This is a photo of

Allow the trippy community to use this photo in their answers.

Allow the trippy community to use this photo in their answers

Image Source:

Mark Chun

Honolulu, Hawaii

Things to do in Los Angeles

I'm looking for cool things to do in Los Angeles.  Any ideas?

Comments (1)

Need more information? Question already been asked? Let the poster know!


Comment required

  • Aleen D.

    Aleen D.

    So many! What type of scene are you looking for? Restaurant? Bar? Club? · (0 likelikes)

 

					
					
					
				

Answer this Question

 Video: How to write a great answer

Mentioned in this answer:

Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

11 Answers

Most Mentioned Places for this Question

  • The Grove (attraction)

    189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles CA 90036 (323) 900-8080

    3 mentions

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame (attraction)

    7018 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles CA 90068 (323) 469-8311

    2 mentions

  • Santa Monica Pier (attraction)

    100 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica CA 90401 (310) 458-8901

    2 mentions

  • Joshua Moody-Arndt

    top answer by

    Hey Mark,

    I agree with everyone else that LA is massive. It can be a challenge without a car but totally doable--especially Hollywood and Downtown. The west side is a bit trickier. I'm not sure what you're into so I'll try to give you a few unique recommendations from around the city.

    Los Angeles Arts District is an old industrial area that has grown into small neighborhood with lots of street art and cafes.

    Grand Parkis right in the heart of Downtown and worth checking out.

    Silver Lakeis considered the hipster area. Lot's of cafe's and various vintage shops.

    The Getty Center was already mentioned by I second it. Nice art collection and incredible views.

    Abbot Kinney Blvd is an interested section of Venice with a very trendy vibe to it.

    Venice Canals are nearby and make for a beautiful walk. It was originally meant to replicate Venice, Italy but now it's residential.

    Main St in Santa Monica has maintained an old beach town vibe better than the rest of Santa Monica. It's also right near the beach.


    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Los Angeles Arts District (neighborhood)
    2. Grand Park (attraction)
    3. Silver Lake (neighborhood)
    4. The Getty Center (attraction)
    5. Abbot Kinney Blvd (attraction)
    6. Venice Canals (attraction)
    7. Main Street (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Joshua a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Angie Bee

    answered by

    The best shopping can be found Westfield Century City and The Grove . You can go to the Griffith Observatory for the best views of LA. Take a day trip to Catalina Island . The LACMA is great if you're into art, or also try the Getty Museum . Not only is the art great there, but they also have sweeping views of LA and entry is free.Getty Museum

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Westfield Century City (attraction)
    2. The Grove (attraction)
    3. Griffith Observatory (attraction)
    4. Catalina Island (island)
    5. LACMA (attraction)
    6. Getty Museum (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Angie a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Jared Takazawa

    answered by

    Hey Mark,

    The other posts are awesome for sights to see so I'll add in some foodie places to go. If you're traveling south (near disneyland) try checking out Honey & Butter Macarons for some cute macarons. Santa Monica Farmers Market for some good eats and then rent a bike and ride down the boardwalk to Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Pink's Hot Dog for some iconic hot dog goodness. The Stinking Rose - A Garlic Restaurant for some garlic awesomeness. Catch a concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall


    Lot's to do there. Check out places like http://www.laweekly.com/calendar/ to see whats going on while you're there too!


    Comments (1)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    • Debbie L.

      Debbie L.

      I keep hearing about Pink's and that farmer's market! Gotta check it out :) · (0 likelikes)

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Honey & Butter Macarons (restaurant)
    2. Santa Monica Farmers Market (restaurant)
    3. Venice Beach Boardwalk (attraction)
    4. Pink's (restaurant)
    5. The Stinking Rose - A Garlic Restaurant (restaurant)
    6. Walt Disney Concert Hall (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Jared a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Staci Nicole

    answered by

    Hi Mark! You can hit up L.A. Live Way. The Nokia Theatre LA Live, The Grammy Museum and a handful of restaurants are there. It's located right by the Staples Center, so you can catch a game/show/event and then head over to the plaza for some food and fun!

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. L.A. Live Way (unknown)
    2. Nokia Theatre LA Live (attraction)
    3. The Grammy Museum (attraction)
    4. Staples Center (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Staci a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Jackie Feiler

    answered by

    Go to Amoeba Music in Hollywood

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Amoeba Music (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Jackie a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Justin Schmid

    answered by

    Since I'm a musician, I'll spend a lot of time in Hollywood checking out the guitar shops (a visit to Carvin Guitars and Pro Audio is a must for me, but most people won't care!).

    But aside from that, I love the La Brea Tar Pits ... it's this wild, primordial place right in the middle of concrete and steel. Such a cool reminder that the earth is alive, even right where you least expect it to be.

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Hollywood (attraction)
    2. Carvin Guitars and Pro Audio (attraction)
    3. La Brea Tar Pits (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Justin a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Jinny Oh

    answered by

    Hey Mark!

    Like Tiana mentioned below, LA is HUGE and it's very hard to get around without a car. However, I've compiled a list of Top 10 Low-Budget Things to do in Los Angeles on my blog. Here's the brief list. If you'd like to read more/see pics, click on the link above :)

    1. Santa Monica Pier

    2. The Getty Center and/or the Getty Villa

    3. Hollywood Walk of Fame

    4. Watch the sunset at the Griffith Observatory

    5. Go out in Hollywood

    6. Hike to the Hollywood Sign

    7. Go to the farmer's market at The Grove

    8. Buy/see all the street art at Venice Beach

    9. Go on a trail in Malibu Beach

    10. Point Dume State Beach

    The Getty Center

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Santa Monica Pier (attraction)
    2. The Getty Center (attraction)
    3. Getty Villa (attraction)
    4. Hollywood Walk of Fame (attraction)
    5. Griffith Observatory (attraction)
    6. Hollywood (attraction)
    7. Hollywood Sign (attraction)
    8. The Grove (attraction)
    9. Venice Beach (city)
    10. Malibu Beach (attraction)
    11. Point Dume State Beach (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Jinny a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Tiana Taylor

    answered first by

    Hi Mark,

    It really depends on where in LA you are staying. LA is a big place. More details about your interests would help but ill try and give you my best answer.

    Hollywood Walk of Fame if you want to see the famous stars and handprints and lots of touristy things.

    Santa Monica Pier is great for shopping, site seeing and beautiful views and has rides and carnival things for kids. Also the top of the Ferris wheel is a great place to take photos.

    The Grove is an outdoor mall with celebrity sightings, lots of shopping, dining and a movie theater.

    Universal Studios Hollywood if you love movies, theme parks and fun this is a great place for the whole family and to see behind the scenes of the movie and tv business.


    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Hollywood Walk of Fame (attraction)
    2. Santa Monica Pier (attraction)
    3. The Grove (attraction)
    4. Universal Studios Hollywood (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Tiana a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Rebecca Beacham

    answered by

    There are some great recommendations here! I would add, not to miss the LACMA - such a great museum. Very interactive and more entertaining than your average museum!LACMA

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. LACMA (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Rebecca a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Patty feluz

    answered by

    Spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at the historic Olvera Street esp if you want to get a feel for "Latino LA". For a quick bite, grab some taquitos with green sauce Cielito Lindo or grab some churros filled with dulce de Leche (caramel) Mr Churro. Union station is just across the street for additional "old LA" adventure.

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Cielito Lindo (restaurant)
    2. Mr Churro (restaurant)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Patty a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Doug Rader

    answered by

    One really fun thing to do if visiting Los Angeles is to become a visitor to a TV Show recording or possibly getting selected as a contestant on a game show. The best way to schedule free tickets in advance is to use this site:

    http://www.on-camera-audiences.com

    enjoy your trip to LA!

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Doug a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment