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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.
Museum
“Fun place to take the family. Go to the museum and then have a picnic in the garden. Bring a blanket and listen to live music on the weeks! Jazz in the park is always my favorite. Look online to see the schedule and what events they have going on.”
  • 317 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Farmers Market
“Sitting south of West Hollywood is one of LA's most beloved landmarks: The Original Farmers Market. Founded in 1934, this cream-colored facility reels in both residents and tourists with the promise of fresh produce and the aroma of ready-to-eat snacks. You can visit throughout the week, although hours vary depending on the day. Entry is free, but you'll want to have some cash on hand should any of the treats whet your appetite. Complimentary parking (when a ticket is validated at the market) is also provided for up to 90 minutes of parking at the market's two lots. For a more contemporary shopping experience, head to The Grove. This massive commercial and entertainment complex sits adjacent to The Original Farmers Market. Here, you'll find a long list of your favorite shopping haunts, as well as a variety of dining venues, a movie theater and plenty of special events.”
  • 446 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Café
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“An exquisite example of an ancient Roman villa, the building and the grounds are gorgeous with views out over the Pacific Ocean. It is filled with numerous ancient Greek and Roman pieces, as well as artwork from other eras. Seeing a Roman villa with the full-color frescos and stonework is a treat. Get a free timed ticket in advance on their website. Parking is paid.”
  • 327 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Abbott Kinney built Venice and this street was named after him in the 1980's is full of High end shopping stores. ”
  • 505 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Beautiful beach with hippie vibes! Rent a bike at Jay's Bike Rentals or simply walk around Venice Boardwalk and shop for fun LA souvenirs! This is the ideal place to catch the sunrise or sunset!”
  • 314 locals recommend
  • 15 Experiences
French Restaurant
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“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
Park
“Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The park covers 4,310 acres of land, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America”
  • 357 locals recommend
  • 28 Experiences
Recreation Center
“Take a walk on the beach, ride the Ferris wheel, or try your hand at carnival style games. ”
  • 305 locals recommend
  • 13 Experiences
Market
“Try to avoid the lunch hour rush as the wait times are not as long. Very large number of vendors to eat and choose from.”
  • 344 locals recommend
  • 10 Experiences
Jewellery Store
“where so many movies where shoot and have the most luxury vibe, must check.”
  • 306 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Italian Restaurant
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“I highly recommend their pizzas and pastas! Afterwards, take a look at macaroon heaven! ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Aquarium
“This is probably one the top 5 aquariums in the US and it is located in a nice sightseeing area. You can take the Aqua Link to the Queen Mary from there. ”
  • 246 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Must see for architect lovers and great music venues. Check their calendar, if you are lucky you'll catch a show that interests you here. The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. ”
  • 263 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Canal
“This place is a must-visit! It's a great spot for photos and you can rent a canoe and ride around the canals. This is a very calm, quiet place with beautiful views! Tip: It's walking distance to many restaurants and to the Venice Pier! ”
  • 282 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“The ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The Americana at Brand in Glendale. Your Shopping & Entertainment Resort®”
  • 277 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Come catch one of LA’s world famous sports franchises or see a concert or your favorite artist!”
  • 212 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience