Places to Visit in California


From sunny beaches to glamorous city lights, Los Angeles has something for everyone. See some of the best places to visit in California, right here in LA.

Hidden Gems in Santa Monica


Esther Tseng

Named one of the Top 10 Beach Cities in the World by National Geographic, Santa Monica is one of LA’s most popular destinations for domestic and international visitors alike. Beat the crowds and go on a trek less-traveled to some of the hidden gems in sunny Santa Monica. Included are historical structures with incredible backstories, as well as cultural bastions of Santa Monica life today. You'll enjoy getting to know the real city by the beach by visiting these places.

What’s Hot


Los Angeles Tourism

Home to some of the finest flea markets in the world, Los Angeles has added yet another eclectic marketplace and this time in Downtown Los Angeles. Located in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles, Downtown Flea is made up of up to 400 local indie designers and crafts people, emphasizing unique vintage, collectible and antique dealers. For those who would rather fly than drive, the Downtown Flea even features a helicopter landing pad located on top of its adjacent parking structure. The Downtown Flea takes place on the last Sunday of each month. It runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in four open-air parking lots on Spring Street, Broadway and Main Street, between 2nd and 3rd streets. Entry is $5 at 246 S. Spring St.  For more information, visit 

Fall 2013 Happenings


Los Angeles Tourism

Home to some of the entertainment industry’s best horror innovators, it’s no surprise that LA creates bone-chilling Halloween events like no other city

Car Free LA Hotel Packages


Los Angeles Tourism

Four LA hotels are partnering with the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board to offer travel packages inspired by the city’s newly launched “Car Free LA” program.

Fall Arts


Los Angeles Tourism

The celebration of culture in Los Angeles reaches to new heights this fall with monumental anniversaries, special exhibitions and a museum deal that makes this season the perfect time for art-loving travelers to visit the city.

The Best Restaurants in West Hollywood


Leslee Komaiko

Measuring just under two square miles, West Hollywood (aka WeHo to locals) is one of L.A.’s most popular and vibrant districts. Several notable dining spots, including Lucques, Sweet Lady Jane and Madeo, fall just outside its boundaries. But WeHo proper is jam-packed with excellent restaurants: classics like Dan Tana’s, new kids like Connie & Ted’s, edgy hole-in-the-walls such as Night + Market and glossy lookers such as Fig & Olive. The West Hollywood dining scene has it all, and here are some of our favorite restaurants.