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Lofty laid-back lounging, killer sunset views, hand-crafted cocktails and balmy nighttime breezes: We can't resist a great rooftop bar, and the United States simply spoils us for choice. From east coast to west coast and north to south, here's ten of our favourite high-up hangouts across the nation...

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20 of the best secret restaurants in Los Angeles

by EllaBuchan September - last edited September

20 of the best secret restaurants in Los AngelesLos Angeles has plenty of average restaurants, burger chains and places where you can pick up a watery burrito. But locals know it also has some of the most innovative and downright tasty food in America. Scratch away the glitzy surface and eat your way around LA’s hippest neighbourhoods with our guide to the best secret restaurants in Los Angeles, from Mexican food in an old gas station to a French dip sandwich behind an unmarked door.

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Life is not always go, go, go in Los Angeles. The parks of Hollywood Hills offer miles of hiking trails, vast tracts of mountain terrain, rugged canyons and distant skyline views. Swap Downtown for downtime and discover the natural side of Hollywood in our guide...

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The best photo spots in Los Angeles

by Moderator September - last edited September by Virgin-Atlantic

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Going to Los Angeles? Get creative with your holiday snaps, with our guide to the best photo spots in the city. We show you how to capture a new take on a familiar scene at some of our favourite LA landmarks and viewpoints.

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Surf’s Up! A guide to surfing in LA

by Virgin-Atlantic August - last edited October by Community Manager

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Southern California is renowned for its sun, sea and surf, and Los Angeles is no exception. Embrace the surfing lifestyle embedded in the culture down in Surf City or arm yourself with local insider tips and go in search of LA’s best waves, with plenty of surf shacks, hip bars and chilled out eateries thrown into the mix.

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A Malibu Beach GuideRemoved from the city sprawl of Los Angeles, but still in close enough proximity to render it a hub of film industry activity, Malibu Beach is home to a host of Hollywood high-fliers who have swapped frenetic city life for oceanfront serenity. Take a look at our Malibu Beach guide, and start planning your ultimate Californian retreat.

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