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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Just two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, Runyon Canyon Park is an often overlooked urban park that offers some great views. Atop the canyon, you can glimpse views of the San Fernando Valley and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Hollywood Sign and Giffith Observatory. The park also boasts several hiking trails and is a popular spot for celebrities to exercise. Travelers say that the canyon is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with several old mansions and estates scattered throughout the park – keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail. ”
  • 1021 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“The quintessential L.A. hotel for hollywood types in a beautiful setting. Get a drink or an (expensive) hamburger.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The Griddle Cafe is a very popular spot for breakfast and their specialty is large, delicious pancakes. If going on the weekend, you likely will be waiting in line for a table at this hot spot.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“The Laugh Factory opened in 1979 on the world famous Sunset Strip in Hollywood. It has grown to be one of the most renowned comedy clubs in the world.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Comedy Club
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“This is the World Famous Comedy Store! At any given night, names like Dave Chappelle, Joe Rogan, or Bill Burr are known to walk on stage without notice! An awesome venue to enjoy some laughs. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“I LOVE THIS PLACE!! Do not be intimidated by their large menu, their food is something special. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Our favorite Mexican restaurant! Great atmosphere, great food, flaming margaritas, and even a mariachi band!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Hip destination for Japanese grilled meats & sushi in a contemporary setting with patio seats.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Enjoy gourmet food at this romantic spot, a mile up the hill in Laurel Canyon. Make a reservation if you're in the mood a romantic spot serving delicious Italian classics. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Glamorous open-air bar offering poolside cocktails on the rooftop of the Mondrian Hotel. Day or night.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great place for brunch; awesome 1/2 off Happy Hour (4-7), just sit outside, chill and watch the TMZ Bus tour go by. Perfect pub atmosphere (Left door, restaurant; R door, bar), good mix of beer on tap and seasonal mixed drinks created by the bartenders. No attitude, just a great local spot you can come to again and again.”
  • 68 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Still within walking distance from the home, this restaurant offers good old American comfort food and beer, a sports bar area with several TV screens, and as the centerpiece features a mechanical bull. My advice, don't ride the bull unless you don't mind getting hurt. I've seen people fly off that thing and land on their face and bust their nose open and bleed all over the place there. I nearly lost my manhood the one time I tried it! Much funner to watch as a spectator especially late at night when the crowd really gets going.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“This AMC movie theater, situated at location of the former Laemmle Art House Theater, plays a combination of big budget blockbusters and current art and independent films. This movie theater is 21 and over with alcoholic beverages for sale in addition to gourmet food, popcorn, soda, and candy.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located on the iconic corner of the Sunset Strip, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails features fresh seasonal California cuisine by Top Chef Chris Crary. A favorite among local foodies and nightlife connoisseurs alike, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails serves up signature craft cocktails in an elegant yet inviting ambiance curated by acclaimed designer Waldo Fernandez.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Pretty faces all dressed up, amazing cocktails, West Hollywood "scene"... but doesn't come cheap.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is one of the top 5 British Pub style restaurants in Los Angeles, according to a recent article. They have a wide selection of beer on tap on a pretty good menu of New American cuisine, of which their small bites are particularly delicious. ”
  • 40 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel Bar
“The quintessential L.A. hotel for hollywood types in a beautiful setting. Get a drink or an (expensive) hamburger.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The Griddle Cafe is a very popular spot for breakfast and their specialty is large, delicious pancakes. If going on the weekend, you likely will be waiting in line for a table at this hot spot.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
“I LOVE THIS PLACE!! Do not be intimidated by their large menu, their food is something special. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Our favorite Mexican restaurant! Great atmosphere, great food, flaming margaritas, and even a mariachi band!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Hip destination for Japanese grilled meats & sushi in a contemporary setting with patio seats.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Enjoy gourmet food at this romantic spot, a mile up the hill in Laurel Canyon. Make a reservation if you're in the mood a romantic spot serving delicious Italian classics. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Glamorous open-air bar offering poolside cocktails on the rooftop of the Mondrian Hotel. Day or night.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pub
“Great place for brunch; awesome 1/2 off Happy Hour (4-7), just sit outside, chill and watch the TMZ Bus tour go by. Perfect pub atmosphere (Left door, restaurant; R door, bar), good mix of beer on tap and seasonal mixed drinks created by the bartenders. No attitude, just a great local spot you can come to again and again.”
  • 68 locals recommend

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