James Little, chef concierge at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, offers the best places for people discovering Los Angeles by themselves.
Museums are a great choice for solo travelers in the area. (Photo by OLOS)
“Museums lend themselves to quiet contemplation whilst enjoying the niche art or pop culture of the particular museum you are visiting. Whether you are visiting The Getty, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Broad Museum or any of the obscure museums … you are always guaranteed a unique experience which can be best savored alone.”
Communal in California
“A casual-style vinoteca in Beverly Hills that does not accept advance reservations and focuses on seating in a communal table style, Wally’s Beverly Hills loans itself to the solo diner, the atmosphere invites conversation and interaction with other diners and offers an amazing selection of wines and cocktails as well as a brilliant French … menu with California influences. The crowd tends to be a mix of locals and travelers visiting Beverly Hills from all over the world and caters to a slightly older clientele.”
Enjoy the View
“A favorite spot on the world-famous Sunset Strip, Pearl’s Rooftop is a 1920s themed bordello/speakeasy-style bar with two stunning rooftop bars. It is always a lively place for a drink where you can meet new friends while enjoying the view and the atmosphere.”
Solo travelers should try out a surfing lesson via Learn to Surf LA. (Courtesy of Learn to Surf LA)
“Southern California has long been an icon of the surf community and provides a perfect opportunity for the solo traveler to experience the majesty of the ocean and the mystical Zen of the surf experience. Surfing is a solitary sport and after a private lesson, you will be riding the waves to your hearts content.” For surf lessons, Little recommends Learn to Surf LA.