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Top Choice Museum in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

One of the most delightful, inspirational spots in LA, the Huntington is rightly a highlight of any trip to California thanks to a world-class mix of art, literary history and over 120 acres of themed gardens (any o…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Broad

From the instant it opened in September 2015, the Broad (rhymes with 'road') became a must-visit for contemporary-art fans. It houses the world-class collection of local philanthropist and billionaire real-estate ho…
Top Choice Museum in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Getty Center

In its billion-dollar, in-the-clouds perch, high above the city grit and grime, the Getty Center presents triple delights: a stellar art collection (everything from medieval triptychs to baroque sculpture and impres…
Top Choice Museum in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Griffith Observatory

LA's landmark 1935 observatory opens a window onto the universe from its perch on the southern slopes of Mt Hollywood. Its planetarium claims the world’s most advanced star projector, while its astronomical touch di…
Top Choice Gay & Lesbian in West Hollywood & Mid-City

The Abbey

It's been called the best gay bar in the world, and who are we to argue? Once a humble coffee house, the Abbey has expanded into WeHo’s bar/club/restaurant of record. Always a party, it has so many different flavore…
Top Choice Museum in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The depth and wealth of the collection at the largest museum in the western US is stunning. LACMA holds all the major players – Rembrandt, Cézanne, Magritte, Mary Cassat, Ansel Adams – plus millennia worth of Chines…
Top Choice Landmark in Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

City Hall

Until 1966 no LA building stood taller than the 1928 City Hall, which appeared in the Superman TV series and 1953 sci-fi thriller War of the Worlds. On clear days you’ll have views of the city, the mountains and sev…
Top Choice Museum in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Museum of Tolerance

Run by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, this powerful, deeply moving museum uses interactive technology to engage visitors in discussion and contemplation around racism and bigotry. Particular focus is given to the Holo…
Top Choice Museum in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Petersen Automotive Museum

A four-story ode to the auto, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a treat even for those who can’t tell a piston from a carburetor. A headlights-to-brake-lights futuristic makeover (by Kohn Pederson Fox) in late 2015 …
Top Choice Museum in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Getty Villa

Stunningly perched on an ocean-view hillside, this museum in a replica 1st-century Roman villa is an exquisite, 64-acre showcase for Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. Dating back 7000 years, they were amassed b…