Best known for cameos alongside boldface names such as Lindsay Lohan and Sofia Coppola, the Chateau Marmont is still worth a visit nearly a century after it was built. Posh and exclusive, its pricey bungalows and suites have been home to A-listers from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Hunter S. Thompson. It is also famously the site of John Belushi’s fatal drug overdose in 1982. All that said, it’s still a beauty, and if you can’t spring for a room, make a reservation for a meal in the garden. The modern American offerings are shockingly good (we liked the poached bass). Even the bar is beautiful here, so get dressed up, pretend to be famous, and brazen your way in for some of the best people watching in town.