The DEPARTURES Guide to Los Angeles

Courtesy of The Rose Hotel

Where to stay, what to eat, and what to do in L.A., from the best restaurants to VIP experiences. 

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Where To Stay

Best Boutique Hotels
Our four favorite small, design-minded properties in Los Angeles are bringing charm and sophistication to the city's newly reinvigorated hotel scene. See the Slideshow»

Where to Stay
The top hotels in L.A., whether you're looking for beachside views, playful decor, or a young Hollywood vibe. See the Slideshow»

Dining & Drinking

Where to Eat
A modern twist on the croque madame, lobster tacos, and bacon-chocolate crunch bars are just a few of the tantalizing dishes that await at these L.A. dining hotspots. See the Slideshow»

What’s New in the L.A. Cocktail Scene, By Neighborhood
The best cocktails bars in Los Angeles, from tiny speakeasies and a whiskey mecca in downtown L.A. to the top hotel bars and more in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. See the Slideshow»

The Best Cobb Salad in L.A.
A Cobb salad recipe that hits all the right culinary notes at the Sunset Tower Hotel. See the Article»

Great Bars and Lounges
Find sweeping coastal vistas, innovative combinations, and great design at some of our favorite L.A. bars and lounges. See the Slideshow»

What to Do

Private Home Tours
How to gain insider access to three of the city’s most famous architectural addresses. See the Article»

Downtown Design
In this town the best finds—stores, architecture, even a visionary—stay quietly out of the spotlight. See the Article»

Rosetta Getty's Los Angeles
Fashion designer and Hollywood Hills resident Rosetta Getty shares her picks for dining and sightseeing in L.A.. See the Article»

Where to Shop
The best boutiques, vintage shops, and bespoke ateliers in the City of Angels. See the Slideshow»

Best Museums and Art Galleries
Explore Greek antiquities, early California landscape paintings, and 20th century photography at these museums and art galleries across L.A. See the Slideshow»

Experience L.A. Like a VIP
Secluded beaches, luxurious spa treatments, and fashion concierges are just a few of our recommendations for those looking to experience the exclusive, upscale side of Los Angeles. See the Slideshow»

First Look: The Broad Museum
L.A.’s newest art institution from millionaire Eli Broad gives visitors a glimpse into the space’s progress. See the Article»

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