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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, 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

The Wild Goose yacht in Newport Beach, California

SET SAIL AND SET OFF THE FIREWORKS
Hornblower Fourth of July Cruises in Newport Beach and Marina del Rey
Join Hornblower Cruises & Events out on the water to celebrate the Fourth of July. The charter yacht company will be hosting festivities at both Newport Harbor and Marina del Rey, including a brunch buffet cruise and fireworks dinner cruise and a fireworks observation cruise. Sip on Champagne, enjoy delicious food and take in the scenery during one of these two-hour excursions.

Visit the Hornblower Cruises & Events official website


A still from "Swinburne's Pasiphae" by Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley
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.

Check out the lineup at the Hammer Museum official website


In addition to drinks and small bites, The Library features a courtyard, pool table and photo booth
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.

Discover the hottest lounges in LA



The Broad Museum makes its home on Grand Avenue in Los Angeles
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.

Learn more about The Broad and other LA museums

WHERE TO EAT IN L.A.
The Best Los Angeles Restaurants
From burgers to haute cuisine, the wide range of selections should satisfy your appetite.

Find the best sushi, pizza, tacos and more in LA!

Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California

STAR-FILLED STAYS
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.

Find Los Angeles' best hotels



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

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.

Find the best 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!


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