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.
WHERE TO EAT IN L.A.
The 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants Summer is in full swing in Los Angeles, with diners enjoying the famous weather that has drawn so many outsiders to the city over the years. Here are twenty-five restaurants that feature their outdoor space as much as the cuisine of the chef inside.
SEXY SPORTS COUPES
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.
ART IN SOUTH CENTRAL 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.
BOTTOMS UP 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.
SOUTHLAND SPAS 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.
MECCAS OF MIXOLOGY 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.
EXPLORING THE CITY OF ANGELS
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.
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