Ever dared to consider taking a trip to Sin City? The song that became the underground anthem of Hollywood, the one where Axl Rose frantically portrays the jungle of Los Angeles in its raw form, depicts the reality of the City of Fallen Angels to this day.
However, a lot has changed over time, and what was once a riot-filled setting riddled with sex, drugs and rock n’ roll is now a vibrant and vivid tourist attraction with plenty of rewarding cultural experiences. In essence, Los Angeles has become a young gent’s favourite new holiday destination, with endless possibilities and a treat for every palate as well as every dab of imagination. Here is a foolproof gent’s guide to a fantastic stay in the City of Angels.
Places to Eat
No matter if you are fresh off the vegan block or a tried and tested meat eater, the diversified culture of Los Angeles has got you covered. For the best sushi in town, you want to head on over to Sushi by H located on San Vicente Boulevard.
In case you’re more of a burgers n’ beer kind of guy, then The Apple’s Pan is your first stop over at West Pico Boulevard. Arguably, Pizzeria Mozza has the most variety in their pizza artisanship, and you can find it at North Highland Avenue.
Places to Drink
When it comes to subtle inebriation, Los Angeles has got it all. From seaside bars packed with young people looking for the time of their life, to upscale bars decorating the Hollywood Boulevard stretch, there is no shortage of wild flavours for every palate.
For a true American speakeasy experience, try your luck over at The Varnish, located on 6th St, but if it’s a night of mixology you’re looking for, then head on over to The Rooftop on South Flower Street, Downtown LA.
With an ever-growing number of Australians visiting the States in search of a good time, both in terms of cultural experiences and nightlife adventures, tourists have recognised the need to consult DMC in Los Angeles for a completely new travel experience.
In case your destination manager reserved your tickets to the most popular nightclubs in Los Angeles, you can head on to the Sound Nightclub at Las Palmas Ave and the Avalon Hollywood located just a few streets away at Vine St. The Lure Nightclub is located just a brisk walk away, over on Ivar Ave, a high-tech, 18,000 square feet dance club with name DJs and bottle service, stargazing and an intimate lounge.
Culture and Arts
When in LA you can’t miss the Getty museum. Boasting numerous art installations, outdoor theatre productions and notable art exhibits from masters from across the globe in and around the Getty centre, there is no shortage of cultural experiences.
Naturally, there is no missing the famous Santa Monica Pier, and revelling in its iconic Ferris wheel as well as enjoying its numerous open bars and magical live events all night long. Be sure to visit the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium as well.
Sports and Leisure
You probably didn’t come LA determined to spend your time at the gym, and that is why you will be delighted to traverse its numerous outdoor trekking routes around the hills of Hollywood. Head on out to the famous Hollywood sign itself, but if you’re looking to break some real sweat, stop by the Cycle House in West Hollywood for an extra kick.
As for you leisure time, there is no better way to experience a quiet, fun night on the West Coast than by visiting the Griffith Observatory that is always action packed with beautiful exhibitions and dazzling lectures about the cosmos that accompany the main event - a two-hour-long gander at the stars through some of the world’s most powerful telescopes.
Los Angeles truly is a place of wonders, an enchanting jungle that seems to have the answers to all of your questions and desires. Be sure to make this city the main item on your bucket list, and use this guide to make your visit as productive and enjoyable as possible.
Features Writer; Peter Minkoff
Peter is a a men's grooming & fashion writer at The Beard Mag & High Street Gent magazines from UK. Beside writing he worked as a menswear fashion stylist for many fashion events around UK & Europe! His future plans are in creating a personal blog for men's grooming!
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