Guide to Los Angeles

The Getty Museum.

EAT

fine dining

AOC-Tapas and wine bar. Must try the dates wrapped in bacon!

Bazaar @ SLS Hotel-Spanish tapas. must try the cotton-candy Foie Gras and the olives.

Bouchon

Cut- Wolfgang Puck’s Steak house in The Regent Beverly Wilshire.

Dan Tana’s- Italian. My fav: Chicken Marsala and Caesar salad. Another plus: food served till midnight.

Georgio Baldi- Italian. Romantic and good for star watching.

Koi- Japanese. The original (and best!) crispy tuna roll.

Maestro’s- Steakhouse. The food is consistent and the sides are amazing. Known for the gallon sized martinis.

Melisse-Upscale French.

Polo Lounge @ The Beverly Hills Hotel-American. Perfect for outdoor power lunch dining.

Providence-New England influenced. Reserve for very special occasions!

Spago-Italian/Wolfgang Puck. My favorite for a great chopped salad and decadent pizzas.

middle of the road

Bandera’s -American. Lively bar scene and consistently great food.

Boa-The Hollywood scene.

Houston’s -American. Same owner as Banderas!

Madeo’s-Old school Italian.

Pizzeria Mozza-Italian

cheap eats

Alibi Room – Kogi bbq tacos, kogi sliders, kim-chi quesadillas.

Bossa Nova -Late night Brazilian at its best.

California Chicken Cafe

In and Out Burger – A California staple!

Langer’s- Jewish Deli. Must get the pastrami.

Nate and Al’s- Great for star watching in this Beverly Hills staple.

Pink’s Hot Dogs

Bay Cities Italian Deli

best star watching restaurants: Spago, Mr. Chow’s, The Ivy, The Polo Lounge, Dan Tana’s, Boa on Sunset.

PLAY

1.) Have a hot dog from Pink’s hot dog stand.*

2.) Visit the (free) Getty Museum.*

3.) Chase down the Kogi BBQ truck and try the short rib tacos.*

4.) Try a decadent cupcake from Sprinkles or Crumbs in Beverly Hills.*

5.) Hike Runyon Canyon and get a great city and ocean view of LA.*

6.) Bike the strand from Manhattan Beach to Redondo Beach and see beach living at its best.*

7.) Try a classic martini from Musso and Frank Grill.*

8.) Coast down Muholland Drive in a convertible.*

9.) Fathers Office Burger.*

10.) Try eclectic eats such as cotton candy foie gras at The Bazaar by Jose Andres.*

11.) Your own burger creation at The Counter.*

12.) Screening at the Arclight.*

13.) Laker game.*

14.) Visit the Magic Castle.*

15.) Walk the red carpet at a movie premiere.*

16.) Power lunch at the Polo Lounge.*

17.) Dodger dog, beer and a ball game at Dodger Stadium.*

18.) Tour Paramount Pictures, the last original studio in Hollywood.*

19.) In and Out Burger.*

20.) French Tuesdays.*

21.) Cadillac Margarita at El Cholo.*

22.)Crispy tuna roll from Koi.*

23.) Games & ferris wheel ride on the Santa Monica Pier.*

24.) Visit the Hollywood Wax Museum.*

25.) Stroll down the Walk of Fame.*

26.) Visit Venice Beach Boardwalk for eclectic street performers and boardwalk shops.*

27.) Cruise hip and trendy Sunset Blvd.*

28.) Rodeo Drive.*

29.) 3rd Street Promenade.*

30.) Santa Catalina Island.*

31.) Los Angeles Zoo.*

32.) The Comedy Store.*

33.) See the original rockers haven, Rainbow Bar and Grill on Sunset Blvd.*

34.) House of Blues.*

35.) Day trip to Santa Barbara.*

36.) Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.*

37.) Wine tasting in Los Olivos.*

38.) Hip-hop yoga.*

39.) Malibu.*

40.) Channel Islands.*

41.) Take in a concert and picnic at the Hollywood bowl.

42.) Universal Studios.*

43.) Explore Griffith Park and The Griffith Park Observatory.*

44.) Check out fossils @ La Brea Tar Pits.

45.) Grab yummy foods and shop at the Farmer’s Market on 3rd Street.*

46.) Be part of a live studio audience; like Dr. Phil.

47.) Do a Melting Pot tour.

48.) Petersen Automotive Museum.

49.) Laser tag @ Ultra Zone.

50.) Get up close and personal with the Hollywood sign.

51.) San Antonio Winery.

52.) Take an “Architecture Tour” of Los Angeles.

53.) Visit the Queen Mary in Long Beach.*

54.) Check out Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.

55.) See a concert  at The Staples Center.

56.) See a concert in the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall.

57.) Pantages Theater.*

58.) Pacific Palisades.*

59.) Have an evening at LA Live downtown.

60.) Use the city as a free gym; hike, run on the beach, run the stairs,or bike.*

The Big Spender
• Enjoy a breakfast at The Peninsula or Four Seasons rooftop.
• Shop Rodeo Drive.
• Try the McCarthy salad at The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
• Pick up a Sprinkles cupcake on your way to Melrose to shop designer brands.
• Have an amazing dinner at Boa, BLT or STK.
• After dinner drinks at CUT or Maestro’s .

For the Fashionista
• Grab a nonfat latte from Urth Cafe. Head to  Robertson Boulevard.
• Power walk up an appetite to be satisfied at uber-trendy Toast or Joan’s on Third.
• Shop Melrose.
• Get all dressed up for the scene at Ceconni’s.
• Drinks at 1912 or The Four Seasons Lounge.

Beach Babe
• Walk or bike The Strand to people watch.
• Lunch beachside in Santa Monica.

• Continue biking to the South Bay, stroll the shops in downtown Manhattan Beach.• Enjoy drinks at Shade.

•Dinner at Rock N Fish or Magiamo.

SLEEP

$$$The Beverly Hills Hotel

$$$Four Seasons-Beverly Hills

$$$Peninsula-Beverly Hills

$$$Montage-Beverly Hills

$$$The Regent Beverly Wilshire

$$$Raffles L’Hermitage

$$$SLS-West Hollywood

$$$The London-West Hollywood

$$$Shutters on the Beach-Santa Monica

$$$Casa del Mar-Santa Monica

$$The Huntley- Santa Monica

$$The Viceroy-Santa Monica

Manhattan Beach.

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