Hungry in California? There are many places in Long Beach, and elsewhere ... photo by CC user Eric Fredericks on Flickr

California is known for its beautiful beaches, relaxed atmosphere, movie stars, top-of-the-line shopping, and diversity. This diversity means that people from all over the world influence the culture, as well as the food, of California. Here you’ll find that the diversity in food is one of the state’s best assets. Eat anything from traditional American, to authentic Mexican, to rich Italian. Below you’ll find some of the best dining options when traveling to each of these five California cities.

Los Angeles

The fast pace lifestyle of Los Angeles means that restaurant scene is always changing. There are constantly new restaurants opening, which means there is always something new and exciting to eat. As of right now, one of the top restaurants in L.A. is called A.O.C. Here you’ll find European inspired dishes with a California twist. Another top restaurant is called Petit Trois, where you’ll be served French cuisine that compares to the best Parisian dishes. If you think the restaurants in this city are impressive, just wait until you see what these Los Angeles hotels have to offer.

West Hollywood

If you’re traveling to West Hollywood to experience the lifestyles of the rich and famous, you’ll be pleased to find that the rich and famous stay extremely well fed. With restaurants that cater to everyone, no one will go hungry here. For a hearty steak or seafood dish, the place to go is Boa Steakhouse. For a poolside meal in the sun, The Terrace is a great option. If you’re looking for the freshest ingredients paired with a rich California Wine, your best bet is Amarone Kitchen and Wine. But before you can consider any of these tasty treats, be sure to book a room in one of these West Hollywood hotels.

Sacramento

There are many reasons to visit Sacramento, but one of the most important reasons is the food. In the mood for sushi? You’ll be able to satisfy this craving at Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar. For an elegant experience, Ella’s Dining Room and Bar is fancy, but not in a stuffy way. Learn more about restaurants from the staff at one of these Sacramento hotels.

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is an environmentally friendly city, so you won’t be surprised to find restaurants that serve fresh organic ingredients. Sushi fans will fall in love with Arigato Sushi. If you want to grab a quick meal before you head back to the beach, some great restaurants for this are Lucky Penny, The Blue Owl, or Cody’s Cafe. Finding yummy food in this city is not hard, and neither is finding affordable Santa Barbara hotels.

Long Beach

Long Beach is home to some great finds when it comes to dining options. Beachwood BBQ is where you can find traditional southern comfort food. The meal of choice here is the ribs platter which is served with grilled corn on the cob, cornbread, and crispy french fries. Wash it down with a beer from the restaurant’s wide selection before you make your way back to one of these Long Beach hotels.