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A Map Guide to What to Do When You're Staying on Melrose

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All Hotels Week long, we'll be providing map guides with advice on what to eat/drink/do when you're staying at five LA hotels in five different neighborhoods. Discover something new, whether you're a tourist or a cross-town staycationer.

If you like eating and shopping, Palihotel Melrose is the spot to stay—the surrounding Fairfax and Beverly Grove neighborhoods are packed with awesome restaurants (lots of brunch) and shopping of all varieties. They're also home to more than one second-run movie theater and, on the southern edge, all the museums of Miracle Mile. Here's your starter guide for spending a few days in the 'hood.

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1. Palihotel

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7950 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 272-4588

The year-old Palihotel Melrose feels like a quaint countryside inn (and is surprisingly quiet), but it sits on busy Melrose Avenue in the middle of central Los Angeles.

2. The Hart + The Hunter

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7950 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 424-3055
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The Hart + The Hunter serves up excellent Southern food in a casual environment, and is handily located inside Palihotel, because you're going to need a nap afterward.

3. The Original Farmers Market

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6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-9211
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Continue the eating at the historic Farmers Market and then head just east into the Grove for some much-beloved outdoor chain shopping.

4. CBS Television City Studios

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7800 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 575-2345

This is the spot if you want to get in the audience for a taping of Dancing With the Stars or have a great giant waffle costume and tight guessing strategy for The Price is Right.

5. New Beverly Cinema

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7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-4038
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The New Bev shows cheap double features of classic movies, plus the horror and grindhouse you'd expect at a place owned by Quentin Tarantino.

6. Melrose Trading Post

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7850 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-7679
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Every Sunday, the grounds of Fairfax High fill up with vendors of all varieties for the biggest flea market in the central city.

7. Joan's on Third

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8350 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-2285
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If you haven't seen a celebrity at this point in your stay, Joan's should take care of that for you. It's also just a great spot for lunch.

8. Necromance

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7222 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 934-8684
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Head east to this section of the street for the old-school Melrose shopping experience: thrift shops, weird little boutiques, and head shops.

9. Fred Segal

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8118 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 651-1800

To the west is the fancy new-school Melrose shopping scene: Fred Segal and it's hundred-dollar t-shirts are an institution, but newer arrivals stretching to Melrose Place include Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and Kelly Wearstler.

10. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6000
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Even if you never go inside (although you should), you could spend a very pleasant hour or two enjoying LACMA's grounds, home to the over-photographed "Urban Light" installation by Chris Burden and the under-loved "Levitating Mass" by Michael Heizer.

11. Kibitz Room

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410 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 651-2030

Canters is a classic, but you probably don't want to bother with the food unless you're extremely drunk, which is where the adjoining Kibitz Room comes in. It's also just a good, rowdy time.

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1. Palihotel

7950 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The year-old Palihotel Melrose feels like a quaint countryside inn (and is surprisingly quiet), but it sits on busy Melrose Avenue in the middle of central Los Angeles.

7950 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

2. The Hart + The Hunter

7950 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The Hart + The Hunter serves up excellent Southern food in a casual environment, and is handily located inside Palihotel, because you're going to need a nap afterward.

7950 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

3. The Original Farmers Market

6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Continue the eating at the historic Farmers Market and then head just east into the Grove for some much-beloved outdoor chain shopping.

6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036

4. CBS Television City Studios

7800 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

This is the spot if you want to get in the audience for a taping of Dancing With the Stars or have a great giant waffle costume and tight guessing strategy for The Price is Right.

7800 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. New Beverly Cinema

7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The New Bev shows cheap double features of classic movies, plus the horror and grindhouse you'd expect at a place owned by Quentin Tarantino.

7165 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

6. Melrose Trading Post

7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Every Sunday, the grounds of Fairfax High fill up with vendors of all varieties for the biggest flea market in the central city.

7850 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

7. Joan's on Third

8350 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

If you haven't seen a celebrity at this point in your stay, Joan's should take care of that for you. It's also just a great spot for lunch.

8350 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

8. Necromance

7222 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Head east to this section of the street for the old-school Melrose shopping experience: thrift shops, weird little boutiques, and head shops.

7222 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

9. Fred Segal

8118 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

To the west is the fancy new-school Melrose shopping scene: Fred Segal and it's hundred-dollar t-shirts are an institution, but newer arrivals stretching to Melrose Place include Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and Kelly Wearstler.

8118 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048

10. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Even if you never go inside (although you should), you could spend a very pleasant hour or two enjoying LACMA's grounds, home to the over-photographed "Urban Light" installation by Chris Burden and the under-loved "Levitating Mass" by Michael Heizer.

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11. Kibitz Room

410 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Canters is a classic, but you probably don't want to bother with the food unless you're extremely drunk, which is where the adjoining Kibitz Room comes in. It's also just a good, rowdy time.

410 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036