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Dream + Explore: Los Angeles Travel Guide

Spritz our Dream + Explore Los Angeles room spray and close your eyes.

Transport yourself to the “City of Angels” for a moment. Imagine that you just hiked up a mountain overlooking the city and are watching the sunset. You can see everything – the ocean, the glittering skyline, and the Hollywood sign.

Things seem magical.

This experience is what our Dream + Explore collection is all about.

From the beautiful mountains to the majestic ocean, let us transport you to a city of beauty and intrigue with our Los Angeles travel guide.

Dream + Explore: What to Do in LA

  • Rent a convertible and drive down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from Malibu to Redondo Beach.

  • Dip your toes in the warm sand and refresh yourself in the cooling waters of one of LA’s many beaches.

  • Strap on your hiking boots, climb to the Hollywood sign and enjoy the views.

  • Let your imagination run wild as you gaze into the heavens and explore the exhibits at Griffith Observatory.

Where to Eat


These two restaurants at the start and end of the Malibu Pier offer farm-fresh local fare that will fill you up for your PCH road trip

Porto’s Bakery and Café is a family-run Cuban bakery with delectable house-made pastries, desserts, and coffee

This plant-based eatery has a mouthwatering daily brunch that will satisfy both sweet and savory palettes


You can find the original French Dipped sandwich and a wide selection of deli items at this classic LA eatery

Langer’s is a Jewish deli with hundreds of menu items, but the star of the show is their 100% made-from-scratch pastrami sandwich

Pink’s is a Hollywood-area legend serving some of the most creative hot dogs in the world

In-n-Out Burger is a no-frills but timeless burger joint that is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike

One of the best places for taquitos and avocado sauce in LA is at Cielito Lindo, a humble stand at the end of LA’s birthplace Olvera Street


LA has some of the country’s best Korean food, and many consider Park’s to be the best Korean BBQ in the city

If you’re not sure about what to do in LA for dinner, this historic food hall is a crowd-pleaser with everything from carnitas tacos and pupusas to vegan ramen and German currywurst

Republique is one of LA’s top dinner spots because of its romantic atmosphere, unique menu, and freshly-baked pastries and bread

Where to Stay

Andaz in West Hollywood will put you at the center of the action on the Sunset Strip. It’s a rejuvenating getaway filled with local art and inspired design.

The Hotel Casa del Mar is ideal for beach lovers. Step outside of your elegant hotel room, and your toes will be in the soft golden sand within minutes.

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