see + do
Los Angeles see + do
Los Angeles doesn't wholly deserve its reputation as a cultural wasteland. There are some great museums—the Getty Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, for starters—and even some decent theater at the Ahmanson. But most seeing and doing in L.A. revolves around what the city is best known for: (1) Hollywood; and (2) the weather. If you want to make like the locals, you'll shop on Robertson, head to Point Dume for a beach picnic, catch a screening at the Directors Guild, hike Runyan Canyon, and check out the Griffith Observatory. It's not a particularly user-friendly city to tour: The Metro system is abysmal, and one hot spot is likely to be ten miles from the next. But get yourself a convertible Beemer and some insiders' favorites, and you'll be living la vida La La in no time.
Aside from its renowned art collection and rare antique books—which include one of the two earliest-known editions of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales...more