24 Hours in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles has so much visual ambition it’s hard to know where to start. The dream-like hotels and restaurants of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. The impossible rides and theme-park attractions of Universal City and Anaheim. The unrivalled Pacific-coast sunsets from the palm tree-lined hills of Griffith Park. It’s a city to be savoured, rather than rushed around, revealing its very best only when you know where to go.

 

7:00

Rise early and leave breakfast until later to avoid the crowds at the TCL Chinese Mann Theatre. You’ll be able to soak up the Walk of Fame in a rare moment of peace and quiet.


9:00

Walk down Hollywood Boulevard to Groundwork Coffee Co. (1501 North Cahuenga Boulevard) for better breakfast burritos, bagels, and egg muffins than you’ll find at any hotel buffet.


11:00

Directly across the road is Amoeba Records (6400 Sunset Boulevard), the world’s largest independent record store. Check out its schedule in advance for one-off gigs and record-signings.


13:00

Make a beeline for the famous In-N-Out Burger (7009 Sunset Boulevard), a West Hollywood institution where even the likes of Paris Hilton eat. Go off-menu and order ‘animal style’ for extra sauces and pickles.


15:00

The California Science Center(700 Exposition Park Drive) is the stuff of dreams for kids. It has nearly four hectares of hands-on exhibits, an IMAX Theatre, and is home to the Space Shuttle Endeavour.


17:00

Perspective: that’s what a trip to the Griffith Park Observatory (2800 E. Observatory Road) gives you. The walk up is hard, but you’ll be rewarded with a 360° panorama as the sun bids its Hollywood farewell.


19:00

Reserve ahead for POT at The Line Hotel. It’s the hot-pot brainchild of Korean-American Roy Choi, who has gone from LA food-truck king to restaurant mogul in a matter of years.


21:00

The Rooftopat the Standard Downtown LA used to be a hangout for the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio. You’ll be treated to an open-air pool bar and the hippest kids in all of Downtown.


23:00

Whizz to The Comedy Store for a late-night show at California’s best stand-up showcase. It’s that good, it’s hosted the likes of David Letterman, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, and Robin Williams.



 

Los Angeles, USA
Distance: 13,366 km
Flight Time: 16 hours, 25 minutes
Frequency: Daily

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