The Sanders House aka the "Thriller" House

Discover Michael Jackson's Los Angeles

07/29/2016

Lindsay Blake

Fans around the world will be celebrating Michael Jackson’s birthday on August 29. Born in Gary, Indiana, the legendary pop star, who passed away at age 50 on June 25, 2009, spent most of his life in Los Angeles. Read on for a list of ten L.A. spots where you can re-live magical moments from the King of Pop’s all too short life and honor the prolific legacy he left behind.

Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant

Go On Location: Star Trek Filming Locations in Los Angeles

07/26/2016

Lindsay Blake

Star Trek is turning 50! The franchise’s first export, The Original Series (TOS), first hit the small screen on Thursday, Sept. 8, 1966. It continued for three seasons, airing 79 episodes, before proceeding to launch a prolific legacy that includes six spin-offs (the latest, Star Trek: Discovery, premieres in 2017) and 13 feature films, most of which were shot in and around Los Angeles. Read on for a list of ten spots from the franchise, all of them tourist-friendly, easily accessible and inviting you to boldly go where Star Trek crews have gone before.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum peristyle

Go On Location: Los Angeles Sports Venues Starring in Movies & TV Shows

07/20/2016

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles has long had ties to the Summer Olympics, hosting the games in 1932 and 1984. The City of Angels is in the running to once again host the summer games - L.A. is one of the four candidate cities vying to host the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in 2024. The Los Angeles Olympic Bid proposes to utilize many of the city’s existing sports arenas. From baseball fields to football stadiums and ice rinks, L.A. is filled with world-class athletic venues. Not only have the spaces been the site of countless baskets, touchdowns, home runs and goals over the years, but virtually all of them have also appeared onscreen. Read on for a list of ten of the city’s most iconic athletic venues and the movies and television shows in which they have appeared.

The Best Pokémon Go Specials in Los Angeles

07/14/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Released in July 2016, Pokémon Go is a bonafide global phenomenon. The free-to-play, location-based augmented reality mobile game has captured the attention of players around the world, who experience their cities like never before. With its world-class attractions and spectacular scenery, Los Angeles is a Pokémon Go playground like no other. Read on for the best Pokémon Go specials in L.A.

Rendezvous Court at Millennium Biltmore

Go On Location: "Independence Day" Filming Locations in Los Angeles

06/21/2016

Lindsay Blake

“Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!” The immortal words, spoken by President Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman) before the climactic fight sequence at the end of Independence Day, rally his ragtag group of troops to save the world from alien invaders. In July, we not only celebrate our real life Independence Day, but also the film’s 20th anniversary. The movie hit the big screen on July 3, 1996, breaking several box office records in the process. Though it employed heavy special effects and elaborate sets, many of the locations that were featured are real. Shot across the U.S. in cities such as New York, New York and Wendover, Utah, several L.A. spots also made an appearance. Read on for eight Los Angeles locations from Independence Day.

The Bueller house from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Go On Location: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Filming Locations in Los Angeles

06/08/2016

Lindsay Blake

Life moves pretty fast! Case in point – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off turns 30 on June 11. John Hughes’ iconic tale of truant teen Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) originally hit theatres on June 11, 1986. Though it's set and largely filmed in Hughes’ beloved Illinois, the movie also made use of several Los Angeles locales. Read on for a list of 12 L.A. filming locations for Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

A special thank you to Michael Amundson and Owen Lockwood, who provided invaluable help in tracking down many of these locations.

Watts Towers

Watts Towers: The Story of an L.A. Icon

05/11/2016

Elina Shatkin

The Watts Towers are the vision of one man, an Italian immigrant who worked, with no outside help and only the most elemental tools, nearly every day for 34 years to build the world-famous monument.

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