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.
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December 2, 2012
Go behind-the-scenes with a VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood! This month one lucky customer will win 2 tickets to this top-rated Los Angeles tour–find out how to enter below!
October 29, 2012
The tour starts with a few minutes of basic bicycle education—you do need to know how to ride a bike in order to ride an electric bike. The electric bike looks like a normal bike with the addition of a battery pack in the back and a throttle on the handlebar. On this thirteen mile tour, you can choose to pedal, use the electric power or a combination of both—my favorite.
August 17, 2012
Though it might not readily come to mind, Los Angeles has got its fair share of wilderness to explore. I know what you’re thinking: concrete jungle doesn’t count. But believe me, it’s easier than you might think to escape into California’s rolling hillsides. Check it out:
August 3, 2012
Here’s a good opportunity to see the Los Angeles scene as a local might. Local venues like this are something of a rarity in this town, because, let’s be honest, most events draw as many tourists as they do locals. Thus, if you’re interested in seeing LA as the locals do, consider a night out under the stars with Los Angeles Street Food Cinema.
July 27, 2012
Beyond reality TV stars, paparazzi and movie studio backlots, the best sightings in Los Angeles are gorgeous views from hilltop hikes or rooftop bars. Though L.A. is best known as the center of the entertainment industry — home to skinny palm trees and even skinnier celebrities — it’s also a city full of art, performance, global cuisine and history, with a vivid past that can still be seen all over town.
July 20, 2012
Rodeo Drive. This iconic center of boutique and designer shopping in Los Angeles has its own following the world around. But the epicenter of luxury fashion doesn’t have to boast only the unobtainable. As long as you’re a fashion lover, the world is your oyster on Rodeo Drive. With all the glamour of the silver screen, the premier brands in the world are all lined up for your viewing pleasure, and while the prices might not fit your budget, any stroll through this cobbled street will entertain and enhance your knowledge of current fashion trends.
July 6, 2012
If you’re a Hollywood buff, if you’ve seen everything there ever was in black and white, if you know the celluloid process, then you’ve probably already heard about the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Built on the back half of Paramount Studios lot (actually, it’s the other way around; Paramount Studios is built on the back half of Hollywood Forever Cemetery), this cemetery is the final resting place of choice for all of Hollywood’s first big stars. From actors and actresses to film execs and screenwriters, for better or worse, they’re all buried here.
June 22, 2012
The Queen Mary is not a living queen in England. She is an ocean-liner-turned hotel sitting off the banks of Long Beach harbor in Los Angeles. Though inconspicuous to some, this mighty ocean-liner has a long and varied history which makes her one of the highlight attractions in Long Beach, and a unique and memorable stay for any visitor to Long Beach’s shores.
June 11, 2012
Malibu is famous for its celebrity homes, its wide sandy beaches, and its incredible surf breaks. For these reasons, it can be hard to find an inside scoop on what is happening in this popular coastal town. This closely knit community is, at its widest, eight miles wide, so take it from and insider that the majority of the scene takes place along the strip of highway that is Highway 1, otherwise known as the Pacific Coast Highway (or simply, the One, as it’s locally referred to). And, actually, there’s a surprising amount to do.