The Los Angeles nightlife is bustling with things to do whether you want to see a film outdoors or tour the studios where Hollywood films are created. Many tours throughout the city run well into the night to not only capture the liveliness of the local nightlife but to admire the neon signs as well. Los Angeles is also home to spas and dessert shops that are open late into the evening, with some never closing at all. When you visit, you can explore it all and stay out late without worrying about missing out on anything. Check out the 10 best things to do after dinner in Los Angeles to help plan your trip.

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    Street Food Cinema

    Watch a film outdoors

    Street Food Cinema is an outdoor film presentation where you can enjoy a thrilling film along with gourmet street food, and it operates in several locations throughout Los Angeles. These screenings are known for their high level of quality, as they utilise state-of-the-art equipment to ensure you get the best picture possible. The food on offer at these screenings is provided by a variety of local food trucks serving LA favourites along with some delicious treats you may have never heard of. Be sure to check their calendar to see where the next showing is taking place.

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    City centre Art Walk

    Explore local artworks

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    The City centre Art Walk lets you explore some of the best local art by taking you through numerous local galleries and studios where artists show off their best. The self-guided walk takes you to several studios and galleries with year-round programmes. Whether you're an aspiring artist or you just want to appreciate the works of others, this walk will let you get up close and personal with some true masterpieces and the artists who created them. This walk will take you through the city centre area and the Toy District.

    Location: 125 W 4th St Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

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    Phone: +1 213-622-4949

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    Bowlmor Santa Monica

    Go bowling

    Bowlmor Santa Monica is a popular bowling alley that's open late where you can enjoy high-quality bowling along with drinks and some delicious snacks. You'll find 24 bowling lanes here, along with some private lanes you can book for a more VIP experience. This bowling alley also features a lounge area, free WiFi, and a sports bar with drinks, food, and televisions playing popular sporting events. You'll find all of this a short walk southeast of city centre Santa Monica, by Ocean Park.

    Location: 234 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

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    Phone: +1 310-399-7731

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    Chinatown

    Find cultural recreation

    Chinatown is one of the most popular areas in Los Angeles, thanks to its array of cultural events, shops, and restaurants that the whole family can enjoy. The main plaza is amongst the most popular spots in the area with its wide range of shops and iconic Chinese-inspired architecture. In this area, you can also find impressive art like the statue of Sun Yat-sen and the dragon mual originally painted by Tyrus Wong. You'll find Chinatown in between city centre and Cypress Park.

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    California Donuts

    Grab some dessert

    California Donuts is a famous donut shop that's always open, so you can enjoy their freshly baked donuts and croissants after dinner or any other time. To make certain there are always donuts available, they're made fresh twice a day, and the croissants are made even more often. To ensure you're getting the taste you deserve, California Donuts uses only the best ingredients in their creations. Give it a taste for yourself on the east side of Little Bangladesh.

    Location: 3540 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +1 213-385-3318

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    Pacific Park

    Enjoy thrilling rides

    Pacific Park is an oceanfront theme park open well into the night where you'll find roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, and slower rides perfect for kids. This park is most widely known for being the only amusement park in LA that doesn't charge for admission. You pay only for the rides you want, or you can walk around and enjoy the sights and sounds for free. Amongst the rides, you'll find the West Coaster, which reaches a height of 55 feet and a speed of 35 mph. Additionally, you can enjoy the Sea Dragon, which is a pirate ship that swings 180 degrees. See it all for yourself right on the Santa Monica Pier.

    Location: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

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    Phone: +1 310-260-8744

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    Red Line Tour

    Venture behind the scenes

    The Red Line Tour is a comprehensive, guided walking tour that will take you through places in Los Angeles that will connect you to Hollywood history and splendour. Some of the stops during the tour include the Walk of Fame and the Hollywood sign, along with some favourite hideaways for celebrities. This tour will also have you visiting several film locations where stars like Julia Roberts and Keanu Reeves have worked. The tour is entirely on foot, and you can easily make the walk if you are capable of walking the length of a shopping centre. You'll find it starting in the Dolby Theatre.

    Location: inside Hard Rock Cafe, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA

    Open: Daily tours begin at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm

    Phone: +1 323-402-1074

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    Universal City Walk

    Enjoy some nighttime shopping

    Universal City Walk is a bustling shopping complex that's only open to pedestrians and boasts high-end stores and movie-themed merchandise from popular franchises. This shopping centre is connected to Universal Studios Hollywood, but you don't need a pass to the theme park to access the City Walk. Amongst the stores here, you'll find classics like Abercrombie & Fitch, Billabong, and Sephora. You can also check out the iFLY Hollywood wind tunnel for indoor skydiving. You'll find it all right next to the theme park in Universal City, north of Hollywood.

    Location: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, USA

    Open: Daily from noon to 8 pm

    Phone: +1 818-622-9841

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    Neon Cruise

    Immerse yourself in neon light

    The Neon Cruise is a bus ride that takes you through some of the most iconic spots in LA to show off the impressive neon signs in the city. This outdoor tour will take you through several different areas, and some tours are on foot as well. Amongst the destinations on the Neon Cruise, you'll find the marquees in the theatre district and the flashing lights of Hollywood. Even the pagodas in Chinatown feature impressive neon. Tours start at the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale.

    Location: 216 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204, USA

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    Phone: +1 818-696-2149

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    Wi Spa

    Get a Korean massage

    Wi Spa is home to a Korean massage and spa service offering Korean buff massage, the legendary Shiatsu Deep Tissue Massage, facials, and mani/pedis. These spa treatments are a great way to relax after a long day adventuring through the best Los Angeles has to offer or just to feel pampered on your trip. Everyone is welcome at this family-oriented spa, though visitors under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a same-gender guardian. You'll find this spa in the Macarthur Park area, south of the Lafayette Recreation Centre.

    Location: 2700 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +1 213-487-2700

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