Attractions, Things To Do

Hear Talented Live Musicians in Sunny Los Angeles

A city brimming with bright and shining talent in (and even on) all of its corners, Los Angeles is the ultimate destination for artists, actors, and musicians who wish to make it big—and those who wish to see and hear them perform.

Being home to a myriad of record labels, it’s no wonder that L.A. has collected as many music venues to match. From small, intimate spaces to enormous arena-style venues, you’ll find every type of concert experience imaginable in this city.

The Best Hotspots for Live Music in L.A.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Immediately recognizable in the L.A. landscape, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is a fantastic upscale live music venue with both impressive acoustics and architecture. Famous for the nautical inspiration of its design, this concert hall utilizes its extraordinary concave design for the best sound imaginable. Pair the great sound with the extensive views from the steep incline of the seating and you’re in for an incredible concert.

The Troubadour
An iconic L.A. music hotspot, The Troubadour has hosted industry powerhouse bands for decades now, from 70s rock giants to the funky stylings of Prince and the mellow ambiance of Coldplay. With a capacity of around four hundred seats, this venue somehow maintains a fine balance between large-scale venue and intimate concert stage, making it the ideal place to catch a show. You might even see some of L.A.’s local big-name talent, who frequently stop in for surprise performances.

The Wiltern
First opened as a vaudeville theater in 1931, The Wiltern has had its share of ups and downs over its many years, but still remains one of the city’s foremost live concert venues. Designated as a mid-size performance hall at just under two thousand seats, part of the beauty of The Wiltern is in its ideal layout. There are multiple levels for standing and great balcony seating. Both options allow you to see the performers from anywhere—even the back of the theater!

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Los Angeles’ Top Under-the-Radar Attractions – And Where to Find Them

When it comes to getting to know L.A., it pays to be in-the-know. Sure, you can check off the boxes of your sightseeing list at all of the typical tourist spots, like Disneyland, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and Rodeo Drive. There’s nothing wrong with coloring inside of the lines. However, if you’re an out-of-the-box type of vacationer, Los Angeles has so much more to offer than meets the eye. Below, we’ve put together a brief list of some of the area’s hottest attractions that you might not see on an ordinary travel guide. We hope that you enjoy these unexpectedly awesome attractions as much as we do!

The Descanso Gardens at La Cañada Flintridge

Stop and smell the five acres of roses at this expansive and exquisite locale, where visitors can observe the beautiful plant life that thrives in L.A.’s Mediterranean climate. If your visit just so happens to take place when they’re not blooming, there’s always the Camellia Collection.

The Camera Obscura at the Santa Monica Senior Recreation Center

You’ve got that right—this old-fashioned attraction is hidden away inside of a senior center! The second floor of this building houses a historic 19th century periscope that inspired the invention of photography. Not only is this old-school “webcam before webcams were a thing” intriguing, but it’s also free!

Skyslide at the U.S. Bank Tower

Take in the incredible city views from the 70th story of the U.S. Bank Tower’s exterior, where visitors can slide down to the 69th story by way of a one-thousand-foot-long glass-incased slide. The ride is short but exhilarating; there’s nothing else in L.A. like it!

The Endeavour at the California Science Center

See the last spaceship built by the NASA space program up close and personal! While visitors aren’t allowed to explore inside of the ship, you can get right underneath the massive L.A.-built aircraft—a true native star of L.A.

The Night Gallery in Lincoln Heights

For lovers of the arts and nightlife, the Night Gallery is the perfect cultural outlet. A spot for drinking, smoking, and art, this spot is open from 10:00pm until 2:00am on Tuesday through Saturday every week.

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Dining

“To Dine For”- LA’s Hottest Eateries for 2017

Los Angeles is known as the place to be for many things. You’ve got the beaches, the music, the art, the sunny climate, and so much more. But it is also known for its very diverse and delicious restaurant selections. In Los Angeles, you have pretty much everything you could possibly think of at your fingertips. You could be a vegan, vegetarian, a pescatarian, or even a carnivore, and you will always find something great.

To keep you from having to do too much to find a good place (Let’s face it: new cities can be a bit overwhelming!), here are some of the top ten hottest and best restaurants in Los Angeles. If you can fit it in, try them all! Otherwise, you’ll at least have a few great, highly-rated options to choose from while you’re in the area!

Nerano – 9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd.

If you’re in the area and hungry for some amazing Italian cuisine, you must come here. Inspired by the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy, the culture is welcoming to every guest. Despite all of the delicious meals you can find here, you can also find some amazing signature drinks and enjoy those with pre-dinner bites in the incredible lounge located upstairs.

Lady Delilah – 7969 Santa Monica Blvd.

Lady Delilah is a very unique restaurant in that it serves as a hybrid restaurant and lounge that pays homage to the “Roaring 20’s” with its art, décor, and interior aesthetics. Starting at 7 pm, dinner is open every day with a reservation. The food is a wonderful array of soulful food that is also influenced by the 20’s era.

Catch – 8715 Melrose Ave.

If what you’re craving while you’re in Los Angeles is some delectable seafood, Catch is definitely the place to be! Be warned that there is a dress code, and management has the right to refuse service to patrons who don’t or are unwilling to follow it. Abide by this, and the food is so worth it!

Here’s Looking At You – 3901 W. 6th St.

This gastropub is located in Koreatown and offers some amazing cocktails and some delicious meals. Some of the most highly recommended dishes here include the shishito peppers, soft-shell prawns, beef tartare, and the 30-day aged Holstein rib-eye. There is a little something for everyone at this tasty restaurant!

Gwen – 6600 Sunset Blvd.

Gwen is an elegant European style butcher shop and restaurant. They offer a feast-style menu that presents up to 20 dishes. For a lovely sit-down dinner, this is one of the best. If you want the full experience, a reservation is required, but they also have a la carte menus available in the bar and patio, where a reservation is not necessary. Regardless of whether you choose to sit down and enjoy a feast, or just have small bites and cocktails, you’re sure to receive the best in terms of quality, taste, and service here!

Jon & Vinny’s – 412 N. Fairfax Ave.

One of the best things about Jon & Vinny’s, is that they have a full menu. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have a plethora of amazing Italian dishes that are loved by so many. So, if you’re looking for a nice glass of wine, great Italian cuisine, and some fantastic service, definitely take the time to try Jon & Vinny’s! You won’t regret it!

Bestia – 2121 E. 7th Pl.

Another must-try Italian restaurant in Los Angeles is Bestia. They have a very diverse menu that includes items that you wouldn’t see at most Italian restaurants. A couple of their specialties include the bone marrow and squid din bottarga. If you want something more traditional, they also serve the most popular and favorite dishes such as calamari, lasagna and spaghetti. No matter what your preference, there is no doubt that you will love whatever you choose to try!

The Mar Vista – 12249 Venice Blvd.

The Mar Vista is a great choice for dinner in Los Angeles that offers farm-to-table ingredients. Their purpose is to deliver delicious, affordable, chef-driven dining experiences that everyone can enjoy. So, if you want something fresh and amazing, but don’t want to break your vacation budget, this is definitely the best choice! With food this good, you’d expect it to be pricey, but it’s just the opposite! Stop in to The Mar Vista for a delicious and affordable experience!

Manuela – 907 E 3rd St.

Manuela can best be described as a mix between Mexican and Southern comfort food. The head chef is from Texas, so Tex-Mex meals are sure to be found here! They are located right in the middle of the Arts district of Los Angeles, so not only can you find excellent food here, but there is also a great view and lots to do and see in the area.

The Cannibal – 8850 Washington Blvd.

The Cannibal is not just a great option for lunch, brunch, or dinner, but it also serves as a butcher shop! Whether you’re looking to spend the night out in Los Angeles, or if you want to stay in and cook your own meal, The Cannibal is a delicious option for any occasion! And if you’re unsure, their friendly staff is more than happy to help you decide. From their favorite in-house meals to delicious recipes and meat recommendations. With all that they have to offer, you’d be missing out if you didn’t stop by The Cannibal.

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