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The Arts Intel Report

A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Where to begin? From Beverly Hills to Silver Lake to Venice, Los Angeles is home to endless entertainment. We recommend finding the balance between big and small and old and new to get the best idea of what the city has to offer. You’ll want to try every type of restaurant, from classics like El Coyote, Musso & Frank, and Mel’s Drive-In to newer staples like Gjusta, Botanica, and Badmaash. Hotels like the Chateau Marmont and the Bel-Air offer a taste of historic Hollywood glamor, while smaller spots like Hotel 850 SVB provide a simpler, more modern option. Balance local galleries like Michael Kohn, the Pit, and Regen with museums such as LACMA and the Getty Center. If you ever need a break from shopping or cultural escapades, make your way to the beach or go on a hike. And make sure not to leave without seeing a movie—we suggest the New Beverly and Vidiots.