No denying that L.A. is a tourist town. And your annoying out-of-town relatives want to see it all. But that doesn't mean you should have to go too. Unless it's to these places.
A centerpiece of many a movie, the Griffith Park Observatory (and the amazing views it offers) is still better taken in in person.
Career waiters serving stiff drinks, bloody steaks and legendary French onion soups make this place a destination for generations of Angelenos.
These gardens and museums offer both a tranquil spot for locals to unwind and practice photography and a destination for travelers looking for some culture.
Los Angeles landmark known for modern art and outdoor concerts, as well as fun entertainment-themed exhibits.
One man's treasure is another's ... treasure in this sprawling space that grew out of J. Paul Getty's personal collection and now features arts from around the world.
This location of the popular chain is just south of the heart of the Hollywood Boulevard club scene, making its drive-thru a must-stop in the late nights (or early mornings) of the weekends.
Wolfgang Puck's swanky Beverly Hills steakhouse is as much about the see-and-be-seen scene as it is about expertly aged beef.
A Small Town USA vibe with a Hollywood twist, this retail Mecca seems to see more high-end shops (and clients who can afford them) by the day.
Locals pay a premium for reserved seats, stadium seating and no commercials at this Hollywood favorite.