The Cultureur 25: 25 Things to Do in Los Angeles

Words by:

Nyssa P. Chopra
In honor of my recent move from Los Angeles to Seattle, I thought I’d compile a list of 25 things to do in the City of Angels, so I joined forces with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to bring you my favorite things to do, see, eat, and experience in my beloved hometown of Los Angeles. Enterprise is all about encouraging people to go out there and #SeeTheWorld, and I couldn’t agree more!
Considering it’s Los Angeles, renting a car is simply a must. Whether you’re looking to stay local in Los Angeles or heading south to Orange County or San Diego for the day, with more than 5,500 offices located within 15 miles of 90% of the U.S. population, Enterprise offers a wide variety of car leasing, vanpooling, car sharing and hourly rental programs – and local car rental customers can be picked up at no extra cost. Next time you’re in LA, give Enterprise a try and experience “The Enterprise Way” that they take so much pride in. Visit and follow @Enterprise to learn about their wide range of cars and new offers.
Read on to see the perfect Los Angeles itinerary…

25 things to do in los angeles


  1. EMBARK on an architectural tour through Los Angeles to see the incredibly diverse architecture and vibrant urban design scapes such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House and Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall
  2. DRIVE up and down California’s most scenic path, Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible (a la a Hollywood star!) — pick one up at Enterprise (they’ve got a wide selection!)
  3. BITE into an In-N-Out burger at least once while in California to see what a truly amazing hamburger should taste like
  4. SHOP ‘til you drop (or go window shopping/people watching) on the famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or on Melrose in West Hollywood
  5. SECURE tickets in advance to your favorite T.V. show/movie taping in Los Angeles
  6. WALK the Hollywood Walk of Fame – a collection of more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars commemorating celebrities, artists, and all those Tinseltown titans that have forever changed Hollywood
  7. FROLIC through the perfectly manicured gardens and the never-ending exhibition halls of the Getty Center in Los Angeles (don’t miss the stunning city panoramas at night!)
  8. RELAX and rejoice with sushi, cocktails, and ocean views at the famous beachfront Nobu in Malibunobu malibu
  9. SAVOR every bite of a Sprinkles cupcake, which can be bought from 1 of its 11 stores throughout the U.S., its Cupcake ATMs, or its Sprinklesmobile
  10. CATCH a summer flick at an outdoor movie screening/drive-in theater in Los Angeles (don’t forget to chow down on all the yummy foods at nearby food trucks)
  11. SIP on a potent cocktail while admiring the glittering lights of Los Angeles at Perch LA, Standard Downtown, Yamashiro, or ABH at the Thompson
  12. WATCH the quintessential Southern California sunsets from one of the many beaches along the Pacific coast—Laguna Beach, La Jolla Shores, Salt Creek, Malibu, and Corona del Mar are good places to start
  13. CLIMB up the iconic Griffith Observatory in Los Feliz to witness a spectacular display of the city’s glittering lights
  14. INDULGE in a deluxe caviar facial at The Spa at the Montage Beverly Hills — few things are as luxe as this
  15. HIKE to the top of Runyon Canyon for sublime views of Los Angeles (especially at sunset!)
  16. WANDER through the endless fresh food and produce stalls at the original Farmer’s Market on Third Street and Fairfax at The Grovethe grove
  17. SOAK up the city’s coffee culture at one of the many, many coffee shops (Urth Caffe, Intelligentsia, Brew/Well, and Nespresso are good places to start)
  18. SAMPLE some of the best sushi (think nigiri with warm rice and toasted sesame seeds *drool*) in Los Angeles at Sugarfish (there’s multiple locations located throughout the area)
  19. BIKE your way on the 22-mile stretch of the iconic Santa Monica Pier and Beach — it’s the longest beach bike path in the world
  20. HEAD south to Orange County for the day and hit up all the area’s beautiful beaches, innovative dining options, and local attractions such as the Segerstrom Concert Hall, South Coast Plaza, and Disneyland
  21. POSE at the Urban Lights Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) — it’s a collection of restored cast iron antique street lamps from all around Los Angelesurban lights LA
  22. SIT down for a special afternoon tea at the beautiful Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills
  23. ATTEND a live sporting event (try a Lakers game) at the Staples Center and watch the crowds go absolutely nuts
  24. ROAM around Olvera Street and downtown Los Angeles and soak up the city’s unique culture and history
  25. TASTE the macarons at Bottega Louie in downtown Los Angeles (while you’re at it, stay for brunch and sample the lemon ricotta pancakes!)bottega louie macarons


Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
25 Things to Do in Los Angeles