Baby Black Howler Monkey at the L.A. Zoo

Monkeying Around in Los Angeles

01/04/2016

Esther Tseng

The new year is upon us, and because the Lunar calendar starts a month after the Western one, the Chinese Zodiac has us aligned with the Year of the Monkey starting Feb. 8, 2016. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways in Los Angeles to celebrate this sign, known for mischievousness, curiosity and intellect. Read on to find out all the ways to "monkey around" the city, whether it’s at a museum, tattoo parlor, bakery or karaoke bar.

Church & State New Year's Eve Champagne

New Year's Eve in Los Angeles: Restaurants

12/16/2015

dine L.A.

Restaurants across Los Angeles are welcoming the new year with lavish feasts and flowing bottles of champagne. The endless New Year’s Eve dining options feature global cuisines in every type of setting, from romantic dinners to extravagant events with cocktails, music and more. Read on for our guide to the best places to dine in L.A. on New Year’s Eve.

Mr. Little Jeans performs at N.Y.E.L.A. at Grand Park

New Year's Eve in Los Angeles: Concerts & Special Events

12/09/2015

Discover Los Angeles

From elegant affairs to massive dance parties, Los Angeles is ready to ring in 2016 with some of the best New Year’s Eve events in the country. Read our round up for the best concerts and special events to say farewell to 2015 and welcome the new year.

Downtown L.A. viewed from the Arts District

A Visual Walking Tour of the Arts District in Downtown L.A.

11/04/2015

Esther Tseng

The Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles is one of the hottest neighborhoods in L.A. From the area’s beginnings as Jean-Louis Vigne’s vineyard to an orchard growing mostly oranges and grapefruit, by the late 1800s it became an industrial center for railroads and manufacturing. Eventually, the railroads gave way to the trucking industry and industry moved to other L.A. County areas like Commerce in order to build larger buildings to accommodate their growing businesses.

In the 1970s, artists braved dangerous conditions and began to occupy the area’s dilapidated buildings, having been priced out of areas such as Venice and Hollywood. Eventually, they opened art galleries and began to develop these buildings themselves, thereby preserving a big part of L.A.’s industrial history.

The area again underwent another downturn in the 1990s before being saved by Joel Bloom and his supporters, who officially renamed the area the “Arts District.” Today, it is home to many creatives, including those in green technology, architecture and entertainment. Read on for a visual walking tour of this burgeoning urban oasis.

The Edison in Downtown Los Angeles

Things to Do in L.A. On a Rainy Day: Nightlife

10/19/2015

Discover Los Angeles

"Why don't you slip out of those wet clothes and into a dry Martini?" For night owls, Los Angeles is the place to be. Read on and discover L.A.'s best bars, dance clubs and many more hot spots to escape the rain.

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