Travel & Pictorial

The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles: 1001 Ideas--Second Edition

Completely revised and updated, this second edition of the ultimate guide to L.A. lets you keep up with the ever-changing city, from the best new restaurants to new institutions like the Broad Museum.

Los Angeles is a local’s city—more than any other major cultural metropolis, it is a city for those in the know. Here, a lifelong Angeleno presents a guide with something for everyone, with classic ideas for visitors and new revelations for locals. Find the best spots to view the Hollywood sign or the quietest spots on Santa Monica’s beach. Track down the finest eateries in every ethnic enclave, and explore the expanding arts district downtown. Follow the most beautiful routes up and down the Pacific Coast Highway, or take your own unique architectural tour of the Hollywood Hills.

Organized by theme—from destinations to views and sights, food and drink, and the Hollywood trail of scene locations—and with contributions from celebrated Angelenos and helpful indexes, this is simply the most fun and comprehensive guidebook there is to the City of Angels.

About The Author

Joy Yoon is a writer, editor, and creative consultant. Her writing has appeared in The New Order, Paper, DazedDigital, Complex, and Riposte, among other publications.

  • Publish Date: July 05, 2022
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Category: Travel - United States - West - Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 6 x 8
  • Pages: 384
  • US Price: $24.95
  • CDN Price: $33.50
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-3804-4

Reviews

"In vast Los Angeles, it's easy to feel at a loss for where to begin (or to be straight-up lost). Not with a new guide to the city, The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles: 1001 Ideas. L.A. native Joy Yoon offers a fresh view of the town, suggesting sites and activities for the traveler (or even local) with contemporary tastes. Her "classics" chapter covers predictable tourist spots like Chateau Marmont and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but the rest of the book offers up insider-y info, such as a primer on local fashion designers, and a tip on where to find Korean short-rib tacos." ~Wall Street Journal

“It’s a delight to come across the likes of Joy Yoon’s The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles, a big fat, fun-to-read compendium that offers fresh perspectives on old LA standbys alongside eclectic, unexpected leisure-time ideas. Yoon has expertly crafted over a thousand mini essays that will make you want to take an LA vacation pronto or get out of the house for an adventure if you live in Southern California.” ~Passport Magazine

"Thoughtfully organized by type of experience rather than geography, the book does the impossible and makes a bewilderingly complex megalopolis remarkably accessible. Tightly-written capsule descriptions give you everything you need to know to plan your voyage. The book leaves no LA neighborhood stone unturned; from behind the Orange Curtain to the San Gabriel Valley. Yoon even provides brief education on local fashion designers, philanthropists and seasonal street fairs." ~Cool Hunting 

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