Mariachi Plaza

Taking In the Culture of East Los Angeles


Javier Guillen

One of L.A.’s oldest neighborhoods, East Los Angeles has a lineage of culture that can be found in its shops, businesses, and community. No stranger to change, East L.A. has been the subject of recent transition. While community members have pushed to improve quality of life, they also stand on the front line protecting the neighborhood’s vibrant history and traditions. Quietly sporting some of the best restaurants (by far the best tacos), unique stores, budding businesses, and landmark locations, East L.A. is fundamental to the heritage of Los Angeles.

Olvera Street vendors

The Guide to Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles


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Olvera Street is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles, located in the oldest district of the city as part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. The colorful Mexican marketplace opened on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1930 following a preservation campaign that was spearheaded by Christine Sterling. Several of L.A.’s most historic buildings are located at Olvera Street, along with dozens of craft shops, restaurants and other businesses. Nearly two million annual visitors stroll the tree-shaded, brick-lined block. Read on and discover historic Olvera Street in Downtown L.A.

Mariano Di Vaio and Palm Trees

Mariano Di Vaio's L.A. Story


Mariano Di Vaio

Italian fashion blogger and model, Mariano Di Vaio, shared his L.A. story during a recent trip to the City of Angels. Accompanied by L.A.-based photographer, Kyle Huber, Mariano visited some of the city’s top attractions and sites.

The Broad museum, exterior view on Grand Avenue

Discover the Best of Los Angeles Fall 2015


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Contrary to popular belief, Los Angeles has four seasons and summer in L.A. isn’t actually endless. As the city transitions to the cooler temps and shorter days of fall, we preview the hottest openings, exhibits and special events taking place in L.A. from Labor Day Weekend through September and beyond.

Saroyan Stairs at Beachwood Canyon

Discover the Hidden Stairs of Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Most people associate stairs with function. For example, many staircases in Echo Park were built to assist Angelenos from Red Car stops to uphill homes. Now staircases bring people to city views and give people a no-cost exercise alternative to gyms and fitness studios. Read on and learn about 14 great staircases across L.A. County.

Discover the Landmark Houses of Los Angeles


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Los Angeles is known around the world for its masterpieces of residential architecture. Famous fans of these landmark designs include Ice Cube and Moby. From L.A.’s oldest house to Mid-Century Modern icons, discover some of the most famous houses in Los Angeles.

@sincerelyjules visits Venice Beach

@SincerelyJules Visits Venice Beach


Julie Sarinana

I recently teamed up with Discover Los Angeles for a little staycation in Venice Beach. I love everything about L.A. and feel so lucky anytime I get the chance to have adventures in my own city. Every time I take a staycation I fall more and more in love with Los Angeles.

Go On Location: "Made in Chelsea LA"


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On Monday, Aug. 10, British structured-reality television program Made in Chelsea kicked off its Los Angeles spin-off series. Made in Chelsea LA filmed on location throughout L.A. from May to July. Beginning with the spectacular city views in the premiere's opening sequence, Los Angeles will be as much a star of the six-episode series as the MiC cast members. Read on for Los Angeles locations featured in Episode One of Made in Chelsea LA.

Bradbury Building in Downtown L.A.

The Guide to the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles


Tanja Laden

There's a reason why one of Downtown L.A.'s most vibrant districts is called the Historic Core. Located between Hill and Main Streets and 1st and 9th Streets, this eclectic neighborhood showcases many of the things that originally put Los Angeles on the world stage, including lovely parks, ornate movie palaces and other architectural marvels. It's also where visitors can experience places that have helped contribute to L.A.'s more contemporary reputation as a food and arts destination. With no shortage of beautiful buildings, cutting-edge art galleries, trendy bars and gourmet restaurants, the Historic Core is where L.A.'s golden era meets modern times.