There's a reason so many New York City diehards—you know, the ones who used to complain about the relentless sunshine and plastic surgery—are making the once unthinkable move west. Nowhere else—from the newly revitalized downtown to the miles of achingly beautiful coastline—has such sunny skies, such insistent glamour. But for all its glossy appeal, this is also a town with substance: an excellent food scene, superior shopping, and sweeping views of the city from atop Runyon Canyon…all of which make this legendary place even more so.
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Why You Should Be Hanging Out in Inglewood, Los Angeles
The Los Angeles neighborhood that played host to Super Bowl LVI offers a longstanding global food scene, local art, and much more.
Best Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles
When you've had enough of driving in the city, drive out of it.
What to Do in Palm Springs, California's Timeless Getaway
The design in this desert escape never goes out of style.
Massimo Bottura Is Opening His First Restaurant in the U.S.
The second outpost of Gucci Osteria will open in Los Angeles.
12 Best Things to Do in L.A.'s Arts District: The Neighborhood Guide
Consider this our definitive list for exploring the city's hottest neighborhood.
Editor Hotel Recommendations
Conrad Los Angeles: First InFrank Gehry’s first hotel project in DTLA is a real showstopper, and well worth the wait.Read full review
Short Stories HotelLocated on an unassuming strip of Fairfax Boulevard, Short Stories is a fairy-tale urban oasis.Read full review
The Godfrey Hotel HollywoodDecor here is centered around the glitz and glam this part of L.A. is known for.Read full review
Pendry West HollywoodRight in the heart of West Hollywood across the street from The Comedy Store, excellent shopping, and world-class restaurants.Read full reviewPowered By: Expedia.com
Downtown L.A. Proper HotelA true feast for the senses, this playful, design-driven property calls is a self-contained vacation.Read full review
Fairmont Century PlazaA $2.5 billion renovation of Los Angeles' iconic Century Plaza by Fairmont that's just the first of many new openings in the development.Read full review
Hotel Bel-Air, Dorchester CollectionThe Hotel Bel-Air is the very definition of exclusivity.Read full review
Freehand Los AngelesA hostel that seems too cool and comfortable to be one.Read full review
Ace Hotel Downtown Los AngelesAce has done it again, leading the revitalization charge with this restoration project in the heart of Downtown L.A.Read full review
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Sunset Tower HotelStep into a Hollywood institution where you're still likely to spot a celeb or two.Read full review
Waldorf Astoria Beverly HillsSurprise: One of the best rooftop bars and pools in the city.Read full review
The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles
19 Best Things to Do in Los AngelesThe city may sprawl, but we've mapped out your next visit.
16 Best Beaches in Los AngelesEver want to say “nope” to the world, grab your sunscreen, and while away the hours listening to the surf roll onto a soft sandy beach?
13 Best Hikes in Los AngelesIn this town, juice and a hike is the weekend plan. Here's how to do it like a local.
11 Things to Do in Koreatown, Los Angeles: The Neighborhood GuideWhere to eat, drink, shop, and, yes—get pampered—in this action-packed L.A. nabe.
6 Best Day Trips from Los AngelesWhen you want a quick getaway from the City of Angels.
10 Fun, Easy Things to Do in Los Angeles With KidsThe City of Angels offers family-friendly entertainment at every turn—you just have to know where to look.
How to Spend a Weekend in California's Santa Ynez ValleyCome for the wine, stay for the ’cue.
- Active Fitness
Runyon Canyon YogaCome for one of Daniel's classes on Saturday.Read full review
Sacred Cove and Abalone Cove Shoreline ParkIf you're looking for a sunbathing beach, this isn't it, but if you're after natural beauty, you're in the right spot.Read full review
Inspiration Point TrailDon't miss the one-time home of America's favorite cowboy.Read full review
Switzer FallsThe glory of nature, full of Angelenos.Read full review
Vineland Drive-InThe last theater of its kind remaining in Los Angeles County.Read full review
- Parks & Gardens
Echo Park LakeAfter a 2014 renovation the lake became the crown jewel of a cool neighborhood.Read full review
Museum of Jurassic TechnologyIt might not be for everyone, but if you’re interested in obscura, you’ll be seriously satisfied.Read full review
Wi SpaThe facilities are massive, with meditation zones, separate men's and women's floors, a full-service restaurant, a fitness room, and more.Read full review
Hauser & WirthThe opening of the Los Angeles location of this world-class gallery was a feather in the cap of the flourishing Arts District scene.Read full review
- Parks & Gardens
Santa Monica PierWith scents of cotton candy wafting through the air and views of the Pacific Ocean, the scene at Santa Monica Pier is breathtaking.Read full review
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyThe renowned National History Museum, now a stop on the L.A. Metro, fuses grandiose architecture with an intimate, educational experience.Read full review
Skirball Cultural CenterHoused in an 8,000-square-foot gallery, the exhibit is a one-of-a-kind, innovative, thoughtfully designed, hands-on learning opportunity for kids—and parents.Read full review
The Best Airbnbs in Los Angeles
From beachfront properties to treehouse getaways, there's something for everyone.
The Best Places to Eat & Drink in Los Angeles
46 Best Restaurants in Los AngelesHow do you even know where to start?
24 Best Bars in Los AngelesWhat L.A. lacks in a late last call, it makes up for in bartending talent.
16 Best Brunches in Los AngelesAnyone who thinks brunch is for amateurs hasn’t eaten the mid-day meal in LA lately.
18 Best Sushi Restaurants in Los AngelesSushi here is practically a religion—and rightly so.
14 Best Mexican Restaurants in Los AngelesThe city has one of the most varied Mexican restaurant scenes in the world.
Editor Restaurant and Bar Recommendations
Taco MaríaThe smartest Mexican-inspired food in Southern California.
Joshua Tree SaloonStop in after a day of hiking in the park.
Highly LikelyThe restaurant embodiment of a ray of sunshine.
OtoñoA California makeover for a Spanish tapas bar.
KonbiWhy yes, you have seen these sandwiches on the social media.
KismetElegant Middle Eastern cuisine in Los Feliz digs.
Tito's TacosCalifornia tacos, not Mexican ones.
AtriumEclectic in the best way.
LasaThe beating heart of L.A.'s filipino food movement.
SalazarLike a SoCal backyard BBQ.
SqirlJessica Koslow, still working magic with rice and toast.
Genwa Korean BBQGood gracious that's good galbi.
How to Enjoy the Beautiful, Remote High Desert of Joshua Tree
A mix of outdoorsy adventure and hidden beauty is attracting more travelers to the High Desert hamlet.
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Best Hotels in Hollywood, California
Whether you want glitz and glam or an oasis away from the crowds.
In Los Angeles, One of the City’s Oldest Neighborhoods Continues to Evolve
They say nobody walks in L.A.—but a creative renaissance in West Adams is proving that’s a myth.
The Restaurants, Hotels, and Art Spaces Making Hollywood Vibrant Again
Like baggy jeans and crop tops, once-shunned Hollywood is undeniably cool once more.
French Bee Is Launching Cheap Flights to Paris From LAX This Month
A one-way fare to the City of Light starts at just $321.
Key West Travel GuideWarm temperatures—and hotter beaches
Yellowstone National Park at 150Wonderland: The early nickname of America’s first national park is as apt today as when Yellowstone was founded, in March of 1872. On its sesquicentennial, we celebrate this miraculous place—while exploring a history that has too often excluded its original stewards—and consider how to ensure its survival for generations to come.
Boston Travel GuideIt's time to spill the tea...
San Francisco Travel GuideDon't forget to pack an extra layer
Dallas Travel GuideHard to crack. Easy to love.
Washington, D.C. Travel GuideIt all starts at the Capitol.
Seattle Travel GuideOysters and craft beer so good you won’t notice it’s drizzling
Savannah Travel GuideFamous for its ghosts, but plenty full of life