AHA 2012

There’s so much to do, even if you’re not counting the park’s vast collection of attractions that include live shows like “Fear Factor” and “Creature from the Black Lagoon." If you do somehow end up exhausting all of the park’s options, Universal CityWalk is right outside for movies, clubs and shopping.

Convention attendees can walk on the architecture side with LA Tourism's Downtown LA itinerary, which includes some of the city's most iconic and classic buildings.

Downtown Los Angeles has come a long way in a couple years. Sure there were great places to eat in Downtown before this recent renaissance. But the choices were limited. Not anymore. Great chefs and visionary restaurateurs have created a thriving dining scene in Downtown LA, and not just in the obvious pockets. Now deciding where to have lunch, dinner, even breakfast can be positively confounding, in a good way. Need guidance? You can’t go wrong with this list of a baker’s dozen favorites, a delicious mix of new kids and classics.

Los Angeles has a lot of glitz and glam, but that doesn’t mean you have to empty your wallet to visit the city’s top attractions.

LA is home to one of the country’s best public transportation networks, including subways, light-rail, buses and shuttles to just about every corner of the Greater Los Angeles area.


Many of Los Angeles’ most famous – or notorious – denizens are wealthy enough to have personal assistants do the rudimentary shopping for them, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t enough celebrities, stars and other recognizable folks doing their own shopping to make spotting them as much as a spectator sport as watching the Lakers at STAPLES Center or surveying the summer scene at Manhattan Beach.