Traveling to LA is always an exciting adventure and it's not hard to see why. It's the focal point of the nation's film and television industries so it has a lot to offer visitors and locals alike. There's so much to see and so much to do at this sprawling Southern California spot—you're going to want to keep coming back again and again. We don't blame you.
With all of the sandy beaches, designer shopping and high-class restaurants, one thing is for sure—you will never get bored here.
Live it up and book a trip to LA to see all the sights (and hopefully spot some celebs along the way).
Everyone knows LA is the place to be if you're hoping to casually run into some stars. By knowing where they go and what they do, you will have a better chance of making your dream become a reality.
All paparazzi experts have their celeb spotting down to a fine art, after all, it is their job. Take after them and be in the know about the best spots in the city to increase your chances of getting a selfie with your favourite celebrity.
There's always Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers and of course along Hollywood Boulevard where the TCL Chinese Theatre displays the Walk of Fame. But here are some other common places where you're most likely to run into some high-profile people.
20 Los Angeles International Airport - Obviously
LAX is definitely the place to be if you're on the hunt for some celebrities. Just think about it. Celebrities are jet-setters. There's a good chance of spotting someone here as it's brimming with talent in every corner.
Even when celebrities fly through private airlines, they still have to face the public after the flight like anyone else. It's a hub for entertainers, therefore you have a good shot at spotting one, either A-list or not. They're always traveling for a variety of reasons whether it is for shoots, concerts or just simply for vacation.
19 The Ivy - A Feeding Frenzy For Paparazzi
Many celebrities have been spotted dining here on the sprawling patio. It's a common spot for paparazzi to get some shots of the most A-list celebs, which in the past have included the likes of Jennifer Aniston and George Clooney.
It's easily one of LA's most popular celebrity dining scenes. A lot of them show up here for the chance to sit on the patio, knowing they will be seen and get their photo taken. The upscale restaurant on Robertson Boulevard is the epitome of stylish and trendy which also plays a part in why it's so popular.
18 Alcove - Health Conscious Eatery
With a healthy menu, this restaurant in Los Feliz brings in a lot of famous faces, including Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Nick Jonas and many more.
The cafe and bakery is a cozy little spot with a lush garden that makes it even more magical. It's the perfect place for a lunch or a coffee date, but be prepared to wait in line. Don't worry though, it's totally worth the wait. It's an awesome spot to people watch, or should we say, celebrity watch.
17 Catch - Find Only The A-List Here
Reservations are hard to get here but if you can, it is quite likely you will see some of the rich and famous. Paparazzi swarm this spot because of how popular it is among celebrities.
The Melrose eatery is known for their fresh seafood and brings in the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kendall Jenner. If you want to catch a glimpse of some A-list stars, then start trying to get a reservation here, you won't regret it.
16 Soul Cycle - Work Up A Sweat
Celebrities stay in shape and they're always trying the hottest fitness trends which right now is spin classes. Soul Cycle is all the rage right now so it makes sense that you'd find some celebs while hitting up the LA location.
Soul Cycle is a solid spot to find some celebs in LA. You may just spot Khloe and Kim Kardashian, Ellie Kemper or Carey Mulligan here. Try to get a selfie before you start your sweaty workout though.
15 The Calabasas Commons - Kardashian Paradise
If you want to keep up with the Kardashian's in real life, this is the place to do it. This spot is known for its sightings of Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall, Kylie and even Kanye West.
It's the perfect place to grab a coffee or a green smoothie and maybe see a celebrity while you're at it. Besides the Kardashian clan, other celebrities like Justin Bieber and Britney Spears have also been spotted here. So what are you waiting for?
14 Whole Foods Tarzana - Celebs Need Groceries Too
Sometimes you just need Whole Foods, no matter how rich and famous you are. The Tarzana location is one of the newer locations and has the best selection of them all.
Also because of its location, it's just a hub for famous people to stop by. You may see any of them who live nearby, like the Kardashian clan, Kaley Cuoco and her hubby or everyone's favourite Friend, Matt LeBlanc. Grab your grocery list and be prepared to run into some familiar faces.
13 Runyon Canyon - A Hike With A View
Step up your cardio game by going on a hike with some beautiful scenic views and quite possibly some of the celebs too.
Josh Duhamel, Vanessa Hudgens and Pete Wentz are just a few of the stars that frequent this popular LA hike. It's conveniently located right above the Hollywood Walk Of Fame so you have no excuses. This is a must when visiting LA. Even if you don't see a celebrity, you will be rewarded with one of the best views of the city you can get.
12 The Grove - A Hub For Stars
This outdoor mall is a hub for celebrities. It has lots of shops that appeal to them so it makes sense why they tend to show up here so often.
Stars who have been spotted here include One Direction's Niall Horan, Nicole Richie and Bella Thorne, just to name a few. They can be spotted shopping for unique finds, scouring the farmer's market or picking up a sweet treat at Sprinkles Cupcakes. There are lots of other popular eateries here too where you might spot them grabbing a bite after a long day of shopping.
11 Chateau Marmont - Known For Celebrity Appearances
A lot of celebrities have been spotted here throughout the years. They include James Dean, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Lana Del Ray, Julianna Hough and even Lady Gaga.
The hotel is known for their lavish bungalows, chic restaurant and sprawling patio. This is the spot you may have heard about that Lindsay Lohan lived in for a while and had a hefty $46,000 bill to fork over afterwards. Yikes!
10 The Hollywood Roosevelt - Celeb Hangout Spot
The trendy and luxurious hotel is a popular hangout spot for celebs. There are two clubs in the hotel as well as the beloved Public Kitchen and Bar where you can spot them dining.
There's also a poolside bar called Tropicana and a Library Bar near the lobby. Make sure to add this spot to your list of must check out places if you're really keen on finding celebrities. With its chic design and surrounded by palm trees, it's the perfect oasis to spot some celebs and relax.
9 Carbon Beach - Billionaires' Beach
This is where you will find the richest celebs in all of LA. The Malibu beach is also referred to as being the Billionaires' Beach because of how many billionaires live nearby and therefore frequent the beach regularly.
You can find music mogul David Geffen, Larry Ellison from Oracle and media proprietor Haim Saban nearby. They all own mansions in the area which are, as you could imagine, incredibly expensive.
8 Studio City Farmers Market - Stock Up On Produce
They always say: stars, they're just like us. And that could not be truer. Even celebrities go on grocery runs and this farmers market is one of the most popular places to find them stocking up on fresh and local foods, produce and various other goods.
Sex and the City's Mr. Big, aka Chris Noth has been seen here, as well as Modern Family's Ariel Winter and author and screenwriter Kelly Oxford.
7 Fred Segal - For The Trend Setters
Obviously it's no secret that celebrities love their fashion. They're always in the public eye and therefore always looking for the best finds to show off and set trends.
The ivy-covered building on Melrose Avenue is one of the most popular spots to catch a celebrity as they shop away the day. There are tons of little boutique shops to discover here for sunglasses, beauty products, home decor, lingerie and more.
6 Urth Cafe - High Profile Coffee Spot
Prepare to wait in line for your coffee for quite some time. But it's very likely that you'll be amongst some celebrities so it's totally worth it, right?
Kat Von D, Russell Brand and Emma Roberts are just a few of the faces you may run into while you wait for your cup of joe. But even if you don't spot them, the coffee, tea and sandwiches still make this spot worth visiting—trust us.
5 The Melrose Trading Post - Vintage Finds
This spot is quite popular for younger celebs like Kendall Jenner and Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson. The flea market offers vintage finds whether it's home decor, clothing or jewelry.
Celebrities always want to find unusual and trendy pieces to add to their wardrobes or homes and this place has a plethora of unusual items just waiting for them to discover. Even if you don't see a celebrity, you will definitely find some cool trinkets and pieces to bring home with you, so it's a win-win situation.
4 Joan's On Third - New York Style Deli
It may be a New York-style deli but they have two popular locations in LA. One is located in Studio City and the other is located on 3rd Street, hence its name.
Many celebrities frequent this spot for a bite to eat including Ian Somerhalder, Sarah Hyland, Miranda Cosgrove and Johnny Knoxville. They have outdoor dining which is always a hit with celebrities when they want to be seen out and about.
3 Soho Malibu Beach House - Hello Malibu
While it's hard to get into, if you can it's very likely you'll be among some high-profile guests. Kourtney Kardashian, Diana Ross, Tracy Ellis Ross and Paula Patton are just a few of the people who frequent here for brunch or just to sunbathe.
They have long waiting lists, a no photo policy and tons of celebrity memberships so it makes sense why they're so strict and hard to get into. But we can guarantee it's totally worth a try.
2 Nobu - Celebrities Everywhere
The popular Japanese restaurant has always been known for its celeb sightings. Robert De Niro even owns part of the restaurant so he can be seen dining here lots.
Other visitors include Kris Jenner and the rest of the family and even the Schwarzeneggers. The eatery serves up delicious cuisine and a patio that offers sweeping views of the city making it a total hit for anyone who goes here. Nothing beats dinner with a view.
1 Largo At The Coronet - Comedic Gold
If you're looking for something different to do out on the town rather than going to a pub or club then you have to hit up this spot for a comedy show of epic proportions.
Celebrities are sometimes brought out as guests for the comedic acts or just simply found in the audience simply taking in the show. In the past, people have seen lots of big names here, including Nick Kroll, Larry David, Jeff Garlin and Pete Holmes (just to name a few).
References: LA Times, Entertainment Tonight, Time Out