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Best things to do in Nichols Canyon

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon Park is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop the canyon, you can glimpse views of the San Fernando Valley and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Hollywood Sign and Giffith Observatory. The park also boasts several hiking trails and is a popular spot for celebrities to exercise. Travelers say that the canyon is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with several old mansions and estates scattered throughout the park – keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail. ”
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Hotel Bar
“The quintessential L.A. hotel for hollywood types in a beautiful setting. Get a drink or an (expensive) hamburger.”
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Comedy Club
“The world Famous Laugh Factory first opened its doors in 1979. This Sunset Boulevard location was the first to start the chain. On any given day you may find comedy's top stars, as well as today's brightest emerging talent, shine on its legendary stage.”
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Breakfast Spot
“The Griddle Cafe is a very popular spot for breakfast and their specialty is large, delicious pancakes. If going on the weekend, you likely will be waiting in line for a table at this hot spot.”
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Comedy Club
“8433 W. Sunset Boulevard is a legendary address and the doors are open 365 days a year. It is the home of The Comedy Store. The Store was founded April 7, 1972, on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood by comedian Sammy Shore, his wife Mitzi and comedy writer Rudy DeLuca. It started because Sammy needed a place to work out when he wasn’t on the road. Sammy was the longtime opening act for Elvis Presley. It was the first all stand-up comedy nightclub in the world. In the beginning, since Sammy was frequently on the road, his wife, Mitzi assumed the nightly operations of the club and selected and scheduled the comedians that performed there.”
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Brazilian Restaurant
“I LOVE THIS PLACE!! Do not be intimidated by their large menu, their food is something special. ”
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Mexican Restaurant
“Corny and totally enjoyable ambiance with live music. Their chips and salsa are great and the food is cheesy and gooey. It's dark and atmospheric and fun.”
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Italian Restaurant
“Enjoy gourmet food at this romantic spot, a mile up the hill in Laurel Canyon. Make a reservation if you're in the mood a romantic spot serving delicious Italian classics. ”
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Japanese Restaurant
“Hip destination for Japanese grilled meats & sushi in a contemporary setting with patio seats.”
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Hotel Bar
“Glamorous open-air bar offering poolside cocktails on the rooftop of the Mondrian Hotel.”
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BBQ Joint
“Still within walking distance from the home, this restaurant offers good old American comfort food and beer, a sports bar area with several TV screens, and as the centerpiece features a mechanical bull. My advice, don't ride the bull unless you don't mind getting hurt. I've seen people fly off that thing and land on their face and bust their nose open and bleed all over the place there. I nearly lost my manhood the one time I tried it! Much funner to watch as a spectator especially late at night when the crowd really gets going.”
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Movie Theatre
“This AMC movie theater, situated at location of the former Laemmle Art House Theater, plays a combination of big budget blockbusters and current art and independent films. This movie theater is 21 and over with alcoholic beverages for sale in addition to gourmet food, popcorn, soda, and candy.”
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“Great place for brunch; awesome 1/2 off Happy Hour (4-7), just sit outside, chill and watch the TMZ Bus tour go by. Perfect pub atmosphere (Left door, restaurant; R door, bar), good mix of beer on tap and seasonal mixed drinks created by the bartenders. No attitude, just a great local spot you can come to again and again.”
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“Beautiful atmosphere! Very Cosy wonderful patio area , then you can dance and enjoy your night”
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“Pretty faces all dressed up, amazing cocktails, West Hollywood "scene"... but doesn't come cheap.”
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“ Drugstore chain selling a variety of beauty & health products, plus some grocery & household items.”
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