Embrace the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles at some of the USA’s finest restaurants, spas and attractions. Even if you’re not a celebrity, you can spend three days living like one with this 72-hour guide to the finest things L.A. has to offer.
Check into a suite at the Four Seasons Los Angeles. Decorated in warm tones to echo the sunshine of Southern California, guest rooms all feature French doors to a step-out balcony with views of the gardens, the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles or Beverly Hills. Enjoy breakfast outside on the patio of Culina restaurant before heading out to enjoy a full day of activities around Los Angeles.
8am – Exotic car rentals
When it comes to getting around Los Angeles, the best way to do it is behind the wheel of a Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini or Rolls Royce. Pick up a fancy set of wheels to get you around town and perhaps take a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway after your city stay.
10am – Private yacht
Cruise the coast in your very own yacht! Whether you’re travelling with a companion or a large group, there’s a yacht for you. Take the 145-foot Sun Coast Super Yacht for example, it can hold up to 12 guests, and features two main salons, a large bow perfect for partying or sunbathing, four staterooms, two indoor dining areas, three outdoor deck dining areas, multiple flat screen TVs, a Jacuzzi, a helipad and a gym. Private chefs are also available to prepare snacks on board.
Lunch – Nobu Malibu
After a few hours at sea, dock in Malibu and head to Nobu for some of L.A’s best sushi—and spectacular ocean views. Take in the scenery while feasting on some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, which include tiradito, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño and black cod miso.
2:30pm – Brentwood Country Mart
Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Temple were regulars at this outdoor shopping centre, and decades later it’s still a favourite among the stars. Located in the elite Brentwood neighbourhood, the Country Mart houses a number of boutiques from around the world all in one charming location.
4pm – SkyBar
Have a pre-dinner cocktail or two at Skybar, a poolside venue with breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills, located at the Mondrian Los Angeles.
8pm – Private Suite at Staples Center
Check out a Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers or Kings game from a private suite at STAPLES Center. Guests will enter the arena through a private VIP entrance, and then enjoy the game with a premium view while feasting on catering provided by Levy Restaurants.
Nightlife – 1 OAK
Keep the party going with a private table at 1 OAK, one of Hollywood’s hottest nightlife destinations. The offshoot of the New York location provides a club-going experience that is truly “one of a kind.” You may even end up rubbing elbows on the dance floor with a celebrity or two.
After an indulgent day of eating and drinking, dedicate your second day in L.A. to focusing on your health and wellness, beginning with a class at SoulCycle. The celebrity-loved cycling class will have you torching calories in a dance-party like environment.
Brunch – The Ivy
Have a healthy brunch at The Ivy, which serves classic California cuisine in an idyllic garden-like setting. You can’t go wrong with the Ivy Lobster Cobb Salad.
1:30pm – Facial at Mila Moursi
Book an appointment at Mila Moursi Skin Care Institute & Day Spa to get your skin glowing like Jennifer Aniston, who swears by her treatments. The signature 60-minute facial promises to remove any skin impurities, and leave your skin looking hydrated and supple.
3pm – Mani/Pedi at Olive & June
This chic nail salon known for its incredible nail art offers the ultimate mani/pedi experience. Opt for The Alice to get a paraffin treatment, detoxifying foot bath, extra callus remover, a 15-minute massage, and a polish, nourishing treatment or specialty top coat of your choice.
4:30pm – Massage at the Hotel Bel Air Spaby La Prairie
Indulge in a massage at The Enclave at the Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie. The private suite includes its own shower, bathtub, shaded patio, outdoor seating, and even its own waterfall. There’s no better setting to indulge in a Caviar Luxury Massage, in which Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is applied to the body to firm and revitalise the skin.
Sunset Helicopter Tour
Watch the sun set and the city lights come up during Elite Helicopter Tour’s All-Star VIP tour, where you can see many of L.A.’s world-famous attractions from above, including the Malibu Pier, the Playboy Mansion, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Dodger Stadium, Griffith Park Observatory and the Hollywood Sign.
Dinner – Chef’s Table at Providence
This Michelin-rated fine-dining establishment offers a gourmet twist on traditional seafood dishes. Reserve a seat at the chef’s table to watch the lively process of your meal being made, and get the chance to speak with chef Michael Cimarusti about the inspiration behind each dish.
Nightlife – Hyde Sunset
Finish off the night at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails, a chic nightlife destination located in the heart of the famed Sunset Strip. Go for a cocktail, or stay later to dance into the early morning.
9am – Blowout at Drybar
Get ready for a day of shopping with a blowout at Drybar, where you can sip on Champagne while getting your mane primped with perfect Cali-girl waves.
Brunch – Polo Lounge
Enjoy live piano music while having brunch at The Polo Lounge, a favourite dining destination for Hollywood’s elite. Stay discreet in an indoor booth, or enjoy the sunshine on the outdoor patio. The restaurant offers an array of menu options, from salads to burgers to truffle pasta, so you’ll be sure to find a dish to fit your mood.
1pm – Rodeo Drive
After lunch, browse the shops at nearby Rodeo Drive, perhaps the most luxurious shopping destination in L.A. Nearly every high-end designer has a storefront in this beautiful, walk-able outdoor shopping area. Whether you’re looking for the latest Chanel bag or Rolex watch, you’ll find it here. If you prefer to do all your shopping in one place, Barney’s New York carries all your favourite designers in one sleek and chic location. And you just may run into a famous face while perusing the racks!
3pm – Maxfield
The high-end retailer describes itself as “part museum, part art gallery, part boutique,” and features luxury brands as well as carefully curated vintage finds. In addition to carrying well-established brands, Maxfield also houses many up-and-coming designers for the trend-setting set.
5pm – Spa at Montague Beverly Hills
You can never get too much pampering, so an optional stop after shopping is Montage Beverly Hills featuring L.RAPHAEL, offering the finest in spa, skincare, beauty and wellness. Inspired by the traditional Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture found throughout historic Beverly Hills, this 20,000 square-foot urban oasis is comprehensive, warmly appointed and luxurious. From state-of-the-art diamond facials to holistic wellness therapies, cutting edge fitness classes and world-class salon services, Spa Montage Beverly Hills offers a memorable spa experience in a serene sanctuary nestled near the exclusive shops and acclaimed dining of Rodeo Drive.
Dinner – Maude
Every table is a chef’s table at Maude, Chef Curtis Stone’s intimate 25-seat restaurant. The menu, which changes every month, features nine courses based around a single seasonal ingredient of the chef’s choice.
Nightlife – The Terrace at Sunset Tower Hotel
Finish off your luxurious few days with a rooftop drink at the new Waldorf-Astoria Beverly Hills. With breathtaking views of the city, there’s no better spot to wind down after an eventful three-day luxury adventure.
If this sounds like the type of L.A. experience you’d love, speak to your personal travel manager start planning.