I'm going to Los Angeles in early November. I'm going out for a friend's wedding that weekend, but I'll be getting there Wednesday afternoon. I've never been to LA before, so I wanted to make a vacation out of this trip. Of course I've Googled it, but the searches tend to come up with celebrity worship nonsense and articles about where to shop, neither of which are interesting.
I'm a guy in my mid-20's, of decent means, and will be traveling alone. What are some can't miss places to see or eat at? What are some fun parts of town to stay in?