July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl: The Story of an L.A. Icon


Elina Shatkin

Después de haber sido el lugar donde se llevaban a cabo conciertos, producciones teatrales y hasta un servicio religioso de Pascua, el Hollywood Bowl dio comienzo a su temporada oficial en el verano de 1922. Fue una experiencia muy particular para los espectadores quienes se sentaron en bancas de madera provisionales para ver a  Alfred Hertz dirigir a la Orquesta Filarmónica de Los Ángeles. Tanto el escenario como el sonido eran extraordinarios. Localizado en una área en forma de tazón ubicada en las Colinas de Hollywood que en alguna ocasión era llamada “Daisy Dell”, el lugar en donde ahora se ubica el recinto fue elegido en parte por su acústica natural. La cual es amplificada gracias a la electrónica así como la concha acústica con sus distintivos arcos blancos. La que se encuentra en la actualidad es de hecho la cuarta concha acústica, las primeras dos fueron diseñadas por Lloyd Wright, el hijo del legendario arquitecto Frank Lloyd Wright.

Gallery Bar and Cognac Room at the Millennium Biltmore

Go On Location: Famous Film & TV Restaurants in L.A.


Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles has never suffered from a shortage of fabulous places to grab a bite to eat. From Downtown to Hollywood, Santa Monica and Pasadena, there is a unique bistro, café, delicatessen or gastropub situated on virtually every street corner ready to welcome a hungry patron. For those who prefer their meals with a side of show biz history, here are 11 famous film and TV restaurants that you can visit in L.A.

Venice Canals

Los Angeles Through a Chinese Lens: Part 2


Dan Shapiro

In this second part of our ongoing series, Discover Los Angeles dives further into the lives and experiences of five Mainland Chinese students currently enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC).

The Gamble House aka Doc Brown's house in "Back to the Future"

Top 10 Totally Awesome 80s Movie Locations in Los Angeles


Lindsay Blake

Ah, the ‘80s. Not only did the decade gift us with a vividly colorful clothing scheme and a plethora of catchy pop ballads, but it also endowed us with one of filmdom’s most beloved genres. Though thirty-plus years have passed since many of the best-loved 80s flicks were lensed, quite a few of their locales remain virtually unchanged. Here’s a list of ten 80s movie locations that are found in Los Angeles.

WEST Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Angeleno

The Guide to Brentwood, California


Esther Tseng

Brentwood is one of L.A.'s most affluent neighborhoods, located on the Westside between Westwood and Santa Monica. Brentwood began as a Mexican land grant ranch sold off by the Sepulveda family. Its modern development started in the 1880s and today it boasts one of the lowest population densities in the city, with lush green pastures and coral trees along its main thoroughfare, San Vicente Boulevard. Read on for a guide to the area's essential stops, and get up close and personal with one of the Westside's most beautiful neighborhoods.

Things to Do on Hollywood Boulevard - Hollywood Boulevard Attractions

Famous Attractions on Hollywood Boulevard


Discover Los Angeles

Hollywood Boulevard is a Los Angeles cultural icon, with museums, landmarks and other attractions that celebrate L.A.’s rich film and entertainment heritage. You can see the footprints of the stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre, see the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, do some serious shopping at Hollywood & Highland, or visit the famous Hollywood Wax Museum. Along its stretch from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive, you can find a day’s worth of activities that will give you a true Hollywood experience. You never know who you'll run into! Arnold Schwarzenegger recently shocked fans by making an appearance at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Watch what happened below.