The Marvin Braude Bike Trail at Venice Beach

Three Days of Outdoor Adventure on the Westside of Los Angeles

09/20/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Your three-day outdoor itinerary begins at the Hotel Angeleno, rising 17 stories above Sunset Boulevard and the I-405. Poised at the crossroads of Westwood, Century City, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, the Hotel Angeleno is conveniently located near the Getty Center, Westwood Village, and the upscale shopping and destinations of Brentwood and Montana Avenue. The boutique hotel boasts panoramic views from the beach to Downtown L.A. and offers the penthouse level WEST Restaurant & Lounge.

Sunset ride at Sunset Ranch Hollywood

Family Friendly Outdoor Activities in Los Angeles

09/20/2016

Leslee Komaiko

Los Angeles is a great city for outdoor enthusiasts. Why not get the whole family outside this season? It’s hard for kids (not to mention mom and dad) to be attached to their screens if they are fishing for trout, climbing a mountain, or riding a horse. We’ve compiled a list of ten activities sure to deliver fresh air and quality family time.

Beach Yoga with Brad and Friends

Alterna-Yoga in Los Angeles: Seeking Something a Little Different

09/13/2016

Shawna Kenney

Take advantage of the pleasant year-round weather and take a class outside. There’s nothing like doing tree pose under palm trees, surrounded by hummingbirds and the occasional stare of a groundhog. The instructors at Runyon Canyon Yoga have been offering three classes per day (paid by donation) for over ten years to a diverse bunch of students. All body types, levels and modes of dress welcome (some people roll up in jeans). Bring your own mat. Snacks and water available by donation on the honor system at base of the hill.

Best way to see the Hollywood Sign upside down? Try the Friday morning 8 a.m. class at Barnsdall Art Park, right in front of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. Offered by donation by actor/Yoga Journal cover model/longtime yoga instructor Lauren Peterson, it’s the best deal in town with a breathtaking view of the Hollywood Hills and Peterson’s dog Koko, who does downward facing dog at the end of every class on command—in Sanskrit!

Breaching whale at LA Whale Watching

Three Days of Adventure in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles

09/09/2016

Discover Los Angeles

As an adventurous traveler in the know, you’re onto the fact that some of the best beach spots are a little more hidden — think Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo. Here’s the best way to enjoy a fun-packed three day weekend at L.A.'s beautiful Beach Cities.

CicLAvia riders on Broadway in Downtown L.A.

Discover the Best of Los Angeles Fall 2016

09/08/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Contrary to popular belief, Los Angeles has four seasons and summer in L.A. isn’t actually endless. As the city transitions to the cooler temps and shorter days of fall, we preview the hottest openings, exhibits and special events taking place in L.A. from September and beyond.

Frontside Air at Venice Beach Skatepark

Drop Into the Top Five Skateparks in Los Angeles

09/08/2016

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In the 70s, Dogtown surfers and legendary skateboarders like Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta — both Z-Boys — brought the sport to the next level with revolutionary new styles and edgy tricks, and were among the first to introduce skating in empty pools. During the late 70s and 80s, skateboarding continued to evolve, and skateboard businesses, like Powell Peralta began.

Pavilion at the Garden of Flowing Fragrance

Celebrate Chinese Culture in Los Angeles During Golden Week

09/07/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Founded in 1938, Chinatown’s Central Plaza by day is a gathering place for the elders in the neighborhood, whether it’s for a game of chess or a sweet bun and tea from Phoenix, the area’s oldest bakery. By night, the statue of martial arts star Bruce Lee watches over the 1930s era facades, while art galleries host openings, bustling new restaurants serve the latest dishes and live music serenades visitors.

Cinespia at Hollywood Forever

Hollywood Forever: The Story of an L.A. Icon

09/06/2016

Elina Shatkin

Hollywood Forever's charms are somewhat hidden. Drive by and you might barely notice it, unless you're trying to make your way past the line of cars snaking out onto Santa Monica Boulevard some Saturday night. (More on that later.) Tucked off of a busy stretch a few blocks east of Vine Street, it's easily accessible by bus. Visitors can tour the grounds for free from Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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