A melting pot of bold creatives and eclectic world cultures, Los Angeles offers so much beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. It’s a city worth exploring again and again.
In the past, the City of Angels was associated with extremes, with beaches, near-perfect weather, and a parade of seemingly famous, good-looking people on one side, and the legendary tangle of freeways, infamous smog, and American sprawl on the other. In reality, the best of Los Angeles lies between the two, in the city’s abundance of good museums, vibrant ethnic communities, and cutting-edge culture that’s tempered by a sunny sense of fun. Many travelers visit Los Angeles to experience Hollywood, but as the A-listers themselves know, there’s much more to the city once you stray beyond the Walk of Fame. T+L’s Los Angeles travel guide will show you just where to go to find it.
Those avenues will take you through a diverse patchwork of international neighborhoods that offer unique experiences. Koreatown draws hipsters eager to stay at Roy Choi’s The Line and savor the banchan at Genwa Korean BBQ. Downtown, or DTLA, is no longer a shabby industrial district that people only visit for the Staples and Convention centers; now it’s home to the the new Broad Museum, one of the biggest cultural openings in decades. Guests can choose from the Standard and Ace among the nearby hotels, and grab a creative cocktail from Perch before relishing their dinner at Broken Spanish.