With its abundance of attractions and venues, residents of Los Angeles have plenty of entertainment. Biola Magazine recently surveyed Biolans on their L.A. favorites, including restaurants, coffee shops, museums, beaches and more. Over 80 alumni and current students responded to the survey and voted for their favorites.
According to the survey, Disneyland is the top favorite place in L.A. The theme park won first place in two categories: best theme park and tourist attraction most worth the hype.
Also winning a category by a landslide was In-N-Out for favorite restaurant in L.A. The fast food chain received 48 percent of votes while Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles trailed behind in second place with 11 percent.
Biolans named the Hollywood Bowl their favorite entertainment venue, and The Getty took first place as the best museum.
Aside from the entertainment aspect of the city, L.A. also provides easy access to many parks, nature reserves and gardens. Biolans voted the Huntington Gardens as their favorite place to experience nature, and the Griffith Park and Observatory came in seven votes behind.
While L.A. has many of well-known attractions, the city does have its hidden treasures. A favorite of Biolans is The Original Farmers Market, which won 25 percent of votes. Amoeba Music and the Griffith Observatory won second and third place.
Below is a complete list of winners and the top two runners-up in each category:
When you want to escape the city and experience nature, where do you go?
- 31% - Huntington Gardens
- 21% - Griffith Park/Observatory
- 11% - Joshua Tree National Park/Angeles National Forest
Which tourist attraction is most worth the hype?
- 54% - Disneyland
- 35% - The Getty
- 6% - Santa Monica Pier
What is your favorite music venue in L.A.?
- 37% - Hollywood Bowl
- 16% - House of Blues
- 11% - Troubadour
Which is your favorite of L.A.’s hidden treasures?
- 25% - The Original Farmers Market
- 18% - Amoeba Music
- 16% - Griffith Observatory
What is your favorite L.A. theme park?
- 80% - Disneyland
- 6% - Knott's Berry Farm/Six Flags
- 4% - Universal Studios Hollywood
What is your favorite museum in L.A.?
- 53% - Getty
- 14% - Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach)
- 12% - LACMA
Where do you go for a weekend road trip?
- 22% - San Diego
- 21% - Pacific Coast Highway
- 15% - Santa Barbara
What is your favorite beach?
- 27% - Huntington Beach
- 20% - Laguna Beach
- 17% - Newport Beach
Where is your favorite place to eat out in L.A.?
- 48% - In-N-Out
- 11% - Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
- 6% - BJ's Pizza/Wurtskuche
Where do you go to satisfy your sweet tooth?
- 32% - Yogurtland
- 22% - Diddy Riese Cookies
- 17% - Sprinkles
Which of the following is your favorite L.A. food truck?
- 36% - Kogi Korean BBQ
- 22% - The Grilled Cheese Truck
- 19% - The Border Grill Truck
In which coffee shop are you most likely to spend a relaxing afternoon?
- 32% - Peet's
- 29% - Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea
- 18% - Urth Caffe