You could spend an entire day at Grand Central Market and still never try all of the 100-year-old food hall’s varied offerings, which include beloved LA favorites like Eggslut, Sticky Rice, and Tacos Tumbras a Tomas.
Tons of household-name comedians -- Amy Poehler, Nick Kroll, and Aziz Ansari included -- have trained at this renowned improv/sketch comedy school, where tickets to shows are cheap and laughs are priceless.
The SM Pier has no shortage of things to do (there’s an aquarium, amusement park, classic arcade, even free concerts in the summer), but the trapeze school’s the only one that lets you soar through the air with a view of the Pacific.
40. Paddleboard along the Venice canals
It’s not Italy, but Venice’s man-made canals offer a peaceful oasis away from the noisy boardwalk and Abbot Kinney. The best way to take in the neighborhood’s quaint bridges and eclectic waterfront homes? Travel by paddleboard, though kayaks, canoes, and other non-motorized vessels are also allowed.
As home to one of the country’s largest Korean-American populations, LA’s blessed with tons of karaoke bars, AYCE barbecue spots, and of course, Korean spas. Wi Spa is the most well-known option -- a 24-hour facility with hot and cold baths, sauna rooms, and co-ed areas where you can hang out, watch TV, and sweat out last night’s tequila shots.