Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Los Angeles city guide. Here you'll find the best of Los Angeles. WTR's Los Angeles map show you the location of our favorite things to do in Los Angeles - including the The Getty Center and the Norton Simon Museum.
You'll also find the best dining in Los Angeles, guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Los Angeles includes Baco Mercat and Hanoki & the Bird. Then you're off to Santa Monica.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Los Angeles
Getting around in Los Angeles
Public transportation in Los Angeles
WTR's Tony Transit says the best way to see L.A. is to rent a car.
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) - Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
People Watching in Los Angeles
Our Francois Flaneur says it's "no contest". The Venice Beach Boardwalk is the best for "PW" and if you want a libation to PW try Rose Cafe.
Dining in Los Angeles
WTR's Carlota Cuisine enjoys the best dinner lounge experience at Norah - D: Nightly, BR: Sa,Su, 8279 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 323-450-4211
Start with the pork belly topped with bits of octopus or the poached shrimp with smoked tomato. Your main in the grilled swordfish with romesco sauce and fingerlings or the hangar steak with shallots and horseradish. Dessert is their sweetcorn ice cream and coconut caramel.
Wineing in L.A.
WTR's Winnie Winesnob's wine up goes like this: Domaine LA, Bestia, Hachet Hall, Tsubaki and Ester's Wine Shop and Bar.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Los Angeles
Our Shauna Showtime says Los Angeles nightlife offers endless entertainment options.
Shopping in Los Angeles
WTR's Shari Shopper says the best boutiques are on Rodeo Drive as well as downtown shopping. There are also shops within easy walking distance of your hotel. Shari says Santa Monica has the best major names on or near 3rd Street.
Recognition for Los Angeles
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Los Angeles
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on speciall current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: LACMA
April 15 to July 24, 2018 see David Hockney - 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life
In 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, David Hockney offers a vibrant and intimate view of people with whom he has developed relationships over the past 50 years. The majority of the portraits were painted in Hockney’s Los Angeles studio, all from life and over a period of two or three days, which the artist has described as “a 20-hour exposure.” None of Hockney’s portraits are commissioned; for this series he invited family, members of his staff, and close friends to sit for him—including several curators, art dealers, and collectors with local and international renown.