Pennywise the Dancing Clown from "It"

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood: Horror Made Here

09/21/2017

Discover Los Angeles

As part of the expanded offerings, Horror Made Here will include the Neibolt House from the wildly popular The IT Experience: Neibolt House Hollywood, which is moving to the Warner Bros. Studio backlot as part of this special Halloween seasonal event.

Skyslide au OUE Skyspace

Discover Hidden Gems in Downtown Los Angeles

09/20/2017

Liz Ohanesian

There are hidden gems amidst the skyscrapers and bustling crowds of Downtown L.A. Some of these places might even escape the attention of locals. Others are well-known destinations that house secret spots to find art, culture or adventure. None of them should be missed on your tour of Downtown Los Angeles.

September 2017 News & Notes

09/20/2017

Discover Los Angeles

L.A. Tourism shared new visitation forecasts and tourism data with more than 700 local hospitality partners and business leaders at the organization’s fifth annual Market Outlook Forum last month. Among the highlights, visitation to Los Angeles is expected to set a new record in 2017 with more than 48.2 million total visitors, an increase of 1.9% from the previous record-setting year. Total visitor spend in 2016 is projected to eclipse $22.6 billion, an increase of 3.4% from last year.

Special guest speakers included Roger Dow, president & CEO of U.S. Travel Association; William Chun, deputy mayor of economic development for Mayor Garcetti; Deborah Flint, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports; and Phillip A. Washington, CEO of Metro. L.A. Tourism’s executive team also highlighted its global sales and marketing plans for the upcoming year.

L.A. Tourism thanks the host venue, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, as well as all our sponsors, Ctrip, American Airlines, American Express, MBuy, Westfield, Los Angeles Magazine, Expedia Booking.com and Primary Color for helping us put on a wonderful event.

OUE Skyspace

Discover OUE Skyspace

09/20/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Perched nearly 1,000 feet above Downtown Los Angeles on top of the US Bank Tower, OUE Skyspace LA offers unobstructed 360-degree views from the Hollywood Sign to the California coastline, guaranteed to give guests the experience of a lifetime.

Bob's Big Boy in Burbank

Bob's Big Boy: The Story of an L.A. Icon

09/19/2017

Elina Shatkin

Architect Wayne McAllister was inspired by the Space Age, World's Fair pavilions and roadside dining culture when he designed the building. Large, curving windows contrast with sharp angles, incorporating elements of Streamline Moderne and Midcentury Modernism. McAllister also mixed the practical with the eye-popping. The 70-foot-tall neon sign, which made it easy for drivers to see the coffee shop from the road, was so distinctive it helped build the Bob's Big Boy brand. McAllister designed many popular restaurants including The Smoke House in Burbank and several circular drive-ins, all of which are now gone. He was also responsible for several early Las Vegas casinos including The Sands, The Desert Inn and The Fremont.

Pork longganisa at RiceBar

The Budget Friendly Dining Guide to Downtown L.A.

09/19/2017

Liz Ohanesian

From large food courts to tiny takeout spots, the Downtown Los Angeles food scene is wide-ranging and eclectic. The offerings span generations, from classic local joints to trendy dessert spots. The options are global - you can find everything from Filipino rice bowls to Salvadoran pupusas. The best part is that dining out in Downtown L.A. doesn't have to hurt your wallet. Read on for 11 places where you can get some good grub at budget-friendly prices.

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