Los Angeles Hotspots And Neighborhoods!
Fun things to do in LA. Los Angeles hotspots. Local things to see and do in Los Angeles, when visiting Southern California and LA.
Best places and locations. The locals favorite spots to visit in Los Angeles for entertainment and fun. These places lets you explore and experience Los Angeles like the locals do.
We love these Los Angeles hotspots. Some of the best of LA’s most popular places you can visit when vacationing in Southern California.
Some of these spots are off the beaten path, and only the locals know about them, and some are favorite tourist destinations, but they are all great things to do in LA in Southern California.
ARCHLIGHT CINEMA: How do you like a movie theater where you can make reservations, order drinks before the show, and see real Hollywood stars viewing a film right along with you and the public? Pretty neat right! It’s one of the fun things to do in LA.
THE BEVERLY HILTON: This luxurious hotel in Beverly Hills has had an $80 million renovation recently. If you would really like to treat yourself, book one of their penthouse suites. You should also head to the hotel’s Circa 55 restaurant for an unforgettable meal. This one of the luxurious things to do in LA.
WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS: Take a VIP studio tour and see sets from your favorite movies and TV shows. You’ll never know if you are looking at the set of the next blockbuster movie, or you could also spot a famous star on your tour.
BOOK SOUP: This is our favorite bookstore in Los Angeles. It’s located on the Sunset Strip in West LA. It’s a great independent bookseller with author events, signed books and great titles. It’s a bookstore dream destination.
GEISHA HOUSE: This is a celebrity owned restaurant, headed by Ashton Kutcher. It’s a fabulous Hollywood Japanese restaurant, a Sushi bar, and a great sake lounge rolled into one. It’s also one of Los Angeles sexiest dining hotspots with panoramic views. Eating here is one of the delicious things to do in LA.
THE GROVE: The Grove is LA’s most famous outdoor mall. A fantastic Italian European Los Angeles atmosphere with a wonderful selection of some of LA’s best boutiques and restaurants. I just adore the charming sidewalk cafes around the fountain area. There is live entertainment on weekends and holidays. You’ll love this place!
OLVERA STREET: We love this colorful Mexican historic marketplace with a wide variety of restaurants, Mexican merchandise and artisan goods. Wonderful Mexican music and entertainment, all free!
ABBOT KINNEY VENICE: This is one of the things to do in LA that I like a lot. A visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice California. The street is lined up with funky boutiques and shops, art , books, furniture, clothing, you can’t beat Abbot Kinney, a trendsetting neighborhood full of eclectic shops and restaurants.
HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND: Shopping, dining and entertainment center that’s connected to the Kodak Theater in the heart of Hollywood with numerous attractions, two hot nightclubs, and a great view of the famous Hollywood sign.
LARCHMONT BOULEVARD: This charming neighborhood shopping street in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, is one of our favorites. We live only a few blocks away, and hang out here a lot. The shopping street was developed in the 1920′s when the movie industry came to town. It’s full of wonderful restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and unique one of a kind boutiques. Several celebrities live in the area, such as Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas. Hancock Park was the “original” Beverly Hills back in the 1920′s, before Beverly Hills was developed.
HYDE LOUNGE: This tiny night club is so romantic and intimate, I just love the place. Hyde Lounge has been a gathering spot for some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. If you are looking for a special unique Hollywood watering hole or bar, this is it! It’s located on W. Sunset Boulevard in West LA.
NATE N ALS DELI: If you crave pastrami, corned beef or brisket sandwiches, you simply must go to Nate n Al’s on Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. I love their smoked fish and matzo ball soup. You are very likely to spot a celebrity when here. This is one of Larry King’s (CNN) favorite things to do in LA.
VIBRATO GRILL JAZZ: This music bigwig restaurant in Bel-Air is co-owned by Herb Alpert. The food is great, the musicians are top notch and smooth. Crooners, classic four piece ensembles. Warm and elegant interiors. It’s LA’s premiere jazz space.
FARMERS MARKET: The famous open air market created in 1934 is a true Los Angeles landmark. Great shopping, an amazing selection of restaurants and grocery merchants in an authentic atmosphere. And it’s next door to The Grove. 2 hours free parking with validation, and everyone validates.
TOAST: People watching, large plates of your favorite breakfast dishes, sidewalk tables.It’s what we love about this West Third Street hotspot. After breakfast, you can stroll through the neighborhood and check out the shops and boutiques, or head over to the nearby Beverly Center. Having breakfast at Toast is definitely one of the best things to do in LA.
LUCKY STRIKE LANES: There is no better place than Lucky Strike to enjoy a few drinks as you try out your bowling skills. Since it’s located in the Hollywood & Highland center, it’s easy to make this bowling alley a part of your evening adventure.
HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT/DAKOTA: One of Hollywoods older hotels, this landmark institution is a great place to spend the night, hang out by the gorgeous pool area, chill in the elegant lobby, or enjoy drinks and steaks at the Dakota restaurant. Known for playing host to Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, it’s got a historic vibe that remains as cool as anything in Hollywood.