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100 Los Angeles: 10 Landmarks Where You Can Experience the LA Life

From quaint boutiques, iconic buildings or expansive shopping malls with designer brands, today One Hundred features ten amazing landmarks where you can enjoy the high life and high-class LA experience!

 

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Hollywood & Highland Center

6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

It is a major shopping and entertainment complex in the heart of Tinseltown. The center is made up of five levels of shopping and entertainment choices. Retail options include Louis Vuitton, bebe, Virgin Megastore, Sephora, DFS Galleria and more. There is no shortage of entertainment choices in the center either, catering to all ages, the complex houses a nightclub venue, Lucky Strike Lanes, one of the best viewpoints of the famous Hollywood sign and the new Spa Luce. H&H is located along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, connected to The Dolby Theater (home of the Academy Awards Ceremony), and the world-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Universal Studios is within a short drive of the location and a variety of additional shopping is available within walking distance.

 

Melrose Avenue

Between San Vicente & La Brea Avenues,Los Angeles, CA 90046

Made famous by the T.V. Show Melrose Place, this famous street is a mecca for Los Angeles hipsters. Home to Paramount Pictures and a variety of ultra-cool boutiques, vintage stores and cafe’s, Melrose Avenue is a favorite shopping area for Los Angeles locals and celebrities. An artsy area, many of the building facades are painted and decorated to reflect the personality of the area. More well known stores and designers include Betsey Johnson, Von Dutch, Agent Provocateur, Fred Segal’s, Ed Hardy and Alexander McQueen. A variety of independent boutiques also offer high-end vintage clothing, accessories and more.

 

Rodeo Drive

Between Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Only a handful of cities in the world offer such a high concentration of elite boutiques and none are as synonymous with luxury as Rodeo Drive. With more than 100 hotels and boutiques situated over just three blocks, shoppers can visit all of their favorite designer boutiques without fighting any Los Angeles traffic. Rodeo’s lengthy list of stores includes Bottega Venetta, Lacoste, De Beers, David Yurman, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Tod’s, Dior, Bvlgari, D&B, YSL, Chopard, Valentino, Cartier, Chanel, Hermes, Armani, Escada, St. John, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Porsche, Jimmy Choo and many more. Department stores in the area include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barney’s.

 

Robertson Boulevard 

North Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048

Robertson Boulevard is by far the trendiest place to shop in Los Angeles. Adjacent to the famous Melrose Avenue, Roberston is a prime spot to shop both well-known designers and smaller boutiques. In fact, some are calling it the “New Melrose.” Many celebrities shop this tree-lined stretch of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and it’s easy to see why. As of late plenty of posh boutiques have popped up all over the place as well as cafes and restaurants. Popular places to have lunch while shopping include Ivy, Cuvee, Michel Richard Patisserie for dessert or the vegetarian-friendly Newspaper Cafe. Shopping includes Kate Spade, Kitson, Madison, Chanel, Lisa Kline, Curve, Vionnet, Alice & Olivia and more.

 

The Grove

189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Grove is a must-see shopping destination while visiting Los Angeles. With a beautiful outdoor shopping environment, The Grove boasts numerous shops, dining and entertainment choices. Located adjacent to the Farmer’s Market and near the famed Melrose Avenue, the Grove is in an ideal location. The Grove offers personal shopping and tourism assistance for those that desire it. Shops include Barney’s, Lucky, Michael Kors, Tommy Bahama, Arden B., Anthropologie and more. Dining choices include La Piazza, Whisper Restaurant and Lounge, and Morels French Steakhouse. After doing some designer shopping, walk down to the Farmer’s Market for a wide array of foods and curiosities.

 

Third Street Promenade

1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Third Street Promenade is only two blocks from the beach so you can easily enjoy shopping and lying on the beach all in one afternoon. On the Promenade, you can have some family fun while taking in a movie at one of the cinemas or enjoy watching some of the street performers who call the Promenade their office! The Promenade also offers you the chance to do some serious shopping. Stores here sell everything from clothing for the whole family to jewelry, shoes, accessories, electronics, books and toys. You can buy simple knick-knacks like souvenir mugs and key chains or you can even decorate your home with outstanding fine art from a gallery.

The Santa Monica Bay

The Santa Monica Bay is a Pacific Ocean cove in the southwest of Los Angeles, California. The Santa Monica Bay  is the location of some of the most famous beaches in the world, including Will Rogers State Beach, Santa Monica State Beach and Malibu Lagoon State Beach, made famous worldwide thanks to the series Baywatch! So why not put on your red onepiece to run in slow motion on the beach of Malibu ?

 

Universal Studios

Los Angeles is the world capital of entertainment, and for movie fans the ultimate experience is a visit to the studio scenes. Universal Studios has a well deserved reputation and worth the trip! Originally created to offer tours of the famous recording studios and film sets, Universal Studios has evolved into a full-fledged theme park. You will therefore find many indoor roundabout with 3D screen projection.

 

Venice Beach

Developed in the early 20th century, Venice Beach is modeled after its namesake city in Italy. In 1906, visitors could use the gondolas on the canals created in the city. Today, there is definitely a very special vibe in Venice Beach; a cool atmosphere and a little hippy.

 

Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame is a very famous sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard between  Gower Street and Brea Avenue as well as on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard . 2400 figures from the world of entertainment (film, television , music) are immortalized in pink terrazzo stars and gold letters on the Walk of Fame.

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