Manhattan Beach Pier | Photo Courtesy of Eric Demarq, <a href="" target="_blank">Flickr</a>

Meet the Beach Cities/LAX


L.A.’s coastline is dotted with sun-splashed beach communities, where views of rocks, sand, cliffs, and mountains, offer a beautiful, vacation-like setting for your next corporate meeting.

The Marvin Braude Bike Trail at Venice Beach

Three Days of Outdoor Adventure on the Westside of Los Angeles


Discover Los Angeles

Your three-day outdoor itinerary begins at the Hotel Angeleno, rising 17 stories above Sunset Boulevard and the I-405. Poised at the crossroads of Westwood, Century City, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, the Hotel Angeleno is conveniently located near the Getty Center, Westwood Village, and the upscale shopping and destinations of Brentwood and Montana Avenue. The boutique hotel boasts panoramic views from the beach to Downtown L.A. and offers the penthouse level WEST Restaurant & Lounge.

Sunset ride at Sunset Ranch Hollywood

Family Friendly Outdoor Activities in Los Angeles


Leslee Komaiko

Los Angeles is a great city for outdoor enthusiasts. Why not get the whole family outside this season? It’s hard for kids (not to mention mom and dad) to be attached to their screens if they are fishing for trout, climbing a mountain, or riding a horse. We’ve compiled a list of ten activities sure to deliver fresh air and quality family time.

Clarified butter frites at Petit Trois

The Best French Fries in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

French fries, the crispy deep-fried potato strips, are perfect accompaniments to burgers or steak, and can still stand tall on their own. Kennebec and Russet potatoes get the most love of any variety, but preparation, shape, and fryer oils vary wildly. In most cases, restaurants just thaw and cook frozen potatoes, and even those versions can still be good. Learn about 10 leading French fries in Los Angeles, many of which require extra efforts.

Beach Yoga with Brad and Friends

Alterna-Yoga in Los Angeles: Seeking Something a Little Different


Shawna Kenney

Take advantage of the pleasant year-round weather and take a class outside. There’s nothing like doing tree pose under palm trees, surrounded by hummingbirds and the occasional stare of a groundhog. The instructors at Runyon Canyon Yoga have been offering three classes per day (paid by donation) for over ten years to a diverse bunch of students. All body types, levels and modes of dress welcome (some people roll up in jeans). Bring your own mat. Snacks and water available by donation on the honor system at base of the hill.

Best way to see the Hollywood Sign upside down? Try the Friday morning 8 a.m. class at Barnsdall Art Park, right in front of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. Offered by donation by actor/Yoga Journal cover model/longtime yoga instructor Lauren Peterson, it’s the best deal in town with a breathtaking view of the Hollywood Hills and Peterson’s dog Koko, who does downward facing dog at the end of every class on command—in Sanskrit!

Discover L.A.'s Luxury Partners


Loews Hollywood Hotel is a true urban oasis with a prime location at the base of the fabled Hollywood Hills. It’s an address the locals call Hollywood and Highland but one you’ll call out of this world. This recently renovated property offers everything from a rooftop pool and world-class spa to delicious dining and dramatic views of the Hollywood sign. Meeting planners can choose from 34 event spaces and 77,000 square feet of versatile meeting space with catering from Wolfgang Puck.