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Hidden Gems in Hollywood


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.

Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl

Fourth of July Events in Los Angeles


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Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, so it’s no surprise that there are spectacular Fourth of July events taking place throughout the city. From Independence Day concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and the Rose Bowl, to sporting events at Dodger Stadium and StubHub Center, read on for our guide to the best places in L.A. to celebrate America’s 239th birthday. All events take place Saturday, July 4, 2015 and feature a fireworks display unless otherwise noted.

The Guide to LA PRIDE


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The annual LA PRIDE celebration welcomes over 500,000 people each year to West Hollywood. Taking place June 12-14, 2015, the festival continues to be a major focus for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride in the greater Los Angeles area. The 45th annual event is being billed as a “TLGB Celebration,” to reflect this year’s focus on transgender issues. LA PRIDE is produced by Christopher Street West, a non-profit service organization composed of volunteers committed to the goals of human rights, education, outreach, and better understanding within and outside the LGBT community. For more info on PRIDE-related events taking place in WeHo, click here.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles


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Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of Mexican culture and heritage that takes place across the U.S. and regionally in Mexico, where it's known in the state of Puebla as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (“The Day of the Battle of Puebla”). Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over the much larger, better-armed French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The U.S. celebration of Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican-American communities of the American West, Southwest and Northwest. Read on for our guide to Cinco de Mayo festivities throughout Los Angeles.

Gay Los Angeles: Legendary Bingo


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Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood is a whole different animal. Inappropriate behavior is not only encouraged—it’s demanded. 

The Guide to Koreatown in Los Angeles


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Koreatown, located west of Downtown LA and south of Hollywood, is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Encompassing roughly 3 square miles, the area was once the epicenter of Golden Age Hollywood, home to the Ambassador Hotel, the Cocoanut Grove and the Brown Derby. Today, Korean and Latino populations contribute to Koreatown’s rich cultural diversity. K-town is also known for having one of the largest concentration of nightclubs and 24-hour businesses and restaurants in the country. Even frequent visitors have only scratched the surface of this vibrant district. Discover Koreatown with our guide to one of LA’s most exciting neighborhoods.

100 Cheap Date Ideas in Los Angeles


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Goodbye, dinner and a movie. With a little creativity, dating in Los Angeles doesn't have to require stacks of cash. Think outside the box with these cheap ideas to have a memorable date for less than $20.