Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

Go On Location: Oscar-Winning Best Picture Locations in Los Angeles

02/27/2018

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles has been home to the Academy Awards ever since the very first ceremony was held on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Eight Oscar trophies were handed out that night, including one to “Wings” for Outstanding Picture. In the past 90 years, numerous Best Picture winners have filmed in L.A. Read on for a list of ten memorable Oscar-winning movie locations that are found in the City of Angels.

Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer in "Heat"

Go On Location: The Best Action Movie Locations in Los Angeles

08/17/2018

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles sees a lot of action when it comes to filming, especially when it comes to filming, well, action movies. From 80s classics like "Commando" and "Beverly Hills Cop" to more modern features like "Iron Man" and "Transformers," the L.A. area has been home to some of cinema’s biggest adrenaline-filled moments. Read on for a list of locations where some of the genre’s most memorable scenes were shot. Lights, camera and…action!

Beef "double-dip" with cheddar at Philippe the Original

L.A.'s Most Iconic Dishes: The Classics

11/12/2018

Daniel Djang

By Daniel Djang and Stacey Sun

Los Angeles has one of the most exciting and influential dining scenes in the country. Contemporary L.A. chefs are creating globally inspired dishes that are already considered modern classics. For generations, many dishes that were created in L.A. have become culinary icons, featured on menus across the country and around the world. Here are classic L.A. dishes that have stood the test of time.

Grand Central Market

The Best of Grand Central Market

02/13/2018

Joshua Lurie

Grand Central Market (GCM) has been a Downtown L.A. staple since 1917. A few years back, the owners started gathering a new generation of food and drink vendors, and it wasn’t long before the market started earning national acclaim, including a collective appearance on Bon Appetit’s 2014 list of America’s Best New Restaurants. Grand Central Market recently celebrated 100 years with their strongest line-up ever. Yes, GCM institutions like China Café, Roast To Go, Sarita’s Pupuseria, and Tacos Tumbras A Tomas are still going strong, but here’s a chance to discover 18 of the best new food and drink options.

Red snapper ceviche at Loteria Grill FIGat7th

The Best Happy Hours in Los Angeles

05/25/2017

Esther Tseng

When it comes to bites and drinks at discounted prices in Los Angeles, you might have to skip the clock. But you certainly don't have to compromise on quality, thanks to the wide range of top-notch restaurants with happy hour bargains. Here are the best places in L.A. to score some delicious fare at great values.

Charcuterie at Bestia

The Best Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

10/05/2017

Discover Los Angeles

GQ Magazine has called Downtown Los Angeles “America’s Next Great City” and “the coolest new downtown in America.” Downtown L.A. has certainly come a long way in recent years. There were great places to eat in Downtown before its current renaissance, but the choices were limited. That's no longer the case, as acclaimed chefs and visionary restaurateurs have created a thriving dining scene in Downtown L.A. With so many restaurants opening in Downtown, deciding where to eat can be a tough choice. Read on for a guide to Downtown L.A.’s newer restaurants and classic dining spots.

Runyon Canyon at sunset

Top 10 Best Running Trails in Los Angeles

10/09/2018

Discover Los Angeles

With its gorgeous weather and breathtaking scenery, Los Angeles offers countless running paths for health-conscious locals and visitors to get their hearts pumping. There are always excellent running trails nearby, from the heart of L.A. to the spectacular coastal views of the beach cities, here are some of the best running paths in Los Angeles.

Frank Sinatra at Capitol Studios

Discover Frank Sinatra's Los Angeles

12/12/2018

Daniel Djang

Frank Sinatra was one of the world’s greatest performers of popular music, an artist who set the standard for generations to follow. Though he was known as “The Voice,” his prodigious talents let him wear many hats, including actor, producer, director, and conductor. During his six-decade career, Sinatra earned 11 GRAMMY Awards, three Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor), two Golden Globes, the Presidential Medal Of Honor and the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest award for a civilian. Read on for Los Angeles locations where you can experience the enduring legacy of the Chairman of the Board.

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