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Experience Los Angeles like a local

Every city must be visited twice, once to explore like a tourist and then to experience like a local.

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Experience Los Angeles like a local
Jake Blucker

Every major metropolitan city must be visited twice, once as a tourist and then as a local (even if you aren’t). You will get all kinds of information on what to do in Los Angeles but they are all tourist activities, here I’ve gathered all the best places to be with the locals of LA. The experience starts from the airport itself, check all the Los Angeles airport details beforehand so that you’re not stuck there in some silly little formalities. Make sure to read till the end for the gems in the city.

  • The city is 50% Latino and Hispanic, so Mexican food is a must-have but you cannot enjoy the true Mexican flavors in a hotel, you have to hunt down the trucks like Leo’s Tacos Truck, Ricky’s Fish Tacos, Taco Zone, and many more. Each truck is a small business owned by a native Latino and Hispanic.
  • You don’t have to worry about eating healthy while traveling when you have the original farmers market in your city, open seven days a week. You can build your own salad with freshly produced ingredients or order the freshest sushi, pizza, churrasco, barbecue, and much more.
  • The most LA thing to do is visit Santa Monica Beach or Venice Beach. It’s pretty self-explanatory, you’ll feel like you’re in a Hollywood movie.
  • Hike up the Hollywood Sign on Mount Lee for a beautiful view of the city during sunrise or sunset. You may find a few more people on Sunday as it’s a fun
  • As much as the tourists love the Walk of Fame, the locals of LA don’t seem to like it. If you really want to see it then make sure you act look so that no one can notice ha-ha just kidding!
  • Spice up your Instagram feed like an influencer by clicking aesthetic pictures on popular sites like Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, or Venice Beach.
  • Visit the Universal Studios and the Warner Bros. Studios and experience the most out of Hollywood. They have the perfect blend of tourists and locals as a day at the studios is never a mistake.
  • Some of the quick places that you can cover in a few hours, will not only save you time but are also worth visiting once at least as they are the locals’ favorites. To name a few: The Last Bookstore, Grand Central Market, Echo Park, Hollywood Bowl, Highland Park Brewery, Tiki Ti Tiki Bar, and Sushi Row.
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