Hidden Gems in Century City

04/07/2014

Esther Tseng

Century City originated as the backlot of 20th Century Fox. With the advent of television representing tough competition for the studio and a budget for the movie Cleopatra spiraling out of control, the studio sold portions of its backlot to Alcoa Inc. and William Zeckendorf with the option to lease 75 acres back.

Welton Becket - who designed landmarks such as the Capitol Records building, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and the Cinerama Dome - as well as other architects were hired to develop a masterplan for the brand new commercial and residential city-within-a-city, using aluminum for high rises. The city was designed with pedestrian bridges and wide boulevards to ease crowding. Today, Century City is a center of business and commerce in Los Angeles, so it can be easy to overlook the public places worth visiting. Read on and discover 10 hidden gems in Century City.

A Two-Day Itinerary of Los Angeles Nightlife

03/14/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Daytime in Los Angeles serves up sunny beaches, rolling golf courses, and the hike-inspiring Santa Monica Mountains. But when night falls, another side of the city awakens. This is when the town comes alive with dining, music, clubbing, and much more. Get ready for L.A. after hours with this two-night itinerary.

Gay Los Angeles: Romantic Dining

03/14/2014

Frontiers LA

It's time for your romantic L.A. getaway - you’ve got the roses, you’ve got the chocolates, you’ve got your lucky pair of undies on - now it’s time to figure out your dinner plans. We’ve put together a special evening just for you, starting with champagne and ending with cupcakes. Anything that comes in between (or after) is just a bonus.

A Three-Day Los Angeles Itinerary for the Entire Family

03/10/2014

Discover Los Angeles

A day at Universal Studios Hollywood is just one of L.A.’s family-friendly experiences. The city is ready to fulfill fantasies for young and old with enchanting forays into the worlds of the Old West, exotic jungle creatures, and Hollywood movie magic.

Top Ten Things You Must Do in Los Angeles

03/05/2014

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles offers endless options for memorable experiences for visitors and locals alike. Whether it’s visiting a quiet museum, or attending a boisterous ball game, there are always interesting attractions and exciting events taking place throughout L.A. Read on for ten iconic activities that you must do when you’re in Los Angeles.

A Romantic Two-Day Getaway in Los Angeles

03/05/2014

Los Angeles Magazine

A little bit of romance can be found around every corner of Los Angeles, from its dramatic mountains that tumble into the ocean to its city streets lined with swaying palms. The best spots for stealing kisses? Here are two full days of them.

Hidden Gems in the Westside of Los Angeles: Part 2

03/01/2014

Esther Tseng

The area of Los Angeles known as the Westside encompasses a diverse range of multicultural, historic and luxury neighborhoods. In this second part of our guide to the Westside, we cover Brentwood to Westwood and Little Osaka, including hidden gems of culture, history, shopping and nature.

Hidden Gems in the San Fernando Valley

12/23/2013

Esther Tseng

To the north of the Los Angeles Basin lies the San Fernando Valley, a bastion of suburban living with network and movie studios, parks, art galleries, shopping centers, sushi restaurants, theme parks and much more. Often referred to simply as "The Valley," it's a good idea to go beyond the stereotypes and visit a few lesser-known attractions to get a more intimate picture of the 260 square-mile region. We’ve gathered some great locations that fly under the radar in dining, recreation and culture, so you can get a good feel for what The Valley is really all about.