April 2013 (45)

Pet-Friendly Hotels in Los Angeles: Something to Bark About

04/18/2013

Esther Tseng

When it comes to traveling with your pet, Los Angeles pet-friendly hotels offer you and your furry family members the best amenities and service around. For some visitors, it may be enough to check out a hotel's pet deposit and corresponding policy. For more detailed information, read our guide to the amenities and services offered at L.A.’s pet-friendly hotels, a wide range of experiences for travelers and their best friends.

The Hottest Hotel Pools in Los Angeles

04/15/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Here in Los Angeles, pools are an art form, and the hotels on this list are going way beyond swimming laps. With L.A.'s perpetual sunshine and mild year-round climate, swimming pools are attractive destinations no matter when you visit.

You need to be a hotel guest if you want to take a dip in many of these pools, but some welcome non-guests who just want to enjoy the atmosphere.

Discover San Pedro Car Free

04/11/2013

Discover Los Angeles

While San Pedro is part of the city of Los Angeles, a trip there would convince a visitor otherwise, as the harbor-front community offers a truly distinctive experience. With San Pedro (pronounced “PEE-dro”) annexed to L.A. in 1909, the Port of Los Angeles was dredged shortly thereafter, creating a thriving community of about 80,000 people comprised of a fascinating mix of Greek-, Mexican-, Irish-, Italian- and Croatian-Americans. Much of the L.A. Waterfront can be explored on foot or via the 1.5-mile Waterfront Red Car Line. The truly adventurous can opt for an excellent side trip to Catalina Island.

This full-day itinerary takes approximately six to eight hours if all stops are visited. You may want to set aside an entire day to enjoy the optional trip to Catalina Island. Skip stops if you are running low on time, or want to spend more time enjoying a particular point of interest.

Recommended Methods of Travel: Walking, Water Front Red Car
Total Distance: 5 miles. Distance Walking: 1.5 miles.

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Discover L.A.'s Museum Row & WeHo Car Free

04/11/2013

Discover Los Angeles

A trip to Museum Row and West Hollywood (aka WeHo) provides a true feast for the senses, including art, architecture, history, shopping, dining and nightlife. All it takes for some instant gratification is either a rather long walk or a short local bus ride. This full-day itinerary takes approximately six to eight hours if all stops are visited. Skip stops if you are running low on time, or want to spend more time enjoying a particular point of interest.

Recommended Methods of Travel: DASH Bus, Walking
Total Distance: 5 miles. Walking Distance: 3.5 miles.

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Discover Downtown Los Angeles Car Free

04/11/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles is home to some of the city’s most famous cultural attractions, from “the world’s shortest railway” to iconic architecture and historic museums. Here’s a car free tour of Downtown L.A. that will fully immerse visitors in the heart of this spectacular metropolis.

This full-day itinerary takes approximately six to eight hours if all stops are visited. Skip stops if you are running low on time, or want to spend more time enjoying a particular point of interest. For those who include the optional Exposition Park tour, this itinerary may be expanded to two days, in order to fully experience every museum.

Recommended Methods of Travel: Walking, Metro
Total Distance: 1.5 miles. Distance Walking: .75 miles.

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Discover Los Angeles Music Car Free

04/11/2013

Discover Los Angeles

In addition to being the world’s movie-making capital, Los Angeles can also stake a claim to being one of the world’s great music cities, serving as the epicenter for everything from West Coast jazz to surf music and the singer-songwriter movement. L.A. has also made an indelible impact on the funk, punk, hip-hop and EDM genres. Covering all that musical ground in a day without wheels is a challenge, but an intrepid explorer can check out many of the city’s most famous music-related sites with a little creativity and an ear to the street.

From WeHo and Hollywood to Downtown, explore ten of L.A.'s most famous music sites with our car-free walking tour. This full-day itinerary takes approximately six to eight hours if all stops are visited. Skip stops if you are running low on time, or want to spend more time enjoying a particular point of interest.

Recommended Methods of Travel: Metro Bus & Rail, Walking
Total Distance: 13 miles. Distance Walking: 4 miles

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Discover Multicultural Downtown L.A. Car Free

04/10/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Some of the best experiences in Los Angeles are by way of some its multicultural enclaves, such as Olvera Street, Chinatown and Little Tokyo. Here’s a car-less tour of these districts that offers a virtual trek around the globe but leaves the gas tank full.

This half-day itinerary takes a minimum of five hours and calls for a lot of city walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Skip stops if you are running low on time, or want to spend more time enjoying a particular point of interest.

Recommended Methods of Travel: Metro, Walking
Total Distance: 1.7 miles. Distance Walking: 1.2 miles

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Discover the Beach Cities Car Free

04/10/2013

Discover Los Angeles

No place conveys the healthy lifestyle often associated with Los Angeles more than the area’s coastal communities. So it’s only natural that a one-day tour of the beach cities of Santa Monica and Venice would be of the human-powered variety, with no motors required. Here’s a local itinerary that can be completed by bike, on foot or even on skateboard.

Allow a minimum of six hours walking, or three hours biking, for this day-long coastal itinerary. Essentials include comfortable shoes/sandals, sunscreen and occasional water breaks.

Recommended Methods of Travel: Walking or Biking
Total Distance: 5.6 miles. Distance Walking or Biking: 5.6 miles

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Andrew Zimmern's Los Angeles

04/10/2013

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern is a two-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer and teacher. The globe-trotting host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern recently led an expert panel of celebrity foodies to create the list of 100 nominees for the 2013 Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards. Now through April 30, 2013, the public is invited to vote for the Munchies here.

Find out some of Andrew Zimmern’s favorite places to eat and stay in Los Angeles.

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