The Grove is a fabulous, open air mall in Central LA, buzzing with restaurants, entertainment and shops.
The Grove is LA's best mall, with an endless array of dining and shopping choices to keep you busy.
This pedestrian friendly mall has European inspired facades, and cobblestone pathways perfect for exploring.
There's plenty of alfresco dining, a lawned area for entertainment events, and a dancing fountain that acts as the mall's centerpiece.
The Grove is located at 189 The Grove Drive, LA, CA 90036. Both self parking and valet parking is available off Fairfax Avenue. Check parking rates.
10 best things to do at The Grove LA
1. Find all the best shops at The Grove LA.
Check out all the best brands like Banana Republic, Gap, J-Crew, Paige, Vince, Splendid, Sephora, Nordstrom, Madewell, Nike, Apple and more.
There's also a Pottery Barn, and Crate and Barrel for furniture. Kids will love the American Girl store, with a cute cafe and doll hair salon.
2. Visit a wide choice of restaurants, some with alfresco dining to take advantage of LA's balmy weather.
Chow down at Maggiano's Little Italy, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill, and Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill. If you'd prefer to sit outside, try patio dining at La Piazza, Umami Burger, and the Cheesecake Factory.
3. Load up on sweet treats.
The best picks are Haagan Dazs for icecreams, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and See's Candies.
4. See a movie at the deco inspired, 14-screen Pacific Theaters at The Grove.
Check movie times at this state of the art theater complex.
5. Watch the choreographed dancing fountain, set to a musical show.
This mesmerizing fountain is fun to watch, designed by the same group that installed the fountain at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
6. Check the calendar at The Grove for live entertainment events.
The Grove's calendar is usually crammed with special events, including live entertainment and musical acts. Check here.
7. Take advantage of the handy concierge service.
The Grove also offers a concierge service in the Grand Lobby. They perform an array of tasks, like making restaurant bookings, bag storage, concert tickets, and registry services, and also offer complementary cell phone and stroller rentals.The Family Room is also in the Grand Lobby, and has nursing rooms, change rooms and a play area for kids.
8. Ride the fun Trolley.
Ride on the top deck of the vintage double-decker trolley, that travels between The Grove and the LA Farmers Market.
9. Visit the LA Farmers Market next door to The Grove.
The Grove is next door to an authentic 1930's farmer's market, with dozens of food vendors. This is the place to be if you prefer a more casual dining setting, but most vendors only take cash.
10. Explore things to do close to The Grove LA.
The Grove LA is within walking distance of the exceptional Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. It's also a short drive to a world class art collection at LACMA, and ancient oil fields and fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits.
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