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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.
French Restaurant
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“Best place to see downtown LA views and have a cocktail. Makes sure you go all the way to the roof top bar. The restaurant food is mediocre and expensive!”
  • 338 locals recommend
Lounge
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“The Lakers, ESPN Zone, Lucky Strike Bowling, Restaurants - Los Angeles Downtown area is expanding with activities, eateries and art galleries”
  • 149 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. ”
  • 223 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“You can see your team play against the LA Lakers! It’s also another place where you can see your favorite singer/band perform. ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Convention Center
“We are about a 20-30 minute drive (depending on traffic) if you are attending an event.”
  • 65 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.”
  • 165 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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bookshop
“California's largest book & record store that sells new & used items in a multilevel space adorned with local art. There is a huge mezzanine level (2nd floor) that includes the Labyrinth, a gallery, local art and gift shops. I take every friend that visits to this place and they all love it. If you are into taking photos for Instagram, you would love this place. I usually have a meal at Grand Central Market and then walk here. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Museum
“A fabulous little place, not expensive to get in. Great gift shop, lots of interactive things to do and fantastic memorabilia to see. If you like music and movies it's definitely worth a visit.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Hotel
“Rooftop bar has great views and a pretty lively crowd... But mellow if you want it to be.”
  • 137 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.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Bar
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“Landmark saloon known for French dip sandwiches and classic cocktails, plus a hidden speakeasy in the back. ”
  • 101 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! ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Route
“LA Live is in downtown LA adjacent to the Staples Center. It has a variety of restaurants and night life. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Located directly across from the building. Great for breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner or late night food. ”
  • 74 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”
  • 47 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Best place to see downtown LA views and have a cocktail. Makes sure you go all the way to the roof top bar. The restaurant food is mediocre and expensive!”
  • 338 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. ”
  • 223 locals recommend
Bar
“Landmark saloon known for French dip sandwiches and classic cocktails, plus a hidden speakeasy in the back. ”
  • 101 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! ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Located directly across from the building. Great for breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner or late night food. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“Awesome, historic speakeasy. Enter through Coles’s French Dipped restaurant and walk straight to the back and an unmarked door to find the bar”
  • 66 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Trendy bar with literary drinks and delicious food. Open from 3 pm- 2 am daily”
  • 34 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.”
  • 31 locals recommend

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