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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Free art museum in Downtown Los Angeles, book tickets in advance to avoid standby line”
  • 503 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Beautiful Spanish roof top restaurant and patio area with beautiful views of downtown LA. ”
  • 352 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles, California. The main branch is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, near the Walt Disney Concert Hall across from the Broad museum and features wonderful exhibits of contemporary and modern art.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Best French-Italian restaurant in my opinion. Almost everything on the menu is good. Their dessert selections were amazing, I love the tiramisu. ”
  • 234 locals recommend
Hotel
“The rooftop bar is a must visit at sunset, the views are amazing when the distant mountains appear between the surrounding office buildings.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“outdoor mall in downtown los angeles! there are so many great clothing stores like Zara, Nordstrom Rack, and Target. There is also a food court and other surrounding places to grab a bite to eat and even the famous sprinkles cupcakes.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“If you like whiskey and the best live blues music then come here. Theres also a Japanese speakeasy in the back hallway to the right, before the bathroom.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“One of the best sushi restaurants in L.A. It's super simple menu includes the freshest Salmon and Shrimp Sushi, Tuna Sashimi and Yellowtail rolls! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“One of the coolest clubs in LA! They turned an old bank and turned it into a dancefloor”
  • 49 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Highly suggested to do at least once. Make sure to get in two hours before the sunset takes place. The view is breath-taking and its awesome for photography. Highly suggest also taking the mini trip around the outside of the building. The slide is very scary, but it is over in 5 seconds. A very fun thrill.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Trendy bar with literary drinks and delicious food. Open from 3 pm- 2 am daily”
  • 36 locals recommend
Roof Deck
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“Exclusive Standard Hotel penthouse bar. Stars! Celebrities! Probably can't get in! But give it a shot, you just might :-)”
  • 37 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
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“Located at the top of Clifton’s Cafeteria, this is an absolutely beautiful tiki bar. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Delicious food and beautiful scene. If you are ever in downtown LA for a show, visit this restaurant. It’s amazing.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Diner
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“Old school diner, open 24/7, 365 days. Amazing breakfast food, this is an LA institution ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Skating Rink
“Though this Spanish-inspired plaza has seen better days—blame it on a postmodern makeover and some unsavory fixtures—it remains Downtown’s central public space. The park hosts events throughout the year, including a Wednesday farmers’ market, summer concerts and a winter ice skating rink, but it’s worth a visit anytime for its views of the surrounding iconic 1920s- and ’30s-built edifices.”
  • 33 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Beautiful Spanish roof top restaurant and patio area with beautiful views of downtown LA. ”
  • 352 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Best French-Italian restaurant in my opinion. Almost everything on the menu is good. Their dessert selections were amazing, I love the tiramisu. ”
  • 234 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“One of the best sushi restaurants in L.A. It's super simple menu includes the freshest Salmon and Shrimp Sushi, Tuna Sashimi and Yellowtail rolls! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Trendy bar with literary drinks and delicious food. Open from 3 pm- 2 am daily”
  • 36 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Delicious food and beautiful scene. If you are ever in downtown LA for a show, visit this restaurant. It’s amazing.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Diner
“Old school diner, open 24/7, 365 days. Amazing breakfast food, this is an LA institution ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Lounge
“Beautiful views of downtown LA from every direction. The food is served as a fixed menu. Given that it’s a major tourist spot, the food is actually pretty delicious although portions are small. For parties 4 and larger, window seats can be requested with a down payment at the time of reservation. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Best Vietnamese-fusion restaurant in my opinion. Traditional Vietnamese dishes with a modern touch but still come with all the flavors. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

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