Los Angeles Things to do

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The following is a food, sights, and shopping in Los Angeles. It is not by any means all-inclusive. If you are looking for something that you do not see here, please feel free to call us and we will help you or log onto www.citysearch.com for a more comprehensive look.


 

Restaurants near the facility


Nappa Valley Grille

1100 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
+1 (310) 824-3322

The Glendon Bar & Kitchen

1071 Glendon Avenue, Los angeles, CA 90024
+1 (310) 208-2023

Extreme Pizza

106 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
+1 (310) 295-2535

Palomino

10877 Wilshire Bulevard
+1 (310) 208-1960

Damon & Pythias

1060 Broxton Avenue
+1 (310) 824-8777
www.damonandpythias.com


 

Other restaurants


Asia de Cuba

(at the Mondrian)
8440 Sunset Boulevard
+1 (323) 848-6000
www.chinagrillmgt.com
Asian and Cuban influenced cuisine, served family style. $$$
"The fried calamari salad is divine, darling." Zsa Zsa Gabor

Balboa

(at the Grafton Hotel)
8462 Sunset Boulevard
+1 (323) 650-8383
www.balboaprime.com
Staid steakhouse gets a saucy makeover at this urban playground. $$$
"What a wonderful combination of martini's and mood music." Usher

CUT

9500 Wilshire Boulevard
+1 (310) 276-8500
www.wolfgangpuck.com
A new, hip, celebrity sighting restaurant by Wolfgang Puck at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. $$$

The Ivy

113 North Robertson Boulevard
+1 (310) 274-8303
A place to see and be seen, the menu is traditional American, emphasizing comfort-food classics. $$$
"It's a classic, baby!" Dick Vitale

Morton's

435 South La Cienega Boulevard
+1 (310) 246-1501
www.mortons.com
A place whose privileges are so warmly conveyed that you instantly feel like an honored guest being welcomed into your own private club. $$$
"Morton's is a dining legend." Harrison Ford

Pano e Vino

8265 Beverly Boulevard
+1 (323) 651-4600
www.panevino.com
Comfort food and alfresco dining, Italian-style. Request a table in the outdoor patio.  "Aye Carumba" Bart Simpson

Wilshire

2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica
+1 (310) 586-1707



Night Spots


The W living room

(at the W hotel)
930 Hilgard Avenue
+1 (310) 208-8765
The W Hotel might be on UCLA's sorority row, but it's hard to remember once you're inside the swanky Los Angeles bar. Private rooms and trendy furniture give the place a calm vibe and hip appeal.

Bar Marmont

8171 West Sunset Boulevard
+1 (323) 650-0575
Superior cocktails, a sultry bar and a small bar menu with the best burger in town draw a celebrity moth to every flame.

Nic's Restaurant & Martini Lounge

453 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills
+1 (310) 550-5707

Red Buddha Lounge

6423 Yucca Street, Hollywood
+1 (323) 962-2913
Billowing silk hangs from the ceiling and sets the VIP room a little apart from the rest of the dance floor. The bar is supposed to be as peaceful as a temple, but it's Los Angeles, so that doesn't last long..

Ma'Kai

101 Broadway Avenue, Santa Monica,CA 90410
+1 (310) 434-1511
Ma'Kai Lounge was chosen as Santa Monica's best cocktail lounge for 2009/2010. Overlooking the Palisades and the Pacific Ocean, it affords breathtaking views of the sun setting over Malibu and the Santa Monica Pier.

The Standard Lounge on Sunset

8300 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood
+1 (323) 650-9090
Stylish Los Angeles nightlife scene if ever there was one, the Bar at the Standard Hotel sports so many chic appointments-from the shabby, to the kitschy, to the swank-that the overall effect is somewhat surreal

Skybar

(at the Mondrian Hotel)
8440 Sunset Boulevard
+1 (323) 848-6025
www.morganshotelgroup.com (click on Mondrian and then Drink for the Skybar)
LA's ultimate luxurious poolside oasis and a Sunset Strip institution with the most beautiful view of the city.
"Hang with the beautiful people and look at the city." Debra Schlesinger Hellman

(Some celebrity quotes may not be real.)



Local Attractions


Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
+1 (310) 443-7000
www.hammer.ucla.edu

Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame

6925 Hollywood Boulevard
+1 (323) 464-8111
www.mannstheaters.com

LACMA

(Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
+1 (323) 857-6000
www.lacma.org

MOCA

(Museum of Contemporary Art)
There are three locations in Los Angeles, please see the website or call +1 (213) 626-6222.
www.moca.org

The Getty

1200 Getty Center Drive
+1 (310) 440-7300
www.getty.edu

La Brea Tar Pits/George C. Page Museum

5801 Wilshire Boulevard
+1 (323) 934-PAGE (7243)
www.labreatarpits.org

The Hollywood Bowl

(Arts Center)
2301 North Highland Avenue
+1 (323) 850-2000
www.hollywoodbowl.com

The LA Zoo

5333 Zoo Drive
+1 (323) 644-4200
www.lazoo.com

Universal Studios/Citywalk

(Movie studio, theatres, theme park, dining, entertainment and five minutes from our office)
100 Universal City Plaza
+1 (800) UNIVERSAL l
www.universalstudios.com

Santa Monica Pier

(Rides, food and local color)
350 Santa Monica Pier
+1 (310) 541-5133
www.santamonicapier.com

Olvera Street

Alamenda Avenue & East Cesar Chavez Avenue
+1 (213) 628-1274
Stroll along the streets of historic LA amongst a hodgepodge of museums, Spanish architecture, commemorative shops, Mariachi bands and some of the best Mexican restaurants in town.
www.citysearch.com

Maps to the Stars

Just in case you feel you must!
Maps can be found in and around Hollywood Boulevard on the Walk of Fame.
www.seeingstars.com



Shopping

Westwood Village

Bordered by the UCLA campus to the north, Wilshire Blvd. to the south, Gayley Ave. to the West and Hilgard Ave.

Rodeo Drive

The so-called Golden Triangle holds more wealth and fine stores than most small countries. At its center is the renowned Rodeo Drive. It is the street on which Julia Roberts had her shopping spree in "Pretty Woman." It is the street that sports designer stores such as Tiiffany's, Cartier, Chanel, Bally, Gucci and other well-heeled notables. This is also the street that few people who don't spend their life in front of the camera can afford. On nearby Wilshire Blvd., there is the Regent Beverly Wilshire (seen in "Beverly Hills Cop"), Niketown, Barneys, and, yes, the "Winona"
Saks Fifth Avenue.
www.laavenue.com

The Grove at The Farmer's Market

189 Grove Drive
+1 (888) 315-8883
www.grovela.com / www.farmersmarketla.com
Shopping, restaurants (Morels's and Maggiano's are a must), and a spa are all found in this beautiful open-air bazaar.

Roberston Boulevard

Between Beverly Boulevard and Third Street
This small street could be seen as a diorama for hip Los Angeles. Featuring the exclusiveness of Beverly Hills and the cutting-edge cool of Melrose, this small stretch is where Hollywood hipsters with real money shop.

Melrose Avenue

Between San Vicente and La Brea Avenue
This is the tale of two streets. Since the early '80s, the stretch of Melrose between Fairfax and La Brea avenues has defined hip shopping in Los Angeles. The storefronts alone are works of pop art, and the approximately dozen blocks are still packed with hipsters trying to score the latest cool attire.

Hollywood and Highland

6801 Hollywood Boulevard
+1 (323) 467-6412
www.hollywoodandhighland.com
Boasting the best views of the Hollywood Sign and located on the heart of Hollywood's Walk of Fame, this open-air Vegas inspired shopping plaza is also home to The Kodak Theatre (home of the Oscars), The Hollywood Renaissance Hotel (Marriott) and next to Grauman's Chinese. Check out Lucky Strike, an upscale restaurant and bowling alley.

Beverly Center

8500 Beverly Boulevard
+1 (310) 854-0071
www.beverlycenter.com
Linking West Hollywood to Beverly Hills is this Uber mall. It's got Bloomingdale's, Macy's and of course, Gap and Banana Republic.



Sporting


Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Staples Center
+1 (213) 480-3232
www.nba.com/lakers

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA)

Staples Center
+1 (888) 895-8662
www.nba.com/clippers

Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)

Staples Center
+1 (877) 44-SPARKS
www.wnba.com/sparks

Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)

Dodger Stadium
+1 (323) 224-1-HIT
www.dodgers.com

Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)

Home Depot Center
+1 (310) 630-2200
www.lagalaxy.com

 

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