Seventy-one kilometres from north to south and 47 from east to west, Los Angeles or LA is such a huge metropolis that it is almost impossible to know every nook. This makes asking the locals for a list of must-see places all the more essential, especially if you are only going to be in town for a few days.
Admittedly, LA is not the type of city you fall in love with at first sight. That distinction belongs to the likes of Paris, Rome or Sydney. For the past years, however, LA has experienced a cultural boom, resulting in its current fascinating energy. The film and entertainment industry continues to burgeon, while artists, galleries and museums regularly move from the East Coast to the West Coast, where the sunny, warm weather welcomes beach goers all year round.
What’s more, all Angelenos (the natives of the city) appear to have an ultra-cool attitude that is reflected everywhere in the city. The beach vibes in Santa Monica and Malibu, the glamour of Beverly Hills and Hollywood, and the cultural richness of Downtown LA are some examples of what you can expect. Keen to check out the new spots? Here’s a round-up of eight destinations worth visiting when you are in the LA area.