Girl's guide to LA
From raw food to hotels with rock’n’roll pedigree, Los Angeles is a city that caters to all appetites, hedonistic or holistic.
For the female traveller out there, here's a quick guide on where to eat, shop and experience the best nightlife LA has to offer. If you're feeling like a little pit stop, we've also got the best spa for some quality holiday relaxation.
Lucques, the chef Suzanne Goin’s restaurant, has long been a favourite of celebrities and locals alike. She serves fresh ingredients in brilliant combinations.
Hooray Henry’s is a hot little night spot. The club is inspired by “quirky yet sophisticated young British gentlemen” – think taxidermy and trophies. Order The Oxford Lad (gin, lemon and honey).
Santa Monica’s Basement Tavern is a bluegrass-bar-meets-speakeasy in a Victorian townhouse – one of the city’s oldest. Visitors enter using the back door and walk through the kitchen to the bar.
I'm Frenchy and I like to party. Never Have I Ever partied with Frenchy in LA
Ever been downtown? An insider’s tour of Downtown Los Angeles
Abbot Kinney in Venice was voted the “coolest block in America”. Munch on a slice of salad pizza from Abbot’s (try the famous bagel crust) while browsing the vintage shops.
Head Downtown to the vast Grand Central Market and nibble your way around 40 stalls in the enormous space. Offering everything from pulled pork to gourmet coffee, this is a breeding ground for foodie stars.
Hike in the Hollywood Hills. Victoria Beckham is a fan of this fitness trend, which offers fantastic panoramas. Start at Griffith Park and see the art-deco observatory.
Visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest art museum in western America. Watch out for foreign-cinema evenings and jazz concerts.
The hipster enclave of Silver Lake is one of the few walkable neighbourhoods. Stretch your legs with a 3.5-kilometre stroll around the reservoir.
Relax at Exhale Spa in the Fairmont Miramar Hotel – a favourite of Marilyn Monroe. Try the 60-minute Acu-Organ Detox, a combination of acupuncture and abdominal massage aimed at detoxification.
Visit LA for cheap thanks to discounted Black Market airfares from Student Flights.
This article was written by Claire Cohen from The Daily Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.
More like this
Croatia's best kept secret (hint - there's no beach)
Most of us have swooned over photos of Hvar’s pristine bays; have dreamt of days shucking oysters and partying under the stars in Dubrovnik; and have made an enquiry or two into the partying sun storm that is Yacht Week.
Killer views in US national parks
We all know that the USA can get a bit carried away boasting all things ‘bigger’ and ‘better’, but when it comes to the epic natural scenery, they’ve really nailed it. Enormous parts of the nation are protected under national park status, preserving their unique features.