Los Angeles Dodgers Third Baseman Justin Turner Shares His Haute Secrets To Los Angeles

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Justin Turner is an expert on Los Angeles. Not only has Turner been playing third base for the MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers since 2014, but he’s actually born and raised in Long Beach, Calif.—a short drive away from La La Land. We caught up with Turner late last month just after he hosted an exclusive shopping event at David Yurman Beverly Hills benefiting his Justin Turner Baseball ProCamp in the Los Angeles area. Withour further ado, here are Turner’s homeruns for the best places to eat, sleep and play (more than ball) in the City of Angels.

Where were you born: Long Beach, California

How long in LA: 6 Years

Neighborhood: The Valley

Occupation: Third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Favorite Restaurant: The Palm

Best Sushi: Sushi Dan

Best Italian: Miceli’s

Best dessert: Menchie’s

Best place for a romantic date: Friday night fireworks at the Dodger game

Best Sunday brunch: Toast Bakery Café

Best place for a power business meeting: The Dream Center

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: David Yurman

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: David Yurman

Best Spa: Four Seasons

Favorite Charity Event: Justin Turner Golf Classic

Favorite Cultural Event: LA Food and Wine Festival

Favorite Cultural Institution: Getty Museum

Best Steakhouse: Mastros

Best Pizza: Masa

Best Lunch: Urth Caffé

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Dodger Stadium

Best Massage: Four Seasons Westlake

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Jackson Limo

Best Museum/Exhibit: Golden Kingdoms: Luxury & Legacy in the Ancient Americas exhibit – previously at the Getty, currently at the Met Museum in New York

Describe your city in three words: Sunny. Busy. Loyal.

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Dodger Stadium

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Runyon Canyon

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Home.