Watts Towers

Watts Towers: The Story of an L.A. Icon

05/11/2016

Elina Shatkin

The Watts Towers are the vision of one man, an Italian immigrant who worked, with no outside help and only the most elemental tools, nearly every day for 34 years to build the world-famous monument.

Industry Insider - David Merrell of AOO Events

05/09/2016

David Merrell, COO and Creative Director of AOO Events, has been taking the event industry by storm since 1989. With a name synonymous with cutting-edge and innovative event design and production concepts, Merrell has transformed the market and captivated audiences worldwide. Read on for his top picks and see what this industry insider has to say about the City of Angels...

Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

The Guide to Family Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles

05/06/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Hotels across Los Angeles welcome families and kids with open arms. They're happy to see you, anticipate your every need, and know just the thing to make your vacation memorable. Read on for hotels in L.A. that go the distance for you and your family.

Bikes and Hikes L.A. in a Day tour

Car-Free Businesses and Organizations in Los Angeles

05/06/2016

Discover Los Angeles

BlacklistLA is a running group that discovers the city every Monday at 10 p.m. The group’s first meeting was at LACMA’s Urban Light in 2013, with the intention of discovering street art in Los Angeles. The name comes from the fact that street art is typically “blacklisted” from traditional galleries and viewed as graffiti or vandalism. BlacklistLA aims to provide a safe and energetic environment where people feel empowered to discover the streets of Los Angeles in a way that’s never been done before. The group has run around Downtown L.A., Hollywood, Koreatown, Culver City, Echo Park and continues to explore more of the city. Newly created by BlacklistLA is the “MetroRun,” exploring the city through Metro’s subway lines. See their website for event dates.

CicLAvia riders on Broadway in Downtown L.A.

The Guide to Car-Free Events in Los Angeles

05/06/2016

Discover Los Angeles

The Big Parade Los Angeles is an annual, two-day walk that happens every May. It includes about 80 public stairways and spans over 35 miles from Downtown L.A. to the Griffith Observatory. The walk runs on a timetable and is designed as a series of attached loops, so people can come and go as they please. The location is broadcast live so that walkers can follow along or join at will. Along the way, there’s music, art, history, guest speakers and lots of surprises. The Big Parade and the practice walks are free.

Farmer's Daughter Hotel

Car-Free Hotel Packages and Amenities in Los Angeles

05/05/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Leave your car keys at home. As a metropolis known throughout the world for its cars and freeways, Los Angeles has hotels that offer overnight packages and amenities that allow guests to explore the city’s neighborhoods on either public transportation or bike, just in time for the spring and summer. Experience without a car a city blessed with some of the best weather anywhere. 

Eggs Benedict and Baked Brioche French Toast at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Celebrate Mother's Day at Los Angeles Restaurants

05/02/2016

dine L.A.

On Sunday, May 8, restaurants across Los Angeles are offering lavish buffets and special menus for Mother's Day. Read on for the best Mother's Day specials at L.A. restaurants, because every mom deserves nothing but the best.

For even more options, check out our guide to Mother's Day specials at Los Angeles hotels.

La Nuit en Rose Los Angeles

Los Angeles Event Spotlight: May 2016

04/29/2016

Discover Los Angeles

There's no shortage of things to do in the City of Angels this May. From holiday events to cultural festivals and much more, discover these fun events happening around L.A. 

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