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Celebrate the Holiday Season in Los Angeles

09/15/2012

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The holiday season is quickly approaching, and Los Angeles is a perfect place to celebrate. Join celebrities and local bands as they parade along Hollywood Boulevard during the Hollywood Christmas Parade taking place Thanksgiving Weekend. The Skirball Cultural Center is the site of the annual Hanukkah Family Festival where visitors of all faiths can learn more about the traditions that make up Hanukkah. Olvera Street, the site where the City of Los Angeles was founded, is the annual site of the Las Posadas procession, which reenacts the journey of Mary and Joseph as they searched for shelter in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. And be sure to celebrate Grinchmas with everyone’s favorite Grinch when Whoville comes to Universal Studios Hollywood.

Fashion's Night Out

09/15/2012

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On Sept. 6, shopping centers, department stores and boutiques all around Los Angeles celebrated the fashion industry by participating in the fourth annual Fashion’s Night Out, a worldwide shopping event created by Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. Lucky for visitors to Los Angeles, fashion can be found everyday in LA…especially at the Los Angeles Fashion District featuring the latest trends in fashion from LA’s up-and-coming designers. The LA Fashion District is comprised of more than 1,000 stores located in 90 blocks in Downtown Los Angeles. Some of the highlights are Santee Alley, The European Corridor, The Intersection and the Menswear District. You'll find everything from tuxedos to hip jeans to lingerie, so get ready for a shopping adventure. For a more “hands-on” shopping experience, download a shopping tour podcast, complete with commentary, music and the sounds of the LA Fashion District. Since it’s hard to know where to start when you have so much to choose from, make sure to download the Fashion District map.

The Best of L.A. in One Day

09/14/2012

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Hundreds of guidebooks and websites tell Los Angeles travelers the best places to visit, but for someone with just one day for an only-in-L.A. experience, here are some tips from locals when it comes to recreation, shopping, food and other activities.

Metro Public Art in Los Angeles: Art of the Purple Line

09/14/2012

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Los Angeles Metro’s public art showcases the city’s roots, providing visitors with an easy way to learn about various aspects of LA’s personality. Movies, culture, myth and architecture all appear in the public art works of L.A. Metro’s Purple Line, which runs from Union Station to Wilshire and Western. Take some time to explore, and see how public art in L.A. adds another dimension to the city’s art scene.

Must-See Galleries at the Downtown L.A. Art Walk

09/13/2012

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Every second Thursday of the month from noon to 10 p.m., art lovers gather for the Downtown Art Walk. Join in on the fun by taking a free self-guided tour of the area's hottest galleries, ranging from commercial art to nonprofit venues.

Art Masterpieces in Pasadena

09/13/2012

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L.A. is chock-full of world-class art museums, and art lovers will find it well worth their time to spend a day discovering the numerous artistic treasures of Pasadena. Here's a step-by-step guide to the famous works of art that can be found in the town's museums.

Exploring the Legendary Sunset Strip

09/13/2012

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The Sunset Strip, a stretch of Sunset Boulevard between Crescent Heights Boulevard and Doheny Drive, is one of LA’s most iconic neighborhoods. It was the setting for counterculture protests in the 1960s, rock and roll decadence in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and it exists today as a showcase for the good life, providing elegant hotel rooms, live music venues and fine restaurants.

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