What To Do In LA, No Matter What You’re Looking For

Whether you’re from LA or a first time West Coast tripper, the city of stars can be a little intimidating. Enter: the first ever interactive travel guide that puts you in the driver’s seat — traffic not included. Do you wanna see works of art or the Walk of Fame? The Hollywood sign or a more holistic route? Santa Monica Pier or Melrose Place? Discover where to shop, where to eat, and, of course, where to get your party on. Click the choices as they appear, and you’ll craft the perfect itinerary for your inner LA persona. Don’t forget us when you’re famous.

How to help

Many of the amazing businesses featured in this experience are now operating online, or raising money to support affected staff. We hope to see them IRL again soon, but in the meantime we’ve compiled some of their links below if you are interested in supporting their efforts.

(Please note eko has no relationship with the business and organizations in the lists presented below, and the charity list provided is simply representative of some of the work charities are doing during this time and how each of us can play a small part. Please always use caution and your own judgement when placing orders on external websites or donating to a charity.)

Support businesses featured in this video

Expand each section to see the places we visited in Los Angeles, and discover ways to support.

  • RUNYON CANYON | Where everyone gets their hike on in LA
  • VENICE SKATE PARK | A fun (free!) show of local skater spirit and sport
  • ABBOT KINNEY BOULEVARD | Hip boulevard with boho boutiques, vintage shops, and artsy cafes in the heart of Venice Beach | $$$
  • VENICE BOARDWALK | Fun stroll through kitschy beachside ‘hood
  • SANTA MONICA PIER | Family (or day date) fun, ferris wheel included | $
  • VENICE BEACH | An afternoon well spent in the sun and sea
  • GO SURF LA | Learn a thing or two about hanging ten | $$$
  • YOGALA STUDIOS | Running roster of zen-inducing classes | $
  • UNPLUG MEDITATION | It’s right in the name! Unplug here for inner peace | $, $$$
  • MYSTIC JOURNEY LA | A store and studio with sound baths and crystals galore | $
  • LIZ MARZ – LIFE COACH | Sit down to have your tarot read and plan your life | $$$
  • THE RAVEN SPA | An affordable haven with treatments to boot | $
  • FACEHAUS | A no-fuss facial factory for your monthly glow up | $
  • TOMOKO JAPANESE SPA | You’ll feel relaxed just from walking into this incredible spa | $$$
  • THE BEAUTY SANDWICH | Unparalleled indulgence means glowing skin | $$$
  • MELROSE TRADING POST | The ideal open-air vintage market to wander through on weekends for unique furniture, art, music, clothing & accessory finds | $
  • THE WAY WE WORE | Upscale costume and designer vintage fit for the stars | $$$
  • DECADES | Label lovers flock to this vintage clothing mecca | $$$
  • BURRO | A sweet souvenir shop for local gifts | $
  • MOHAWK GENERAL STORE | Find local and international designers, expertly curated | $$$
  • ROW DTLA | A new artists and artisan ‘hood to stroll and shop | $$$
  • HIGHLAND BOWL | Get your bowl on in an always lively setting | $

  • URTH CAFFE | A trendy quick-n-easy lunch spot for soup and salad | $
  • CAFE GRATITUDE | Vegan lovers rejoice at this airy veg forward resto | $
  • LITTLE PINE | Moby’s vegan friendly lunch and dinner spot | $
  • GRACIAS MADRE | Vegan Mexican even meat-lovers love | $$$
  • LA SCALA | Classic LA spot best known for its chopped salad | $$$ s
  • SUGARFISH | Popular sushi resto with affordable pre-fixe menus from the chef | $$$
  • JITLADA | Spicy hole-in-the-wall Thai that foodies can’t live without | $
  • SALAZAR | Ya gotta try a taco in LA, this spot has outdoor margs, too | $
  • CANTER’S DELI | Everything you love about a good ole-fashioned diner | $
  • BESTIA | A warehouse full of rock solid, indulgent dishes | $$$
  • JON & VINNY’S | Pizza and wine so good you won’t even wanna go to Italy | $$$
  • BAVEL | Meditteranean fare with beautiful indoor-outdoor seating | $$$
  • ANIMAL | The name says it all, A+ carnivorous meal | $$$
    • GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY | See the real stars of LA at this planetary museum | $
    • THE GETTY | Spend all day at this free-to-visit hilltop museum with city views and a perfectly manicured garden campus | $
    • THE BROAD | Swoon-worthy contemporary art in an artful setting | $
    • LACMA | An impressive sprawling campus of contemporary art | $$$
    • THE WALK OF FAME | A bit of a tourist trap, speed through to see the stars | $
    • BEVERLY HILLS | Cruise around to take in iconic LA streets full of fancy restaurants, high-end salons, and the most fashionable finds | $
    • THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN | Okay, okay, go get your picture — we understand | $
    • WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR HOLLYWOOD | A fun way to feel part of “the industry” from the inside | $$$
    • CINESPIA | Outdoor screenings in a cemetery — but make it chic. Pack a picnic and pick up some friends | $

    • GLOWING JUICES | Do the juice thing the LA way at this cute spot | $
    • ALFRED COFFEE | Your morning routine in the city of stars | $
    • MOON JUICE | Tinctures, powders, elixers and juices that fangirl celebs approve | $$$
    • BEVERLY HILLS JUICE CLUB | A sweet local spot serving fresh juice before it was cool | $$$
    • THE WATERFRONT VENICE | A laid back resto great for sunset-side drinks | $
    • BUTTON MASH | Throwback arcade games with grown up drinks | $
    • FORMOSA CAFE | Storied LA hotspot with comfy booths for food and bev | $
    • E.P. & L.P. | Awesome Asian fusion downstairs and bomb cocktails and outdoor movie screenings on the roof | $$$
    • HARRIET’S ROOFTOP BAR | The One Hotel heeds a swanky rooftop cocktail spot | $$$
    • CLUB TEE GEE | The ideal neighborhood dive with booths and a dancefloor | $
    • JUMBO’S CLOWN ROOM | A clothes-off after hours show that hipsters love | $
    • GOOD TIMES AT DAVEY WAYNE’S | Like a speakeasy popped up in a 70s basement | $$$
    • BREAKROOM 86 | Totally 80s hidden bar with a free karaoke room | $$$
    • BLIND DRAGON | Swanky late night spot for vibey drinks | $
    • THE ABBEY | Classic late night spot in Weho that also hosts Saturday drag brunch | $$$
    • THE BUNGALOW | Swanky multi-roomed, airy hang spot with an outdoor bar and beach views | $$$
    • POPPY | A beautiful night club with loud music and popular DJs | $$$
    • BOOTSY BELLOWS | Well-appointed late night hot spot with tables and tunes | $$$

    Support fundraising efforts in Los Angeles and beyond

    A donation of any size can go a long way to helping those on the frontlines and the people hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19. Here are a few ways to help:





    About travel and COVID-19

    The COVID-19 crisis has affected all of us, and the travel and hospitality industries that make experiences like the ones seen in this show possible have been devastated.

    While we may have to wait to visit Los Angeles, we hope this project helps you plan for a future when the city is back on its feet.

    For up to date travel advisories for residents of the US, visit the US State Department website. Those in other countries should consult with their local travel authority before traveling.