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Food scene
Modern French plates served in a striking space with communal tables, plus a bakery & cocktail bar.
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Republique
624 South La Brea Ave
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Modern French plates served in a striking space with communal tables, plus a bakery & cocktail bar.
Cafeteria-style chain serving a seasonal comfort-food menu paired with many types of lemonade.
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Lemonade - Beverly
9001 Beverly Boulevard
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Cafeteria-style chain serving a seasonal comfort-food menu paired with many types of lemonade.
It's good and they are very authentic, but Thai places in Thaitown are known for their individual great dishes. The green papaya salad is the claim to fame for Ruen Pair. I enjoy the noodles here too. But always get green papaya salad. Cash only
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Ruen Pair
5257 Hollywood Blvd
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It's good and they are very authentic, but Thai places in Thaitown are known for their individual great dishes. The green papaya salad is the claim to fame for Ruen Pair. I enjoy the noodles here too. But always get green papaya salad. Cash only
Go to spot when out and about on a late night in Hollywood and you have a craving for awesome Tha
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Sanamluang Cafe, Hollywood/Thaitown
5176 Hollywood Boulevard
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Go to spot when out and about on a late night in Hollywood and you have a craving for awesome Tha
Modern outpost featuring a range of Italian eateries & food markets.
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Eataly L.A.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
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Modern outpost featuring a range of Italian eateries & food markets.
Excellent Japanese BBQ
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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
163 North La Cienega Boulevard
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Excellent Japanese BBQ
Sophisticated hot spot featuring upmarket prime beef & seafood dishes amid stylish, sleek decor.
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BOA Steakhouse
9200 Sunset Boulevard
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Sophisticated hot spot featuring upmarket prime beef & seafood dishes amid stylish, sleek decor.
Slick, rooftop space known for celebrity sightings, creative seafood-focused food & cocktails.
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Catch LA
8715 Melrose Ave
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Slick, rooftop space known for celebrity sightings, creative seafood-focused food & cocktails.
Fresh Corn Grill serves fresh and flavorful dishes that satisfy both the health-conscious and taste-seekers. A unique take on California cuisine, healthy portions of freshly made salads, hearty pastas, flavorful pizzas, and specialty plates are highlighted with tacos and enchiladas, Fresh Corn Grill style.
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Fresh Corn Grill
8714 Santa Monica Boulevard
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Fresh Corn Grill serves fresh and flavorful dishes that satisfy both the health-conscious and taste-seekers. A unique take on California cuisine, healthy portions of freshly made salads, hearty pastas, flavorful pizzas, and specialty plates are highlighted with tacos and enchiladas, Fresh Corn Grill style.
Luxe eatery, bar & lounge on the 71st floor for high-end modern American cuisine & panoramic views.
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71Above
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Luxe eatery, bar & lounge on the 71st floor for high-end modern American cuisine & panoramic views.
An open-air bar on the 73rd story of the InterContinental hotel, with craft cocktails.
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Spire 73
900 Wilshire Blvd
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An open-air bar on the 73rd story of the InterContinental hotel, with craft cocktails.
Sightseeing
The Americana at Brand is a large shopping, dining, entertainment and residential complex in Glendale, California. The property was built and is owned and operated by Los Angeles businessman Rick J. Caruso
The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public on December 16, 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles.
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Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
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The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public on December 16, 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles.
The Getty Villa is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Located at the easterly end of the Malibu coast in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California
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The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
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The Getty Villa is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Located at the easterly end of the Malibu coast in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California
The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood
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Hollywood Walk of Fame
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood
Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre park in Los Angeles, California, at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains
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Runyon Canyon Park
2000 N Fuller Ave
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Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre park in Los Angeles, California, at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains
La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt 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 tar preserved the bones of trapped animals
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La Brea-teerputten
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
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La Brea Tar Pits are a group of tar pits around which Hancock Park was formed in urban Los Angeles. Natural asphalt 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 tar preserved the bones of trapped animals
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits. LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an art museum located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles. LACMA is on Museum Row, adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits. LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States.
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.
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Griffith-observatorium
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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 Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum is named for philanthropist Eli Broad, who financed the $140 million building which houses the Broad art collections. The museum offers free general admission to its permanent collection galleries.
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The Broad
221 South Grand Avenue
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The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum is named for philanthropist Eli Broad, who financed the $140 million building which houses the Broad art collections. The museum offers free general admission to its permanent collection galleries.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County, California. About 70% of the studio lies within the unincorporated county island known as Universal City while the rest lies within the city limits of Los Angeles, California.
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Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
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Universal Studios Hollywood is a film studio and theme park in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County, California. About 70% of the studio lies within the unincorporated county island known as Universal City while the rest lies within the city limits of Los Angeles, California.
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.
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Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
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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.
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history.
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 West Exposition Boulevard
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The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history.
The Americana at Brand is a large shopping, dining, entertainment and residential complex in Glendale, California. The property was built and is owned and operated by Los Angeles businessman Rick J. Caruso
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The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
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The Americana at Brand is a large shopping, dining, entertainment and residential complex in Glendale, California. The property was built and is owned and operated by Los Angeles businessman Rick J. Caruso
Beverly Center is a shopping mall in Los Angeles, California, United States. It is a monolithic eight-story structure located at the edge of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, between La Cienega and San Vicente boulevards. Anchor tenants include Bloomingdale's and Macy's, and a Macy's men's store
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Beverly Center Heliport
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Beverly Center is a shopping mall in Los Angeles, California, United States. It is a monolithic eight-story structure located at the edge of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, between La Cienega and San Vicente boulevards. Anchor tenants include Bloomingdale's and Macy's, and a Macy's men's store
Contemporary open-air mall since 1980 with luxury-brand shops, plus a food court & a movie theater.
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The Curious Palate
395 Santa Monica Pl
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Contemporary open-air mall since 1980 with luxury-brand shops, plus a food court & a movie theater.
Westfield Century City, formerly known as Century Square Shopping Center, is a two-level, 1.3 million-square-foot outdoor shopping mall in the Century City commercial district in Los Angeles
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Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard
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Westfield Century City, formerly known as Century Square Shopping Center, is a two-level, 1.3 million-square-foot outdoor shopping mall in the Century City commercial district in Los Angeles
The Hollywood Hills is a hillside neighborhood of the same name in the central region of the city of Los Angeles,
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Hollywood Hills
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The Hollywood Hills is a hillside neighborhood of the same name in the central region of the city of Los Angeles,
Known for its bohemian spirit, Venice is a buzzing beach town with upscale commercial and residential pockets. Free-spirited Venice Boardwalk is the site of funky shops, street performers and colorful murals. There’s also a skate park and Muscle Beach outdoor gym. Abbot Kinney Boulevard features foodie hot spots, stylish boutiques and coffee bars. A picturesque enclave of canals is surrounded by modernist homes.
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Venice Beach
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Known for its bohemian spirit, Venice is a buzzing beach town with upscale commercial and residential pockets. Free-spirited Venice Boardwalk is the site of funky shops, street performers and colorful murals. There’s also a skate park and Muscle Beach outdoor gym. Abbot Kinney Boulevard features foodie hot spots, stylish boutiques and coffee bars. A picturesque enclave of canals is surrounded by modernist homes.
Neighborhoods
Thai Town is a six-block area in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California; it is the only designated "Thai Town" in the United States https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Thai+Town&find_loc=Los+Angeles%2C+CA
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Thai Town
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Thai Town is a six-block area in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California; it is the only designated "Thai Town" in the United States https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Thai+Town&find_loc=Los+Angeles%2C+CA
The Grove is a retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, located on parts of the historic Farmers Market
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The Grove Drive
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The Grove is a retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, located on parts of the historic Farmers Market
About 30 minutes distance by car
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Downtown Los Angeles
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About 30 minutes distance by car
Known for its bohemian spirit, Venice is a buzzing beach town with upscale commercial and residential pockets. Free-spirited Venice Boardwalk is the site of funky shops, street performers and colorful murals. There’s also a skate park and Muscle Beach outdoor gym. Abbot Kinney Boulevard features foodie hot spots, stylish boutiques and coffee bars. A picturesque enclave of canals is surrounded by modernist homes.
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Venice
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Known for its bohemian spirit, Venice is a buzzing beach town with upscale commercial and residential pockets. Free-spirited Venice Boardwalk is the site of funky shops, street performers and colorful murals. There’s also a skate park and Muscle Beach outdoor gym. Abbot Kinney Boulevard features foodie hot spots, stylish boutiques and coffee bars. A picturesque enclave of canals is surrounded by modernist homes.
Silver Lake is an Eastside neighborhood that fully embraces the hipster lifestyle. Funky blocks with street art are lined with artisanal coffee shops, vegan cafes and creative Asian eateries, as well as indie music venues, trendy bars and boutiques. The area also includes fine examples of modernist architecture and a namesake reservoir that’s ringed by a popular walking trail with a dog park and a grassy meadow.
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Silver Lake
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Silver Lake is an Eastside neighborhood that fully embraces the hipster lifestyle. Funky blocks with street art are lined with artisanal coffee shops, vegan cafes and creative Asian eateries, as well as indie music venues, trendy bars and boutiques. The area also includes fine examples of modernist architecture and a namesake reservoir that’s ringed by a popular walking trail with a dog park and a grassy meadow.
The Pacific Palisades is an affluent residential neighborhood tucked between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Temescal Gateway Park offers hiking trails with sweeping coastline views, and the sandy Will Rogers State Beach provides access to a 22-mile beachfront bike path. Landmarks include the sumptuous Getty Villa museum showcasing Greek and Roman antiquities, and the mid-century modern Eames House.
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Pacific Palisades
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The Pacific Palisades is an affluent residential neighborhood tucked between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Temescal Gateway Park offers hiking trails with sweeping coastline views, and the sandy Will Rogers State Beach provides access to a 22-mile beachfront bike path. Landmarks include the sumptuous Getty Villa museum showcasing Greek and Roman antiquities, and the mid-century modern Eames House.
The Arts District is a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles, California in the United States. The city community planning boundaries are Alameda Street on the west which blends into Little Tokyo, First Street on the north, the Los Angeles River to the east, and Violet Street on the south.
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Arts District
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The Arts District is a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles, California in the United States. The city community planning boundaries are Alameda Street on the west which blends into Little Tokyo, First Street on the north, the Los Angeles River to the east, and Violet Street on the south.
Little Tokyo also known as Little Tokyo Historic District, is an ethnically Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles and the heart of the largest Japanese-American population in North America.
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Little Tokyo
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Little Tokyo also known as Little Tokyo Historic District, is an ethnically Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles and the heart of the largest Japanese-American population in North America.
Larchmont is a half-square-mile neighborhood in the central region of the City of Los Angeles, California. Larchmont is notable for its quaint old-town shopping street and well-maintained historic homes. It has four schools and one small park
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Larchmont Village
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Larchmont is a half-square-mile neighborhood in the central region of the City of Los Angeles, California. Larchmont is notable for its quaint old-town shopping street and well-maintained historic homes. It has four schools and one small park
A larger-than-life symbol of the entertainment business, Hollywood beckons tourists with landmarks like TCL Chinese Theatre and star-studded Walk of Fame. Highlights include Paramount Pictures, historic music venues like the Hollywood Bowl, and Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars. Scenesters can choose from improv comedy clubs, retro-cool bars and velvet-roped nightclubs. Locals frequent eateries in nearby Thai Town.
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Hollywood
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A larger-than-life symbol of the entertainment business, Hollywood beckons tourists with landmarks like TCL Chinese Theatre and star-studded Walk of Fame. Highlights include Paramount Pictures, historic music venues like the Hollywood Bowl, and Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars. Scenesters can choose from improv comedy clubs, retro-cool bars and velvet-roped nightclubs. Locals frequent eateries in nearby Thai Town.
Playa del Rey is a beachside community in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California. Also known as Silicon Beach.
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Playa del Rey
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Playa del Rey is a beachside community in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles, California. Also known as Silicon Beach.
Retail and restaurants draw a diverse crowd to the lively Fairfax District. The Grove outdoor mall features upscale shops, a fountain and a trolley car, while the historic Original Farmer’s Market offers casual eats. Along trendy Fairfax Avenue, long-standing Jewish businesses like Canter’s Deli share space with a number of cutting-edge streetwear designers. CBS Television City offers regular TV show tapings.
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Retail and restaurants draw a diverse crowd to the lively Fairfax District. The Grove outdoor mall features upscale shops, a fountain and a trolley car, while the historic Original Farmer’s Market offers casual eats. Along trendy Fairfax Avenue, long-standing Jewish businesses like Canter’s Deli share space with a number of cutting-edge streetwear designers. CBS Television City offers regular TV show tapings.
The Grove is a retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, located on parts of the historic Farmers Market.
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The Grove Drive
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The Grove is a retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, located on parts of the historic Farmers Market.
West Hollywood is a trendy area known for its high-energy nightlife. The fabled Sunset Strip features the Chateau Marmont, a swanky celebrity hideaway, plus comedy clubs and live music venues like the legendary Whiskey a Go Go. Santa Monica Boulevard, awash in rainbow flags, is home to a number of gay bars, dance clubs and shops. WeHo also offers some of the city’s most buzzworthy restaurants.
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West Hollywood is a trendy area known for its high-energy nightlife. The fabled Sunset Strip features the Chateau Marmont, a swanky celebrity hideaway, plus comedy clubs and live music venues like the legendary Whiskey a Go Go. Santa Monica Boulevard, awash in rainbow flags, is home to a number of gay bars, dance clubs and shops. WeHo also offers some of the city’s most buzzworthy restaurants.
Highland Park sits a few miles up the 110 from Downtown L.A., just south of Eagle Rock and Pasadena. Its tree-lined residential streets mix with a walkable urban culture, particularly along the burgeoning York Boulevard, a street stocked with trendy gastropubs and art galleries. More recently, Figueroa Street has found itself as another source of increasing pedestrian activity
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Highland Park
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Highland Park sits a few miles up the 110 from Downtown L.A., just south of Eagle Rock and Pasadena. Its tree-lined residential streets mix with a walkable urban culture, particularly along the burgeoning York Boulevard, a street stocked with trendy gastropubs and art galleries. More recently, Figueroa Street has found itself as another source of increasing pedestrian activity
Koreatown's many bars and casual 24/7 dining makes for a buzzing late-night scene. There are Korean BBQ restaurants with tabletop grills, plus karaoke joints, hip speakeasies and flashy clubs, as well as the landmark Wiltern Theatre, an art deco music venue. K-town’s dense mix of historic buildings and contemporary complexes also features traditional spas, bubble tea cafes and specialty grocery stores.
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Koreatown
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Koreatown's many bars and casual 24/7 dining makes for a buzzing late-night scene. There are Korean BBQ restaurants with tabletop grills, plus karaoke joints, hip speakeasies and flashy clubs, as well as the landmark Wiltern Theatre, an art deco music venue. K-town’s dense mix of historic buildings and contemporary complexes also features traditional spas, bubble tea cafes and specialty grocery stores.
Echo Park is a scruffy Eastside neighborhood with vibrant street murals and a lively nightlife scene. Indie music venues, trendy bars and taco trucks can be found along Sunset Boulevard, along with coffee shops, vegan eats and quirky boutiques. Echo Park Lake offers paddle boating among lotus flowers. Nearby is Dodger Stadium and hiking at Elysian Park. Angelino Heights is a picturesque nook with Victorian homes.
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Echo Park is a scruffy Eastside neighborhood with vibrant street murals and a lively nightlife scene. Indie music venues, trendy bars and taco trucks can be found along Sunset Boulevard, along with coffee shops, vegan eats and quirky boutiques. Echo Park Lake offers paddle boating among lotus flowers. Nearby is Dodger Stadium and hiking at Elysian Park. Angelino Heights is a picturesque nook with Victorian homes.
Los Feliz is a relaxed hillside enclave that draws both established and up-and-coming creative types. There are plenty of old-school watering holes, hip shops and cafes, plus the Vista Theatre, a 1923 movie palace, and a pair of exemplary Frank Lloyd Wright homes. The neighborhood borders sprawling Griffith Park, beloved by locals for its hiking, concerts at the Greek Theatre and stargazing at Griffith Observatory
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Los Feliz
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Los Feliz is a relaxed hillside enclave that draws both established and up-and-coming creative types. There are plenty of old-school watering holes, hip shops and cafes, plus the Vista Theatre, a 1923 movie palace, and a pair of exemplary Frank Lloyd Wright homes. The neighborhood borders sprawling Griffith Park, beloved by locals for its hiking, concerts at the Greek Theatre and stargazing at Griffith Observatory
The Venice Canals in Los Angeles County are one of the most unique things you can do during a day at the beach. The canals are located right off 25th street in Venice Beach, and if you didn’t know they were there, you would easily walk right by them. The area is primarily a neighborhood of houses that line four canals about a quarter-mile long each. Along these channels are sidewalks and bridges you can walk to take in the views of this beautiful area. Read all about the canals below so you can check them out for yourself.
Canal Street
The Venice Canals in Los Angeles County are one of the most unique things you can do during a day at the beach. The canals are located right off 25th street in Venice Beach, and if you didn’t know they were there, you would easily walk right by them. The area is primarily a neighborhood of houses that line four canals about a quarter-mile long each. Along these channels are sidewalks and bridges you can walk to take in the views of this beautiful area. Read all about the canals below so you can check them out for yourself.