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Travel Guide: Los Angeles

Welcome to "The Best of Los Angeles," a GAYOT travel guide featuring top restaurants, luxe hotels and spas, fun attractions and the latest events. Whether you're a local or tourist, read on to find the hottest highlights in LA and Southern California, including the Valley, Orange County and Palm Springs.


The Best of Los Angeles


The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California will debut a new exhibit: Cars & Carriages

Mullin Automotive Museum's New Exhibit
The Mullin Automotive Museum will host a new exhibit: Cars & Carriages. Focusing on La Belle Époque, it will highlight the significant technology advancements of the era, such as the shift from horse-drawn carriages to automobiles. The exhibit opens to the public on April 9, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and reservations are encouraged.

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The Bison, one of the LEGO brick scultures at the Nature Connects exhibit at the South Coast Botanic Garden in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

Art with LEGO Bricks Exhibit at South Coast Botanic Garden
You won't want to miss the Nature Connects interactive art exhibit happening from February 19 to May 8, 2016 at the South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Created by artist Sean Kenney, the display showcases 27 LEGO sculptures of animals and plants. Nearly 500,000 LEGO bricks were used to craft the collection, which includes a bison — the exhibition's heaviest sculpture weighing in at 626 pounds! You can also expect a bricks raceway and building area, mosaic wall and reading lounge. This is the exhibit's only stop in Southern California during its national tour and purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

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The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, explores the history of the automobile

The Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum is reopening after undergoing renovations to freshen up its look. Founded in 1994, the establishment takes visitors on a journey through the history of the automobile, with rotating exhibits and collections of vintage vehicles and race cars on display.

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The Broad Museum in LA was built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad

The Broad Museum
The Broad museum showcases an impressive collection of more than 2,000 works of contemporary art. Created by art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad in an effort to increase access to the arts in LA, The Broad offers free admission to the public.

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The dining room at Cole's, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Value Restaurants in Los Angeles

Top 10 Value Restaurants in Los Angeles
You can still savor the dining scene of LA on a budget. GAYOT's Top 10 Value Restaurants in Los Angeles features places throughout the city that offer a gourmet experience that's easy on the wallet.

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A guest room at BLVD Hotel & Spa in Studio City, California

Top 10 Value Hotels in Los Angeles
Booking a room in LA doesn't mean you have to break the bank. If you're traveling to the City of Angels, take a look at GAYOT's selection of the Top 10 Value Hotels in Los Angeles. These picks offer comfy accommodations and great amenities at an affordable price.

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The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prarie in Beverly Hills, California

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.

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The iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles

Los Angeles 72-Hour 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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