3 Days of Vintage LA

The bar at Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood
The bar at Musso & Frank Grill  |  Photo:  Yuri Hasegawa
Overview

Los Angeles is a city of the future, but if you dig deeper you'll discover history around every corner. From vintage clothing to classic bars and retro diners, take a trip back in time with our guide.

NOTE: Hours and opening dates change frequently. Check individual websites for updated information.


Day 1

You're the star of this tour of Tinseltown. Discover real-life movie locations, hunt for vintage clothes, and enjoy comfort food in classic dining spots.


Mel's Drive-In - West Hollywood
Mel's Drive-In

Carhop service at a Googie landmark on the Sunset Strip.

Iguana Vintage Clothing
Iguana Vintage Clothing

Don't miss the bargains in the basement.

Melrose Trading Post
The Melrose Trading Post

A treasure trove of vintage fashion, antiques and art.

Southern Decadence at Brite Spot in Echo Park
Millie's Cafe

Classic comfort food in the heart of Silver Lake.

Interior of Bar Keeper in Silver Lake
Bar Keeper

Slip into Don Draper's Old Fashioned with vintage barware.

Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar XKSS at the Petersen Automotive Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum

Get your motor running with classics and cars of the stars.

The Original Farmers Market
Original Farmers Market

Shop 100+ vendors at this LA icon, opened in 1934.

Musso & Frank Grill
Musso & Frank Grill

The Martinis have been sipped by stars here since 1919.

Yamashiro
Yamashiro

Cal-Asian cuisine with a view at the 1914 "Mountain Palace."

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Tower and Tropicana Pool
Tropicana Pool at The Hollywood Roosevelt

Poolside nightcap at the home of the first Oscars in 1929.

Day 2

There's history around every corner of Downtown LA. Add classic eateries, historic districts and modern stores to the mix, and you get one of LA's most exciting destinations.


Pancakes, bacon & eggs at The Original Pantry
The Original Pantry Cafe

Serving hungry Angelenos and visitors alike since 1924.

The Last Bookstore Book Tunnel
The Last Bookstore

Half a million used and rare books will keep you busy!

Union Station entrance
Union Station

"The last of the great train stations" opened in 1939.

Olvera Street
Olvera Street

Visit LA's birthplace and more in this colorful marketplace.

Chinatown Central Plaza
Chinatown Central Plaza

Old and new blend together in this bustling neighborhood.

Philippe The Original
Philippe The Original

Lunch break where the French Dip was invented.

Little Tokyo Business Improvement District
Little Tokyo

There's much more than sushi and ramen in Little Tokyo.

Upstairs at Ace Hotel
Upstairs at Ace Hotel

Sunset cocktails atop the former United Artists HQ.

Engine Co. No. 28
Engine Co. No. 28

Enjoy New American fare in a historic 1912 LAFD station.

Broken Shaker at Freehand Los Angeles
Broken Shaker at the Freehand

Poolside drinks on the roof of a 1924 landmark.

Day 3

The San Fernando Valley is home to some of LA's most historic and famous locations. A legendary movie studio, world-famous flea market, vintage shops, and old school restaurants - you'll find it all in the Valley.


Rose Bowl Flea Market Tickets
Rose Bowl Flea Market

Get there early for the best finds from 2,500 vendors.

patys
Patys Restaurant

A favorite hangout for showbiz types since 1960.

Valley Relics Museum
Valley Relics Museum

The huge collection includes neon signs and vintage menus.

Casa Vega
Casa Vega

As seen in Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

This tour is a must for fans of classic movies and TV shows.

Playclothes Vintage Burbank
Playclothes

Explore a "vintage living store" on Burbank's Antique Row.

Smoke House Restaurant
Smoke House Restaurant

A popular power lunch and filming location for decades.

El Portal Theatre
El Portal Theatre

NoHo's premier performing arts destination since 1926.

Exterior of the Idle Hour bar in North Hollywood
Idle Hour Bar

Yes, that's a giant bulldog watching over the patio.