Planning a trip to Los Angeles? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
4Dedicate the afternoon to exploring the edgy art galleries of Chinatown.
5Head to the Walt Disney Concert Hall to explore the stunning architecture and to have dinner at Patina, Joachim Splichal’s flagship restaurant.
1You’ve now been in L.A. for almost a week and it’s time to fit in some serious shopping.
2Head to Beverly Hills to spend your morning shopping the Golden Triangle and Rodeo Drive.
3Sate your afternoon hunger with a thick, juicy burger at Umami Burger.
4The afternoon is the perfect time to explore art and architecture of The Getty Center.
5Earlier in the week you had drinks at Bar Marmont, but now it’s time to go back for dinner.
1Drive west to Pasadena, where you’ll visit the Norton Simon Museum, then check out Old Town and its shops. If it’s the second Sunday of the month, you’ll have to spend the early morning at the Rose Bowl for the flea market.
2Have a bite at the museum or a full lunch at one of the many cafes on Colorado Boulevard in Old Town.
3Drive east into nearby San Marino and visit the Huntington. Make sure to remember your reservation for tea. This is an all-afternoon event.
4You’ll be exhausted now, so have dinner in your hotel and congratulate yourself on having pretty well gotten to know this sprawling city.
1You can’t leave L.A. without spending some time at the beach, so your last day here should be dedicated to exploring the ocean in Malibu.
2Have lunch alongside the surfers at Neptune’s Nest.
3You could spend all day at the beach, but if you’re looking for a change of pace we recommend fitting in some shopping in Santa Monica.
4Around 5PM head to the Santa Monica Pier to watch the sunset, ride the carousel and purchase an ice cream soda.
5Have dinner at one of the restaurants along the marina.