Hidden Gems in Beverly Hills

11/28/2013

Esther Tseng

Originally a Spanish ranch that grew lima beans, Beverly Hills is now one of the most famous neighborhoods in Los Angeles, recognized for Rodeo Drive, its high-value real estate, and multiple references in film and television. Investors came looking for oil but found water instead, making it a prime location to build a town. Beverly Hills was incorporated in 1914, named after Beverly Farms in Massachusetts and the hills in the immediate area. The city’s glamour and appeal to Golden Age Hollywood movie stars were established when Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford bought land to build Pickfair, their legendary 56-acre estate. Explore the hidden gems of Beverly Hills and you’ll soon become an expert on an LA neighborhood that’s known around the world as the epitome of luxury and style.

Hidden Gems in Downtown Los Angeles

10/24/2013

Esther Tseng

Downtown Los Angeles has undergone a revitalization the past several years, growing beyond the city's business center to becoming a cluster of various neighborhoods with their own distinct personalities. From the Arts District to the Historic Core, and Chinatown to South Park, every enclave makes Downtown rich with culture and opportunity. Check out a few of the lesser-known attractions, which highlight the best of Downtown's history, its exciting present and bright future.

Hidden Gems in West Hollywood

09/25/2013

Esther Tseng

While West Hollywood flourishes as a tight-knit community and neighborhood, its official status goes beyond that as a city in its own right. Famous for passing legislation such as same-gender domestic partner benefits for city employees, and bans on fur sales and declawing of cats, West Hollywood represents not only much of LA’s entertainment history but also a beacon of social justice.

The legendary Sunset Strip has been undergoing a revival of sorts as the home of go-to music venues, and many of LA’s top destination restaurants lie within West Hollywood’s borders, but there are other spots that fly under the radar. Whether you're a longtime resident, or are visiting this bustling city beneath the hills for the first time, there's always something new to discover in WeHo. Take advantage of its rich, creative history and vibrant culture by going off the beaten path.

The Guide to Craft Breweries in Los Angeles

09/23/2013

Brady Weise

In recent years, Los Angeles has become one of the fastest growing and most exciting destinations for craft beer in America. From the Downtown skyline to the quietly lapping waves of the Pacific Ocean, the City of Angels boasts some of the most innovative and interesting brews the nation has to offer.

Brewpubs and brasseries alike have opened across LA at a rapid pace. From home-style BBQ and beers prepared on-site, to tap rooms boasting barrel-aged sours while gourmet food trucks await just outside, there is no limit to what the LA scene has to offer adventurous beer drinkers here and from around the globe.

Discover Beverly Hills & Santa Monica Car Free

08/22/2013

Discover Los Angeles

This car free itinerary takes you on a budget-friendly tour of famous attractions and hidden gems in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. From historic landmarks like the Electric Fountain and the Santa Monica Pier, to world-class shopping destinations like Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica Place, there's something for everyone on this car free tour.

Los Angeles Locations from the Primetime Emmy Awards

08/19/2013

Discover Los Angeles

The Primetime Emmy Awards are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in primetime television programming. The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in primetime television programming from June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014, are taking place on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Talk show host Seth Myers is hosting the Emmy Awards for the first time.

From historic landmarks to world-class entertainment venues, Los Angeles continues to be a favorite filming location for Emmy-nominated TV shows. Fans of these popular and critically-acclaimed programs can go set jetting and explore L.A.’s primetime TV locations with our exclusive guide.

Hidden Gems in Santa Monica

08/08/2013

Esther Tseng

Named one of the Top 10 Beach Cities in the World by National Geographic, Santa Monica is one of LA’s most popular destinations for domestic and international visitors alike. Beat the crowds and go on a trek less-traveled to some of the hidden gems in sunny Santa Monica. Included are historical structures with incredible backstories, as well as cultural bastions of Santa Monica life today. You'll enjoy getting to know the real city by the beach by visiting these places.

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