Field Guide: Los Angeles

"Welcome to Hollywood! What's your dream? Everybody comes here, this is Hollywood — land of dreams!

Some dreams come true, some don't, but keep on dreamin' — this is Hollywood! Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin'!"

-The Happy Guy from Pretty Woman

The Ultimate City Guide: Los Angeles, California

Through this multilayered portrait of Los Angeles, discover the soul and secrets of the region from local recommendations, neighborhood profiles, interviews, maps and more. 

Towering palms. Grand boulevards. Eternal summer. This dreamer's town comes sun-baked with a strong blend of frontier.

Equal parts travel guide and tribute, the Los Angeles field guide contains personal essays, hand-drawn maps, interviews, and local lore from an eclectic team of trusted locals. 

While it functions as a perfect guide to an upcoming visit, its real beauty lies in its lasting ability to capture your imagination and enlighten you even if you're a local and have spent a lifetime exploring the area.


Los Angeles Wildsam Travel Field Guide
Los Angeles Travel Guide - Stories, Essays and Culture

Over 140 pages filled with local stories, travel intel and modern lore.

The best things to do? It's got that too.

  • The dozen L.A. albums to add to your vinyl collection
  • The best flea market, surf shop, denim supply and more
  • A screenwriting tutorial from the Chinatown script
  • Outdoor adventures, from sailing Catalina to the Bridge To Nowhere
  • Hollywood's history of destroying L.A. on the big screen
  • A timeline of Magic Johnson and the Showtime Lakers
  • The 1992 riots and how the LA Times won a Pulitzer Prize
  • An interview with the beloved chef & pizza maestro Nancy Silverton


 Los Angeles City Guide From Wildsam

Praise For Wildsam Field Guides

Unlike traditional guidebooks that list the same old must-see sights and touristy neighborhoods, this new series, entitled Wildsam Field Guides, gets at the soul of a city.
-Conde Nast Traveler

These pocket guides cover more than just where to drink. More storybook than guidebook, Wildsam's slim volumes include local culture and history, essays, short stories, illustrations, and short biographies the kind of information you need to truly learn about a place rather than just putting together a tick-list of things to do.
-Outside Magazine

For tireless seekers of the authentic (or anyone with a serious Instagram habit who's on the hunt for offbeat sights), this pocket-size guidebook eschews the boring-but-practical stuff in favor of evoking what the jacket copy calls a "bygone sense of place."
-Wall Street Journal

City guides with a Wes Anderson aesthetic.
-AFAR Magazine

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