To many, the idea of riding a bike in Los Angeles is like jumping into shark-infested waters without a cage – you’re just asking for trouble. But the truth of the matter is much different. Los Angeles, though anyone will argue is choked with traffic, is actually only choked with car traffic. Riding a bike through Los Angeles’s back streets is a serene and welcome way to enjoy the LA experience – beautiful sunshine, moderate climate, little rain, and of course – that beautiful shimmering ocean.
Smile a lot, laugh a lot, learn a lot, cry a lot. That’s a bit what it’s like inside the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. It’s true that the horrors this museum immortalizes are striking, but so are the stories of survival, of humanity, and of triumph in the face of speechless evil. Built with architectural mastery and flair, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is a modern-day museum utilizing the latest in audio-tour technology to give visitors a personalized experience through hours of telling commentary.
Hiking in L.A.’s Griffith Park offers an unusual mix of cool sights: the iconic Hollywood sign, alternating patches of forest and desert terrain, wildlife such as coyotes and deer, occasional glimpses of celebrities walking their dogs, and several landmarks from famous movies and tv shows. And it’s the place to find some of the best views of Los Angeles, from the downtown skyline all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
There’s no doubt about it – Hollywood’s got its own mystique and charm, part of which is trying to spot some celebrities. Strolling the Hollywood “Walk of Fame” puts you in a unique “behind the scenes” frame of mind, but it definitely does strike you that you’re not likely to see Bradley Cooper just strolling down the street. There’s a certain knack for finding the star’s favorite hideouts. Luckily, you’ve got Viator on your side.
Sometimes while visiting the expanse that is the greater Los Angeles area, it’s easy to forget that this impressive city also, at one point in time, had humble origins. It took many an interesting story to create what is modern day LA, and one of those stories, one of those lives, is preserved in the Banning Residence Museum. Not too far from the heart of LA lies the city of Wilmington where Phineas Banning, founder of the city and “father of the port of Los Angeles” built the 23 room residence that is today the Banning Museum. Located on 20 acres of sprawling parkland, this Greek revival mansion tells the story of the history of the area, from the late 1800s to today and is one of the preeminent Los Angeles area attractions.
A small but important strip of roughly 5 blocks in downtown LA, you’ll find Little Tokyo. An oft-overlooked stretch of history, these short blocks house some of Japanese-America’s most historic treasures, thus making Little Tokyo the perfect walking-tour opportunity to see one of Los Angeles’ brightest hidden gems.
Found yourself in Los Angeles and looking to impress a certain somebody? Los Angeles has plenty of things to do, and, as you might expect, there are some great romantic options available to you. From sunset strolls along Mulholland to sunrise cruises on the Pacific, LA’s the place for young (and old) love. The hike: [...]
Welcome to Venice Beach. Undoubtedly one of the most vibrant and colorful communities along the Los Angeles area’s great expanse, Venice Beach has been loved by so many for so long the very name conjures up a certain beachy mystique. Part art experience, part beach-town, part edgy LA, Venice Beach is a step into a rare glimpse of one of the area’s beating cultural heart.
“Something is always blooming at Huntington Gardens. “
Every time of the year is a special time of year in the Huntington Gardens. The old saying goes something like, “California doesn’t have seasons,” but that’s not true – and proof of it can be seen in a visit to the Huntington Gardens in Los Angeles. With over 14,000 different varieties of plant on display in 14 principal garden areas, you can find a delightful display of beautiful blooming flowers in the Huntington Gardens any time of the year.
Los Angeles’s Palisades Park is one of the last bastions of things to do in Los Angeles that are truly free and wonderful. Famous for its jogging paths and wonderful natural scenery, any visit to Palisades Park is a good visit – and in the concrete jungle that is LA, the park is a popular recreational place.