How To Make The Most Of Each ‘Hood In L.A.

Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.
With so many diverse neighborhoods, Los Angeles could practically stand alone as a tiny country. Whether you're a native Angeleno or a newbie, you know that L.A.'s endlessly jam-packed freeways and roads can make the city frustrating to navigate, which really puts a damper on our desire to explore. So, many of us just throw up our hands and stick to our own, familiar ‘hoods day in and day out. Well, not anymore!
To convince you to expand your horizons, we’re rounding up the highlights of 10 sections of the city. What’s the number one thing you should eat when you’re in Studio City? What area makes for the perfect date night? Ahead, all those answers and more. Yes, you might have to drive a bit, and no, the bartender may not know your drink order, but these communities are so worth the trek outside your comfort zone.