In a city of almost 4 million people--especially one notorious for being so spread out--L.A. can be a daunting place to visit alone. In spite of its reputation for being plastic, unapproachable and too cool to care, there are some spots in the city where even a singleton can feel right at home. Get the scoop on the best Los Angeles restaurants, bars, museums and more for solo travelers. (Photo: The Market by Tara de Lis)
Cheap food is a happy hour staple, but free food in LA? Not so much. But if you're going out for drinks anyway, why not get some free happy hour food while you're at it? These LA bars and restaurants serve complimentary food during happy hour, which means even if you're nearly broke, you won't be stuck only drinking your dinner.
So you're thirsty in K-town, are you? And you want to wash down your BBQ and kimchee with a stiff, cheap drink or sip until you're brave enough to sing karaoke in front of a bunch of drunk strangers. No problem. From dive bars to kitschy hangouts, you're sure to find what you're looking for at these Koreatown bars.
There are plenty of places in Los Angeles to have a cocktail, and all that competition for your drinking dollars means there are lots of bar deals in LA worth checking out. From $1 cocktails at the Edison to all-night $5 cocktails on Mondays at Copa D'Oro to $6 glasses of wine and free antipasti at Culina at the Four Seasons, here are some of the best places in the city to drink up for less.
When you're ready for some spending, nothing beats shopping on Montana Avenue. Santa Monica's quaint stretch of luxe boutiques offers everything from books, baby goods and pet accessories to housewares, jewelry, shoes, clothes, even cheese. With a new wave of businesses opening up, it's time to break out the credit card and get ready to go shopping on Montana Avenue.
When you're in the mood for some kimchee, galbee and bulgogi, LA's Koreatown restaurants are where to go. From authentic Korean BBQ favorites like Soot Bull Jeep to one of the city's most beloved Mexican spots (Guelaguetza, in case you hadn't heard), there's something for everyone at these K-Town restaurants.
Cinema couples come and go but the "dinner and a movie" duo is never outdated--and with good restaurants near Arclight Cinemas, you can easily pair good food with a good flick. Here's how: Check out our list of dining spots within walking distance of the three Arclight Cinema locations in Los Angeles and you've got the makings for a great night out.
Looking for great restaurant deals in LA? Well, you've come to the right place. Restaurants are slashing prices, giving all of us a chance to get a piece of the half-priced pie. Check out this list of restaurant deals in Los Angeles that let you indulge your cravings without emptying your wallet. (Photo: Malo's delish dollar tacos.)
Summer is just around the corner, and when the sun comes out, so does more skin--but we've found some great summer fitness deals to help you out. If you're like so many of us, trying to squeeze into last summer's wardrobe is a workout unto itself--not to mention the required cash for a roomier wardrobe or a gym membership. Thankfully, Los Angeles has more than a few fitness centers that are offering slim-priced options for new students. From yoga and spinning to full-access gym trials, it's time to take advantage of these deals to tone down your body and bulk up your wallet.
L.A.'s Southern transports looking for down-home fixins may have a tough time finding authentic soul food favorites like fried chicken, mac 'n' cheese and collard greens amid all the health-conscious eateries in the city. But not to worry--we've done the legwork for you. When Southern cravings come a-callin' and the only thing on your mind is peach cobbler and sweet tea, stop by one of these Los Angeles soul food restaurants that are authentically delicious.