University of Southern California

SCampus Student Guidebook

Exploring Los Angeles

Vermont/Sunset Station

Vermont/Sunset Station

Bars/Clubs

The Dresden Restaurant

1760 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-4294
thedresden.com

Famous for its inclusion in Swingers and That Thing You Do and its long-running kitschy lounge duo, Marty and Elayne.

Tiki Ti

4427 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 669-9381
tiki-ti.com

Enjoy a variety of tropical cocktails at this roadside tiki hut.

Dining

Alcove Café and Bakery

1929 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-0100
alcovecafe.com

With its indulgent desserts, light cocktails and romantic patio, Alcove is a great place to end the night.

Best Fish Taco in Ensenada

1650 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 466-5552
bestfishtacoinensenada.com

Baja-style fried seafood tacos.

Fred 62

1850 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-0062
fred62.com

The retro-kitsch diner serves classic American recipes with an Asian or modern twist. Open 24 hours.

Little Dom’s

2128 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-0055
littledoms.com

Italian food with a New Orleans flair.

Palermo’s Ristorante Italiano

1858 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-1178
palermorestaurant.net

Italian restaurant in the New York style, right down to red-checkered tablecloths.

Square One Dining

4854 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 661-1109
squareonedining.com

All the ingredients at this brunch spot are organic and locally sourced.

Umami Burger

4655 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 669-3922
umami.com

Gourmet burgers focused on the Japanese concept of the “fifth taste,” umami.

Movies

Vintage Cinemas Los Feliz 3

1822 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 664-2169

Tickets $9.50; matinees $6.50.

Vintage Cinemas Vista Theatre

4473 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-6639

Single-screen cinema in a classic Hollywood Egyptian style. Tickets $9.50; matinees $6.50.

Parks

Barnsdall Art Park

4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-6269
barnsdall.org

Hilltop park with a Frank Lloyd Wright building and a city view.

Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 913-4688
laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithPK

Five-square-mile park with numerous attractions, including:

Activities
  • bike rentals by the Park Ranger Station
  • 53-mile network of hiking trails (best hike leads from Observatory parking lot to summit of Mount Hollywood)
  • several picnic areas
  • public swimming pool
  • golf courses
  • horseback riding

Shopping

Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-1175
skylightbooks.com

Independent bookstore; frequently hosts authors for readings and discussions.


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