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.
The Best of Los Angeles
Top 25 Restaurants in Los Angeles to Eat at Right Now From swanky steakhouses to inventive vegan hot spots, GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in (and around) Los Angeles for you to enjoy right now.
EPICUREAN EVENT OF THE YEAR
5th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival celebrates its fifth year and will be going on August 27 to August 30! This four-day event showcases the finest eats and drinks in a city-wide epicurean extravaganza set in downtown Los Angeles. The most notable culinary talents in the country will delight guests through live demonstrations, wine and spirits tastings, book signings, after parties and more. Guests can try dishes inspired by cuisines from all around the world and tune into live musical performances.
FROM ACTOR TO PRESIDENT
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Many know Ronald Reagan as the 40th President of the United States, but before that, he had a successful run as a Hollywood actor, starring in over 50 films. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum gives the public insight into the former president's life and achievements. Visitors can also witness up close Air Force One — the plane that flew Reagan and six other presidents.
SATSIFY YOUR ARTISTIC CRAVING
Hammer Museum Exhibits Expose yourself to some culture at the Hammer Museum this summer. The exhibitions — most of which will be on display through September — present impressive contemporary works. Notable artists showing pieces include Mary Reid Kelley, who will be premiering the final installment in a trilogy of narrative videos based on the Greek myth of the Minotaur, and Joseph Holtzman, whose collection of paintings will include a portrait of author Jane Austen. Other features, including "Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition," and "The Afghan Carpet Project," explore the boundaries of art in innovative ways.
A NIGHT ON THE TOWN
Top 10 Lounges in Los Angeles Whether you're looking for live entertainment, delicious food and drinks, or just a place to relax and socialize, the lounges on GAYOT's top 10 list offer all the comforts you seek in chic, trendy settings.
LA'S EXPANDING ART SCENE
The Broad Museum In September 2015, The Broad museum will open its doors to the public to showcase 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 will offer free admission to the public.
The Best Hotels in Los Angeles
Whether looking for a sexy getaway or a place that's perfect for the whole family, GAYOT's top ten hotel lists for Los Angeles will provide you with the best options for a star-studded night spent in the City of Angels.
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.