America is known for its fast food and burgers, and one of most crave-worthy fast-food burgers can be found at L.A.'s In-N-Out Burger.
When the first In-N-Out opened in Baldwin Park, California, in 1948, the intention was to serve fresh, made-to-order burgers – since then, the mission hasn't changed. Nor has the restaurant's simple but sensational recipe – a grilled patty on a toasted bun, adorned with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, raw onions and a ridiculously addictive thousand-island spread.
There are now nearly 350 In-N-Outs in California and the Southwest. (Pro tip: Order a burger animal-style, with extra thousand-island spread, mustard grilled patties and extra pickles.)
Where to go: The chain's headquarters is in Irvine, south of L.A. in Orange County, but there is also an In-N-Out next to Los Angeles International Airport. Not only can you sample what everyone is raving about, you can stand directly in the landing path of planes as they enter LAX, close enough to blow back your hair! (It also means that once you touch down in L.A., you don't have to wait long to get your fix.)