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Best Things to Do in Los Angeles

Featured Los Angeles Travel Tips
  • Walk along the Santa Monica Pier & Beach at sunset
  • Experience sweeping city views of LA from the Griffith Observatory
  • Take in the California cliffs and lifestyle at El Matador Beach
  • Stroll along the Venice Beach boardwalk lined with art and vendors
  • Pay a visit to the stars of history in Hollywood Boulevard
  • Capture memories on a Flytographer photoshoot

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Sarah's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Venice Beach was extremely unique. I loved the Abbot Kinney street where you could find all sorts of amazing finds from The Rose Venice beach to other restaurants. I loved the array of shops, coffee shops, and Eggslut for breakfast!

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

My favorite thing to do was ride a bike along the boardwalk. Hang out to watch the sunset on Santa Monica pier. Also be sure to take the time to hike to see the Hollywood sign definitely a worth while hike.

What is the best tip for a friends' getaway in Los Angeles?

I would say plan transportation and renting a vehicle to get around. However, if you only have a weekend stay in Santa Monica and Los Angelas.

Visited Los Angeles in April

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Beach Boardwalk

Dipan in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Patricia's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

We love trying all the fun lattes, just tried Corn Latte from Haru Cake on this trip! Courage Bagels and Marugame Udon are spots we return to!

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

We love Santa Monica’s amusement park, Mario World at Universal and our kids had fun this trip at the Science Center. Next time we want to check out Griffith Observatory!

Visited Los Angeles in February

Photo Shoot Location: LACMA

Jessica in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Tanya's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Pink's Hot Dogs!

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Griffith Observatory, Peterson Automotive Museum, Museum of Tolerance, Holocaust Museum, & Seal Beach.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Los Angeles?

Take a drive to different, not-so-busy beaches. Our family really loved Seal Beach!

Visited Los Angeles in October

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Allie in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Angela's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

We love paradise cove beach cafe! It’s right on the beach and you can eat outside in the sand with shade and many beautiful flowers! The food was delicious! Definitely recommend stopping by for a meal if you’re in the Malibu area!

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

We took a gorgeous hike to point dume to see not only the beautiful ocean and Mountain View’s but SEA LIONS on the rocks! A short a stunning hike you don’t wanna miss out on!

Visited Los Angeles in October

Photo Shoot Location: El Matador Beach

Lauren in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Heather's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Etta was amazing!!!

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Taylor Swift concert at SOFI stadium

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Los Angeles?

We used Rob’s Rides for the absolute best car service during our trip! They are incredible and we felt safe and had a blast our whole trip!

Visited Los Angeles in August

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Beach Boardwalk

Jessica in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Rebecca's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Favourite restaurant was Tallula’s because it had amazing drinks, customer service and the most authentic Mexican food we have ever had.

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

The Point at the Bluffs was a hidden gem recommended by our photographer and it had breathtaking views of the beach and ocean. Loved exploring the Venice canals and shopping along the boardwalk. Of course we had to go to see the Hollywood Sign and Universal Studios is a must!

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Los Angeles?

Go see all the scenic areas and allow for lots of time to travel between areas! Uber around because all the drivers are so nice and will give you the best trips and places to visit (and areas to avoid!)

Visited Los Angeles in July

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Allie in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Sarah's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Huckleberry Bakery! Delicious breakfast :)

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Borrowing hotel bikes and biking along the beach path.

What is the best tip for a friends' getaway in Los Angeles?

Book flytographer!

Visited Los Angeles in May

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Lauren in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Serge's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Mizlala I love Mediterranean cuisine

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Santa Monica, Venice Canals, and Griffith Park

Visited Los Angeles in February

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Allie in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Anu's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Water Grill in Santa Monica- great food, fab service, stunning sunset views, and family friendly.

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Hike up to the iconic Hollywood sign and catching a couple of Dodgers baseball games!

Visited Los Angeles in June

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Michelle in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Kate's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Saint & Second in Long Beach-delicious food, many options to choose from

Visited Los Angeles in May

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Michelle in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Melissa's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Restaurant 208 in Beverly Hills. So beautiful, especially at night. Food was good too.

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Universal Studios, Katsuya, Hollywood Ghost Tours and Venice Beach.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Los Angeles?

Traveling with teens you need to keep them busy and there is plenty to do in Los Angeles. Plan ahead and ensure your have tickets and travel times mapped out.

Visited Los Angeles in December

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Beach Boardwalk

Leyre in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Megan's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

We loved grabbing ice cream at Salt & Straw! Their flavors are so unique and everything they make is truly delicious.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Los Angeles?

We spent an afternoon driving up the coast to Malibu along the Pacific Coast Highway! We stopped at a few bars and restaurants along the way to have a bit of a progressive late lunch / early dinner and had the best time.

Visited Los Angeles in September

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Michelle in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Barb's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

The Girl and the Goat in LA was phenomenal! We had eaten at their location in Chicago many years ago, and were pleased to see a location in Los Angeles. The ambiance, cocktails, and food menu were amazing. The service was also top-notch. Highly recommend checking out the Girl and the Goat!

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Cycling along the boardwalk in Santa Monica was one of the many highlights in Los Angeles. The boardwalk stretched for miles, and it was beautiful to see the beach meet the ocean.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Los Angeles?

Book a stay at the Fairmont Miramar! It's a wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary. Make sure to book an oceanview room. We had views of the Santa Monica Pier and it was beautiful both day and night. The cocktails in the lounge are stellar. The food options on the property (Fig, SOKO) were amazing. We also loved the styling of the Miramar. The customer service was wonderful, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back!

Visited Los Angeles in August

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Beach Boardwalk

Dipan in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Francesca's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Crossroads Kitchen- GREAT cocktails and vegan pizza!

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Hiking the Hollywood sign, The Comedy Store, Venice Canals, and Whisky a Go Go

What is your best travel tip for Los Angeles?

If you have the time, set aside a day to travel to Catalina Island!

Visited Los Angeles in August

Photo Shoot Location: El Matador Beach

Anna in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Craigs LA

Visited Los Angeles in July

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Katie in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Erica's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Rose in Venice has the most unique menu and it's ever-evolving!

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Take a drive up the PCH and enjoy a hike in Malibu. The ocean views from the mountains are absolutely breathtaking.

What is the best tip for going on your babymoon to Los Angeles?

We love to find house rentals that are within walking distance of good food and shopping. It alleviates the stress of driving around LA and trying to find parking when you can just walk to dinner. And make reservations ahead of time because there are so many good eats around town!

Visited Los Angeles in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Anna in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Michelle's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Firefly was a great place for a late night dinner and drinks. The atmosphere was perfect for a fancy evening out.

Visited Los Angeles in June

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Beach Boardwalk

Jessica in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Jason's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Nobu Malibu is a great spot. Amazing view, great food, and celebrity sightings.

Visited Los Angeles in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jessica in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Andee's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Nobu, City Deli, Interstellar, Din Tai Fung, Choko-latte, HiHo Burger

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Rent then ride bikes along the venice and santa monica boardwalk

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Don't miss a sunset

Visited Los Angeles in January

Photo Shoot Location: El Matador Beach

Jenny in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Bianca & Sean's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Calabra at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Hike to the vortex in Topanga Canyon

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Stay at the Proper Hotel in Santa Monica! It’s luxurious and hip and cozy all at the same time. If you can’t stay there, just grab a drink on the rooftop or the lobby bar. The decor is next-level, and the food is exceptional.

Hometown Shoot in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Martina A. in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Autumn's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

El unico tacos

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Activities on the beach

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Take in as much sunshine as possible

Visited Los Angeles in November

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Beach Boardwalk

Jessica in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Katherine's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

We loved Handel's Homemade Ice Cream which was a recommendation from our Flytographer!

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Relax at the beach.

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Pack quarters for the meters. Although many meters take cards, some do not.

Visited Los Angeles in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Dipan in Los Angeles for Flytographer


David's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Pizzana! Amazing pizza with ingredients flown in from Italy.

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

It’s tough to name in the time of Covid, but it’s always fun to walk down Abbot Kinney, any farmers market, 3rd street promenade (stop at The Misfit for 12-7pm HH drinks), or visit any rooftop bar/restaurant.

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Hollywood is cool to see as a tourist, but you don’t need to stay there overnight. Opt for Santa Monica, Venice or West Hollywood instead!

Visited Los Angeles in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Dipan in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Joey's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

Yuca's is a tiny taco shack in Los Feliz. It doesn't look like much but it is delicious. Some of the best tacos I have ever had and they serve a dang good burger too! It makes for a fantastic lunch spot.

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Go into the mountains near Santa Monica. It absolutely gorgeous with views of mountains, the ocean, and the sprawling city of LA. When you're done you can enjoy your time in Santa Monica with great shopping and food.

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Get a rental car and be patient with the traffic. There is so much to do and see. It might take a while to get there so just relax and be happy you're on vacation.

Visited Los Angeles in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jenny in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Jade's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Ask locals for best reviews and transport tips.

Visited Los Angeles in January

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Alyson in Los Angeles for Flytographer


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