Guidebook for Los Angeles

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Guidebook for Los Angeles

Food Scene

Great Food Scene! Fresh juice drinks, EggSlut, or a great place to chill. I always find myself destroying the Chicken Pad See-Ew! Apparently Vegan Ramen is a thing as well, enjoy.
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Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
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Great Food Scene! Fresh juice drinks, EggSlut, or a great place to chill. I always find myself destroying the Chicken Pad See-Ew! Apparently Vegan Ramen is a thing as well, enjoy.
Take the Metro to the last stop in North Hollywood. Grab the Pecan Pie (it's a lb. of pecans with a side of pie). ALL OF THEIR PIES ARE DELICIOUS! Live music in the cafe for all of the script writers in Hollywood (and you). Thank me later...
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Republic Of Pie
11118 West Magnolia Boulevard
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Take the Metro to the last stop in North Hollywood. Grab the Pecan Pie (it's a lb. of pecans with a side of pie). ALL OF THEIR PIES ARE DELICIOUS! Live music in the cafe for all of the script writers in Hollywood (and you). Thank me later...
Metro - 10 minute ride. Uber $4.00 - Do what you have to do to get here. Unreal quality for a 24 hour spot. - Lobster Grilled Cheese - 'nuff said.
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L.A. Cafe
639 S Spring St
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Metro - 10 minute ride. Uber $4.00 - Do what you have to do to get here. Unreal quality for a 24 hour spot. - Lobster Grilled Cheese - 'nuff said.
Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch the food is great. Trendy bar...Crabs Benedict or the Turkey Wrap are Fresh.
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Home
1760 Hillhurst Ave
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Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch the food is great. Trendy bar...Crabs Benedict or the Turkey Wrap are Fresh.
Local East Hollywood Spot with fresh ingredients! Open late on the weekends. The "White Pizza" is solid!
Gracie's Pizza
4330 Melrose Ave
Local East Hollywood Spot with fresh ingredients! Open late on the weekends. The "White Pizza" is solid!
This is way more than a market or a shopping mall. There are many food stall and restaurants, gift shops, a few bars, several butcher shops, a French market, jewelry shops, pet stores, a toy store. Really fun to walk around or just drop in for a meal. You can get breakfast, lunch or dinner. Live music on the weekends.
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Sprouts Farmers Market
4175 Park Boulevard
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This is way more than a market or a shopping mall. There are many food stall and restaurants, gift shops, a few bars, several butcher shops, a French market, jewelry shops, pet stores, a toy store. Really fun to walk around or just drop in for a meal. You can get breakfast, lunch or dinner. Live music on the weekends.
Locally sourced vegan food and drinks served in a bright, spacious cafe with patio seating located on Rose Ave.
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Cafe Gratitude
512 Rose Ave
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Locally sourced vegan food and drinks served in a bright, spacious cafe with patio seating located on Rose Ave.
Well known eatery in LA that is first come first serve with outstanding food. The Building is a renovated historical building located downtown on 7th street.
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Bottega Louie
700 S Grand Ave
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Well known eatery in LA that is first come first serve with outstanding food. The Building is a renovated historical building located downtown on 7th street.
High-end coffee bar chain serving daily roasted brews in an industrial-chic setting." Probably the best coffee on the Blvd. Also one of the best iced mochas I've ever had. Love their Tumeric Iced tea and pastry selection.
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Intelligentsia Coffee Silver Lake Coffeebar
3922 Sunset Boulevard
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High-end coffee bar chain serving daily roasted brews in an industrial-chic setting." Probably the best coffee on the Blvd. Also one of the best iced mochas I've ever had. Love their Tumeric Iced tea and pastry selection.
Great old fashion burger joint that's easy on the wallet!
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In-N-Out Burger
7009 Sunset Boulevard
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Great old fashion burger joint that's easy on the wallet!
This place has a romantic, low key vibe with awesome wine, beer and food. It's a great spot for a casual night out with friends or a romantic date.
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L&E Oyster Bar
1637 Silver Lake Blvd
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This place has a romantic, low key vibe with awesome wine, beer and food. It's a great spot for a casual night out with friends or a romantic date.
This 77-year old landmark us a must-visit, LA original! This classic, guilty pleasure, in the Fairfax District has been attracting both locals and tourists for an eternity with its snappy, hot dogs named after celebrities.
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Pink's Hot Dogs
709 North La Brea Avenue
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This 77-year old landmark us a must-visit, LA original! This classic, guilty pleasure, in the Fairfax District has been attracting both locals and tourists for an eternity with its snappy, hot dogs named after celebrities.
Very good Italian inspired creative menu. Equally good if not better bar scene. This place is open until 2AM most nights and makes great cocktails and good memories!
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Scopa Italian Roots
2905 Washington Blvd
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Very good Italian inspired creative menu. Equally good if not better bar scene. This place is open until 2AM most nights and makes great cocktails and good memories!
This is a very special place. Also a gem that is well known but also kind of a surprise. You would never guess what was inside. It's like stepping into a jungle restaurant in Caribbean or in Bali or some place super lush and exotic. This place is a one-two-punch because the scenery/ambiance alone makes it a must, but then it also has top notch food. If you go for dinner, make sure to go a little early for oysters and cocktails. I would highly recommend a brunch, or make it a champaign brunch. You could hang here and enjoy for a long time.
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Cliff's Edge
3626 Sunset Blvd
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This is a very special place. Also a gem that is well known but also kind of a surprise. You would never guess what was inside. It's like stepping into a jungle restaurant in Caribbean or in Bali or some place super lush and exotic. This place is a one-two-punch because the scenery/ambiance alone makes it a must, but then it also has top notch food. If you go for dinner, make sure to go a little early for oysters and cocktails. I would highly recommend a brunch, or make it a champaign brunch. You could hang here and enjoy for a long time.
You'll smell it before you see it. Delicious local tacos with excellent flavor.
El Gran Burrito
4716 Santa Monica Boulevard
You'll smell it before you see it. Delicious local tacos with excellent flavor.

Drinks & Nightlife

Everything you love about "The Big Easy" New Orleans in a smaller package. Live music, dance floor, great food, and awesome drinks.
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Little Easy
216 West 5th Street
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Everything you love about "The Big Easy" New Orleans in a smaller package. Live music, dance floor, great food, and awesome drinks.
The Best View in the City! Have a drink or just go up to take panoramic views of Downtown LA!
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Perch
448 S Hill St
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The Best View in the City! Have a drink or just go up to take panoramic views of Downtown LA!
Don't be discouraged by the Yelp reviews here. They have great tex-mex, huge margaritas that are to die for (and cheap), and the patio feels like Austin without a food truck!
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El Tejano
11122 W Magnolia Blvd
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Don't be discouraged by the Yelp reviews here. They have great tex-mex, huge margaritas that are to die for (and cheap), and the patio feels like Austin without a food truck!
Located right on the world famous Venice Boardwalk they offer over 30 craft beers on tap as well local California wines and a full menu of organic and sustainable food.
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Venice Ale House
2 Rose Avenue
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Located right on the world famous Venice Boardwalk they offer over 30 craft beers on tap as well local California wines and a full menu of organic and sustainable food.
Real West hollywood hotspot, that used to be a Hardware store, now converted to in to one of LA's best Bars and restaurants. Young crowd and excellent food. Also now do brunch.
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Laurel Hardware
7984 Santa Monica Boulevard
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Real West hollywood hotspot, that used to be a Hardware store, now converted to in to one of LA's best Bars and restaurants. Young crowd and excellent food. Also now do brunch.
THE gay bar of LA for both men and women. Even if you're not gay, it's a fun bar to visit. It's always super packed and people here really let go and know how to have a good time!
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The Abbey
692 N Robertson Blvd
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THE gay bar of LA for both men and women. Even if you're not gay, it's a fun bar to visit. It's always super packed and people here really let go and know how to have a good time!
Stepping into The Bungalow at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel is like stepping into the coolest California house party you’ve ever seen. From the cozy décor to the ping pong tables and readily available board games, it’s easy to feel comfortable here. Stop in early to avoid a long line (before 8pm), grab a Bungalow Margarita or Lychee Gimlet and let the night unfold in front of you. The crowd here is young and very trendy.
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The Bungalow
101 Wilshire Boulevard
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Stepping into The Bungalow at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel is like stepping into the coolest California house party you’ve ever seen. From the cozy décor to the ping pong tables and readily available board games, it’s easy to feel comfortable here. Stop in early to avoid a long line (before 8pm), grab a Bungalow Margarita or Lychee Gimlet and let the night unfold in front of you. The crowd here is young and very trendy.
A retrofitted 100-year old Vaudeville theater, Mohawk Bend now is a place to enjoy good food, wine/spirits, or 72 CA craft beers on tap! Cool patio seating but my fav room is the skylight Ramona Room.
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Mohawk Bend
2141 Sunset Blvd
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A retrofitted 100-year old Vaudeville theater, Mohawk Bend now is a place to enjoy good food, wine/spirits, or 72 CA craft beers on tap! Cool patio seating but my fav room is the skylight Ramona Room.
Cool place to go hear music. Sometimes super famous people like the Rolling Stones pop in unannounced. Next door to Two Boots so you can get a slice before or after the show.
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The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd
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Cool place to go hear music. Sometimes super famous people like the Rolling Stones pop in unannounced. Next door to Two Boots so you can get a slice before or after the show.
Beer, wine, cocktails & gourmet pub grub in a counter-serve space with a hip, industrial vibe. 12 rotating beers on tap, an extensive wine list, and comfort-food favorites such as the pulled pork Cuban sandwich and truffle mac and cheese.
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The York
5018 York Blvd
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Beer, wine, cocktails & gourmet pub grub in a counter-serve space with a hip, industrial vibe. 12 rotating beers on tap, an extensive wine list, and comfort-food favorites such as the pulled pork Cuban sandwich and truffle mac and cheese.
This little whiskey bar, saloon, in the heart of Silverlake has good atmosphere for a date or a small group. Tasty whiskey concoctions, try their namesake.
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The Thirsty Crow
2939 Sunset Boulevard
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This little whiskey bar, saloon, in the heart of Silverlake has good atmosphere for a date or a small group. Tasty whiskey concoctions, try their namesake.
In 1979, after a dispute over club owners refusing to pay comedians, this now famous comedy club was opened in a building once owned by Groucho Marx. Richard Pryor was the first to perform there.
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Laugh Factory
8001 Sunset Boulevard
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In 1979, after a dispute over club owners refusing to pay comedians, this now famous comedy club was opened in a building once owned by Groucho Marx. Richard Pryor was the first to perform there.
The Brig: One of the oldest businesses on Abbot Kinney. Used to be a Hells Angels hangout but has mellowed into a popular local bar with a pretty awesome food trucks outside! What are you waiting for??
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The Brig
1515 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
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The Brig: One of the oldest businesses on Abbot Kinney. Used to be a Hells Angels hangout but has mellowed into a popular local bar with a pretty awesome food trucks outside! What are you waiting for??

Sightseeing

It's LA. It's the Beach. Win.
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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
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It's LA. It's the Beach. Win.
You get a 360 degrees view of LA. Popular tourist attraction, an excellent view of the Hollywood sign, and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Since the observatory opened in 1935, admission has been free, in accordance with Griffith's will. However, some planetary shows inside have a small added charge. Great photo opportunities. If you're looking for something last minute to get out and do in LA whether you're a tourist or local, definitely head here. You have an amazing view of LA and can hike to the Hollywood sign. The views at night are amazing with the city lights lighting up the night but definitely worth the trek up the mountain.
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Обсерваторія Гриффіта
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You get a 360 degrees view of LA. Popular tourist attraction, an excellent view of the Hollywood sign, and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Since the observatory opened in 1935, admission has been free, in accordance with Griffith's will. However, some planetary shows inside have a small added charge. Great photo opportunities. If you're looking for something last minute to get out and do in LA whether you're a tourist or local, definitely head here. You have an amazing view of LA and can hike to the Hollywood sign. The views at night are amazing with the city lights lighting up the night but definitely worth the trek up the mountain.
Abbott Kinney is one of Venice's most popular and well known streets. There are tons of great breakfast/brunch spots, as well as dinner spots. Plenty of art galleries, ice cream shops, boutiques, and craft cocktail bars. On the first Friday of every month, there is something called "first Friday" on Abbot Kinney. The street essentially shuts down for an eclectic mix of food trucks from all over LA county, as well as art gallery openings and street vendors.
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard
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Abbott Kinney is one of Venice's most popular and well known streets. There are tons of great breakfast/brunch spots, as well as dinner spots. Plenty of art galleries, ice cream shops, boutiques, and craft cocktail bars. On the first Friday of every month, there is something called "first Friday" on Abbot Kinney. The street essentially shuts down for an eclectic mix of food trucks from all over LA county, as well as art gallery openings and street vendors.
An amusement park on a pier! A super touristy, fun amusement park giant ferris wheel overlooking the ocean, rides for all ages, and amazing free summer concerts (Thursdays, July - Sept: checkout "Twilight Concerts" online). Another great activity is renting cruiser bikes (several rentals near Santa Monica Pier) and biking on the miles of concrete walkways in the sand along the beach. Keep in mind: super busy & more difficult parking on summer weekends.
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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
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An amusement park on a pier! A super touristy, fun amusement park giant ferris wheel overlooking the ocean, rides for all ages, and amazing free summer concerts (Thursdays, July - Sept: checkout "Twilight Concerts" online). Another great activity is renting cruiser bikes (several rentals near Santa Monica Pier) and biking on the miles of concrete walkways in the sand along the beach. Keep in mind: super busy & more difficult parking on summer weekends.
The world-famous Venice Boardwalk is not to be missed! Restaurants, street vendors, street performers, local bohemians... you will find it all on this iconic beach-side stroll, just a mile and half from the Loft House. On the west side of the “walk” are hundreds of street vendors and performers. You can see everything from break-dancing to broken glass walking. Mimes to musicians, jugglers to jesters and everything in between make up the human landscape. You can have your fortune read, get a temporary tattoo or have your name written on a grain of rice. If souvenirs is what you are after then the boardwalk is the place to go.
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Venice Beach Boardwalk
1800 Ocean Front Walk
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The world-famous Venice Boardwalk is not to be missed! Restaurants, street vendors, street performers, local bohemians... you will find it all on this iconic beach-side stroll, just a mile and half from the Loft House. On the west side of the “walk” are hundreds of street vendors and performers. You can see everything from break-dancing to broken glass walking. Mimes to musicians, jugglers to jesters and everything in between make up the human landscape. You can have your fortune read, get a temporary tattoo or have your name written on a grain of rice. If souvenirs is what you are after then the boardwalk is the place to go.
The Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east to west on Hollywood Boulevard from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue, plus a short segment of Marshfield Way that runs diagonally between Hollywood and La Brea; and 0.4 miles (0.7 km) north to south on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard. Over 10 million visitors visit The Walk of Fame every year. Hollywood is the a must place to visit :)
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Hollywood Walk of Fame
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The Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles (2.1 km) east to west on Hollywood Boulevard from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue, plus a short segment of Marshfield Way that runs diagonally between Hollywood and La Brea; and 0.4 miles (0.7 km) north to south on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard. Over 10 million visitors visit The Walk of Fame every year. Hollywood is the a must place to visit :)
Great getaway from the city in Sleepy Malibu - but don't let that fool you - great restaurant on the pier check out Malibu Farms - If you can find street parking its free - otherwise there are several lots between 10-20 parking
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Malibu Pier
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
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Great getaway from the city in Sleepy Malibu - but don't let that fool you - great restaurant on the pier check out Malibu Farms - If you can find street parking its free - otherwise there are several lots between 10-20 parking
Rodeo is the mecca of high fashion, exactly like the movies. Lots of places to eat and have hand-crafted cocktails. Beverly Hills Shopping From world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques, Beverly Hills offers a shoppers’ paradise located within a compact, easily walkable area known as the Golden Triangle. Experience world-famous Rodeo Drive where you'll find Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dior and Cartier. Discover the crown jewel in the heart of Beverly Hills, Two Rodeo Drive, with quaint cobblestone walkways leading you to the likes of Versace, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany. Blocks east of Rodeo, shop Beverly and Cañon Drives with local boutiques.
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Rodeo Drive
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Rodeo is the mecca of high fashion, exactly like the movies. Lots of places to eat and have hand-crafted cocktails. Beverly Hills Shopping From world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques, Beverly Hills offers a shoppers’ paradise located within a compact, easily walkable area known as the Golden Triangle. Experience world-famous Rodeo Drive where you'll find Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dior and Cartier. Discover the crown jewel in the heart of Beverly Hills, Two Rodeo Drive, with quaint cobblestone walkways leading you to the likes of Versace, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany. Blocks east of Rodeo, shop Beverly and Cañon Drives with local boutiques.
Melrose Avenue is one of L.A.’s most famous streets, featuring a myriad of shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. Melrose runs north of Beverly Boulevard and south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Along its "west end," Melrose Avenue is all about strolling and shopping. The street begins at Santa Monica Boulevard where the cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood meet, otherwise known as the intersection of posh and funky.
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Melrose Avenue
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Melrose Avenue is one of L.A.’s most famous streets, featuring a myriad of shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. Melrose runs north of Beverly Boulevard and south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Along its "west end," Melrose Avenue is all about strolling and shopping. The street begins at Santa Monica Boulevard where the cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood meet, otherwise known as the intersection of posh and funky.
The La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt (also called asphaltum, bitumen, pitch or tar—brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, the bones of animals that were trapped in the tar were preserved. The George C. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there. The La Brea Tar Pits is a registered National Natural Landmark.
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Ранчо Ла-Брея
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
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The La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt (also called asphaltum, bitumen, pitch or tar—brea in Spanish) has seeped up from the ground in this area for tens of thousands of years. The tar is often covered with dust, leaves, or water. Over many centuries, the bones of animals that were trapped in the tar were preserved. The George C. Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there. The La Brea Tar Pits is a registered National Natural Landmark.
The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile-and-a-half (2.4 km) stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California.It extends from West Hollywood's eastern border with Hollywood at Havenhurst Drive, to its western border with Beverly Hills at Sierra Drive. The Strip is probably the best-known portion of Sunset, embracing boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards.
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Сансет Стрип
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The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile-and-a-half (2.4 km) stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California.It extends from West Hollywood's eastern border with Hollywood at Havenhurst Drive, to its western border with Beverly Hills at Sierra Drive. The Strip is probably the best-known portion of Sunset, embracing boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards.

Parks & Nature

Everyone in LA hikes! Prime location to take in the California sun.
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Runyon Canyon Park
2000 N Fuller Ave
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Everyone in LA hikes! Prime location to take in the California sun.
Griffith Park is massive and has everything you can possibly imagine for a day in the great outdoors. Golf, tennis, hiking, picnic benches, playground, merry-go-round, pony rides, train rides, Travel Town, Los Angeles zoo, Gene Autry Museum, horseback riding, and the Griffith Park Observatory at the tippy top.
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Griffith Park Boulevard
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Griffith Park is massive and has everything you can possibly imagine for a day in the great outdoors. Golf, tennis, hiking, picnic benches, playground, merry-go-round, pony rides, train rides, Travel Town, Los Angeles zoo, Gene Autry Museum, horseback riding, and the Griffith Park Observatory at the tippy top.
Take a walk or a jog around the lake this area was named after. On the east side of the lake is the famous Neutra house which is across from the Silver Lake meadow that is adjacent to the lake.
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Silver Lake Reservoir
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Take a walk or a jog around the lake this area was named after. On the east side of the lake is the famous Neutra house which is across from the Silver Lake meadow that is adjacent to the lake.
The whole park is recently renovated. Pedal boats available to rent. The lake is filled with lotus flowers. Beautiful grassy areas for picnics. Small cafe. Walking/running path around lake.
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Еко-Парк
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The whole park is recently renovated. Pedal boats available to rent. The lake is filled with lotus flowers. Beautiful grassy areas for picnics. Small cafe. Walking/running path around lake.
Venice Beach is just a mile and a half South of Santa Monica. Park in Santa Monica, rent a bike and ride down the boardwalk to Venice beach, just like in the movies. Venice is the heartbeat of LA, where life abounds. You'll see famous skaters, basketball games, paddle tennis, the gleaming bodies of fitness enthusiasts working out in the outdoor gym at Muscle Beach. You might even see film crews and movie stars. Pristine white-sand beaches, swimming and surfing. Plenty of restaurants. And street vendors to purchase unique souvenirs from. On Sunday, you can join the drum circle on the beach as the locals say goodnight to the sun.
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Venice Beach is just a mile and a half South of Santa Monica. Park in Santa Monica, rent a bike and ride down the boardwalk to Venice beach, just like in the movies. Venice is the heartbeat of LA, where life abounds. You'll see famous skaters, basketball games, paddle tennis, the gleaming bodies of fitness enthusiasts working out in the outdoor gym at Muscle Beach. You might even see film crews and movie stars. Pristine white-sand beaches, swimming and surfing. Plenty of restaurants. And street vendors to purchase unique souvenirs from. On Sunday, you can join the drum circle on the beach as the locals say goodnight to the sun.
Santa Monica beach is an iconic example of the famed Southern California beaches. Both sand and ocean are clean and beautiful, a great place for surfing, walking, exercising, and biking. Bicycle rentals are available up and down the beach front and lessons for surfing and paddle boarding are available by Bay St.
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Santa Monica State Beach
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Santa Monica beach is an iconic example of the famed Southern California beaches. Both sand and ocean are clean and beautiful, a great place for surfing, walking, exercising, and biking. Bicycle rentals are available up and down the beach front and lessons for surfing and paddle boarding are available by Bay St.
The park is situated entirely within the Los Angeles city limits and is considered “the world’s largest wildland within the boundaries of a major city.” You certainly won’t feel like you’re in a city when you hike through Topanga State Park. Enjoy ocean views from chaparral-covered ridges or relax in shaded oak groves. Numerous trailheads for Topanga State Park can be found along the park edges. For those who want to drive into the park, Trippet Ranch is the main trailhead, offering hikes to Eagle Rock, a summit of Swiss-cheese-like sandstone and Parker Mesa Overlook, a bluff with breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean. To see another sandstone creation, head to Skull Rock.
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Topanga State Park
20828 Entrada Road
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The park is situated entirely within the Los Angeles city limits and is considered “the world’s largest wildland within the boundaries of a major city.” You certainly won’t feel like you’re in a city when you hike through Topanga State Park. Enjoy ocean views from chaparral-covered ridges or relax in shaded oak groves. Numerous trailheads for Topanga State Park can be found along the park edges. For those who want to drive into the park, Trippet Ranch is the main trailhead, offering hikes to Eagle Rock, a summit of Swiss-cheese-like sandstone and Parker Mesa Overlook, a bluff with breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean. To see another sandstone creation, head to Skull Rock.
This is really a treasure. For architecture buffs there is a Frank Lloyd Wright house / museum. For art fans there is an art gallery. And for all you winos, they host wine tastings every Friday in the summer (but buy tickets early because they always sell out). It's also a great spot for views and sunsets.
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Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
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This is really a treasure. For architecture buffs there is a Frank Lloyd Wright house / museum. For art fans there is an art gallery. And for all you winos, they host wine tastings every Friday in the summer (but buy tickets early because they always sell out). It's also a great spot for views and sunsets.
Temescal Canyon Loop offers a good workout along with ocean and canyon views. Temescal Gateway Park is situated just off Sunset Blvd in the Pacific Palisades, and this convenient urban location makes Temescal Canyon Loop a very popular hike. The basic dimensions of the loop is 2.6 miles with 1,000 feet of elevation gain, but the hike can be expanded to four miles or longer thanks to a variety of extensions. If the elevation seems too extreme, skip the Ridge Trail and enjoy a relaxing out-and-back along Canyon Trail instead, a level trail along the bottom of the canyon that makes up half of the loop. To reach the main trailhead: Cross the string of parking lots at the base of Temescal Gateway
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Temescal Gateway Park, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority
15601 Sunset Boulevard
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Temescal Canyon Loop offers a good workout along with ocean and canyon views. Temescal Gateway Park is situated just off Sunset Blvd in the Pacific Palisades, and this convenient urban location makes Temescal Canyon Loop a very popular hike. The basic dimensions of the loop is 2.6 miles with 1,000 feet of elevation gain, but the hike can be expanded to four miles or longer thanks to a variety of extensions. If the elevation seems too extreme, skip the Ridge Trail and enjoy a relaxing out-and-back along Canyon Trail instead, a level trail along the bottom of the canyon that makes up half of the loop. To reach the main trailhead: Cross the string of parking lots at the base of Temescal Gateway
One of everyone's favorite beaches... park in the 26th streetparking lot or free on the street-- try to get there early and spend the day. Walk to great local restaurants and shopping. :)
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Manhattan Beach
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One of everyone's favorite beaches... park in the 26th streetparking lot or free on the street-- try to get there early and spend the day. Walk to great local restaurants and shopping. :)

Arts & Culture

A hidden gem. Photos with the Emmy Statue are worth the stop.
Television Academy
5220 Lankershim Boulevard
A hidden gem. Photos with the Emmy Statue are worth the stop.
opened in 1965 has showcased thousands of pieces and artifacts ever since.
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Музей мистецтв округу Лос-Анджелес
5905 Wilshire Blvd
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opened in 1965 has showcased thousands of pieces and artifacts ever since.
Free Museum, Tropical Gardens, Art work, ride the monorail to top. Pay for Parking that's it. Eat at museum restaurant, book as soon as you arrive or call ahead reservations.
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Центр Гетті
1200 Getty Center Drive
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Free Museum, Tropical Gardens, Art work, ride the monorail to top. Pay for Parking that's it. Eat at museum restaurant, book as soon as you arrive or call ahead reservations.
Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall is an iconic silver structure that resembles a wadded-up ball of paper. Acclaimed Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel conducts the L.A. Philharmonic at Disney Hall. It is next door to the new Broad Museum of Contemporary Art and across the street from the Music Center.
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Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
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Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall is an iconic silver structure that resembles a wadded-up ball of paper. Acclaimed Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel conducts the L.A. Philharmonic at Disney Hall. It is next door to the new Broad Museum of Contemporary Art and across the street from the Music Center.
A VAST STUNNING estate of gardens: Japanese ponds and bridges, Greek statues on vast green lawns, art museums in small mansions through out the garden estate as well as a library. A coffee shop right at the entrance and then a collection of gardens adopted from all over the world. A truly special, intimate and gorgeous place to spend the day!
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Гантінгтонська бібліотека
1151 Oxford Road
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A VAST STUNNING estate of gardens: Japanese ponds and bridges, Greek statues on vast green lawns, art museums in small mansions through out the garden estate as well as a library. A coffee shop right at the entrance and then a collection of gardens adopted from all over the world. A truly special, intimate and gorgeous place to spend the day!
Go and watch a movie in the iconic Pantages theater! There are frequent showings and usually have a fun little pre-show prior to the actual film starting. Then go and walk around Hollywood Walk of Fame and go and see the Red Carpet around the legendary Nokia Theater where the Academy Awards/Oscars are held. Pro-tip: Park in Hollywood and Highland lot and go and buy a snack from the local stand on the way up from the elevator to get 2 hours of validation - cheapest parking in the area!
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Hollywood Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Boulevard
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Go and watch a movie in the iconic Pantages theater! There are frequent showings and usually have a fun little pre-show prior to the actual film starting. Then go and walk around Hollywood Walk of Fame and go and see the Red Carpet around the legendary Nokia Theater where the Academy Awards/Oscars are held. Pro-tip: Park in Hollywood and Highland lot and go and buy a snack from the local stand on the way up from the elevator to get 2 hours of validation - cheapest parking in the area!
New museum, interesting building that looks like a waffle. Broad's extensive modern art collection. Next to Disney Hall and across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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The Broad
221 South Grand Avenue
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New museum, interesting building that looks like a waffle. Broad's extensive modern art collection. Next to Disney Hall and across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Iconic and beautiful, the Getty Villa is located on PCH, also on your way to Malibu. It is pretty much a must see in Southern California if you are into art of the ancient world. If you simply want to wander around a beautiful and unique and peaceful setting and pretend you are in Ancient Rome, this is it! The Getty Villa is modeled after a first-century Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy, and it is exquisitely done, even to the point of the gardens which abound with the herbs and plants one would have found near Vesuvius. There is a nice place for lunch.
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The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
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Iconic and beautiful, the Getty Villa is located on PCH, also on your way to Malibu. It is pretty much a must see in Southern California if you are into art of the ancient world. If you simply want to wander around a beautiful and unique and peaceful setting and pretend you are in Ancient Rome, this is it! The Getty Villa is modeled after a first-century Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy, and it is exquisitely done, even to the point of the gardens which abound with the herbs and plants one would have found near Vesuvius. There is a nice place for lunch.
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.
The Long Beach Museum of Art is a museum located on Ocean Boulevard in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, United States
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Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
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The Long Beach Museum of Art is a museum located on Ocean Boulevard in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, United States
The famous Norton Simon Museum which features art from Monet, Van Gogh, and other famous, period-centric artists. Home to one of the "Thinking Man" statues as well.
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Музей Нортона Саймона
411 West Colorado Boulevard
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The famous Norton Simon Museum which features art from Monet, Van Gogh, and other famous, period-centric artists. Home to one of the "Thinking Man" statues as well.

Essentials

I cook, therefore I shop.
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Ralphs
5429 Hollywood Boulevard
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I cook, therefore I shop.
This is a very large Whole Foods, with more than just food shopping. Organic fruit, fresh squeezed juice, pizza, tacos, salads, hot bar, cold bar, sandwiches, Japanese food, sushi, pre-made and more!
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Whole Foods Market
225 Lincoln Boulevard
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This is a very large Whole Foods, with more than just food shopping. Organic fruit, fresh squeezed juice, pizza, tacos, salads, hot bar, cold bar, sandwiches, Japanese food, sushi, pre-made and more!
Everyone's favorite specialty grocery store. Good deals on liquor, groceries and excellent bespoke prepared foods for your picnic or dinner.
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Trader Joe's
555 9th Street
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Everyone's favorite specialty grocery store. Good deals on liquor, groceries and excellent bespoke prepared foods for your picnic or dinner.
Expensive but great deli, fresh meats, fish and produce, soups, salad bar. Also great pastries section, wine selection, very clean, helpful and friendly staff. Wolfang Puck Express. Open daily 7-midnight
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Gelson's Market
5877 Franklin Avenue
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Expensive but great deli, fresh meats, fish and produce, soups, salad bar. Also great pastries section, wine selection, very clean, helpful and friendly staff. Wolfang Puck Express. Open daily 7-midnight
Famous breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. All of the pastries are delicious. They also have a great selection of meats, cheeses and snacks for picnics and day trips. Be sure to be on the look out for your favorite celebrities too!
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Joan’s on Third
8350 West 3rd Street
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Famous breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. All of the pastries are delicious. They also have a great selection of meats, cheeses and snacks for picnics and day trips. Be sure to be on the look out for your favorite celebrities too!
This is a new health good store, similar to Whole Foods. There is a vitamin and cosmetic section, as well, as hot food and salad bars. You can also order food like wraps and smoothies.
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Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins
2080 Hillhurst Avenue
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This is a new health good store, similar to Whole Foods. There is a vitamin and cosmetic section, as well, as hot food and salad bars. You can also order food like wraps and smoothies.
Small, independent grocery spot. Specialty local produce, meats, cheese and freshly baked bread. This place makes is happiness!
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Cookbook Los Angeles
1549 Echo Park Avenue
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Small, independent grocery spot. Specialty local produce, meats, cheese and freshly baked bread. This place makes is happiness!

Getting Around

The Apps save on traffic hassle and parking. Much cheaper than renting a car. Added bonus - the driver knows a couple of cool locations!
Lyft/Uber Staging Lot - Los Angeles International
The Apps save on traffic hassle and parking. Much cheaper than renting a car. Added bonus - the driver knows a couple of cool locations!
From the Beach to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the RedLine train will take you there.
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Vermont / Santa Monica Station
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From the Beach to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the RedLine train will take you there.
Fly into LAX Welcome to LAX Official Website - Los Angeles World Airports www.lawa.org/welcomeLAX.aspx Los Angeles World Airports
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Аеропорт Лос-Анджелеса
1 World Way
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Fly into LAX Welcome to LAX Official Website - Los Angeles World Airports www.lawa.org/welcomeLAX.aspx Los Angeles World Airports
You will need a tap card. They cost a dollar then you must add value to it to ride the train or the bus. If you will be taking public transit all day, get a day pass. You can get the card at the bottom of the subway station. If you are taking the bus give yourself time to go down to get the card and come back up.
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Hollywood / Highland
6815 Hollywood Blvd
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You will need a tap card. They cost a dollar then you must add value to it to ride the train or the bus. If you will be taking public transit all day, get a day pass. You can get the card at the bottom of the subway station. If you are taking the bus give yourself time to go down to get the card and come back up.
This is the easiest airport to fly into but it can be more expensive than LAX since it's a business airport serving mostly the studios
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Bob Hope Airport Train Station
3750 Empire Avenue
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This is the easiest airport to fly into but it can be more expensive than LAX since it's a business airport serving mostly the studios
This is one of the Metro stops on the Expo line that will take you to downtown LA and other Metro train connections. There is a large parking lot at this location. The other closest Metro stop is on Bundy Ave though parking is limited. The Expo line will also take you to Santa Monica and either the SepulvedaExposition station (has a bigger parking lot) or the BundyExposition station would be a closer ride to Santa Monica than the WashingtonNational stop. The WashingtonNational stop is a better one for when you want to head downtown.
Metro Expo Line Yard
1805 Stewart St
This is one of the Metro stops on the Expo line that will take you to downtown LA and other Metro train connections. There is a large parking lot at this location. The other closest Metro stop is on Bundy Ave though parking is limited. The Expo line will also take you to Santa Monica and either the SepulvedaExposition station (has a bigger parking lot) or the BundyExposition station would be a closer ride to Santa Monica than the WashingtonNational stop. The WashingtonNational stop is a better one for when you want to head downtown.
The train can actually be faster than driving to get to Santa Monica, if you're combatting morning or evening rush hour. Lets you off a 2-minute walk from Santa Monica Pier. Also useful if you're heading to Hollywood (e.g., the Arclight) or Universal Studios.
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7th Street / Metro Center
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The train can actually be faster than driving to get to Santa Monica, if you're combatting morning or evening rush hour. Lets you off a 2-minute walk from Santa Monica Pier. Also useful if you're heading to Hollywood (e.g., the Arclight) or Universal Studios.
Highland Park Station: Highland Park is a rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located near the intersection of North Avenue 57 at Marmion Way (one block north of North Figueroa Street) in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles, California.The station is served by the Gold Line.
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Metro Gold Line
950 Meridian Ave
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Highland Park Station: Highland Park is a rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located near the intersection of North Avenue 57 at Marmion Way (one block north of North Figueroa Street) in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles, California.The station is served by the Gold Line.
Highland Park is a rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located near the intersection of North Avenue 57 at Marmion Way (one block north of North Figueroa Street) in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles, California.The station is served by the Gold Line.
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Highland Park Station
203 North Avenue 58
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Highland Park is a rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located near the intersection of North Avenue 57 at Marmion Way (one block north of North Figueroa Street) in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles, California.The station is served by the Gold Line.
perfect for out of town guests!
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Long Beach Airport
4100 Donald Douglas Drive
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perfect for out of town guests!
This Red Line train is clean and easy to access. Explore downtown or connect to other lines, or go North to Hollywood and Universal Studios.
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Vermont / Sunset Station
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This Red Line train is clean and easy to access. Explore downtown or connect to other lines, or go North to Hollywood and Universal Studios.