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From walks along Venice Beach, to exploring the Getty Centre; dinners at Elephante, to watching a film under the stars at an outdoor cinema- Los Angeles offers summer fun in every corner. Browse our favourite things to see, do- and of course, eat- for your stay in the City of Angels. 

 

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From walks along Venice Beach, to exploring the Getty Centre; dinners at Elephante, to watching a film under the stars at an outdoor cinema — Los Angeles offers summer fun in every corner. Browse our favourite things to see, do, and of course, eat, for your stay in the City of Angels. 

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Dining in LA

 

ELEPHANTE
Situated overlooking Santa Monica beach, Elephante Beach House is a hotspot for locals and visitors alike. It offers a laid back atmosphere often found on the West Coast, so you may not be too fussed over the menu but with its light, coastal, Italian cuisine and delicate cocktails, it seems this venue does offer it all. The lobster spaghetti will not disappoint. 
 

THE DRAYCOTT
Along the coast from Santa Monica to the Pacific Palisades, The Draycott, just like Veeve, hails from London and has found its home in Los Angeles. With a European inspired menu, its light delicacies are perfect for summer. What caught our attention the most? The exceptional interiors of course! We could sit on those velvet, orange bar-stools all night long. 


MARGOT
Slightly further afield but worth the trip, Margot is a new restaurant in Culver City, complete with 360-degree views across the city from its roof terrace. With a perfect summer menu including seared scallops and sea bream, alongside the relaxing atmosphere and contemporary furnishings, Margot hits the spot for hip dining in Los Angeles.
 

FELIX
With a name that translates as ‘happy’ or ‘lucky’ in Latin, it’s easy to see how this optimistic name lives up to expectation in its Venice Beach incarnation. Situated on the wonderful Abbot Kinney Boulevard, make this Italian restaurant your go-to when you have a craving only pasta will solve. 

Art & Design
 

LACMA
The LACMA (that’s the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is a must see. The institution aims to show art from far and wide geographical locations, from many different time periods. Its collections reflect the vibrant and diverse culture that can be uncovered in Los Angeles. Head to Fairfax to discover more. 

THE GETTY CENTRE
An architecturally magnificent building. Even if you just marvel at the outside of the Getty Centre, it is worth visiting. Located in the Bel-Air hills, you can enjoy wonderful views back over Los Angeles from here. As well as the displays of European and American art on display inside the museum, there are fantastic gardens and a terrace cafe, making for an ideal day out. 
 

THE GETTY VILLA
A visit to the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades offers three destinations in one by exploring the art and architectural styles of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Villa itself is a replica of the Villa de Papiri, which was buried by Mount Vesuvius. Perfect for some historical insights during your stay in LA.

 



Our Los Angeles Favourites

 



 



Our Los Angeles Favourites

 


 

Rooftop Bars

MAMA SHELTER
Heralded as the best rooftop in LA, once here, it’s easy to see why! With views to the hills and across Hollywood, its rainbow decor captures the feeling of being in Los Angeles in the summer months— lively, captivating and offering a little bit of everything! Go and see for yourself...

SPIRE 73
To have a drink at the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere, you need to go Downtown! Spire 73 offers a live DJ, hand-crafted signature cocktails, firepits and of course, incredible views over LA.

 


 

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Couples Retreat Homes

 


 

Song & Dance

INDEPENDENCE DAY
With fireworks displays across all of the cities, the 4th of July is the perfect time to be in LA. Wondering where to watch the festivities? The Hollywood Bowl (with a live show from Chic), Marina del Rey and Pacific Palisades are some of the best on offer. Expect big crowds, parades, and red, white and blue galore!
 

LOTUS FESTIVAL
Held in Echo Park, this festival is a celebration of Asian-American relationships in Los Angeles, with incredible floral displays over the weekend of July 13-14th. This year celebrates the Thai community within LA. It is free to attendees and the park is close to Chinatown. 
 

ARROYO SECO WEEKEND
There are lots of music festivals taking place throughout the summer season in California. Arroyo Seco is taking place on the weekend of June 23rd and 24th, by the Rose Bowl stadium. With free entry for children under 10, a relaxing park setting —  and not forgetting an impressive lineup — all the family can sing their hearts out here. 

 


 

Family Favourites

Ocean Calling


VENICE BEACH
Venice Beach is known for its bohemian sensibilities, its diverse boardwalk awash with artists, skaters and cyclists and of course, for its beautiful shore. The area surrounding the waterside also offers the nearby Marina del Rey and Venice canals. Visit Abbot Kinney Boulevard whilst in Venice, for its great market. 
 

SANTA MONICA
Further along the coastline, is Santa Monica — easily spotted by its famous pier and ferris wheel. The beach is popular with surfers and the beach itself is lined with lifeguard beach huts. The Pacific Palisades are nearby, with a history of beachy, 1970s Californian design and architecture. Any design enthusiasts should visit the Eames House while in the area.

WellbeingBody 

HIKING IN LA
From Runyon Canyon to the Charlie Turner trail, there are plenty of excellent hiking spots in LA. It is a popular pastime of residents here, so if you want to live like a local, go exploring and take in the view. There’s no better way to appreciate La La Land. 
 

YOGA
With a healthy body comes a healthy mind. Meditation and yoga have been big in LA for years now, leading to more widespread adoption of the practice worldwide. For relaxing studios, events and an accompanying cafe, head to Wanderlust in Hollywood to release your inner yogi. 
 

CAFE GRATITUDE
Macrobiotic health food can be found in many locations in and around Los Angeles. Cafe Gratitude offers a taste of this, with eateries in the Arts District and Venice. Enjoy the excellent range of guilt-free delights on the menu, with great vegan and vegetarian options, alongside friendly service. 

 


 

Relaxing Retreat Homes

 


 

 



Relaxing Retreat Homes

 


 

Little Adventures

LOS ANGELES ZOO
A great family day out, the kids will love seeing the animals and botanical gardens at Los Angeles Zoo. With lots of events running throughout the summer, it is an ideal find to keep them entertained — and it’s educational too!

MOVIE STUDIO TOURS

LA is the international home of film, so where better to go on a tour of your favourite movie studio? From Universal Studios, to Warner Bros, there are plenty to choose from. These are mainly situated North of the Hollywood Hills, in the Studio City area, just a short drive from West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.