Cole's is one of L.A. to do.

1. Cole's

9.1
118 E 6th St (at Main St), Los Angeles, CA
Bar · Fashion District · 186 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Check out Varnish, a speakeasy accessible through the back of the restaurant, for old-fashioned libations.

Wurstküche is one of L.A. to do.

2. Wurstküche

9.4
800 E 3rd St (at Traction Ave), Los Angeles, CA
German Restaurant · Arts District · 359 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: This Downtown “Purveyor of Exotic Grilled Sausages” will sell you its product raw for 30% off the list price.

Chaya is one of L.A. to do.

3. Chaya

8.6
525 S Flower St (btwn 5th & 6th), Los Angeles, CA
Asian Restaurant · Financial District · 54 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Check out the happy-hour deals on fresh-fruit cocktails and fancy bar bites.

Lou is one of L.A. to do.

4. Lou

724 Vine St (at Melrose Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Wine Bar · Central Hollywood · 14 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Swinophiles shouldn’t miss the pig candy ($5).

In-N-Out Burger is one of L.A. to do.

5. In-N-Out Burger

9.2
7009 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Burger Joint · Central Hollywood · 354 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Recognized as our #1 Bang for the Buck, try customizing this iconic burger by ordering off the “secret” menu, available at www.innout.com. Read more.

6. TCL Chinese Theatre

8.7
6801 Hollywood Blvd (in Hollywood & Highland, Level 3), Los Angeles, CA
Movie Theater · 198 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This theater opened May 18, 1927 with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's film 'The King of Kings'. The Academy Awards were held here in 1944, 1945, & 1946. It was declared a historic landmark in 1968.

Union Station is one of L.A. to do.

7. Union Station

8.0
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA
Train Station · Historic Cultural · 273 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Established on the site of L.A.'s first Chinatown, Union Station opened in 1939 at a cost of $11 million. Over 1 1/2 million people visited it within its first three days.

Hoffman Hall (HOH) is one of L.A. to do.

8. Hoffman Hall (HOH)

701 Exposition Blvd (University of Southern California), Los Angeles, CA
College Academic Building · South LA · 5 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: "LIFE! DO YOU HEAR ME? GIVE MY CREATION... LIFE!" It was here that the medical school scenes were filmed in Mel Brook's 1974 classic comedy Young Frankenstein.

Exposition Park is one of L.A. to do.

9. Exposition Park

9.0
3980 Menlo Ave (inside Figueroa, MLK, Exposition, & Vermont), Los Angeles, CA
Park · South LA · 19 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Originally called Agricultural Park, the 160-acre site served as an agricultural fairground from 1872 to 1910. Horses, dogs, & camels competed on a racetrack where the rose garden now blooms.

10. Griffith Observatory

9.5
2800 E Observatory Ave (at Griffith Park), Los Angeles, CA
Observatory · 536 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: In 1896, Col. Griffith J. Griffith gave funds in his will to build an observatory, exhibit hall, and planetarium on this donated land. Construction began in 1933 and opened to the public in 1935.

Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of L.A. to do.

11. Hollywood Walk of Fame

8.3
Hollywood Blvd, California
Monument / Landmark · 383 tips and reviews
The Wiltern is one of L.A. to do.

12. The Wiltern

8.9
3790 Wilshire Blvd (at Western Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Concert Hall · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 114 tips and reviews
Staples Center is one of L.A. to do.

13. Staples Center

9.5
1111 S Figueroa St (at Chick Hearn Ct), Los Angeles, CA
Stadium · South Park · 589 tips and reviews
Amoeba Music is one of L.A. to do.

14. Amoeba Music

9.5
6400 W Sunset Blvd (btwn Ivar & Cahuenga Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Music Store · Central Hollywood · 282 tips and reviews

RackedRacked: By as huge as LA’s biggest music store is, you’d think MP3s had never been invented. You can find EVERYTHING here: CDs, LPs, memorabilia, some of Hollywood’s best people watching. [Racked 38 Member] Read more.

Osteria Mozza is one of L.A. to do.

15. Osteria Mozza

9.1
6602 Melrose Ave (at Highland Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · 129 tips and reviews
Los Angeles City Hall is one of L.A. to do.

16. Los Angeles City Hall

200 N Spring St (at Temple Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
City Hall · Civic Center · 63 tips and reviews

The GrioThe Grio: On May 29, 1973 Tom Bradley was elected mayor of Los Angeles.

California African American Museum is one of L.A. to do.

17. California African American Museum

8.3
600 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA
History Museum · South LA · 11 tips and reviews

The GrioThe Grio: This museum hosts specially mounted exhibitions curated through loans and its own collection. CAAM exhibitions travel throughout California and the nation.

18. Yuu Yuu Karaoke

2130 Sawtelle Blvd Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA
Karaoke Bar · West Los Angeles · 5 tips and reviews
Max Karaoke Studio is one of L.A. to do.

19. Max Karaoke Studio

8.4
333 S Alameda St (at E 3rd St.), Los Angeles, CA
Karaoke Bar · Little Tokyo · 31 tips and reviews
Max Karaoke Studio is one of L.A. to do.

20. Max Karaoke Studio

6.2
2130 Sawtelle Blvd #101 (at W Olympic Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Karaoke Bar · West Los Angeles · 22 tips and reviews
Jet Propulsion Laboratory is one of L.A. to do.

21. Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4800 Oak Grove Dr (at Foothill Blvd), Pasadena, CA
Government Building · 20 tips and reviews
The Troubadour is one of L.A. to do.

22. The Troubadour

9.1
9081 Santa Monica Blvd (at Doheny Dr), West Hollywood, CA
Music Venue · 128 tips and reviews

VH1VH1: Parking is a pain! Get there early and find a solid spot that doesn’t cost a fortune. – Taylor Locke from Rooney

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is one of L.A. to do.

23. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

9.1
5919 Franklin Ave (at Bronson Ave.), California
Comedy Club · 93 tips and reviews

IFCIFC: LA: The UCB showcases sketch comedy at its best. Pay a $5 cover for access to comedy's future stars! -IFC Staff

Father's Office is one of L.A. to do.

24. Father's Office

8.8
3229 Helms Ave (at Venice Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Gastropub · South Robertson · 350 tips and reviews

IFCIFC: LA: You're not allowed to make changes to the burgers here, but the burgers will definitely change you. They're that good. -IFC Viewer Read more.

Hollywood Farmer's Market is one of L.A. to do.

25. Hollywood Farmer's Market

9.5
Ivar Ave (btwn Sunset & Hollywood), Los Angeles, CA
Farmers Market · Central Hollywood · 133 tips and reviews
Beso Restaurant is one of L.A. to do.

26. Beso Restaurant

7.4
6350 Hollywood Blvd (at Ivar Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Latin American Restaurant · Central Hollywood · 45 tips and reviews
Little Next Door is one of L.A. to do.

27. Little Next Door

9.1
8142 W 3rd St (Crescent Heights), Los Angeles, CA
French Restaurant · Mid-City West · 106 tips and reviews
Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery is one of L.A. to do.

28. Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery

9.0
1014 Wilshire Blvd (at 10th Ct), Santa Monica, CA
Café · West Los Angeles · 241 tips and reviews
Oliverio at Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills is one of L.A. to do.

29. Oliverio at Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills

7.5
9400 W Olympic Blvd (at Canon Dr.), Beverly Hills, CA
Italian Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 20 tips and reviews
Providence is one of L.A. to do.

30. Providence

9.0
5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Central Hollywood · 89 tips and reviews
Delicious Vinyl is one of L.A. to do.

31. Delicious Vinyl

6607 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Record Shop · Central Hollywood · 1 tip
Vacation Vinyl is one of L.A. to do.

32. Vacation Vinyl

8.7
3815 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Record Shop · Silver Lake · 11 tips and reviews
Lucky Strike LA Live is one of L.A. to do.

33. Lucky Strike LA Live

7.5
800 W Olympic Blvd (at L.A. LIVE, 2nd Floor), Los Angeles, CA
Bowling Alley · South Park · 43 tips and reviews

PUMAPUMA: Bowl In style at Lucky Strike! One of LA's best bowling allies. Remember life's more fun when you're keeping score!

Dodger Stadium is one of L.A. to do.

34. Dodger Stadium

9.2
1000 Elysian Park Ave (at Stadium Way), Los Angeles, CA
Baseball Stadium · Elysian Park · 536 tips and reviews
Philippe The Original is one of L.A. to do.

35. Philippe The Original

9.3
1001 N Alameda St (at Ord St), Los Angeles, CA
Sandwich Place · Chinatown · 398 tips and reviews

36. Sugoi Life

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, CA
Toy / Game Store · Warner Center · 4 tips and reviews

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Place For Japanese Toys and Video Games!

Anime Jungle 1st is one of L.A. to do.

37. Anime Jungle 1st

7.5
319 E 2nd St Ste 103, Los Angeles, CA
Toy / Game Store · Little Tokyo · 16 tips and reviews

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Anime Shop!

Vacation Vinyl is one of L.A. to do.

38. Vacation Vinyl

8.7
3815 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Record Shop · Silver Lake · 11 tips and reviews

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best World Records!

Skingraft is one of L.A. to do.

39. Skingraft

8.5
102 W. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Clothing Store · Gallery Row · 2 tips and reviews

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Bad-Ass Frocks!

Lemon Frog is one of L.A. to do.

40. Lemon Frog

7.4
1202B N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA
Clothing Store · Greater Echo Park Elysian · 7 tips and reviews

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Vintage Shopping Experience!

Soap Plant and WACKO is one of L.A. to do.

41. Soap Plant and WACKO

9.1
4633 Hollywood Blvd (at Rodney Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Gift Shop · Los Feliz · 39 tips and reviews

RackedRacked: Part curio shop, part bookstore, part gallery – all fantastic. It’s one of LA’s best collections of curiosities, trinkets and wackadoodle gifts. [Racked 38 Member] Read more.

Skylight Books is one of L.A. to do.

42. Skylight Books

9.3
1818 N Vermont Ave (at Franklin Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Bookstore · Los Feliz · 57 tips and reviews

RackedRacked: One of LA’s last great indie bookstores. A warm, knowledgeable staff, in-store events with A-list authors, a design/graphic novel annex, and a really great cat make this a favorite. [Racked 38 Member] Read more.

Wasteland is one of L.A. to do.

43. Wasteland

8.2
7428 Melrose Ave (at Vista St.), Los Angeles, CA
Thrift / Vintage Store · Mid-City West · 23 tips and reviews

RackedRacked: The kids at the counter perusing your used goods are sartorially tough cookies, & we wouldn't have it any other way: they ensure a walk through the racks yields steals & surprises. [Racked 38 Member] Read more.

Pizzeria Mozza is one of L.A. to do.

44. Pizzeria Mozza

9.5
641 N Highland Ave (at Melrose Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Pizza Place · 261 tips and reviews

EaterEater: In a handsomely rustic storefront, Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich front what is, on its best days, LA's best pizza. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Animal is one of L.A. to do.

45. Animal

9.2
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA
New American Restaurant · Mid-City West · 207 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A newbie by comparison to some Eater 38 members, Jon and Vinny's small and loud porkapalooza delight remains all the rage with the food set. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Crystalarium is one of L.A. to do.

46. Crystalarium

8500 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Jewelry Store · 2 tips and reviews

PeoplePeople: Stars like Heather Locklear and Anne Hathaway flock to this new age shop, which offers a dazzling collection of rare gems and minerals, and has created one-of-a-kind pieces for films and their stars.

Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of L.A. to do.

47. Hollywood Walk of Fame

8.3
Hollywood Blvd, California
Monument / Landmark · 383 tips and reviews

PeoplePeople: Nearly 2,500 stars, from Marilyn Monroe to Matt Damon, have been immortalized in cement on this 18-block Hollywood landmark. Tip: Download the official iPhone app to pinpoint your fave celeb!

Dolby Theatre is one of L.A. to do.

48. Dolby Theatre

9.0
6801 Hollywood Blvd (at N Highland Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Theater · 133 tips and reviews

PeoplePeople: Home to the Oscars (and American Idol!), this theater’s Grand Staircase bears the name of every Best Picture winner since the 1928 Academy Awards.

The Hollywood Roosevelt is one of L.A. to do.

49. The Hollywood Roosevelt

9.1
7000 Hollywood Blvd (at Orange Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Hotel · Central Hollywood · 158 tips and reviews

PeoplePeople: After checking out Grauman's, go across the street for some clubbing at Teddy's (Sam Ronson often deejays), grab a poolside drink at Tropicana Bar or some grub at Angelina's fave steakhouse, Dakota.

What Goes Around Comes Around is one of L.A. to do.

50. What Goes Around Comes Around

6.6
1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Thrift / Vintage Store · Central Hollywood · 7 tips and reviews

PeoplePeople: Jessica Simpson and super-stylist Rachel Zoehaunt this Hollywood shop for their selection of vintage designer duds andhard-to-find concert T-shirts.

ArcLight Cinemas is one of L.A. to do.

51. ArcLight Cinemas

9.4
6360 W Sunset Blvd (btwn Ivar & Vine), Los Angeles, CA
Multiplex · Central Hollywood · 292 tips and reviews

PeoplePeople: When Charlize Theron and Shia LaBeouf want to hit thecineplex, they hit up this movie theater, which boasts a full bar. Tip: Youcan buy reserved seats online.

Katsuya Hollywood is one of L.A. to do.

52. Katsuya Hollywood

8.8
6300 Hollywood Blvd (at Vine St), Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant · Central Hollywood · 142 tips and reviews

PeoplePeople: Even Brad Pitt and R.Pattz like their rockshrimp tempura at reasonable prices, which makes reservations a must. Tip:If Hollywood is booked, try Katsuya Brentwood, Glendale or downtown.

The Hollywood Bowl is one of L.A. to do.

53. The Hollywood Bowl

9.5
2301 N Highland Ave (at Hollywood Bowl Rd.), Los Angeles, CA
Music Venue · 401 tips and reviews
The Wiltern is one of L.A. to do.

54. The Wiltern

8.9
3790 Wilshire Blvd (at Western Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Concert Hall · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 114 tips and reviews

VH1VH1: To grab food close by, check out Mr Pizza Factory, Gui Rim Korean BBQ or Romero's Mexican Food--all within a couple of blocks! – Team Live Nation

Hollywood Palladium is one of L.A. to do.

55. Hollywood Palladium

8.8
6215 W Sunset Blvd (at Argyle Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Rock Club · Central Hollywood · 98 tips and reviews

VH1VH1: To grab a bite to eat before or after the show check out Magnolia, Fabiolus Cafe, The Hungry Cat or The Waffle--all within walking distance! – Team Live Nation

House of Blues Sunset Strip is one of L.A. to do.

56. House of Blues Sunset Strip

8430 W Sunset Blvd (at Olive Dr), West Hollywood, CA
Rock Club · 121 tips and reviews

VH1VH1: Drink at the Porch Restaurant Bar on the 2nd level. Ask for Elenore. She rocks!! – Team Live Nation

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits is one of L.A. to do.

57. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

7.7
5801 Wilshire Blvd (at Curson Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Museum · Mid-City West · 72 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: A group of Spanish explorers made the first written record of the tar pits in 1769. The oldest known material from the tar pit dates back over 38,000 years.

58. Hollywood Sign

9.3
Mount Lee Dr., Los Angeles, CA
Monument / Landmark · 104 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The sign was originally constructed in 1923 to promote a subdivision at the top of Beachwood Canyon called Hollywoodland; "land" would later be dropped in 1945 when the area was deeded to the city.

Knickerbocker Hotel is one of L.A. to do.

59. Knickerbocker Hotel

1714 Ivar Ave (Hollywood Blvd), California
Hotel · 3 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Bess Houdini began a yearly Halloween séance in 1926 trying to contact her husband, Harry. Epic film director D.W. Griffith died of a stroke in 1948 under the crystal chandelier in the hotel lobby.

Petersen Automotive Museum is one of L.A. to do.

60. Petersen Automotive Museum

9.4
6060 Wilshire Blvd (at Fairfax Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Museum · Miracle Mile · 68 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Rapper Notorious B.I.G. was leaving the Soul Train Music Awards when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997 at the red light at Wilshire and Fairfax.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is one of L.A. to do.

61. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

9.5
1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA
Museum · 105 tips and reviews
Daikokuya is one of L.A. to do.

62. Daikokuya

9.0
327 E 1st St (btwn San Pedro St & Central Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Ramen Restaurant · Little Tokyo · 271 tips and reviews
Umami Burger is one of L.A. to do.

63. Umami Burger

8.3
4655 Hollywood Blvd (at Vermont Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Burger Joint · Los Feliz · 172 tips and reviews

64. Santa Monica Studio

1630 Stewart St, Santa Monica, CA
Office · West Los Angeles · 1 tip
UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden is one of L.A. to do.

65. UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

8.3
Across From Botany Building, Los Angeles, CA
Garden · Westwood · 12 tips and reviews

UCLAUCLA: The Mathias Botanical Garden houses a wide array of plants, which are categorized according to the biomes they can be found in. It is also known for the turtles that frequent the creek in the area.

UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden is one of L.A. to do.

66. UCLA Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

8.7
Next To Young Research, Los Angeles, CA
Sculpture Garden · Westwood · 20 tips and reviews

UCLAUCLA: Named for UCLA's third chancellor, Murphy Sculpture Garden covers 5 acres and includes over 70 works of art by major sculptors from around the world. Read more.

UCLA Powell Library is one of L.A. to do.

67. UCLA Powell Library

College Library, Los Angeles, CA
College Library · Westwood · 31 tips and reviews

UCLAUCLA: The Powell Library building houses the main undergraduate library. One section is open 24hours/day for much of the quarter. Ray Bradbury’s “Farenheit 451” was written in the basement of this building. Read more.

68. WhiteMoon Dreams, Inc

448 S Hill St (W. 5th St.), Los Angeles, CA
Office · Financial District · No tips or reviews