Surfer at Leo Carrillo State Beach

Discover the Top 10 Surfing Spots in Los Angeles

10/05/2016

Discover Los Angeles

El Porto is exactly what you picture when you think “Southern California beach” - white sands, volleyball courts, and lots of sun-loving types on hot days. It’s a great spot to surf, especially in the fall and winter when bigger and more consistent swells roll in from the northwest. Summer, meanwhile, is good for beginners. There is a large parking lot, but it tends to fill up quickly so arrive early to snag a spot and hit the waves. According to Wagner, “Because it is so close to the airport, it’s a great place to go to catch a quick wave if you have an overnight flight with an L.A. layover, since it’s close by.”

Vijay Gupta at Echo Park Lake

Vijay Gupta: Building Community With Music

09/28/2016

Daniel Djang

Vijay Gupta, First Violin at the LA Phil, shares his favorite things about L.A., including playing in two world-class music venues, dining out, and overseeing the nonprofit music organization that he co-founded, Street Symphony.

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!

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