Hotel Normandie lobby

Hotel Normandie: The Story of an L.A. Icon

08/11/2015

Sandi Hemmerlein

Situated only three miles in each direction from Downtown L.A. and the Miracle Mile, Koreatown has become a historic, cultural and entertainment destination, marked by the revival of architectural icons like the Hotel Normandie

The Edison in Downtown Los Angeles

Discover the Hidden Bars of Los Angeles

07/23/2015

Esther Tseng

The speakeasy bar concept is no secret to Los Angeles nightlife, but it can be hard to keep track of all the hidden entrances, secret passwords and changing menu themes. While there are plenty of bars to visit, each space is a worthwhile venue to crack the code - whether it’s to drink, dance and much more. Visit them all to collect each of their unique perspectives on imbibing in L.A., because not only does each place regularly rotate their cocktail menu, they all have their own unexpected twist. Whether it's karaoke, cigars, a glowing dance floor, or simply a hard-to-find entrance, these bars have surprises waiting for you.

BonaVista Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure

Fantastic Features of Los Angeles Hotels: Part One

06/11/2015

Sarah Dandashy

Travelers and locals alike are lucky that Los Angeles is home to incredible hotels across the city. Whether they are sleek and modern in design or historic properties with Golden Age Hollywood glamour, we have hotels to fit every need. Of course, in a city that is sunny and perfect throughout the year, hotel pools are a top feature. The fun doesn’t stop at the hotel pool. The following guide lists some of the “Fantastic Features” of Los Angeles hotels that you’ll want to visit when planning your next daycation, staycation or vacation!

Gallery Bar and Cognac Room at the Millennium Biltmore

Top 10 Hotel Bars in Los Angeles

06/10/2015

Gabrielle Olya

Some of the best bars in Los Angeles are located at the city’s top hotels. Whether you want to experience a Los Angeles classic, enjoy an incredible view while you sip your drink, or check out a trendy new spot, you can often do so without leaving your accommodations. These 10 bars prove that in L.A., hotels are not just for sleeping.

WEST Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Angeleno

Top 10 Los Angeles Bars With a View

04/27/2015

Ariana Shuris

Whether you’re staring out at a sunset over the Pacific or gazing at the skyline of Downtown Los Angeles, nothing beats a cool, refreshing drink with a view. The added ambiance that comes with a spectacular setting enhances the mood, a conversation between friends, and is the cherry on top of a delicious evening. Here are the top 10 Los Angeles bars with a view.

Strawberry Caipirinha at Fogo de Chão

Highlights of dineL.A. Happy Hour Week: April 27-May 1, 2015

04/16/2015

Discover Los Angeles

The first-ever dineL.A. Happy Hour Week is taking place Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, 2015. Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, dineL.A. Happy Hour Week features afternoon/evening and late-night happy hours at more than 135 restaurants and bars throughout L.A. County, including those that normally do not offer happy hour specials. Each restaurant and bar will showcase a selection of bar bites and drinks, with some offering exclusive items only available for dineL.A. guests during Happy Hour Week. Reservations are not necessary.

Following are highlights of the inaugural dineL.A. Happy Hour Week. Browse the full list of participating restaurants and bars, then start making plans to enjoy 5 Days of Happy: discoverlosangeles.com/dinela-los-angeles-happy-hour-week.

Ultrazone Laser Tag

A Walking Tour of Sherman Oaks

03/17/2015

Sarah Dandashy

Even though the San Fernando Valley is known as one of L.A.’s largest regions, there are local neighborhoods that are easily navigated and pedestrian friendly. The historic and upscale neighborhood of Sherman Oaks is one of those areas, especially along Ventura Boulevard, which one can explore on foot. Many of L.A.’s favorite restaurants and stores have Valley locations in Sherman Oaks, which is just “over the hill” from Bel-Air and Beverly Hills. Though it’s nice to come across familiar brands, there are numerous local gems that make Sherman Oaks truly a delight to explore on foot.

Guinness Ice Cream Sandwich at The Morrison

The Best Dishes with Guinness in Los Angeles

03/12/2015

Esther Tseng

Erin go bragh! There's no better time than St. Patrick's Day to toast with a pint of Guinness, the best selling alcoholic drink in Ireland and a liquid tradition that dates back to the late 1700s. But what about celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick with an actual feast that features the world's most famous dry stout? Quite a few places around L.A. have incorporated the beloved beer in their kitchens. Read on to find out some of the best dishes in Los Angeles that feature Guinness in their recipes.

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