5 L.A. Spots Locals Don't Want You to Know About

December 14, 2018
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In-N-Out Burger

If you’ve met anyone from Southern California, it’s likely they’ve sweared up and down that In-N-Out has the best burgers around. For decades you could only find this franchise in CA and every local wants to keep these burgers a secret to keep the lines from getting longer. Get in the know though with In-N-Out’s secret menu. Order the animal fries - fries topped with their secret sauce, grilled onions and melted cheese.

The Last Bookstore

One of the downsides to Amazon is that you don’t really see local bookstores any more. Thankfully, there’s The Last Bookstore located in downtown Los Angeles. Inside, you’ll find a unique bookstore complete with comfy leather seats to cozy into while reading a book, an archway made entirely of books and even a moosehead! The location even hosts special events such as concerts and open mic nights. Visit the website to learn more.

The Bradbury Building

Built in 1893, this five story building is actually the oldest commercial building in all of Los Angeles. The building is known for its Victorian style architecture, skylit atrium of access walkways, and it’s ornate ironwork. The building has also been featured in a number of movies including 500 Days of Summer, Pay it Forward, and Bladerunner among many others.

L.A. Public Library

Built in 1926, the LA public library features incredible art deco architecture that was famous during the 1920s and features a breathtaking 8 story atrium and whimsical chandeliers. There are also daily tours of the library Monday through Friday at 12:30pm, Saturday at 11am and 2pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tours last approximately 1 hour.

The Original Farmer’s Market

Located next to The Grove, a popular outdoor shopping destination, The Original Farmer’s Market has been around since 1934 and is still located in the very same spot where it started decades ago. Explore the crowded outdoor food court featuring food vendors from some of the best eateries and culinary minds in Los Angeles. If you love food, this is a must.

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