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Guidebook for Los Angeles

Jamielle

Guidebook for Los Angeles

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Performing Arts Center (Music Center) Walt Disney Concert Hall Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Mark Taper Forum Ahmanson Theatre The Broad Museum Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Geffen Contemporary at MOCA The GRAMMY® Museum Japanese American National Museum Wells Fargo History Museum
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Downtown Los Angeles
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Performing Arts Center (Music Center) Walt Disney Concert Hall Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Mark Taper Forum Ahmanson Theatre The Broad Museum Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Geffen Contemporary at MOCA The GRAMMY® Museum Japanese American National Museum Wells Fargo History Museum
Where can you go to experience the excitement of Southern California, the lure of the big city, and the peacefulness of a trip to the seashore - all in one visit? The answer is Santa Monica, the Los Angeles area's true "urban" beach. Enjoy ocean views, dining on the Pier, carnival games and rides at Pacific Park. Browse shops and watch street performers at the Third Street Promenade shopping district and Santa Monica Place shopping mall
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Santa Monica
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Where can you go to experience the excitement of Southern California, the lure of the big city, and the peacefulness of a trip to the seashore - all in one visit? The answer is Santa Monica, the Los Angeles area's true "urban" beach. Enjoy ocean views, dining on the Pier, carnival games and rides at Pacific Park. Browse shops and watch street performers at the Third Street Promenade shopping district and Santa Monica Place shopping mall
From its world famous boardwalk and beautiful beach to the shopper’s paradise of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice offers a unique and vibrant mix of activities and attractions. Originally called “Venice of America,” Venice was founded in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as a beachfront resort town. Kinney’s initial vision of creating a cultural mecca was set aside to accommodate the public, and Venice became the “Coney Island of the Pacific,” complete with an amusement pier and a miniature steam railroad. Kinney also created a system of canals and imported gondolas and gondoliers from Venice, Italy. Today, Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Los Angeles for visitors and locals alike. From its days as home to Beat Generation poets and artists, Venice continues to be an important Los Angeles cultural center. Whether you’re looking for some fun in the sun, a unique shopping experience, or a sophisticated evening of art and music, find out more about one of L.A.’s top neighborhoods. The world famous Venice Ocean Front Walk (aka “the boardwalk”) beckons from the doorstep of the Hotel Erwin. The boardwalk is one of the best places in L.A. for people watching—everyone from colorful locals to visitors from around the globe. There’s something for everyone on the concrete boardwalk: on one side there are specialty shops, restaurants and uniquely designed residences, and on the other a myriad of street performers, artists, fortune tellers and much more. With 75 miles of county coastline and numerous world-famous surf spots, Los Angeles is the quintessential city of the Endless Summer. Venice Beach is one of many great L.A. beaches, and the only one where the lively boardwalk upstages the Pacific Ocean. The acclaimed Venice Breakwater is a favorite local surf spot, built by Abbot Kinney in 1905 to protect his amusement pier. The artificial barrier is located north of the Venice Pier and Lifeguard Headquarters, and south of the Santa Monica Pier. The breakwater is the only place on the beach where waves break on both sides, while the sand is reportedly the finest for creating sand sculptures. Go Surf LA offers beginner and intermediate surfing lessons all year long at Venice Beach. Venice certainly marches to the beat of its own drum. On Saturdays and Sundays, that beat is heard loud and clear at the Venice Beach Drum Circle, an improvisational jam session that takes place on the sand where Brooks Avenue meets Ocean Front Walk. Hundreds of people from around the world gather to play their drums, shakers, congas and more, while others dance and chant. The drum circle begins around noon and lasts until sunset. The event is free and open to all ages. Please note that smoking of any kind, alcohol consumption and glass bottles are not permitted. The $2-million Venice Beach Skatepark opened in 2009, and is one of L.A.’s many excellent skateparks. Located on the sand near Windward and Ocean Front Walk, the 16,000-square-foot facility features a variety of street skateboarding elements. A concrete bowl evokes the empty Venice and Santa Monica swimming pools where the legendary Z-Boys would skate and revolutionize skateboarding in the 1970s. The Venice Beach Skatepark is free and open from 9 a.m. to sunset. Safety gear is required. Located a few blocks from Venice Beach, Abbot Kinney Blvd. is a vibrant collection of boutiques, salons, galleries, restaurants and bars that attracts visitors from all over L.A. and beyond. In its first-ever "Style Bible" issue, GQ Magazine named Abbot Kinney “The Coolest Block in America.” That’s quite a step up from its earlier condition as a rundown strip of old cottages and empty industrial buildings, when it was known as West Washington Blvd. In the late 1980s, community activists and property owners pushed for the street to be renamed after Venice’s founder, an action that many consider the beginning of its renaissance. The Venice Canals built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his “Venice of America” plan, it is famous for its man-made canals, which evoked the canals of Venice, Italy. The residential district surrounding the canals was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Many of the old houses have been renovated, while large, modern homes have also been built. Visitors can walk along the canals in the area located within South Venice Blvd., Pacific, Ocean Ave. and Washington Blvd. Murals throughout Venice add to the area’s vibrant energy. Famed muralist Rip Cronk has painted nearly a dozen Venice murals, including Portrait of Abbot Kinney, Venice on the Half Shell and Morning Shot, a portrait of Jim Morrison. The interior of the historic Danny’s Deli on Windward Ave. is decorated with a 40ft mural depicts the last century of Venice.
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From its world famous boardwalk and beautiful beach to the shopper’s paradise of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice offers a unique and vibrant mix of activities and attractions. Originally called “Venice of America,” Venice was founded in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as a beachfront resort town. Kinney’s initial vision of creating a cultural mecca was set aside to accommodate the public, and Venice became the “Coney Island of the Pacific,” complete with an amusement pier and a miniature steam railroad. Kinney also created a system of canals and imported gondolas and gondoliers from Venice, Italy. Today, Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Los Angeles for visitors and locals alike. From its days as home to Beat Generation poets and artists, Venice continues to be an important Los Angeles cultural center. Whether you’re looking for some fun in the sun, a unique shopping experience, or a sophisticated evening of art and music, find out more about one of L.A.’s top neighborhoods. The world famous Venice Ocean Front Walk (aka “the boardwalk”) beckons from the doorstep of the Hotel Erwin. The boardwalk is one of the best places in L.A. for people watching—everyone from colorful locals to visitors from around the globe. There’s something for everyone on the concrete boardwalk: on one side there are specialty shops, restaurants and uniquely designed residences, and on the other a myriad of street performers, artists, fortune tellers and much more. With 75 miles of county coastline and numerous world-famous surf spots, Los Angeles is the quintessential city of the Endless Summer. Venice Beach is one of many great L.A. beaches, and the only one where the lively boardwalk upstages the Pacific Ocean. The acclaimed Venice Breakwater is a favorite local surf spot, built by Abbot Kinney in 1905 to protect his amusement pier. The artificial barrier is located north of the Venice Pier and Lifeguard Headquarters, and south of the Santa Monica Pier. The breakwater is the only place on the beach where waves break on both sides, while the sand is reportedly the finest for creating sand sculptures. Go Surf LA offers beginner and intermediate surfing lessons all year long at Venice Beach. Venice certainly marches to the beat of its own drum. On Saturdays and Sundays, that beat is heard loud and clear at the Venice Beach Drum Circle, an improvisational jam session that takes place on the sand where Brooks Avenue meets Ocean Front Walk. Hundreds of people from around the world gather to play their drums, shakers, congas and more, while others dance and chant. The drum circle begins around noon and lasts until sunset. The event is free and open to all ages. Please note that smoking of any kind, alcohol consumption and glass bottles are not permitted. The $2-million Venice Beach Skatepark opened in 2009, and is one of L.A.’s many excellent skateparks. Located on the sand near Windward and Ocean Front Walk, the 16,000-square-foot facility features a variety of street skateboarding elements. A concrete bowl evokes the empty Venice and Santa Monica swimming pools where the legendary Z-Boys would skate and revolutionize skateboarding in the 1970s. The Venice Beach Skatepark is free and open from 9 a.m. to sunset. Safety gear is required. Located a few blocks from Venice Beach, Abbot Kinney Blvd. is a vibrant collection of boutiques, salons, galleries, restaurants and bars that attracts visitors from all over L.A. and beyond. In its first-ever "Style Bible" issue, GQ Magazine named Abbot Kinney “The Coolest Block in America.” That’s quite a step up from its earlier condition as a rundown strip of old cottages and empty industrial buildings, when it was known as West Washington Blvd. In the late 1980s, community activists and property owners pushed for the street to be renamed after Venice’s founder, an action that many consider the beginning of its renaissance. The Venice Canals built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his “Venice of America” plan, it is famous for its man-made canals, which evoked the canals of Venice, Italy. The residential district surrounding the canals was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Many of the old houses have been renovated, while large, modern homes have also been built. Visitors can walk along the canals in the area located within South Venice Blvd., Pacific, Ocean Ave. and Washington Blvd. Murals throughout Venice add to the area’s vibrant energy. Famed muralist Rip Cronk has painted nearly a dozen Venice murals, including Portrait of Abbot Kinney, Venice on the Half Shell and Morning Shot, a portrait of Jim Morrison. The interior of the historic Danny’s Deli on Windward Ave. is decorated with a 40ft mural depicts the last century of Venice.
Malibu Beaches - There are twenty-four beaches in Malibu, and most of them are north of the Cross Creek area in eastern Malibu. Museums in Malibu - including Getty Villa, Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, Surf Museum at Payson Library (Pepperdine), Frederick R Weisman Museum of Art (Pepperdine). There are many oceanside Restaurants in Malibu - Restaurants overlooking the ocean, on or next to the water. Malibu Wineries and Vineyards - Malibu's location at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains, and proximity to metropolitan Los Angeles makes it an ideal place for vineyards and wineries. Several of the wineries have tasting rooms, and some offer tours and outdoor activities in the mountains. Hiking and Driving in the Santa Monica Mountains on Malibu Canyon Road - if you drive on Malibu Canyon Road, past Pepperdine and into the Santa Monica Mountains you will find Tapia County Park (parking fee) where you can hike on the Backbone Trail. A little further up is Malibu Creek State Park (parking fee), where you can hike to the old M*A*S*H filming location. Not far from Malibu Creek State Park you will find Mulholland Highway, which stretches through the Santa Monica Mountains from Pacific Coast Highway to the San Fernando Valley.
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Malibu Beaches - There are twenty-four beaches in Malibu, and most of them are north of the Cross Creek area in eastern Malibu. Museums in Malibu - including Getty Villa, Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, Surf Museum at Payson Library (Pepperdine), Frederick R Weisman Museum of Art (Pepperdine). There are many oceanside Restaurants in Malibu - Restaurants overlooking the ocean, on or next to the water. Malibu Wineries and Vineyards - Malibu's location at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains, and proximity to metropolitan Los Angeles makes it an ideal place for vineyards and wineries. Several of the wineries have tasting rooms, and some offer tours and outdoor activities in the mountains. Hiking and Driving in the Santa Monica Mountains on Malibu Canyon Road - if you drive on Malibu Canyon Road, past Pepperdine and into the Santa Monica Mountains you will find Tapia County Park (parking fee) where you can hike on the Backbone Trail. A little further up is Malibu Creek State Park (parking fee), where you can hike to the old M*A*S*H filming location. Not far from Malibu Creek State Park you will find Mulholland Highway, which stretches through the Santa Monica Mountains from Pacific Coast Highway to the San Fernando Valley.
Rodeo Drive For many, Beverly Hills is synonymous to shopping - and with good reason. At the center of the city's "Golden Triangle" is the infamous Rodeo Drive (website). Perhaps one of most well-known streets in the world, Rodeo Drive is a haven for anyone who has a passion for fashion. The street itself stretches from Sunset Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard, but the celebrated shopping district is only three blocks long. As seen in Pretty Woman, these short three blocks are concentrated with an overwhelming array of designer labels, including the likes of Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Cartier, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabanna, Escada, Gucci, Harry Winston, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Valentino, Yves Saint-Laurent and more. For those of us who aren't in the mood to max out our credit cards, window-shopping is always a safe option here. One of the highlights of Rodeo Drive is Two Rodeo, a European-style shopping center, complete with Old World cobblestones and street lamps. Located at the northeast corner of Wilshire and Rodeo, Two Rodeo most closely resembles a film set with its winding faux street, piazza and balconies. High-end brands like Versace, Jimmy Choo, Judith Ripka and Tiffany & Co. can be found here. The center also boasts three upscale restaurants: the seafood grill McCormick & Schmick's, the acclaimed sushi spot Urasawa, and 208 Rodeo, offering a patio that makes for prime people-watching. Tourists tend to pose for pictures in front of the Spanish steps and fountains. The cash-strapped will be relieved to know 208 Rodeo offers free valet parking during the day. A recent addition to Rodeo Drive is its Walk of Style, which honors visionaries in the field of fashion. Past winners of the Walk of Style Award include Tom Ford, Mario Testino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianni and Donatella Versace and Manolo Blahnik, amongst others. Permanent plaques paying tribute to the inductees are embedded in the sidewalks of Rodeo Drive. Also celebrating the recipients is a 14-feet tall sculpture made of solid aluminum blocks from the artist Robert Graham at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way. Of course, there is more to Beverly Hills than just Rodeo Drive, even when it comes to shopping. One block east of Rodeo Drive lies Beverly Drive, where relatively affordable options are available. National retailers like Williams Sonoma, Anthropologie, The Gap and Crate & Barrel dot this street, as do the famed GEARYS Beverly Hills and XIV Carats. Eateries on Beverly Drive include Nate 'n Al Deli, a Jewish deli with a loyal following among locals and celebrities, and the Cheesecake Factory. Those who can't get enough of the silver screen will get their fix at the Paley Center (formerly known as the Museum of Television & Radio). One block east of Beverly Drive is Canon Drive. This street features a handful of local boutiques. Celebrity favorite Spago Beverly Hills is also here, as is spendy Mastro's Steakhouse. Anchoring the southern end of the "Golden Triangle" is Department Store Row on Wilshire Boulevard, spanning from Roxbury to Rodeo. This strip of Wilshire Boulevard boasts none other than Barney's New York, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. These four blocks are also home to Burberry, Escada Boutique, Mikimoto Jewelry and Niketown, amongst other stores. If you seek fine dining and a chance to rub elbows with celebrities and LA's most rich and famous, you'll find fabled Beverly Hills restaurants on and near Rodeo Drive, such as Mr. Chow's, Wolfgang Puck's Spago, Crustacean and CUT at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. Most require advance reservations. For more dining options, head on over to Beverly Hills Restaurant Row on La Cienega Boulevard between Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Drive. There are restaurants ranging from fast food and diners, up to high-end restaurants such as The Stinking Rose and Nobu Matsuhisa's Japanese restaurant. Greystone Park and Mansion is not only the largest, but also the only estate open to the public. Occupying sixteen acres, this 55-room castle was built in 1926 by oil tycoon Edward Doheny. It has made appearances in a crop of Hollywood films, including Indecent Proposal, Spider-Man, X-Man and more. Owned by the City of Beverly Hills, visitors can take a peek at this spectacular mansion free of charge. Greystone Park & Mansion's lush gardens and panoramic views make it a refreshing oasis in the bustling city of Beverly Hills.
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Rodeo Drive For many, Beverly Hills is synonymous to shopping - and with good reason. At the center of the city's "Golden Triangle" is the infamous Rodeo Drive (website). Perhaps one of most well-known streets in the world, Rodeo Drive is a haven for anyone who has a passion for fashion. The street itself stretches from Sunset Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard, but the celebrated shopping district is only three blocks long. As seen in Pretty Woman, these short three blocks are concentrated with an overwhelming array of designer labels, including the likes of Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Cartier, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabanna, Escada, Gucci, Harry Winston, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Valentino, Yves Saint-Laurent and more. For those of us who aren't in the mood to max out our credit cards, window-shopping is always a safe option here. One of the highlights of Rodeo Drive is Two Rodeo, a European-style shopping center, complete with Old World cobblestones and street lamps. Located at the northeast corner of Wilshire and Rodeo, Two Rodeo most closely resembles a film set with its winding faux street, piazza and balconies. High-end brands like Versace, Jimmy Choo, Judith Ripka and Tiffany & Co. can be found here. The center also boasts three upscale restaurants: the seafood grill McCormick & Schmick's, the acclaimed sushi spot Urasawa, and 208 Rodeo, offering a patio that makes for prime people-watching. Tourists tend to pose for pictures in front of the Spanish steps and fountains. The cash-strapped will be relieved to know 208 Rodeo offers free valet parking during the day. A recent addition to Rodeo Drive is its Walk of Style, which honors visionaries in the field of fashion. Past winners of the Walk of Style Award include Tom Ford, Mario Testino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianni and Donatella Versace and Manolo Blahnik, amongst others. Permanent plaques paying tribute to the inductees are embedded in the sidewalks of Rodeo Drive. Also celebrating the recipients is a 14-feet tall sculpture made of solid aluminum blocks from the artist Robert Graham at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way. Of course, there is more to Beverly Hills than just Rodeo Drive, even when it comes to shopping. One block east of Rodeo Drive lies Beverly Drive, where relatively affordable options are available. National retailers like Williams Sonoma, Anthropologie, The Gap and Crate & Barrel dot this street, as do the famed GEARYS Beverly Hills and XIV Carats. Eateries on Beverly Drive include Nate 'n Al Deli, a Jewish deli with a loyal following among locals and celebrities, and the Cheesecake Factory. Those who can't get enough of the silver screen will get their fix at the Paley Center (formerly known as the Museum of Television & Radio). One block east of Beverly Drive is Canon Drive. This street features a handful of local boutiques. Celebrity favorite Spago Beverly Hills is also here, as is spendy Mastro's Steakhouse. Anchoring the southern end of the "Golden Triangle" is Department Store Row on Wilshire Boulevard, spanning from Roxbury to Rodeo. This strip of Wilshire Boulevard boasts none other than Barney's New York, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. These four blocks are also home to Burberry, Escada Boutique, Mikimoto Jewelry and Niketown, amongst other stores. If you seek fine dining and a chance to rub elbows with celebrities and LA's most rich and famous, you'll find fabled Beverly Hills restaurants on and near Rodeo Drive, such as Mr. Chow's, Wolfgang Puck's Spago, Crustacean and CUT at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. Most require advance reservations. For more dining options, head on over to Beverly Hills Restaurant Row on La Cienega Boulevard between Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Drive. There are restaurants ranging from fast food and diners, up to high-end restaurants such as The Stinking Rose and Nobu Matsuhisa's Japanese restaurant. Greystone Park and Mansion is not only the largest, but also the only estate open to the public. Occupying sixteen acres, this 55-room castle was built in 1926 by oil tycoon Edward Doheny. It has made appearances in a crop of Hollywood films, including Indecent Proposal, Spider-Man, X-Man and more. Owned by the City of Beverly Hills, visitors can take a peek at this spectacular mansion free of charge. Greystone Park & Mansion's lush gardens and panoramic views make it a refreshing oasis in the bustling city of Beverly Hills.
Attractions on Hollywood Boulevard - The "heart" of Hollywood is at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Avenue. There you will find most of the most famous Hollywood tourist attractions such as the hand/footprints in the cement courtyard of the Chinese Theatre, the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex, Madame Tussaud's and more. This area also holds some of the most famous celebrity stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame (stars inlaid on the sidewalk). A short walk away are more famous tourist attractions, such as the Hollywood Wax Museum, Guinness World of Records Museum, the Hollywood Museum and Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium. The Hollywood Bowl is L.A.'s premier location for thrilling summer evenings of extraordinary music under the stars, and, of course, spectacular fireworks! Museums in and near Hollywood, such as Hollywood Bowl Museum, the GRAMMY museum and Hollywood Museum. Also includes Miracle Mile museums: Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Petersen Automotive Museum and the Folk Art museum. Hollywood Sign - Locations from which to view and photograph the Hollywood Sign, with a focus on areas of interest to tourists who have limited transportation options. You can take a shuttle to some view points, or go on a guided tour that includes a view of the sign from an overlook of the city on Mulholland Drive. Celebrity & Movie Stars Homes Tours - Some of the most popular guided tours are the tours or movie star homes. Starline Tours of Hollywood offers a two-hour Movie Stars Homes Tour that takes you by current homes of top stars like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise and Dr. Phil, as well as former homes of super stars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. The tour includes a drive past other hangouts of the rich-and-famous, such as Rodeo Drive, Bel Air, Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip. LA City City Tours offers a two-hour tour that includes a stunning view of the city, the Hollywood Bowl and the Hollywood Sign from atop Mulholland Drive! See the stars' homes and then look down on the city below! You will also see Bel Air and the Sunset Strip. You might not actually see a celebrity, but imagine the thrill of seeing their neighborhoods, the streets that they drive on and the house that they call home. These tours are far better than buying a worthless "map of the movie star homes" and driving around in a rented car looking for those locations. Those maps can be quite outdated. Instead, take a Movie Stars Homes Tour driven by a professional who already knows where to go. They'll give you the scoop on the REAL homes of the stars. Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Founded in 1899, it is the resting place of hundreds of Hollywood's greatest stars. Recently refurbished to its original splendor, the cemetery attracts visitors from all over the world. On Saturday evenings during the summer, Cinespia shows classic films at the cemetery.
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Attractions on Hollywood Boulevard - The "heart" of Hollywood is at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Avenue. There you will find most of the most famous Hollywood tourist attractions such as the hand/footprints in the cement courtyard of the Chinese Theatre, the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex, Madame Tussaud's and more. This area also holds some of the most famous celebrity stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame (stars inlaid on the sidewalk). A short walk away are more famous tourist attractions, such as the Hollywood Wax Museum, Guinness World of Records Museum, the Hollywood Museum and Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium. The Hollywood Bowl is L.A.'s premier location for thrilling summer evenings of extraordinary music under the stars, and, of course, spectacular fireworks! Museums in and near Hollywood, such as Hollywood Bowl Museum, the GRAMMY museum and Hollywood Museum. Also includes Miracle Mile museums: Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Petersen Automotive Museum and the Folk Art museum. Hollywood Sign - Locations from which to view and photograph the Hollywood Sign, with a focus on areas of interest to tourists who have limited transportation options. You can take a shuttle to some view points, or go on a guided tour that includes a view of the sign from an overlook of the city on Mulholland Drive. Celebrity & Movie Stars Homes Tours - Some of the most popular guided tours are the tours or movie star homes. Starline Tours of Hollywood offers a two-hour Movie Stars Homes Tour that takes you by current homes of top stars like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise and Dr. Phil, as well as former homes of super stars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. The tour includes a drive past other hangouts of the rich-and-famous, such as Rodeo Drive, Bel Air, Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip. LA City City Tours offers a two-hour tour that includes a stunning view of the city, the Hollywood Bowl and the Hollywood Sign from atop Mulholland Drive! See the stars' homes and then look down on the city below! You will also see Bel Air and the Sunset Strip. You might not actually see a celebrity, but imagine the thrill of seeing their neighborhoods, the streets that they drive on and the house that they call home. These tours are far better than buying a worthless "map of the movie star homes" and driving around in a rented car looking for those locations. Those maps can be quite outdated. Instead, take a Movie Stars Homes Tour driven by a professional who already knows where to go. They'll give you the scoop on the REAL homes of the stars. Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Founded in 1899, it is the resting place of hundreds of Hollywood's greatest stars. Recently refurbished to its original splendor, the cemetery attracts visitors from all over the world. On Saturday evenings during the summer, Cinespia shows classic films at the cemetery.
Griffith Observatory has been the leader of public astronomy in southern California and around the world since it opened in 1935. More people have looked through Griffith Observatory’s telescope than any other telescope on Earth. In addition, its iconic façade has been featured in more than 300 films and television shows. The Observatory is a Los Angeles landmark and worldwide tourist destination for over a million visitors a year. The Samuel Oschin Planetarium with its spectacular Zeiss star projector, digital projection system, state-of-the-art aluminum dome, comfy seats, sound system, and theatrical lighting, the 290-seat Planetarium theater is the finest planetarium in the world. Every show is presented by a live, engaging storyteller. Also, the 190-seat Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon presentation theater offers a variety of programs. The opening public presentation - "The Once and Future Griffith Observatory" - is a 24-minute film which weaves the history, recent renovation, and future of the Observatory into a tale of observation and inspiration. The theater also hosts lectures, presentations, and demonstrations. Free public telescopes are available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear. Knowledgeable telescope demonstrators are available to guide visitors in observing. Please be aware that the demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope by 9:30 p.m. or earlier to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours of telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.). Our mission, “Griffith Observatory inspires everyone to observe, ponder, and understand the sky,” is realized each day in the exhibit halls and the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and each night as visitors gaze at the cosmos with their own eyes through the historical 12-inch Zeiss refracting telescope or our lawn telescopes. Hiking the Trails around Griffith Observatory Hiking into the rugged hills and sparsely developed areas is perhaps one of the most popular forms of recreation in Griffith Park. Hikers are allowed to use the entire 53-mile network of trails, fire roads, and bridle paths. Maps of trails and current information on trail closures and special restrictions are available at the Ranger Station, (323) 913-4688. All trails in the park are closed at dusk. Open fires and smoking are not allowed. One of the most rewarding hikes in the park is the trail leading from the Observatory parking lot to the summit of Mount Hollywood, the highest peak of the park, which affords spectacular views of the entire Los Angeles Basin. Hikers should approach the park with caution; Griffith Park is a wilderness area with wild quail, rodents, foxes, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and deer.
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Griffith Observatory has been the leader of public astronomy in southern California and around the world since it opened in 1935. More people have looked through Griffith Observatory’s telescope than any other telescope on Earth. In addition, its iconic façade has been featured in more than 300 films and television shows. The Observatory is a Los Angeles landmark and worldwide tourist destination for over a million visitors a year. The Samuel Oschin Planetarium with its spectacular Zeiss star projector, digital projection system, state-of-the-art aluminum dome, comfy seats, sound system, and theatrical lighting, the 290-seat Planetarium theater is the finest planetarium in the world. Every show is presented by a live, engaging storyteller. Also, the 190-seat Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon presentation theater offers a variety of programs. The opening public presentation - "The Once and Future Griffith Observatory" - is a 24-minute film which weaves the history, recent renovation, and future of the Observatory into a tale of observation and inspiration. The theater also hosts lectures, presentations, and demonstrations. Free public telescopes are available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear. Knowledgeable telescope demonstrators are available to guide visitors in observing. Please be aware that the demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope by 9:30 p.m. or earlier to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours of telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.). Our mission, “Griffith Observatory inspires everyone to observe, ponder, and understand the sky,” is realized each day in the exhibit halls and the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and each night as visitors gaze at the cosmos with their own eyes through the historical 12-inch Zeiss refracting telescope or our lawn telescopes. Hiking the Trails around Griffith Observatory Hiking into the rugged hills and sparsely developed areas is perhaps one of the most popular forms of recreation in Griffith Park. Hikers are allowed to use the entire 53-mile network of trails, fire roads, and bridle paths. Maps of trails and current information on trail closures and special restrictions are available at the Ranger Station, (323) 913-4688. All trails in the park are closed at dusk. Open fires and smoking are not allowed. One of the most rewarding hikes in the park is the trail leading from the Observatory parking lot to the summit of Mount Hollywood, the highest peak of the park, which affords spectacular views of the entire Los Angeles Basin. Hikers should approach the park with caution; Griffith Park is a wilderness area with wild quail, rodents, foxes, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and deer.
Sunset Junction is a stroll-able strip of restaurants, vegan cafes, clothing and shoe stores, including the cocktail supply store Bar Keeper and an authentically musty army surplus store. The Sunset Junction area has some of the best boutiques in the neighborhood. If you’re looking to adopt a high-end hipster street style, check out Mohawk General Store for handcrafted homewares, leather goods and a small but well-curated selection of clothing and shoes. Indulge your inner lush at Barkeeper, a shop fully dedicated to, keeping a well-stocked bar. In addition to top-shelf and rare liquors, you’ll find vintage glassware, libation accessories (think: themed swivel sticks, oversized ice cube trays, a colorful array of cocktail guides) and a massive offering of bitters—tasting encouraged. The goods here are solid, but the service is notoriously crotchety. Across the street, look for an ivy-covered alleyway with a sign for the Spice Station. This stop is a must. Walk down a wooden pathway to a veritable secret garden: an outdoor courtyard with a babbling fountain, vine-covered trellis, hanging lanterns and wooden benches. Enter the intimate tea room, where Spice Station houses its signature blends and rare teas from across the globe. Or head into the station proper—an aromatic room stocked floor to ceiling with colorful jars containing more than 250 different spices, plus an extensive array of dish-specific blends (such as Poseidon’s Catch, great on white fish). You could (and can) spend hours here, unscrewing jars, sniffing and tasting, or creating blends of your own. For inventive vegan fare, cross the street to Flore, a hipster haven with specialties like Tempeh Tu-no Salad ($9.95) and Eastsider Tacos ($9.95) made with seitan, cashew cheese and cilantro cream. Another fresh option is Forage, a restaurant that sources all of its ingredients locally—and we mean really locally: Forage exchanges produce from backyard farmers for free meals, and gives grants to help urban farmers obtain state certification as approved food sources for markets and restaurants. The ever-changing seasonal menu reflects the surprising amount of farmers we have quietly tending gardens in our metropolitan midst. If quick and greasy is what you’re after, Tacos Delta is a colorful little stand on the corner of Lucile and Sunset, serving up chilaquiles, enchiladas and of course, fresh tacos. Get them to-go or enjoy them at the stand’s backyard seating area. In the mood for a postprandial drink? If it’s cheap beer and good tequila you’re after, grab a stool at El Chavito, a somewhat divey bar attached to the so-so El Chavo Mexican restaurant on Sunset. The atmosphere is festive, the drinks are strong and there’s a patio outside for al fresco debauchery. But if you’d rather be served by a mixologist than a bartender, make your way to Bar Stella. This new addition to Junction mainstay Cafe Stella has a pretty outdoor patio and a slightly-shabby-but-mostly-chic interior with a subtle exotic bird theme. The lighting is just right, the drinks are expertly made and the crowd is surprisingly non-douchey. Karaoke fans should head to the Smog Cutter; the bartenders treat patrons like crap, but that’s part of the fun at this cash-only dive. (And what else would you expect from a bar that Charles Bukowski used to frequent?) If you want to see a show, you’ve got a few options. The historic, single screen Vista Theater plays movies on actual film reels (not digital) and boasts giant Art Deco light fixtures, kitschy Egyptian-themed wall details and a manager who dresses up for every opening (think: Willy Wonka for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Down the street, the historic El Cid hosts an hour-long flamenco showcase every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, with an authentic Spanish dinner included ($35). For live music, head to The Satellite on Silver Lake Boulevard (bonus: free on Mondays). Formerly known as Spaceland, the venue’s first-ever show featured local hero Beck, and the caliber of artists who play there has been pretty solid ever since. If the dance floor gets too mosh-y, head upstairs to play a game of pool or coerce the ancient photo booth into spitting out some fuzzy black & white pictures of you and your friends.
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Silver Lake
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Sunset Junction is a stroll-able strip of restaurants, vegan cafes, clothing and shoe stores, including the cocktail supply store Bar Keeper and an authentically musty army surplus store. The Sunset Junction area has some of the best boutiques in the neighborhood. If you’re looking to adopt a high-end hipster street style, check out Mohawk General Store for handcrafted homewares, leather goods and a small but well-curated selection of clothing and shoes. Indulge your inner lush at Barkeeper, a shop fully dedicated to, keeping a well-stocked bar. In addition to top-shelf and rare liquors, you’ll find vintage glassware, libation accessories (think: themed swivel sticks, oversized ice cube trays, a colorful array of cocktail guides) and a massive offering of bitters—tasting encouraged. The goods here are solid, but the service is notoriously crotchety. Across the street, look for an ivy-covered alleyway with a sign for the Spice Station. This stop is a must. Walk down a wooden pathway to a veritable secret garden: an outdoor courtyard with a babbling fountain, vine-covered trellis, hanging lanterns and wooden benches. Enter the intimate tea room, where Spice Station houses its signature blends and rare teas from across the globe. Or head into the station proper—an aromatic room stocked floor to ceiling with colorful jars containing more than 250 different spices, plus an extensive array of dish-specific blends (such as Poseidon’s Catch, great on white fish). You could (and can) spend hours here, unscrewing jars, sniffing and tasting, or creating blends of your own. For inventive vegan fare, cross the street to Flore, a hipster haven with specialties like Tempeh Tu-no Salad ($9.95) and Eastsider Tacos ($9.95) made with seitan, cashew cheese and cilantro cream. Another fresh option is Forage, a restaurant that sources all of its ingredients locally—and we mean really locally: Forage exchanges produce from backyard farmers for free meals, and gives grants to help urban farmers obtain state certification as approved food sources for markets and restaurants. The ever-changing seasonal menu reflects the surprising amount of farmers we have quietly tending gardens in our metropolitan midst. If quick and greasy is what you’re after, Tacos Delta is a colorful little stand on the corner of Lucile and Sunset, serving up chilaquiles, enchiladas and of course, fresh tacos. Get them to-go or enjoy them at the stand’s backyard seating area. In the mood for a postprandial drink? If it’s cheap beer and good tequila you’re after, grab a stool at El Chavito, a somewhat divey bar attached to the so-so El Chavo Mexican restaurant on Sunset. The atmosphere is festive, the drinks are strong and there’s a patio outside for al fresco debauchery. But if you’d rather be served by a mixologist than a bartender, make your way to Bar Stella. This new addition to Junction mainstay Cafe Stella has a pretty outdoor patio and a slightly-shabby-but-mostly-chic interior with a subtle exotic bird theme. The lighting is just right, the drinks are expertly made and the crowd is surprisingly non-douchey. Karaoke fans should head to the Smog Cutter; the bartenders treat patrons like crap, but that’s part of the fun at this cash-only dive. (And what else would you expect from a bar that Charles Bukowski used to frequent?) If you want to see a show, you’ve got a few options. The historic, single screen Vista Theater plays movies on actual film reels (not digital) and boasts giant Art Deco light fixtures, kitschy Egyptian-themed wall details and a manager who dresses up for every opening (think: Willy Wonka for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Down the street, the historic El Cid hosts an hour-long flamenco showcase every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, with an authentic Spanish dinner included ($35). For live music, head to The Satellite on Silver Lake Boulevard (bonus: free on Mondays). Formerly known as Spaceland, the venue’s first-ever show featured local hero Beck, and the caliber of artists who play there has been pretty solid ever since. If the dance floor gets too mosh-y, head upstairs to play a game of pool or coerce the ancient photo booth into spitting out some fuzzy black & white pictures of you and your friends.
The Silver Lake Reservoir is a two-mile stroll around the water. It affords great views of the bungalows—and a couple of Richard Neutra houses—tucked into the Silver Lake Hills. Neutra and his family actually lived in the house he built at 2300 Silver Lake Blvd, open Saturdays for 30-minute tours led by Cal Poly Pomona architecture students. ($10. Tours are by appointment only, email: sarah@neutra-vdl.org.) The Reservoir is also home to The Meadow, a soft, grassy knoll overlooking the water where visitors can lounge, picnic, or play a game of frisbee or bocce. Note: no pups allowed.
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Silver Lake Reservoir
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The Silver Lake Reservoir is a two-mile stroll around the water. It affords great views of the bungalows—and a couple of Richard Neutra houses—tucked into the Silver Lake Hills. Neutra and his family actually lived in the house he built at 2300 Silver Lake Blvd, open Saturdays for 30-minute tours led by Cal Poly Pomona architecture students. ($10. Tours are by appointment only, email: sarah@neutra-vdl.org.) The Reservoir is also home to The Meadow, a soft, grassy knoll overlooking the water where visitors can lounge, picnic, or play a game of frisbee or bocce. Note: no pups allowed.
Entertainment & Activities
Pacific Park, Santa Monica - a carnival style amusement park located on the Santa Monica Pier. A Ferris wheel offers spectacular views of the Santa Monica Bay, the Pacific ocean, Santa Monica, Ocean Park and Venice Beach. There are carnival games, a roller coaster and other rides.
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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
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Pacific Park, Santa Monica - a carnival style amusement park located on the Santa Monica Pier. A Ferris wheel offers spectacular views of the Santa Monica Bay, the Pacific ocean, Santa Monica, Ocean Park and Venice Beach. There are carnival games, a roller coaster and other rides.
Universal Studios Hollywood - The world-famous movie studio and theme park featuring movie studios, tours, attractions, rides, restaurants and more. The movie studio tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at special effects and movie-making techniques. The rides and attractions are based on major movies that have been produced by Universal Studios. Universal CityWalk - Popular with both visitors and locals, Universal CityWalk is a busy area located between the parking areas and the theme park, where guests can enjoy a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities and even take in a movie or two. You'll find a number of popular eating establishments here, such as The Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Buca de Beppo, Tony Roma's Ribs, and the Wolfgang Puck Cafe. You'll even find brand-name stores like Skechers, Quiksilver, Hot Topic, Guess, Fossil, Billabong, and Abercrombie and Fitch.
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Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
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Universal Studios Hollywood - The world-famous movie studio and theme park featuring movie studios, tours, attractions, rides, restaurants and more. The movie studio tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at special effects and movie-making techniques. The rides and attractions are based on major movies that have been produced by Universal Studios. Universal CityWalk - Popular with both visitors and locals, Universal CityWalk is a busy area located between the parking areas and the theme park, where guests can enjoy a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities and even take in a movie or two. You'll find a number of popular eating establishments here, such as The Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Buca de Beppo, Tony Roma's Ribs, and the Wolfgang Puck Cafe. You'll even find brand-name stores like Skechers, Quiksilver, Hot Topic, Guess, Fossil, Billabong, and Abercrombie and Fitch.
Local neighborhood movie theater.
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Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
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Local neighborhood movie theater.
Drinks & Nightlife
The Sunset Strip The section of Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive and Fairfax Avenue is famous for clubs and nightlife entertainment. Most clubs open in the late afternoon or early evening, and they all have a minimum age limit so check the details for each venue. Many rock and punk bands got their first big break at legendary West Hollywood nightclubs such as the Rainbow Bar & Grill, Whisky a Go Go and the Roxy. The Doors, Van Halen and Guns n' Roses. Who knows, you could see the next big act, when they were still struggling on the Sunset Strip! Rainbow Bar & Grill - 9015 Sunset Blvd. Whisky a Go Go - 8901 W. Sunset Blvd. The Roxy - 9009 W. Sunset Blvd. Viper Room - 8852 W. Sunset Blvd. Comedy Clubs on the Sunset Strip Some of the top names in comedy movies and TV began their career at nightclubs on the Sunset Strip that feature comedy acts. Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Howie Mandel, Whoopi Goldberg and many more comics have graced the stage of Hollywood clubs before they became worldwide sensations. Laugh Factory Comedy Club - 8001 Sunset Blvd. The Comedy Store - 8433 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood's RockWalk at the Guitar Center - an outdoor monument to some of rock music's most influential figures. Their handprints and memorabilia are on display in the large entryway of the Guitar Center store. This is not as large as the courtyard at the Chinese Theatre, but it's interesting in a similar way, especially if you are interested in music legends like AC/DC, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Frank Zappa, Johnny Cash, KISS, The Ramones and almost 200 more. If you are a guitar aficionado, you'll probably enjoy looking around inside The Guitar Center, which holds an impressive array of guitars and musical instruments. There is also a Sam Ash music store across the street.
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Sunset Strip
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The Sunset Strip The section of Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive and Fairfax Avenue is famous for clubs and nightlife entertainment. Most clubs open in the late afternoon or early evening, and they all have a minimum age limit so check the details for each venue. Many rock and punk bands got their first big break at legendary West Hollywood nightclubs such as the Rainbow Bar & Grill, Whisky a Go Go and the Roxy. The Doors, Van Halen and Guns n' Roses. Who knows, you could see the next big act, when they were still struggling on the Sunset Strip! Rainbow Bar & Grill - 9015 Sunset Blvd. Whisky a Go Go - 8901 W. Sunset Blvd. The Roxy - 9009 W. Sunset Blvd. Viper Room - 8852 W. Sunset Blvd. Comedy Clubs on the Sunset Strip Some of the top names in comedy movies and TV began their career at nightclubs on the Sunset Strip that feature comedy acts. Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Howie Mandel, Whoopi Goldberg and many more comics have graced the stage of Hollywood clubs before they became worldwide sensations. Laugh Factory Comedy Club - 8001 Sunset Blvd. The Comedy Store - 8433 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood's RockWalk at the Guitar Center - an outdoor monument to some of rock music's most influential figures. Their handprints and memorabilia are on display in the large entryway of the Guitar Center store. This is not as large as the courtyard at the Chinese Theatre, but it's interesting in a similar way, especially if you are interested in music legends like AC/DC, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Frank Zappa, Johnny Cash, KISS, The Ramones and almost 200 more. If you are a guitar aficionado, you'll probably enjoy looking around inside The Guitar Center, which holds an impressive array of guitars and musical instruments. There is also a Sam Ash music store across the street.
West Hollywood - LGBT Nowhere else will you find such an authentically gay-friendly atmosphere and so much cosmopolitan excitement packed into just 1.9 square miles. Located in the heart of great Los Angeles, more than 40% of West Hollywood’s population identifies as LGBT. Visitors are assured a safe, welcoming urban environment that was built on the needs and interests of the community. For gay visitors, there’s a lot to love about West Hollywood, including one of the world’s most thriving gay nightlife scenes, sleek designer hotels, and easy access to LA’s countless cultural and sightseeing landmarks. While there’s something exciting happening here year-round, the LA Pride festival in June and Halloween street party in October both draw hundreds of thousands of revelers, making them great times to visit. If nightlife is your thing, Santa Monica Boulevard is where it’s all happening, with hot spots ranging from pulsing dance clubs to friendly neighborhood bars. The Abbey, Here Lounge, Revolver, Fiesta Cantina, Flaming Saddles, Gym Sports Bar, Micky’s and Rage are just a few of the bars and clubs that make the west side popular, while Gold Coast, Fubar and Hamburger Mary’s beckon visitors east. If you’re looking for an alternative to the clubs, West Hollywood is full of great restaurants, indulgent spas, sensational shopping, outstanding art galleries and gay-frequented coffee shops. Don’t miss the West Hollywood Design District, home to more than 300 art galleries, fashion boutiques, interior design showrooms, and outdoor cafes with awesome people watching. You might even run into Brad Pitt or Ellen DeGeneres shopping for new home furnishings. The Abbey, 692 N Robertson Blvd., is annually voted one of the world’s best gay bars. That explains the long lines on the weekends to get into this once humble coffee house that now boasts four full bars and sits on about five times the amount of real estate it originally occupied. The drinks at this West Hollywood stalwart are notoriously strong (they should be at $12 to $14 per) and the upscale, Gothic-meets-the-Mediterranean indoor/outdoor spaces, plentiful cabanas and hunky bartenders are all aesthetically satisfying to be sure. If there’s a downside to The Abbey it is actually its success. Not so very long ago, it was the nucleus of gay life in West Hollywood, but as its popularity has grown, increasingly the crowd (particularly at night) seems to be made up of tourists and a hodgepodge of bar flies in which West Hollywood locals no longer feature as prominently as they once did. To its credit though, the Abbey banned ‘Hen Nights’ and bachelorette parties in early 2012, which helped to shore up its gay street cred among some of the faithful who felt it had overextended itself in its efforts to be hetero-friendly. All that said, make no mistake, The Abbey is the granddaddy of gay bars in Los Angeles and as such it still rules the roost. Other bars and clubs come and go, but, bitch and moan as some may, every gay in West Hollywood still worships at the altar of The Abbey from time to time. Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille, 8288 Santa Monica Blvd., is not your typical restaurant, Hamburger Mary's caters to the gay community that is predominant in the area, although there is typically a broad mix of patrons including families and couples. There are regular events such as bingo, a "drag" race, comedy and more.
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West Hollywood
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West Hollywood - LGBT Nowhere else will you find such an authentically gay-friendly atmosphere and so much cosmopolitan excitement packed into just 1.9 square miles. Located in the heart of great Los Angeles, more than 40% of West Hollywood’s population identifies as LGBT. Visitors are assured a safe, welcoming urban environment that was built on the needs and interests of the community. For gay visitors, there’s a lot to love about West Hollywood, including one of the world’s most thriving gay nightlife scenes, sleek designer hotels, and easy access to LA’s countless cultural and sightseeing landmarks. While there’s something exciting happening here year-round, the LA Pride festival in June and Halloween street party in October both draw hundreds of thousands of revelers, making them great times to visit. If nightlife is your thing, Santa Monica Boulevard is where it’s all happening, with hot spots ranging from pulsing dance clubs to friendly neighborhood bars. The Abbey, Here Lounge, Revolver, Fiesta Cantina, Flaming Saddles, Gym Sports Bar, Micky’s and Rage are just a few of the bars and clubs that make the west side popular, while Gold Coast, Fubar and Hamburger Mary’s beckon visitors east. If you’re looking for an alternative to the clubs, West Hollywood is full of great restaurants, indulgent spas, sensational shopping, outstanding art galleries and gay-frequented coffee shops. Don’t miss the West Hollywood Design District, home to more than 300 art galleries, fashion boutiques, interior design showrooms, and outdoor cafes with awesome people watching. You might even run into Brad Pitt or Ellen DeGeneres shopping for new home furnishings. The Abbey, 692 N Robertson Blvd., is annually voted one of the world’s best gay bars. That explains the long lines on the weekends to get into this once humble coffee house that now boasts four full bars and sits on about five times the amount of real estate it originally occupied. The drinks at this West Hollywood stalwart are notoriously strong (they should be at $12 to $14 per) and the upscale, Gothic-meets-the-Mediterranean indoor/outdoor spaces, plentiful cabanas and hunky bartenders are all aesthetically satisfying to be sure. If there’s a downside to The Abbey it is actually its success. Not so very long ago, it was the nucleus of gay life in West Hollywood, but as its popularity has grown, increasingly the crowd (particularly at night) seems to be made up of tourists and a hodgepodge of bar flies in which West Hollywood locals no longer feature as prominently as they once did. To its credit though, the Abbey banned ‘Hen Nights’ and bachelorette parties in early 2012, which helped to shore up its gay street cred among some of the faithful who felt it had overextended itself in its efforts to be hetero-friendly. All that said, make no mistake, The Abbey is the granddaddy of gay bars in Los Angeles and as such it still rules the roost. Other bars and clubs come and go, but, bitch and moan as some may, every gay in West Hollywood still worships at the altar of The Abbey from time to time. Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille, 8288 Santa Monica Blvd., is not your typical restaurant, Hamburger Mary's caters to the gay community that is predominant in the area, although there is typically a broad mix of patrons including families and couples. There are regular events such as bingo, a "drag" race, comedy and more.
John Anson Ford Amphitheater is nestled in the Hollywood Hills is a 1200-seat outdoor theatre set against a backdrop of cypresses and chapparel. It is relatively intimate in that no patron is more than 96 feet away from the stage. Music, dance, film, theatre and family events are presented during our summer season; June - October. The Ford Amphitheatre summer season is a program of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
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John Anson Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East
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John Anson Ford Amphitheater is nestled in the Hollywood Hills is a 1200-seat outdoor theatre set against a backdrop of cypresses and chapparel. It is relatively intimate in that no patron is more than 96 feet away from the stage. Music, dance, film, theatre and family events are presented during our summer season; June - October. The Ford Amphitheatre summer season is a program of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater located in the Hollywood, California. The Hollywood Bowl is known for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches that graced the site from 1929 through 2003, before being replaced with a somewhat larger one beginning in the 2004 season. The shell is set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills and the famous Hollywood Sign to the Northeast. The "bowl" refers to the shape of the concave hillside the amphitheater is carved into. The bowl is owned by the County of Los Angeles and is the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the host of hundreds of musical events each year.
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Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
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The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater located in the Hollywood, California. The Hollywood Bowl is known for its band shell, a distinctive set of concentric arches that graced the site from 1929 through 2003, before being replaced with a somewhat larger one beginning in the 2004 season. The shell is set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills and the famous Hollywood Sign to the Northeast. The "bowl" refers to the shape of the concave hillside the amphitheater is carved into. The bowl is owned by the County of Los Angeles and is the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the host of hundreds of musical events each year.
Greek Theatre is a 5,870-seat music venue located at Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1929, opening on September 29 of that year. The Greek Theatre is owned by the city of Los Angeles, and is operated by SMG. Designed by architect Samuel Tilden Norton, the theatre stage is modeled after a Greek temple.
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The Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Avenue
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Greek Theatre is a 5,870-seat music venue located at Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1929, opening on September 29 of that year. The Greek Theatre is owned by the city of Los Angeles, and is operated by SMG. Designed by architect Samuel Tilden Norton, the theatre stage is modeled after a Greek temple.
Jazz Dinner Club "Our main priority is to please our diverse clientele by bringing the best jazz talent to Hollywood and continue to do so far for many years to come" said club owner Catalina Popescu. This supper club, with its Old World charm provides a warm and inviting environment for its guest, while enjoying a superb meal and great live jazz. Catalina Bar & Grill has certainly lived up to its slogan "Nothing But The Best In Jazz" by presenting a veritable Who's Who of jazz legends such as Dizzie Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Ray Brown, Joe Williams, Max Roach, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter,Tony Williams, Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Scott and many more.
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Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 Sunset Boulevard
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Jazz Dinner Club "Our main priority is to please our diverse clientele by bringing the best jazz talent to Hollywood and continue to do so far for many years to come" said club owner Catalina Popescu. This supper club, with its Old World charm provides a warm and inviting environment for its guest, while enjoying a superb meal and great live jazz. Catalina Bar & Grill has certainly lived up to its slogan "Nothing But The Best In Jazz" by presenting a veritable Who's Who of jazz legends such as Dizzie Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Ray Brown, Joe Williams, Max Roach, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter,Tony Williams, Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Michael Brecker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Scott and many more.
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Echoplex
1154 Glendale Boulevard
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The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd
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The most famous... and very fun gay club in LA!
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The Abbey
692 N Robertson Blvd
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The most famous... and very fun gay club in LA!
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Edendale Restaurant and Bar
2838 Rowena Avenue
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Barbrix
2442 Hyperion Avenue
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Hyperion Public
2538 Hyperion Ave
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Arts & Culture
The Los Angeles LGBT Center traces its roots to 1969 when the founders of the organization first began providing client services. Today the Center's more than 450 employees and 3,000 volunteers provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world. Our passion, vision and drive have made us an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world in which everyone can be healthy, equal and complete members of society. www.lalgbtcenter.org
Los Angeles LGBT Center
1625 Schrader Blvd
The Los Angeles LGBT Center traces its roots to 1969 when the founders of the organization first began providing client services. Today the Center's more than 450 employees and 3,000 volunteers provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world. Our passion, vision and drive have made us an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world in which everyone can be healthy, equal and complete members of society. www.lalgbtcenter.org
The Pantages Theater has a history as grand and diverse as the stage and screen fare which audiences have flocked to enjoy there for half a century. These days it's one of Los Angeles' leading homes of legitimate theatre (the five highest-grossing weeks in L.A.'s theatrical history were all shows at the Pantages) and a favorite 'location' for tv shows, movies and music videos.
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Hollywood Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Boulevard
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The Pantages Theater has a history as grand and diverse as the stage and screen fare which audiences have flocked to enjoy there for half a century. These days it's one of Los Angeles' leading homes of legitimate theatre (the five highest-grossing weeks in L.A.'s theatrical history were all shows at the Pantages) and a favorite 'location' for tv shows, movies and music videos.
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. To fulfill this mission, the Museum continues to build its collections through purchase and gifts, and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts that engage our diverse local and international audiences. All of these activities are enhanced by the uniquely evocative architectural and garden settings provided by the Museum's two renowned venues: the Getty Villa and the Getty Center. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography from its beginnings to the present, gathered internationally.
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The Getty
1200 Getty Center Drive
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The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of outstanding quality and historical importance. To fulfill this mission, the Museum continues to build its collections through purchase and gifts, and develops programs of exhibitions, publications, scholarly research, public education, and the performing arts that engage our diverse local and international audiences. All of these activities are enhanced by the uniquely evocative architectural and garden settings provided by the Museum's two renowned venues: the Getty Villa and the Getty Center. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography from its beginnings to the present, gathered internationally.
The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu opened on January 28, 2006, after the completion of a major renovation project. As a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, the Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum's extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.
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The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
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The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu opened on January 28, 2006, after the completion of a major renovation project. As a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, the Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum's extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.
While LACMA's collections have long been the most impressive in the city, the 20-acre complex of buildings in which they've been housed has been quite the reverse. A bewildering jumble of architectural styles blighted further still by abysmally poor signage, they never really did the artworks justice. At last, though, things have improved. Funding difficulties and public outrage forced the museum to abandon Rem Koolhaas's original plans to rebuild almost the entire complex from scratch in 2002. However, Renzo Piano's subsequent blueprint for a less dramatic and less expensive redevelopment of the museum did get the go-ahead. The aptly named Transformation is still a work in progress, but the museum is already a lot more visitor-friendly (attendance increased from 600,000 in 2005 to nearly 1,000,000 in 2011). It all starts with the entrance: the BP Grand Entrance Pavilion gives the museum a proper focal point. The entrance includes the installation of Chris Burden's Urban Light, a piece made up of 202 cast-iron street lamps gathered from around LA, restored to working order.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
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While LACMA's collections have long been the most impressive in the city, the 20-acre complex of buildings in which they've been housed has been quite the reverse. A bewildering jumble of architectural styles blighted further still by abysmally poor signage, they never really did the artworks justice. At last, though, things have improved. Funding difficulties and public outrage forced the museum to abandon Rem Koolhaas's original plans to rebuild almost the entire complex from scratch in 2002. However, Renzo Piano's subsequent blueprint for a less dramatic and less expensive redevelopment of the museum did get the go-ahead. The aptly named Transformation is still a work in progress, but the museum is already a lot more visitor-friendly (attendance increased from 600,000 in 2005 to nearly 1,000,000 in 2011). It all starts with the entrance: the BP Grand Entrance Pavilion gives the museum a proper focal point. The entrance includes the installation of Chris Burden's Urban Light, a piece made up of 202 cast-iron street lamps gathered from around LA, restored to working order.
LA's newest contemporary art museum, the Broad, is the public home for Eli and Edythe Broad's collection of 2,000 post-war works. The free museum, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, has added yet another cultural anchor to Grand Avenue, joining the ranks of Walt Disney Concert Hall, REDCAT and MOCA. The museum is an exciting addition to LA's roster of institutions, though it's not perfect. Its vault and veil design appears much more opqaque and heavier than it should, though the even, subdued light in the third floor galleries is pleasant. Its collection relies on relatively safe selections and high-priced gallery prizes. That said, visitors will definitely appreciate its encyclopedic survey of contemporary, complete with a handful of spectacle pieces. Inside, the building is full of memorable characteristics: the long escalator shaft to the third floor, a window into the collection storage and an open floor gift shop dubbed the Shop. Outside, the museum's plaza features a lovely olive tree grove that sits in from of Otium, the museum's signature restaurant from French Laundry alum Timothy Hollingsworth. The Broad opened with an inaugural exhibition featuring Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and more rockstars of the 20th century—plus a whole lot of Jeff Koons. Standout installations include Ragnar Kjartansson's beautiful nine-screen video piece "The Visitors" and an endless field of LEDs in Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrored Room."
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The Broad
221 South Grand Avenue
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LA's newest contemporary art museum, the Broad, is the public home for Eli and Edythe Broad's collection of 2,000 post-war works. The free museum, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, has added yet another cultural anchor to Grand Avenue, joining the ranks of Walt Disney Concert Hall, REDCAT and MOCA. The museum is an exciting addition to LA's roster of institutions, though it's not perfect. Its vault and veil design appears much more opqaque and heavier than it should, though the even, subdued light in the third floor galleries is pleasant. Its collection relies on relatively safe selections and high-priced gallery prizes. That said, visitors will definitely appreciate its encyclopedic survey of contemporary, complete with a handful of spectacle pieces. Inside, the building is full of memorable characteristics: the long escalator shaft to the third floor, a window into the collection storage and an open floor gift shop dubbed the Shop. Outside, the museum's plaza features a lovely olive tree grove that sits in from of Otium, the museum's signature restaurant from French Laundry alum Timothy Hollingsworth. The Broad opened with an inaugural exhibition featuring Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and more rockstars of the 20th century—plus a whole lot of Jeff Koons. Standout installations include Ragnar Kjartansson's beautiful nine-screen video piece "The Visitors" and an endless field of LEDs in Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrored Room."
The NHM's original Beaux Arts structure was the first museum building in Los Angeles, opening with Exposition Park itself back in 1913. Its massive collection spans more than 35 million objects and specimens (not all of them are on display at any one time), making it second in size only to the Smithsonian's. It's an immense place, so it's well worth planning your visit. Those with only a little time to spare should head directly to the truly dazzling collections in the Gem & Mineral Hall, where the exhibits include a 4,644-carat topaz, a 2,200-carat opal sphere and a quartz crystal ball which, with a diameter of 10.9 in and a weight of 65lb, is one of the biggest on earth. A six-year, $135-million program of renovations wrapped up in 2013, including the addition of 108,000 square feet of indoor space. The Otis Booth Pavilion now welcomes visitors into the museum from the north with a six-story light-filled glass entrance, featuring a stunning, 63-foot-long fin whale skeleton. Twelve new galleries and five exhibits have opened, including "Becoming L.A.: Stories of Nature and Culture," which examines the Los Angeles region's history from Native Americans to the Catholic missions, the Industrial Revolution and the World Wars, to the present day. Outdoors, the Nature Gardens features 3.5-acre urban wilderness with a pond, dry creek bed, beautiful landscaping and other features that attract local critters. The Nature Lab features interactive multimedia and live animal habitats, telling the stories of LA's wild residents. The wonderful skylight that crowns the museum's rotunda has already been restored to beautiful effect, and an Age of Mammals exhibit, opened in July 2010, was soon joined by a new 14,000-square-foot dinosaur hall. An outdoor wilderness exhibit is in the works as well. Other highlights include three old-school diorama halls; the effectively creepy and dauntingly crawly Insect Zoo; and the Visible Vault, easily the most interesting of the anthropological exhibits. The website also has details of special events; among them is the First Friday program held on the first Friday night of the month, which features tours, lectures, music from hipster-friendly acts such as the Mountain Goats and even DJs.
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)
900 West Exposition Boulevard
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The NHM's original Beaux Arts structure was the first museum building in Los Angeles, opening with Exposition Park itself back in 1913. Its massive collection spans more than 35 million objects and specimens (not all of them are on display at any one time), making it second in size only to the Smithsonian's. It's an immense place, so it's well worth planning your visit. Those with only a little time to spare should head directly to the truly dazzling collections in the Gem & Mineral Hall, where the exhibits include a 4,644-carat topaz, a 2,200-carat opal sphere and a quartz crystal ball which, with a diameter of 10.9 in and a weight of 65lb, is one of the biggest on earth. A six-year, $135-million program of renovations wrapped up in 2013, including the addition of 108,000 square feet of indoor space. The Otis Booth Pavilion now welcomes visitors into the museum from the north with a six-story light-filled glass entrance, featuring a stunning, 63-foot-long fin whale skeleton. Twelve new galleries and five exhibits have opened, including "Becoming L.A.: Stories of Nature and Culture," which examines the Los Angeles region's history from Native Americans to the Catholic missions, the Industrial Revolution and the World Wars, to the present day. Outdoors, the Nature Gardens features 3.5-acre urban wilderness with a pond, dry creek bed, beautiful landscaping and other features that attract local critters. The Nature Lab features interactive multimedia and live animal habitats, telling the stories of LA's wild residents. The wonderful skylight that crowns the museum's rotunda has already been restored to beautiful effect, and an Age of Mammals exhibit, opened in July 2010, was soon joined by a new 14,000-square-foot dinosaur hall. An outdoor wilderness exhibit is in the works as well. Other highlights include three old-school diorama halls; the effectively creepy and dauntingly crawly Insect Zoo; and the Visible Vault, easily the most interesting of the anthropological exhibits. The website also has details of special events; among them is the First Friday program held on the first Friday night of the month, which features tours, lectures, music from hipster-friendly acts such as the Mountain Goats and even DJs.
A fusion of two longstanding prior facilities, the California Science Center opened in 1998 in a bright, airy building directly in front of the Rose Garden in Exposition Park. The undisputed standout here is also the museum's most recent acquisition: Endeavour. The final ship to be built in NASA's space shuttle program, Endeavour inspires a reach for the stars ambition unlike any other exhibit in the city. And its story is distinctly rooted in LA: Endeavour was built in Palmdale and, almost 123 million miles later, rolled along our streets to its permanent resting place in the museum. Elsewhere in the museum, permanent exhibit galleries—World of Life, Creative World, and the SKETCH Foundation Gallery featuring air and space exhibits—explore life sciences, human innovation and powered flight, albeit with a decidedly '90s flair. The Ecosystems wing tackles science with a hands-on look at Earth's biomes, from polar extremes to life in our own backyard. The many touch-friendly exhibits cater almost exclusively to kids; childless adults will likely find the bulk of the museum too crowded, chaotic and, well, boring. Other exhibit highlights include the Kelp Tank, populated with 1,500 live fish, kelp and other marine life; the ever-popular High-Wire Bicycle, which allows the brave and the trusting to ride a bike along a one-inch wire some 43 feet above the ground in order to demonstrate the power of gravity; Tess, the 50-foot body simulator and star of the Body Works show; and actual space capsules from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo-Soyuz missions. Further entertainment is provided by a roster of temporary exhibits and an IMAX cinema, screening the usual array of dazzling, quasi-educational, nature-slanted films. Entrance to the museum's permanent exhibits is free, which might explain why the main attraction on the ground floor is an enormous shop.
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California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr
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A fusion of two longstanding prior facilities, the California Science Center opened in 1998 in a bright, airy building directly in front of the Rose Garden in Exposition Park. The undisputed standout here is also the museum's most recent acquisition: Endeavour. The final ship to be built in NASA's space shuttle program, Endeavour inspires a reach for the stars ambition unlike any other exhibit in the city. And its story is distinctly rooted in LA: Endeavour was built in Palmdale and, almost 123 million miles later, rolled along our streets to its permanent resting place in the museum. Elsewhere in the museum, permanent exhibit galleries—World of Life, Creative World, and the SKETCH Foundation Gallery featuring air and space exhibits—explore life sciences, human innovation and powered flight, albeit with a decidedly '90s flair. The Ecosystems wing tackles science with a hands-on look at Earth's biomes, from polar extremes to life in our own backyard. The many touch-friendly exhibits cater almost exclusively to kids; childless adults will likely find the bulk of the museum too crowded, chaotic and, well, boring. Other exhibit highlights include the Kelp Tank, populated with 1,500 live fish, kelp and other marine life; the ever-popular High-Wire Bicycle, which allows the brave and the trusting to ride a bike along a one-inch wire some 43 feet above the ground in order to demonstrate the power of gravity; Tess, the 50-foot body simulator and star of the Body Works show; and actual space capsules from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo-Soyuz missions. Further entertainment is provided by a roster of temporary exhibits and an IMAX cinema, screening the usual array of dazzling, quasi-educational, nature-slanted films. Entrance to the museum's permanent exhibits is free, which might explain why the main attraction on the ground floor is an enormous shop.
The Norton Simon's Gehry-helmed makeover in the late 1990s raised the museum's profile. But it also helped it expand the range of its collection, giving it more space and creating a calm, simple environment in which to display it. And this is a beautifully designed museum, its collection sympathetically mounted and immaculately captioned. The museum is still best known for its impressive collection of Old Masters, notably pieces by 17th-century Dutch painters such as Rembrandt (a particularly rakish self-portrait), Brueghel and Frans Hals. The French impressionists are represented by, among others, Monet, Manet and Renoir. Other valuable holdings include a generous array of Degas' underappreciated ballerina bronzes, some excellent modern works — including a haunting Modigliani portrait of his wife, some Diego Rivera paintings, plenty of works by the so-called Blue Four (Feininger, Jawlensky, Klee and Kandinsky), and large collections of European prints, Far Eastern art and Buddhist artifacts. After you've checked out the temporary shows, head into the excellent sculpture garden. All told, a terrific museum.
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Norton Simon Museum
411 West Colorado Boulevard
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The Norton Simon's Gehry-helmed makeover in the late 1990s raised the museum's profile. But it also helped it expand the range of its collection, giving it more space and creating a calm, simple environment in which to display it. And this is a beautifully designed museum, its collection sympathetically mounted and immaculately captioned. The museum is still best known for its impressive collection of Old Masters, notably pieces by 17th-century Dutch painters such as Rembrandt (a particularly rakish self-portrait), Brueghel and Frans Hals. The French impressionists are represented by, among others, Monet, Manet and Renoir. Other valuable holdings include a generous array of Degas' underappreciated ballerina bronzes, some excellent modern works — including a haunting Modigliani portrait of his wife, some Diego Rivera paintings, plenty of works by the so-called Blue Four (Feininger, Jawlensky, Klee and Kandinsky), and large collections of European prints, Far Eastern art and Buddhist artifacts. After you've checked out the temporary shows, head into the excellent sculpture garden. All told, a terrific museum.
Parks & Nature
Griffith Park offers numerous family attractions, an assortment of educational and cultural institutions, and miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, and provides visitors an ideal environment for enjoyable recreation activities. Bicycle Rental 4730 Crystal Springs Dr. (Ranger Station Parking Lot) Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 662-6573 Merry-Go-RoundPark Center Griffith Park (323) 665-3051 Travel Town 5200 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 662-5874 L.A. Live Steamers 5200 Zoo Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 661-8598 Pony Rides Corner Los Feliz/Riverside Dr. (323) 664-3266 Griffith Park Southern RailroadCorner Los Feliz/Riverside Dr. (800) 438-1297 L.A. Equestrian Center 480 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA (323) 840-9063 Autry National Center 4700 Western Heritage Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 (323) 667-2000 Trail Map of Griffith Park is available from the Ranger Station and Visitor Center, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 323-913-4688 With over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness area in the United States. Situated in the eastern Santa Monica Mountain range, the Park’s elevations range from 384 to 1,625 feet above see level. With an arid climate, the Park’s plant communities vary from coastal sage scrub, oak and walnut woodlands to riparian vegetation with trees in the Park’s deep canyons. The California native plants represented in Griffith Park include the California species of oak, walnut, lilac, mountain mahagony, sages, toyon, and sumac. Present, in small quantities, are the threatened species of manzanita and berberis. Over the years recreational attractions have been developed throughout the Park, however an amazingly large portion of the Park remains virtually unchanged from the days Native American villages occupied the area's lower slopes.
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Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
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Griffith Park offers numerous family attractions, an assortment of educational and cultural institutions, and miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, and provides visitors an ideal environment for enjoyable recreation activities. Bicycle Rental 4730 Crystal Springs Dr. (Ranger Station Parking Lot) Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 662-6573 Merry-Go-RoundPark Center Griffith Park (323) 665-3051 Travel Town 5200 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 662-5874 L.A. Live Steamers 5200 Zoo Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 661-8598 Pony Rides Corner Los Feliz/Riverside Dr. (323) 664-3266 Griffith Park Southern RailroadCorner Los Feliz/Riverside Dr. (800) 438-1297 L.A. Equestrian Center 480 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA (323) 840-9063 Autry National Center 4700 Western Heritage Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 (323) 667-2000 Trail Map of Griffith Park is available from the Ranger Station and Visitor Center, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 323-913-4688 With over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness area in the United States. Situated in the eastern Santa Monica Mountain range, the Park’s elevations range from 384 to 1,625 feet above see level. With an arid climate, the Park’s plant communities vary from coastal sage scrub, oak and walnut woodlands to riparian vegetation with trees in the Park’s deep canyons. The California native plants represented in Griffith Park include the California species of oak, walnut, lilac, mountain mahagony, sages, toyon, and sumac. Present, in small quantities, are the threatened species of manzanita and berberis. Over the years recreational attractions have been developed throughout the Park, however an amazingly large portion of the Park remains virtually unchanged from the days Native American villages occupied the area's lower slopes.
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Runyon Canyon Park
2000 N Fuller Ave
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Food Scene
It's kind of a Silver Lake Scene with great coffee!
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Intelligentsia Coffee Silver Lake Coffeebar
3922 Sunset Boulevard
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It's kind of a Silver Lake Scene with great coffee!
Lamill's is a short walk. Lovely place to people watch! Not my favorite coffee, though.
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LAMILL COFFEE Boutique
1636 Silver Lake Boulevard
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Lamill's is a short walk. Lovely place to people watch! Not my favorite coffee, though.
Great Vietnamese food
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Gingergrass Silverlake
2396 Glendale Boulevard
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Great Vietnamese food
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Cafe Stella
3932 Sunset Blvd
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Great ambiance and food / cool bar.
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Cliff's Edge
3626 Sunset Blvd
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Great ambiance and food / cool bar.
Saturday from 8am - 2pm / Tuesday 2 - 8pm / Great local fruit, veggies, flowers, cheeses, breads, preserves / vendors with jewelry and clothes... Live music on Tuesday afternoons!
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Silver Lake Farmers Market
3700 Sunset Boulevard
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Saturday from 8am - 2pm / Tuesday 2 - 8pm / Great local fruit, veggies, flowers, cheeses, breads, preserves / vendors with jewelry and clothes... Live music on Tuesday afternoons!
New and great! The best jam in town! Hot spot for brunch and toast.
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Sqirl Does Breakfast For Dinner With Kellogg's Sept 21ST – Sept 23RD
720 N Virgil Ave
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New and great! The best jam in town! Hot spot for brunch and toast.
Coffee shop with great bakery items.
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Bon Vivant Market & Café
3155 Glendale Boulevard
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Coffee shop with great bakery items.
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Flore Vegan
3818 Sunset Boulevard
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Coffee shop and bakery... great bakery!
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The Village Bakery and Cafe
3119 Los Feliz Boulevard
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Coffee shop and bakery... great bakery!
Great breakfast spot
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Millie's Cafe
3524 Sunset Boulevard
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Great breakfast spot
Good Italian
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Il Capriccio
1757 North Vermont Avenue
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Good Italian
Located on the beach in Santa Monica, Catch offers Mediterranean-oriented cuisine that guests can enjoy while taking in beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.
Catch
1910 Ocean Way
Located on the beach in Santa Monica, Catch offers Mediterranean-oriented cuisine that guests can enjoy while taking in beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.
This romantic Malibu restaurant is known for its spectacular views of the coastline as well as its Sunday brunch, which features challah French toast and crab cakes Benedict.
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Geoffrey's
27400 Pacific Coast Highway
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This romantic Malibu restaurant is known for its spectacular views of the coastline as well as its Sunday brunch, which features challah French toast and crab cakes Benedict.
Love this place!
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Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar
7360 Beverly Blvd
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Love this place!
L.A. Prime’s 35th-floor perch among the skyscrapers of downtown L.A. makes it a good place to enjoy a fine dining experience along with outstanding views of the city.
LA Prime
404 S Figueroa St
L.A. Prime’s 35th-floor perch among the skyscrapers of downtown L.A. makes it a good place to enjoy a fine dining experience along with outstanding views of the city.
Sitting a couple of blocks from the beach and perched on the eighteenth floor of the Huntley Santa Monica Beach, this restaurant treats guests to stylish California cuisine with a casual touch.
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The Penthouse
1111 2nd St
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Sitting a couple of blocks from the beach and perched on the eighteenth floor of the Huntley Santa Monica Beach, this restaurant treats guests to stylish California cuisine with a casual touch.
Great bar with views... restaurant a bit pricey. Situated on a downtown L.A. rooftop, Perch offers bird’s-eye views for miles along with a menu that is heavy on casual French bistro classics like mussels in saffron broth and savory truffle fries.
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Perch
448 S Hill St
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Great bar with views... restaurant a bit pricey. Situated on a downtown L.A. rooftop, Perch offers bird’s-eye views for miles along with a menu that is heavy on casual French bistro classics like mussels in saffron broth and savory truffle fries.
Very good food. Be sure to make a reservation. From a vantage point that offers splendid views of the Pacific Ocean (including gorgeous sunsets), The Restaurant at the Getty Center serves up contemporary cuisine with an elegant touch.
Restaurant at The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr
Very good food. Be sure to make a reservation. From a vantage point that offers splendid views of the Pacific Ocean (including gorgeous sunsets), The Restaurant at the Getty Center serves up contemporary cuisine with an elegant touch.
Spicy - Thai
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Night + Market Song
3322 Sunset Blvd
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Spicy - Thai
Highly recommended / great bar and wonderful food with an ever changing menu of small, medium, and large plates.
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Mohawk Bend
2141 Sunset Blvd
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Highly recommended / great bar and wonderful food with an ever changing menu of small, medium, and large plates.
Located in Griffith Park. Great sandwiches and cookies!
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The Trails Cafe
2333 Fern Dell Drive
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Located in Griffith Park. Great sandwiches and cookies!
Yummmmm
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Pazzo Gelato
3827 W Sunset Blvd # D
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Yummmmm
Have a seat in the backyard and have coffee with the locals.
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Cafecito Organico
534 North Hoover Street
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Have a seat in the backyard and have coffee with the locals.
Delicious and organic
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Forage
3823 Sunset Boulevard
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Delicious and organic
Casual neighborhood spot.
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Sage Plant Based Bistro and Brewery Echo Park
1700 Sunset Blvd
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Casual neighborhood spot.
Delicious Vietnamese
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Blossom
4019 Sunset Boulevard
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Delicious Vietnamese
Organic, locally sourced, Mediterranean style vegetarian dishes.
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Elf Cafe
2135 Sunset Boulevard
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Organic, locally sourced, Mediterranean style vegetarian dishes.
Fun local crowd and always good Mexican food!
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Casita Del Campo
1920 Hyperion Avenue
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Fun local crowd and always good Mexican food!
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Sawyer
3709 Sunset Blvd
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Moby, the music-mogul-turned-restaurateur, vegan restaurant is 100% organic, and in Moby's words "effortless vegan."
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Little Pine
2870 Rowena Ave
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Moby, the music-mogul-turned-restaurateur, vegan restaurant is 100% organic, and in Moby's words "effortless vegan."
Italian
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Alimento
1710 Silver Lake Boulevard
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Italian
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Yakuza Sushi
1700 Silver Lake Boulevard
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Shopping
If you like to shop!
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Mohawk General Store
4011 Sunset Boulevard
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If you like to shop!
Gift shopping, housewares, etc.
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Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Clover
2756 Rowena Avenue
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Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Gift shopping, housewares, etc.