Los Angeles Event Spotlight: July 2016

06/27/2016

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There's no shortage of things to do in the City of Angels this July. From concerts to dineL.A. Restaurant Week and much more, discover these fun events happening around Los Angeles. For Fourth of July events, read our guide to fireworks displays and special events to celebrate America’s Birthday across L.A.

Picnic near Crystal Springs Drive in Griffith Park

The Guide to Biking in Griffith Park

06/20/2016

Joshua Johnson

But it is on a bicycle that the entire park really opens up for exploration. By bike you can see and do more in Griffith Park than by car or foot. Most of the routes described are on roads with bike lanes or are closed to traffic, but there are many other roads that could potentially be explored. In my opinion, this makes the park one of the best places to cycle in Los Angeles.

Tropicana Pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

The Guide to Staying Cool in Los Angeles

06/15/2016

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Hollywood Bowl picnic from Joan's on Third

Where to Pick Up the Best Picnic Boxes in Los Angeles

06/08/2016

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Attending a concert at the Hollywood Bowl is one of Southern California's great music traditions. Pre-concert picnics are an essential part of the Bowl experience. Unless it's one of the handful of leased events during the season, concertgoers are welcome to bring their own food and drink to enjoy at one of the Bowl's 15 official picnic locations. Restaurants across the city offer a wide range of picnic boxes that are perfect for couples and groups. From baskets with salads and sandwiches to decadent caviar, read on for the best picnic boxes to enjoy at the Hollywood Bowl.

Global Wellness Day at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Celebrates Global Wellness Day

06/07/2016

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This year, Global Wellness Day will be celebrated in 100 countries from sunrise in New Zealand until sunset in Hawaii. Founded five years ago by Belgin Aksoy from Istanbul, this is a special day that reminds the entire world of the importance of living well, encompassing everything from exercise and beauty treatments, spiritual teachings and ways of thinking, to the harmony between body and spirit. This is a social movement without any commercial purpose, celebrated around the world on the second Saturday of June every year. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has partnered with Global Wellness Day to highlight the company’s wide-ranging wellness initiatives and outstanding spas within the portfolio.

Biking Venice Beach at sunset

Los Angeles Beaches by Bike, Part One: Will Rogers Beach to Marina del Rey

05/17/2016

Joshua Johnson

A few things to consider when biking some or all of the the Marvin Braude Bike Trail:

  1. Protect yourself. It’s likely going to be a beautiful day at the beaches you’re going to get a lot of direct sunlight. Apply sunscreen throughout the day and after going in the water. Wear a helmet.
  2. Bring water and snacks. Even biking at a slow pace requires more energy than you might think, so make sure you have plenty of water and snacks.
  3. Take your time. Unless your goal is to bike the entire bike path I would suggest you take your time and bike between a few beaches, spending time relaxing and exploring what each location has to offer.
  4. Bring a lock. You’re probably going to want to step into a restaurant, cafe or to walk down to the edge of the beach to dip your toes in the ocean. Make sure you have what you need to keep your bike secure so you can fully immerse yourself without the worry of wondering whether your bike is safe.
  5. Watch out. The bike path can be very crowded, especially on the weekends. You may find that you have to go very slowly at times and navigate through some crowded spots. It’s better to take it safe and walk your bike if pedestrian traffic gets too thick.
  6. Rent a bike. If you lack wheels you can always rent a bike at one of the many Perry’s Cafe locations or one of several bike & beach rental businesses that you can find along The Strand.

Biking The Strand in Manhattan Beach

Los Angeles Beaches by Bike, Part Two: Playa del Rey to Torrance Beach

05/17/2016

Joshua Johnson

A few things to consider when biking some or all of the the Marvin Braude Bike Trail:

  1. Protect yourself. It’s likely going to be a beautiful day at the beaches you’re going to get a lot of direct sunlight. Apply sunscreen throughout the day and after going in the water. Wear a helmet.
  2. Bring water and snacks. Even biking at a slow pace requires more energy than you might think, so make sure you have plenty of water and snacks.
  3. Take your time. Unless your goal is to bike the entire bike path I would suggest you take your time and bike between a few beaches, spending time relaxing and exploring what each location has to offer.
  4. Bring a lock. You’re probably going to want to step into a restaurant, cafe or to walk down to the edge of the beach to dip your toes in the ocean. Make sure you have what you need to keep your bike secure so you can fully immerse yourself without the worry of wondering whether your bike is safe.
  5. Watch out. The bike path can be very crowded, especially on the weekends. You may find that you have to go very slowly at times and navigate through some crowded spots. It’s better to take it safe and walk your bike if pedestrian traffic gets too thick.
  6. Rent a bike. If you lack wheels you can always rent a bike at one of the many Perry’s Cafe locations or one of several bike & beach rental businesses that you can find along The Strand.

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