10 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles (2017) – Travelers’ Guide

Things to Do in Los Angeles

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10 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles in 2017

Los Angeles is one of the coolest city in America right now, with numerous new restaurant, hotel, bar, or art museum popping up on every corner.

From a Japanese-inspired stay in Malibu to a trendy tiki bar on Hollywood Boulevard, here’s your guide to 10 best things to do in Los Angeles from new to noteworthy.

10. Platform LA (Shopping mall in Culver City)

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Platform Mall is the epicenter of shopping, fashion, culinary talent, and creative entrepreneurs that could only exist in LA.

Located next to the Metro Expo Line’s Culver City station, if offers hipster-approved shops alongside trendy dining options, with various pop-up style spaces, ranging from special one-off events to art galleries for you to explore.

If you’re looking for a local shopping experience that combines high-style, hard-to-find wares, good eats and the occasional art exhibition — all without the hassle of Los Angeles traffic — you will definitely love Platform LA.

9. Nobu Ryokan Restaurant Malibu

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The Nobu Ryokan is an exclusive and private inn offering only 16 accommodations honored in traditional Japanese Ryokan style.

Located at 22752 Pacific Coast Highway, next-door to the Nobu Malibu restaurant, the Nobu Ryokan offers rooms that feature luxurious touches like oceanfront teak soaking tubs, lofty skylights, shoji screens.

The Nobu Ryokan Malibu—named one of Forbes’s most anticipated hotel openings of 2017. There’s no on-site restaurant, but guests get VIP access to the neighboring Nobu Malibu, where tables normally come with three-hour waits.

8. Lono Tiki Bar

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Lono is an Old school tiki bar restaurant with tropical-themed drinks and shareable punch bowls.

Located at 6611 Hollywood Blvd, offers an insanely good-looking tiki bar from Austin Melrose and Zach Patterson of the Umbrella Hospitality Group.

It’s one of the best-looking bars you’ve ever laid eyes on with terrific hospitality.

Go up to the bar and order a King Kamehameha – The ‘Magnum P.I.’-inspired – one of the excellent cocktails on the menu at Lono. We dare you to just have one.

7. Marciano Art Foundation

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The Marciano Art Foundation is a new contemporary art space in the heart of Los Angeles.

Located at 4357 Wilshire Blvd, this contemporary art museum showcasing a collection of about 1,500 artworks, with works by heavyweights like Takashi Murakami, Glenn Ligon, and Sherrie Levine.

It’s a must-stop on any contemporary art lover’s itinerary – but do make sure to reserve your Marciano Art Foundation tickets online in advance before your visit.

6. Malibu Beach Inn – Luxury Beach Resort Hotel

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The Malibu Beach Inn is a luxury oceanfront hotel offering elegantly-appointed guestrooms, onsite dining and spa suite services.

Located at 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu – each guestroom has its own balcony showcasing a terrace and a private beach area, with beautiful views of Malibu Pier and Carbon Beach, one of the area’s most exclusive and least crowded stretches of sound.

Scandinavian-inspired decor, and an earthy color palette, Malibu Beach Inn offers a unique vibe – unlike any other.

5. The Highlight Room at Dream Hollywood

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Located at the top of the Dream Hollywood, the 11,000-square-foot rooftop bar and lounge have a pool, grill, two DJ booths, bottle service, and jaw-dropping views of the city.

It offers a range of restaurant and nightlife concepts that pay homage to the area’s local culture while infusing it with unexpected elements and just the right amount of playful decadence.

From light bites to secret nightclubs, The Highlight Room’s chic, modern sundeck is the ideal destination to relax by the pool on plush loungers or in luxurious private cabanas, while enjoying a light menu and handcrafted refreshments.

4. Mohawk General Store, Venice

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L.A.’s west side finally has a serious place to shop – Mohawk General Store, Venice – just across the border in Santa Monica, a few doors down from Google’s L.A.

At Mohawk’s new Venice outpost, you’ll discover apparel, jewelry, and home décor from local designers like Sophie Buhai and Gabriele Artigas alongside international names like Lemaire, Comme des Garçons, and Jacquemus.

3. Vespertine Restaurant Culver City

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In the words of Vespertine’s marketing materials, it is “a gastronomical experience seeking to disrupt the course of the modern restaurant”.

Located at 3599 Hayden Ave, Culver City, Vespertine is one of the most innovatively designed restaurants with its futuristic-looking waffled steel building designed by avant-garde architect Eric Owen Moss.

In Vespertine, you’ll find dishes that are inspired by out-of-the-ordinary ingredients like black sapote, kelp blades, birch, and redwood, with each bite, offers a different texture, that complimented well with wide variety of wine and juice pairings available in the menu.

2. Tintorera Restaurant Silver Lake

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Tintorera, a Maycoll Calderón’s modern Mexican seafood restaurant in Silver Lake, has one of the best new outdoor terraces around.

This outdoor seafood-centric restaurant will be reflective of Calderón’s signature cooking style – unique Mexican preparations of fish, meats, vegetables, and perfectly handmade tortillas.

Expect a menu laden with crudos alemán, fresh flavors, and stunning plating along with a horchata cocktail, spiked with tequila and thickened with blended avocado.

1. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Restaurants + Luxury Hotel

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Indulge in world-class services and elegance while you capture panoramic views from your suite, and enjoy a fresh hotel experience at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, with all the five-star amenities and service you’d expect from the luxury brand.

Located in Los Angeles, 13 miles from Long Beach WWII Battleship Guns, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills features a resplendent lobby, a giant bronze chandelier, and shimmery Lalique crystal surfaces.

After ten years of planning and construction at a reported cost of around $200 million, the Waldorf Astoria offers a rooftop restaurant with dining menu from the acclaimed French chef Jean-Georges, along with the best panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills.

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