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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

These renowned sidewalk stars salute the celebrities who made Hollywood great - from the silent film stars of yesteryear to the modern action heroes of today's blockbusters. The Hollywood Walk of Fame stretches 18 blocks from east to west along both sides of Hollywood Boulevard, from Gower Street (on the east) to La Brea Avenue (on the west). The Walk of Fame also extends for three blocks north to south along Vine Street, beginning at Sunset Boulevard on the south and crossing Hollywood Boulevard up to Yucca Street.

Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311

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

Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium celebrates its 33rd season as UCLA's home baseball facility in the spring of 2013, after having undergone significant renovations since 2006. Jackie Robinson Stadium hosted the NCAA Los Angeles Regional from 2010 to 2012 and the NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional in 2010 and 2012, drawing crowds of over 2,000 fans. Prior to 2010, UCLA had not hosted postseason play since 1986.

100 Constitution Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310-794-8210

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

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!

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.

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.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Arvo Pärt both have a reputation for sonic purity and transparency, music that unfolds naturally and effortlessly. Both created works of sublime spirituality that can transcend our daily lives, giving us a glimpse of the infinite.

Phone: 213-972-7211

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After nearly 40 years in its original West Hollywood location, the legendary Palm Restaurant relocated to Beverly Hills in 2014. The Palm's menu features honest, satisfying dishes that reflect the best of the Italian-American heritage of its two founding families - from prime aged steaks and jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters to Italian classics like Chicken Parmigiana and Veal Martini, there's something to satisfy everyone.

267 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-550-8811

Originally located in Hermosa Beach since 2006, the new La Sosta Enoteca opened March 2015 in the heart of the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach where Highland Ave and Rosecrans meet. Luca Manderino spent much of his life working in his family's restaurants in Venice, Italy. La Sosta Enoteca is his dream come true and the product of Luca's passion and love for authentic Northern Italian cuisine.

3713 Highland Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-796-1200

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.

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's your call, let us take you where you want to go.

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.