Fall Concerts and Events in Los Angeles

07/23/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Believe it or not, Los Angeles has seasons, and summer in the City of Angels isn’t endless. As LA transitions to the cooler temps and shorter days of fall, we round up some of the top concerts and events taking place from Labor Day Weekend through September and beyond.

Hotels and Attractions Near Los Angeles Colleges

07/15/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to some of the top universities in the country, an exemplary group of educational institutions that offer every imaginable degree to a diverse student population. Whether you’re a parent accompanying your freshman on a campus visit, or back in town for an alumni reunion, read our guide to hotels and attractions located near Los Angeles colleges.

The Best Japanese Noodles in Los Angeles

07/12/2013

Matthew Kang

Japanese cuisine has a wide range of styles and contexts, but noodles are one area that the culture has essentially mastered. Placed in broth, dipped in sauces, tossed with every possible ingredient, these chewy strands are addictive, fun to eat, and incredibly adaptable. Los Angeles has benefited from the proliferation of Japanese cuisine, not just through sushi, but through the common comfort food that pervades the East Asian country. Much of LA's Japanese cuisine finds its foundation in the South Bay, where many immigrants first arrived and set up shop. But there are also plenty of great noodle restaurants on the Westside and of course Downtown's Little Tokyo, where anything from hefty white udon noodles to umami-rich ramen and chewy soba can be enjoyed. Here's a collection of some of the best Japanese noodles around Los Angeles.

The Guide to Celebrity Chefs at Los Angeles Hotels

07/11/2013

Tara de Lis

No matter how many times fans watch their favorite celebrity chefs doing demos on TV or try out recipes from their bestselling cookbooks, there’s nothing like experiencing a great meal in person. At these Los Angeles hotels, guests can turn this dream into reality.

Hidden Gems in Hollywood

07/09/2013

Esther Tseng

When it comes to Tinseltown, you'll never run out of things to do, including world famous attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl and Pantages Theatre to name just a few. But there's a whole world of under-the-radar attractions and activities you may be missing. They include music, hikes and other features that Hollywood locals frequent to enjoy their city as one would a neighborhood. Check out the following attractions, shops and weeklies that will have you experiencing an entirely different side of Hollywood.

The Best Ice Cream and Gelato in Los Angeles

07/09/2013

Joshua Lurie

Los Angeles is well versed in the ways of heat waves. Even though the city resides in what should be the desert, Angelenos have shown ingenuity in keeping cool, whether that’s with air conditioning, swimming pools, or the most flavorful route, ice cream. LA offers a wide range of frozen salvation, with creative flavors, market-driven ice cream and gelato, and companies that cater to specific cultures. Here are 11 frozen favorites.

JULY 2013 NEWS AND NOTES

06/27/2013

Los Angeles Tourism

LA's exciting summer continues as LA Tourism works on an exciting sneak preview of LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal, represents LA’s attractions to the world at International Pow Wow, gears up for dineLA Summer Restaurant Week, and gains significant media coverage for the destination and our members and partners, and much more.

May 2013 Lodging Metrics

06/27/2013

Los Angeles Tourism

May 2013

  • Los Angeles ranked 5th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 75.6%, up +1.0% compared to the same period last year (74.9%).
  • Los Angeles ADR was $132.45 and ranked 10th among the Top 25 Markets, up +4.7% compared to the same period last year ($126.46).
  • Los Angeles RevPAR was $100.14 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +5.8% compared to the same period last year ($94.68).
  • Room nights sold were 2.27 million countywide, reflecting a +1.0% increase over May 2012 (2.25 million room nights).
  • The LAX area (85.4%) and Santa Monica/MDR (81.8%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month.
  • Los Angeles Southeast (+11.2%) and Downtown LA (+8.9%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth both driven by sizeable ADR increases.

LA TOURISM AT WORK-JULY 2013

06/27/2013

Los Angeles Tourism

Around the world, in town, and on the web, LA Tourism & Convention Board is working to help grow and support the Los Angeles tourism community and keep the world coming to LA.

Car Free Los Angeles Hotel Packages

06/26/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Earth Day 2014 marks the one-year anniversary of Car Free L.A. – an eco-tourism initiative designed by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board that offers travelers a variety of free itineraries centered around exploring L.A.’s various neighborhoods, attractions and hidden gems by walking, biking and taking the Metro. To celebrate this major milestone, L.A. Tourism has partnered with eight hotels across the city to curate exclusive spring and summer travel packages inspired by the Car Free L.A. program – making it easy for visitors to stay and experience Los Angeles without relying on a car.

These exclusive packages give guests the tools they need to plan the perfect car-free vacation. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the city in a new way and experience unique activities that would otherwise be missed from behind the wheel, including museum madness walking tours, stand-up paddle boarding, complimentary bike rentals, and much more. To book a Car Free L.A. hotel package or download complimentary Car Free L.A. vacation itineraries, visit www.discoverLosAngeles.com/CarFreeLA.