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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.

Check out GAYOT's picks for the 25 Best Restaurants Los Angeles Restaurants for Fall 2014

The 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants
The changing of the season brings a new set of restaurants to seek out in the Los Angeles area. From burgers to haute cuisine, the wide range of selections should satisfy your appetite.

See the entire list with recommended dishes!

The Continental, a linocut by Dave Lefner at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California

New Linocuts by Dave Lefner

Dave Lefner's linocuts boast vibrant images of iconic autos, liquor store and motel signs, as well as other pieces of popular culture from America's golden age. His current show, Destination LA: A Road Trip, is showing at Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station through November 15.

See pictures from the show

Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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

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 Art of Bugatti exhibit at Mulin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California

The Art of Bugatti

The Mulin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, is currently displaying a retrospective on the talented and accomplished Bugatti family of France. Their intriguing history is presented alongside the beautiful vehicles they created for a fascinating display of autos, art and drama.

Read GAYOT's article and see photos from the museum

The iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles

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 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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