Beach Cities / LAX (10)

Wild Eastern sea scallop crudo at Water Grill Santa Monica

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: Ocean Views

07/23/2015

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Situated along 75 miles of pristine coastline, the Beach Cities of Los Angeles offer excellent hotels with spectacular views, landmark attractions, family-friendly events and superb coastal cuisine. One of the best ways to discover the Beach Cities culinary scene is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected participating restaurants with great ocean views, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

Tim Kelly Lifeguard Memorial in Hermosa Beach

A Walking Tour of Hermosa Beach

04/05/2015

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

04/05/2015

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.

My LA to Z: Ludo Lefebvre

08/21/2013

Los Angeles Magazine

The French celebrity chef behind pop-up sensation LudoBites reveals his local surf spot, and the L.A. institution where he takes his wife for a double order of spicy penne with langoustines.

My LA to Z: Rob Lowe

08/20/2013

Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Marielle Wakim

The "Parks and Rec" show-stealer loves Los Angeles - "literally." Here he tells us where to find great custard pie, how to travel in style, and who the real celebs are in this town.

Discover San Pedro Car Free

04/11/2013

Discover Los Angeles

While San Pedro is part of the city of Los Angeles, a trip there would convince a visitor otherwise, as the harbor-front community offers a truly distinctive experience. With San Pedro (pronounced “PEE-dro”) annexed to L.A. in 1909, the Port of Los Angeles was dredged shortly thereafter, creating a thriving community of about 80,000 people comprised of a fascinating mix of Greek-, Mexican-, Irish-, Italian- and Croatian-Americans. Much of the L.A. Waterfront can be explored on foot or via the 1.5-mile Waterfront Red Car Line. The truly adventurous can opt for an excellent side trip to Catalina Island.

This full-day itinerary takes approximately six to eight hours if all stops are visited. You may want to set aside an entire day to enjoy the optional trip to Catalina Island. Skip stops if you are running low on time, or want to spend more time enjoying a particular point of interest.

Recommended Methods of Travel: Walking, Water Front Red Car
Total Distance: 5 miles. Distance Walking: 1.5 miles.

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Things to Do in Venice, California

03/07/2013

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From its world famous boardwalk and beautiful beach to the shopper’s paradise of Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice offers a unique and vibrant mix of activities and attractions. Read on to find out more about one of L.A.’s top neighborhoods.

Local's Guide to Venice Ocean Front Walk

10/24/2012

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No visit to LA is complete until you’ve had a chance to stroll the bizarre boardwalk known as Ocean Front Walk. Home to palm and tarot card readers, sand sculptors and collage artists, performance artists, street hustlers, buskers and bodybuilders, it’s one of the best places in Los Angeles for people watching.

Where to Surf in Los Angeles

10/15/2012

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Whether you’re getting on a board for the first time or you’re a seasoned rider searching for L.A.’s best breaks, there’s something for everyone. Beginners can learn how to surf with mellow, consistent waves, while experts can head toward the big stuff. No matter what level you’re at, you’ll want to check out these legendary L.A. surfing spots and dive into surf culture USA.

LA Beach Essentials

09/11/2012

Discover Los Angeles

Visiting LA beaches is a must on a trip to Los Angeles. But don't let the sun get the best of you. For those new to life on the beach, you'll need to know a few essentials.