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.
Category: Travel Tips
April 12, 2013
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.
March 29, 2013
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: [...]
February 1, 2013
Seeing the Rose Parade in Los Angeles can be a bit of an event. Though the Rose Parade started out with modest beginnings, since 1890, things have changed quite a bit. Originally designed to draw attention to the splendor of California, you can say the event was a success; nowadays, over a million people annually show up to witness all the events that surround the Rose Parade (now called the Tournament of Roses) which includes all events leading up to and extending after the Rose Parade and effectively filling Pasadena to capacity.
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.
May 25, 2012
Los Angeles proper is a big city, but it’s not the be all and end all of a Los Angeles experience. Far from it. For most people, when they refer to a trip to Los Angeles, they really mean the greater Los Angeles area, and depending on who you talk to, this could incorporate quite a lot of territory. Hollywood, Malibu, Long Beach, Orange County, you name it, it all connects in a labyrinth of concrete and highway. How then, does one get around without a car?
April 16, 2012
Without a doubt, there’s plenty to do and see in Los Angeles. From Hollywood Boulevard to the eclectic street scene down at Venice Beach, there’s always something going on in Los Angeles. But perhaps one of the best ways to know a city is through its collective culture. That’s why visiting museums is always high on the list of things to do when visiting a city, and the same holds true here in Los Angeles.
January 30, 2012
The world famous Santa Monica Pier offers a variety of entertainment for any Los Angeles visitor. Snuggled alongside the wide and warm Santa Monica beach, the pier extends like a ladder out into the rippling and cold Pacific. An icon for Los Angeles residents, today the pier is a staple for any visitor to Los Angeles who wants to experience a cultural and Hollywood icon.
September 13, 2011
Starting this Saturday, September 17th, Bike Week is upon Eastern Los Angeles. Hailing from Daytona Beach origins, this two-wheeling festival of fixed gears and motorcycles has proven to be a bit of a zoo. With that in mind, and the unfortunate increase in motorcycle accidents, the community decided to get together and do something about it. And lo and behold, ArtCycle was born.
July 29, 2011
Los Angeles is perhaps best known for its history of entrenchment in cinema. It’s where Hollywood and the moving pictures phenomenon gained steam and turned into a powerhouse. Of all the illustrious fame and limelight to traipse through town, the Kodak Theater is perhaps the best known staple of the 21st century artistic movement.