I'm usually not a fan of tourist hot spots, which is why I stay away from Time Square when I'm in NYC, it gives me a headache. Yet, although the Grove is a popular tourist site, it's one of my favorite places in La La land. The shopping is amazing, you'll find some of my favorite stores like Zara, Topshop and Banana Republic. During the summer I like hanging out by the fountain area to "fashion watch" or to see a live group perform. During the Christmas holiday season, it's always nicely decorated and festive. A visit during that time will instantly put you in the holiday spirit. Additionally, the Grove has an amaaazing Farmer's Market. I cannot visit the farmer's market without stopping by my favorite Brazilian food stand. The food is just that good. If you travel to L.A., it's definitely worth a visit.