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Travel Guide: Los Angeles

A View of Downtown Los Angeles

Welcome to "The Best of Los Angeles," a GAYOT travel guide featuring top restaurants, luxe hotels and spas, artsy attractions, hip events and other important information for sophisticated travelers and diners. Whether you are a local resident or tourist, our destination guide will steer you to the hottest highlights in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, including the Valley, Beverly Hills, Palm Springs and more.

A 1963 Ferrari Berlinetta Luso on display at The Petersen Automotive Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum

Read GAYOT's blog to find out about "The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes," the latest exhibit at The Petersen Automotive Museum. Sponsored by Jaguar and the new F-Type coupe, the celebrity-curated show brings together an all-star cast of fixed-roof cars.

Find out more about the exhibit

Crispy tuna (Thé Cool @ Berri's Café), Chef Brian Malarkey (Herringbone at the Mondrian), Maude by chef Curtis Stone

The 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Spring 2014
Spring is a season of new beginnings, which is why we invite you to broaden your horizons at one of GAYOT's 25 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles for Spring.

See the entire list with recommended dishes!

Watts Towers
This collection of monumental artwork reaching nearly 100 feet in height was built by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia between 1921 and 1954. Check out our photo gallery.
Watts Towers in Los Angeles

Rush Street in Culver City is featured in our list of Top 10 Happy Hours in Los Angeles
Top 10 Happy Hour
Whether you're unwinding after a long day at work or just looking for a great deal, these ten bars and restaurants offer some of the best "happy hours" in the city.

Top 10 Spas in Los Angeles
From posh pampering at luxurious hotels to super affordable Korean bathhouses and terrific Thai massage parlors, LA's top spas offer a wide range of services.
The Spa at Four Seasons Westlake Village, one of our Top 10 Spas in Los Angeles

Black Market Liquor Bar in Studio City, one of our Top 10 Craft Cocktail Bars in Los Angeles
Top 10 Craft Cocktail Bars
These days, restaurants and bars are putting as much thought and effort into their cocktails as they are into the rest of the menu. Check out the libations at these LA hot spots.

The iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles

Los Angeles 72-Hr Getaway Guide
Gain an insider's perspective on LA with our weekend travel guide, packed full of information about the best hotels, restaurants and attractions across the city.

See the entire guide here!

Save with CityPass!

Save time and money on your next vacation with the CityPass booklet. It contains admission tickets to the Hollywood and Southern California's top attractions at a substantially reduced price.


Located in world-renowned wine regions from Napa to Bordeaux to South Africa, these historic roads offer both great wine and beautiful scenery.
Beyond the crowds on the Adriatic Sea, the clamor of Rome and the charmed Toscana lies an Italy yet undiscovered by many American travelers.