When you think of Los Angeles, you might think of the glitz and glamour of Tinsel Town. But the City of Angels is far more than its famous stars—in fact, it’s teeming with a rich culture ready to explore.
Check several of the 'must-see' boxes on your list at the Griffith Observatory, a piece of cosmic and cinematic history paired with a view of the Pacific, Dodger Stadium, and the Hollywood Sign. That kind of multitasking gives you plenty of time for the city’s hidden gems. Check out work by Jeff Koons or Takashi Murakami at The Broad museum in Downtown LA, before grabbing a bite at David Chang’s first California restaurant, Majordomo. Or visit Filipinotown for some pork belly bao at Woon for lunch, and for dinner some authentic Mexican food at Boyle Heights' El Tepeyac Cafe.
See out the day by coasting down Sunset Boulevard on your way to Santa Monica pier or Venice Beach to dip your toes in the Pacific. Then do it all again tomorrow – it'd take years just to scratch the surface of this startling, sprawling city.