Guidebook for Los Angeles

Melanie
Guidebook for Los Angeles

Food Scene

Authentic French cuisine...even the waiters are snooty. Just like France!
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Taix French Restaurant
1911 Sunset Boulevard
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Authentic French cuisine...even the waiters are snooty. Just like France!
Budget Friendly and VERY casual. Affordable Mexican/American cuisine. Drive thru or order at the counter inside... long line's before a Dodger's game. They have genuine menuodo if you have a hang-over
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Rick's Drive In & Out
2400 Fletcher Drive
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Budget Friendly and VERY casual. Affordable Mexican/American cuisine. Drive thru or order at the counter inside... long line's before a Dodger's game. They have genuine menuodo if you have a hang-over
Has Coffee Brewing classes. Check their schedule.
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Blue Bottle Coffee
1712 Sunset Blvd
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Has Coffee Brewing classes. Check their schedule.
Authentic coffee shop from the 40s and just a walk up Park Ave. Nachos are big enough for 2.
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Brite Spot
1918 Sunset Boulevard
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Authentic coffee shop from the 40s and just a walk up Park Ave. Nachos are big enough for 2.
Food and market.
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Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
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Food and market.
Friday Afternoon.
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Echo Park Farmers' Market
1146 Logan Street
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Friday Afternoon.
Best Fish Tacos in LA. Taco Tuesdays $1.99 per taco. Shrimp Tacos $2.99. Just a taco stand... no restrooms. No fuss. Only have wipes to clean your hands so wash up beforehand.
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El Siete Mares
3131 Sunset Boulevard
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Best Fish Tacos in LA. Taco Tuesdays $1.99 per taco. Shrimp Tacos $2.99. Just a taco stand... no restrooms. No fuss. Only have wipes to clean your hands so wash up beforehand.
Great Dim Sum. They come quickly with the carts and can be a little pushy. The Shrimp with candied walnuts is amazing. Great place for lunch and then explore LA's fading China town.
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Ocean Seafood Restaurant
750 N Hill St
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Great Dim Sum. They come quickly with the carts and can be a little pushy. The Shrimp with candied walnuts is amazing. Great place for lunch and then explore LA's fading China town.
This is a great late night noodle house. Open most nights until 3AM! Serving Japanese beer on tap and domestic. My favorite dish is the... Tenshin Men (Shrimp Omelette on Ramen with Gravy Soy Sauce Based Soup) Ask to add a 1/2 order of fried rice on the side for about $3. Goes great with a pint of Kirin or Sopporo.
Kouraku
314 East 2nd Street
This is a great late night noodle house. Open most nights until 3AM! Serving Japanese beer on tap and domestic. My favorite dish is the... Tenshin Men (Shrimp Omelette on Ramen with Gravy Soy Sauce Based Soup) Ask to add a 1/2 order of fried rice on the side for about $3. Goes great with a pint of Kirin or Sopporo.
Great Chinese Place. Pretty fast, but can be busy. Takes Cash only. Open until 9PM. Authentic and fushion.
HONG KONG BBQ RESTAURANT
803 North Broadway
Great Chinese Place. Pretty fast, but can be busy. Takes Cash only. Open until 9PM. Authentic and fushion.
Healthy restaurant within walking distant. Has gluten free and healthy vegan options. Vegans travel across town to eat at this gem. Can be a little noisy.
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Sage Plant Based Bistro and Brewery Echo Park
1700 Sunset Blvd
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Healthy restaurant within walking distant. Has gluten free and healthy vegan options. Vegans travel across town to eat at this gem. Can be a little noisy.
Deep dish pizza... count on 45 minutes.
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Masa of Echo Park Bakery & Cafe
1800 Sunset Boulevard
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Deep dish pizza... count on 45 minutes.
Cheap pizza to go and just past Sunset. $5 for a whole pizza. Can drive thru for Cheese or Pepperoni. They also have 2 liter soda for $3.
Little Caesars Pizza
1321 Echo Park Ave
Cheap pizza to go and just past Sunset. $5 for a whole pizza. Can drive thru for Cheese or Pepperoni. They also have 2 liter soda for $3.
This easy-to-miss storefront in the heart of Echo Park offers a New American menu that's classic with some quirky twists (think braised-beef pot pie), not unlike the neighborhood. The space is blockhouse modern, with painted brick walls and lots of candles.
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Ostrich Farm
1525 Sunset Boulevard
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This easy-to-miss storefront in the heart of Echo Park offers a New American menu that's classic with some quirky twists (think braised-beef pot pie), not unlike the neighborhood. The space is blockhouse modern, with painted brick walls and lots of candles.
Some like Rodeo better, but I like this quick Mexican flare that has burgers and delivers too. Rodeo has Margaritas and food is of higher quality. Weekday $2.99 Huevos Rancheros.
Happy Tom's Restaurant
1807 Sunset Boulevard
Some like Rodeo better, but I like this quick Mexican flare that has burgers and delivers too. Rodeo has Margaritas and food is of higher quality. Weekday $2.99 Huevos Rancheros.
Affordable Mexican fare. Rated very highly.
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Guisados
1261 Sunset Boulevard
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Affordable Mexican fare. Rated very highly.
No nonsense cafe at the bottom of the Citibank building. Great muffins and coffee. Yum.
Reggie's Deli & Cafe
1910 Sunset Boulevard
No nonsense cafe at the bottom of the Citibank building. Great muffins and coffee. Yum.
Not fancy. Burgers and more.
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Patra Burgers On Sunset
1524 Sunset Boulevard
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Not fancy. Burgers and more.
Coffee bar that is laptop friendly and quieter than most Starbucks.
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Woodcat Coffee Bar
1532 Sunset Boulevard
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Coffee bar that is laptop friendly and quieter than most Starbucks.

Sightseeing

A must if you love Harry Potter.
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Юніверсал студіос Голлівуд
100 Universal City Plaza
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A must if you love Harry Potter.
Celebrity Hand Prints and Hollywood Stars. This street can by busy. Also, consider seeing a movie at the El Capitan just down the street... sometimes they have short stage shows prior to the movie starting.
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TCL Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd
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Celebrity Hand Prints and Hollywood Stars. This street can by busy. Also, consider seeing a movie at the El Capitan just down the street... sometimes they have short stage shows prior to the movie starting.
Beverly Hills Baby! This hotel sign is featured in about every Beverly Hills Montage. To get a little of the Beverly Hills taste, stop by the bar... but avoid the dim coffee shop in the basement. Park on the side street for free.
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The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd
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Beverly Hills Baby! This hotel sign is featured in about every Beverly Hills Montage. To get a little of the Beverly Hills taste, stop by the bar... but avoid the dim coffee shop in the basement. Park on the side street for free.
Beverly Hills Trolley
Least busy and best bike path in all LA. Go North up the channel with the ocean and channel on both sides of you or south to Manhattan Beach and enjoy the Ocean Spray. Path Goes all the way to Redondo Beach. Go North to Malibu with some breaks in the path around Marina del Rey. Watch out for windy days as you will get sand blasted.
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Playa del Rey
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Least busy and best bike path in all LA. Go North up the channel with the ocean and channel on both sides of you or south to Manhattan Beach and enjoy the Ocean Spray. Path Goes all the way to Redondo Beach. Go North to Malibu with some breaks in the path around Marina del Rey. Watch out for windy days as you will get sand blasted.
Fun to see the architecture. Rockets flown into buildings over the top! Fun to see a movie there. Can get crazy on the weekends. Also, the fountains are fun on a hot day.
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Universal CityWalk
100 Universal City Plaza
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Fun to see the architecture. Rockets flown into buildings over the top! Fun to see a movie there. Can get crazy on the weekends. Also, the fountains are fun on a hot day.
Has many locations. Open to the public to pay your respects or visit the famously deceased.
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Forest Lawn
1712 South Glendale Avenue
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Has many locations. Open to the public to pay your respects or visit the famously deceased.

Parks & Nature

Paddle boating is $10 for adults and $5 for children. FREE fishing for kids on Sundays from 9-11AM. Fish bite on the earlier side. Their cafe has pretty tasty goods. Vendors in the park sell fresh fruit cups for $5. Watch for turtles.
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Echo Park Lake
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Paddle boating is $10 for adults and $5 for children. FREE fishing for kids on Sundays from 9-11AM. Fish bite on the earlier side. Their cafe has pretty tasty goods. Vendors in the park sell fresh fruit cups for $5. Watch for turtles.
Beautiful Park! Kind of pricey but also a museum. Great for book lovers. Pinky and Blue Boy are here. Be sure to check out the x-ray on Blue Boy to see the artist revisions. Plan ahead and make a reservation in the Rose Tea Garden. One of my favorite places to take my mother. All you can eat FORMAL British Tea.
Huntington gardens
1151 Oxford Rd
Beautiful Park! Kind of pricey but also a museum. Great for book lovers. Pinky and Blue Boy are here. Be sure to check out the x-ray on Blue Boy to see the artist revisions. Plan ahead and make a reservation in the Rose Tea Garden. One of my favorite places to take my mother. All you can eat FORMAL British Tea.
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Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Drive
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Entertainment & Activities

Several movies have been shot here including Rebel Without a Cause. Great for those who love the stars.
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Обсерваторія Гриффіта
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Several movies have been shot here including Rebel Without a Cause. Great for those who love the stars.
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LA Zoo
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Don't forget to see the Beach and walk along 3rd Street Promenade for great shopping. 3rd Street has fun street performers at night, but traffic can be a nightmare during rush hour.
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Santa Monica Boulevard
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Don't forget to see the Beach and walk along 3rd Street Promenade for great shopping. 3rd Street has fun street performers at night, but traffic can be a nightmare during rush hour.
If you come to LA, this is a must see "cultural experience." Kind of seedy and rougher on the weekends. Muscle Beach has been featured in so many movies and TV shows. Fun to rent a bike. BTW, if you want to see some hot beach babes you may want to drive to Manhattan or Huntington Beach.
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Венис Бич
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If you come to LA, this is a must see "cultural experience." Kind of seedy and rougher on the weekends. Muscle Beach has been featured in so many movies and TV shows. Fun to rent a bike. BTW, if you want to see some hot beach babes you may want to drive to Manhattan or Huntington Beach.
10 minute Hike to Batman Caves... Batman!!!
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Bronson Canyon / Caves
3200 Canyon Dr
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10 minute Hike to Batman Caves... Batman!!!
A bit of a drive, but if you are in LA once, it's a must! Two words. Fast Pass.
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Діснейленд
1313 Disneyland Drive
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A bit of a drive, but if you are in LA once, it's a must! Two words. Fast Pass.
Believe it or not, they show movies outdoors among the head stones. You can spread out a blanket out amoungst the headstones and catch a vintage flick. Located to Paramount Studios. Famous headstones. Joey Ramon is one of the latest additions. Check website for showings.
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
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Believe it or not, they show movies outdoors among the head stones. You can spread out a blanket out amoungst the headstones and catch a vintage flick. Located to Paramount Studios. Famous headstones. Joey Ramon is one of the latest additions. Check website for showings.
Self explanatory. Try the Dodger dogs.
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Dodger Stadium
1000 Vin Scully Ave
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Self explanatory. Try the Dodger dogs.
Explore trains and take mini train rides. Affordable and kid friendly. This used to be Walt Disney's personal train collection and partial inspiration for Disneyland.
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Travel Town Museum
5200 Zoo Dr
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Explore trains and take mini train rides. Affordable and kid friendly. This used to be Walt Disney's personal train collection and partial inspiration for Disneyland.
Fun for kids... some things can be a little gross so maybe check for age appropriate content for little ones.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not!
6780 Hollywood Boulevard
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Fun for kids... some things can be a little gross so maybe check for age appropriate content for little ones.
Call ahead to get tickets and only for those in the know. If you want a magic show this is the place to go. Close parlor tricks and general show. Sunday Brunch is fun, but a little pricey.
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Magic Castle Hotel
7025 Franklin Avenue
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Call ahead to get tickets and only for those in the know. If you want a magic show this is the place to go. Close parlor tricks and general show. Sunday Brunch is fun, but a little pricey.
Be up and personal with celebrities... or I should say the wax version.
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Hollywood Wax Museum®
6767 Hollywood Boulevard
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Be up and personal with celebrities... or I should say the wax version.

Shopping

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Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Boulevard
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Rodeo Drive baby! The iconic street where Pretty Woman gets snubbed then snubs. Walk into the stores and check out the jaw dropping prices and designer digs. Fan out your credit cards in front of Tiffany's for a fun pic. If you must buy something at Tiffany's the most affordable thing I have found is the key chain or money clip. Worth it for the bag and beautiful gift wrap.
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North Rodeo Drive
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Rodeo Drive baby! The iconic street where Pretty Woman gets snubbed then snubs. Walk into the stores and check out the jaw dropping prices and designer digs. Fan out your credit cards in front of Tiffany's for a fun pic. If you must buy something at Tiffany's the most affordable thing I have found is the key chain or money clip. Worth it for the bag and beautiful gift wrap.
Super close grocery store. Has a lot specialty food items, but no alcohol.
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Lassens Natural Food and Vitamins
1631 Sunset Boulevard
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Super close grocery store. Has a lot specialty food items, but no alcohol.
One of the best flea markets in the country. Check calendar for days.
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Rose Bowl Flea Market
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
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One of the best flea markets in the country. Check calendar for days.
Bookstore that is open late and sells beer and wine! I'm in heaven.
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Stories
1716 Sunset Blvd
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Bookstore that is open late and sells beer and wine! I'm in heaven.
Fun to stop by when walking on Sunset on your way to places. Sells novelty gag gifts that fund a non-profit for tutoring disadvantaged youth.
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826LA & The Echo Park Time Travel Mart
1714 Sunset Boulevard
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Fun to stop by when walking on Sunset on your way to places. Sells novelty gag gifts that fund a non-profit for tutoring disadvantaged youth.

Drinks & Nightlife

Fun, but now that I've had kids, I haven't been there in years.
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Echoplex
1154 Glendale Boulevard
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Fun, but now that I've had kids, I haven't been there in years.
Ok... it's not Napa but it's close.
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San Antonio Winery
737 Lamar Street
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Ok... it's not Napa but it's close.
Just and Uber ride away. You can take a picnic basket into the Hollywood bowl and alcohol too; EXCEPT for lease events (check website for details) when they will make you throw out any container. You can still buy wine at the event.
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Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
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Just and Uber ride away. You can take a picnic basket into the Hollywood bowl and alcohol too; EXCEPT for lease events (check website for details) when they will make you throw out any container. You can still buy wine at the event.
This slick spot for hipsters and sipsters features counters, booths and communal tables, with virtually every corner and wall lined with vintage arcade games, from Pac-Man to pinball.
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Button Mash
1391 Sunset Blvd
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This slick spot for hipsters and sipsters features counters, booths and communal tables, with virtually every corner and wall lined with vintage arcade games, from Pac-Man to pinball.
Mexican food and flaming margaritas.
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El Compadre
7408 Sunset Boulevard
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Mexican food and flaming margaritas.
Craft beer and European bites.
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The Semi-Tropic
1412 Glendale Blvd
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Craft beer and European bites.

Arts & Culture

Fun to see the animals caught in tar and time.
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Ранчо Ла-Брея
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
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Fun to see the animals caught in tar and time.
If you love cars, this is the place to go.
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Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
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If you love cars, this is the place to go.
The toilet on the wall is art... do not use. Fun to ride the escalators.
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The Museum of Contemporary Art
250 South Grand Avenue
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The toilet on the wall is art... do not use. Fun to ride the escalators.
House of Blues Studio
4431 Petit Ave
No need to go to Mexico. This is the birthplace of Los Angeles. Often has Mariachis. www. calleolvera.com for details.
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Olvera Street
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No need to go to Mexico. This is the birthplace of Los Angeles. Often has Mariachis. www. calleolvera.com for details.
Check theater for details.
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The Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont Avenue
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Check theater for details.
If you love Westerns, this is the place to go. Trigger is stuffed here. It has a gallery of Georgio O'Keefes.
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Autry Museum of the American West
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If you love Westerns, this is the place to go. Trigger is stuffed here. It has a gallery of Georgio O'Keefes.
One of the best museums in the world. A bit of a drive, but world class art.
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Центр Гетті
1200 Getty Center Drive
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One of the best museums in the world. A bit of a drive, but world class art.
Modern art at it's best.
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Музей мистецтв округу Лос-Анджелес
5905 Wilshire Blvd
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Modern art at it's best.