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  • Los Angeles Farmers Market for restaurants and shops
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  • Bars and restaurants are opening all the time in Downtown LA
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- LA may be a great place to live, but uncovering its highlights as a vistor can be a struggle. For an insider's guide, Sunrise to Sunset follows award-winning documentary maker Morgan Neville as he tours his favorite LA haunts.

Los Angeles Farmers Market

The market first sprang into life in the 1930s when local farmers pulled up their trucks to offload fruit and vegetables next to a dirt parking lot. Seventy years later, over 100 grocers, shops and restaurants crowd in the market's halls.

The market, at 6333 West Third Street, opens at 9am Monday to Saturday and 10am on Sunday, closing between 7 and 9pm.

For breakfast try Phil's Deli & Grill for pastrami, lax and eggs, steak and eggs, eggs, eggs and more eggs.

A good bet for lunch is the Gumbo Pot for New Orleans-style treats such as gumbo, jalapeño corn bread and beignets.

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Bergamot Station

Head over to Bergamot Station to sample LA's burgeoning art scene. This eight-acre complex houses contemporary art galleries, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, a café and free parking.

Bergamot Station dates back to 1875 when it was a stop for the Red Line trolley running from LA to the Santa Monica Pier. When the trolley cars stopped running in 1953, the site's buildings housed a celery packing operation, an ice-making plant, and finally a water heater factory before opening as an art complex in 1994.

The campus-style complex at 2525 Michigan Avenue in Santa Monica is closed Monday and closes at 9pm Tuesday to Friday and 5.30 pm on Saturday.

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Bars and restaurants are opening all the time in LA's energetic Downtown district. One option for an evening's entertainment is Seven Grand.


Here a dazzling array of Scotch whisky and bourbon and some large billiard tables create what LA Weekly described as a "bookish and masculine vibe".

Seven Grand is at 515 West 7th Street, Downtown LA 90014. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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