If you like to shop, Los Angeles is the place! From the ritzy Rodeo Drive to the plethora of malls and department stores, LA is shopping paradise. The extensive Beverly Center in West Los Angeles is one of the nation's busiest malls. Other trendy shopping areas include Melrose Avenue, the Hollywood and Highland complex, Robertson Boulevard, 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica, The Grove, Westside Pavilion, The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center and Venice Boardwalk. Melrose Ave. between Highland Ave. and N Doheney Dr. Along with your shopping you may have a celebrity sighting as the stars frequent the same shops as any Los Angeles visitor.
Los Angeles also offers international shopping venues in its ethnically diverse areas of Little Tokyo, Koreatown, Chinatown, East Los Angeles, and Olvera Street. Delicacies from around the world can be found here and local produce and crafts can be purchased at various Farmer's Market. Westwood Village and the UCLA campus are also hot spots for eclectic shops and cultural events.