City Guides Spotlight: Los Angeles

Tips for getting lost in a city that has it all

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The city of Los Angeles—which sits in sunny SoCal as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world—is known for going big in just about every way. For all of its glamour and craziness, the California hotspot sometimes gets a bad rap, but it’s home to all kinds of history, culture and personality. Because LA has always been so accepting of the most eccentric and forward-thinkers, it’s become a place that really has something for everyone. From the palm tree lined streets and beaches of Santa Monica, to retro-vibed Venice restaurants and boutiques, it’s tough to cover everything. Our guide for Los Angeles—the latest feature from our newly launched Lexus City Guides—will certainly get you on your way.

The ultra-drivable Stand Out City Guides, made possible by Lexus, offer CH’s favorite venues across the country as well as road trip suggestions for when you’re ready to get away. We’re sure our guide will shake off any undeserving LA stereotypes and introduce visitors and locals alike to some of the best dining, shopping and exploring on the west coast. After you’ve indulged at Gjelina, taken in the opulent treasures at Getty Villa and explored the cabinet of curiosities that is Jadis, hit the road for a few memorable days and nights in Palm Springs and Vegas.

Check out the rest of our Lexus City Guides for a fresh collection of the best restaurants, boutiques, museums and more from our standout cities across the US. After enjoying everything Los Angeles has to offer, be sure to check back in for new cities and updates from the Cool Hunting team.