- By Kevin
- On May 15, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
The information about the romantic weekend getways & attractions worth your visit in Los Angeles must be your desirable travel tips when you plan your outdoor trip around Los Angeles. And here're the 5 top spots you don't miss.
ARCLIGHT CINEMAS IN HOLLYWOOD
It would be an understatement to say that Angelenos take their movies seriously. Considering that the entertainment industry is many locals' bread and butter, it's no surprise that moviegoing ups the ante here, too. Look no further than the ArcLight in Hollywood for a signature L.A. moviegoing experience. Each movie is introduced by a live announcer schooled in movie trivia. If you're super lucky, you might catch the directors as they frequently make appearances to discuss their work. If you want to really do it like a local, catch a flick in the middle of the day—remember, Angelenos have sunny days to burn.
HINOKI & THE BIRD
A brilliant combination of East and West is unveiled at Hinoki & the Bird, the latest restaurant by Michelin-studded chef David Meyers. In a condo tower on Avenue of the Stars, Hinoki could easily be dismissed as another celebrity hot spot with all the flash and none of the substance, but the small-plates menu tells a different story. Pick and choose between fun appetizers and inspirational entrées, including the delicate red snapper accented with grapefruit and lime, the crispy marinated chicken with lemon aioli, and the lobster roll with green curry and Thai basil. The signature black cod arrives at your table with paper-thin layers of hinoki (cypress) still smouldering—it's a feast for all of your senses.
Tucked away in an unremarkable-looking strip mall in what used to be a humdrum Thia restaurant, Petit Trois is chef Ludovic Lefebvre’s irresistible take on a Parisian bistro. All the classics are here from escargots to steak tartare to sole meunière. Reservations aren’t accepted but the wait times aren’t too bad, and it’s worth it to experience a bit of Paris in the unlikeliest of locations.
The talk of the Los Angeles art world when it opened in fall 2015, this museum in an intriguing, honeycomb-looking building was created by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad (rhymes with "road") to showcase their stunning private collection of contemporary art amassed over five decades and still growing. With upward of 2,000 pieces by more than 200 artists, the collection has in-depth representations of the work of such prominent names as Jean Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Cy Twombly, Kara Walker, and Christopher Wool.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
Without a doubt, this is the focal point of the museum district that runs along Wilshire Boulevard. Chris Burden's Urban Light sculpture, composed of more than 220 restored cast-iron antique street lamps, elegantly marks the location. Inside you'll find one of the country's most comprehensive art collections with more than 120,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present. The museum, which opened in 1965, now includes numerous buildings that cover more than 20 acres.