A unique store in an area known for its chain stores but California Map and Travel is a distinct shop. If you are in Santa Monica this is must see for all map/atlas enthusiasts and a nice adventure in geekland too.
Every Swatch store carries unique watches special to that area/region and the Beverly Center store is spacious and stock full of a wide array of fashionable wrist wear for a mostly international set. The only drawback is that the staff at this location are unhelpful.
The Hollywood Bowl is a landmark and not many may know that there is a museum for it too. This museum is inspired by letters from Hollywood Bowl concert-goers which is pretty cool. It is beautiful and it's open every night before concerts and daytime all year round.
Great space with a distinct ambience compared to the Hollywood competition and better yet the weekly schedule at this club changes enough week to week to feature everything from comedy to exclusive art pop from the UK in addition the dance floor is prime and the outdoor smoking area is neat too.
Situated in a fairly central part of Los Angeles Lacma is a growing tourist attraction with a massive space for art and display power. If you are new to LA after 5 pm and the second Tuesday of each month, General Admission to the Galleries is free to all. This is a world class museum on par with anything in London or New York.
I expected a good deal from the Hollywood Entertainment Museum but the collection, arrangement, and even the staff seemed out of touch with today but the film included on the tour is inspiring and the staff are very friendly too.
Armani Exchange is a must have the trendy high rollers in LA but don't visit this store and not pick up a tee shirt this is what is hot here as well as other casual and active sportswear for women and men. Is there anything better than Armani?
Arons Records is unfortunately in the shadow of Ameoba in Hollywood and in terms of location it is too close too. This store is good because the cd listening stations actually use players instead of scanners which usually don't work too. The selection of used cds is limited but the new and used vinyl is impressive for a variety of genres.
Viceland is a store that is associated with the great very entertaining Vice Magazine. This hip store is in Silverlake and features clothing for men and women the style veers from gritty UK/Euro wear to Brooklyn fashionista wear for the young and vibrant. This store also features art from local artists too.
Great selection of magazines especially in music and art and the overall collection especially since it is new is impressive since it has been only been less than two years since this branch opened in Hollywood. The staff at this location is much more courteous than any other Borders I have ever visited which is a huge plus too.