Hollywood Sign viewed from a helicopter

The Guide to the Best Views of the Hollywood Sign

02/01/2018

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Since it was dedicated in 1923, the Hollywood Sign has become a Los Angeles icon and synonymous with the city. Originally built as "HOLLYWOODLAND" for a real estate development, the sign was rebuilt as "HOLLYWOOD" in 1949 and was nearly lost in the 70's due to vandalism and neglect. Today the 45-foot-tall, 350-foot-long sign is in its best condition ever, thanks to the ongoing preservation efforts of the non-profit Hollywood Sign Trust. From hiking trails to unique views on horseback and even in a helicopter, read on for the best ways to view the world-famous Hollywood Sign.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum peristyle

Go On Location: Los Angeles Sports Venues Starring in Movies & TV Shows

04/11/2017

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles has long had ties to the Summer Olympics, hosting the games in 1932 and 1984. The City of Angels is in the running to once again host the summer games - L.A. is one of the four candidate cities vying to host the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in 2024. The Los Angeles Olympic Bid proposes to utilize many of the city’s existing sports arenas. From baseball fields to football stadiums and ice rinks, L.A. is filled with world-class athletic venues. Not only have the spaces been the site of countless baskets, touchdowns, home runs and goals over the years, but virtually all of them have also appeared onscreen. Read on for a list of ten of the city’s most iconic athletic venues and the movies and television shows in which they have appeared.

Wine tasting at Malibu Wine Safaris

The Best Places in Los Angeles for Wine Lovers

09/01/2018

Gabrielle Olya

Wine lovers rejoice! There are plenty of restaurants, bars and one-of-a-kind venues in Los Angeles that are sure to fulfill your inner-oenophile, whether you’re looking for a tasting, a rare bottle or a truly unique touring experience. Here are the top places in Los Angeles to get your wine fix.

Griffith Observatory at night

The 48-Hour Guide to Budget Los Angeles

05/18/2017

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Los Angeles is renowned as the Entertainment Capital of the World, home to celebrities and a global destination for luxury. But that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to experience everything that L.A. has to offer. From world-class museums to multicultural dining, read on for our 48-hour guide to visiting Los Angeles on a budget.

Guelaguetza mural by Colectivo LaPiztola

Explore Global Cultures in Los Angeles

05/28/2017

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Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the world, home to vibrant neighborhoods throughout the Greater L.A. area. Even if you’re visiting L.A. for just one day, you can still experience a wide range of cultural attractions and cuisines. Read on for a guide to exploring global cultures in Los Angeles.

Nobu Malibu

The Best Restaurants with a View in Los Angeles

05/26/2017

Ariana Shuris

Nothing quite tops off a great meal better than a spectacular view. There’s just something about the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean or the twinkling of city lights that sets the perfect tone for a light lunch or an evening out. The organic ambiance of a breathtaking sight truly enhances one’s dining experience and adds a touch of sophistication to any date or casual outing. Here are Los Angeles restaurants worth seeking out, even if it’s only just to take in the beautiful views.

Alchemy Works in the Arts District

The Guide to Shopping in Downtown Los Angeles

01/30/2019

Caroline Juen

Downtown Los Angeles is quickly becoming the hottest shopping and dining district in Los Angeles. In less than a decade the streets surrounding the skyscrapers have come back to life, thanks to a variety of restaurant concepts, creatives and retailers moving in to set up shop. These days, shopping in areas like the Arts District and the Historic Core around Spring Street is delightful for locals and travelers alike. Exploring the area’s best spots for shopping can be intimidating, but in such a thriving metropolitan area with unique, one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, all it takes is knowing where to start. Whether you’re buying something for yourself or getting a gift, here are 9 of Downtown L.A.’s coolest neighborhood shopping spots.

FYF Fest at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Guide to Exposition Park in Los Angeles

05/26/2017

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Located just south of Downtown Los Angeles, Exposition Park is home to a world-class collection of museums, sports facilities and recreational areas. Exposition Park also offers diverse cultural, entertainment and educational activities. The 160-acre site was founded as Agricultural Park in 1872 and subsequently renamed Exposition Park in 1910. The park has since become one of L.A.’s premier cultural and special event destinations.

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!

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