YACHT’s Guide to LA: City of the Future

When Google asked us to be the poster children for the new update to My Maps, we knew exactly what we wanted to do. We’ve been die-hard champions of the city of Los Angeles since we moved here almost four years ago, so much so that we made and run an editorial app that shines a spotlight on five interesting things to do in Los Angeles every day. Naturally, it’s called 5 Every Day and you can get it for free here.

We love Los Angeles for a lot of reasons; chief among them is this city’s weird relationship to history, time, and its own mythology. The past, present, and future here all seem to exist simultaneously: stories about the future filmed in relics from the recent past, visions of tomorrow grown old and kitschy with the passing decades. Los Angeles is ahistorical, because it’s where the myths are made; Los Angeles is the city of tomorrow, because it’s where dreams are made.

Anyway, here’s a map of eleven futuristic, curiously technological, and spaced-out spots across Los Angeles chosen by your friends YACHT. Plus we popped in one special teaser from our own impending future.

YACHT’s Guide to LA: City of the Future

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How about a road trip that starts getting nostalgic in New England with Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, moves to getting creeped out in New Hampshire with Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, then relives Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in Salem, Massachusetts, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland in Rhode Island, J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, before moving over to NYC to check out the restaurants in Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho. After that, you can swing over to Long Island to see the house that inspired The Great Gatsby

Road trip!!!