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Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, so it’s no surprise that there are spectacular Fourth of July events taking place throughout the city. From Independence Day concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and the Rose Bowl, to sporting events at Dodger Stadium and StubHub Center, read on for our guide to the best places in L.A. to celebrate America’s 240th birthday. All events take place on Monday, July 4 unless otherwise noted.
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Pizza is the perfect comfort food - it’s easy to eat, hearty, oozing with gooey cheese and often customizable with a bevy of tempting toppings. But pizza is many things to many people, from thin-crust, New York-style to deep-dish Chicago pies and chewy, traditional Neapolitan versions. Any way you slice it, narrowing a list of top pizzas down to just 10 places is no easy task, especially considering the growing number of high-quality restaurants. That said, here is our guide to the best pizzas in Los Angeles.
L.A. is the U.S. city with the most donut shops, meaning it can be tricky to sift through the river of deep-fried rings. Clearly, Angelenos have displayed serious commitment to doughnuts (aka donuts), which originated in the 19th Century. Cake Monkey Bakery and Donut Snob also wholesale great donuts to different coffeehouses, but we’re more focused on a baker’s dozen of L.A. places where you can find destination donuts on a regular basis.
Discover Los Angeles
Los Angeles has a long history of acceptance and groundbreaking advancements in the LGBT movement, including the world’s first LGBT parade in 1970. LA’s vibrant and active LGBT community celebrates LA PRIDE in West Hollywood every June. In honor of LA PRIDE, Out & About Tours, Hollywood’s first and only gay tour company, has created an itinerary that explores Los Angeles through the lens of LA’s LGBT history. And to go even further against stereotypes, this exclusive tour is a car-free itinerary.
Recommended Methods of Travel: Metro Rail, Walking
Total Distance: 24.5 miles
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Every week, tens of thousands of people descend on Santa Monica to enjoy the inviting beach, bike path, pier, mountains, and of course the food. SaMo has long been a culinary trendsetter, and now boasts several classics, including Michael’s Restaurant, Chinois on Main and Valentino. The farmers market, which dates to 1981, of course helps to supply surrounding eateries with the most current produce. Here are 15 of our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica.