LA Marathon finish line in Santa Monica

Mapping the LA Marathon: Famous Attractions Along the Route

03/09/2015

Discover Los Angeles

"From the Stadium to the Sea," the Los Angeles Marathon goes through iconic Los Angeles neighborhoods and runs adjacent to popular landmarks and attractions. This year's LA Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2015. The 26-mile course has several course markers, including Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Runners who are visiting L.A. can have the opportunity to visit some great sites once the race is over. Each course marker is near a great location for sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. Here are the most popular sites next to course markers of the LA Marathon.

For more information, read our guide to the 2015 LA Marathon.

Things to Do on Hollywood Boulevard - Hollywood Boulevard Attractions

Famous Attractions on Hollywood Boulevard

03/05/2015

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.

Pasadena City Hall at dusk

Discover L.A.'s "Parks and Recreation"

02/25/2015

Discover Los Angeles

After seven critically acclaimed seasons, Parks and Recreation took its final bow on Feb. 24, 2015. Pay tribute to Pawnee and discover how Los Angeles played a role in this beloved sitcom.

Marina del Rey at sunset

A Walking Tour of Marina del Rey

02/20/2015

Esther Tseng

With over 5,300 small boat slips, Marina del Rey is the largest man-made marina in the United States. Originally built in 1887 only to be destroyed by a storm that also put developer M.C. Wicks into bankruptcy, the Marina again underwent construction in the 1950s, creating the picturesque harbor and community of Marina del Rey. Eventually, oil rigs were replaced by volleyball nets, bungalows, lifeguard stands, and surf and bike shops. Howard Hughes relocated his Hughes Tool Company to the Ballona Wetlands, where he also constructed Hughes Airport. Read our walking guide and get to know this city by the sea.

Living room of Hollyhock House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House Reopens

02/11/2015

Daniel Djang

Following a multimillion-dollar restoration, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, an iconic architectural masterpiece in the heart of Barnsdall Park, is celebrating its official reopening on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

Go On Location: Oscar-Winning Best Picture Locations in Los Angeles

02/10/2015

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles has been home to the Academy Awards ever since the very first ceremony was held on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Eight Oscar trophies were handed out that night, including one to “Wings” for Outstanding Picture. In the ensuing decades, numerous Best Picture winners have filmed in L.A. Read on for a list of ten memorable Oscar-winning movie locations that are found in the City of Angels.

Palm tree in Santa Monica

A Letter to Boston from L.A.

02/10/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Hey Boston, I heard you broke up with Snow the other day. Come out to the West Coast and let’s have some fun in the sun. It's a three-day weekend and the forecast is in the 80s!

Harry Shum Jr. at the Do Something Awards

Harry Shum Jr.'s Los Angeles

02/09/2015

Los Angeles Magazine

Interview by Izumi Hasegawa

Professional dancer turned actor Harry Shum Jr. has shown his ability on the hit TV series “Glee.” Now he has a new adventure: a dramatic role with his Chinese heritage on the new film “Revenge of the Green Dragons.” Born in Costa Rica with a father from mainland China and a mother from Hong Kong, Harry was raised in San Francisco and has been enjoying L.A. life very much.

Entrance to The Beverly Hills Hotel

Paul Williams: Architect to the Stars

01/29/2015

Wiebke Schuster

A master of styles from English Tudor to Spanish Colonial and the casual California ranch-style, African American architect Paul Revere Williams was the creative force behind many of L.A.'s most iconic landmarks.

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