Los Angeles: On The Ground

Insider Tour Los Angeles: On The Ground

Welcome to Los Angeles, the city of sun and celebs, where it’s blue skies all day and bright stars all night. The California metropolis is filled with exciting places to visit, from beautiful hikes and cool boutiques to deliciously hip restaurants and a vibrant bar scene. Check out our infamous picks of what to see, eat, drink, and explore around the famous city.



115 S. Fairfax Ave


Situated adjacent to The Farmer’s Daughter and across from The Grove, Tart is an intimate yet kitschy restaurant that is ideal for a weekend brunch. The ambiance evokes the feeling of American country mixed with London pub and a splash of Paris romance.




225 26th Street


Farmshop is a foodie’s dream destination with a beautifully curated marketplace. Experience the best farm-to-table Californian cuisine featuring upscale food in a casual environment. Farmshop LA is located in the Brentwood Country Mart, a local shopping and food center with a rustic vibe.


Far Bar

347 E. 1st Street


A hidden gem located inside a historic building in the heart of Little Tokyo, Far Bar offers an eclectic mix of food and a curated rotating beer program. Don’t miss the “far bar” tucked away in the secret alley; just look for the fairy lights.



The Blind Barber

10797 W. Washington Blvd.


By day it’s a modern gentlemen’s parlor focused on bringing back the heritage of a vintage barber shop experience. The Blind Barber is a gathering of like-minded guys that enjoy a clean cut and shave while embracing a lifestyle of fashion and music. At night, enter through a back door as the shop transitions to a speakeasy with hand crafted cocktails, LA’s finest DJ’s and a gourmet sandwich menu to satisfy your late night munchies.



8425 Melrose Avenue


A concept fashion boutique that stocks a mix of fashion, accessories, home design, art, gifts, and fun. Don’t forget to snap a photo in front of the ever-changing store front exterior.




912 S. Barrington Avenue


Not your ordinary chocolate shop, Compartes offers handmade gourmet chocolate that is made by a small team of chocolatiers and is known for fusing chocolate with art, style, design and fashion. It’s a heritage brand that has thrived in Los Angeles since 1950.


Cahuenga Peak Trail

3052 Lake Hollywood Drive


Also known as the Hollywood Sign hike, this trail offers stunning and vast views of Los Angeles. The vigorous hike also takes you to the Wisdom Tree where you’ll find shade and a geocaching box – take time to read the inspirational notes.



“Bates Motel”

4301 Sunset Boulevard


This vacant inn known as the Bates Motel (formerly the Sunset Pacific) has been transformed into a white public art piece called Projection by French artist Vincent Lamouroux. The all-white building is a great photo op on Silver Lake’s bustling Sunset Boulevard.