Leimert Park, near Crenshaw and Leimert, is a center of African-American artistic life. The jazz scene here is thriving, especially at Fifth Street Dick's, a coffeehouse and after-hours club where local musicians and jazz superstars perform. At Harold and Belle's, where the quality of the food matches the gargantuan proportions, you can feast on fiery jambalaya, crawfish etouffée and authentic filé gumbo. Or for something a little more exotic, try the banana-stuffed chicken breast at Coley's Caribbean American Cuisine.
From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.