Friends are always swinging through town asking what to do, so here are my recommendations by area:
Hollywood / West Hollywood / Larchmont Village
Griffith Observatory – No better view of Los Angeles and one of the largest observatories in the country.
Runyon Canyon – Three different trails that can suit any hiker. As you ascend higher, the view gets better.
Larchmont Village Pizzeria – this place has the best pizza in LA. Larchmont Village is great to walk around afterwards.
The Griddle – Best breakfast (maybe on the west coast), my advice is to order a light (they will bring you just one pancake), because the portions are huge. Get there before 10am on weekends – the line builds.
Arclight – If you are going to take in a movie, do it here, reserved seating and the famous Cinerama Dome.
The Getty Villa (on the PCH) – can’t beat the views and the price is right, free! You need reservations prior to going.
The Country Mart – open air shopping center, great to sit outside and grab a sandwich to take in the scenery.
3rd street Promenade – All the typical stores, typical outdoor tourist stop.
Main Street – Another nice outdoor area, with more local places including a wide variety of restaurants.
C&O Trattoria – The best garlic rolls in LA.
More to come……..