops around. Weekend afternoons on the boardwalk are definitely a memorable experience for any visitor to the city.

San Fernando Valley

On the other side of the Hollywood Hills sits "The Valley," as known by locals. It features a seemingly endless sea of suburban cul-de-sacs, strip malls, funky shops and restaurants. Hollywood makes its presence known in the cities of Burbank and Universal City, which are home to Warner Bros. Studio and Universal Studios. There are two things you can always count on in the Valley: the earthquakes always feel stronger, and the temperature is always 10 degrees hotter.

South Central & Compton

Although the South Central neighborhood of Crenshaw gained worldwide publicity as the center of the infamous 1992 riots, this area is rich in history and culture. South Central is also home to famous Los Angeles landmarks such as the Watts Towers, the historic Shrine Auditorium, and Exposition Park. Within the famed Exposition Park is the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the California Science Center, and the IMAX California Science Center. It has also long been a place of culture and diversity, as evidenced by the African American Cultural Center.

Long Beach & the South Bay

Long Beach is a fairly large city in its own right and is a neighbor to the well-known district of Orange County. Aside from a plethora of shopping and dining options, this beach community is perhaps best known for the Queen Mary, a Titanic-esque ocean liner now permanently docked here and open for tours. They also have many outdoor activities for tourists to take advantage of, as well as museums and beaches that all can enjoy.

The South Bay is made up of smaller beach towns and quiet neighborhoods such as Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes Estates.

Pasadena & Points East

Pasadena is one of the most prominent communities in the entire state of California. Old Town Pasadena provides one of the greatest clusters of bars, shops, cafés and restaurants in the entire L.A. area. The city is also known for the Norton Simon Museum, which is the largest collection of art owned by one man, and the Rose Bowl. And every New Year's Day, this not-so-sleepy town becomes the focus of the entire world for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade.

East L.A., as evidenced by its name, forms the eastern edge of the city and is a great example of a neighborhood rich in cultural expression.

LAX & Inglewood

LAX is one of the largest airports in the United States when it comes to the sheer number of people passing through its hallways. The airport is the main feature of the otherwise sleepy, suburban neighborhood of Westchester. This pocket of quiet, tree-lined streets and neighborhood schools and churches is a refreshing oasis in an often-frenetic city.

Inglewood features a wide variety of restaurants, music and sports venues. Here you will find the Hollywood Park Racetrack and The Forum arena, an entertainment hot spot.

  • Bradbury Building

    304 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States - Phone: +1 213 626 1893
    The Bradbury Building is the most impressive Victorian building remaining in L.A. Determined to build a lasting monument as his final real estate development, millionaire Lewis Bradbury rejected conventional designs and urged draftsman George Wyman to give the building a more futuristic twist. Wyman initially turned down the offer as unprofessional, but was supposedly persuaded to change his mind after communicating with his deceased brother using a Ouija board. He ultimately created a masterpiece of oak paneling, tiled stairs, wrought-iron railings, open-cage elevators and a glass roof, which illuminates all.
  • Colorado Street Bridge

    West Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 United States - Phone: +1 626 795 9311(Tourist Information)
    This majestic 1913 causeway is lined by antique lampposts and provides a scenic entryway into the heart of Pasadena. So scenic, in fact, that it inspired more than 100 people to take a final 160-foot plunge before it was renovated to include a suicide-prevention fence. Best approached from the west, this short stretch of Historic Route 66 crosses over the Arroyo Seco into the heart of the city. As you pass, you are afforded a great view of the approaching city, particularly the old buildings and homes on the other side of the ravine.
  • Griffith Observatory

    2800 East Observatory Road Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States - Phone: +1 213 473 0800

    This observatory, decorated in art deco style, was built in the early 1930s and is a highlight among landmarks in Southern California. See incredible light shows at the Oschin Planetarium, which puts to use the latest technology. Outside the observatory, you'll find sweeping views of the area that are breathtaking during the day and at night as well. Exhibits and planetarium shows will fascinate visitors. Some visitors might recognize the observatory as the site where the climax of Rebel Without a Cause was filmed. On clear nights take advantage of the free public telescopes to see the stars up close.

  • Hollywood Sign

    off Mount Lee Drive Los Angeles, CA 90068 United States - Phone: +1 323 258 4338
    This iconic sign perched at the top of Mt. Lee is one of the most famous landmarks of California.  The letters, standing at 50 feet each, can be seen from points all over Los Angeles, and originally read "HOLLYWOODLAND," an advertisement for a nearby housing community. Now a world-famous landmark, a hike up to a vista point nearby to view the sign is a must-do for anyone with some time to spare in Los Angeles. The sign itself is not accessible to visitors, and is surrounded by barriers, but incredible vistas are to be had from many points throughout the area. 
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 469 8311
    The Walk of Fame is very much a tribute to Johnny Grant, a former mayor of Hollywood and relentless promoter of Tinsel Town. There is no mistaking what town you are in when you gaze down at the sidewalk and see these world famous gold stars. Encompassing a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, more than 2500 bronze-inlaid stars commemorate some of the most famous individuals in movies, radio, TV, recording and theater. Celebrities are added frequently, so give the Chamber of Commerce a call to see if you can catch one of the actual ceremonies and witness a star becoming immortal.
  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    6000 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States - Phone: +1 323 469 1181
    This cemetery is as Hollywood as they come. Genuine elegance is provided by its Egyptian temples, Greek statues and Roman memorials. This is the final resting place for some of the most famous names in early Hollywood history including Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks and Rudolph Valentino. The Paramount Studios lot lies adjacent to these grounds, and many of its stars have been buried here. Some of the more impressive grave sites include the water-guarded mausoleum of William A. Clark, Jr. and Douglas Fairbanks’ monument and reflecting pool.
  • The Queen Mary

    1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802 United States - Phone: +1 877 342 0738 / +1 877 342 0742(Reservations)
    One of the great 20th Century luxury liners, The Queen Mary has been the centerpiece of Long Beach Harbor since 1967. Larger than the Titanic, The Queen Mary allows tourists to take a self-guided tour of the bridge, engine rooms and officers' quarters, while guided tours visit areas of the ship which are otherwise inaccessible. See the classic art deco decor and learn about the vesicle's interesting history. The ship is now not only a historic attraction, it's also a hotel, has several restaurants and shops, and there's even an on-site wedding chapel!
  • Schindler House

    835 North Kings Road Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 323 651 1510
    This unique house-studio was designed by Austrian draftsman Schindler in 1921 and served as his home until his death in 1953. Unlike many of its neighbors, the structure moves away from the art deco style that characterizes much of the early Hollywood structures. Schindler took inspiration from desert camps and built the house out of concrete walls, canvas covers and sleeping lofts. It also served as a meeting place for avant-garde architects, including Richard Neutra, who lived here in the late 1920s.
  • The Spadena House

    516 Walden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300 (Tourist Information)
    One of the most fabulous homes in Beverly Hills has curiously never been inhabited by any of its stars. Constructed in 1921 by art director Harry C. Oliver and aptly nicknamed the "Witch's House," Spadena House really does look like it belongs in a fantasy world, with its jagged, peaked roof and mullioned windows. A testament to its true wackiness, the house was originally located in Culver City, but was moved because admirers frequently caused traffic problems. Unfortunately, today the house is a private residence and is not open to the public.
  • Storer House

    8161 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300 (Tourist Information)
    One of four homes in the L.A. area designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this mansion in the Hollywood Hills displays the heavy Mayan influence that its architect was enamored with, during the 1920s. Storer House is now owned by movie producer Joel Silver, responsible for such hits as the Lethal Weapon and the Die Hard series, who is committed to restoring the home to its original condition and is working in conjunction with Eric Lloyd Wright in this effort.
  • Watts Towers

    1765 East 107th Street Los Angeles, CA 90002 United States - Phone: +1 213 847 4646
    Watts Towers is one of the great local landmarks in Los Angeles. Created by construction worker Simon Rodia over a period of three decades from 1921 to 1954, the monument consists of scrap metal, pipe structures, bed frames and thousands of seashells. While Rodia's resourcefulness is amazing, this is truly an impressive piece of work for any artist, given its 17 isolated units of sculpture. The neighborhood of Watts, although a culturally enriched area, was the site of riots in both 1965 and 1992 and should be carefully navigated after dark even to this day. Call for more details.
  • Wayfarer's Chapel

    5755 Palos Verdes Drive South Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 United States - Phone: +1 310 377 1650
    Built among tall redwood trees, the Wayfarer's Chapel is a picturesque church that is made of glass and stone. A dream venue for weddings, the glass church as it is called, sees many weddings throughout the year. Gazing at the skies through the glass ceiling makes one realize the power of God and the beauty of Nature. The church has huge lawns and the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean are sure to win you over.
  • Ennis-Brown House

    2655 Glendower Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States - Phone: +1 323 660 0607
    Many consider Ennis-Brown House to be the most impressive of the Frank Lloyd Wright area residences. Built in 1924, Wright used Mayan art and architecture as his dominant influence for this home. It was given its current name in 1980 when then-owner, Augustus O. Brown donated the house to the Trust for Preservation of Cultural Heritage. The house has been featured dozens of times in film and television, most famously in the Ridley Scott sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Situated near Griffith Park, the house is highly visible from several area neighborhoods.
  • The Gamble House

    4 Westmoreland Place Pasadena, CA 91103 United States - Phone: +1 626 793 3334
    Once the winter home of the Gamble family, Gamble House was designed by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908. Regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Craftsman style, the architects also contributed designs to many of the furnishings. The house is maintained by the USC School of Architecture, and is now used as a study center and a getaway for visiting scholars. The loop of Arroyo Terrace behind Westmoreland Place reveals several other similar bungalows designed by the Greene brothers, during the first decade of the 20th century. Tours last about an hour and require no reservation.
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    3720 Stephen M. White Drive San Pedro, CA 90731 United States - Phone: +1 310 548 7562
    Although upstaged by the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's collection of sea creatures is still impressive, and best of all, it's free. Among the species you will find here are sharks, eels, octopus, and crabs. In all, there are 38 salt-water aquariums, as well as interactive exhibits such as the tide pool 'touch tank'. In addition to the live exhibits, the aquarium also has displays on the gray whale and its migration along the Pacific Coast.
  • Union Station

    810 North Vignes Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 800 266 6883
    Considered the last great railroad station in the nation, built in 1939, is one of the major transportation hubs for Southern California. Trains from Metrolink and Amtrak, and buses from Metro Bus Lines, Antelope Valley Transit Authority Line, Foothill Transit Lines and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Lines depart from this place. There is parking space for 3000 vehicles so you can arrive here in the comfort of your car, before making your trip.
  • Sepulveda House

    99 Olvera Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300(Tourist Information)
    Now used as a visitor information center for Olvera Street and the surrounding El Pueblo area, this building was originally built as a boardinghouse in 1887 by Eliosa Martinez e Sepulveda, whose name marks not only this home but one of the longest and busiest streets in Los Angeles. In addition to a useful 50-cent tour pamphlet of El Pueblo, the building also screens a short film on the history of the area upon request.
  • La Placita Church

    535 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 629 3101
    The oldest religious structure in Los Angeles, this 1822 building is also known as the Church of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels. Originally built as a simple adobe by Franciscan Padres with the labor of local Native American Indians, it took an additional 40 years to construct the whole church. This Catholic church now features some fine modern additions, including a tile mosaic of The Annunciation, created by artist Isabel Piczek in 1981.
  • Pico House

    430 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300 / +1 213 624 7300 (Tourist Information)
    Commissioned by Pío Pico, the last Mexican governor of California, this three-story building was constructed as a hotel by Ezra F. Kysor. Built in the style of an Italian palazzo, the building was once considered one of the finest buildings south of the Bay Area, and was put to successful use attracting merchants to stay and trade in the area. Today the building is privately owned and not open to the public; however, it's still worth a walk-by visit by anyone with an interest in local history.
  • Old Plaza

    Olvera Street and East Cesar Estrada Chavez Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300 (Tourist Information)
    Frequented by fiestas and open-air concerts, this is the heart of El Pueblo. Once the center of everyday life in Los Angeles, today some of the festivals held here include Dia de los Muertos in early November, Las Posadas leading up to Christmas, and of course Cinco de Mayo. In the center of the plaza itself is the Kiosko, a hexagonal bandstand made of wrought iron, which is surrounded by fig trees that provide welcome shade after exploring El Pueblo under the hot sun. It retains some of the old world charm right in the heart of the city.
  • Los Angeles Times Headquarters

    202 West First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 237 5000
    With a daily circulation of more than one million readers, the Los Angeles Times is by far the most popular newspaper in the Southland. Situated on the outskirts of downtown, the publication's headquarters is a massive building that was built in Modern style in 1935. Free tours of the original, historic plant are offered to the general public on a regular basis. Tours must be reserved at least a week ahead of time. Tours of the actual printing plant are also available but you may have to call for details and tour times.
  • St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

    1324 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States - Phone: +1 323 737 2424
    Built in traditional Baroque style, St.Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral features unassuming exteriors but flamboyant interiors. It also contains an impressive array of murals, chandeliers and panels depicting the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Other features worth particular note are the Epitaphios, an exquisitely carved baldachino and the Bishop's throne. The nave seats 850 and has interestingly been stripped of the columns which usually adorn similar European churches. It is also known to host LA Greek Fest.
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company

    1334 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States - Phone: +1 213 746 5555
    Strongly reminiscent of an early 20th century ocean liner, this was indeed the intended effect of architect Robert V. Derrah. Consolidating five ordinary-looking industrial buildings, Derrah created a single structure with soothing streamlined forms, complete with hatch covers and portholes and crowned by a flying bridge. There are also two giant replicas of Coke bottles flanking the Coca-Cola Building, which was once the company's headquarters. The interior of the building is not open to the public, but the exterior certainly warrants a visit.
  • Herald Examiner Building

    1111 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300(Tourist Information)
    The one-time tenant of this building provides its link to history. Formerly the home of the Hearst newspapers, this structure is most notable for its design by Julia Morgan, who also created the legendary Hearst Castle and other Hearst buildings. It was constructed during the Spanish Mission Revival in 1912 and its style is a fine example of the period. The interior of the Herald Examiner Building was also used in the 1995 film The Usual Suspects.
  • Doheny Mansion and Chester Place

    10 Chester Place Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States - Phone: +1 213 477 2962 / +1 310 954 4330
    Of 13 large estates built at the turn of the century, Doheny Mansion and Chester Place is one of the grandest. Built on a block-size park, this large European-style chateau was owned by oil baron Edward Doheny. Now, owned by Mount St. Mary's College and used for faculty residences, the mansion has survived well over the years with few alterations. The interior is not open to the public but the exterior of the house and the surrounding estates provide a fine walk along Adams Boulevard.
  • Exposition Park Rose Garden

    3990 South Menlo Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States - Phone: +1 213 763 0114
    At the north end of Exposition Park, which isn't really a park at all, sits this sunken garden. Exposition Park Rose Garden features more than 20,000 rose bushes, made up of more than 190 different varieties of roses. During blooming season from March to November, the smell here can be incredibly strong. This spot is popular for picnics and weddings, the latter of which is available by reservation.
  • Will Rogers State Beach

    17700 Pacific Coast Highway Los Angeles, CA 90272 United States - Phone: +1 310 305 9503
    Covering an expanse of 17 miles of coastline, Will Rogers State Beach is a good all-around beach. It stretches from the star-studded Pacific Palisades all the way into Malibu. Along with lifeguards and the usual amenities, the beach features good conditions for surfing and swimming, as well as volleyball courts and a playground. Lush picnic areas are provided within walking distance. Parking is chargeable per vehicle and cash is the only payment accepted.
  • Hancock Park

    165 South Muirfield Road Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300(Tourist Information)
    Once the most exclusive residential community in the city, this area was developed by Captain G. Allan Hancock circa 1910. The Hancock family then jumped in on the oil craze, which was quickly exhausted but which also led to the discovery of the La Brea Tar Pits. Besides the Doheny and Hancock families, many other prominent Southland families once owned and still do own estates here, including the Huntington, Crocker and Van Nuys families. The Hancock Park area makes for a great walking or driving tour at your own pace.
  • Getty House

    605 South Irving Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90005 United States - Phone: +1 323 930 6430
    This is one of the most historical homes in the entire L.A. area. Once inhabited by the Getty family, the Getty Oil Company later donated it to the city, which subsequently used it as the mayor's official home. Among others, the late Mayor Tom Bradley lived here for many years. Getty House is now used for receptions and meetings and is visited by hundreds of school children each year.
  • Film L.A Inc.

    1201 West 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 977 8600
    Film crews have to register every location shoot through this office, enabling them to provide "shoot sheets" to the public, a list of where and when every crew is filming on a particular day. You can pick up one of these information sheets and trek throughout L.A. to see films, commercials, sitcoms or whatever else is in production at the Film L.A Inc. Better yet, check out the website and get this information for free. If you go to the office, make sure to remember that they only accept cash.
  • Casino Building

    1 Casino Way Avalon, CA 90704 United States - Phone: +1 310 510 0179
    Looming above the harbor is this undisputed trademark of Avalon and Catalina Island. Built as a ballroom dancing hall by William Wrigley Junior in 1929, it hosted lavish parties with big bands during its heyday in the 1930s. Now it's primarily used for festivals and other special events. There are two ways to see the interior of the casino either by taking an architectural tour or watching a movie in the beautiful Art Deco theater. A silent film festival occurs here annually, for which the antique organ often provides the score. The Tour Center also sells tickets for various other sightseeing events and tours on Catalina Island.
  • Discovery Tours-Flying Fish Boat Trip

    125 Metropole Avenue Avalon, CA 90704 United States - Phone: +1 310 510 8687
    One of the truly unique things about Catalina is the presence of the amazing flying fish with large wing-like fins with which it glides through the air for impressive distances, often in hundreds of feet. This tour company offers cruises that seek out the fish with a 40-million candle power searchlight, and commonly find dozens if not hundreds of them. It also offers a number of other tours in Catalina, on both land and sea, including glass-bottom boat tours and the exclusive Undersea Tour that utilizes a semi-submersible vessel.
  • Descanso Beach Ocean Sports

    1 Descanso Avenue Catalina Island, CA 90704 United States - Phone: +1 310 510 1226
    For the more adventuresome traveler this tour company offers a variety of kayaking, snorkeling and camping explorations. Ranging from 90-minute tours to overnight camping excursions it has something for everyone and no experience or gear is necessary. Some of the more popular tours include the half-day tour of kayaking and snorkeling, as well as lunch. The narrative focus of all tours is on the natural history of the island and its ancient inhabitants. Check the website or call for individual and group tour details, pricing and times. Call early for reservations because these tours sell out!
  • Whitley Heights

    Whitley Avenue and Franklin Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90189 United States - Phone: +1 323 555 1212
    Anyone longing for a piece of Tinseltown history should certainly spend some time at Whitley Heights. Some of the most impressive homes in Hollywood are found here. All of the homes were developed in the 20s and 30s by Hobart J. Whitley and remain in very good condition today. This was a mini-Beverly Hills of yesteryears, where stars like Marion Davies, Rudolph Valentino, Ethel Barrymore and many others lived and partied. Whitley, who had great admiration for Italian architecture, built these homes into the hillside and dubbed the community an "Italian Hill Town."
  • Outpost Estates

    2245 Maravilla Drive Los Angeles, CA 90068 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300(Tourist Information)
    Like the more famous Whitley Heights, this community of homes built in the 1920s was one of the most exclusive areas of its time. Back in its prime (1940s-1960s), it attracted a number of stars and other entertainment industry types. The developers created a beautiful area by planting a plentiful amount of trees, infusing a Mediterranean style into the homes and perfecting the innovation of submerging the utilities underground. The homes stretch quite a long way along Outpost Drive.
  • Bunker Hill Steps

    550 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300(Tourist Information)
    Bunker Hill Steps is one of downtown's most unique architectural offerings. Wrapping around the base of the First Interstate World Center, this huge and exhausting stairway was designed by Lawrence Halprin in 1990. The stairs link the two halves of the business district, Bunker Hill and Hope Street. It includes a number of landscaped pedestrian areas. Meanwhile be sure to check out some of Halprin's other new financial district landmarks, such as the West Lawn of the Central Library and the Hope Street Promenade.
  • First Interstate World Center ( Library Tower)

    633 West 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300(Tourist Information)
    In a city not known for tall skyscrapers, this impressive structure is the indisputable centerpiece of the Los Angeles skyline. First Interstate World Center, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, stands 73-stories high and was designed in 1990 by the architectural firm of Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners. It is perhaps most famous for being the first building destroyed by the aliens in the blockbuster movie Independence Day and features prominently in every contemporary L.A. skyline picture. Presently the building houses some of the most prestigious banking and law firms in town.
  • Fine Arts Building

    811 West 7th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300(Tourist Information)
    The unique Romansque structure of Fine Arts Building is one of downtown's finer architectural achievements. It was originally built to accommodate artists' studios with a central exhibition hall. Today, some of the building's most impressive features have been restored by Brenda Levin & Associates, including the lobby and the Romanesque, arched facade. The lobby is particularly astounding, complete with gargoyles, murals, a fountain and a towering tiled ceiling. Although the building is not currently open for tours, it's worth a visit nonetheless simply to view the exterior and the lobby.
  • Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau

    685 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 689 8822
    The office of Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau provides the standard tourist services including hundreds of maps, fliers and advice as well as tickets to television tapings and a staff fluent in more than six different languages. It also keeps an up-to-date calendar of events happening around town, covering not only just Los Angeles proper, but neighboring regions including the San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel area as well.
  • Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau

    1920 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States - Phone: +1 800 544 5319
    Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau provides four conveniently located Visitor Information Centers that are your source for all things Santa Monica. All of our Visitor Centers provide friendly, trained and knowledgeable travel counselors, free Visitor Guides and Maps, foreign language line and information on attractions, hotels, dining, museums, galleries and entertainment.
  • Pacific Park

    380 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 90401-3128 United States - Phone: +1 310 260 8744
    This mini-amusement park provides the centerpiece of the Santa Monica Pier. The park itself comprises a large ferris wheel, a dragon swing, a small roller coaster, an action ride theater and a number of other rides geared towards children. Take a refreshing ride on the carousel, ride the giant wheel or enjoy a nice meal at the food arena, either way, you're sure to enjoy yourselves! A host of free shows can also be seen at Pacific Park, including concerts s, karaoke, animal shows and more. Built in 1988 after a storm destroyed the end of the pier, the park has been the center of pier activity ever since. It is also an ideal venue for your private events and parties. Check website for more details.
  • Planet Ocean

    300 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90802 United States - Phone: +1 562 436 3636
    The famous environmental artist Wyland, who has made it his personal mission to raise public attention about whales through his gigantic murals, created the massive Planet Ocean with approximately 7,000 gallons of paint. Easily the largest mural in the world at 10 stories high and covering 122,000 square feet, the mural wraps around the Long Beach Arena (at the Long Beach Convention Center) and depicts life-size whales and other sea mammals. Call the convention center for more details.
  • Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit

    Ocean Boulevard & Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90806 United States - Phone: +1 562 436 3645(Tourist Information)
    This scenic street gives beautiful views of the waterfront and is great for driving. Public as well as private parking spots are available. The famed Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is held along there streets, beginning on the east Shoreline Drive, going around Toyota Square and Tecate Turn and Seaside Way to finally come back and meet Shoreline Drive.
  • Dockweiler State Beach

    12000 Vista Del Mar Marina del Rey , CA 90293 United States - Phone: +1 310 305 9546
    The closest beach to LAX stretches for four miles from El Segundo north to Playa Del Rey. In addition to the normal amenities, Dockweiler State Beach accommodates overnight campers with fire pits and RV campsites with reservations. Other special features of this beach include bike rentals, a bike path, fishing and scuba diving. But perhaps the best and most surprising feature is the quiet and solitude that can be found here despite its proximity to such a large airport. Call the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors for details.
  • Santa Monica State Beach

    Santa Monica State Beach Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States - Phone: +1 310 458 8300
    Santa Monica State Beach is the closest beach to the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. As one can expect, it is well equipped with the usual amenities plus volleyball courts, picnic tables and good swimming and surfing conditions. In addition to attracting the typical beach combing crowd, this spot seems to be a magnet for special events, most notably a semi-annual performance run by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. Just be advised that summer crowds—especially on weekends, can be monstrous.
  • Topanga State Beach

    18700 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265 United States - Phone: +1 310 305 9546
    Located where Topanga Canyon Road reaches the ocean, this beach affords views of both Santa Monica Bay and Catalina Island. Lifeguards are on duty here, although the facilities are limited, including only restrooms and a picnic area. This is a popular area with surfers due to the good waves near Topanga Creek. But perhaps best of all, it is ideally situated near shopping, hiking and dining: perfect for an entire day at the beach. Call the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors for details.
  • Malibu Creek State Park

    1925 Las Virgenes Road Calabasas, CA 91302 United States - Phone: +1 818 880 0367
    Covering 6,600 acres of undeveloped country in the Santa Monica Mountains, this park provides great hiking opportunities. Some of the species frequently encountered here are squirrels, rabbits, hawks, mule deer, bobcat and golden eagles. The Malibu Creek State Park has served as the filming site for the classic science fiction film Planet of the Apes, as well as the television smash hit M.A.S.H. The park has picnic areas, restrooms and showers, but there is no food sold within the park. Overnight camping for trailers is allowed during some parts of the year.
  • Malibu Lagoon State Beach

    23300 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265 United States - Phone: +1 818 880 0350
    As well as being a great beach, Malibu Lagoon State Beach contains a unique bird sanctuary where more than 200 species stop each year during their annual migrations. The only drawback here is that the water can be polluted at times and swimming is not really an option when the lagoon is drained. Besides swimming, lounging and birdwatching it is a popular scuba diving area because the reefs and kelp beds just offshore attract a range of marine life.
  • Adamson House

    23200 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265 United States - Phone: +1 310 456 8432
    The exquisite Spanish-style Adamson House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1930 for the daughter of Frederick and May Rindge, who owned a massive chunk of Malibu at the turn of the century. Above all else, the home is a treasure trove of tile-work that is incorporated almost everywhere in the house, from the fountains to the dog shower. There is also a small museum next to the house, which features exhibits on local history. Call to book a group tour otherwise no reservations are required. Group tours are on Tuesdays. On rainy days it is advisable to call to make sure the tours are still on.
  • Surfrider Beach

    23050 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265 United States - Phone: +1 310 456 2489(Tourist Information)
    Though this claim is largely disputed by Manhattan Beach and others, Surfrider is reputed to be the birthplace of California surfing. Whether or not that is true, the beach has gained its reputation through other means, namely having consistently good summer waves and being the filming location for Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello movies. More importantly, this beach is the namesake for the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots organization whose goal is to protect coastlines all over the world. Today, surfers continue to frequent this area's well-formed waves, despite warnings of eroding conditions.
  • Las Tunas State Beach

    19444 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265 United States - Phone: +1 310 305 9546
    Las Tunas State Beach, the southernmost beach in Malibu, is far less populated and much more easily accessible than most of its neighbors. This spot is more popular with fishermen and scuba divers, although swimmers and surfers seeking some private space may flock here as well. The drawbacks are the close proximity to the road, making it rather noisy and the lack of amenities. There are restrooms and lifeguards do patrol the beach, but primarily in summer, so call in advance if that is a concern. Parking is on the street. Call the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors for details.
  • El Porto State Beach

    Vista Del Mar & 45th Street Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 United States - Phone: +1 310 802 5000(Tourist Information)
    Located between Dockweiler and Manhattan Beaches is this less crowded beach. Although technically, the beach is in the city of Manhattan Beach, the sparse crowds are mostly due to its proximity to the Chevron Oil Refinery and the lack of some amenities. Despite all that, the beach has lifeguards, rest rooms and showers as well as metered parking, which is usually easy to come by.
  • Manhattan Beach

    500 The Strand Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 United States
    Manhattan Beach is one of the best beaches around due to its proximity to shops and restaurants. The constant entertainment here on weekends comes in many forms, most notably as volleyball and surfing tournaments. This stretch of sand can claim to be both the inspiration and hangout of the Beach Boys in their early days, as well as the birthplace of beach volleyball. The oldest beach volleyball tournament in the world, the Manhattan Beach Open, is held here annually in late July. Limited free parking, metered parking and parking lots are available.
  • Hermosa City Beach

    Hermosa Ave and 33rd Street Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 United States - Phone: +1 310 305 9546
    This is generally considered one of the top beaches in the Los Angeles area. Hermosa is quite similar to its neighbor Manhattan Beach, though it has the added bonus of pedestrian-only public spaces teeming with shops, restaurants and people. One of the world's beach sports Meccas, this is the site of both beach volleyball's Hermosa Beach Open at the end of August and surfing's International Surf Festival, also in August. Just be advised that summer crowds can be frighteningly large. Call the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors for details.
  • Redondo State Beach

    400 - 1700 Esplanade Redondo Beach, CA 90277 United States - Phone: +1 310 305 9546
    The largest of the southern beach towns, Redondo has a large marina, a wrap-around pier and, of course, the standard boardwalk. The area is more popular for sport fishing and eating out than beach going, but this is a fine beach and the fewer surfers here make it better for swimmers. The pier, like many Los Angeles County beaches, was severely damaged by storms in 1988, but the city spared no expense in rebuilding by constructing an $11 million maritime-themed complex. Call the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors for details.
  • Torrance Beach

    387 Paseo de la Playa Torrance, CA 90277 United States - Phone: +1 310 305 9546
    This is the southernmost beach before the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Crowds continue to flock here mainly due to its reputation of having waves better than its northern neighbor Redondo. If you're heading south to drive around the Palos Verdes Peninsula, this is also a good place to grab a snack and get some gas, as business establishments are scarce once you get on the peninsula. Call the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors for details.
  • Malaga Cove

    West end of Rosita Place Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 United States - Phone: +1 310 377 8111(Tourist Information)
    Heading southb, Malaga Cove is the first beach on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Like so many of the accessible seaside areas here, this is not really a beach for lounging as much as it is for rock and shell collecting, surfing and loads more: basic amenities are provided. For those with rock-climbing interests, head south around Flat Rock Point to Bluff Cove, another popular surf spot. Parking can be found at the Torrance State Beach to the north. No lifeguards are posted here, so swimmers beware!
  • Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

    5970 Palos Verdes Drive South Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 United States - Phone: +1 310 377 1222
    Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, this ecological reserve is great for both tide pool exploring and picnicking. Along with its namesake, this area has dozens of other fascinating and federally protected seaside dwellers. The prime time to explore Abalone Cove Shoreline Park is winter, especially December and January, since the tide pool activity seems to be at its peak. Nearby Smuggler's Cove has been one of the area's most popular nude beaches for many years.
  • Royal Palms Beach

    Kay Fiorentino Drive Los Angeles, CA 90732 United States - Phone: +1 310 577 5700 (Tourist Information)
    Heading southbound on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, this is one of the last beaches before reaching the port of San Pedro. It's also one of the few on the peninsula with a good stretch of sand. Secluded and primarily frequented by locals, this beach nonetheless provides lifeguards and restrooms, in addition to peace and quiet. Due to the unique land formation—atop which sits the beach, Royal Palms Beach is one of the best places in the entire area to take in a sunset.
  • Point Fermin Park

    807 West Paseo Del Mar Los Angeles, CA 90731 United States - Phone: +1 310 548 7705
    This is a great place to stop during any drive on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Highlights include a Victorian lighthouse, coin-operated telescopes, a whale-watching station and an amphitheater sometimes used for outdoor plays. Set on 37 acres, the park is set atop a cliff that provides great views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island on a clear day. There are picnic tables and barbecue grills also.
  • Korean Bell of Friendship

    3601 South Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731 United States - Phone: +1 310 548 7705
    This 17-ton gift serves as a great symbol of close ties between the United States and Korea. It was given to the U.S. by Korea in 1976 as a symbol of friendship. Meant to celebrate the bicentennial of the U.S, the bell also serves to honor the veterans of the Korean War. The huge bell and the pagoda-like structure which supports it are located within the Angels Gate Park and are situated atop a hill overlooking the Port of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Portuguese Bend

    Palos Verdes Drive S & Peppertree Drive Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 United States - Phone: +1 800 870 1886
    This mile-long stretch of road experiences some of the most dramatic geological shifts anywhere. Located just east of Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, this area has seen more than 100 homes lost to landslides since 1956. Yet, apparently unfaded by this startling fact, people continue to build large estates in the area. Just driving through provides plenty of evidence of the area's infamous geologic history as the road is crooked and bumpy in many parts. Portuguese Bend is a must-see for geology students and a valuable educational tool for anyone considering buying oceanfront property.
  • Helitac Aviation

    1910 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States - Phone: +1 213 483 6898
    Helitac Aviation is truly the ultimate in luxury L.A. touring. This company offers a tour that encompasses downtown, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Westside and the Pacific Coast. If great views from a helicopter are enough for you, this company also offers separate downtown and extended downtown tours, as well as the combined tours without the restaurant stop. Call for specific tour information and reservations.
  • Pershing Square

    532 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States - Phone: +1 213 485 1645
    A busy public space dating back to 1886, Pershing Square is right in the middle of downtown. Once filled with lampposts, palm trees and a central fountain, this five-acre area was reinvented by architect Ricardo Legorreta in 1984 to acclimate it to its transformed surroundings. The park has since been stripped of its grass and trees, and is now dominated by a 120-foot high purple campanile (tower), a Legorreta favorite. The park is also full of Californian symbols, the most prominent of which is a fake fault line that runs from one corner of the park to the other.
  • Guideline Tours

    2619 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States - Phone: +1 323 465 3004
    With more than ten tours, Guideline Tours is perhaps the largest in the area. Specific destinations include downtown, Malibu, Santa Monica, the Getty Center, Universal Studios, Disneyland, Queen Mary Seaport and more. Its most unique tour is Nightlife L.A. which visits Griffith Observatory, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City and Melrose Avenue. Tour prices sometimes include admission to major theme parks and other attractions. Internet discounts are available. Tour times vary, so call for specific times and to make reservations, which are required.
  • Harbor Breeze Cruises

    100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802 United States - Phone: +1 562 432 4900

    Serving the Los Angeles and Orange County area, Harbor Breeze Cruises has a bevvy of fun and educational cruises. Its most popular tours are the whale-watching expedition, where you'll see Blue Whales, Orcas, Fin Whales, Pacific Grey Whales, and Humpback Whales. These informative cruises usually take place year around, due to the migration of the different whale species. Call to make sure your desired cruise is not full or rained out. Bring a sweatshirt or light jacket since even in summer, the ocean breezes can get nippy. Whether you're with your kids or on a date, Harbor Breeze Cruises is the perfect outing.

  • The Gondola Getaway

    5437 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90803 United States - Phone: +1 562 433 9595
    Gondola Getaway operates gondolas that cruise through the canals of Naples, an upscale residential neighborhood on Long Beach. While onboard, you are provided with French bread, cheese, salami and other picnic amenities (bring your own drinks). Many of the gondoliers sing or play recorded music. Many people have held weddings or wedding receptions in these idyllic conditions, not to mention countless dates. Call to book cruises at least a week in advance.
  • Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills

    Rodeo Drive & Santa Monica Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90213 United States - Phone: +1 323 308 8333
    It isn't exaggerating to say that Rodeo Drive contains some of the most expensive real estate on the planet. Remember Julia Roberts' shopping spree in Pretty Woman? Rodeo Drive Shopping District shopping area is where she went. The place boasts of a great mixture of clothing, restaurants, unique shops and celebrity spotting. Be warned, however, some of the stores are so exclusive, shopping is by appointment only.
  • Greystone Mansion and Park

    905 Loma Vista Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 285 6830
    The largest home ever built in Beverly Hills is the Greystone Mansion, a 55-room English Tudor Mansion constructed by Edward L. Doheny in 1928. A gift to his son, it was built for more than USD50 million, and includes a huge garden. The grounds have been used as a public park, and the home itself for varying purposes, most recently for the activities of the American Film Institute. The interior of the mansion is closed to the public, but the exterior and surrounding park is completely open for visitors.
  • Will Rogers State Historical Park

    1501 Will Rogers State Park Road Los Angeles, CA 90272 United States - Phone: +1 310 454 8212
    It is a rare chance to walk into a star's home without violating trespassing laws. Killed in a plane crash in 1935 near the peak of his career, Will Rogers was one of the biggest box office stars of his day. He lived here from 1924 until his death, as well as having a home in Beverly Hills. Today the 31-room house is open to the public, as are the 186-acre surrounding grounds. Outside the house, one can enjoy a great picnicking area, panoramic views and polo matches on weekends. Admission is free. Call for open hours.
  • Robinson Estate and Gardens

    1008 Elden Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 276 5367
    The Virginia Robinson Estate is the only home in Beverly Hills open to the public. The property consists of a modest 6,000 square-foot mansion with pristine grounds. Virginia Robinson was one of the premier party hosts in Beverly Hills. She played bridge with the likes of Fred Astaire and Charles Boyer on a regular basis. The 90-minute walking tour visits the parlor that provides views into most of the other main rooms, but the real attraction is the six acres of landscaped grounds, which include an Italian terraced hillside, a tropical area and a rose garden. The estate is located just off North Crescent Drive. Reservations must be made several weeks in advance as there are no walk-in visitors allowed.
  • Beverly Gardens Park

    Santa Monica Boulevard & N Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 285 1000(Tourist Information)
    Separating the residential and shopping/city center districts of Beverly Hills is the Beverly Gardens Park, a two-mile long park that runs along Santa Monica Boulevard. Built in 1911 when there were still very few homes in the area, the park runs through the entire city and features a rose garden, a lily pond, tall trees, a path for joggers and one of the most impressive collections of cacti anywhere. Two city festivals are held here each year: the Bi-annual Affaire In The Garden held in May and October, and the Beverly Hills Food Festival held in June. The park is also the site of the Electric Fountain, which was quite a wonder when its multi-colored lights were unveiled in 1931.
  • Capitol Records Building

    1750 North Vine Street Los Angeles, CA 90028-5247 United States - Phone: +1 323 462 6252
    While the skyline of Hollywood is largely unspectacular, Capitol Records Building is one of the few exceptions. At the urging of label artists Nat King Cole and Johnny Mercer, this 13-story building was built in 1954 as the highly successful record label's headquarters, near the fabled Hollywood and Vine intersection. A mural at the building's southern face pays tribute to some of its jazz greats including Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday while a flashing light at the top of the building spells out "H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D" to passing aircraft.
  • O'Neill House

    507 North Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300 (Tourist Information)
    O'Neill House is certainly one of the more unique structures in Beverly Hills. Heavily reminiscent of Spain's master architect Antonio Gaudi, this home was built in the 1980s by art deco store owner Don O'Neill. The house is a welcome architectural anomaly amidst the often-boring pseudo-classical style homes of Beverly Hills. Today, no tours are given, but it is still an interesting place to check out from the outside.
  • Santa Monica Main Street Shopping District

    4th Street and Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
    This small, bustling cluster of shops has helped build Santa Monica's reputation as a shopping Mecca. At the Santa Monica Main Street Shopping District you will find both: famous and not-so-famous clothing stores as well as a variety of funky furniture shops and upscale gift stores. A perfect one stop stretch for all your shopping needs. Credit cards accepted vary by store.
  • Third Street Promenade

    Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 393 7593(Tourist Information) /+1 310 393 8355
    Third Street Promenade is a dazzling shopping destination with clothing boutiques, bars, bookstores, restaurants, movie theaters and more! The upscale chains have begun dominating the street, but there are still many local boutiques and specialty stores. As you walk along the street take the time to enjoy the street performers who create a fun atmosphere. Make sure to visit during the weekly farmer's market for tasty fresh food.
  • Greenacres

    1740 Green Acres Place Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 248 1015 (Tourist Information)
    Just off Benedict Canyon Road is Green Acres, an estate once owned by silent film star Harold Lloyd. Today it has been reduced to five acres, but in its prime, the grounds covered 20, much of which was occupied by 12 differently-themed gardens. Lloyd lived here-in a 44-room house that has a whopping 26 bathrooms; until his death in 1971. It cost the modern-day equivalent of more than $25 million to build the home, which also included a 60-foot long entry hall and a massive drawing room which also functioned as a theater and a solarium. Naturally, the estate has become a sought-after site for filmmakers looking to portray Beverly Hills opulence. Unfortunately, no tours are given.
  • Anderton Court

    328 North Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300(Tourist Information)
    Anderton Court, a classic Frank Lloyd Wright structure is located near the O'Neill House in Beverly Hills. One of his last designs in the L.A. area, it was constructed during the 50s in what remains one of the prime shopping districts in Los Angeles. It is one of the master architect's more eccentric creations, with each part of the structure angling off in a different direction, while a circular ramp provides a cohesive center, finally leading to a jagged tower.
  • Tischler House

    175 Greenfield Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States - Phone: +1 310 289 2525
    Tischler House, just west of the UCLA campus in Westwood was designed by the Austrian architect Rudolph Schindler. Located just off Sunset Boulevard, it is just one of many notable homes in the L.A. area designed by Schindler. It is one of Schindler's last creations and considered one of his most successful. The house is geometrically sculptured and makes prominent use of plate-glass, lending to the appearance of a maritime vessel. Although the home is a private residence, feel free to drive by to gasp at this architectural marvel.
  • Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

    777 Tiverton Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States - Phone: +1 310 825 1260
    Thousands upon thousands of species of plants call the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden home. Many of the garden's species began as environmental experiments in the California ecosystem, such as the eucalyptus, which now grows in abundance throughout the state. The garden was originally named the UCLA Botanical Garden.
  • UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

    Just southwest of Bellagio Road & Stone Canyon Road Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States - Phone: +1 310 794 0320
    UCLA's Hannah Carter Japanese Garden is a Kyoto-style rock garden features a tea-house, bridges, a shrine and a central pond, and is located about a mile away from the UCLA campus in Bel Air. It contains antique Japanese carvings and structures, some dating back more than 1,000 years. Many of the modern structures here were constructed in Japan and then transported to this site. Although admission is free, you must make a reservation to visit the garden. Visits are self-guided, but docents are also available to answer any questions you may have.
  • Grand Hope Park

    9th Street & Hope Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 323 644 6661
    Providing a space for nature and functional art in the middle of downtown, Grand Hope Park was completed in 1993 following plans designed by Lawrence Halprin. Set on two and a half acres, the park features the work of prominent local artists in addition to trees, trellises, a fountain and a clock tower. It is the central feature of the South Park development, a planned neighborhood with both residential and commercial spaces.
  • Los Angeles Conservancy

    523 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States - Phone: +1 213 623 2489
    Los Angeles Conservancy, a non-profit organization is dedicated to the conservation of L.A.'s landmark architectural buildings. To help spread awareness, it offers downtown walking tours that include Art Deco, the Biltmore Hotel, Broadway Theaters, City Hall, Little Tokyo, Marble Masterpieces, Mecca for Merchants, Palaces of Finance, Pershing Square, Terra Cotta and Union Station. Many of these walks visit places that aren't accessible to the public, so this is a great way to get to know the city's history. Because they are walking tours, some are suitable for wheelchairs and others aren't. Call the office for more information. Reservations are necessary, so call ahead to book your specific tour.
  • El Alisal

    200 East Avenue 43 Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States - Phone: +1 323 222 0546
    Charles F. Lummis built this small home over a period of twelve years around the turn of the 20th century. Constructed out of concrete and native materials such as boulders, the house provides an excellent glimpse of what many early California homes were like. However, the real attraction here is the story of Lummis himself. A Harvard graduate who started out as a poet, Lummis once walked all the way to California from Cincinnati, recording his observations as pieces for the L.A. Times. Cash only.
  • Sycamore Grove Park

    4702 North Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States - Phone: +1 323 225 0370
    This 15-acre site in Highland Park was once a haven for bandits who victimized travelers through the area. A large portion of the city was once a stopover for the decadent who frequented the plentiful saloons and roadhouses in the area, prompting the full time residents to pursue annexation into Los Angeles in 1898. A few years later this area was made a park as part of the growing recreation system. Today it features picnic benches, a playground and an outdoor amphitheater.
  • Eagle Rock

    Eagle Rock View Drive & Patrician Way Los Angeles, CA 90041 United States - Phone: +1 213 689 8822 (Tourist Information)
    This is one of the many natural wonders of Southern California. Created from local hot springs millions of years ago, this impressive rock looms above the valley below, creating an eagle-shaped shadow everyday around noon. Before the rock was discovered by Portola in 1770, the caves at the base of it were inhabited by Native Americans. 100 years later the caves were used by desperadoes, including the infamous bandit Vasquez, who used the rock formations to store their loot. Today, the city of Eagle Rock is named after this limestone creation.
  • The Church of the Angels

    1100 Avenue 64 Pasadena, CA 91105 United States - Phone: +1 323 255 3878
    The Church of the Angels is one of the most historic churches in Southern California. It was erected by the wife of Alexander Robert Campbell-Johnson, a descendant of a pre-Revolutionary War leader. Campbell-Johnson and his wife Frances traveled to California in search of land to purchase, which they found through then-mayor of Los Angeles Prudent Beaudry. The Episcopalian church, which encompasses an area that was once part of the Rancho San Rafael property, was built by Frances to honor her husband after he became ill and died. Visitors are welcome at Sunday services.
  • Santa Monica Pier

    200 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 458 8901
    Perched over the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, "The Pier" feels more like a carnival than a place to shop. Cirque du Soleil pitches their tent on the beach here annually, and there are concerts and dances on the weekends in the summer. In addition to the many restaurants and souvenir stands, there is a full-service amusement park with a roller coaster, ferris wheel, merry-go-round and arcade. The pier's end provides one of the best sunset views in Los Angeles County.
  • Robinson Memorial

    100 North Garfield Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 United States - Phone: +1 626 744 7257
    The Robinson Memorial is fittingly located a few blocks from where the legendary athlete and trailblazer was born. After facing constant scrutiny by the community for being part of the only black family living in the area, Jackie Robinson went on to become a star athlete at Pasadena City College and UCLA. He eventually became the first African American in major league baseball and the rest, as they say is history. The memorial depicts the visages of both Jackie and his older brother Mack, who also contributed to the civil rights movement.
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Richard H. Chambers Courthouse)

    125 South Grand Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 United States - Phone: +1 626 229 7250
    Although legal buffs may find the Richard H. Chambers Courthouse, also the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, interesting for other reasons, the real attraction here is the building the court is housed in. That, of course, is the historic Vista Del Arroyo Hotel, constructed in 1903. This luxury resort hotel hosted wealthy easterners for many years before it closed down. Luckily, restoration of the hotel was completed in 1985 for its current use, and much of the original features are largely intact. Self-guided tours of the main floor are available by asking the marshal at the front desk for a tour brochure. For groups of 10 or more, please call the court clerk to make reservations.
  • Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

    300 East Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101 United States - Phone: +1 626 795 9311
    This is the best source of information with which to tour the historically and architecturally rich area of Pasadena. As well as information on annual events, the center tracks daily events around town and provides excellent maps for walking or driving tours of some of the city's architectural masterpieces. 
  • Robert R. Blacker House

    1177 Hillcrest Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300 (Tourist Information)
    Considered by the Greene brothers as their best architectural achievement, the Robert R. Blacker House is a grand bungalow which was built in 1907 for 100,000 USD. In adjusted figures, that sum is even more impressive, especially since the owner of the house provided the lumber from his own company. In the 1980s, a Texan purchased the house and sold off a number of the furniture and other interior accoutrements designed by the Greene brothers, causing a scandal among Pasadena's preservationists. Although the home is a private residence, no tour of historic L.A. structures would be complete without catching at least a glimpse of it.
  • Bungalow Heaven

    East Washington Boulevard and North Hill Avenue Pasadena, CA 91104 United States - Phone: +1 626 585 2172
    Though not as opulent as Orange Grove Boulevard or Hillcrest Avenue, the Bungalow Heaven is equally as intriguing from an architectural point of view. Built around the same time as the Greene brothers' mansions, many of these craftsman constructions were built for around 2,000 USD, a small sum even in adjusted figures. Some of the most impressive craftsmanship of these homes is found in their interiors. Additionally, a walking tour map of this area can be obtained for free at the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  • Lombardy Road

    Lombardy Road San Marino, CA 91108 United States - Phone: +1 626 300 0700 (Tourist Information)
    Before or after a trip to the Huntington estate, drive a quick block north of the grounds and see these interesting architectural residences. Straying from the arts and crafts movement that characterizes many of Pasadena's homes, this neighborhood includes Spanish colonial, Monterey and Mediterranean styles, to name a few. The road runs east from the Cal Tech campus to Rosemead Boulevard, with the highest concentration of interesting homes within the boundaries of San Marino.
  • El Molino Viejo

    1120 Old Mill Road San Marino, CA 91108 United States - Phone: +1 626 449 5458
    A brief visit here can give you a great sense of California's early history. 45 years after the Mission San Gabriel was constructed, Native Americans from the mission built this water-powered mill, the first of its kind in Southern California. Although the mill itself has largely been lost, the tile-roofed building that enclosed it is still in good condition. The location is very appealing, as the mill is set in a beautiful courtyard with fruit trees and other surrounding vegetation. Admission is free.
  • Lacy Park

    1485 Virginia Road San Marino, CA 91108 United States - Phone: +1 626 300 0790
    San Marino's most impressive collection of greenery outside of the Huntington gardens is found in this beautiful 30-acre park. In addition to greenery, the park is home to six championship tennis courts and the Rose Arbor. The Rose Arbor is the oldest staple of the park, having been here for more than 60 years.
  • Angeles National Forest

    Off Angeles Forest Highway Arcadia, CA 92397 United States - Phone: +1 626 574 1613
    Often described as the backyard of Los Angeles, this sprawling national forest is only a short drive away from the city's urban sprawl. With 650,000 acres (263,046 hectares) and mountains up to 10,000 feet (3048 meters) high, there is always something new to discover here, whether it be snowboarding down slopes or staring at those stars that are barely visible from the city. The climates and terrains vary greatly, and include dense forests and high deserts. The forest is found in San Gabriel Mountains and can be accessed from Pasadena. The information office in Arcadia, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, can provide everything you may need to know before you embark into the wilderness. Although access to the forest is free, certain recreational areas may charge a fee.
  • Japanese American National Museum

    100 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 625 0414
    This attractive museum is both a study of the life of Japanese-Americans and a celebration of Japanese-American art. The museum has presented a number of art exhibitions tackling several different mediums, including photography, film and sculpture. The subjects of some past exhibitions have included "Asian American Artists and Abstraction, 1945-1970", and "The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road." Admission: free for Children less than 5 and Museum Members.
  • Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263 United States - Phone: +1 310 506 4000
    One of the most ideally situated schools imaginable, the Pepperdine University sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The private institution is subject to a good deal of criticism for being a beach-going and partying school, but the students and faculty here just attribute that to jealousy. Established in the early 70s and affiliated with the Church of Christ, the university's graduate schools, particularly the business and law schools, have made a name for themselves over the last few decades. Call to arrange campus tours.
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive

    46 Powell Library Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States - Phone: +1 310 206 5388
    A preserve for film and television of every genre, the archive has nearly a quarter of a million programs which are accessible to the public. Most of the screenings are presented at the James Bridges Theater in the form of film festivals focusing on the work of a director, actor, genre or time period. Some recent topics have included Marcello Mastroianni, Dariush Mehrjui, James Whale, Desert Island Movies and 1968.
  • Cat & Fiddle

    6530 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 468 3800
    Yes, there is a little bit of England to be found in Hollywood. Here, the outside patio is situated around a fountain and is a great spot for people to watch while downing some of England's finest brews. In cooler weather, heat lamps warm up the scene. Inside there is a large bar and the entire place is also a restaurant featuring British menu favorites. As a watering hole, however, you can not find a cooler pub on this side of the pond.
  • Yamashiro

    1999 North Sycamore Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90068 United States - Phone: +1 323 466 5125
    In this unique bar in the center of Hollywood you can sip the expensive libation of your choice as you look down on the lights of Los Angeles from this transplanted Japanese mansion. The attached restaurant is good, but many ascend this hill just for the view. Be prepared to valet park, it is your only option. Take time to stroll through the eight acres of authentic gardens just below the bar. You can't get any closer to Asia without a passport.
  • Art's Delicatessen

    12224 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 762 1221
    A taste of New York right in the heart of The Valley, this is the place to go when you want real corned beef, pastrami or chicken liver sandwiches. The matzo-ball soup is as good as Mom's, and it comes without the guilt. The waitress staff is friendly and there's never a long wait for your order. Don't be frightened by the prices though. Art's huge sandwiches is a meal in itself.
  • All India Cafe

    39 South Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 United States - Phone: +1 626 440 0309
    Stop in for some great, authentic food with unbelievable prices at the All India Cafe. The dishes come mild, medium or spicy but they are all rich with flavor. Feel free to drop by during the week but better make reservations on the weekend; this place isn't a well-kept secret anymore. The restaurant is within walking distance of busy Colorado Boulevard, in case you might need a stroll after all you've eaten.
  • Dominick's

    8715 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 310 652 2335
    This hip spot for the martini crowd was once owned by Frank Sinatra, and was the site for the rehearsal dinner of Jennifer Lopez. This great looking, recently remodeled place is excellent for either the start or the end of a swinging evening. The food at Dominick's is good, but the draw is definitely the bar and those who patronize it. Cozy up in a booth with your favorite person and your favorite drink and you are sure to be smiling. For a quick snack, the French fries are divine. Dinner can be expensive, but it is definitely worth the price.
  • Spark Woodfire Grill

    11801 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 623 8883
    This always busy Italian spot boasts a huge wood fire oven in plain sight. Everything on the menu comes out of that oven and to great effect. The pizzas are delicious, as are the chicken preparations, meat and fish. One loyal customer recommends the seared scallops, they are out of this world! The crowd is loud, but who cares? You are there to eat a lot of good food at a fair price and stare at that oven. The crowd is not bad to watch either.
  • The Original Pantry Cafe

    877 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 972 9279
    This is the kind of place your grandparents loved—and probably still visit. Owned by ex-Mayor Richard Riordan, The Original Pantry Cafe is open 24 hours a day and has not closed since 1924. The doors don't even have locks! Breakfast, lunch or dinner will more than fill your tank for a very reasonable charge. For dinner, the steaks are juicy and come with steamed veggies and potatoes. The eclectic crowd leans more toward the working stiff, but everyone is welcome here.
  • Du-par's

    6333 West Third Street Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 933 8446
    Just entering this place may bring back nostalgic memories. Every city in North America has one of these culinary institutions, the place where you get good food for a fair price. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Du-par's is a memorable choice for any meal. The decor has a retro feel to it.. Young twenty somethings gather here for a quick bite before a night out on the town.
  • Musso & Frank Grill

    6667 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 467 7788
    Open since 1919, this classic restaurant was long the bastion of Hollywood industry power dining. With the look and feel of a private Men's club, Musso & Frank Grill rose to fame in the Golden Years of Hollywood, when Irving Thalberg, Clark Gable and the Marx Brothers were among its most celebrated clients. Nowadays, it is still considered the home of the finest dry martini in town. The Filet Mignon is hard to beat and the service is perfect, with just a touch of attitude. If you are not in the mood for beef, try the succulent lobster and the rich, heavy desserts.
  • Miceli's

    1646 North Las Palmas Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 466 3438
    Miceli's restaurant hasn't changed in years because it is perfect the way it is. Sure, it is dark, but some call that romantic. The food is strictly Old World Italian, which means good and not too fancy. The occasional star sighting gets the crowd talking, but the singing waiters (and guests) keep the ears full. You might want to reconsider this place if the singing isn't your thing, however for the one-time tourist and third-generation Italian, you'll have a fantastic evening out. Try this place for lunch as it is apparently relatively unknown.
  • Philippe - The Original

    1001 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 628 3781
    Since 1918, this place has been serving some of the best French-dipped sandwiches in the world. That seems logical because it was Philippe, The Original who claims to have invented the juicy concoction nearly 100 years ago. The prices haven't changed that much since; a roast beef, pork, turkey, ham or leg of lamb sandwich will satiate your palate and leave your pocket without a dent! Want a cup of coffee? Head here for a steaming cup at only 50cents.
  • Morton's The Steakhouse

    435 South LaCienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 310 246 1501
    Part of the well regarded Morton's of Chicago national chain, this restaurant housed in the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills serves up meals which are large and decidedly anti-PC. If you're on a diet, go somewhere else. The steaks are juicy, tasteful and incredibly tender. Choose your own lobster, or a cut of meat from the rolling meat tray. You can not get any more American than this. Nothing is small here, especially the prices.
  • Barney Greengrass

    9570 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90212 United States - Phone: +1 310 777 5877
    Sit on the outdoor terrace and quite literally look down on the Beverly Hills locals as they go about their business. Situated on the top of Barney's department store, this very sophisticated eatery serves up only the best delis available. Do not count on a late dinner, however the restaurant keeps store hours, mostly closing between 6p to 7p every night.
  • Café Bizou

    14016 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91423 United States - Phone: +1 818 788 3536
    This always packed spot is the center of the new French Revolution occurring on this main drag of the Valley. If you plan on dining during the weekend call at least a week ahead of time, it is worth the wait. Everything on the menu is out-of-this-world and you can start things off with a bowl of soup or a salad at surprisingly low rates. Do not forget to bring your own bottle of wine; Bizou rocked the restaurant business when it established the much affordable corkage fee. Vive la France!
  • Gladstone's Malibu

    17300 Pacific Coast Highway Los Angeles, CA 90272 United States - Phone: +1 310 454 3474
    The large patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean is the place to dine offered at this always busy hot spot. Inside seating is also attractive, but insist on an ocean-side table. The food comes in tremendous portions, but it's the view that really keeps patrons coming back. Sashimi to ribs to three-egg omelets delight diners, and huge barrels of peanuts are complimentary when you walk in, whetting your appetite for those great alcoholic drinks from the bar.
  • Matsuhisa

    129 North La Cienega Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211 United States - Phone: +1 310 659 9639
    Do not even drive by without confirmed reservations, this is the most popular Japanese eatery in town. It is considered by many to be the best sushi place in the US, and the best restaurant in the greater city of Los Angeles. Everything is fresh, delicious and very expensive, after all it is the workmanship of Nobu Matsuhisa. Rub elbows with the rich and famous, but leave your autograph book at home.
  • Trattoria Farfalla

    1978 North Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States - Phone: +1 323 661 7365
    Hip without attitude, this comfortable niche has been pleasing locals for more than a decade. The prices are friendly, the crowd is beautiful and the menu is familiar; yet it always manages to offer something new. Start with the Contadina, roasted eggplant and peppers with goat cheese. From there the fresh pastas, chickens or seafood will complete the evening at Trattoria Farfalla.
  • The Palm

    9001 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 550 8811 / +1 310 278 5334
    You will feel like you are in New York eating here, especially when you dive into the cheesecake, which is flown in from the Big Apple weekly. Everything comes a la carte, which means big portions and bigger prices. The steaks are melt-in-your-mouth good, the lobsters are intimidatingly huge, and the crowd, as always, made advance reservations in order to be a part of this scene. Celebrity sightings are an everyday occurrence here. Bring your own bottle of wine if you choose, but be prepared to pay a per bottle corkage fee.
  • Saddle Peak Lodge

    419 Cold Canyon Road Calabasas, CA 91302 United States - Phone: +1 818 222 3888
    This canyon retreat is mostly filled with romantic couples enjoying the cozy and intimate ambiance. The menu is game, which means venison, duck and the like. The decor is upper crust lodge, which means roaring fireplaces, book lined shelves and mountain views. Come for a special occasion and you will not regret it. Looking around, you can almost forget the ubiquitous computer even exists, this is the real world, with excellent service, air conditioning and full bar. Long live the great indoors!
  • Bistro 45

    45 South Mentor Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106 United States - Phone: +1 626 795 2478
    Bistro 45 is a very hot spot on the quickly rising East Side. Located in Pasadena, this Cal-French hybrid offers the best of both worlds. The wine list is fantastic, the decor is tasteful, and the mood is romantic. Be sure to save room for the always exquisite desserts as well. Those who live by the Rose Bowl do not have to make the drive for quality European anymore. Forget that immediate impulse, though. Rising popularity has made reservations here a must.
  • Broadway Deli

    1457 Third Street Promenade Los Angeles, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 451 0616
    Broadway Deli is perhaps more European than New York. It is an often busy stop and is good for salads, fish or sandwiches. In fact, the eclectic menu may take some time to get through, but you will probably be able to find whatever your stomach desires. It is a convenient and not-too-expensive spot, and the fresh-baked bread is a must.
  • Ca'Brea

    346 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 938 2863
    In a city with one million Italian restaurants, this supper place stands head and shoulders above the pack. The entire menu is can not-miss, the appetizers are divine, the pastas incredible and the meat, chicken and fish are as fresh as possible. The desserts well, you will have to try them yourself to find out how good they really are. For the quality served, they are not terribly expensive either.
  • Cafe Pinot

    700 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States - Phone: +1 213 239 6500
    Joachim Splichal's downtown glass house cafe is about as good as it gets. Although it is perfect for a meal before the theater, this place is worth the drive just for the meal alone. The steak fries are perfect, the chicken is delicious, and the lamb is so tender you can forget your knife. During nice weather, diners enjoy the patio, which is by far one of the lovelier spots in this part of the city.
  • California Pizza Kitchen

    207 South Beverly Drive Los Angeles, CA 90212 United States - Phone: +1 310 275 1101
    What's now become familiar in almost every city in America, started here in Beverly Hills and is still going strong. Called 'CPK' by locals, this place is best known for its delicious, gourmet personal pizzas. The BBQ Chicken Pizza is still the reigning king but the Tandoori, Duck, Garlic Chicken Potato and vegetarian fare are catching up. The pasta, soups, salads and sandwiches are also great. The atmosphere is upscale casual, and is family friendly.
  • Cha Cha Cha

    656 North Virgil Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States - Phone: +1 323 664 7723
    The young and hip have made this attractive spot one of the best places for dinner on the East Side. At the Cha Cha Cha, the Jamaican Jerk Chicken transports you directly to the islands. Try the Fried Plantain Chips, that are simply delicious. Choose either the indoor room or the patio, as the great music makes you sway the entire night.
  • Chan Dara Pico Restaurant

    11940 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States - Phone: +1 323 479 4461
    Like so many places in this town, the crowd here is hip, loud and often dressed in black. Chan Dara Restaurant serves amazing Thai delicacies. The noodle dishes are great, as are the chicken, meat and fish entrees. Specialties include Black Sea Bass and Crispy Salmon. For people on the go, this restaurant also offers efficient takeout and delivery services.
  • Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

    1514 North Gower Street Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 466 7453
    It sounds strange to combine chicken and waffles on the same plate, but you've got to try the fare at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. It's so good that it seems like it's out of this world. Sure, it's high in cholesterol but sometimes you just have to live. This down-home Southern stop also offers grits and all the soul-food accouterments, including black-eyed peas, mac and cheese, cornbread, all kinds of greens and more.
  • The Great Greek

    13362 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91423 United States - Phone: +1 818 905 5250
    This is hands-down the best Greek place in the entire San Fernando Valley. The large menu offers many wonderful choices and, on weekend nights, live music is accompanied by the lively staff members dancing traditional jigs from their homelands. Just make sure you do not sit too near the band or the dance floor. The pita bread is shipped in from back East and it is incredible, and there is an extensive selection of imported Greek wines too.
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House

    224 South Beverly Drive Los Angeles, CA 90212 United States - Phone: +1 310 859 8744
    Perhaps the finest steak house in all of Los Angeles, Ruth's Chris Steak House is a vibrant restaurant continues to 'pack them in'. The glorious cuts of meat are dripping in butter and are heavenly. The sides are great, too—especially the Creamed Spinach and huge potatoes. You can easily find a more affordable piece of meat but remember, you get what you pay for. This is the place when you want to visit when you feel like munching on rich steaks! Just remember to make your reservations early. The restaurant also provides private dining facilities and valet parking.
  • Red Rock Bar and Grill

    8782 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 854 0710
    Here you will find young actors, hipsters and other famous folks. The restaurant features comfortable booths and simple American food. The meatloaf is a favorite, and hard-pressed to be beaten anywhere in town. Do not look for anything too subtle including the decor done up in red. The attached bar is a nice spot to wash down your dinner and chat with the locals. It has won a listing in the "101 Best Bars of Los Angeles" guide.
  • La Pergola

    15005 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91403 United States - Phone: +1 818 905 8402
    Chef Tino Pettignano has his own lovely vegetable garden around the corner and you're invited to check it out. His green thumb is evident in the menu: herbs and veggies are in abundance and their taste cannot be surpassed. Fresh pastas in a variety of sauces complement heartier fare. The dining room at La Pergola is tasteful and classy; team it up with great food and Italian souvenir hunting and the outcome is a better Italian experience in town.
  • El Carmen

    8138 West 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 323 852 1552
    Sure, you can order from the small menu of tacos and the like, but the attraction at this small Mexican watering hole is definitely the enormous tequila selection. Close your eyes, point to a bottle and try something new. The place fills up early with the young and the hip, so grab a stool and hold onto it. The jukebox is eclectic and loud.
  • El Cholo

    1025 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 899 1106
    Yes, the restaurant is truly great, but the bar is deserving and gets some major heat of its own. On weekend nights this Mexican-styled spot fills up with all the coolest Westsiders that can squeeze in. Be prepared to wait for the overtaxed bartenders. Once you get their attention, however, try one of the margaritas, you will not be disappointed. You can also order several simple food items while you are waiting for your table.
  • Ye Olde King's Head

    116 Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 451 1402
    If you hear the patrons speaking with a British accent, they are probably not putting on airs. The transplanted Brits in the area have made this a home away from home. This is your typical pub like back in Britain with fish and chips, warm beer and darts. For those Yanks who prefer a cold one, they are available as well. The attached restaurant serves up traditional fare. What could be better than British ambiance combined with Southern Californian weather?
  • The Dresden Restaurant

    1760 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States - Phone: +1 323 665 4294
    Say the name of this place anywhere and two names immediately pop up, Marty and Elayne. The restaurant serves up average fare, but it is the moody, Vegas-lounge, musical styling of old timers Marty and Elayne that keep the Gen X packing the place on weekends. Working the room like Steve & Edie clones, the lively musical pair keeps things at a level any Frank, Sammy and Dino would find familiar. It is like traveling back to a time most of us do not remember, but wish we did. Casual attire is acceptable.
  • Gardenia Restaurant & Lounge

    7066 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States - Phone: +1 323 467 7444
    The owners of this elegant nightclub know that art deco never goes out of style and the patrons frequenting the place seem to agree. Nightly live musical acts that mostly specialize in jazz range from the famous (Andrea Marcovicci) to the not-so-famous (your co-worker), but they all enjoy working the appreciative crowd close-up. Dinner's available, as are drinks from the small bar.
  • The Baked Potato

    3787 Cahuenga Boulevard West Los Angeles , CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 980 1615
    This has been the place for live jazz in the Valley for nearly 30 years. The cozy little haunt attracts major players and minor ones alike. The acoustics are great as long as the guy next to you doesn't bang his fork against his plate too often. It's hard to blame him, as the house specialty is huge potatoes baked with a variety of toppings. Potatoes and jazz? It's a great combo and you should try it to believe it.
  • The Red Lion Tavern

    2366 Glendale Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90039 United States - Phone: +1 323 662 5337
    This maze like Bavarian bar and restaurant is a find you will not forget. How it got here is besides the point; it has practically become an historic treasure. Sample one of three great German beers; Becks, Warsteiner or Bitburger; and do not forget to try the amazing food. The Bratwurst, in particular, is worth a repeat visit. If you are meeting friends, make sure you know in which room to venture in to for it is quite likely for one to get lost here.
  • Library Alehouse

    2911 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States - Phone: +1 310 314 4855
    With a whopping collection of 29 craft beets on tap and even more beers by the bottle, the Library Alehouse is perfect place to go if you want a drink. True to its name, the Library Alehouse is like a library for booze, providing an impressive collection of labels from all around the world, though a large portion of the selection is from the West Coast. Pair your drink with some of their tasty New American cuisine. For a snack pick a dish from "Light Reading" or if you want a hearty meal try ordering from the "Collection Works." The Library Alehouse's decor has an old world charm, but the real treat is the patio outside where you can dine and enjoy the sunshine.
  • Jones Hollywood

    7205 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 323 850 1726
    Jones is easily one of the best-looking cocktail lounges in town. It's not so dark that you can't see what's in front of you; instead, it's got more of what you'd call 'a romantic glow'. Tilted mirrors, hidden lights and an elevated table area make for something that could easily be a movie set. The stars that sometimes hang out here help with that vibe, too. Plus, the food is better than average.
  • Kibitz Room

    419 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 651 2030
    This is a great destination for those who want to experience a night on Fairfax. Attached to the famous Canter's Deli (which is open 24 hours a day), this bar is the place to be to spot your favorite stars grooving  to the classy music.Some nights the music is jazz, other times it's hard rock. The crowd is peopled with the music-industry types and plain, regular folks too.
  • Amazon Bar and Grill

    14649 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91403 United States - Phone: +1 818 986 7502
    If you haven't been to Costa Rica recently, this faux jungle will seem like the real thing. Although it's a restaurant, too, the bar scene takes over once the kitchen closes at 10 p.m.. Then the wildlife fills the space and the fun really begins at Amazon Bar and Grill. Find your perfect partner and stare at the stars on the ceiling or the waterfall in the corner. Some of the drinks are jungle-themed, like the Amazombie. Consider yourself warned—these drinks have bite.
  • Molly Malone's

    575 South Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 935 1577
    A friendly place just south of Los Angeles' famed Farmers Market, this large pub offers all the expected fixings—live traditional music several nights a week with actor Tate Donovan and his band performing on Thursday nights and an English grub and warm beer. If it's true that everyone is a bit Irish, then Molly Malone's Irish Pub makes us all feel at home.
  • Bar Chloe

    1449 Second Street Los Angeles, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 899 6999

    Only a block away from the Third Street Promenade, Bar Chloe is an ultra-trendy gastro-pub featuring innovative takes on classic cocktails and a small but modern menu of tasty bar bites. Fashionable Angelinos are sure to be seen mingling around the backgammon boards while sipping on cocktail creations such as the Brooklyn, a house take on the Manhattan, or the Classic Sazerac, served with a Peychaud bitters, a soaked sugar cube and a flamed lemon twist. Chloe boasts a limited, yet well-conceived menu consisting of cheese boards and charcuterie plates, bruschetta, small plates, burgers and more. A decent amount of vegetarian options will certainly please diet-conscious guests and trendy residents. An upscale gem right near Santa Monica's coastline, Bar Chloe is a fashionable must-stop.

  • Universal Bar & Grill

    4093 Lankershim Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91602 United States - Phone: +1 818 766 2114
    Although it's across the street from Universal Studios, the Universal Bar & Grill a large bar and restaurant that is completely without airs. Most nights feature live music. The crowd's very diverse: from business people still in suits to tourists with their cameras and young hipsters out for a casual good time. It's the kind of place where you might run into your parents or your boss and it would be cool. This is one of those unpretentious places to simply relax.
  • Timmy Nolan's

    10111 Riverside Drive Los Angeles, CA 91602 United States - Phone: +1 866 400 1221
    Without a peer in the immediate area, this comfortable, two-story bar-cum-restaurant is like your own Cheers. The main possible difference is that this place has more regulars. Well-situated TVs showcase the latest sporting events while loud rock 'n' roll music blares overhead. The food's good, as are the appetizers. If you really came for dinner you may want to try the upstairs room—it's quieter and more suited for conversation.
  • O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant

    2941 Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90405 United States - Phone: +1 310 396 4725
    O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant is a great place to actually meet new people. The scene here isn't pushy or driven by ego, as is the case in so many bars in town. Instead, it's a popular hangout frequented by those more impressed with a warm smile and a cheery disposition. The beers flow every night and it's on the cool part of Main Street, where you can walk to nearby restaurants if you're not feeling ready to operate heavy machinery.
  • The Polo Lounge

    9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 276 2251
    Located inside the Beverly Hills Hotel, this long-time favorite of the 90210 crowd (the city, not the show) is a great place to people watch. Celebrities and other rich folks hang out here and enjoy the kind of atmosphere that only money can buy. The room inside is lovely and tasteful, and the outside patio is tree lined and great for smokers who can't do without their fix. Not for the T-shirt set - gentlemen are required to wear jackets.
  • Hal's Bar & Grill

    1349 Abbot Kinney Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90291 United States - Phone: +1 310 396 3105
    Hal's Bar & Grill may at first appear to be more restaurant than bar. Locals, however (and those who know the scene), are aware that this is a great spot to gather the group for an evening out. The attractive bar serves up drinks at reasonable prices and there's always someone willing to share a conversation if you're alone. The room can get loud, though, when filled. It's a classy joint in one of the city's most classic neighborhoods. No cover.
  • Catalina Bar & Grill

    6725 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 466 2210 / +1 323 466 9217
    Jazz enthusiasts consider Catalina Bar & Grill to be one of the best destinations in town to catch live, mainstream jazz. The room is attractively decorated and the sound system is excellent. Sight lines are generally good, too. The crowd knows to keep their whisperings down and focus on the music. Covers vary and come with a two-drink minimum. Dinner is available, too. Basically, this is a premier spot for premier artists.
  • El Cid

    4212 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States - Phone: +1 323 668 0318
    El Cid is a historic Silver Lake restaurant that presents a wide range of live entertainment, from flamenco and burlesque shows to stand-up comedy and DJs. A white stairwell winds down to a pleasantly lit red, black and gold room with plush leather booths. Outside, the sprawling patio features decorative plants and festive lighting. Early in the evening, the restaurant hosts authentic flamenco shows for a crowd of cozy couples and groups celebrating special occasions. Later in the evening, the DJs take over and play music ranging from rock and salsa to house.
  • Geoffrey's

    27400 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265 United States - Phone: +1 310 457 1519
    Geoffrey's is mostly known as a restaurant with a great view of the ocean. The outdoor patio, however, is known by locals as a great place to watch the sun set and sip the drink of your choice. You can order eats from the menu or just enjoy the view. It's one of those places where time seems to simultaneously stand still and rush by at incredible speeds. In other words, come for the view and a drink and you may end up staying for dinner.
  • Ireland's 32

    13721 Burbank Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91401 United States - Phone: +1 818 785 4031
    Ireland's 32 has been serving the best Irish ale and has been presenting the best Irish music for nearly 30 years. This unassuming pub is filled with wonderful accents from the Isle every day. The music is live Thursdays through Saturdays. If you want to catch that football (soccer) match, no doubt it'll be on the large TV screen. There's no cover for the music or the sporting matches, either. That fact in addition to all the green decorations and leprechauns, makes this a must-visit for the Irish-hungry among us.
  • Marix Tex Mex Cafe

    1108 North Flores Street Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 323 656 8800
    The Marix Tex Mex Cafe is not strictly a gay bar and restaurant, mostly because it's mainly a good Mexican restaurant. The clientèle is mostly men from the surrounding West Hollywood area here to check out the scene, get a drink and possibly an inexpensive meal. The wait for a table for dinner can be a long one. Many prefer to enjoy the comforts, and the crowd at the bar instead. The drinks are filled quickly by a hard-working, friendly staff.
  • Q's Billiard Club

    11835 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90025 United States - Phone: +1 310 477 7550 / +1 310 445 5677

    Q's Billiard Club, the upscale pool hall of sorts offers a generally young, attractive crowd that gathers in large numbers on the weekends to shoot pool, drink and talk to their fellow patrons. Food's available too and it's not bad. Generally though, you come here to practice your corner shot and your pick-up line. Plus, it offers a great atmosphere to watch big games on Sunday afternoons.

  • Newsroom Cafe

    120 North Robertson Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 310 652 4444
    This is a lively and attractive spot just east of Beverly Hills. The newsstand is small, but if you're into trendy health food, this is the cafe to visit. The menu may seem modest (just a single sheet), but it offers a great selection of teas, coffee drinks, alcoholic concoctions, fresh squeezed juices and even Chinese herbal tonics. You can get low-fat and low-sodium healthy cuisine here. Indoor and outdoor seating, with street parking as well as validated discount parking in the garage beneath.
  • Novel Cafe

    2507 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States - Phone: +1 310 396 7700
    With free wireless Internet and a nice seating area, this cafe is a good place to curl up with a book or use your laptop while sipping on steaming coffee and munching on burgers, salads, wraps or pasta. These organic meals are sure to make you stay back a little while more than intended, along with desserts to choose from too. With a total of 7 locations throughout Los Angeles, the Novel Cafe has various entertainment sessions too. Check the website for details.
  • The Rose Cafe & Market

    220 Rose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90291 United States - Phone: +1 310 399 0711
    This popular Venice spot features a cafe as well as a full-service restaurant. At the cafe, you can get good coffee, pastries and other snacks. Known for their salads, the restaurant serves California cuisine, including a large breakfast/brunch menu. Prices are reasonable and there's plenty of validated parking, which is a big plus since parking can often be tight in this neighborhood. The service is good and speedy. It also houses a gift shop.
  • Chinois on Main

    2709 Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90405 United States - Phone: +1 310 392 9025
    Another of Wolfgang Puck's sensational creations, this Asian/French restaurant has been a hit from the time the doors first opened. Every table is filled for dinner and no one goes away unhappy. The decor is as loud as the noise level but the food's so good you won't mind. Try the Catfish, the Mongolian Lamb Chops and the Rare Duck with Plum Sauce-they're truly incredible. Reservations are a must, unless you're Julia Roberts.
  • Cicada

    617 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States - Phone: +1 213 488 9488
    Cicada is regarded as not only one of the best Italian eateries in the city, but also one of the most beautiful spaces. This opulent architectural landmark is truly beyond description. Diners are offered modern Italian fare and, more than one regular patron has proclaimed the Fettuccini Alfredo to be one of the best on the West Coast. The Penthouse is an ideal event space that can be hired for hosting private events and weddings. If you can get a reservation, which is essential, pay a visit here. You won't regret it. You may bring your own bottle of wine, subject to a corkage fee. Check website for hours.
  • East India Grill

    345 North La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 936 8844
    The décor here is traditional Indian-meets-strip-mall but the food is California influenced and fantastic. Regulars come for the staples: flavored naan breads, Tandoori meats and vegetables, as well as those wonderful Indian beers. The prices aren't too expensive, as you would expect from such a casual joint. The Mango Ribs, by the way, are so tender the meat falls off the bone. The Lamb Ginger Meat is popular with patrons as well. This place also offers very affordable lunch specials.
  • Caffe Luna

    7463 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 323 655 8647
    There's definitely an Italian undertone to this cafe, and it could be the reasonably-priced and tasty pizza and pastas. The kitchen does stay open late, so this is a prime place to stop by for a full late-night meal. It's often crowded, especially on weekends. And if you're into stargazing, this is a good spot to see the up-and-coming models and actors, as well as those who wish they were. Plus, there is a really nice patio out back for dining, and the place serves wine and beer.
  • Yabu

    521 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 310 854 0400
    Whether you eat indoors or out in the beautiful garden patio area, you will always remember the pleasant atmosphere and service offered at this restaurant. The Soba noodles, which are made of buckwheat, are the most popular item on the menu. You can order them with such items as Duck and Onion, Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura or Japanese Yam and Poached Eggs. If you prefer, you can always just meet your friends and eat at the sushi bar. Beer, wine and sake are available. There is also valet parking.
  • Black Rose Tavern

    8771 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 United States - Phone: +1 310 275 2619
  • BJ's Brewery

    6424 Canoga Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91367 United States - Phone: +1 818 340 1748
    This new establishment has become the areas in place to meet for drinks or dinner. Located in a very popular part of the San Fernando Valley, those real brew lovers will especially want to flock here. The beer is made on the premises and it's good - from lighter versions to heavier, darker ones. The room itself is large and attractive and never seems too full of people, although at times the service may suffer from overload. Still, for top-notch beer you can't do much better.
  • Border Grill

    1445 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 451 1655
    This bar and restaurant by the beach is well known, thanks to its owners, celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. Tanned customers of all ages crowd in on weeknights and especially weekends to enjoy yummy margaritas and Mexican beers, as well as great cuisine. The Mexican Skirt Steak is excellent, as is most of the wide range menu. The biggest complaint is the noise, but the chips are so crunchy, you might not notice. The brightly colored walls are as loud as the crowd. Overall, this place is a real hit with the beach crowd.
  • Eden Garden Bar & Grill

    175 East Holly Street Pasadena, CA 91103 United States - Phone: +1 626 440 1421
    This classic bar and grill was previously known as the Holly Street Bar & Grill. The room you first enter is beautiful, clean and very welcoming but it is recommended that you ask for the patio seating if it's available. Little Italian lights make you feel like you're on vacation. The kitchen serves up an appetizing array of food, from glazed pork chops to seared ahi tuna to delicious chickens and meats. The wine list is full of excellent choices, some of which are very fairly priced. This is a great, romantic date place.
  • Il Sogno Deli

    444 South San Vicente Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90272 United States - Phone: +1 323 653 2296
    Very European in its look, feel and menu, this little cafe pleases everyone who enters. Palisades locals like to call it their own but word has spread. Now Angelenos from all over flock to enjoy the soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as the ocean breezes. This is a great place to stop on the way to or back from the beach. It's open for dinner, too. The patio, with it's plentiful plants and shady seats, is a prime location to enjoy a meal in Southern California.
  • Mom's Bar B-Q House

    14062 Vanowen Street Los Angeles, CA 91405 United States - Phone: +1 818 786 1373
    Voted as "Best Place to Buy Ribs" on one or more occasions in recent years in local L.A. newspaper polls, this place knows how to fix some of the best chicken, beef and ribs you've ever eaten. This is authentic, Louisiana-style home cooking at its finest. Once you eat here, you'll understand why they've been able to please their customers' palates for over the past 12 years. If you aren't in the mood for meat, you can always just order one of the delicious cakes or cobbler. A must-visit!
  • Gaslite

    2030 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States - Phone: +1 310 829 2382
    This is a great bar if you want a drink and don't want to fight a crowd. Although it draws a friendly, local group of people (college and up), it never seems too full and is completely without attitude. It's the kind of place, actually, you might find outside of Los Angeles. Luckily for visitors, though, it's only a few minutes from the beach. There's live music Thursday through Saturday and a mix of karaoke and recorded music the rest of the week.
  • The HMS Bounty Restaurant-Bar

    3357 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010 United States - Phone: +1 213 385 7275
    Walking into this long-time haunt is like stepping back in time. Although the place has been open since the 1930s and hasn't changed all that much since, no one's complaining. The nautical theme is evident in the decor. The small menu (fish & chips, sandwiches, etc.) and the crusty regulars, are as friendly as they are devoted to this watering hole. A slightly younger crowd fills the place on weekends. This is a really fun place that's definitely not like every other place out there.
  • Wine Bistro

    11915 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 766 6233
    This lovely little eatery caters to both regular folks as well as entertainment industry honchos. Located near four major studios, it serves both lunch and dinner in relative style and without huge cost. On the menu, the Coq au Vin remains a favorite and the French Onion Soup is not to be missed. Try the prix-fixe meals for a fraction of what you will pay in other parts of town.
  • Neptune's Net

    42505 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265 United States - Phone: +1 310 457 3095
    This biker's and surfer's local hangout is about as casual as you can get. Order your meal in a cafeteria-style line and pick it up on a paper plate from a window that connects to the kitchen. Still, the seafood and sandwiches are delicious and you can't beat the location, which is just across from the ocean. The dress code is nonexistent, so bring your flip-flops and bathing suit. Try the shrimp, the Fried Calamari or any of the fresh fish plates.
  • The Good Earth Restaurant

    12345 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 506 7400
    While primarily a natural foods restaurant, it does have a separate area where you can just come in and buy groceries. These, of course, consist of delicious home-baked breads, healthy and delicious pastries, desserts and salad dressings. The store's own special blend of tea is also for sale, in several different varieties. When dining at the restaurant, you will enjoy the same great stuff, prepared to perfection and served promptly.
  • Mulberry Street Pizzeria

    240 South Beverly Drive Los Angeles, CA 90212-3805 United States - Phone: +1 310 247 8100
    Many consider it the best pizza in Los Angeles, if not the world. Actress Cathy Moriarty runs this mini-chain that serves New York-style pizza and pasta. The home-made desserts here are very tasty too. The walls are plastered with movie posters and photos of New York gangsters. The small rooms offer up to 10 small tables—just enough room for a pizza and a drink. If you need an East Coast fix, this is the place to get it.
  • Mistral

    13422 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91423 United States - Phone: +1 818 981 6650
    Another great French eatery on Ventura Boulevard, this classy establishment feels very New York. In other words, the gentlemen waiters know how to serve with efficiency, the room's never too bright and there's no patio. Sink into the plush chairs and enjoy hearty, rich fare. The steak is covered with butter and is mouth-watering. The Roast Chicken is garlic-laden and great too. The extensive wine list complements everything on the restaurant's menu. Mistral opens at 11.30am for lunch from Monday to Friday and from 5.30pm for dinner from Monday to Saturday. Check website for further details.
  • Pacific Dining Car

    1310 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 483 6000
    Open 24 hours, carnivores flocking to this meat Mecca for huge steaks will receive only the finest cuts available. The crowd is eclectic, as every generation has its meat lovers. The portions are so huge that no matter what time you chow down, you might need a nap to recover from all the artery-clogging delicacies. This is a great choice for dining before or after an event at the nearby Staples Center. The restaurant even offers a free shuttle service to and from your event.
  • Paco's Tacos Cantina

    6212 Manchester Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States - Phone: +1 310 645 8692
    You can get more than tacos at this two-room restaurant. Decorated with traditional Mexican paintings and the occasional sombrero, everything on the menu is delicious and comes to your table fast. The chips are baked on the premises and the salsa is very tasty. Bring an amigo and chow down, as Paco sure knows his way around this kitchen.
  • Anarkali

    7013 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States - Phone: +1 323 934 6488
    Located on the hippest street in Los Angeles, this two-room restaurant serves up excellent fare in the traditional Indian style. Order your dishes mild, medium or hot and they'll arrive exactly suited to your taste buds. The chicken dishes are succulent, the naan is hot and tasty and the Indian beer is great. The decor is appropriate to the menu, as is the sound system. Indian music fills the place, drowning out your neighbors' conversation, but not your own.
  • Alejo's Presto Trattoria

    4002 Lincoln Boulevard Marina del Rey, CA 90292 United States - Phone: +1 310 822 0095
    You won't find friendlier prices for Italian food in such a neighborhood in the entire city. Nothing is fancy here; the two rooms are barely decorated, the tables sport traditional red and white tablecloths and the menu sticks to spaghetti and meat balls, baked dishes and incredible chopped salads. The servers are fast and efficient, the bread's hot and the garlic and olive oil they place at your table is fantastic. Grab a mint as you leave, as the garlic is strong. Please call ahead for hours.
  • The Apple Pan

    10801 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States - Phone: +1 310 475 3585
    This longtime hangout serves up comfort food that will put a smile on your face. The prices won't hurt your wallet, either. Deli-style sandwiches are the favorite items here as they serve no hot food. The decor is a step up from Denny's and so is the service. The crowd ranges from old-timers who've been coming here for years, to 16 year-olds out for the first time without Mom and Dad. The eatery is closed on Mondays. Credit cards are not accepted here. Please call ahead for hours.
  • Buca di Beppo Encino

    17500 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91316 United States - Phone: +1 818 995 3288
    Forget about stopping in for a meal by yourself; this large restaurant only serves dishes big enough for a small army. In other words, bring your friends, your family, your co-workers, anyone; but don't come alone. Serving dinner only, the place fills up with hungry patrons looking for good, traditional Italian food at bargain prices. The red sauce is very good, as are the pastas it covers. It's a fun place to eat with loved ones.
  • Cafe 50's

    11623 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90025 United States - Phone: +1 310 479 1955
    This place is like stepping back in time to when girls wore poodle skirts and guys wore leather jackets and greased hair. The two-room establishment offers grilled sandwiches, chili, great hamburgers and the like. The walls are adorned with pictures of actors from the time period and each booth has an old-time jukebox. The shakes are thick and arrive, as they should, with a metal cup with just a bit extra for later. You can't give it a miss.
  • Caioti Pizza Cafe

    4346 Tujunga Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 761 3588
    Forget plain pepperoni and cheese; at this relaxed establishment you can munch on shrimp and goat cheese pizzas. They're excellent, as is the rest of the menu. Large salads attract a healthy-minded crowd, plus a fair share of pregnant women. Word has it that something in the salad dressing causes these women to go into labor the next day. Either way, the food's very good and the newly-designed room is attractive and welcoming. It is open seven days a week. Please call ahead for hours.
  • Da Pasquale

    9749 Little Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 859 3884
    Believe it or not, this petite trattoria in posh Beverly Hills serves up delicious pizza and pasta dishes at very affordable prices. Patrons look out onto the street through a glass wall as the attentive staff serves up dishes that are equaled at much more expensive restaurants. You can't go wrong. The bread, by the way, is freshly baked and excellent. It's a marvelous experience to dine at Da Pasquale.
  • Derek's Bistro & Dickenson West Fine Catering

    183 East Glenarm Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 United States - Phone: +1 626 799 5252
    This attractive spot just east of Los Angeles proper, is a haven for succulent, delicious meals. The menu is mouthwatering from top to bottom. Try the seared salmon or the Osso Bucco—they are both cooked to perfection. Desserts are equally impressive, especially the Upside-Down Pear/Almond Cake. Patrons come from all over for the kitchen's slightly Asian items, too. You can't miss, unless you come for lunch on Saturday—when they are closed.
  • Solley's Restaurant & Deli

    4578 Van Nuys Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91403 United States - Phone: +1 818 905 5774
    With its huge menu and central San Fernando Valley location, it's no surprise that this large eatery is always busy. Luckily the kitchen keeps up with the demand for everything from Matzo Ball soup to stir fry veggies and Pasta Primavera. Yes, it's a deli (there are fresh bagels and potato pancakes on the menu) but the choices are so eclectic that everyone at your table can order a different type of food without exhausting the possibilities. Please call ahead for hours.
  • Out Take Cafe

    12159 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 760 1111
    You'll never see a menu with so many strange neighbors, like Vegetable Won Ton Soup next to Ukrainian Borscht, Dungeness Crab Cakes next to Potato Vareniki (dumplings), and Spinach Eggplant Salad next to Pot Sticker Salad! But don't worry, everything is delicious and, magically, it all works together. The tiny room is always filled with locals who've fallen in love with this odd gem, so be sure to call ahead for reservations. Smaller parties will have to wait, though, as groups fewer six aren't allowed to reserve tables. Please call ahead for hours.
  • Pick Up Stix

    3960 Laurel Canyon Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 752 4858
    This chain of freshly made, healthy Asian delicacies is a welcome addition to the already vast number of Chinese eateries in L.A. Every order is made fresh, which only takes a few minutes and guarantees crunchy veggies. The sauces are either hot and spicy or sweet and mild. Order at the counter and your food will be brought to your table. Lunch specials, served until late afternoon daily, offer slightly smaller portions with salad and steamed rice. That, combined with the excellent food, makes for an unbeatable combination.
  • Vivian's Millennium Cafe

    10968 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 762 8710
    This tiny diner offers some truly delicious home-cooked meals at very affordable rates. That, plus the service, makes it one of the nicer spots for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the area. The clientele is largely comprised of dancers from the next-door dance studio, so don't be surprised by the amount of spandex when you enter. The meatloaf is a favorite, as is anything on the regularly-changing "special" board. The eatery also offers a nice selection of fruit-based shakes and smoothies.
  • Kung Pao Bistro

    11838 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 766 8686
    The large menu at Kung Pao Bistro offers some really delicious options for your meal. The soft-shell crab appetizer is a unique, wonderful find. Choose from nine different salads, eight chicken dishes and ten seafood plates. Typical of the genre, lunch specials are a real bargain. The decor is simple and attractive. The place fills up with families and couples but reservations probably aren't that necessary.
  • Zach's Café

    10820 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 762 4225
    This cozy little cottage offers patio or dining room seating, and both are comfortable and allow for speedy service. Great for stopovers at the nearby Hollywood Bowl, this long-time neighborhood favorite features typical Italian fare plus a few surprises&like the hazelnut chicken in orange cream thyme sauce. The calzones are also especially good. A great place for families, friends or casual dates.
  • Inn of the Seventh Ray

    128 Old Topanga Canyon Road Topanga, CA 90290 United States - Phone: +1 310 455 1311
    Enter a near-Nirvana state as you walk down the steps into this delightful outdoor setting. Romantic, candlelit tables overlook a quiet brook creating a truly unique dining experience at Inn of the Seventh Ray. Inventive vegetarian, macrobiotic and organic specialties are featured here. The many salads, seafood dishes and pastas are all appealing and made with only the freshest organic ingredients. Try the Sunday brunch buffet where you can try a little bit of everything.
  • Pizzicotto

    11758 San Vicentre Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States - Phone: +1 310 442 7188
    This tiny gem in Brentwood is always busy and it's no surprise why. The authentic, inexpensive dinners keep locals and visitors coming back for more on a regular basis. Pizzicotto is casual and a bit cramped. The dishes, however, are large and delicious. The freshly-made pasta is truly heavenly. Pizzas are great too. Because of its popularity and size, reservations are a must. Call ahead for further details.
  • Stanley's

    13817 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91423 United States - Phone: +1 818 986 4623
    This brightly-lit, clean room and its covered patio are the perfect spot to enjoy delicious meals without dressing up. Come in your sweats for great lunches. It's also a nice, casual date place, too. The menu is filled with huge salads, pizzas, pasta dishes and sandwiches. The turkey burgers are wonderful and the Chinese chicken salad is legendary. For a relaxed meal, this is the perfect spot.
  • Joe's Restaurant

    1023 Abbot Kinney Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90291 United States - Phone: +1 310 399 5811
    This haven in Venice provides its fans with chef Joe Miller's impeccable creations. Included on every top 20 restaurant list in town, this intimate and low-key neighborhood hangout features French cuisine with a California twist. The salads, ravioli and grilled specials are especially wonderful. Favorites like the Slow-Roasted Salmon with caviar are not to be missed. The wine list varies and includes some older bottles. Check website for details.
  • Spago Beverly Hills

    176 North Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 385 0880
    Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills incarnation is currently the place to be. Like all of Puck's ventures, the atmosphere at Spago Beverly Hills emphasizes that good food can be fun. The Bincho Grilled Squab Breast, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Chirashi Sushi and Smoked Jidori Chicken Breast & Leg, can't be missed. The delicious Rock, Pebble, Chocolate dessert is a treat. The wine and cocktail list is comprehensive and are perfect accompaniments to your rich food.
  • Valentino

    3115 Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90405 United States - Phone: +1 310 829 4313
    For a romantic experience, whisk your Valentine away to this most gracious world-class Italian restaurant. Then let famous owner Pierro Selvaggio or his capable captain design an extravagant menu for the two of you. This wonderful series of small courses reflects elegant simplicity, and can be paired with perfect half (or full) bottles of Italian wines to complement each course. Features such as tender Lobster Ravioli, a Porcini Mushroom cooked in parchment and a Sea Urchin Risotto are wonderful. This is a fairy tale meal that you won't soon forget.
  • The Grill on the Alley

    9560 Dayton Way Los Angeles, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 276 0615
    Compared to New York's 21 Club, this men's club-style room will whisk you back in time. Ultra-civilized, white-jacketed waiters serve up dozens of impeccably fresh oysters on the half-shell, perfect crab cakes, tender shrimp cocktail and, of course, nicely aged prime porterhouse steaks. The Grill on the Alley is a hot lunch spot for agents and celebrities, who seem to enjoy the splendid Cobb Salad. Check website for further details.
  • Monsoon Cafe

    1212 Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 576 9996
    This two-level bar/restaurant has a unique take on the bar scene and it's great for a fun evening. The bottom floor is the restaurant, complete with a small bar/drinking area. The second level, however, is all lounge area and it's nice - bamboo poles, comfortable seating and a very casual vibe. At times loaded with tourists, youthful beach locals also crowd the place so you never know whom you'll meet. It's a nice place when you don't want to part with your flip-flops.
  • Collector's Book Store

    6225 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 467 3296
    So you want to experience Tinseltown? You can't get much more Hollywood than this neat little shop located on the corner of Hollywood and Vine. From scripts to posters to wax figures, if it's related to film and television, chances are you'll find it here. A word to the wise, however due to the 'collectible' nature of some items, prices on certain things, especially original scripts can climb into the stratosphere.
  • Dutton's Fine Books and Prints

    5146 Laurel Canyon Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91607 United States - Phone: +1 818 769 3866
    One of the largest independent bookstores in the entire city, this place has been a favorite of locals for many years. Although it used to be located downtown, it has now relocated to a new home in the Valley. Here you will find books in all subjects, as well as hard-to-find titles and collections. This undoubtedly, is a famous haunt for avid readers, who keep bustling in for the much-desired bestsellers!
  • Eso Won Books

    4331 Degnan Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States - Phone: +1 323 290 1048
    For those in search of books with an African American focus, this is an essential destination. The selection is diverse, and features an emphasis on history, religion and literature as it relates to the African American experience. And, should the store fail to stock a particular title or subject, the enthusiastic staff will be of great help in tracking it down. Book-signings are regularly scheduled.
  • Dawson's Book Shop

    535 North Larchmont Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States - Phone: +1 323 469 2186
    Founded in 1905, this is one of the few survivors of L.A.'s golden book years. Dawson's features a vast and diverse collection with specialty areas including California and the West, photography and miniature books. Decent prices and friendly staff add to the draw. And, because it is within a stone's throw of Paramount Studios, don't be shocked to find yourself browsing next to a famous face or two.
  • Legal Book Store

    316 West Second Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 626 2139
    Whether you're a lawyer, law student or simply a fan of legal drama on television, you would want to check this place out. It offers an incredible stock of books covering every aspect of law, ranging from civil and criminal to wills, contracts and trial handbooks. Plus, its downtown location, just one block from the criminal courthouse, makes it a quick stop for those doing business at the courts.
  • Samuel French, Inc.

    7623 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 866 598 8449
    Ahh, a bookstore with its finger on the pulse of L.A.! This place has everything a writer, actor, director or film buff could ever need in terms of reading material. Excellent collection of scripts as well as books on auditioning and directing. And, of course, the best part is that they're pretty budget-friendly for those of us who haven't yet signed our big studio deal!
  • Arcana Books on the Arts

    1229 Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 458 1499
    Another stop along Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, is this great art bookstore. Specializing in all areas of art, the shop features a great selection including rare and out-of-print works. Other offerings include books on new art, photography and architecture, just to name a few. For those with art books to sell, the staff is always eager to buy.
  • Traveler's Bookcase

    8375 West Third Street Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 323 655 0575
    If the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, then that step should be through the front door of this place. From travel books to maps and accessories, the items found at this store can help you with just about everything except the plane ticket. Its really friendly and knowledgeable staff (who have obviously done a fair amount of traveling themselves) will take good care of you.
  • Bright Lights

    8461 South Van Ness Avenue Inglewood, CA 90305 United States - Phone: +1 323 971 1296
    This has to be one of the most innovative and resourceful places around when it comes to the L.A. bookstore scene. Specializing in books for children, it offers literature, poetry, special events and more, all with a multicultural flair. A haven for book lovers, Bright Lights is one of its kind in the city.
  • Cook Books by Janet Jarvits

    1388 East Washington Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91104 United States - Phone: +1 626 296 1638
    Whether you're the next Wolfgang Puck, Julia Child or Chef Boyardee, this neat cookbook store is worth a look. It not only stocks more than 15,000 out-of-print and used cook books, but its staff will also gladly do a cook book search for you, as well. The prices are friendly enough so you can concentrate on getting all those ingredients for your next masterpiece.
  • Brand Bookshop

    231 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91203 United States - Phone: +1 818 243 4907 / +1 818 507 5943
    This is another large and independent bookshop that caters to customers looking for the hard-to-find items. Its collection is impressive and atmosphere unique (the staff has been known to pipe in Hungarian pop music!). Plus, the staff will gladly assist when it comes to special requests. And with a location in the center of one of L.A.'s busiest shopping districts, it makes for an easy stop during any shopping binge.
  • Alexandria II

    170 South Lake Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 United States - Phone: +1 626 792 7885
    Open for business since 1985, this is one of Pasadena's great New Age bookstores. It carries just about everything one would expect to find in a New Age shop but with an emphasis on spirituality, metaphysics, mythology and world religions. In addition to books, the shop carries a wide assortment of tapes, CDs, candles, jewelry and tarot cards to help you explore whatever side of the spirit you're game for.
  • Angels School Supply

    600 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91101 United States - Phone: +1 626 584 0855
    Students young and old will certainly find what they need here. In addition to carrying school supplies from A to Z, the store features homeschooling resources, educational games, toys, puzzles and more. This is a good stop for teachers as well to check out their classroom decorations. Spanish materials are also available. Just bring your thirst for knowledge and plenty of change for the parking meters.
  • The Archives Bookshop

    1396 East Washington Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91104 United States - Phone: +1 626 797 4756
    Whether you are an avid churchgoer or just someone who thinks they should be, you will find plenty to chew on (metaphorically, of course) in this place. It stocks a wide assortment of bibles, theology books, religious philosophy and more. It also sponsors periodic special events for those who have found religion, as well as for those still in the market.
  • Book Alley

    1252 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91106 United States - Phone: +1 626 683 8083
    The Book Alley store specializes in titles that are rare as well as those out of print, the selection is pretty impressive. Specific areas of emphasis include the American West, psychology, performing arts and religion. Plus, since the shop carries so many used books, it's always open to buying and trading.
  • Book 'em Mysteries

    1118 Mission Street Pasadena, CA 91030 United States - Phone: +1 626 799 9600
    Don't be surprised to find the ghost of Agatha Christie roaming these aisles! This great, semi-out-of-the-way place is devoted entirely to the mystery novel. The selection (including contemporary, crime fiction and British imports), staff and atmosphere are worth a visit by anyone with an interest in this classic genre. The store also offers special events ranging from author signings to a monthly mystery reading group.
  • Cal-Gold

    2569 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91107 United States - Phone: +1 626 792 6161
    This place truly 'treasures' California's golden past. A full service technical bookstore, it carries a wide range of subjects from geology and mining to books on lost treasures and Western Americana. It also features a plethora of nature and trail guides for southern California. This is a perfect stop for history buffs, amateur treasure-hunters or anyone longing to relive the Gold Rush days. Metal detectors and mining supplies are also sold here. Call ahead for hours.
  • Distant Lands

    56 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 United States - Phone: +1 626 449 3220
    Whether you are traveling down the street, across the state, around the globe or beyond the solar system, this is a good place to check out before your trip. This comprehensive travel bookstore will be able to provide you information on your destination in the form of maps, globes, gps units, books in addition to luggage or any other traveling essentials. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is also helpful when you aren't sure what your needs might be. Prices vary depending on the item, but over all, prices go easy on the wallet.
  • Pacific Asia Museum Store

    46 North Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 United States - Phone: +1 626 449 2742
    With an obvious focus on Asia and the Pacific Rim, this store carries a huge assortment of books, reference materials and art prints. Add to that a friendly staff who will help you find a particular item, and also teach you about Asian and Asian-American culture, and you have a rare store indeed. In addition to books, the store offers a splendid collection of statues, tapestries, and other Asian gift items.
  • The Gamble House Bookstore

    4 Westmoreland Place Pasadena, CA 91103 United States - Phone: +1 626 449 4178
    This is one of L.A.'s great art bookstores. Artists and art buffs alike will be able to go to town on the shop's extensive collection of books, periodicals, art, poetry and more. Specific areas of emphasis include   the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau among others. The very knowledgeable staff will gladly assist with special requests. The store also features an impressive collection of guidebooks.
  • Golden Apple

    7018 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States - Phone: +1 323 658 6047
    If you are in the market for the unexpected, you should probably pop in here. These guys have everything from comics to tattoo books to Chinese action videos to just about anything else an elementary school teacher would confiscate. Expect to find whatever it is you are looking for, but more importantly, what you are not looking for.
  • UCLA Store-Health Sciences

    308 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States - Phone: +1 310 825 7721
    As UCLA is one of the most prominent teaching institutions in the world, it stands to reason that its bookstore would be equally comprehensive. Whether you're looking for detailed medical books or just something to relieve your cold, this is the place to go. Some of the prices are about as high as a doctors' visit, depending on what you're looking for.
  • Hennessey & Ingalls

    214 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 458 9074
    Another great stop only a half-block off Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, this shop has become one of the city's most popular destinations for artists and architects alike. Inside you will find an impressive selection of new and hard-to-find books on art and architecture. A friendly and knowledgeable staff is also worth mentioning.
  • Book Soup

    8818 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 659 3110
    This is one of the city's trendiest bookstores in one of the city's trendiest locales. Smack in the middle of the Sunset Strip shopping area, this place stocks books in every square inch of the store. Among its vast collection are a great number of art books, pop culture titles and celebrity biographies, both authorized and unauthorized. It is a great place to shop, browse or just to be seen.
  • Cosmopolitan Book Shop

    7017 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States - Phone: +1 323 938 7119
    In a city known for flash, this bookstore is a breath of fresh air. Not literally; when you enter, you might be shocked that the fire department hasn't closed it down. Located in the heart of Hollywood (arguably the flash capital of the entire planet), it stocks books, CDs, records and prints in any place the staff can fit them. With paperbacks and CDs going for rock bottom prices, this feels like more of a yard sale than the hip, Hollywood bookstore it is.
  • Jewish Bookstore

    12506 Magnolia Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91607 United States - Phone: +1 818 763 2070
    Those looking for a taste of Israel but not fond of the 14-hour plane ride need only visit Jewish Bookstore in Beverly Hills. This place truly carries all things Jewish. The stock includes a wide variety of Jewish literature (mostly in Hebrew), plus prayer books, gifts, yarmulkes and other traditional items. It even has a licensed rabbi on the premises who repairs damaged Torahs. Try finding that anywhere else!
  • Gene de Chene Booksellers

    11556 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90025 United States - Phone: +1 310 477 8734
    Looking for a great representation of L.A.'s independent bookstore scene? This is your place. Filled to the brim with new and mostly used books, you're likely to find the most obscure of titles and maybe that novel you've always been looking for. Plus, prices are such that you'll practically be able to build your own library with what you can take home.
  • Heritage Classics Motorbooks

    8980 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 657 9707
    Considering how much L.A. revolves around cars, this is perhaps the most fitting specialty bookshop around. Owned and operated by the former head of PR for BMW, the shop offers a great mix of books covering the entire spectrum from the Lamborghini to the Yugo. Special orders are gladly handled here as well. It's worth a visit by both the professional motor-head as well as those fresh from the road test.
  • Hollywood Sheet Music

    7777 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 818 782 3463
    Don't be fooled by the size of the store; it features a very thorough sheet music collection. From psychedelic rock arrangements to country to century-old operas, there's really nothing it doesn't carry. Plus, with a convenient Hollywood location, don't be surprised to see some world-famous musicians dropping in to purchase their own creations. Special orders are always welcome as well.
  • Los Angeles County Museum Bookstore

    5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 857 6000
    For those searching for art books, why not go to one of the world's most famous art museums? In addition to offering books related to the museum's collection, it sells an impressive variety of books and prints featuring the world's most famous and not-so-famous art. Plus, there is no charge to enter the museum store, for those lacking the time to get lost among the works themselves.
  • Ketab Corporation

    1419 Westwood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States - Phone: +1 310 477 7477
    Sitting in the center of the city's most prominent Iranian neighborhood is this all-Farsi language bookstore. Just about everything is imported from Iran, with genres including poetry, literature, mysticism, history and more. It also offers a great selection of children's books, photo-books and art collections. Plus, with many of the staff members moonlighting as writers, they can offer great assistance with questions about both the works and the culture.
  • Storyopolis

    14945 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91403 United States - Phone: +1 818 990 7600
    Only in L.A. can a place like this thrive. This is perhaps the most upscale children's bookstore on the entire planet. In addition to featuring all the staples when it comes to children's literature with many of them re-done in exquisite bindings, it also offers original art works by names such as Dr. Seuss, Tim Burton, Shel Silverstein and others. You and your kids will love the place for the endless hours of browsing through the shelves of books each having a world of its own.
  • Atara's Hebrew Book and Gift Center

    450 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 655 3050
    Atara's Hebrew Book and Gift Center is a small but very eclectic bookstore on Fairfax. It offers a diverse collection of literary titles all in the Hebrew language. The store also features Israeli novelties, jewelry and decorations. Be forewarned, however, that if the store is crowded, walking around can be a bit of a challenge. Just chalk it up under atmosphere. Plus with a location in the center of the Fairfax district, it is a great stop while experiencing the culture.
  • Children's Book World

    10580 1/2 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States - Phone: +1 310 559 2665
    When it comes to children's books, this shop specializes in the rare and hard-to-find. With about as many books as there are psychedelic mushrooms in Alice's Wonderland, this is the place to go for sheer selection. New or used, contemporary or classic, the owners seem to stock it all. Don't bet against them finding that obscure title.
  • Educational Bookstore

    3959 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010 United States - Phone: +1 213 387 3184
    The name pretty much says all you need to know about this place. The stock at Educational Bookstore includes just about everything you would expect to find in terms of educational supplies. Plus, with a huge selection of textbooks, lesson plan books and classroom decorations, it is as much of a gold mine for teachers as it is for students. Special orders are always welcome here as well. The store takes care to see that all your academic requirements are met with appropriately.
  • New Mastodon Books & Fine Art

    5820 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 525 1948
    Located in the heart of the Miracle Mile district, this is one of the city's largest carriers of German language books. Expect to find almost everything you would see in a typical bookstore including fiction, non-fiction, self-help, spiritual, political and more. It also offers a strong section on German cultural and military history. Special orders and trade-ins are gladly accepted as well.
  • Gethesemani

    2160 South Atlantic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90040 United States - Phone: +1 323 262 7904
    A few minutes south of downtown Los Angeles stands this small and unique bookstore. The stock features all Spanish language books with a religious focus. In addition to the many hardcovers and paperbacks, the store also offers a wide variety of articles, pamphlets and even some old manuscripts. Although prices vary, the bulk of the selection easily fits into any budget. Call for open hours.
  • Jeong Eum Korea Book Center

    928 South Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States - Phone: +1 213 387 9140
    Located in the center of Korea town, this a great place for those in search of Korean language books. Most titles are imported and range from the ancient and semi-ancient to some more modern works, and even some translated American pop-fiction titles. In addition to books, the store also stocks a number of Korean-language newspapers and magazines. Plus, the staff is always happy to help with special orders.
  • Legal Books Distributing

    4247 Whiteside Street Los Angeles, CA 90063 United States - Phone: +1 323 526 7110
    What this place may be lacking in gimmicks, it certainly makes up for in selection and service. It is located in East L.A. and,as you might expect, pretty much runs the gamut when it comes to law books. It also features a great section entirely devoted to bar exam preparation. Parking is free and the staff is very helpful.
  • Jonathan A. Logan

    818 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 323 653 9155
    This trendy South Broadway shop is a biker's dream and a cow's worst nightmare! Jonathan A. Logan Custom Leathers offers a fine selection of custom and ready-to-wear suede and leather items for both men and women. Prices run a bit on the steep side but considering what you're getting, it isn't bad. Shoppers should be advised, however, that Sunday shopping is by appointment only. All other days, walk right in.
  • Barbie K.

    211 Manhattan Beach Boulevard Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 United States - Phone: +1 310 545 4600
    Named in honor of the doll, this shop provides women and the kids with all the apparel necessary to become Barbie dolls in their own right. Located in downtown Manhattan Beach, the stock includes trendy tops, dresses, sequined necklaces and platform shoes. Throw in affordable prices and you'll be able to look like whatever era Barbie doll you choose.
  • Beat Non Stop

    7262 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 323 930 2121
    A mainstay of the trendy Melrose shopping district, Beat Non Stop offers fashions for men and women in an atmosphere that's representative of the L.A. shopping scene. Although it specializes in brand-name clothing, don't be surprised to find some more obscure items mixed in with the collection. Prices tend to run about average but periodic markdowns have certainly been known to happen.
  • Bally

    340 North Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 271 3310
    Bally is a great stop if you're touring Rodeo Drive, the high-rent district of the Los Angeles shopping scene. Although the store carries apparels and accessories for both men and women, its specialty is fine shoes. The quality is high and selection is diverse. Of course the neighborhood (and famous zip code) says just about all you need to know when it comes to prices, so bring those high-limit credit cards!
  • Escapa

    404 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States - Phone: +1 213 488 0789
    Escapa is one of downtown's nicer places to go for those in search of footwear. It combines a decent selection with the more intimate service and attention you'd expect to find in a smaller store. The store features footwear from both near and far, all with prices that are surprisingly reasonable. Just try to avoid peak rush-hour times, since it is downtown.
  • Hideout

    7725 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 323 653 8368
    Whether you are a biker or just long to look like one, Hideout should top your shopping itinerary. Located in the center of the Melrose Ave shopping district, the store carries all things leather. With more than 250 styles of jackets to choose from, as well as a tremendous assortment of boots and accessories, one can easily spend half a day here.
  • Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills

    Rodeo Drive & Santa Monica Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90213 United States - Phone: +1 323 308 8333
    It isn't exaggerating to say that Rodeo Drive contains some of the most expensive real estate on the planet. Remember Julia Roberts' shopping spree in Pretty Woman? Rodeo Drive Shopping District shopping area is where she went. The place boasts of a great mixture of clothing, restaurants, unique shops and celebrity spotting. Be warned, however, some of the stores are so exclusive, shopping is by appointment only.
  • Melrose Avenue Shopping District

    Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
    If you want to see everything that L.A. shopping is known for, there is no better place than Melrose Avenue Shopping District, especially on a Sunday afternoon. You can find expensive showrooms between La Cienega and Crescent Heights (Fred Segal, Miù Miù). If you are not a brand fanatic, you can hit one of the reasonably priced boutiques. You really haven't "done L.A." until you have been here. Credit cards acceptance varies by store.
  • Old Pasadena

    1 West Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 United States - Phone: +1 626 356 9725
    Whether you are in Pasadena for that New Year's Day bash, known as the Rose Bowl or checking out the Jet Propulsion Lab and Cal Tech, make sure you head to Colorado Avenue - Pasadena's main shopping district. Known as "Old Town," it offers bars, restaurants, bookstores, clothing stores (one of the first J. Crew stores opened in this old-money bastion), clubs, movie theaters and more. Credit cards accepted vary by store.
  • Montana Avenue Shopping District

    Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States - Phone: +1 310 393 7593(Tourist Information)
    Montana Avenue Shopping District is, without a doubt, one of Santa Monica's best-kept secrets. When most people talk about Santa Monica shopping, they immediately think of the loud and raucous Pier or the bustling Third Street Promenade. This stretch (believe it or not) offers an upscale shopping alternative with a distinct neighborhood feel. The array of small boutiques selling clothing is punctuated by charming antique stores, cozy cafes, herbal goods outlets, salons, spas, eateries, florists and a few familiar franchises. Credit cards accepted vary by store. Check website for more details.
  • Robertson Boulevard Shopping District

    100-800 Robertson Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 248 1015 (Tourist Information) /+1 800 345 2210(Tourist Information)
    For those who are looking for a taste of Beverly Hills shopping, but actually have limits on their credit cards, Robertson Boulevard Shopping District is worth checking out with a variety of stores, like Agnes B. and Ghost found here. At Robertson Boulevard Shopping District, you will not be disappointed, as you can eat, drink and shop like the stars on L.A's celebrity-frequented streets. Some shops are a little easy on the wallet while others are not so. Call the toll free tourist information number for more details.
  • Santa Monica Main Street Shopping District

    4th Street and Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
    This small, bustling cluster of shops has helped build Santa Monica's reputation as a shopping Mecca. At the Santa Monica Main Street Shopping District you will find both: famous and not-so-famous clothing stores as well as a variety of funky furniture shops and upscale gift stores. A perfect one stop stretch for all your shopping needs. Credit cards accepted vary by store.
  • Third Street Promenade

    Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 393 7593(Tourist Information) /+1 310 393 8355
    Third Street Promenade is a dazzling shopping destination with clothing boutiques, bars, bookstores, restaurants, movie theaters and more! The upscale chains have begun dominating the street, but there are still many local boutiques and specialty stores. As you walk along the street take the time to enjoy the street performers who create a fun atmosphere. Make sure to visit during the weekly farmer's market for tasty fresh food.
  • Westwood Village Shopping District

    Westwood Boulevard & Kinross Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States - Phone: +1 310 289 2525
    Westwood Village Shopping District is located close to the world-famous UCLA University. But this shopping area is much more than just a place for UCLA students to hang out. Boutiques, bars, restaurants and theaters are what this neighborhood is all about. The area's giant movie theaters (and the convenient Westside location) are the spot of choice for many star-studded movie premières. Credit cards accepted vary by store.
  • Anderton Court

    328 North Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 213 624 7300(Tourist Information)
    Anderton Court, a classic Frank Lloyd Wright structure is located near the O'Neill House in Beverly Hills. One of his last designs in the L.A. area, it was constructed during the 50s in what remains one of the prime shopping districts in Los Angeles. It is one of the master architect's more eccentric creations, with each part of the structure angling off in a different direction, while a circular ramp provides a cohesive center, finally leading to a jagged tower.
  • O'My Sole

    5242 East 2nd Street Long Beach, CA 90803 United States - Phone: +1 562 621 9114
    O'My Sole is a great place to buy trendy footwear. Here, you'll find such famous names as Birkenstock, Doc Marten's, Sketchers, Frye and many more. Although prices can run on the high side, the periodic sales can suddenly transform this store into a bargain-hunter's paradise.
  • Prada Epicenter

    343 North Rodeo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 278 8661
    Anyone who follows the world of fashion knows how quickly Prada has emerged on the scene and how steadily her popularity seems to climb. Featuring fashions for both men and women, here you'll find clothes that whisper of class and elegance. All fashions are imported and all are expensive. However, the window-shopping alone makes this worth a visit, regardless of your bank balance.
  • ReMix Vintage Shoes

    7605 1/2 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 936 6210
    Imagine climbing aboard a time machine and traveling back to the 30’s or 40’s to buy a brand new pair of shoes. Well, here's a place where you can basically do that. Rather than offering a time machine, ReMix Vintage Shoes offers a collection of brand new vintage shoes featuring styles from the roaring 20’s right on up to the psychedelic 60’s and penguin-shirted 70’s, all at affordable prices.
  • Red Zone

    629 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States - Phone: +1 213 622 8649
    Red Zone's a place to go for trendy footwear for the younger crowd, if you're stranded miles from the epicenter of hip. Located in the east San Fernando Valley, this store carries names both familiar and up and coming. Since it's not smack dab in the middle of Melrose Avenue, Santa Monica or Beverly Hills, both the prices and atmosphere are a bit more relaxed.
  • Street Sounds

    7704 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 323 651 0630
    Street Sounds features one of the best collections of dance, electronica and hip hop records around. Plus it is located right in the midst of the hip Melrose shopping district. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is vintage Melrose rock and roll. The store also maintains a very useful database and mail-order service online, especially handy for DJs looking for hard to find vinyl.
  • DMC Records

    7619 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 323 651 3520
    One of the first DJ-oriented records stores in the L.A. area, this place has been selling dance and hip-hop music out of its Melrose location for a long time now. The store also carries some top of the line DJ gear from turntable manufacturers like Vestax and Gemini. A few years ago, DMC also started a record label, and now puts out a line of techno music by local artists, primarily deep house and trance.
  • Headline Records

    7706 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 323 655 2125
    Catering primarily to indie rock music, this is yet another interesting record store along the music epicenter of Melrose Avenue. This is among the best locations to find music by local, independent bands, as well as catch some of them performing live during the occasional in-store performance. Another great plus about the location is its proximity to the various clubs and bars where many more of the featured bands perform regularly.
  • Rockaway Records

    2395 Glendale Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90039 United States - Phone: +1 323 664 3232 / +1 323 664 0956
    This large independent store carries music and memorabilia from every era. The real draw, however, is the classic rock selection, which highlights bands like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and the Beach Boys. The prices can run high for some of the collectibles, but the quality of some of the very rare goods is the best around. No doubt that you find ardent music lovers bustling in this place to pick their choice!
  • The Oaks Mall

    350 West Hillcrest Drive Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 United States - Phone: +1 805 495 2032
    This large mall has all the standard Southern California department stores and shops as well as some more upscale merchants. Mall standards including The Limited, The Gap and Wet Seal are joined by a number of jewelers and other specialty stores. The mall is located just off the 101 Freeway about 30 minutes north of Los Angeles, making it a convenient stop on the way to and from Santa Barbara.
  • David Orgell

    262 North Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 273 6660
    One of the top jewelry dealers in the area, this Rodeo Drive spot has been in business since 1933. Among the designers found here are Mikimoto and Piaget. Although no longer owned by the Orgell family, David Orgell continues to sell the finest in diamonds, watches, crystals, and above all, silver. The antique silver inventory here, much of which lines the walls of the store, is museum quality material and there is plenty of it.
  • Stewart Antiques

    8734 West Third Street Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 310 275 5565
    The owner of this store is proud of the fact that he obtains many new items daily through the buying and selling of various quality estates. This makes it possible for customers to drop in quite regularly to see what has just arrived or been placed on display after having its original finish restored. When you visit, you'll enjoy seeing the French and Italian furniture and paintings that come predominantly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Every few months, the store takes part in one or more auctions. It is a member of Sotheby's Internet Associates Group. Call first or drop in. Three generations of the same family have run this store so it's highly likely that the present owner will be able to help you. The store is located just a few blocks from the Beverly Center on La Cienega.
  • Arnold's Fine Jewelry

    350 South Lake Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 United States - Phone: +1 626 795 8647
    For more than 106 years, Arnold's Fine Jewelry has been serving Pasadena customers. Family-owned, it specializes in vintage and antique jewelry and offers a large selection of contemporary pieces. The jewelry is primarily 14k yellow gold, but it also offers 18k gold and platinum, as well as a wide variety of different stones.
  • Avisha Lingerie

    1733 South Catalina Avenue Redondo Beach, CA 90277 United States - Phone: +1 310 375 4175
    If you're looking for high-end designer lingerie, Avisha Lingerie located in the Riviera Village, is the place to go. Cozy and inviting, it offers more than 30 different lines of lingerie, specializing in French and Italian designers. It covers all the bases from bras to teddies, and even some demure peignoirs.
  • Giselle

    1306 Montana Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90403 United States - Phone: +1 310 451 2140
    The store exterior's classic design, barely hints as to what awaits behind the door on Santa Monica's trendy Montana Avenue. Inside, Giselle's caters to the woman who wishes to put a little romance back into her life. The shop features designer clothing, usually one-of-a-kind items, as well as a fine line of accessories, children's wear and lingerie.
  • Hustler Hollywood

    8920 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 860 9009
    Situated on the famed Sunset Strip, this emporium of lingerie and other merchandise is owned by publisher Larry Flynt and named after his most famous publication, Hustler. The store's motto is "Relax, it's just sex!" It features a huge supply of items geared towards the sexual side of things - erotic lingerie, adult movies and a collection of scented candles, oils and other accessories for a hot romantic evening. And yes, you can buy Hustler magazine on the premises, as well as a large selection of books and other periodicals.
  • Only Hearts

    1407 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States - Phone: +1 310 393 3088
    Located in the trendy Montana Avenue Shopping District, a street which has become a favorite with upscale West Siders but is still relatively unknown to tourists, this store is typical of the boutiques you find along here. Offering quality merchandise in a sophisticated environment, its specialty is lingerie and it stocks a vast array of intimate apparel. If you are looking for something to wear over the lingerie, the shop also offers a collection of "outer" clothing. For a finishing touch, check out the jewelry.
  • Playmates

    6438 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 464 7636
    If you're modest, this is not the place for you to shop. Playmates is geared towards those who like things a little bit wild and erotic, and like to wear glitter and leather when spending a night out on the town. Besides sexy lingerie and evening wear, this is also the place to find special items such as G-strings, feather trimmed robes and sexy garter belts. If you're in the market for swimwear, it also has an extensive collection of skimpy bikinis as well as chic one-piece suits.
  • Sara's Lingerie Boutique

    17211 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91316 United States - Phone: +1 818 990 1270
    Encino, an upscale community located in the San Fernando Valley, is sometimes called the "Beverly Hills of the Valley." It is a perfect place for unique boutiques such as Sara's, where you can go and have custom-made lingerie. After 23 years in the business, the shop also offers services for women who have undergone a mastectomy. Many of the European brands are also available.
  • UCLA Associated Student Store

    308 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States - Phone: +1 310 825 7711
    Like everything else at this university, the student store is huge, with every bit of paraphernalia that you could possibly want. For all you alumni, parents, friends and spouses of alumni, and especially Bruins fans, this is the place to go to find the largest and most recent selection of shirts, jackets, caps, backpacks, and other goods. To give you an idea of just how popular this university and its sports teams are in the Southland, there are smaller satellite stores in various Southland locations completely devoted to UCLA merchandise.
  • Wound & Wound Toy Company

    100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 United States - Phone: +1 323 656 0961
    Geared towards toy lovers of all ages, this store distinguishes itself by specializing in wind-up toys. It carries a particularly large collection of tins, wind-up toys, music boxes, lunch boxes, mini-pedal cars and other novelties. Although the stock isn't necessarily better quality than what you would find at a normal toy store, the toys here span the past half-century with originals and reproductions. Call ahead for store hours.
  • Jurassic Incorporated

    131 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 899 2992
    Like a natural history museum where you can take home the exhibits, this store just off the main strip of the Third Street Promenade features actual dinosaur artifacts. For the right price, you can take home dinosaur eggs, fossils, bones and other relics, some of which date back more than 500 million years. This store began as Jeff Marshall's personal collection and has since grown into a small South land chain. Also in the store are three separate boutique-style areas: Ocean Quest for sea-related goods, David Freeland Designs for gems and jewelry, and Dinosaur for contemporary dinosaur-themed goods.
  • Hollywood Farmers' Market Grounds

    Ivar & Selma Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 463 3171
    The intersection of Ivar and Selma Avenue brings out the best in Sunday mornings, as anyone who has shopped at the Hollywood Farmer's Market will tell you. This is an open air market that displays the fresh wares of many farmers and bakers. Enjoy the free local live music while you shop and don't forget to visit the information Booth for those picture perfect aprons and bags. See website for complete parking information.
  • Trashy Lingerie

    402 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 310 652 4543
    Trashy Lingerie may very well be the first store to charge an admission fee for the privilege of shopping here, but the charge was initiated in order to keep voyeurs and other unsavory creatures out of the store. If you are looking for intimate apparel and would like to have an enormous selection to choose from, it is well worth the price of admission. You can find anything you like here and what's more, you can select any item you like and have it custom-made to fit your own measurements. How's that for service?
  • C'est la Vie

    137 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 United States - Phone: +1 310 372 0114
    A spin-off from its parent store, C'est la Vie caters to the same upscale customers, but specializes in designer lingerie and clothing. Customers can alternatively  buy their clothing next door or from here and then come to C'est la Vie to pick out what to wear beneath them. The store features brands such as Valege, Anbade and La Perla and offers a wide range of styles.
  • Cotton Rainbow Inc

    1210 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States - Phone: +1 310 393 0336
    For those into natural fabrics, Cotton Rainbow offers a fine array of beautiful clothing made of cotton. It stocks all sizes for boys and girls, from infants to pre-teens. Many of the clothes are brightly colored, especially the batik line. The store is located on a major shopping street in Santa Monica, near other upscale children's clothing boutiques.
  • So Cal Flower Market

    742 Maple Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States - Phone: +1 213 627 2482
    Certainly the most fragrant of LA's wholesale markets is this colorful exhibition catering to flower merchants from all over Southern California. In order to fully experience the remarkable selection, you have to be a merchant or know one and arrive at about 2am. However, there are still plenty of flowers and potted plants available at rock bottom prices when the market opens to the public at 8am. The market, which has been in business since 1923, spans two warehouses with more than 100 stalls of vendors. Credit cards are often accepted, but they vary by vendor. Open from  Monday to Saturday from 6 am or 8 am until noon.
  • Los Angeles Flower Market

    754 Wall Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States - Phone: +1 213 622 1966
    Los Angeles Flower Market, a floral extravaganza, opens in the wee hours of the morning to merchants, and then, to the general public, a few hours later. It never seems to be early enough, however, in this city of early risers. A truly unique experience; the scents produced by such a gathering of flowers in one place are amazing. Look for the busy time to be around the Rose Bowl in January. Credit card acceptability will vary according to vendor.
  • Western Costume Co

    11041 Vanowen Street Los Angeles, CA 91605 United States - Phone: +1 818 760 0900
    Western Costume Co is the retail sales outlet for Hollywood's leading wardrobe provider for both film and television, and is more fun to explore than most museums. Much of the clothing here has seen its 15 minutes of fame one way or another, and is now being offered to the general public for sale or rent. Originally located in Hollywood, the store has been in operation in 1912, and then followed the studios out to the San Fernando Valley. The store also has a research library for students of film history. Patrons with disabilities can enter the store from the back.
  • Out of the Closet Thrift Store

    360 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 934 1956
    This is the West Hollywood flagship of a local chain of thrift stores that is among the most well-stocked in the Southland. The stores donate their proceeds to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and both their clientèle and donors exemplify West Hollywood's reputation as a gay, fashion and design Mecca. If you're shopping, this store carries just about anything you could imagine, and if you're donating, you can file your contribution as a tax deduction. Additional locations throughout Los Angeles.
  • Santa Monica Certified Farmers' Markets

    2640 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States - Phone: +1 310 458 8712
    If you're looking for fresh and healthy produce, this is the market. It is held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Saturday market comprises of about 30 vendors and farmers; all of their produce is either organically grown, or if not certified organic: at least pesticide-free. Parking is available on the nearby streets and also in several parking structures in the vicinity. Credit cards may be accepted, but it will vary by vendor.
  • California Jewelry Mart

    607 South Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States - Phone: +1 213 627 2831
    Locals know the California Jewelry Mart as the showcase for all that glitters. More than 250 retail shops occupy the two main buildings and offer gold and silver, precious and semi-precious stones, as well as watches and jewelry repairs. Much of the merchandise comes from the Middle East, Europe, Israel and South Africa. You can also find jewelers here who will custom create that special piece that you've always dreamed of.  Acceptable credit cards will vary by vendor.
  • Valley Indoor Swap Meet

    14650 Parthenia Street Panorama City, CA 91402 United States - Phone: +1 818 892 0183
    Beat the heat at this local L.A. favorite. The possibilities for bargain hunting here are almost endless. Several easy-to-shop stores feature everything from aromatherapy, paintings and automotive, to clothing, collectibles and "As Seen On TV". This eclectic and varied market even offers full bridal services making this a true "one-stop shopping experience".
  • Arte de Mexico

    5356 Riverton Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91601 United States - Phone: +1 818 769 5090
    The store is crammed with gorgeous, handcrafted stone columns, forged iron gates, colorful ceramic pots, mesquite armoires and other goodies. This is not the stuff most tourists find in Mexico. One of the largest import craft dealers in the world, Arte de Mexico's emporium has the furnishings to make any house feel like a hacienda.
  • American Rag Cie

    150 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 935 3154
    American Rag Compagnie are connoisseurs of the Californian culture. The creator of the retail store, Mark Werts, has established himself as a pacemaker of trends in Mid City. The collection on sale is a thoughtful selection of clothing and accessories hand-picked by Werts and his team from their extensive travels across the globe. If period clothing is your thing, this boutique also features retro pieces in a district where vintage treasures abound. Shop for trendsetting skirts, shorts, dresses, jackets, lingerie, shoes, jewelry and bags for both men and women. Some of the many designer labels represented are Ace & Jig, 1921, Addison, Chanel Vintage, Denham, Elizabeth and James, Love Zooey, Ryan Roche, Vanessa Mooney and Wonderland.
  • Buy-Lines Co.Inc

    5444 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States - Phone: +1 323 463 4855
    This Czech-import bead parlor is one of the best in town. At  Buy-Lines you'll find any size, shape or price glass bead imaginable. The selection is inspirational, and you'll start coming up with design ideas the moment you step in the door. The shop has limited hours, so be sure to call before driving over.
  • SquaresVille

    1800 North Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States - Phone: +1 323 669 8464
    Simple, clean and easy to shop, SquaresVille allows you to see everything here in about 20 minutes flat. The window displays may be on the unusual side, but don't let them scare you off. Both the women's designer and sometimes-funky items share a classic design sense that usually makes this one of the more successful stops on any thrift store shopping excursion. Call for more details.
  • Wacko Soap Plant

    4633 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States - Phone: +1 323 663 0122
    Some of the funkiest folks in town do all of their gift and holiday shopping at Wacko, also known as Soap Plant. One of the most notorious and eclectic shops in Los Angeles, it's a sure bet that you'll find things that you never knew existed. From Sumo wrestler lunch boxes to patchouli soaps and kiss "Psycho Circus" dolls, expect the unexpected. It's the perfect place if you want to take home a little bit of Hollywood hipster heaven.
  • Xstreamline

    1861 North Gaffey Street Los Angeles, CA 90731 United States - Phone: +1 310 514 9514
    This store offers just about everything you could possibly need for both kayaking and windsurfing. It sells and rents a huge line of products, as well as offering courses and guided tours along the Southern California coast. The Palos Verdes 1/2 Day Coastal Tour is a great way to experience a breathtaking and under-appreciated stretch of the Southland's coast. Tours and classes run are open to all levels of experience with affordable rental rates for 24-hours.
  • Kinokuniya Book Stores

    123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 687 4480
    This is the store to come to for information about Japan. It carries an enormous inventory of English language books about Japan, as well as books in the Japanese language. You can also find Japanese magazines, CDs, computer software and videos in Japanese with English subtitles.
  • Artistic Edge

    2105 East 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90814 United States - Phone: +1 562 433 5169
    Offering a fine selection of posters and a small inventory of fine art, this is primarily a destination for custom framing. Owner Kristina Suhr attained the shop from her former boss in 1994 and has since gained a steady list of clients. She specializes in handcrafted picture framing but has also built a stock of paintings and other fine art. Admission is free.
  • Nordstrom

    10830 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States - Phone: +1 310 470 6155
    Service is this department store's hallmark, as sales personnel go the extra mile to satisfy the shopper's fashion desires. Nordstrom is upscale shopping mainstay of the West Coast, located at the at the Westside Pavilion Shopping Center, housing various departments to outfit men, women and children, the fitness enthusiast and the opera buff, as well as those who have to go to work or school all week. Shop for sunglasses, lingerie, shoes, accessories, perfumes for men and women, skin care potions, body care products, cosmetics among other things. Avail of special discounts from time to time.
  • Macy's Beverly Center

    8500 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 310 854 6655
    This department store is best known for its long-standing Thanks-giving Day Parade held annually in New York City. This location is similar to the recent New York import, Bloomingdale's, which has overshadowed this chain with glitzy openings and merchandise. Still, the store has a strong selection of designer and house labels to choose from at moderate prices. The Beverly Center houses wedding outfits and specializes in gift articles. Check website for more details.
  • Soccer Shop USA

    3974 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States - Phone: +1 213 749 0015
    Soccer may not yet be the biggest sport in the United States, but it is played fervently in Southern California all year long. Soccer Shop USA maintains some of the best exclusively soccer retail shops around, with two stores in L.A. one in Van Nuys. Along with top-of-the-line footwear, pads, balls and jerseys, the store carries instructional videos, World Cup memorabilia and replica jerseys of the some of the world's best players. The company also has an online store.
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods

    6601 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 323 651 2909
    Big 5 Sporting Goods is located throughout California and most western states. This branch features a reliable selection of equipment and apparel for most popular sports. Sports and recreational activities represented include camping, backpacking, fishing, baseball, softball, football, basketball and soccer, just to name a few. In keeping with Southern California spirit, swimming, water polo, skating, skiing, snowboarding and a number of other water and snow sports are represented here as well. Other goods usually found in stores include binoculars, telescopes, licensed goods, nutritional supplements and sunglasses.
  • Beverly Center

    8500 Beverly Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90048 United States - Phone: +1 310 854 0070
    With harder-to-find upscale shops as well as the usual mall fare, Beverly Center is one of the more popular shopping destinations in the city of Los Angeles. The structure itself is certainly unique for a mall, with two floors of shops and a third of food court and cinemas atop five-levels of parking, filling an entire city block. Among the more unique stores found here are Belgravia Collection, Betsey Johnson, Cabochon Fine Jewelry, Alexio, Club Monaco, Politix, Vertex, The Icing and Shauna Stein. Visit website for store information.
  • Del Amo Fashion Center

    3525 Carson Street No.165 Torrance, CA 90503 United States - Phone: +1 310 542 8525
    If you were to rate the malls in Southern California, this massive complex would definitely rank in the top five. As far as fashion is concerned, Del Amo Fashion Center is probably second only to South Coast Plaza. This is a great shopping destination, not only for apparel but for all kinds of goods. In addition to the dozens of clothing stores, there are eight department stores, a Warner Bros. Studio Store, a Champs Sporting Goods and many more that would prove impossible to list here. Acceptance of credit cards vary by store.
  • Akbar

    4356 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States - Phone: +1 323 665 6810
    This somewhat elegant gay haunt on the corner of Sunset and Fountain Avenues is a great place for a drink any day of the week. The crowd gets busy after 10p, but plenty of seats are usually still to be had all night long. Best of all, the help remains attitude-free. Check out the gorgeous mirrored bar.
  • Whisky a Go Go

    8901 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 652 4202
    Whisky a Go Go is truly steeped in the very roots of rock history. In addition to being the joint that spawned the term "Go-Go Girl," legendary acts like The Doors, Janis Joplin and Buffalo Springfield used to ply here. Rock 'n' Rollers still, to this day, flock to this modern-day Mecca. It is not an overstatement to call this the premier hard rock club in Los Angeles, if not the entire world. Try the upstairs area to get away from the crowd and to get a different vantage point.
  • Tiki-Ti

    4427 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States - Phone: +1 323 669 9381
    One of the weird and more fun bars in town, this tiny Polynesian-themed spot does not serve beer, wine or much of anything else. The specialty of the house are its tropical drinks. After a few, you will be convinced that you are on an island somewhere! Filled with locals and those who have to drive home, you are always assured a good time, even if the crowd seems a bit too much for the size of the room.
  • Rage

    8911 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 652 7055
    This is perhaps the quintessential gay bar in Los Angeles. Its large windows look right out into West Hollywood and, looking in or out, chances are you will appreciate the view. This hot disco has been packing them in seven nights a week for over a decade. The weekends are especially crowded. This means large, crowded dance floors and plenty of loud music. You can always count on the friendly bar that assures that the party never stops. If you are hungry for more than a good party, the place also serves lunch and dinner.
  • Dragonfly

    6510 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States - Phone: +1 323 466 6111
    Like a psychedelic Sybil, this club hosts different themed nights seven days a week. From alternative local and touring bands to punk to reggae and more, this club has something for everyone. On Friday and Saturday nights there's usually a groovy combo of live bands and recorded funk and hip-hop. The crowds are eclectic and large. But rest assured, with four full bars and a garden patio, you won't get claustrophobic. Admission varies. Check the website or call for current show schedule and events.
  • Conga Room

    800 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States - Phone: +1 213 745 0162
    The great live music, the 4000 square-foot (372 square meter) dance floor and two full bars are just three reasons to visit this gargantuan dance venue, located in Downtown Los Angeles. The latest and greatest salsa, samba and swing artists are regularly featured here. If you have two left feet, don't worry; dance lessons are offered each night. Patrons come dressed to impress. So just forget your worries as you let your hair down and dance the night away to the tunes of the band playing.
  • The Baked Potato

    3787 Cahuenga Boulevard West Los Angeles , CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 980 1615
    This has been the place for live jazz in the Valley for nearly 30 years. The cozy little haunt attracts major players and minor ones alike. The acoustics are great as long as the guy next to you doesn't bang his fork against his plate too often. It's hard to blame him, as the house specialty is huge potatoes baked with a variety of toppings. Potatoes and jazz? It's a great combo and you should try it to believe it.
  • Harvelle's

    1432 Fourth Street Los Angeles, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 395 1676
    Not only the oldest Blues bar on the Westside, Harvelle's still remains the coolest one. It's open all week but the crowds mainly flock to this jazz haven on the weekends. Local bands and those on the road stop by to sing and play their troubles away. Plus, it's well within walking distance to the always busy Third Street Promenade. Features a full bar, this is one place that is sure to enthrall you with its charm.
  • Three Clubs

    1123 Vine Street Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States - Phone: +1 323 462 6441
    Both rooms at the Three Clubs are large and always crammed with the young and hep, as well as plenty of comfortable couches. Each room sports a long bar with a great list of tequilas, scotches and other drinks. Since there is no sign out front, your best bet is to look for the Bargain Clown Mart sign. That and the smokers out for their nicotine breaks are the only signs that you have found one of Hollywood's hottest and happening nightspots.
  • Barney's Beanery

    8447 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 323 654 2287
    Popular for decades, Barney's is many things to many people: for some it is a great casual restaurant with a huge menu, for others it is an always crowded bar loaded with people of all ages and backgrounds. It is even a great place to have a drink and play some pool after work, with a beer list almost as prodigious as the menu. It is one of the few bars that has always been a hot tourist spot, yet has been a longstanding favorite of locals as well. Be sure to ask around for stories of Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin, both of whom spent time within these walls. It is a little piece of Hollywood history, and with new branches opened in nearby locations, the tradition is sure to continue.
  • Circle Bar

    2926 Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90405 United States - Phone: +1 310 450 0508
    This place is always crowded and deservedly so. There's something undeniably hip about a place that doesn't try to be cool - it just is. The no-frills approach is evident on the wood-paneled walls and the scarcity of seats. No great loss, though - once the crowd forms, you have to stand to get service from the beleaguered but friendly bartenders. Plus, you can always count on great music playing and no cover at the door.
  • Faultline Bar

    4216 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States - Phone: +1 323 660 0889
    Faultline Bar has everything you'll need for a night on the town. Wall-to-wall men? Check. Two full bars? Check. Covered patio? Check. Pool table (in case the crowd doesn't hold your interest?) Check. For a good time, check out the action at this place. There's a better-than-not chance that you won't be disappointed at Faultline! One of the best gay bars of the city, it cannot be missed. Visit website for more information.
  • Viper Room

    8852 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 358 1881
    Once owned by actor Johnny Depp, this notorious ultra-hot bar is known for its cutting-edge music and celebrity-studded scene. Depp and his co-owners continue to book major music acts and intriguing unknowns to entertain the glitzy crowd. Be prepared to wait in line unless you possess a famous face. Viper Room is one of the brightest (dark) spots in West Hollywood, and one which any self-respecting club-goer would put high on their list. Cover varies; check the calendar for occasional discount passwords.
  • Mint

    6010 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 United States - Phone: +1 323 954 9400
    Remodeled in recent years, Mint, the long-time haven for blues enthusiasts is going stronger than ever. It features great music seven nights a week. Food is available, but most focus on the stage talent and the drinks, which are served from an attractive bar. Sometimes crowded on weekends depending on the featured act, this place usually has enough room for anyone to drop by and still find a table close to the musicians.
  • Skybar

    8440 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 323 848 6025
    The hottest celebrity bar in town is also one of the most exclusive. Situated atop the ritzy Mondrian Hotel, long lines wait for a shot to enter the Skybar, very common, yet comfortable cocktail lounge. Guests at the hotel are guaranteed entry. The space itself is very low-key and open-air. Stars mingle with their friends amid gorgeous city views. If you can get in, it is worth the experience.
  • The Roxy Theatre

    9009 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 278 9457
    Once considered the "home away from home" of Guns n' Roses, Roxy, a mainstay rock 'n' roll hangout is a great place to catch some live, loud music. Frequented by both music industry professionals and commoners, the joint has a great sound system, several full bars and, best of all, an excellent vibe. You can almost feel the music history coming out of the walls. For those who like the rough and tumble, the front of the dance floor is often transformed into a mosh pit when high-octane bands perform. Call for schedule. Cover varies. This is an all-ages venue, so ID is required if you want to purchase alcohol.
  • Woody's Hyperion

    2810 Hyperion Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States - Phone: +1 323 660 1503
    Many things to many people, Woody's Hyperion is a Silverlake must-see. Some nights it's a karaoke bar, other nights it's more of a dance club. Inquiring minds probably need several visits to figure out the crowd, which morphs into a different demographic every night. The bar also can be just a cool place to grab a beer and play some pool or video games. Call for the schedule.
  • The Palms

    8572 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 652 6188
    A major hangout for the lesbian community, this nightclub fills up on the weekends with lovely ladies from all over town. Nightly specials keep them coming on week nights as well. For example, Wednesday is $1 night - drinks, wine and some beer are all available for yup, a buck. There's an outdoor patio and a large dance floor. Although the music is largely pre-recorded, there is some live music. Call for a schedule. Admission varies.
  • Black Rose Tavern

    8771 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 United States - Phone: +1 310 275 2619
  • Apache

    11608 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 506 0404
    This club is open seven nights a week and it's usually full of men looking for a fun night out. The dance floor's often packed with sweaty bodies rockin' to a great mix of old and new, rock, techno and house music. For those who want a different experience, there are always pool, pinball and video machines. The large bar serves up inexpensive drinks. Notice the Native American pictures on the wall - definitely not what John Wayne saw when he was in the Old West. Call for schedule. Cash only.
  • Formosa Cafe

    7156 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 323 850 9050
    Celebrated by Curtis Hanson in his masterpiece of film noir, L.A. Confidential, from the James Ellroy novel, the Formosa Cafe is the stuff of Los Angeles folklore. This Rococo hangout started out as a Chinese eatery but in recent years it has expanded the menu to include some Thai, Japanese and Korean dishes. The popular venue has been around since 1932 and a storm of protests by loyal patrons saved it from becoming a parking lot for the neighboring Warner Bros Hollywood Studios. Step inside this blast from the past and you enter a dark black and red venue with walls lined with celebrities mostly from the 1950s. This is definitely a destination you have to know about. There is something about its appeal that defies description but Angelenos have had a love affair with the place since it first opened its doors. Call ahead for hours.
  • Arena Nightclub

    6655 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States - Phone: +1 323 810 6993
    This is a dance club with different theme nights. Thursday night is Asian night (18 and over). Saturday is LGBT night (21 and over). Sunday is 18 and over night. The music ranges from salsa to hip-hop to techno, depending on the night. The clientele is so diverse, it is impossible to describe. Mostly young, energetic people of all shapes, sizes, colors and sexual preferences. The drinks are strong and made by friendly bartenders.
  • Numbers

    8745 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 652 7700
    Formerly located in the Sunset Boulevard space now occupied by North, Numbers is located above the popular Normandie Room. This is a great place for men to meet one another. This low-key, low-lit lounge is notorious as a pick-up spot. The decor is very retro Hollywood, and there are great views of the city from here. Call ahead for more information.
  • Oasis

    11916 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 980 4811
    Oasis is a gay bar that is packed almost every night of the week. With its live piano and lounge singers who sing many popular sing-along songs, the venue is a hit among the locals. The ambiance is cozy and friendly, and there is an aura of camaraderie in the air as old friends enjoy one another's company and new friendships are made. Men mingle over drinks and tunes. It is a great place to spend an evening. Call for more information.
  • Factory

    652 North La Peer Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 659 4551
    This club and its sister establishment Ultra Suede are great hangouts that draw an eclectic crowd. They are located in the same building, have the same phone number, and are separated by an internal division and separate entrances. On Saturday nights they become one and patrons are free to move between both as the door between the two is opened. The crowd is largely gay and lesbian but there is also a straight clientele. The dance floors are always packed and the DJ plays good dance music, from R&B to techno and house. The cover varies and must be paid in cash. Credit cards are accepted at the bar only.
  • Club Ripples

    5101 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90803 United States - Phone: +1 562 433 0357
    This mainstay of the Long Beach gay community is a great place to relax and have fun with a great crowd of people. Flashback Fridays feature music from the '70s and '80s. Saturdays feature dancing and a steak BBQ dinner. Sundays are highlighted by a BBQ from 3p-8p. The food is good and hearty, and you will need it before hitting the dance floor. There is a patio on which to catch a breath of air if things get too hot.
  • Circus Disco

    6655 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States - Phone: +1 323 810 6993
    Circus Disco is huge and draws an eclectic crowd. There are several rooms filled with dancing people. It truly feels like a circus, with many people dressing up almost to the point of being in costume and lots posing and doing mini-performances. There is an outdoor area where you can cool off after hours of dancing and socializing. With a capacity to hold 3,200 this club is divided into seven areas, including a VIP lounge, bungalow, patio and two dance rooms.
  • Oil Can Harry's

    11502 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91604 United States - Phone: +1 818 760 9749
    Everybody at this club is decked out in cowboy boots and chaps making you think the Valley regressed 100 years fashion-wise. Visitors should not be alarmed. It is just that the clientèle at this place likes to play the part to the max and dons the attire while gearing up for a rowdy evening of line dancing. While there is more than just country on certain nights, such as disco on Saturdays, this place is knows for country music. Visitors should grab a partner and get ready to do some serious footwork.
  • Jewel's Catch One Disco

    4067 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States - Phone: +1 323 734 8849
    Jewel's Catch One Disco is one of the oldest gay clubs of LA. After dancing all night at this gay dance club you will need to catch your breath. The music plays fast and furious and the bodies pound in accordance. Both gay men and lesbians frequent the place depending on the night. Wednesdays are for men and Thursdays are for women. This, however, is not strictly a gay club. The clientele is eclectic, especially when there is live jazz. Visit website for events.
  • The Muse

    54 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 United States - Phone: +1 626 793 0608
    The DJs here spin their web of techno, hip hop, and house music seven days a week. The clientèle is young and trendy and loves to dance. Every night of the week has a slightly different theme and flavor. Wednesdays are retro night, and '70s and '80s favorites fill the air. Thursdays catch DJ Hideo as he spins the best hip hop and R&B. Fridays are electronica and Latin influenced. Saturdays feature house and old school R&B. Whichever night you find yourself there, you are sure to have a good time and a-Muse yourself.
  • The Brit

    1744 East Broadway Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90802 United States - Phone: +1 562 432 9742
    This gay bar in Long Beach has a lounge feel and attracts a lot of men, both young and old. The place is simple and laid back with no live bands or hyper DJs, just a plain old jukebox. Thursday nights are the most crowded and popular when people gather to talk, drink, and just hang out in a very warm environment. If you are looking for dancing or wild theme nights, this is not for you, but if your tastes are more sedate and you want to be able to talk to the people you meet without screaming over the music, this is the place.
  • Current Affair

    234 West Mancheste Inglewood, CA 90301 United States - Phone: +1 310 674 3764
    Current Affair is host to both new and old school R&B acts, as well as great jazz and blues. This is music for the soul and if it doesn't get you moving, nothing will. Everything feels new and shiny, both the interior and the atmosphere. The clientèle comes from all over, but are mostly locals who know where the real music and entertainment is. Great drinks and a small menu of appetizers to please your palate are available while enjoying the talent and tunes.
  • Naja's Place

    154 International Boardwalk Redondo Beach, CA 90277 United States - Phone: +1 310 376 9951
    Naja's Place is a good for beer, good food and good friends. The house band is called the Land Sharks, a cover band that is a lot of fun to listen to. In keeping with the laid-back atmosphere of Redondo Beach, Naja's does not require shirts or shoes—this alone is what draws many people in every day. It is a little bit of a dive but that is part of the charm. If you step outside on the patio and take in the sun while drinking a cold one, you will think you are on the coast of Mexico - in a dive bar, of course.
  • The Spotlight

    1601 North Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 467 2425
    Open since 1963, this gay bar has definitely established itself as one of Hollywood's most popular haunts for men of every age and background. The crowd even includes men who have been coming here since it first opened. The jukebox at The Spotlight churns out a wide variety of music for all tastes, and there is a pool table and a pinball machine for those who want to play. The bar opens in the early afternoons, but as the night goes on the clientele gets progressively hipper. Call for more information.
  • Mr. T's Bowl & Nightclub

    5621 1/2 Figueroa Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States - Phone: +1 323 256 7561
    Hang out at the bar or show off your bowling skills while the people at the bar watch you. You had better watch how much you drink though, as it takes a certain amount of co-ordination just to hold a bowling ball. There is live music at Mr. T's Bowl & Nightclub every night except Monday. Jazz and rock bands fill the place with cool tunes while you bowl. Watch the games or just socialize at the bar. Cover charges depend on what bands are playing.
  • The Executive Suite

    3428 East Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA 90804 United States - Phone: +1 562 597 3884
    This fairly notorious gay and lesbian bar in Long Beach attracts all kinds of women and men of all ages and interests. The Executive Suite gets packed on Saturday nights as people from all over southern California pack themselves in to mingle, dance and drink. There are several theme nights from sizzling Latin nights to rocking alternative music nights. The atmosphere is relaxed, the dress is casual, and the cover varies depending on the night.
  • Casablanca

    220 Lincoln Boulevard Venice, CA 90291 United States - Phone: +1 310 392 5751
    Based on the film, Casablanca, this Mexican eatery makes for quite a unique combination of themes, but it works. Located right on the corner of Rose and Lincoln, this restaurant creates a fine selection of dishes ranging from the tangy chicken to a dish cleverly named "Play it again, Carlos," which is a steak that is marinated with Dos Equis beer. No matter what you order, the best part are the homemade tortillas, which are made on a stove right next to a life-size replica of Humphrey Bogart. Weekends bring live entertainment, but try not to say, "Play it again, Sam."
  • Avalon

    1735 Vine Street Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 462 8900
    Avalon Hollywood began its life as a theater in 1927, and ever since has undergone numerous name changes, and staged several theatrical events and musical concerts, such as: 'Caesar & Cleopatra', and 'The Vagabond King'. This venue is also home to the first ever American Music Awards, and has held concerts for Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, and the Beastie Boys. It is a club. venue, a host to special events, restaurant etc.
  • Broadway Bar

    830 Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States - Phone: +1 213 614 9909
    This cocktail lounge sprawls over an area of 8000 square feet. It is an upscale place that is usually crowded, especially on the weekends. The decor is elegant and complements the building's historical design. Housed within a building built in the Gothic style, the immediate neighbors of the Broadway Bar in the Theater District, provide much of its patrons. It has seen its fair share of celebrities from the world of theater and comedy.
  • Concorde

    1835 North Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 464 5662
    Don't hope to get in here unless you know the owner, or are a famous celebrity. For those lucky enough to squeeze through the door, the top-notch egoistic airs don't take too long to sink in. The white patio, with its bar and cozy seating made it a perfect place for J Lo to celebrate Ben Affleck's 31st birthday, no expenses spared. The shiny VIP area is well-draped, and the dance floor has spectacular 80's lighting, which gets the stars, and their following, on their feet. Food includes exotic-sounding dishes and delicious desserts. Try the shrimp or lobster; they won't let you down. Follow it up with a diet-breaking chocolate as you watch the stars strut their stuff.
  • Mood

    6623 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 464 6663
    This venue is decorated with an eclectic mix of African masks, candles, mirrors and elaborate carvings in wood. Contemporary cuisine does the rounds, and so do celebrities like Charlize Theron, Kirsten Dunst and Adam Brody! If you are into celeb-watching and autograph-collecting, get in the mood! If not, you can just shake a leg on the spacious dance floor, or hang out by the bar, because this is the place to see and be seen!
  • Social Hollywood

    6525 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 462 5222
    This stunningly classy restaurant reflects the glamor and bourgeois elegance of America. With 20,000 square feet space, there's a lounge area, bar, screening room, game room, and rooms for private parties. Despite the opulence of the place, the food is rather underrated though a few creations are almost perfect. The decor deserves full marks. Celebrities are often spotted and Social Hollywood seems perpetually crowded. The service tends to be slow but with so much happening around you never get bored. Valet parking is available. Open from Thursday to Saturday.
  • Hyde Lounge

    1111 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States - Phone: +1 323 330 8018 / +1 323 525 2444
    This very trendy lounge is draped in all things lovely. The ceiling is high and arched and wood has been used in the most intelligent manner. Seat yourself on the deep red cushions or swing to the soothing lounge music at the Hyde Lounge. Try booking your tables in advance or else you could be asked to occupy the black colored space at the back of the bar. The French Gothic design on the walls can keep you company. And the biggest draw is the existence of celebrities in this lounge. So can aspiring actors be left far behind? All in all see that you are dressed to kill and that your credit cards are not left at home.
  • The Echo

    1822 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States - Phone: +1 213 413 8200
    The Echo is a great spot for new grooves and you would find the hipster crowd from the East side of Los Angeles hanging out at this joint. This place is about fresh sounds. Every DJ-oriented night is different, and offers an opportunity to witness groundbreaking styles and music. The vibrant vibe creates an abstract ambiance where anything can, and does happen on the stage and the dance floor. In short, expect the unexpected!
  • Level 3

    6801 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 461 2017
    Located on the third floor of Hollywood & Highland, Level 3 is the epitome of grandeur and elegance. Every Friday is Halo, a 21+ party catering to "model type singles, gorgeous couples and young professionals." Entertainment at Halo consists of fashion shows, celebrity DJ sets, movie wrap parties, artist showcases, theme nights and more. On Saturdays, Level 3 is home to KIIS FM's Club DV8, an 18+ dance party broadcast live on the air. A full bar is at your disposal, as is a snack bar serving sandwiches and salads into the wee hours. For more dancing and a fuller dinner menu, check out The Highlands downstairs.
  • The Abbey Food & Bar

    692 North Robertson Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 289 8410
    Flickering candles, mysterious pink curtains and subdued lighting welcome you into the Abbey in West Hollywood. This popular coffee bar and lounge offers you not only a mixed range of appetizers and entrees, but also yummy drinks like chocolate and watermelon martinis. Enjoy the cool vibe of the lounge on the terrace or the kitschy atmosphere indoors. At night, the Abbey is a well known gay bar and welcomes everyone regardless of whether they are gay or straight. So come and visit and dance the night away!
  • Palms Thai

    5900 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 462 5073
    Spices and exotic aromas are the hallmark of the food in this Thai restaurant, Palms Thai, located in Hollywood. The menu features over 120 dishes, so you are sure to find something you like. You could play it safe and order some of the chicken or vegetarian dishes, or summon the adventurer within, as you try out the quail with chili and holy basil, frog with pepper and garlic, and wild boar with curry sauce. If you love seafood, you will definitely enjoy the clams in chili paste, deep fried trout with mango sauce, and the combination seafood dish. Regardless of whatever you choose, you are sure to be satisfied, especially if you wash down your meal with ice tea or hot sake.
  • King King

    6555 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 960 9234
    This venue hosts something for everyone. Whether Latino music or documentaries, King King is the place for entertainment. Crowds throng to catch fashion shows, film screenings, live theatrical shows, DJ nights, and blues or rock performances. The stage and setting change according to the event, but what is guaranteed every time is lots of space. A show here is a must watch. Check the website for the calendar of events and bookings.
  • Cabana Club

    1439 Ivar Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 463 0005
    Cabana Club has a good dancing and singles scene going on. Patrons have no qualms about the overworked valet or crowds. DJs spin into the night as pretty youngsters take to the dance floor, while the non-dancers try to make conversation with strangers. The club enforces a dress code and security can be tiring. But other than that, expect to have fun.
  • Create

    6021 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 463 3331
    Create is all about glitz and glamor, where the premises are big and the shows are even bigger. Multi-leveled, the club boasts of huge bars, a patio, and a separate entrance for VIPs. Patrons flock here for fashion shows, concerts, celebrity sightings, and of course, for a night out dancing. Cabanas are also available for a fee on weekends. This is an A-list hangout, so do not expect to get in easily, unless you are Nicky Hilton!
  • Boulevard3

    6523 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 466 2144
    Want to dance all night, but tired of over-crowded LA nightclubs? Come to Boulevard3 and rest assured that you will have enough room to shake a leg. With a 15,000 square feet garden room and a balcony suite, this place rocks every single night of the week. The glamorous crowd, minus the wannabes, adds that extra touch. Special events and private parties are catered to as well. The cherry on the cake is of course the hunky DJ spinning the latest numbers. So ladies and gentlemen, this is Hollywood nightlife at its best!
  • Red White & Bluezz

    70 South Raymond Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91105 United States - Phone: +1 626 792 4441
    Whether you're up for an evening of live Jazz, a gourmet meal prepared by local Cordon Bleu Institute chef, Gabriel Contreras, or a glass of wine from their extensive list of world class wines, Red White & Bluezz has your evening covered. Dinner menu items feature fresh selections of beef, seafood, fish, poultry, pastas, and salads. Menu favorites include the Filet Mignon, the Glazed Muscovy Duck Breast, and the Maple-Mustard Glazed Halibut. Live Jazz and Blues is performed by local musicians Thursday-Saturday after 7:30 pm. A special condensed bar menu offers Kobe Beef Burgers, Risotto Fromaggio, and select desert wines during evening musical performances. Parking is available by valet outside of the front door. Reservations are recommended on the weekends. 
  • Micky's

    8857 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 657 1176
    Micky's is a popular gay dance club in West Hollywood. Monday nights feature the amazingly themed party with house, hip-hop and tribal music. Each day a different DJ spins tunes that will make you groove on the dance floor. Saturdays are the most popular night with dancing into the wee hours. Sundays feature more dancing, with tunes from the 60s to the present.
  • Ambiente

    45 South Garfield Avenue Alhambra, CA 91801 United States - Phone: +1 626 300 5447
    Even though you're in Alhambra, you don't have to look far for a good atmosphere. With the drink specials and the revolving theme nights, you'll get the diversity and the crowd you've been looking for. Thursday's local bands rule the night with various performances that keep the crowd moving. Tuesday is a little bit lighter, with comedy night. Check out the '80s night for some dancing action to help you sweat with the oldies. The resident DJ, Underground, also puts on a great show every Sunday to put you in a good mood the rest of the week. This is your perfect chance to escape the city and see what else is out there.
  • The Edison

    108 West 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 613 0000
    A rather upscale venue, The Edison offers a trendy venue to party all night. With foot-tapping music, chilled beverages and live bands, it ensures complete entertainment. Aptly named, for it is located inside a former power plant, it sports remnants of the Industrial Gothic age in its decor, that transports one to that era. A local hangout place, tourists are also seen partying hard and enjoying the vibe. It is best reserve a table and dress as per the stated dress code.
  • Phoenicia

    343 North Central Avenue Glendale, CA 91203 United States - Phone: +1 818 956 7800
    Phoenicia offers a wide array of Lebanese dishes, alongside excellent service and live entertainment. The varied menu includes lamb tongue slivers dipped in olive oil with lemon and a variety of Armenian and Lebanese sausages. Patrons might enjoy the Hookah patio but the lush interior is also quite comfortable. Belly-dancing shows on Friday and Saturday nights can be enjoyed with the meal for a prix fixe.
  • Industry Café & Jazz

    6039 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 United States - Phone: +1 310 202 6633
    The African culinary culture is alive and well from both sides of the Atlantic in this little hot spot. The place hasn't been around long but it is already making ripples throughout Los Angeles' restaurant scene. Though somewhat simple, the Industry serves up delicious home style American Soul Food in addition to Ethiopian Injera specialties. As well as the great food and diverse beverage menu, local jazz performers make daily weekend performances along with a special performance on Wednesday's. Comedy night is also a big hit with patrons looking to spice up their night with a few laughs.
  • Eleven

    8811 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 855 0800
    In 1922, the building was the First National Bank of Sherman and it retains its original Italian Revival style. However, the interior of this restaurant and nightclub is sleek and modern. Its menu offers succulent dishes such as crispy-skin poussin, Denver sole and sauteed pheasant breast. There are live stage and aerial shows most nights accompanied by choreographed dancing. Check their website for events information.
  • Bar Nineteen 12

    9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 273 1912
    Nineteen 12 adds new life to an old gem, the Beverly Hills Hotel. The bar elegantly combines Hollywood glamor with modern chic - mahogany bar, earth tone accents, and a patio, a veranda if you will. Nineteen 12's progressive and inventive bar indulges its guests with mojito jelly shots and martini popsicles. The bar menu is filled with upscale snacks like hanger steak quesadillas, black pearl caviar served with buckwheat blinis or smoked salmon over brioche toast finished with dill crème fraiche. The bar is a hit with the young and trendy as well as a smattering of celebrities.
  • R Bar

    3331 West 8th Street Los Angeles, CA 90005 United States - Phone: +1 213 387 7227
    What does the "R" in R Bar stand for? You know how middle school valley girls say "like" between every two words...well, just think of the pirate's word for "like" and there you have it. So if you are into salty sea dogs, special tables dedicated to cool movies like "The God Father", cheap drinks and super friendly owners and bar tenders, then come on down, drink a beer and sing a shanty at the R Bar!
  • Max Karaoke Studio

    2130 Sawtelle Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90025 United States - Phone: +1 310 479 1477
    Max Karaoke Studio has a series of private rooms with couches, karaoke machine, and two microphones (more can be rented for an additional fee). They have a selection of hot items to eat, like Japanese kebabs and hot pockets, or patrons can bring in their own food! Their catalog is updated regularly and includes a wide selection of songs from the 1950s to the present times. They also feature non-English songs to choose from.
  • Howl Hollywood

    1000 Universal Studios Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91608 United States - Phone: +1 818 755 9970
    (Howl Hollywood) Howl at The Moon was founded in 1990 with the concept of a bar centered around dueling pianos. The stage has two baby grand pianos that are played by the best regional talent available. The show features two pianists ("ringmasters") at a time that play for an hour, then are joined by two more pianists for a couple "four-way" songs. The new pianists then take over for the next hour and the cycle of sing-along fun begins again. They also feature "showtime" that includes all Howl employees and patrons in choreographed routines to well-known songs and jingles.
  • The Smell

    247 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 213 625 4325
    You know that any club featuring bands called Vomit Bomb and The Pukers on the same night probably isn't a place to take the parents. The Smell is a small, bare-bones warehouse showcasing the best of underground art and music. The club name possibly derives from the musty aroma that hangs in the air as a result of many sweaty people jammed into such limited space, or perhaps it's a reference to the less-than-glamorous location. Leave your delicate sensibilities at home and enjoy fresh talent. Shows are for all ages, so alcohol isn't on the menu but vegan snacks and tea are!
  • Tatou Supper Club

    333 S. Boylston Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 482 2000
    Tatou Supper Club is several things at once- a multi-level nightclub, a restaurant with celebrity chef Michael Ray of Hell's Kitchen fame, and a live music venue. The elegantly designed restaurant serves Asian food with a Latin twist at a reasonable price, while the more garishly decorated dance floors (think giant palm trees, plasma screen T.V.s, go-go dancers, and Greek columns) can provide hundreds of party-people enough elbow room to groove. If the inside is sensory overload, the smoking patio offers respite together with a gorgeous view of downtown L.A. These elements, combined with the accessibility of its downtown location, make Tatou a worthwhile attraction for both locals and visitors. Just dress to impress- there is a dress code to get in.
  • Margarita Jones

    6341 Pacific Boulevard Huntington Park, CA 90255 United States - Phone: +1 323 582 3077
    Nestled in the heart of Huntington Park, this mid-range family restaurant prides itself on having some of the most authentic Mexican dishes in town. Even though it's a chain, it has a warm, inviting vibe to it; a far cry from some of the other L.A. restaurant chains. All food is prepared fresh daily along with homemade salsa and guacamole. And if you're lucky, you might just stumble in on a live music night. And if you happen to finish your meal, but you not quite ready to call it a night, stick around because the restaurant also features a nightclub where you can dance off your meal. Some of the house favorites include Enchiladas Rancheros, Poblanos Los Cabos and their famous Fajitas. And why not wash your meal down with one of their signature Margaritas. This is a wonderful place to go with friends and family of all sizes. Dress code is casual, ambiance is inviting.
  • Margarita Jones Mexican Restaurant & Nightclub

    1125 West West Covina Parkway West Covina, CA 91790 United States - Phone: +1 626 480 8300
    You know the old American adage about apple pie, baseball, and mom? Well that may work for ol' Johnny Appleseed waving the stars and stripes down in Georgia, but in the Southland there is a new trio of values to think fondly of while old glory flaps in the wind: Mexican Food, dancing, and Tequila. At Margarita Jones' Mexican restaurant, all of the criteria are met with flying colors. On a nightly basis you can grab old Mexican classics like burritos, tacos and fajitas, or lesser-known favorites such as flour dusted Red Snapper, and sautéed shrimp in Diablo Sauce. Don't worry about eating too much, there are huge dance parties on the weekends where DJs spin reggeton and merengue while people burn off the huge plates of rice, beans and cheese they just devoured. If you're there on a weekday and still want to burn off your meal, you can always walk home.
  • Elevate Lounge

    811 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 623 7100
    The sophisticated Elevate Lounge (sister extablishment to the Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant) offers guests a unique experience, where advanced architectural structures of glass make the lounge feel indoors, while it is actually open to the outdoor air. With sleek VIP areas, a large dance floor and an extensive variety of drinks to choose from, Elevate is quickly becoming one of L.A.'s new hot spots.
  • Blue Mondays

    1652 Cherokee Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 462 9621
    Blue Mondays is totally dedicated to music from the 80s, fun and games. They also have video games like Frogger, Pac man, Mario Bros and more all from the 80s. Music includes The Cure, OMD, Madonna, Micheal Jackson, Cindy Lauper and everything else in between. If you love the music and stuff from the 80s then this is the place for you. Log on to the website if you are looking for discounts and free passes.
  • Club Lingerie

    6507 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 466 8557
    Hollywood is known for its nightlife. Club Lingerie is a hot spot when it comes to Dance clubs. Groove to the hip hop or rhythm and blue at this electrifying place. Located in the heart of the city, this place has been and still is an all time favorite hang-out for party-goers. A place that spells energy, awesome music and interesting mix of people this is surely a place to be.
  • Florentine Gardens

    5955 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 464 0706
    The Florentine Gardens is one of LA's trendiest nightclubs. It plays all genres of new age music like hip-hop, house and techno. The nightclub has a lot of Hollywood history behind it, as during its heydays, most of its clientèle came from this swish suburb. If you don't mind the security and bouncers then this is the place to boogie away. The club's dance floor is spacious and sound system is cracking to add to the atmosphere. The club also hosts interesting events throughout the year.
  • Casey's Irish Pub

    613 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 629 2353
    Located in downtown Los Angeles, with smart businessmen and posh women flocking in, you surely can't miss this chic place. Casey's Irish Bar & Grille has an old world charm and attracts clients with its delicious fare of American and Irish delicacies. Hop in on Wednesdays and participate in Team Trivia to win exciting goodies! Live Irish music on Thursdays and Fridays with a pint of beer or whiskey on the rocks, sets the ball rolling. But your meal cannot end without the heavenly 'Chocolate Decadence' dessert.
  • Tatou

    333 South Boylston Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 482 2000
    Tatou offers VIP rooms and services. They have many bars and dance floors, complete with TVs, video equipped PS3 playstation, hot DJs, dancers and a recording studio! This club creates a place for night parties, great food, dancing and entertainment. The name is taken from the Military Bugle called Tattoo. The 28 note tune means, stop drinking and go to sleep. The owner changed the spelling to Tatou, and means to keep the fun going. Their nightclub has a dance floor that can be occupied by 1200 people and false palm trees, as well as a giant disco ball!
  • Rhythm Lounge

    245 Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 United States - Phone: +1 562 435 4288
    This nightclub situated in downtown LA is an ideal nightspot for someone looking out for a little fun. The club plays a variety of music and has a relaxed casual atmosphere. The 6000 square foot venue also has live bands performing periodically. You can get yourself seated near the bar area from where you can look down on to Pine Street. The main room has a modern sound and lighting system where most of the DJs and live bands perform. The lounge also has two private rooms with exclusive personal service. Check website for timings.
  • Echoplex

    1154 Glendale Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States - Phone: +1 213 413 8200
    Echoplex is one of the best places in Los Angeles to enjoy some really good live music while sipping drinks. Over the years, many renowned bands and artists have performed at Echoplex. The venue has a bar, lounging area and ample space to sit with video screens to enjoy the concerts taking place. The interiors look more like a dance club than a live music venue. Call for other related information about the venue and artists.
  • Hush Nightclub

    217 North Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 United States - Phone: +1 562 495 3473
    This three-storied underground dance nightclub focuses on a minimalist approach. Hush offers a general dancing area, a VIP dancing area on a higher floor and a DJ spinning some foot tapping tunes as the people burn up the dance floor. An outdoor patio is set for smokers, so the general dancing masses inside remain smoke-free. The place, though, is unsuitable for those who look for lot of amenities in a nightclub as the cramped toilets and limited parking are bound to disappoint them.
  • Westchester Sports Bar n Grill

    5630 West Manchester Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States - Phone: +1 310 670 2366 / +1 310 420 7021
    All you sports lovers out there who also love music can now satisfy both your passions at once! Westchester Sports Bar n Grill features the best of both worlds. It hosts live band nights on a regular basis letting you sample the biggest bands on the local music scene. A large screen TV lets you catch up on the latest in the world of sports. The Karaoke facility ensures that everyone has a blast. Host a party here and let the cool ambiance add to the charm of your event.
  • Plan B Club

    11637 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States - Phone: +1 310 312 3633
    A gourmet kitchen and a full service bar is at your service at the Plan B club. Steak, seafood, champagne, wines and cocktails are served to perfection in the kitchen and bar. Those who love cigars have a choice here. Check out the celebrations at the club during Halloween, Valentine's day or any of their special days. The place comes live with action and colors! They often throw theme parties that are worth attending.
  • Good Hurt Nightclub

    12249 Venice Boulevard Culver City, CA 90066 United States - Phone: +1 310 390 1076
    Club Good Hurt is West Los Angeles's happening nightclub playing all genres of music, ranging from reggae to techno. The theme of the club works well here, where the bar has a pharmacy feel to it with a Rx sign above it. The pretty cocktail waitresses serve the drinks in style. Don't miss their signature drinks Transfusion and Ta-Kill-Ya, there is no hard liquor served though. You can also use the pool tables or sit on the street patio and enjoy a good smoke. The place is also available for private parties, theater events, dance and art shows as well.
  • Mai's Cafe & Doha Lounge

    2815 Main Street Ventura, CA 93003 United States - Phone: +1 805 652 2061
    All food lovers and people with a large appetite need not look further to satiate their taste buds. Mai's Cafe & Doha Lounge in Ventura offers a delicious fare sauteed and cooked with freshest of ingredients. Go Hawaiian or check out the Vietnamese, the choice is yours. You can also plan a corporate event or a private party here. With spacious banquet halls equipped with modest amenities and catering facilities, your guests feel welcome and are sure to enjoy the event. Not to forget, Grammy Award nominees strumming your favorite music as you relax and savor the finest flavors.
  • Exchange LA

    618 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States - Phone: +1 213 627 8070
    The Los Angeles Stock Exchange building was re-modeled and now holds rocking nightclubs and upscale bars. This night club gets its name from the building where it's housed. It is hard to find foot space here if you decide to haunt this place later in the evening, as it's always crowded. Hi-fi sound systems and glaring lights make for a cool nightclub atmosphere. Live music and the young, hip crowd are just energetic enough to set you tapping your feet.
  • On The Rox

    9009 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 278 9457
    Located right above The Roxy Theater, On The Rox is smaller as compared to The Roxy, but offers an equally rocking environment with live bands playing hip-hop, rock, punk and almost everything you can think of. Some of the hottest Hollywood parties are held at On The Rox and the club has the who's who of the Hollywood industry among its clientele. The intimate seating arrangement of the bar offers a lot of privacy and the luxurious lounge area is where you can relax and enjoy all the on-stage action. On The Rox is the venue for some of the most happening Roxy Theater after parties!
  • The Coffee Gallery Backstage

    2029 North Lake Los Angeles, CA 91001 United States - Phone: +1 626 398 7917
    The Coffee Gallery Backstage hosts shows almost every day. The show room is connected to The Coffee Gallery, so patrons can come for the drinks or cafe fare and stay for the entertainment. Tickets are usually around $15-$20, and feature everyone from up-and-comers to established artists. A wide variety of styles are featured, including jazz, bluegrass, country, international, and contemporary. Reservations are highly recommended, as the 49-seat room fills up fast. Parking is available on Lake or in the lot of Ronnie's Service Station. Check the website for a list of upcoming shows.
  • The Virgil

    4519 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States - Phone: +1 323 660 4540
    In the mood for a nice and dark spot where you can hear the best of hip-hop, classics or reggae? Look no further than the Little Virgil! Grab the fun of being in a nightclub like this, as there is a lot happening here. Shake a leg to the fantastic tunes put together by the local DJs who spin an eclectic mix of sounds. The crowd here never tires of dancing and socializing and the bar has the best of drinks to offer. So pull on your party wear and head to The Virgil!
  • Main On Main

    2941 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States - Phone: +1 310 396 6678
    On the Main Street in the middle of Santa Monica lies the liveliest of dance destinations Main On Main. Famous among the teenagers, the upbeat lounge hosts a line of shows proving to be the all-time entertainer. Perfect your salsa moves on Tuesday nights, catch the DJs rocking the floor on Thursdays and on Fridays and Saturdays, dance like you have never danced before. Themed nights, an ever-revolving party scene and a host of live events, make this place a happening party destination. Check out the drink menu which has the best of beers and cocktails. Main On Main is where it's all at!
  • Club 705

    705 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 United States - Phone: +1 310 372 9705
    Clubbing on the beach can't get any better than at Club 705. Away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles city, Club 705 is located on the picturesque and peaceful Hermosa Beach. The beautiful beach front venue adds the glitz and glamor that the club possesses. The funky, colorful and jazzy interiors, give a very sassy yet comfortable feel to the club. Club 705 features rocking live acts and gigs by some great artists each night and you will always find hordes of people dancing to the DJ's tunes here. What's more, the club also houses the beautiful Ardmore Restaurant where you can satiate your hunger with some finger-licking American delicacies on offer.
  • Alex's Bar

    2913 East Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90804 United States - Phone: +1 562 434 8292
    Long Beach is known for its buzzing nightlife scene, and Alex's Bar is one of the most happening places here. With a huge space of 2700 sq.ft., this venue can comfortably accommodate 178 guests. Both local and touring bands perform here through the week. Its booked calendar is ample proof of its popularity. Cover charges for shows vary. Through the week, the club has theme nights like karaoke every Tuesday and a special barbecue and drinks special on every Sunday. Age restrictions apply for entry.
  • Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

    18389 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91356 United States - Phone: +1 818 344 0034
    When you want to have a good time Maui Sugar Mill Saloon is the place to be. With cheap drinks, amazing cocktails and jam sessions on Mondays, it's a novelty to be at this bar. The interiors are appealing with its rich wood, brass and copper, old fashioned style fixtures and a very friendly staff catering to your needs. With blasting performances by the Cosmos, Preston Smith, Paulie Cerra, Dale Peterson and the like, Maui Sugar Mill Saloon meets all your expectations of a happening party and music scene.
  • Carbon

    9300 Venice Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 United States - Phone: +1 310 558 9302
    A great hangout with equally good music, Carbon is a must visit for all party animals. Carbon is known to be very lively and has DJs playing everything from hip-hop, electro to deep soul and retro rock. You can also relax at the cozy and comfortable lounge area while sipping your favorite drinks. The dance floor, though small, is always crowded. The drinks are reasonably priced. A great way to spend a night in Culver City.
  • Anarchy Library

    13250 Woodruff Avenue Downey, CA 90242 United States - Phone: +1 562 803 9134
    All punk fans head to this Downey joint for some real, unadulterated punk at full blast. Anarchy Library features live bands or the jukebox, you can take your pick. Or else just sip on one of the heady yet cheap concoctions that the bartender whips up. Side entertainment is provided by the football table and billiards. The regulars here are true-blood punk fans with the colored Mohawks, tattooed arms and flashy clothing. It's California alright!
  • Cowboy Country Saloon

    3321 East South Street Long Beach, CA 90805 United States - Phone: +1 562 630 3007
    Cowboy Country literally takes you into its wonderful atmosphere with great live country music and great drinks that are served to you by cowboys. As you enter, you will be awed by the large space that the bar occupies. Cowboy Country Saloon boasts of three extensive floors of dancing space, three pool tables, a huge stage and ample seating space all around. The beautiful Long Beach location of the club is great for people looking for nightly entertainment away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Dance to some amazing country music tracks and watch live bands performing, while enjoying some premium drinks and light fare on offer.
  • Arcadia Blues Club

    16 East Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91006 United States - Phone: +1 626 447 9349
    A blues club to drive away the blues seems to be the perfect proposition for a night out in the city of Arcadia. With one of the best house bands in the country, the Arcadia Blues Club comes alive every Friday and Saturday night with live performances by some of the best blues musicians. Great food is a necessary accompaniment of good music, which is provided by the restaurant here. The menu largely comprises of casual fast food with some main courses as well. Cocktails, tequila, beer and house shots are also on offer.
  • Cowboy Palace Saloon

    21635 Devonshire Street Los Angeles, CA 91311 United States - Phone: +1 818 341 0166
    If you thought all the true-blue country nightclubs were lost, think again. Cowboy Palace Saloon has been a country music club ever since its inception and remains so, even today. It is one of the few clubs in Chatsworth which takes pride in being a country music club at a time when the rock and pop culture is at its peak. The authentic cowboy-like interiors give a very unique feel to the club and make it one of the best partying destinations of most of the city locals. Don't be surprised to find the likes of Jon Voight and William Shatner here, as the club is a favorite haunt of most the celebrities as well. What's more, if you have two left feet, Cowboy Palace also offers dancing lessons so that you can enjoy the 'Cowboy' experience to the hilt.
  • Charlie O's Jazz Club Bar & Grill

    13725 Victory Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91401 United States - Phone: +1 818 994 3058
    Voted as one of the the best jazz clubs in the world, Charlie O's is a favorite hangout among many jazz musicians. The place has been a host to many memorable musical performances featuring world class performers like Teddy Edwards, Condi and Pete Candoli, Freddy Hubbard, Don Menza and Pete Christlieb. The restaurant and bar has an all American cuisine with steaks, baby back ribs, lobster, scampi, salmon, salads and much more on the menu and some amazing drinks to go along with the fab performances!
  • Lighthouse Cafe

    30 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 United States - Phone: +1 310 376 9833
    Home to Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, a local jazz group, Lighthouse Cafe is a great place to arrange parties, fundraisers or corporate events. Besides some wonderful innovative cocktails, which are a must try, Lighthouse also serves vodka and other spirits. To perfectly complement these drinks, the place offers chicken, salads, barbecued pork, burgers and sandwiches. Each day of the week sees different genres of music including reggae, rock and jazz.
  • Villa Lounge

    8623 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 310 289 8623
    Want to be up-close and personal with stars and rub shoulders with celebrities, all you have to do is step in the Villa Lounge. The comfortable and chic setting create a relaxing ambiance. Decor is punctuated with class and elegance and truly matches the Hollywood aura. Extensive library with the wooden showcase adds a vintage touch to the place. V.I.P lounge hosts parties for the likes of Justin Timberlake and Queen Latifah. You can also plan a grand bash or a private event at this lounge. Do visit this city hot-spot and glam up your evening. Call ahead for hours.
  • Viva Cantina

    900 Riverside Drive Burbank, CA 91506 United States - Phone: +1 818 845 2425
    After a day's hardwork and week full of project submissions, all you crave for is a place to relax with a bottle of beer and good music. Viva Cantina offers its guests a relaxing and comforting zone. Let down your hair and dance the night away or simply gossip with your buddies while sipping your favorite drink. Celebrated and talented artists like Cody Bryant and Mark Romano entertain the crowd. It also allows local and amateur bands to showcase their talents. Do visit the place to spend an eventful evening with your buddies.
  • The Airliner Club

    2419 North Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States - Phone: +1 323 221 0771
    The Airliner is a swanky aeronautical themed nightspot frequented by large crowds who want to boogie the night away. The two level club has a main bar and a lounge where guests can just relax. The DJ plays all genres of music ranging from the good old pop to electronica. Local artists perform gigs regularly at this venue. This club, with its art deco ambiance, is a sure winner.
  • Karma Lounge

    281 West Main Street Ventura, CA 93001 United States - Phone: +1 805 641 9090
    If you're looking to unwind, Karma Lounge will help you do just that! Relax on the soft sofas, and enjoy your drinks while the DJ spins some of your favorite tracks. Cocktails are served on Thursdays, the night of '80s music! Karma's specialty drinks including Irish Car Bomb, Jager Bomb and sake bomb are as interesting as their names and are a great try! There is also an outdoor patio where you sit.
  • Zanzibar

    1301 Fifth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States - Phone: +1 310 451 2221
    One of the trendiest beach bars in Santa Monica, Zanzibar is a very famous nightspot. The interiors are done beautifully with red bricks and dim light giving a unique feel to the place. There is a private lounge area to enjoy some intimate moments on cozy couches or you can shake a leg on the dance floor. You will hear different styles of music played by the DJ every night. Enjoy the wide variety of drinks available at their full service bar. One of the best places to party in Santa Monica.
  • Room 5 Lounge

    143 North La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 938 2504
    Room 5 Lounge offers an electrifying mix of music and comedy that could charge you up for the week ahead. Loosen your tie and relax in the comfortable, slightly upmarket, atmosphere with a glass of wine leaving behind your worries. As the customers stream in, the musicians pluck the guitar strings and the music sets the ball rolling. Every evening offers something special, so check the website before dropping in. The lounge is open to 21 and above only.
  • Union Station

    810 North Vignes Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 800 266 6883
    Considered the last great railroad station in the nation, built in 1939, is one of the major transportation hubs for Southern California. Trains from Metrolink and Amtrak, and buses from Metro Bus Lines, Antelope Valley Transit Authority Line, Foothill Transit Lines and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Lines depart from this place. There is parking space for 3000 vehicles so you can arrive here in the comfort of your car, before making your trip.
  • Los Angeles Convention Center

    1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States - Phone: +1 213 741 1151
    This sprawling convention center provides great symbolism of the sprawling city that contains it. Expanded to more than 870,000 square feet (triple its original size) in recent years, this center attracts hundreds of business meetings and expos every year although some are not open to the general public. The diverse array of topics featured by these shows often brings in tens of thousands of people daily. Two 155-foot pavilions constructed of glass and steel highlight the recent expansion.
  • CBS Television City

    7800 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States - Phone: +1 323 575 2458
    This is quite simply the nerve center of the CBS Television Network. The 1952 building, later renovated in 1976, is home for many of the top CBS executives, as well as the studio where many of its programs are filmed. Free tickets for shows can be acquired from the box office for shows like Hollywood Squares and The Price is Right, usually up to one week in advance. If you're a late night talk show fan, tickets for Politically Incorrect and the Late, Late Show can also be obtained here. Tickets are free, but be advised that your ticket does not automatically guarantee you a seat. Depending on the show, you may not get in on the day you requested. The Price is Right is notoriously hard to get into. You can call for tickets or get them directly at the box office.
  • Catalina Adventure Tours

    525 East Seaside Way Long Beach, CA 90802 United States - Phone: +1 310 510 2888
    The specialty of Catalina Adventure Tours is a two-hour trip through the interior of the island, via a luxury mini-coach that is led by an experienced guide. Choose from six different tours in all, which explore either the inland areas of the island via coach or the harbor areas via sea vessel and go by the following titles-Inside Adventure, City, City or Botanical Garden, Glass Bottom Boat, Water Taxi & Harbor Cruise and Land & Sea Explorer.
  • Long Beach Arena Convention & Entertainment Center

    300 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90802 United States - Phone: +1 562 436 3636
    If it's a major event happening in Long Beach, chances are it's happening at Long Beach Arena Convention & Entertainment Center. Comprised of the Long Beach Arena, the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (which includes the Long Beach Terrace Theatre), a grand ballroom and 22 meeting spaces of varying sizes, this place serves as a cultural centerpiece to the city of Long Beach. Wandering around the center during the day is free and you can often catch a glimpse of the acts preparing to perform or other interesting event.
  • Starline Tours

    6541 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 463 3333
    Starline Tours company offers narrated trips and tours on comfortable coaches. It will pick up passengers at most of the major L.A. hotels, or you can meet the tour bus at Starline headquarters, located at Mann's Chinese Theater. Tours include the two-hour Stars' Homes Tour, and the all-day Grand Tour of L.A, which stops at all the major sites of the city. Tour lengths range from two hours to all day. Contact the company for more info on their tours and services.
  • Guideline Tours

    2619 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States - Phone: +1 323 465 3004
    With more than ten tours, Guideline Tours is perhaps the largest in the area. Specific destinations include downtown, Malibu, Santa Monica, the Getty Center, Universal Studios, Disneyland, Queen Mary Seaport and more. Its most unique tour is Nightlife L.A. which visits Griffith Observatory, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City and Melrose Avenue. Tour prices sometimes include admission to major theme parks and other attractions. Internet discounts are available. Tour times vary, so call for specific times and to make reservations, which are required.
  • Los Angeles Conservancy

    523 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 United States - Phone: +1 213 623 2489
    Los Angeles Conservancy, a non-profit organization is dedicated to the conservation of L.A.'s landmark architectural buildings. To help spread awareness, it offers downtown walking tours that include Art Deco, the Biltmore Hotel, Broadway Theaters, City Hall, Little Tokyo, Marble Masterpieces, Mecca for Merchants, Palaces of Finance, Pershing Square, Terra Cotta and Union Station. Many of these walks visit places that aren't accessible to the public, so this is a great way to get to know the city's history. Because they are walking tours, some are suitable for wheelchairs and others aren't. Call the office for more information. Reservations are necessary, so call ahead to book your specific tour.
  • Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263 United States - Phone: +1 310 506 4000
    One of the most ideally situated schools imaginable, the Pepperdine University sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The private institution is subject to a good deal of criticism for being a beach-going and partying school, but the students and faculty here just attribute that to jealousy. Established in the early 70s and affiliated with the Church of Christ, the university's graduate schools, particularly the business and law schools, have made a name for themselves over the last few decades. Call to arrange campus tours.
  • Cheviot Hills Recreation Center

    2551 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States - Phone: +1 310 837 5186

    Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, the substantial park has tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, a pool, and a children's playground. Located between Santa Monica Boulevard and the 10 Freeway, the park is convenient to many parts of the city. Most of the facilities can be used without a reservation, but you should call in advance to book a tennis court. Admission is free of charge. The swimming pool is open in summer only.

  • Groove Fitness

    1626 North La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 960 0660
    For a change of pace from the usual gym environment, try this youthful, high-energy facility featuring nightly DJs and stimulating decor. The gym is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and the DJs spin hip, house, and electronica to get your adrenaline pumping. Besides the vibe here, there are plenty of other features including kick boxing, saunas, personal training and a pro shop. Admission: First visit is free but it would be better if you call for appointment; subsequent visits require membership.
  • Broadway Gymnastics School

    5433 Beethoven Street Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States - Phone: +1 310 450 0012
    Not the conventional workout, but certainly challenging nevertheless. In a former World's Gym location, now trampolines, rope climbing, and uneven parallel bars are just of few of the 'hurdles' that are available within its 14,000 square feet. Lots of chalk flying is the biggest hazard and staring at someone's floor work could be another. Tumbling, cartwheels, and rope jumping are all part of the aerobic regiment, while the balance beam hones your concentration skills. Add it all up and you've got a workout with a twist!

     

  • Westside Fencing Center

    8737 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 United States - Phone: +1 310 204 2688
    Everything needed for fencing is found at Westside Fencing Center. No matter what size, age or ability, the options here are abundant. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, fencing is a sport requiring complete concentration and learned skills. Instructors are highly skilled professionals who take special care when training the novice student. Women, children, and seniors are all encouraged to join in as well.
  • Zen Center of Los Angeles

    923 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States - Phone: +1 213 387 2351
    The Zen Center of Los Angeles has a 30-year history as a Zen training and practice center. In recent years, Zen philosophy has taken hold among mainstream society, and its principles and practices are taught in corporations, meditation groups and nonreligious devotees alike. Newly renovated and carpeted, the center area allows people to gather to hear and participate in talks. It also offers introductory classes at various levels. Newcomer classes are available, and instruction is given in zazen, the central Zen practice of sitting meditation. Check the Web site or call for specific classes, events and details. The center also sponsors retreats throughout the year.
  • Higashi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

    505 East Third Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States - Phone: +1 213 626 4200
    This traditional structure was built in 1976 for the Jodo Shinshu Sect under the Buddhist Churches of America. Higashi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple is associated with the Honpa Hongwangi-ha Hongwanji (Nishi Hongwanji) in Kyoto, Japan. A wide flight of stairs leads to the entrance, and the roof is made of pretty blue tiles and holds two dragons to protect it. The temple is open to anyone: regardless of color, creed or nationality who is interested in learning about the teachings of Amida Buddha. Call the temple before attending for more information.
  • Universal Core Karate Academy

    1761 Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States - Phone: +1 323 953 8131
    The motto here is 'martial arts is the search for the true and proper understanding of one self'. Located in Los Feliz, this full-service facility features training in karate, kickboxing, Kenpo-Jitsu and many other forms of self-defense and martial arts. Learning many of these techniques has proven to be a path to increased strength, internal conditioning, self-confidence and, of course, self defense. Classes are offered to all ages and private instructors is available as well.
  • Go Go Laser

    3734 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States - Phone: +1 323 662 4422
    If you're sick and tired of patronizing companies that keep your equipment forever and charge you through the roof, bring these people your sick and tired laser printers and you'll never look back. They speak layman's English, will do a fast diagnostic test and give you fair and honest prices. They are authorized HP and Apple technicians and will perform work at your place or theirs. If you're in the market for a new printer, you can also purchase it here.
  • Rays Photolab

    1328 North Highland Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States - Phone: +1 323 463 0555
    L.A. is a city full of actors, and if you are newly arrived here to get your superstar status underway, you will need great head shots. Whatever you do, go see these photo experts before your to seek out your luck. The staff will do first quality retouching both in color and black and white. The experts here are well-known for excellent heads shot reproductions. If you need a portfolio, you will find a full selection here. The Hollywood store is the best known, but it also has locations in Studio City and Burbank.

     

  • Hollywood's RockWalk

    7425 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States - Phone: +1 323 874 1060
    Hollywood's  RockWalk  is located in the courtyard outside the huge Guitar Center store in Hollywood. Small cement blocks contain the hand prints and signatures of rock and roll greats. Artists honored include Little Richard, Aerosmith, Chuck Berry, Brian Wilson, the Doobie Brothers, The Ramones, Jan & Dean, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Jethro Tull, Ozzie Osbourne, Steely Dan and many more. There are bronze plaques on the east wall above the walk commemorating artists such as Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Keith Moon, Ricky Nelson and others. Admission is free, but be aware that the RockWalk closes earlier than the store.
  • Slimmons

    9306 Civic Centrer Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 275 4663
    If you would like to lose a little weight or just hear an inspirational talk given by Richard or one of his staff, call ahead and check on the class times. On Saturday mornings, you can listen to a motivational talk and then spend an hour working out with others. There are many exercise classes offered to guests for a fee during the week as well.
  • Computer Power Unlimited

    31139 Via Colinas Westlake Village, CA 91362 United States - Phone: +1 818 879 8099 / +1 805 520 7710
    Quality IBM sales and service are available at this store. Repairs can often be made within 24-48 hours if the necessary parts are on hand. Though most of the repair work is done on PCs, the shop also has experience working on Macs. In addition, printers, modems, scanners and software are for sale. Since the 1980s, this store has been a resource for computer needs from networking problems to general questions about computer upgrades.
  • African American Cultural Center

    3018 West 48th Street Los Angeles, CA 90043 United States - Phone: +1 323 299 6124
    Dr. Maulana Karenga is the founder of this cultural institute and is also the founder of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba in Swahili). The goal of the institute is similar to the goal of Kwanzaa: to strengthen the sense of community among African-Americans and to help one another become completely self-sufficient individuals. There are several historical and educational displays as well as art exhibits. The school provides several learning workshops as well as Saturday school for children during the school year.
  • Awaken Kung Fu Kick Boxing

    2554 Lincoln Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90291 United States - Phone: +1 310 822 1277
    Awaken Kung Fu Kick Boxing provides kung fu kickboxing lessons for men and women. The classes are empowering, both, physically and mentally and employ Eastern meditation techniques with athletic kick-boxing moves. They call it 'ballistic kick-boxing' and if you learn it well you will be a one-person force to reckon with. There are also specialized self-defense courses for women, something that any woman in L.A. should think about doing. Choose between private and semi-private classes.
  • Continuum Studio

    1653 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States - Phone: +1 310 453 4402
    Continuum Studio uses special techniques to clear out the psyche and get rid of excess psychological baggage. The technique is called Em'Oceans & Sensations Dreamtime and it teaches you to track your emotions, nervous system, sensations, and dreams in order to better understand yourself. The staff teaches you how to have lucid dreams while in a waking state so that you can reach deeper parts of your mind and deal with the issues that are hidden therein. It also has an exercise program using specially designed machinery and techniques.
  • Joey's Gym

    275 South Robertson Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90211 United States - Phone: +1 310 855 0146
    Joey's Gym specializes in classes for kids aged four months to 12 years old. There are both weekend and evening classes. It has Mommy and Me classes, back to school classes with hours scheduled around school hours and more. It organizes fun birthday parties for kids who want to have active parties and something a little different. Taking the younger kids to Joey's Gym is a great way for mom or dad to bond with their child and get fit at the same time. Check website for more details.
  • Harmony Studio

    8440 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90069 United States - Phone: +1 323 822 9584
    Harmony Studio teaches the pilates method of exercise. It is owned by Karen and Leffel, both of whom are also dedicated, certified instructors. Pilates is currently enjoying an increased popularity but it has been around for decades and is a tried and tested method for shaping and strengthening the body without bulking it up. It is a great exercise routine for those with injuries or otherwise fragile bodies. Training sessions are by appointment only.
  • Winsor Pilates West LA

    12231 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90025 United States - Phone: +1 310 442 1030
    With pilates being such a popular exercise program these days, is it any wonder that celebrities are leading this fitness trend? Winsor West Fitness pilates studio boasts many famous clients as well as ordinary folks who love the pilates method and owner Mari Winsor's friendly, down-to-earth training sessions and techniques. All of the trainers are well-versed in the pilates method and will help beginners learn the right moves. Since success in pilates depends on getting the positions just right, an experienced trainer is the key.
  • Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles

    4650 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States - Phone: +1 323 660 2450
    A full-service hospital and medical center, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles caters to infants, children and teens 18 and under. Emergency services, cancer and blood diseases center, and research and education are offered.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital

    1225 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 977 2121
    Good Samaritan Hospital features Emergency services, intensive care and trauma, education and preventive medicine. Valet parking is available during normal business hours on weekdays; self-parking in the nearby structure is always available.
  • California Hospital Medical Center

    1401 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States - Phone: +1 213 748 2411
    California Hospital Medical Center is administered by the Catholic Healthcare West. Its main features include non-profit organization, emergency services, services for women and children, educational classes and programs.
  • Century City Doctors Hospital

    2070 Century Park East Los Angeles, CA 90067 United States - Phone: +1 310 772 4000
    Century City Doctors Hospital has emergency services, trauma and surgery, cancer center, reproductive center, research and education center. The hospital amenities include concierge services, digital paperless technology, gourmet menu, in-room services, and VIP suites for accommodation of the patients.
  • UCLA Medical Center

    10833 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States - Phone: +1 310 825 9111
    UCLA Medical Center for more than half a century has been providing the best in health care and the latest in medical technology. It provides facilities like emergency services, surgery, education and research. In addition it is also a teaching hospital for University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
  • USC University Hospital

    1500 San Pablo Street Los Angeles, CA 90033 United States - Phone: +1 323 442 8789
    USC University Hospital is a teaching hospital for USC School of Medicine. Other features include extensive research and rehabilitation services, education and social programs, emergency services, trauma and surgery. The services include concierge services, gift shop and various medical services.
  • LAC + USC Medical Center

    1200 North State Street Los Angeles, CA 90033 United States - Phone: +1 323 226 2622
    LAC + USC Medical Center is a major teaching center for USC School of Medicine, and provides facilities like emergency services, surgery and trauma, rehabilitation and more. Free parking is also available for visitors. The emergency service is available on a 24hr basis while the general clinic hours are from 8a-5p every day.
  • Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center

    12021 South Wilmington Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States - Phone: +1 310 668 4321
    The services provided by Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center center include general emergency, surgery, trauma and obstetrics. It is also affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
  • St. Vincent Medical Center

    2131 West Third Street Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States - Phone: +1 213 484 7111
    St. Vincent Medical Center includes services like emergency, surgery and trauma. Facilities include House Ear Institute, Los Angeles Oncologic Institute, Los Angeles Heart Institute and National Institute of Transplantation. It is also affiliated with Catholic Healthcare West.
  • White Memorial Medical Center

    1720 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90033 United States - Phone: +1 323 268 5000
    White Memorial Medical Center is a teaching hospital, and provides facilities like emergency and trauma services, surgical center, childrens center, cancer center and more. It is also affiliated with Adventist Health, Southern California. The parking fees for the first thirty minutes is free.
  • Los Angeles Tennis Center

    420 Charles East Young Drive West Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States - Phone: +1 310 825 4546
    On the UCLA campus west of Pauley Pavilion, and south of Drake Stadium is the Los Angeles Tennis Center, home to Bruins: UCLA tennis team. After playing 24 years on the Sunset Canyon Courts, the UCLA men's tennis team moved its matches to LATC in 1985, and the women's team made LATC its primary home facility in 1997.
  • Lyon Recreation Center

    1026 West 34th Street Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States - Phone: +1 213 740 5127
    Get your adrenalin pumping or simply relax at the end of a long day at the Lyon Center. The complex provides facilities for practically every sport. Shoot some hoops, pump some iron, score some goals or wrestle the lights out of someone, it's all possible at this center. There's lots more to choose from at this state-of-the art complex, including a jacuzzi and sauna. The center also plays hosts to several inter-collegiate sporting events, which include women's basketball and men's volleyball tournaments. If you just want to check out the center or spot an upcoming sports star, guided tours are available.
  • Ben's Ranch

    11301 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States - Phone: +1 310 264 0400
    The prayers of all you technology illiterate people have finally been answered. Ben's Ranch is your one-stop guide to all technology related issues. Whether you want to buy a new mobile phone, wondering why your computer's acting weird again or have no clue where your new DVD's wires should go? You'll get all your answers here. The team at Ben's Ranch consists of professionals but during the helping process, they'll speak in layman's terms. Besides support and maintenance, technology training and education is also given. And it's all done as per your schedule, your convenience and your budget. Become a member and avail of discounts and other benefits.
  • World Banknotes Exchange

    520 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States - Phone: +1 888 533 7283 / +1 88 8533 7283
    If you need to exchange foreign currency or travelers cheques in dollars, then stop by here. Currency Exchange is located in downtown Los Angeles, which is a very convenient area to access.
  • Fry's Electronics

    13401 Crossroads Parkway North City of Industry, CA 91746 United States - Phone: +1 562 463 2400
    Considered to be a man's paradise, Fry's is a one-stop-shopping electronics retailer that carries over 50,000 hi-tech products. Founded in 1985 in the Silicon Valley, Fry's Electronics has stores across the country and provides products that embody the latest technological trends and electronic advances. Each location sells, services, and supports computer hardware and software products, I.C.'s, components and accessories, audio, video, and telecommunications products and appliances. Fry's also offers personal electronics, convenience products and general merchandise items. Perfect for the hi-tech professional or novice, Fry's prides itself on employing a friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any question you have about their merchandise.
  • Fry's Electronics

    3600 Sepulveda Boulevard Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 United States - Phone: +1 310 364 3797
    Considered to be a man's paradise, Fry's is a one-stop-shopping electronics retailer that carries over 50,000 hi-tech products.Founded in 1985 in the Silicon Valley, Fry's Electronics has stores across the country and provides products that embody the latest technological trends and electronic advances. Each location sells, services, and supports computer hardware and software products, I.C.'s, components and accessories, audio, video, and telecommunications products and appliances. Fry's also offers personal electronics, convenience products and general merchandise items. Perfect for the hi-tech professional or novice, Fry's prides itself on employing a friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any question you have about their merchandise.
  • Fry's Electronics

    150 Bent Avenue San Marcos, CA 92078 United States - Phone: +1 760 566 1300
    Considered to be an electronics paradise, Fry's is a one-stop-shopping electronics retailer that carries over 50,000 hi-tech products. Founded in 1985, in the Silicon Valley, Fry's Electronics has stores across the country and provides products that embody the latest technological trends and electronic advances. Each location sells, services, and supports computer hardware and software products, I.C.'s, components and accessories, audio, video and telecommunications products and appliances. Fry's also offers personal electronics, convenience products and general merchandise items. Perfect for the hi-tech professional or novice, Fry's prides itself on employing a friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any question you have about the merchandise.
  • Fry's Electronics

    6100 Canoga Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 91367 United States - Phone: +1 818 227 1000
    Considered to be a man's paradise, Fry's is a one-stop-shopping electronics retailer that carries over 50,000 hi-tech products. Founded in 1985 in the Silicon Valley, Fry's Electronics has stores across the country and provides products that embody the latest technological trends and electronic advances. Each location sells, services, and supports computer hardware and software products, I.C.'s, components and accessories, audio, video, and telecommunications products and appliances. Fry's also offers personal electronics, convenience products and general merchandise items. Perfect for the hi-tech professional or novice, Fry's prides itself on employing a friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any question you have about their merchandise.
  • Handy J Car Wash

    12681 West Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States - Phone: +1 310 398 6211
    Is your car really dirty and the only time you have is during your lunch break? Then head to Handy J Car Wash, where you can hand over your car while you savor your lunch at the Outdoor Grill. Get a balcony patio seating and watch your car getting the best wash in Los Angeles. The gift shop at the wash is worth a visit for the myriad display of greeting cards put up on the wall.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    433 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are, Alliance Business Centers has just what you need. For more information, you can contact the Allied Business Center's main line at +1 714 437 5551.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    499 North Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
    With Alliance Business Centers you can set up shop and be open for business in more than 500 locations around the world. You can select from a menu of services such as a corporate mailing address, personal telephone receptionist, and full suite or conference room facilities. No matter how big or small you are Alliance Business Centers has just what you need. For more information, you can contact the Allied Business Center's main line at +1 714 437 5551.
  • Alliance Business Centers

    9595 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90212 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
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    1875 Century Park East Los Angeles, CA 90067 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
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    18000 Studebaker Cerritos, CA 90703 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
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    15760 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91436 United States
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    16000 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91436 United States - Phone: +1 714 437 5551
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    16133 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91436 United States
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    1010 North Central Avenue Glendale, CA 91202 United States
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    444 West Ocean Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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    9841 Airport Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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    5757 West Century Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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    11500 Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90064 United States
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    555 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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    10940 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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    225 South Lake Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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    790 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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    233 Wilshire Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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    15303 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91403 United States
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    21250 Hawthorne Boulevard Torrance, CA 90503 United States
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    2625 Townsgate Road Westlake Village, CA 91361 United States
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    5850 Canoga Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91367 United States
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    21550 Oxnard Street Los Angeles, CA 91367 United States
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    879 West 190th Street Gardena, CA 90248 United States
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    633 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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    1901 Avenue Of The Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067 United States
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    400 Corporate Pointe Culver City, CA 90230 United States
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    6601 Center Drive West Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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    1055 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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    1500 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 United States
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    1801 Century Park East Los Angeles, CA 90067 United States
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    445 South Figueroa Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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    21900 Burbank Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91367 United States
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    4640 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292 United States
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    520 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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  • Masjid al-Mumin

    1635 South Saint Andrews Place Los Angeles, CA 90019 United States - Phone: +1 323 296 5961

    Masjid al-Mumin caters to the needs of the Muslims residents of the area. It conducts and practices the teachings of the Quran. The Muslims conduct their services here as per the rights of the faith and carry out the five prayers of the day. Eid and other feasts are celebrated in grandeur at this mosque. 

     

     

  • Al Rasol Mosque

    11211 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States - Phone: +1 213 566 0341

    Muslim worshipers gather for their daily namaz at the Al Rasol Mosque in South Angeles. This sacred place holds services for the community of the area. A number of meetings, classes and teaching groups are conducted at the mosque. Eid and other festivals of the Muslim calendar are celecbrated with pompand gets together the entire community, be it Muslims or Non Muslims. 

  • Umar Ibn Alkhattab Mosque

    1025 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States

    As with all mosques around the world, the Umar Ibn Alkhattab Mosque in Los Angeles exudes with the grace and piety. Here, the faithful gather for their ritualistic namaz that takes place through the day. Both young and old worship together. Holy months of Ramadan and consequent Eid celebrations are a must witness at this mosque. 

     

  • Us Salaam Mosque

    2900 West Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90043 United States - Phone: +1 323 758 4033
    The teaching and practices of the Islamic faith can be witnessed at the Us Salaam Mosque. Followers of the faith gather together in worship each day. The young are taught to read and interpret the Holy Quran and the intricacies of their faith in comparison to others. Rituals and prayers are conducted as per the doctrines of the faith. For more information about services and community activities, do call ahead.
  • Quiet Cannon Montebello

    901 Via San Clemente Montebello, CA 90640 United States - Phone: +1 323 724 4500
    Whether you're planning on playing a round of golf or hosting a wedding reception, this scenic venue is the place to do it. The Quiet Cannon Montebello plays host to a number of events all year round, from concerts featuring famous artistes, to community gatherings. There is also a nightclub on the premises. Visit the website for event updates.
  • Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center

    600 North Harbor Boulevard San Pedro, CA 90731 United States - Phone: +1 310 514 4049
    The World Cruise Center in San Pedro is the West Coast's largest cruise complex, handling both major cruise lines and smaller tour operators. It's located within the Port of Los Angeles, about 20 miles south of both the city and LAX International Airport. If you are coming from the Orange County Airport, it about a 40 mile drive. Check website for more details.
  • Crystal Cruises

    2049 Century Park East Los Angeles, CA 90067 United States - Phone: +1 310 785 9300
    Crystal Cruises is your answer to a luxurious sail around the world. Cruise liners Crystal Symphony (940 guest capacity) and Crystal Serenity (1080 guest capacity) sail to exotic and beautiful destinations like Africa, Asia, Northern Europe and the Panama Canal. You can even opt for an adventurous World Cruise. Life on board is glamorous and exciting to say the least, entertainment programs, fitness centers, a casino, a creative learning institute, parties, excursions, religious ceremonies and lots more are on offer here. Guests are treated to amenities like laundry and valet services, business facilities, internet access, beauty and spa treatments. Plus, the on-board restaurant and bar keep you sated and smiling.
  • Princess Cruises

    24844 Avenue Rockefeller Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States - Phone: +1 661 753 0000
    If the busy year has started to take its toll on you and you feel it's time to escape from the humdrum of life, why not go on a cruise to the destination of your choice. Choose from Alaska, Asia, Australia, Canada or the Caribbean and find yourself on a luxurious journey. On-board you can choose to try your luck at the casino, shop, attend the art auctions or participate in the various activities. If you just want to relax, go and get pampered at the spa. There are a lot of choices when it comes to eating. Don't worry about putting on those extra pounds as the fitness center comes to the rescue.
  • Campus Shoe Repair

    10936 Weyburn Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States - Phone: +1 310 208 8749
    Drop your shoes at the Campus Repair shop if they need an urgent fixing up. Apart from the usual shoe repairing job, this shop also offers other reliable services like suede dry cleaning, jacket refurbishing, custom dyeing, key making and luggage repair. So, the next time you are running a low budget, and want your accessories to look brand new, simply contact the Campus Shoe Repair. Check the website for more details.
  • DLS Limo Service

    9889 Santa Monica Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90212 United States - Phone: +1 310 785 0022
    What better way to make a grand entrance than by arriving in a shiny black limo with a smart chauffeur? DLS provides services to all parties, social meets, and of course weddings! Exotic cars, limos, SUVs, vans and buses are just a phone call away; BMW and Benz included. Go on, book a vehicle, and enjoy the attention!
  • Metrolink

    700 South Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States - Phone: +1 213 452 0200 / +1 800 371 5465 (Toll Free)
    The Metrolink system provides transportation from Los Angeles to other cities in Southern California. It is known for its efficiency, safety record and comfortable journeys. There are plans to expand the service and set up more stations within its line of operation, thus facilitating easy access to other urban areas.
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Museum

    919 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
    Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Museum is one of the premier educational and historical institutes to learn all about fashion. It offers courses in fashion designing, interior designing, beauty industry merchandising, theater costume designing, digital media and footwear designing among others. The institute has more than 5000 full-time students. The ground level of the college also houses FIDM's museum and galleries.
  • Metro

    1 Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States - Phone: +1 800 266 6883 (Toll Free)
    The Metro, run by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates 200 bus lines and four rail lines within a 1,433 mile radius. The service is regarded as a lifeline for county commuters, and besides funding the development of bicycle and car pool lanes, it also operates tow trucks and a part of the Metrolink system.
  • Los Angeles International Airport

    1 World Way Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States - Phone: +1 310 646 5252
    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the major airport for flights to and from the city. It handles the major chunk of domestic and international passengers and air cargo traffic in Southern California. It is the fifth busiest airport in the world, with more than 60 million people visiting annually. Its important features include four runways, a central terminal area with nine terminals, a 277-feet high control tower, parking space for 21,115 vehicles, and a number of cargo complexes.
  • Long Beach Airport

    4100 Donald Douglas Drive Long Beach, CA 90808 United States - Phone: +1 562 570 2619
    Formerly Long Beach Municipal Airport, Long Beach Airport (LBA) handles air traffic primarily to and from the Orange and Los Angeles counties. Though considerably less busy than Los Angeles International Airport, LBA is a boon to the city; spread over 1,166 acres, it features one long and four short runways, nine taxiways, and one terminal. Thanks to the efforts of Long Beach residents, it is subject to strict noise regulations that restrict air traffic to 25 commuter and 41 commercial flights per day.
  • Santa Monica Airport

    3223 Donald Douglas Loop South Los Angeles, CA 90405 United States - Phone: +1 310 458 8591
    This general aviation airport serves the city of Santa Monica. It is not funded by the central or local government; instead it collects revenues from landing charges and a large number of businesses operating here. It has both a runway and a helipad, but adheres to strict noise regulations and does not allow flights during late hours. Check the website for further details.
  • Hornblower Cruises and Events

    13755 Fiji Way Los Angeles, CA 90292 United States - Phone: +1 310 301 6000
    When you are in California, you do not need a reason to party. Hornblower Cruises provides ample space and amenities for art fests, birthdays, weddings, regattas, and holiday bashes. Yachts are also chartered for private events. Most packages have a minimum guest requirement, so do the homework before reserving.
  • Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car

    9732 Little Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90210 United States - Phone: +1 310 274 6969 / +1 800 479 5996(Toll Free)
    Contact this company if you want to arrive in style at an important occasion. Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car provides you with the car of your choice right at your doorstep. Select from a range of beauties—Aston Martin, Jaguar, Hummer, Audi, or Ferrari. You can also choose your own music and avail of the complimentary pick-up service.
  • American Limousine

    5230 West Century Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States - Phone: +1 310 665 0024
    American Limousines make sure you reach on time and are not lost in transit. The company shuttles travelers to and from the airport, and also conducts sightseeing tours of LA and the Southern California region. The Lincoln limousines are loaded with TVs, fish tanks, bar, cell phones, satellite tracking system, complimentary champagne, and multilingual chauffeurs. So book it now!