People often complain that Los Angeles has no city center, but this is only half true. Though there isn't one overriding zone of walkable attractions as in cities like New York, London, and Paris, L.A. is actually a sprawling amalgamation of several pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, each with its own unique flair.
Los Angeles Neighborhoods
HollywoodStep into the footprints of your favorite stars at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and then make tracks of your own amid Hollywood Boulevard's newly buzzing nightlife scene.
West HollywoodRock out on the infamous Sunset Strip or infiltrate the heart of the region’s gay community on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Beverly Hills/West L.A.Worship your favorite canceled TV shows at the Museum of Radio and Television and go nose-job gawking amid finely manicured people and palms.
Santa Monica/Venice BeachBike the boardwalk alongside snake charmers and buffed out rollerbladers before hitting the low-key galleries on Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
Los Feliz/Silver Lake/Echo ParkThink coffee-stained screenplays, hipper-than-thou clothing boutiques, mid-century bungalows designed by Richard Neutra, and the underground music scene that gave birth to Beck.
Downtown L.A.Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall is the crown jewel of a newly revitalized downtown that includes the ever-hopping Chinatown, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the trendiest rooftop pool scene in town.
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