Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is the City of Angeles, home of Tinsel Town and the most populated city in all of California, but there’s so much more to Los Angeles than meets the eye. The major metropolis is bursting with world class dining, a dynamic cultural scene and endless stretches of coastline from Malibu to Long Beach. All that outdoor space and a Mediterranean climate — you’ll see sun 99 percent of the time — offers tremendous opportunity for surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, a coastal golf game and more. If you’re looking for a big city with the ultimate beach vibe, break out your flip flops and head west.

Cheat Sheet

Sleep in a secluded garden Chateau Marmont bungalows – Eat at the amazing restaurant Manuela within the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art gallery – Drink and rub shoulders with your favorite celebrity at the Tower Bar on the famous Sunset strip – See the stars and the city lights from the Griffith Park Observatory  – Shop in Venice Beach (aka Silicon Beach) at the many boutiques along Abbot Kinney  – Get outside and enjoy sun, beach and surf at Leo Carrillo State Park

What to Do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles boasts 25 miles of gorgeous coastline, and with that comes an array of opportunity for water activities, seaside dining, boardwalk strolling and everyday sun worshiping. Away from the shore, visit iconic attractions like the Griffith Observatory, Rodeo Drive, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Universal Studios Hollywood. Culturally, put The Getty Center and Getty Villa, Los Angeles County Museum of art and The Broad on your to-see list.

What to take to Los Angeles

Once you’ve planned your trip, you can pack according to the activities you’ll be doing. If you’re hitting the beach, flip flops and even a wet-suit will come in handy. Are you a surfer, dying to hit the waves? Although there are plenty of outfitters in LA that will hook you up with a surfboard, you may want to bring your own and if you’re a golfer, that also goes for golf clubs. Are you planning on strolling blocks to visit the best shops in Beverly Hills? If so bring some sturdy (yet stylish) shoes. Even with LA’s climate, the weather can vary depending on what side of town you’re on, so it’s best to dress in layers. One essential accessory you never want to be without — your favorite pair of sunglasses.

What to buy in Los Angeles

Some of the world’s hottest fashion designers — Trina Turk, Kelly Wearstler, James Perse and Cynthia Vincent — call LA home. You can find their treasures and others in upscale fashion centers, boutique-lined streets and neighborhoods throughout the city. The West Hollywood Design District is home to the Pacific Design Center, which houses about 100 boutique to international showroom brands offering home furnishings, fabrics, lighting, kitchen and bath and more. Make room for all your finds in the luggage you brought with you, or travel light to the airport by shipping them back home effortlessly with Luggage Free.

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