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Nobody Walks in LA: Experience LA Like the Locals

30 September 2019 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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In a similar manner to Midnight in Paris or the Before trilogy, Nobody Walks in LA is a perceptive and visually arresting film in which the main characters chart their way through a city without knowing where their end destination lies.

In the film, the main character Miles is stuck in bed, depressed, and in a rut until his friend Becca forces him to get out of bed to experience a day in LA by foot instead of by car. Walking through the city reminds Miles and Becca of LA's infinite beauty and vitality.

Taking time to travel can be conducive to getting out of the rut and monotony of our daily lives. Below are a few of the offbeat filming locations that are recognizable to LA locals but sometimes overlooked by tourists.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LACMA is "the largest art museum in the western United States." It is home to an impressive permanent collection, including paintings and photographs by Picasso, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and more. There are also rotating exhibitions featuring art by renowned contemporary artists who explore media such as video art, 3D installations, and graphic design. Also, keep an eye out for the numerous lectures, films, and workshops that are open to the public.


For those who want a chance to relax and enjoy sumptuous Korean food, LA's Koreatown is an essential. Koreatown is teeming with restaurants, nightclubs, spas, and karaoke spots. Shrine, one of LA's best karaoke spots, is an ideal place to belt out your favorite songs with your friends. A stroll through the semi-secluded Pavilion Garden can give you a moment of stillness and contemplation. Visit a spa to wind down after a day of walking. Koreatown provides a perfect balance between upbeat and mellow activities.

Echo Park Lake

Echo Park Lake is a serene park where you can hop on a pedal boat and gaze at the delicate lotus flowers. Not far from the lake is the Echo Park neighborhood, with buildings showcasing remarkable murals by talented artists. In this area, there are several live music venues, such as The Echo and The Echoplex, where you can jam to energetic music after getting tacos from nearby food trucks.

According to Jonah Lehrer, "we travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything."

In the film, Miles was able to get out of his rut because he spent a day exploring LA with a great friend. This autumn, give yourself the opportunity to walk through LA and be changed by the breathtaking new places you will visit.

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