Sun and surf
The mild weather makes alfresco living standard in Los Angeles. Angelenos grab their sunglasses and head out to hike in Griffith Park, take a leisurely bicycle ride near the Santa Monica Pier, or just walk down Venice Beach. The more adventurous take surfing lessons in Malibu, while those seeking luxury sip cocktails by the pool in a Los Angeles hotel.
Locals swear by the fiery burritos from the stalls that line the popular alfresco Hollywood Farmers’ Market. But for a sit-down Mexican feast head to Jefferson for El Cholo’s famous green-corn tamales and potent margaritas. Choose spicy buns from steaming carts in Chinatown’s dim sum restaurants, or eat fresh-from-the-sea sushi over sweeping LA views from Yamashiro in the Hollywood Hills.
Los Angeles wakes up when the sun goes down. Dress in your finest to groove in a Sunset Boulevard nightclub or catch a live band at the House of Blues. For jazz or good conversation, visit a bar near Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Head to a theatre downtown or enjoy a classical concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.