Discover Los Angeles like a Celebrity

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There’s no better city than Los Angeles to step into the stylish shoes of your favorite A-list celebrities. Read on for some of the best places in the City of Angels to experience the luxurious life of a VIP.

Photo courtesy of STAPLES Center
Photo courtesy of STAPLES Center


There’s no shortage of star power at the world-famous STAPLES Center, located at L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Known as one of  L.A.’s premier entertainment venues, STAPLES Center hosts concerts, sporting events and much more throughout the year. Snag tickets to a Lakers, Clippers or Kings game and you might catch Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis on the kiss cam or get a glimpse of Jack Nicholson in his usual courtside seat.

Arclight Hollywood

The Arclight Hollywood hosts a number of blockbuster premieres throughout the year and is a celebrity favorite for quiet movie nights. There’s no sign of stale popcorn at this state-of-the-art theater - movie goers can nosh on gourmet concession snacks and grab a cocktail at the lobby bar before the film starts. Quentin Tarantino and Natalie Portman are known to catch the latest flicks at this Hollywood staple.

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Runyon Canyon

Runyon Canyon is a 160-acre park located in the heart of Hollywood. Known for its hiking trails and sweeping views of the city, Runyon Canyon is an ideal spot to work up a sweat and catch a glimpse of your favorite star. Celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Tyrese Gibson and Anne Hathaway are often spotted making their way to the peak of Runyon.

Soul Cycle

You never know who is spinning next to you at Soul Cycle, the indoor-cycling fitness craze that’s taken over the entertainment industry. Starlets such as Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale work up a sweat at the West Hollywood location, while Reese Witherspoon is a fan of the Brentwood branch. Described as “part dance party, party therapy, part communal high,” Soul Cycle is the 45-minute workout celebrities and L.A.’s fitness buffs are adding to their workout regimen.

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Mark Mahoney's Shamrock Social Club

What do David Beckham and Cher have in common? Both superstars got their tattoos at the Shamrock Social Club, located on the legendary Sunset Strip. This tattoo parlor has plenty of celebrity appeal and even more street cred with a slogan that states it’s “a place where the elite and the underworld meet.” If you’re planning on getting inked in L.A., there’s no better place than the Shamrock Social Club - you might even run into a member of One Direction.

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Since opening its doors in 1957, The Troubadour has become an integral part of L.A.’s live music scene and hosted a number of legendary acts throughout the years. Elton John made his U.S. debut in 1970 and has continued to frequent the venue to catch new performers. Today, up-and-coming artists and local bands fill the venue’s calendar and celebs are often spotted in the crowd. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were there recently to see Japanese singer, Miyavi.

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Nine Zero One Salon

Celebs such as Blake Lively and Selena Gomez trust their famous tresses to the skilled stylists at Nine Zero One Salon, located in West Hollywood. L.A. fashionistas and celebs frequent this salon known for their innovative techniques and Instagram-worthy blowouts. From beautiful braids to chic cuts and colors, 901 Salon is the place to go for expert hair makeovers.

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Bootsy Bellows

Bootsy Bellows is a swanky vaudeville-inspired club where patrons can rub shoulders with celebrities on most nights of the week. Get on the guest list of this West Hollywood hot spot and be treated to burlesque dancers, puppet acts and craft cocktails. Zac Efron, Eva Longoria and Robert Pattinson are just a few of the celebrities that have danced the night away in Bootsy’s ultra-plush VIP area.

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Located on the always-cool Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach, Gjelina serves up mouthwatering California-Mediterranean dishes to an upscale clientele. Stars such as Julia Roberts and Ryan Gosling choose Gjelina for low-key lunches when they’re in Venice. This bustling hotspot was also recently a date night spot for Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West.

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Casa Vega

For casual dinners, celebrities such as Jessica Simpson and Miley Cyrus dine at Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks. This dimly-lit restaurant has served authentic Mexican fare since 1956 and is a favorite of locals and celebrities alike. Snag a booth during happy hour and keep an eye on the door, you never know who will walk in!

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Malibu Country Mart

Stars flock to the Malibu Country Mart when they’re in the mood for a casual afternoon of shopping and dining. The outdoor shopping center boasts over 60 boutiques, galleries and restaurants and is located in the heart of Malibu. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are often spotted treating their children to an afternoon of toy shopping and ice cream.