Come on down to L.A.'s Miracle Mile
This strip of Wilshire Boulevard showcases shopping, dining, and more
Get ready for your Price is Right competition, pictured. Check in at the Farmer's Daughter hotel (from $179, seminar free to guests on evenings before show tapings; farmersdaughterhotel.com). For dinner, the hotel's restaurant, Tart ($$$; no dinner Sun; 115 S. Fairfax Ave.; 323/556- 2608), is good for burgers and wine.
Try the pumpkin pancakes at Kokomo Cafe ($; 7385 Beverly Blvd.; 323/933-0773), then go museum hopping. The Petersen Automotive Museum ($10, $3 ages 5-12; 6060 Wilshire Blvd.; petersen.org) will wow lovers of chrome. The George C. Page Museum ($7; 5801 Wilshire; tarpits.org) will wow lovers of scary extinct animals. For lunch, head to LACMA and its Plaza Café (admission $12, ages 17 and under free; cafe $; 5905 Wilshire; lacma.org). Check out artistry of a vinous kind at the wine bar and restaurant AOC, pictured ($$$; 8022 W. Third St.; 323/653-6359).
Rise early to hit CBS Television City for The Price Is Right tapings (get free tickets in advance through cbs.com; line up on Fairfax just south of Beverly; Ott recommends arriving by 4:15 a.m.; 323/ 575-2458). For breakfast, head to the Farmers Market (6333 W. Third; farmersmarketla.com) for excellent chilaquiles at the Lotería Grill, pictured ($; Stall 322; 323/ 930-2211). Browse the foodstuffs and tchotchkes, and stay for a terrific Cajun lunch at Gumbo Pot ($; Stall 312; 323/ 933-0358). Shop or see a movie at the Grove in Los Angeles (189 The Grove Dr.; thegrovela.com). For dinner, go for classic pastrami at Canter's Fairfax ($$; 419 N. Fairfax; 323/651-2030).