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Los Angeles, California

Things To Do In Los Angeles

The Pantages has become one of the greatest landmarks of Hollywood, signifying both the glorious past and adventuresome future of the world's entertainment capital. Today it's one of Los Angeles' homes of legitimate theatre and a Favorite "location" for tv shows, movies and music videos. In the past, it has been a movie house, with live vaudeville acts between features, as well as the site of many gala premieres and "spectaculars".

6233 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323-468-1770

This Frank Gehry masterpiece replaced the Hollywood Sign as the city's most distinctive icon, making LA a true cultural destination. Its stainless steel curves complement the whimsical embroidery of the garden-like interior, while the LA Philharmonic and LA Master Chorale take advantage of what critics have lauded as one of the world's most distinguished concert halls.

111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-972-7211

The Wilshire Ebell Theatre is a 1,270-seat live performance venue. One of Los Angeles' only Broadway-style theatres, the Wilshire Ebell Theatre is renowned for the great diversity of the artists that grace its stage. The theatre hosts a wide variety of events, including concerts, plays, dance performances, awards shows, corporate sales meetings, product launch and lectures.

4401 West 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: 323-939-0126

Avoid long lines at Universal Studios Hollywood's best attractions and make the most of your day! With this pass, you'll go to the front of the line and get the best seats in the house at all the Universal Studios Hollywood shows and attractions. Don't waste time waiting in line on vacation!

Over 30 top Los Angeles attractions; one card, one low price and 14 days to use it! No other attraction pass for Los Angeles offers you the value of FREE admission to over 30 attractions, tours and activities with the flexibility to use it over two weeks. Whether you are a first time visitor or a seasoned Los Angeles traveler you will experience a whole new way to discover the city.

To really take in the beauty of the Grand Canyon, you should spend a full day exploring this wonder. This three day trip from Anaheim and Los Angeles takes you to the bright lights of Las Vegas where you will then depart the following day on a fully narrated bus excursion to the Canyon.

Go behind-the-scenes at Universal Studios Hollywood, where your favorite movies come to life. Forget public transport and parking fees, this day trip to Universal Studios Hollywood includes roundtrip transportation from your Los Angeles hotel.

Ever wanted to jump off a cliff with a parachute strapped to your back? Experience the feeling of flying like a bird during a tandem paragliding ride over Malibu. All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary!

Take to the skies for a Hollywood tour with a difference on this exhilarating 20-minute helicopter flight. You'll travel in style aboard a luxury PT Cruiser complete with a stocked minibar, snacks and other limousine accoutrements, then fly over all the famous sights of Hollywood and Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the country's best basketball teams - notable for having had (at the end of the 2005-06 season) the most wins (2,806), the highest winning percentage (61.5%), the most finals appearances (28), and the second most championships (14) of any franchise behind their chief rivals the Boston Celtics. They also hold the record for the longest consecutive win streak (33) in U.S. professional team sports. Come cheer them on courtside at Staples Center.

Phone: 310-426-6000

Explore Los Angeles at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off bus tour through the heart of Los Angeles. The open-top buses allow you to enjoy 360-degree views as you travel through LA. You have the choice of a 24- or 48-hour ticket that you can use at more then 50 stops in the City of Angels, including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, downtown LA and Santa Monica! The tour operates 365 days a year.

Step into a world of glitz and glamour in Hollywood. Visit Mann's Chinese Theater, stroll along the Walk of Fame and see the Kodak Theater complete with the Hollywood sign backdrop. Lunch at LA's Farmers Market and check out Venice Beach by bike.

Discover the coastal town of Santa Barbara on this day tour from Los Angeles. Your tour also includes a visit to the authentic Danish town of Solvang and a visit to the famous Hearst Castle. Highlights: *Enjoy relaxing visit to the Harbor and beaches in Santa Barbara. *Stroll the streets of an authentic Danish village. *Travel back in the past through Hearst Castle.

Paragliding and paramotor rides are easy and safe for all. Your instructors have 10 to 22 years of experience. Far better than parasailing. Fly like a bird!

Glide through downtown Los Angeles on this 2.5 hour Segway tour and see famous sites, skyscrapers while learning the history of the area from your professional guide.

This private tour encompasses the best of Hollywood. Relax in a luxury SUV as your guide shows you the lifestyle of the Rich and Famous. On this tour we will cruise through Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, the Farmers Market, and take a stroll on the Walk of Fame. Enjoy rolling down Sunset Strip, swing by Hollywood Mann's Chinese Theatre, drive through the Avenue of the Stars, and see some amazing dream homes too!

Explore and discover Hollywood in a scavenger hunt style walking tour with your cell-phone as your guide. A fun, exciting, affordable activity for groups of any size. The urban adventure combines elements of a traditional walking tour with elements of a scavenger hunt, such that you will be given clues - and hints if needed - to answer questions, earn points and learn fun facts as you go.

Want to discover the best of the American West over seven memorable days? This unique tour by private plane will fly you from Los Angeles to the West Coast's must-see destinations of San Francisco, Monterey, Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon in luxury, comfort and speed! The 2,000 miles (3,200km) covered on this comprehensive tour of the West Coast would take more than 41 hours by coach, but your private plane completes the trip in less than four hours of flying time, meaning you can spend more time enjoying these famous destinations! Four-star hotel accommodation, two meals a day and entry to top attractions are included in the all-inclusive, unbeatable price, and with a maximum of 30 passengers on the tour, you are guaranteed an intimate and personal travel experience. Flying into private airports means you'll save time avoiding long lines at commercial airports, and your luggage will be transported from plane to your hotel room in true VIP style!

See the famous sights of Hollywood and Los Angeles on this comprehensive sightseeing tour. Take this full-day city tour and visit the major highlights of Los Angeles, like Olvera Street, the birthplace of Los Angeles. See the footprints and handprints of your favorite movie stars at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, take photos of the iconic Hollywood sign, enjoy a delicious lunch at the LA Farmers Market and more! Special Offer - Book now and save 5% on the recommended retail rate! - Book Now!

Japan's premier drumming ensemble returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall with its fascinating precision, breathtaking physicality, and disciplined combination of respectful tradition and post-modern mixology.

Phone: 213-972-7211

This delightful program of Classical-era music, including Haydn's pioneering trumpet concerto and one of Mozart's masterful and melodious horn concertos, features two of the Philharmonic's new stars: Principal Trumpet Thomas Hooten, a Florida native, and Principal Horn Andrew Bain, originally from Australia.

Phone: 213-972-7211

Award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington and rising star CÚcile McLorin Salvant offer a live show lacing jazz with R & B and soul.

Phone: 213-972-7211

Korean composer Unsuk Chin collaborated with American playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) to craft a libretto from Lewis Carroll's beloved tales. Creating a completely new multimedia production for us is innovative London-based director/video artist Netia Jones (Where the Wild Things Are; 2013 LA Phil Gala).

Phone: 213-972-7211

Dudamel and the Phil bring a program steeped in nostalgia even as it gazes into the future. City Noir and the "New World" Symphony - indelibly American in outlook and inspiration.

Phone: 213-972-7211

Jason Thomas Mraz is an American singer-songwriter who first came to prominence on the San Diego coffee house scene in 2000. In 2002, he released his debut studio album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which contained the hit single "The Remedy".

Phone: 323-468-1770

Train is an American rock band from San Francisco. The band currently consists of Pat Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (lead guitar), Jerry Becker (rhythm guitar), Hector Maldonado (bass) and Drew Shoals (Drums).

Phone: 323-468-1770

The Moth Mainstage features simple, old-fashioned storytelling by five hand picked storytellers who develop and shape their stories with The Moth's directors. Each unique lineup of wildly divergent raconteurs explores the night's theme, often in unexpected ways. The series has regular homes in New York and Los Angeles and a growing presence across across the U.S. and beyond.

Phone: 323-939-0126

Orange County's other famous amusement park started as a farm that became the birthplace of the boysenberry. Nowadays, it attracts visitors with rides that range from pint-sized adventures at Camp Snoopy to hair-raising roller coasters. Other highlights include a replica of Philadelphia's Independence Hall and the home-cooked chicken meals at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant.

8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
Phone: 714-220-5200

Take Los Angeles' longest helicopter tour and be treated like a VIP with hotel transfers by mini-limousine! You'll see all the highlights of LA and have the option to travel in true Hollywood style with sparking wine and snacks.

Food & Drink In Los Angeles

Palm Restaurant...The Classic American Steak House is renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, the freshest of seafood, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. Located one block east of the Staples Center and housed in the historic Toy Center on the southeast corner of Flower and 11th Streets, Palm Restaurant in Los Angeles - Downtown is one of the newest Palm locations, boasting a beautiful two floor dining room, and unique private dining rooms such as their "screening" room, and private boardroom. Ask Palm Restaurant about joining The 837 Club, and enjoy the perks and rewards of good taste, great food, and Palm Restaurant experience.

1100 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213-763-4600

Since summer of 2003 Cliff's Edge has been a staple among East Side hipsters and West Side dining enthusiasts alike. A luscious outdoor patio and eclectic California cuisine instantly transport you to a distant island in the Mediterranean. The creatively diverse menu, conceived by proprietor Pierre Casanova and Executive chef Erik Ostman, presents a variety of Italian inspired dishes with a California twist.

3626 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: 323-666-6116

Hailed as "the best seafood in Southern California" by the internationally recognized Zagat Guide, Water Grill has consistently offered dazzling fish preparations of superior quality and freshness. The atmosphere is world class - fine wood, soft lighting and an intimate table arrangement - and it creates warm, inviting and friendly spaces to dine.

544 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-891-0900

This is a small plates restaurant driven by seasonal ingredients, locally sourced. Their California French cuisine was developed by Chef Suzanne Goin, and has some Mediterranean influences as well. They have 50 wines by the glass (25 white/25 red) and 300 bottles to choose from. Reservations are encouraged. And, A.O.C. is now open for brunch with one of the best menus in town - Javier's chorizo verde chiliquiles; grilled asparagus with spring vegetables, soft cooked egg and parmesan polenta; our toasted brioche with gruyere, prosciutto, frisee and egg; a wood oven baked frittata with hook's cheddar, young broccoli and gremolata; a wood oven baked pancake with blueberries, pistachio and candied meyer lemon, wood oven baked pain perdu with caramelized apples, smoked bacon and maple syrup, and our smoked fish plate with toasted rye, goat's cream cheese, cucumber and tomato are just a sampling from Suzanne Goin's decadently delicious menu!

8022 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-653-6359

You are cordially invited to join them for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Their impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as their award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as their gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you'll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon the Capital Grille their "Achievement of Excellence Award." Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, they can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Their team has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with-a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service. Join them for happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm.

8614 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 310-358-0650

Inspired by the natural abundance of coastal living, Providence is a fine dining destination offering an array of the world's premium wild seafood and shellfish presented in their purest and simplest form. Located on Melrose Avenue, in the space formerly occupied by the original Patina, the restaurant has been redesigned into a sleek and modern dining destination with subtle nods to its ocean heritage.

5955 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: 323-460-4170

Come and see the new Ca' Brea and enjoy the aromas & flavors of Italy prepared by Antonio Tommasi, chef and founder of Locanda Veneta, Ca Del Sole, Il Moro, and Allegria. Open since 1990, Ca' Brea is renowned as one of L.A.'s finest dining destinations for superior service, creative cuisine, outstanding atmosphere and comfort. Ca' Brea is now the permanent home of Antonio Tommasi, who is "one of the best and most creative of our Italian chefs" (Gourmet Magazine), and has been a recipient of numerous award & nomination including Restaurateur of the year, master chef of the year, etc. The essence of Ca' Brea is straightforward and simple: authentic, yet innovative Italian food and Venetian cuisine. The kind of food you want to eat every day, at the prices that allow you to do so. Many of the Tommasi trademarks remain: a vast open kitchen and the kind of simple, yet sophisticated food that makes you fee like you have stepped out of urban Los Angeles, onto an ancient Venetian canal.

346-348 LaBrea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-938-2863

For 12 years, this family-run Argentine restaurant on the west side of Melrose Ave has been quietly filling up with meat and wine lovers, celebrities and Argentine ex-pats. The ambiance is a tip of the hat to 1930s-era Buenos Aires, with masculine dark wood chairs, dim light and pink walls, and at night, there are often live bands so tango and flamenco fills the room. Family matriarch Azniv Bozoghlian is the executive chef, and her two sons Max and Gerard are always on the premises to serve, host and guide patrons through an authentic Argentine dining experience.

7963 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: 323-655-0891

3Twenty Wine Lounge is a small plates restaurant and wine bar that focuses on the wine pairing experience. Our guests choose from a menu of seasonal items, and taste from over 40 wines by the glass, which are poured in tasting sized increments.

320 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-932-9500

Osteria Mozza is the Michelin-starred upscale sibling to the adjacent Pizzeria Mozza, both the brainchild of partners Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. Anchored by Nancy's massive mozzarella bar, the soaring Osteria provides a sophisticated but lively environment to enjoy a menu inspired by her dazzling work with mozzarella and other fresh cheeses and Batali's exploits throughout Italy. The all-Italian wine list continues the tradition by offering bottlings from the country's finest producers with a focus on Piedmont, Friuli and Tuscany.

6602 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: 323-297-0100

Yamashiro is located high in the Hollywood Hills and surrounded by lush landscaped gardens overlooking the best view of Los Angeles. Built in 1911, the grounds are an exact replica of a palace located in the Yamashiro mountains near Kyoto, Japan. The pagoda, koi pond, polished teak and million-dollar views are intoxicating. The menu is Asian influenced with an extensive sushi list and a variety of specialty Maki rolls.

1999 North Sycamore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Phone: 323-466-5125

Spago Beverly Hills is the foundation of Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff's fine dining group. The brilliant culinary creations of James Beard Award-winning Chef Lee Hefter as well as the superlative service are constantly recognized as the ultimate in fine dining. The open-air garden is the jewel of the restaurant, featuring two imported one hundred-year-old olive trees and a sculpted granite fountain. As popular for lunch as it is dinner, Spago is famous for table-hopping, people watching and the grandest of parties.

176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-385-0880

Chef Jose L. Prado is excited to add one more restaurant to his family's collection with Cocina Primavera. After spending the last 25 years at the world renowned The Ivy, Chef Prado has partnered up with his daughter, Lupe Prado Sanchez, and son, Joe Prado as they continue to grow the family restaurant business into the next generation. They are a family owned and operated restaurant, serving their signature dishes: Crabcakes, Sweet Corn Tamales, Jerk Chicken Tostadas, Chopped Salad, Oven Roasted Whitefish, and Red Wine Sangria. They have a great selection of beer and wine!

9111 West Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-550-7834

The Dal Rae is the Southern California restaurant where 1950s classics still reign. Lobster Thermidor, Pepper Steak, Chateaubriand, Prime Rib, Fresh Fish, Rack of Lamb, Steak Diane and Cherries Jubilee prepared tableside are among more than 100 items on a truly retro menu, complete with some of the city's best martinis. Opened in 1958, the Dal Rae has maintained its original atmosphere, too, right down to a piano bar with live entertainment and a dance floor. And, most important, it has preserved a tradition otherwise found only in private clubs -- knowing its customers by name and treating them like the most important people in the whole wide world. The Dal Rae is located close to the 5 freeway and half-way between LA County, Orange County and The Valley. It is a perfect location for business meetings or entertaining friends and family.

9023 East Washington Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Phone: 562-949-2444

This jewel in Santa Monica has been wowing critics since 1991. With daily specials reflecting the seasonal changes, including white truffles, fresh game, and European fish, Drago radiates understated, casual elegance.

2628 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 310-828-1585

With Kids In Los Angeles

If it's roller coasters that you're after, then come along to the place that has more thrill rides than anywhere else on earth - Six Flags Magic Mountain! With over 100 rides, Six Flags Magic Mountain is America's premier theme park, featuring some of the most thrilling water rides and roller coasters, including Colossus, Viper, Flashback, Goliath, X2, Deja-Vu and the all-new Scream.

Meet your favorite stars, past and present at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, which features over 100 life-size and lifelike wax figures.

Nightlife In Los Angeles

This Hollywood sleeper is all about intimacy. The tiny stage and snug tables create the perfect setting to hear up-and-coming singer/songwriter types before they hit the Billboard charts.

1623 1/2 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323-461-2040

Sit amidst skyscrapers and stunning views of downtown LA at the Rooftop Bar. Try to snag a spot at a vibrating waterbed pod for the ultimate chic experience.

550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-892-8080

Practically ingrained into the history of downtown LA, this bar/lounge retains old-school charm and spices up its retro atmosphere with a modern food and cocktail menu.

108 West Second Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-613-0000

Enjoy the romance of Los Angeles on a helicopter tour and get the experience of a lifetime! For 30 minutes (approximately) you will fly over a variety of Los Angeles' most well-known sights. Get up close and personal with the "motherboard" of Los Angeles. See the beautiful array of lights from the sky scraper in downtown LA over to the searchlights gazing in Hollywood. See the Staples Center, Hollywood Strip, The Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air...it's your call, let us take you where you want to go.

Explore the history of LA's unique and historic bars. Get the scoop on film lore and fact at bars that have been in the movies and frequented by the stars. Please note: All participants must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid photo ID. Any traveller who cannot produce ID proof of age at the beginning of the trip will not be permitted to travel on the trip.

Shopping In Los Angeles

This tourist mainstay may be crowded, but who's complaining with Louis Vuitton and Polo Ralph Lauren right next to Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323-467-6412

This bohemian-style shopping area in Venice features a mix of vintage surf apparel and upscale boutiques, but the common denominator here is the cutting-edge trends.

Between Pacific Avenue and Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 310-399-4186

Always hip and trendy (but certainly not snobby), cult favorite boutiques such as Polkadots and Moonbeams, Zipper and Milk keep shoppers busy for days.

West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-624-7300

Kitson, Lisa Kline, Les Habitudes. This strip is the celebrity shopping preference, which means you'll find that dress Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Oscars here.

Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-624-7300

Explore Los Angeles at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off bus tour through the heart of Los Angeles. The open-top buses allow you to enjoy 360-degree views as you travel through LA. You have the choice of a 24- or 48-hour ticket that you can use at more then 50 stops in the City of Angels, including Hollywood, Beverly Hills, downtown LA and Santa Monica! The tour operates 365 days a year.