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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Observatory
“The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The observatory is a popular tourist attraction with a close view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Admission has been free since the observatory's opening in 1935, in accordance with the will of Griffith J. Griffith, the benefactor after whom the observatory is named. ”
  • 1681 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Park
“Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The park covers 4,310 acres of land, making it one of the largest urban parks in North America”
  • 357 locals recommend
  • 29 Experiences
Shopping Mall
“Very similar to the grove, except, this was the original one. One could spend all day here, with so many malls around this place and so many good options for food, this is definitely the place to check out when in town.”
  • 278 locals recommend
Amphitheater
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“Historic, 5,900-seat amphitheater in a wooded park showcasing a variety of acts under the stars.”
  • 165 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Zoo
“Everyone loves the zoo and this zoo is one of the best! It's so big (133 acres) that you can spend the whole day there and want to go back for more!”
  • 88 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Local garden with a good restaurant on the premises. I especially enjoy the gardens during the holidays when there is an Evening Lighting event. Look into in..”
  • 82 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This mall has every store you could possibly think of it's pretty incredible”
  • 68 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great food, friendly atmosphere at the place where all the cool hipsters go to hang! Sit near the open front windows and watch the local scene!”
  • 134 locals recommend
Zoo Exhibit
“I don’t recommend the Zoo, but if you park at or nearby the zoo, you can access many of the hiking trails, some will even take you the Hollywood sign. If you’re not in the mood for a hike, there is also a flat trail that goes around the golf course. Also across from the zoo is a southwestern museum ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Decent pastries, coffee (roasted in house), local art, outdoor seating, and wifi (but not on weekends). Try the Horchata with Espresso, the local favorite.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This place is a legend. Rated one of the top bakeries in the country, it's a MUST for pastries and cakes. But it also has a great lunch menu with many Cuban specialties.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Sshhh...no one will ever know these are all vegan doughnuts. We’ll just make that our li’l secret. Cuz they’re craaaaazy delish. 🍩 Located in Highland Park.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Bar
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“Highland Park Brewery is located in the Hermosillo. Good beers, people watching and games.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Americana in Glendale is the easiest/nicest/closest (outdoor) mall & has a good movie theater there (for all the standard blockbuster style movies) as well.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place eels like a you're stepping into a NYC institution when you enter the space. Red vinyl tufted booths, classy bar and a few center tables. New American fare, simple but tasty menu and full bar. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Park
“Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.”
  • 48 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Great food, friendly atmosphere at the place where all the cool hipsters go to hang! Sit near the open front windows and watch the local scene!”
  • 134 locals recommend
Bakery
“This place is a legend. Rated one of the top bakeries in the country, it's a MUST for pastries and cakes. But it also has a great lunch menu with many Cuban specialties.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bar
“This place eels like a you're stepping into a NYC institution when you enter the space. Red vinyl tufted booths, classy bar and a few center tables. New American fare, simple but tasty menu and full bar. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great pizza. Pro tip: can be very kid heavy… consider takeout if it’s wild!”
  • 66 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Modern American cuisine. If you feel like going out for a classy meal, this is a nice quaint restaurant located in eagle rock. Street parking is available across the restaurant by the church. Reservation is recommended. This is a perfect date spot.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
“They have a big beer selection and lots of fancy cocktails. You can sit outside in their beergarden and play shuffleboard or Wii bowling. They often have a food truck parked out front.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Café
“Great sandwiches and I love their fries. I personally like the Jive Turkey sandwich, but everything I've had is good. They have Vegan dishes and breakfast dishes, too (breakfast is served all day).”
  • 49 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This restaurant was featured in the Food Network. Try the Pulled Pork Sandwich! ”
  • 47 locals recommend

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