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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.



Read about the 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants

WHERE TO EAT IN L.A.
The 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants
Summer may be over but you can still enjoy the final days of fine weather in L.A. Here are twenty-five restaurants that feature their outdoor space as much as the cuisine of the chef inside.

See the entire list with recommended dishes!


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

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.

Find out more about the exhibit



Watts Towers in Los Angeles
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.

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.
The Spa at Four Seasons Westlake Village, one of our Top 10 Spas in Los Angeles




The iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles

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.

See the entire guide here!


Save with CityPass!

SAVE MONEY ON ATTRACTIONS!
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.

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Whether looking to travel across the Australian Outback, the Canadian Rockies or historic Europe, these opulent trains will let travelers see the countryside in comfort.
Enter to win a trip to the posh Waldorf-Astoria Chicago, including round-trip airfare, daily breakfast and a credit for a luxe spa experience.