03/15/2013 02:16 pm ET Updated May 15, 2013

Things To Do In One Of The Most Overlooked Neighborhoods In Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

By Lauren Aardema, Party Earth writer.

Many things may come to mind when you hear the term "valley," whether it be hot, sticky weather or "valley girls." You might even think about porn, since some folks argue that the San Fernando Valley -- or San Pornando Valley -- is the porn capital of the world. Or maybe you remember the quintessential valley girl Cher from the movie Clueless, with her blonde hair and expensive taste in clothing. Think again. The SFV actually harbors many of LA's hidden gems and shouldn't be overlooked when visiting the city. Full of eclectic, vivacious, and cultured people, the San Fernando Valley is truly the melting pot of Los Angeles. From restaurants to night clubs, lounges, and bars, the SFV provides many options for things to do in Los Angeles that are not particularly mainstream.

3 Valley Gems

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