The Grove and Farmers Market L.A.
One of our favorite things to send groups to do while in Los Angeles is to visit The Grove and Farmers Market, these two locally iconic shopping destinations allowing groups the opportunity to shop, dine, seek entertainment, and get some fresh air all at once! It is a great option for larger groups looking to break up into smaller groups and do multiple activities at once, or for groups looking for a wide range of activity/shopping options in general.
The Farmer's Market L.A., otherwise known as The Original Farmer's Market, is a sprawling historic market area that features a range of trendy shops, eateries, and gourmet grocery purveyors. It has been called 'L.A.'s living time capsule of history and culture', the iconic spot first established in 1934. Inside you will find over 100 grocers, shops, and restaurants, the market a 'beloved gathering spot for locals and tourists alike'.
The market has quite a rich history, 'from a dairy farm to an oil field to L.A.'s most popular shopping and dining destination'. Explore merchants ranging from bakery, meat, produce, specialty foods, and fresh fish to clothing, jewelry, houseware, books, and toys. There are several restaurants on-site, serving up a wide variety of cuisine including Brazilian, Greek, Cajun, Asian, and American. There are oftentimes special community events happening here as well, for added activity/entertainment options.
After you've gotten your fill at the Farmers Market walk over to The Grove, a shopping outlet that features department stores such as Nordstrom, Gap, Barnes and Noble, Sephora, and much more. The Grove also offers many more dining options onsite, as well as entertainment in the form of the 14-screen art deco theater onsite, Pacific Theaters. For a quicker form of entertainment stop and watch the hourly water spectacular at the dancing fountain, the show featuring classic tunes from big names like Frank Sinatra and Lionel Richie.