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Best Things to Do in Los Angeles

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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


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


Lindsay's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

In West Hollywood we loved The Butcher, The Baker, and The Cappuccino maker, and also Carrera Cafe!

Visited Los Angeles in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jenny in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

I always eat in the Arts District in LA. Shamelessly love Umami Burger.

Visited Los Angeles in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Michelle in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Kelly's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Make sure to book reservations for places you want to eat at.

Visited Los Angeles in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jenny in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Grace's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Take advantage of Museum free days and for some you really have to plan ahead!! It is the best thing this city offers.

Visited Los Angeles in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lauren in Los Angeles for Flytographer


BRAD's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is an enormous, sprawling city, and taking in everything it offers in a single trip is a near impossible and monumental task. Each part of the city offers such great, unique things to do and places to eat, so it's best to try and tackle areas of it every day instead of running around all over the place trying to do and see everything.

Visited Los Angeles in August

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Lauren in Los Angeles for Flytographer


BRAD's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

The size of Los Angeles is definitely not to be underestimated. It’s easy to look at a map and figure going from one place to another would be easy, but it can take quite a while to move across the city. Be sure to consider the places you want to be, the things you want to do, and the places you want to eat all into consideration so that you can properly plan on where you’ll stay and how to manage your days without crisscrossing all over the city all day.

Visited Los Angeles in August

Photo Shoot Location: Griffith Park

Lauren in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Tracie's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

If you like fries, check out Great American Fries across from the pier. They are amazing!

Visited Los Angeles in September

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Michelle in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Lillian's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Book restaurant reservations in advance!! And go to a concert at the Greek Theatre

Visited Los Angeles in August

Photo Shoot Location: Griffith Park

Michelle in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Rochelle's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

We went to a super fun bar in Santa Monica called Élephante. Great cocktails and the service was awesome. A must see area was Huntington beach. It was very fun and had some great restaurants. A good tip I have is to Uber everywhere you can. It was affordable and super convenient.

Visited Los Angeles in August

Photo Shoot Location: Santa Monica Pier & Beach

Jenny in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Milica's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Ask locals for recommendations - this is the best way to find the gems in LA and everyone is always extremely willing to help!

Visited Los Angeles in August

Photo Shoot Location: Griffith Park

Lauren in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Christine's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What is your best overall travel tip for Los Angeles?

Galaxy tacos in La Jolla

Visited Los Angeles in July

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Beach Boardwalk

Martina A. in Los Angeles for Flytographer


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