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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 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

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 Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Getty Villa

Although self-described as the Getty Villa Malibu, this famous museum in a replica 1st-century Roman villa is actually in Pacific Palisades. It’s a stunning 64-acre showcase for exquisite Greek, Roman and Etruscan a…
Californian in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Rose Café

This sprawling Venice institution (est. 1979) was recently given a major, very welcome makeover. If the new version is less funky (though you'll still find laptop-toting writers, tech geeks and beefcakes from nearby…
Top Choice Californian in Venice, Marina Del Rey & Playa del Rey

Gjusta

The folks behind the standard-setting Gjelina have opened this very casual, very gourmet, very Venice bakery, cafe and deli behind a nondescript storefront on a hidden side street. The menu changes regularly, but if…
Fusion in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Catch LA

An LA scene extraordinaire. You may well find sidewalk paparazzi stalking celebrity guests and a doorman to check your reservation, but all that's forgotten once you're up in this third-floor rooftop restaurant/bar …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Polo Lounge

For a classic LA experience, dress up and swill martinis in the Beverly Hills Hotel's legendary bar. Charlie Chaplin had a standing lunch reservation at booth one and it was here that H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichm…
Top Choice Museum in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation

The late entrepreneur and philanthropist Frederick R Weisman had an insatiable passion for art, a fact confirmed when touring his former Holmby Hills home. From floor to ceiling, the mansion (and its manicured groun…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood & Westwood

Bar & Lounge at Hotel Bel-Air

You'll be clinking crystal at the Hotel Bel-Air's dark, intimate hideaway, a deco-inspired bar-lounge graced with white-marble fireplace and blown-up photography by Norman Seeff. The grand piano is tickled nightly w…