21 Places Every Arts and Culture Lover Should Visit in Los Angeles

Growing up in Los Angeles, I have been surrounded by an infinite amount of culturally enriching opportunities. This city has so much to offer: amazing restaurants, incredible art scenes, outdoor music venues, charming coffee spots, gorgeous hiking trails, picturesque beaches, farmers markets, beautiful boutique stores, historic landmarks, sculpture gardens, concert halls, theatres, and more. These extraordinary experiences have certainly influenced me; I’ve always enjoyed discovering unfamiliar places that I didn’t know existed.

I especially love exploring hidden pockets of Downtown Los Angeles as I’m fascinated by its enchanting energy and unconventional beauty. I often focus my adventures on art, photography, architecture, and delicious food. I’m constantly observing new details, even when I’m revisiting familiar sites. As French novelist Marcel Proust once said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” In no particular order, here are 21 inspiring places every arts and culture aficionado should visit throughout Los Angeles.