// Things to do in Los Angeles: A Curated List of LA Travel Tips

22. March 2018

Los Angeles Hotels – Where to Stay 

LA is home to some of the world’s best boutique hotels. Forgo your typical Four Seasons and find a charming suite with incredible city views and a breathtaking pool so you can take a dip after a long day of exploring. Some of our favorite Los Angeles hotels include:

// The Line: Mid-century modern, concrete rooms with exceptional decor. Cafe for a quick latte. Rooftop Pool. Incredible dining experience inside a greenhouse. Located in Koreatown. 

// The Ace Hotel LA: Eclectic rooms. Incredible on-site restaurants. Rooftop bar (must try: Nachos) and pool. Happy hour cocktail and beer. Old school photobooth. Located in downtown LA.

// The Kimpton: Modern, curated rooms. Chic lobby lounge, backyard bar and Italian-style dining. Located in West Hollywood.

Eat Like a Local in LA

LA is filled with acclaimed restaurants, delicious dives, and traditional fare. No matter your preferences or the time of day, you have numerous dining options dangling at your fingertips. Whether your vegan or in need of some delicious pizza; Los Angeles has it all. If you’ve been out playing tourist, you’re likely tired and hungry. Avoid wandering into a subpar restaurant by doing a little research beforehand and jotting down a few notes in your planner before you go. 

// West Hollywood: Gracias Madre. You will be served cuisine inspired by the kitchens of Mexico sourced from locally grown organic ingredients.

// Larchmont: Cafe Gratitude. A collection of plant-based restaurants specializing in gourmet cuisines. They strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both our community and the planet. 

// Koreatown: Commissary. Set in a breathtaking greenhouse, this vegetable-centric spot in the Line Hotel offers Pan-Asian fare all day.

// Abbot Kinney: Gjelina. The vibrant food, comprised from farm-fresh Southern California produce, is exactly what you want and expect to be eating when seeking out the best of LA cuisine. 

Los Angeles Shopping Guide

If you’re looking to add something new to your wardrobe or pick up a piece of décor for your home, wander the streets of LA and venture into the little boutiques. We've curated a list of one-of-a-kind finds that you can’t pick up at the mall at home. 

// The Arc: Here you will find a collection of refined handmade goods and carefully selected objects from around the globe.

// Kin + Kind: Featuring one-of-a-kind accessories, textiles, and home decor from modern makers, and covet-worthy heirlooms sourced from abroad.

// The Apartment By The Line: Airy, stylish boutique displaying sophisticated furniture, decor & clothing in a home-like setting.

// Shout and About: For anyone looking for beautiful stationery; you will find it here. A beautiful stationery and gift boutique that celebrates all things fun!

// Individual Medley: This Atwater boutique brings together a medley of goods, from men and women's clothing to children's books to handmade cards, designed and made by many of their Los Angeles neighbors in addition to the gems they find beyond.

// Tees + Jeans: A favorite. Tees + Jeans is a boutique devoted to Junk Food’s blank T-shirts and Levi’s jeans. What more do we need to say? 

 

Los Angeles Destinations You Won’t Want to Miss

While the true charm of LA lies in living like a local, if it’s your first time visiting, you can’t leave the city without seeing a few points of interest. Here’s a list of things to do in Los Angeles.

  1. Walk from Venice Beach all the way up Abbot Kinney and stop for vegan ice cream on the way.
  2. Eat a delicious plate of Nachos poolside at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA.
  3. Play a game of pool at Seven Grand while listening to live jazz.
  4. Eat the most delicious breakfast sandwich you'll ever taste at the eggslut.
  5. Visit Larchmont's Farmers Market on the weekend for incredible local finds and delicious food. 
  6. Make your way down Melrose Ave to check out all the little boutiques it has to offer. 
  7. Enjoy an incredible meal surrounded by plants and quirky serviettes at Commissary (brunch or dinner). 
  8. Pick up a late night donut at Blue Star Donuts. 
  9. Eat your way through Koreatown and pick up a sheet mask while you're at it.
  10. People watch in Venice Beach.
  11. Head up to Perch for a late night rooftop beverage and the most incredible city views. 

 

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