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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

Celebrate Halloween aboard the Queen Mary during Dark Harbor

The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor
Do you want to celebrate this Halloween aboard a haunted ship? If you answered yes, then head to the Queen Mary's Dark Harbor, going on from October 1 to November 1. Face your fears in any of the six frightening mazes and beware of ghastly monsters roaming the grounds. This year, Dark Harbor debuts the Lullaby maze — a nightmarish bedtime story featuring Scary Mary. Wicked libations, circus performers and live entertainment will also be on-site for your enjoyment.

Buy your tickets at the Queen Mary official website

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.

Learn more about The Broad and other LA museums

The Gilded Lady, one of the mummies to be displayed at the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum Reveals New Exhibit
This fall, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is introducing an intriguing exhibit — "Mummies: New Secrets of the Tombs." Developed by The Field Museum, Chicago, it will run from September 18, 2015 to January 18, 2016. More than 20 mummies from Egypt and Peru will be on display, many of which have never been shown in public. The exhibit will reveal burial secrets of these societies, as well as details of their day-to-day lives. Interactive touch-tables allow visitors to unwrap mummies to discover objects buried with the bodies, and CT scanning is implemented to reveal their physical characteristics.

Buy tickets at the Natural History Museum official website

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

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 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!


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