You need a quick getaway that's not the same old, same old. Let us reveal a few hidden gems, some can't-misses and even one or two I-can't-believe-it's. Bookmark away.
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"Let's go where we're happy and I'll meet you at the cemetery gates"... Morrissey may have something there. Certainly if he's singing about Hollywood Forever. Take an extended tour of the grounds, hear the stories, and visit with the peacocks. Continue your trek in the Historic Core of DTLA. The sunset becomes extraordinary when viewed from a rooftop in the heart of Hollywood. Spend the rest of the evening over courses at Osteria Mozza. Wow, what a first day in L.A. You killed it.
Explore some of LA's most famous and historic buildings.
You're in Little Tokyo where the shopping is fun and there's something interesting around every corner. After lunch at the bustling Mercado La Paloma, explore Leimert Park, which the late John Singleton described as "the Black Greenwich Village." Then it's back to the Arts District for dinner and a nightcap.
You've covered a lot of ground so far, but there's more to see. Fuel up at Grand Central Market and then set out for the Valley, where you'll find a stunning Japanese Garden on the grounds of a water reclamation plant. After strolling Lake Balboa, visit Sawtelle Japantown for sushi and pop culture. Then it's an easy hike to an MLK Memorial before an Italian dinner and a nightcap. See you next time.