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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Observatory
“The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935, in accordance with the will of Griffith J. Griffith, the benefactor after whom the observatory is named. ”
  • 1681 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Art Museum
“If you've the pictures with people posing with hundreds of vintage street lights, this is where it was taken. ”
  • 1055 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences
Shopping Centre
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“It's a beautiful place to come check out, with many good stores and good places to snack on and eat, including the famed Cheesecake factory. Some of my favorites are the candy store, the trolley, and the farmers market!”
  • 1134 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This is a must-visit if you’ve never been. The Harry Potter World is crazy! Buy tickets ahead of time online and make sure to get there early to give yourself enough time to see everything.”
  • 833 locals recommend
Park
“Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon Park is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop the canyon, you can glimpse views of the San Fernando Valley and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Hollywood Sign and Giffith Observatory. The park also boasts several hiking trails and is a popular spot for celebrities to exercise. Travelers say that the canyon is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with several old mansions and estates scattered throughout the park – keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail. ”
  • 1023 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences
Shopping Plaza
“Outdoor shopping scene. It has everything. A nice walk, crowded on the weekends.”
  • 793 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It's a really nice place to come to and see. Don't forget to also walk around it on the outside, there's many beautiful flowers and sections for photography as well.”
  • 501 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Free! Just pay for parking. Majestic hilltop buildings, the art is Ok, the traveling collections can be great, but the real attraction is the space and gardens themselves. Must not miss!”
  • 815 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“i have seen excellent performances. From clasical phillarmonic to popular singers and bands”
  • 556 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops, high-tech arcade, roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel and other rides, famous 1922 indoor merry-go-round and fantastic views of the bay and the mountains. This place is legendary , even in our so called winter this place is busy with people and musicians everywhere. There are beach tours, bike rentals, and electric scooters for cruising (lime and bird). Download the apps.”
  • 747 locals recommend
  • 31 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“elite shopping , stores, food courts, and beautiful people. Amazing restaurants also exist on the premises! ”
  • 377 locals recommend
Landmark
“Great place to see the famous Walk of Fame of every star who has graced Hollywood. Enjoy exploring and learning more about the world's most famous sidewalk and the celebrities it honors! ”
  • 326 locals recommend
  • 39 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“Only steps from where you’re standing right now. This famous shopping center is right in the middle of bustling Hollywood Blvd. and right near TCL Chinese Theatre and steps from the Walk of Fame. ”
  • 401 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Lots of crazy stuff here, but I recommend you rent bikes (or a segway) and roll along the bike path. It's an experience.”
  • 397 locals recommend
  • 44 Experiences
Baseball Stadium
“Historic stadium and a must visit for all baseball fans. Team store open every day and tours available. ”
  • 257 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Everything here is delicious...this place is so cool they don't even put their name on the outside...the takeout next door is great too! ”
  • 508 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Everything here is delicious...this place is so cool they don't even put their name on the outside...the takeout next door is great too! ”
  • 508 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Rooftop bar with amazing views of the city. It gets very crowded at night so order a happy hour drink and take the elevator up to the roof to take in the view”
  • 347 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“I highly recommend their pizzas and pastas! Afterwards, take a look at macaroon heaven! ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Favorite plant-based restaurant on the coast. This place has mouth-watering dishes that are 100% vegan, but you wouldn't be able to tell. ”
  • 258 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great spot to see and be seen. Indoor, outdoor. Be ready for expensive drinks and gorgeous people -- twentysomething and up. Ping pong, pool, twinkling lights above! Check out 800 degree pizza at the end of the night.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“In-n-out is also walking distance from us and is a must-try if its your first time in LA for that iconic burger!”
  • 152 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Cocktails & shared plates are served at this lively gay lounge with outdoor terraces & dance floor. Address: 692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069”
  • 231 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Great restaurant and bar. Best cocktails in the area and amazing food. Crowd is typically full of interesting writers and other industry creative types. ”
  • 282 locals recommend

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