Los Angeles is known for its glitz and glam, beach culture, blockbuster studios and famous residents. But there’s much more to this sprawling metropolis than perfect teeth and tanned and taut bods.
La La Land is a city budding with talent: it’s a haven for artists and architects, top chefs, fresh designers and trendsetting retailers. Plus the upshot of all of that vitamin D is that, whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’re bound to meet some happy people.
LA is a monster of a city and its neighbourhoods are markedly varied, from fashionable Silver Lake, artsy Venice and upmarket Santa Monica to regenerating Downtown, faded-yet-still-alluring Hollywood and genteel Pasadena. Good advice is essential for navigating it with aplomb: luckily, we’ve traipsed the city and uncovered the must-do activities and lesser-known spots to help you get the most out of your trip to the City of Angels.
The magazine Monocle covers the world with its network of bureaus in New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Singapore. It also employs more than 30 dedicated correspondents—in cities from Bangkok to Bogotá, São Paolo to Stockholm—as well as a team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. This team’s deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has now been compiled in The Monocle Travel Guide Series.