Tim Kelly Lifeguard Memorial in Hermosa Beach

A Walking Tour of Hermosa Beach


Sarah Dandashy

Hermosa Beach is located in the heart of the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Situated between Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, Hermosa is on the southern end of the 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail, aka The Strand. Besides oceanfront biking, there are many activities that make Hermosa a prime beach destination, including beach volleyball, surfing, paddle boarding and sandcastle building. The hub of the action in Hermosa is centered on Pier Avenue, filled with notable restaurants, coastal-cool shops and fun bars. Read our guide to discover all the great places that make Hermosa Beach special.

Manhattan Beach

A Walking Tour of Manhattan Beach


Sarah Dandashy

Renowned for some of the best surfing waves in Southern California and regarded as the birthplace of beach volleyball, Manhattan Beach is a real-deal beach community. Naturally a day in Manhattan Beach can easily be enjoyed by strolling along The Strand, setting up camp on the white sand and spending hours in the water. But with great shops, restaurants and activities peppered along Manhattan Beach Boulevard, there is so much more to explore on foot. Many Angelenos prefer Manhattan Beach because it's usually less crowded than other local beaches. Come for the day or stay for the weekend - Manhattan Beach is the ideal destination for an accessible beach getaway. Read on for our walking guide to Manhattan Beach.

Maui onion rings at Shaka Shack Burgers

The Best Onion Rings in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Whether they’re thick or thin, breaded or tempura battered, onion rings remain a classic side dish that is particularly popular at steakhouses and gastropubs. Learn about 10 of the best onion rings in Los Angeles, listed in alphabetical order.

Patio at Whiskey Red's

The Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Tour Groups


Discover Los Angeles

From Downtown L.A. to the Beach Cities, restaurants throughout Los Angeles are ready to host tour groups of any size. Whether it’s authentic Mexican cuisine in a 19th century building, or fresh seafood with spectacular waterfront views, here are some of the best restaurants in L.A. for tour groups.

Buttermilk fried chicken and waffle at Poppy + Rose

Top 10 Brunches in Los Angeles


Discover Los Angeles

Beautiful weather and some of the best chefs in the country make brunch in Los Angeles a tempting option any time of year. From classic brunch dishes like French toast and omelettes, to multicultural offerings like huevos rancheros and rice bowls, here are ten of the best brunches in L.A.

"The Vortex" at Exchange LA

Top 10 Dance Clubs in Los Angeles


Matt Schantz

The electronic music scene, nightlife and DJ culture in Los Angeles have come a long way in a relatively short time. Once the Wild West compared to New York's well-established nightclub culture, Los Angeles has long been known for warehouse parties, underground events and full-moon desert parties. The echoes of the 80s and 90s underground scene are still heard at Moontribe and secretive events in Downtown with ever-changing locations, but legitimate nightclubs that fully embraced electronic music had a ways to go. Then around 2000, the “super club” craze caught on like lightning in a bottle, captured at clubs like Giant and Spundae. The exposure was massive and the underground suddenly started bubbling to the surface. The after-effects are still being felt today, and the Los Angeles dance music scene has morphed into something strange, beautiful and vital. There are venues throughout the city where you can take part in the culture or just get your groove on and have a lost weekend. Read on for ten of L.A.’s best clubs for electronic music.

Venice Canals

Los Angeles Through a Chinese Lens: Part 2


Dan Shapiro

In this second part of our ongoing series, Discover Los Angeles dives further into the lives and experiences of five Mainland Chinese students currently enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC).