Close

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Photo: Los Angeles 2012 by Marjana Jaidi

As the heart of the film and television industry in America, the L.A. music scene - while intensely popular - is sometimes overlooked. Diverse to the extreme, it can be overwhelming to navigate at times, but trust that there is something for everyone. Daily event listings show dozens - dare we say hundreds? - of music and other cultural events to suit anyone's taste.

But L.A. is not all lights! camera! action! In addition to shows at the Hollywood Bowl or the equally fabulous and intimate Greek Theatre, you should take a day or night drive up to Griffith Observatory to check out the view of the skyline and the Hollywood Sign. From up there, seize the opportunity to take one of the many hiking trails in the L.A. area. Or head to Brentwood and indulge in a leisurely afternoon at one of The Getty Center's many events and exhibitions. Look beyond the standard must-sees of Hollywood, and you'll find even more to enjoy.