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Next Stop: Los Angeles
This article originally appeared in the Bentley Magazine.
Star Attractions Among Alumni Angelenos
Watch a movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery; it’s like having a massive picnic with tons of people. Try one of the many hikes near the Hollywood Reservoir or Topanga Canyon near Malibu. The Pasadena flea market at the Rose Bowl is one of the largest in the country and incredible. Mariela Spillari ’10
Explore the Grand Central Market, Angel’s Flight and the Bradbury Building. They’re always bustling and you can mix with real Angelenos. Head to Saigon Alley in Chinatown, where a jumble of shops spill out into the walkways ... and just about everyone bargains. Try the Toasted Bun diner for one of the best breakfasts in Glendale, Yamashiro’s for the view, and 25 Degrees at the Roosevelt Hotel anytime for burgers. Linda (Holmes) Conner ’94, MBA ’95
Golf in Palos Verdes and try the Comedy Club in Hermosa Beach on Sunday nights. Jay Leno performs all the time with great surprise openers. Cory Coder ’99
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is one of the coolest places. Where else can you see the home of the Mars Rover and the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe”? The Museum of Neon Art celebrates everything neon. Spot celebs at Osteria Mozza; the first time I dined here, Amy Poehler tried to cut me off in the valet line! Mark Longo ’89
Thai Town in East L.A. is hands down one of the best places for food and celebrity sightings. Quarters Korean BBQ is worth the two- to three-hour line. And Little Saigon is a must for pho. Adam Chaudhary ’05
Head to the Farmers Market on Fairfax (next to the Grove): neighborhood feel, great restaurants and bars, and multiple celebrity sightings. El Pescador in Malibu is a beach worth the journey. L.A. is the birthplace of food trucks, so track down the original Korean BBQ truck and enjoy. John Hammer ’91
President Larson, along with guest experts, joined Bloomberg’s Carol Massar and Cory Johnson, to talk about how college and universities are preparing graduates to navigate diverse environments.