Experiment: suggest your favorite LA spot (bar, restaurant, venue, intersection, secret make out point, etc.) and it'll get added to the list. Relist this if you please to get more suggestions.
  1. Largo
    The best comedians. The best music. A perfect little theater. Constant surprises and only-at-Largo moments. This small theater is the best thing in LA, hands down.
  2. Petit Ermitage Rooftop
    Sunday brunch next to the pool - any month of the year - with 360 degree views of LA will remind you why you live in this city.
  3. Zuma Beach
    Suggested by @Lilysaltz
  4. Santa Monica bike path. My happy place in LA
    Suggested by @Waz
  5. Golden Road
    Great craft beer, delicious pub fare, unpretentious atmosphere. Great for a large group of friends
    Suggested by @Waz
  6. Amir's Garden - A secret garden created in the 70's and tucked away into the foothills of Griffith Park.
    Suggested by @patrickrogers
  7. Cole's / The Varnish
    In downtown LA there is a very simple, great bar and restaurant called Cole's. It's been there a long time. It has character but it also spacious. It has a great bar and very good old fashioned American food (French dip sandwiches, sweet potato fries) served until late. In the back is The Varnish, a windowless speakeasy bar with even better cocktails and a pianist on Mondays and Tuesday's. The Varnish is the spot, but seats are scarce, and Cole's is way better than a decent backup.
    Suggested by @bjnovak
  8. The Last Bookstore
    Suggested by @shannon
  9. The Original Farmer's Market
    The Grove is a terrible, terrible place, but there are few places I love more than the old Farmer's Market. Tons of great food (shout out to the Brazilian BBQ), good people watching, and just an overall good energy. Great place to bring a book and read/eat by yourself, or perfect for groups. Always worth the terrible parking.
  10. Huntington Gardens
    Technically in San Marino, BUT: do you like flowers and trees? How about really pretty art? And how do you feel about like little miniature worlds? Succulents? Herbs? I thought so.
    Suggested by @zoe
  11. The Museum of Jurassic Technology
    I don't want to tell you about it, I just want you to go.
    Suggested by @zoe
  12. Libros Schmibros & Guisados Tacos in Boyle Heights
    Libros is a fantastic donor-supported 2nd hand book shop that also functions as a lending library for the neighborhood. Guisados, a few blocks away, features some truly delicious three dollar tacos. Combo is a Kazan family Christmas classic.
    Suggested by @zoe