Break Room 86

Go Metro and Discover Koreatown On the Purple Line

05/19/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Two of L.A.'s top hotels are conveniently located across the street from the Wilshire/Normandie station. The 388-room Line Hotel opened in January 2014 at the site of the former Wilshire Hotel. The Line combines its Mid-Century Modern heritage with an industrial-chic twist. Following a $5-million restoration, the Hotel Normandie's 91 rooms have been restored to their original Roaring 20s flair, with new, vintage-inspired furnishings, fixtures and tile work of the era.

Union Station

The Guide to the Metro Red Line: Part Two

05/16/2016

Esther Tseng

Served by both the Red and Purple Lines, the Wilshire/Vermont station is accessible to educational institutions such as Southwestern University and Robert F Kennedy Community Schools. Above the station is a mixed-use transit village development, with apartments and retail space in a building designed by architecture firm Arquitectonica. Dedicated platforms for eastbound trains are located on the upper level and westbound trains stop on the lower level.

Korean BBQ favorites like Soowon Galbi and Soot Bull Jeep are located a half-mile from the station. The Prince is as famous for its Korean-style fried chicken as it is for its classic decor and appearance on Mad Men.

Howard Johnson Los Angeles is conveniently located a block from the Wilshire/Vermont station.

"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Guide to the Metro Red Line: Part One

05/16/2016

Esther Tseng

Currently the northern-most station on the Red Line, the North Hollywood station also acts as a connector to the Orange Line, which was opened in 2005 and acts as transport into the San Fernando Valley.

The NoHo Arts District, which has many theatres and art galleries, North Hollywood Park, and many shops and restaurants are all accessible from the North Hollywood Station. The Federal Bar, Laemmle's NoHo 7 (which shows many indie, foreign and art house films), Idle Hour, Little Toni's, and the historic El Portal Theatre are a short walk away from the station.

The Roof on Wilshire at night

The 24-Hour Guide to Romantic Los Angeles

03/02/2016

Esther Tseng

With so much to see and do in Los Angeles, you might think it’s impossible to do it all in a day. Not to worry - you and your loved one can easily enjoy a wide range of experiences thanks to the city’s wealth of culture and diversity. Read on for our 24-hour guide to romantic Los Angeles.

Fanfare Fountains at San Pedro Gateway

The 48-Hour Guide to Romantic Los Angeles

03/01/2016

Esther Tseng

There are many different Los Angeles neighborhoods worth exploring, but for a 48-hour stint, you’re going to want to pick a pair that have differing feels from each other. The first day, look to Mid-City West, a great district with a metropolitan but relaxed feel. Then, head south to San Pedro to discover the city’s main harbor and its community. Read on for your 48-hour guide to romantic Los Angeles.

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem

The 72-Hour Guide to Family Friendly Los Angeles

02/28/2016

Leslee Komaiko

No matter your family’s interests - sports, theme parks, art, science, outdoor play, shopping - Los Angeles delivers in a big way. And with nearly 300 days of sun a year, nothing is going to stop your family from fully partaking of the city’s seemingly infinite attractions. Read on for our 72-hour guide to Family Friendly Los Angeles.

Redwood tree at Clifton’s Cafeteria

The 48-Hour Guide to Family Friendly Los Angeles

02/28/2016

Leslee Komaiko

No matter your family’s interests - sports, theme parks, art, science, outdoor play, shopping - Los Angeles delivers in a big way. And with nearly 300 days of sun a year, nothing is going to stop your family from fully partaking of the city’s seemingly infinite attractions. Read on for our 48-hour guide to Family Friendly Los Angeles.

Hollywood Sign viewed from horseback

The 24-Hour Guide to Family Friendly Los Angeles

02/28/2016

Leslee Komaiko

No matter your family’s interests - sports, theme parks, art, science, outdoor play, shopping - Los Angeles delivers in a big way. And with nearly 300 days of sun a year, nothing is going to stop your family from fully partaking of the city’s seemingly infinite attractions. Read on for our 24-hour guide to Family Friendly Los Angeles.

Rolls-Royce at Black & White Car Rental

The 48-Hour Guide to Luxury Los Angeles

02/28/2016

Gabrielle Olya

Fully embrace the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles at some of the country’s finest restaurants, spas and attractions. Even if you’re not a celebrity, you can spend two days living like one with this 48-hour guide to the finest things L.A. has to offer.

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