Beach Cities / LAX (41)

My LA to Z: Rob Lowe

08/20/2013

Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Marielle Wakim

The "Parks and Rec" show-stealer loves Los Angeles - "literally." Here he tells us where to find great custard pie, how to travel in style, and who the real celebs are in this town.

The Guide to Business Hotels Near LAX

06/19/2013

Tara de Lis

Hotels near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) offer an ideal home base for business travelers. There are a number of properties in the surrounding area, and each has its own unique services and amenities—some of which may surprise you. Get the inside scoop on where to stay near LAX.

Discover San Pedro Car Free

04/11/2013

Discover Los Angeles

While San Pedro is part of the city of Los Angeles, a trip there would convince a visitor otherwise, as the harbor-front community offers a truly distinctive experience. With San Pedro (pronounced “PEE-dro”) annexed to LA in 1909, the Port of Los Angeles was dredged shortly thereafter, creating a thriving community of about 80,000 people comprised of a fascinating mix of Greek-, Mexican-, Irish-, Italian- and Croatian-Americans. Much of the LA Waterfront can be explored on foot or via the 1.5-mile Waterfront Red Car Line. The truly adventurous can opt for an excellent side trip to Catalina Island.

This full-day itinerary takes approximately six to eight hours if all stops are visited. You may want to set aside an entire day to enjoy the optional trip to Catalina Island. Skip stops if you are running low on time, or want to spend more time enjoying a particular point of interest.

Recommended Methods of Travel: Walking, Water Front Red Car
Total Distance: 5 miles. Distance Walking: 1.5 miles.

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The Best Restaurants in Venice, California

04/05/2013

Tara de Lis

What do you do after GQ dubs you "The Coolest Block in America”? In the case of Abbot Kinney, you just keep getting cooler. In fact, the hip factor seems to permeate the whole neighborhood. But Venice has always done its own thing. An alternative area since real estate developer Abbot Kinney founded it as the “Venice of America” in 1905, the beach community is distinct for its Italian-inspired canals, the carnival-like Ocean Front Walk and its ever-evolving restaurant scene.

From pioneers like the Rose Café and Joe’s, to vanguard restaurants like Tasting Kitchen and Superba Snack Bar, find out more about one of the best dining neighborhoods in L.A.

Discover San Pedro and the Los Angeles Waterfront

03/20/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Located on the southern end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro is one of the most historic and picturesque regions in Los Angeles. San Pedro is a unique blend of small-town charm, superb cultural attractions, eclectic shopping, America’s Port® and a world class cruise center.

The 1st Thursday Art Walk in downtown San Pedro features open galleries and a variety of food and entertainment options, beginning at 5 p.m. Art galleries, shops and restaurants are open until 9 p.m. Most of the participants are located on 4th St. to 7th St., and from Pacific Ave. to Palos Verdes St.

One of the best ways to discover the waterfront is by riding one of San Pedro's propane-powered trolleys, a free service that operates Thursday through Sunday. To download the trolley schedule, click here.

Read our guide to San Pedro and begin your exploration of this hidden gem coastal destination.

Things to Do in Venice, California

03/07/2013

Discover Los Angeles

From its world famous boardwalk and beautiful beach to the shopper’s paradise of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice offers a unique and vibrant mix of activities and attractions. Read on to find out more about one of L.A.’s top neighborhoods.

Local's Guide to Venice Ocean Front Walk

10/24/2012

Discover Los Angeles

No visit to LA is complete until you’ve had a chance to stroll the bizarre boardwalk known as Ocean Front Walk. Home to palm and tarot card readers, sand sculptors and collage artists, performance artists, street hustlers, buskers and bodybuilders, it’s one of the best places in Los Angeles for people watching.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard Shopping: Boutique Stores, Bookshops and Galleries

10/19/2012

Discover Los Angeles

Abbot Kinney Boulevard is one of LA's hippest areas for unique shopping, featuring home-grown artists and designers in a mix of modern chic and old-school vintage. The shops lining the street — many of which eat, sleep and breathe the Abbot Kinney vibe — sell top-of-the-line artwork, furniture, jewelry and clothing. If you're looking for the top stores to shop on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, search no more. Here are a few stores that you won't want to miss.

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