Guidebook for Los Angeles

Jonathan & Sophie
Jonathan & Sophie
Guidebook for Los Angeles

Arts & Culture

It's a blast!
Universal Studios
It's a blast!
Great museum and interesting building. Always worth checking out their permanent collection.
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Музей мистецтв округу Лос-Анджелес
5905 Wilshire Blvd
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Great museum and interesting building. Always worth checking out their permanent collection.
Hands-down winner of best art museum in LA. Amazing permanent collection and beautiful garden. Pasadena is also well-worth a visit.
Norton Simon Museum
411 W Colorado Blvd
Hands-down winner of best art museum in LA. Amazing permanent collection and beautiful garden. Pasadena is also well-worth a visit.
There's nothing like seeing a concert here; al fresco with a picnic and a glass of wine, watching the butterflies and listening to incredible music, comedy, you name it.
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Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave
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There's nothing like seeing a concert here; al fresco with a picnic and a glass of wine, watching the butterflies and listening to incredible music, comedy, you name it.
This is a little oasis and a nice place to spend an afternoon. Social Network, The Prestige, Witches of Eastwick, Death Becomes Her and X-Men were all filmed here, and there are many more.
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Greystone Mansion
905 Loma Vista Drive
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This is a little oasis and a nice place to spend an afternoon. Social Network, The Prestige, Witches of Eastwick, Death Becomes Her and X-Men were all filmed here, and there are many more.
The LA Phil has rehearsals that you can attend for free during the summer months both at the Hollywood Bowl ( 20 minute walk from our place) and the Walt Disney Concert hall.
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
151 South Grand Avenue
The LA Phil has rehearsals that you can attend for free during the summer months both at the Hollywood Bowl ( 20 minute walk from our place) and the Walt Disney Concert hall.
Frank Gehry designed this building and it's worth a visit just to see it and the beautiful roof-top garden. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is also opposite.
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Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
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Frank Gehry designed this building and it's worth a visit just to see it and the beautiful roof-top garden. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is also opposite.
This is the best place to see films - great sound & picture quality and comfy seating. Also has a good restaurant attached if you want to make an evening of it.
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Umami Burger
1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard
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This is the best place to see films - great sound & picture quality and comfy seating. Also has a good restaurant attached if you want to make an evening of it.

Food Scene

Standard American breakfast fare, family-run (by very nice people) and has been around since 1976. Really popular. Good for staples like pancakes and maple syrup etc.
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Good Neighbor Restaurant
3701 Cahuenga Boulevard
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Standard American breakfast fare, family-run (by very nice people) and has been around since 1976. Really popular. Good for staples like pancakes and maple syrup etc.
Inexpensive Mexican food, eat-in or take-away.
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Poquito Mas
3701 Cahuenga Blvd
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Inexpensive Mexican food, eat-in or take-away.
Freshly-made burgers and fries, from a family-run California operation.
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In-N-Out Burger
3640 Cahuenga Boulevard
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Freshly-made burgers and fries, from a family-run California operation.
Amazing sushi. Go with a full wallet.
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Sushi Katsu-Ya Studio City
11680 Ventura Boulevard
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Amazing sushi. Go with a full wallet.
Freshly-made burgers. On a par with In N Out Burger. Very casual (think 'gritty') and good for take-away.
Fatburger
14402 Ventura Boulevard
Freshly-made burgers. On a par with In N Out Burger. Very casual (think 'gritty') and good for take-away.
Good, reasonably priced Thai food close by.
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Gala Thai
3353 Barham Boulevard
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Good, reasonably priced Thai food close by.
Very good gelato and sorbetto as well as excellent coffee, its founder is Gail Silverton, sister to La Brea Bakery and Mozza founder Nancy Silverton. Tujunga village is small and eclectic.
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Gelato Bar & Espresso Cafe
4342 Tujunga Avenue
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Very good gelato and sorbetto as well as excellent coffee, its founder is Gail Silverton, sister to La Brea Bakery and Mozza founder Nancy Silverton. Tujunga village is small and eclectic.
Founder Nancy Silverton's Pizzeria Mozza and the more formal ( and heavily booked) Osteria Mozza are famous for authentic Italian antipasti, salads and phenomenal pizza.
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Pizzeria Mozza
641 North Highland Avenue
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Founder Nancy Silverton's Pizzeria Mozza and the more formal ( and heavily booked) Osteria Mozza are famous for authentic Italian antipasti, salads and phenomenal pizza.
Artisanal bakery: expensive and a bit of a 'scene' but worth a visit.
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La Brea Bakery Cafe
468 South La Brea Avenue
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Artisanal bakery: expensive and a bit of a 'scene' but worth a visit.
This is the best place for burgers. It is a diner experience: not fancy, but fun. You 'build your own burger' and the meat is locally sourced. They also have a gluten-free menu.
The Counter Custom Burgers Studio City
12117 Ventura Boulevard
This is the best place for burgers. It is a diner experience: not fancy, but fun. You 'build your own burger' and the meat is locally sourced. They also have a gluten-free menu.
Greek food in a nice village atmosphere in Larchmont. The classic Greek dishes are done very well: hummus, spanakopita, lemon potatoes and saganaki etc. Lots of other restaurants around too.
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Le Petit Greek
127 North Larchmont Boulevard
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Greek food in a nice village atmosphere in Larchmont. The classic Greek dishes are done very well: hummus, spanakopita, lemon potatoes and saganaki etc. Lots of other restaurants around too.
A very good place for breakfast - the food is consistently good; beautiful sourdough breads and delicious pastries.
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Le Pain Quotidien
13045 Ventura Boulevard
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A very good place for breakfast - the food is consistently good; beautiful sourdough breads and delicious pastries.
The big sister of Le Petit Greek in Larchmont.
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The Great Greek
13362 Ventura Boulevard
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The big sister of Le Petit Greek in Larchmont.
There are lots of things to do here; it has been around since 1934, and has lots of original features as well as lots of different food options. Monsieur Marcel is good, though pricey.
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The Original Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street
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There are lots of things to do here; it has been around since 1934, and has lots of original features as well as lots of different food options. Monsieur Marcel is good, though pricey.
Simple, locally sourced French cuisine at very reasonable prices. Remember to book as it's very small.
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Papilles
6221 Franklin Avenue
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Simple, locally sourced French cuisine at very reasonable prices. Remember to book as it's very small.

Drinks & Nightlife

Great sandwiches, good burgers and interesting beers. Gets crowded on the weekends and has a noisy, fun vibe.
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Laurel Tavern
11938 Ventura Boulevard
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Great sandwiches, good burgers and interesting beers. Gets crowded on the weekends and has a noisy, fun vibe.
Best Martinis in town and the oldest bar in Hollywood.
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Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd
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Best Martinis in town and the oldest bar in Hollywood.

Sightseeing

This is a great way of seeing LA from on high and has some moderate hikes and some harder ones if you're feeling strong!
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Runyon Canyon Park
2000 N Fuller Ave
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This is a great way of seeing LA from on high and has some moderate hikes and some harder ones if you're feeling strong!
This is many parks in one: Fryman Loop is great but the Tree People is even better with a wonderful amphitheatre that's open during the summer.
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Fryman Canyon Park
8401 Mulholland Drive
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This is many parks in one: Fryman Loop is great but the Tree People is even better with a wonderful amphitheatre that's open during the summer.
It's very nearby and 'when in Rome' as they say. It's not a hugely attractive area, but you are also near the Kodak Theatre where the Oscars takes place.
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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
6255 Sunset Boulevard
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It's very nearby and 'when in Rome' as they say. It's not a hugely attractive area, but you are also near the Kodak Theatre where the Oscars takes place.
Really nice cycling and (gentle) walking area, although if you're feeling strong there is an hour-long uphill hike to the Hollywood Sign from Cahuenga Peak.
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Hollywood Reservoir
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Really nice cycling and (gentle) walking area, although if you're feeling strong there is an hour-long uphill hike to the Hollywood Sign from Cahuenga Peak.
It's a really impressive building with great views. Interesting photographic exhibitions as well as occasional temporary art collections.
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Центр Гетті
1200 Getty Center Drive
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It's a really impressive building with great views. Interesting photographic exhibitions as well as occasional temporary art collections.
Even if you're not interested in astronomy, this is pretty impressive, and the views can be breathtaking. Set in the huge Griffith Park, it's good to come up here when the sun is setting.
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Обсерваторія Гриффіта
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Even if you're not interested in astronomy, this is pretty impressive, and the views can be breathtaking. Set in the huge Griffith Park, it's good to come up here when the sun is setting.

Essentials

Good for local, seasonal produce and a great place for people watching. Operates on Sunday morning from 8am-1pm.
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Hollywood Farmers’ Market
1600 Ivar Ave
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Good for local, seasonal produce and a great place for people watching. Operates on Sunday morning from 8am-1pm.
A good, local farmers' market (8am-2pm), great for kids and a good starting point for some shopping on Ventura Blvd.
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Studio City Farmers Market
2052 Ventura Place
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A good, local farmers' market (8am-2pm), great for kids and a good starting point for some shopping on Ventura Blvd.