A Weekend in Los Angeles

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Fora’s Take

We've perfected the Los Angeles weekend visit! It's a large city plagued with traffic, but there is a way to hit all our favorites in one weekend.

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Where to stay

Shutters on the Beach

The classic Santa Monica beach experience, the lobby makes this property feel more intimate, but the pool is a great scene.

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The Beverly Hills Hotel

This spot for Hollywood’s brightest lights, the ultimate beacon of glamour, greets you with posh rooms, stellar service and an array of activities.

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Sunset Tower Hotel

Luxe art deco property on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles with upscale rooms and suites.

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Day 1: Arriving at LAX

Beverly Hills Los Angeles street with palm trees

After braving your way through LAX, make your way to your hotel with no worries because you've got early check-in.

Stretch your legs on a walk/shopping trip through Beverly Hills, stopping at local favorite Alfred Coffee.

For dinner, we recommend Matsuhisa or Dan Tana's. Matsuhisa is Nobu Matsuhisa's first restaurant, opened in 1987, bringing his inspired blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine to the public. At Dan Tana's, don't even look at the menu, just order the chicken parm, a martini and thank us later. And don't skip on the cappuccino ice cream for dessert. Just make sure you make a reservation — you might still have to wait, but have a drink at the bar while you people watch.

Day 2: Exploring LA

The downtown in Los Angeles.

Start off with brunch at Rose Cafe or Chulita in Venice followed by some shopping on Abbot Kinney.

Head north to Santa Monica to visit The Whaler, Big Dean's or the Waterfront for some mid-day drinks depending on your mood.

Perhaps after a well-earned nap, venture out to Malibu for dinner at Nobu or Lucky's. Or have a more casual night at Cassia, a critically-acclaimed Southeast Asian brasserie that’s a partnership between husband-and-wife Chef Bryant Ng & Kim Luu-Ng and Rustic Canyon Family Co-Owners Josh Loeb & Zoe Nathan.

Day 3: Outdoor Activities

views of the hills of Los Angeles on a grassy plaza of a museum dotted with visitors

Before you head out, go for a hike on one of LA's many trails. For people watching and great overhear conversations, take on Runyon Canyon in Hollywood. For some epic views, take on Temescal Canyon.

For a more relaxed morning, stroll through the Brentwood Farmers Market or Brentwood Country Mart to get some fuel for your flight home. If you're lucky you might get to spot one of your favorite celebrities. They're just like us!

If you've got time for lunch, stop by one of Ggiata's two locations for a sandwich. Founded by childhood friends, this shop has quickly become a local favorite.

Need to Know

Looking for more travel inspo? Check out Eunice Kindred's guide, 72 Hours in LA & Dana Point and Fora's guide, Exploring Los Angeles, California.

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