Farm-to-Table Brunch: Taste the freshest ingredients from the surrounding land and sea at Cast & Plow, the sustainable-minded, locavore restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. The menu is light and fresh, with healthful options like the harvest salad and red quinoa bowl spiked with veggies and Marcona almonds.
View a Picasso: Spend an afternoon wandering the exhibits at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, better known as LACMA. The largest art museum in the western U.S. boasts a collection of nearly 130,000 works from around the globe, including a permanent collection of 20 pieces from Picasso and paintings and watercolors from Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Rotating exhibitions have included retrospectives of influential L.A. artist Carlos Almaraz and futuristic virtual reality installations from Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
America's Coolest Block: For retail therapy, shop Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a mile-long stretch of fashionably cool boutiques, including 1970s-inspired Cali lifestyle brand Aviator Nation, highly curated women’s wear store Heist, and Huset, a homewares shop devoted to Scandinavian living.
Sunset Sail: The next best thing to chartering your own yacht is a sunset sail with Hornblower Cruises. The two-hour harbor cruise is timed to sunset and includes live music, drinks, and local-sourced bites.
Reservation to Score: Often described as the quintessential neighborhood restaurant, Gjelina’s rustic-chic dining room and the vegetable-centric menu have won over the hearts and stomachs of L.A. foodies. Getting a reservation at this Venice hotspot is akin to hitting the lottery, proof that the squash blossom burrata pizza and roasted baby carrots dressed with tahini really are that good. If you can’t get a table, chef-owner Travis Lett also has a sister spot, Gjusta, around the block, with equally delicious salads and mains like steamed Santa Barbara mussels in fennel-tomato broth.