10 TipsOn How To Do LA Like A Local

What's up? Today we are gonna give tips about how to do in L.A like local. And these are our Top 10 Tips on how to do L.A. like a local.

A lot of people come to L.A. because they've seen it in the movies, and then the get here and it's not quite what they expected. L.A. is a huge city, the sights are super spread out, and it can take a while to get under its skin. So here are our top 10 tips on where to go in this awesome city. Let's do it!

1. Venice Beach. 

Venice Beach (Source)
It's where every local takes their out-of-town friends, and that's because a). It's awesome and b). A stroll down the boardwalk can be as foreign for us as it is for you. For extra credit, explore the canals or the cool cafes and shops on Abbot Kinney.

2. Santa Monica

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Just up the coast is the Santa Monica Pier, where the Route 66 hits the Pacific Ocean. It's cool, but if you're into people watching or shopping, head to the 3rd Street Promenade.

3. Museum

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But L.A.'s not just about superficial beauty – there's a lot of cultures here. Check out LACMA – the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – or the free hilltop Getty Center, which has world-class art exhibits, a zen sculpture garden and panoramic views of L.A.

4. Nature

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Another good view of the city is from the Hollywood Hills. Check out the Griffith Park Observatory, made famous by James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, or for an active alternative, hike up Runyon Canyon, the most accessible slice of nature in this concrete jungle.

5. Get stuck in traffic!

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We hate this one. Yeah, but it's inevitable, and it's pretty much the most authentic thing you can do. So what? So let's dance! Yeah!

6. Food Trucks

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While you're stuck in traffic, hop on Twitter and chase down a food truck – mobile kitchens that criss-cross L.A. every day at lunchtime. Follow your favorite food trucks by finding their tweets.

7. Hollywood

Amoeba Music (Source)
Most foreigners come to Hollywood and expect to see celebrities walking down the street. That's not going to happen. Skip the Walk of the Stars and come to Amoeba Music, the world's largest independent record store where – if you can't meet a rock star – at least you can buy their album.

8. Cultural Food

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L.A. is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, so when it comes to grabbing dinner, you've got plenty of options. Grab some injera in Little Ethiopia, a curry in Thai Town, or some BBQ in Korea Town.

9. Laugh Factory

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After dinner, it's time for some entertainment – a stand-up comedy show at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood. You never know who's going to be on stage, but the comics are always great, and there's usually at least one big-name comedian.

10. Nightlife

Nightlife in L.A (Source)
It's been an eventful day, so finish strong with a night of partying. Hollywood has the clubs, the West Side has the class, but some of the funnest bars are in East LA in Echo Park and Silverlake.

So those are our tips – what are yours? Tell us in the comment box below. As always, if you enjoyed the article like it, share it with friends.
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