Los Angeles is as much a fantasy as it is a physical city. A mecca for face-lifts, film noir, shopping starlets, beach bodies, and mind-numbing traffic, it sprawls across 467 square mi; add in the surrounding five-county metropolitan area, and you've got an area of more than 34,000 square mi. So how can you see and do it all in one trip? The simple answer is you can’t. But that’s not a problem, because we’ve hand-picked the 25 things you absolutely can't skip when you’re in L.A. Whether you fit these essential experiences into one trip or five, you’re guaranteed to love every single one.
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