Nobu Malibu

The Best Restaurants with a View in Los Angeles

06/17/2015

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Nothing quite tops off a great meal better than a spectacular view. There’s just something about the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean or the twinkling of city lights that sets the perfect tone for a light lunch or an evening out. The organic ambiance of a breathtaking sight truly enhances one’s dining experience and adds a touch of sophistication to any date or casual outing. Here are Los Angeles restaurants worth seeking out, even if it’s only just to take in the beautiful views.

Hiking in Los Angeles: L.A.'s Best Trails

12/31/1969

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  • Trail: Runyon Canyon Loop
  • Distance: About 3 miles round-trip
  • Special Feature: The views at Cloud’s Rest, the off-leash policy for dogs and the occasional celebrity sighting
  • Getting There: From Hollywood Blvd., head north on Fuller Ave. Park at the end of Fuller (free parking) and enter the well-marked park. Take the trail to the right and complete the loop counterclockwise. (VIEW MAP)

By no means is this hike a wilderness experience, so if you’re looking for solitude, you might want to try other trails. On the other hand, this is a great hike for people-watching, and it gives beginning hikers a chance to check out the Hollywood Hills and the amazing views at the trail summit, known as Cloud’s Rest. Whether you’re wearing the latest hiking gear or just sneakers and sun hats, this is a fun hike highlighted by million dollar mansions and priceless views of the Hollywood Sign, the Sunset Strip and the L.A. Basin.

100 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

06/13/2014

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Here it is, folks! Our list of 100 absolutely free things to do in Los Angeles, the city where arts and culture, attractions, activities, health and beauty, concerts and recreation come free of charge. Why spend anything at all when you can see so much of LA for a whopping $0.

Mulholland Drive

Scenic Drives in Los Angeles

04/07/2014

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In Los Angeles, driving is more than just a way to get from point A to point B - it's a way of life. Read our guide to L.A.'s most scenic drives, including a cruise on Mulholland Drive with comedian Jay Leno.

Surfer at Leo Carrillo State Beach

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.

100 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles: Free Activities

10/12/2012

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Free activities here and free activities there! Wherever you look, L.A.'s got your budget covered. The first installment of 100 free things to do in Los Angeles is to get out there and do stuff. So what are you waiting for? Discover L.A. today.

Union Station

Los Angeles Movie Locations

10/12/2012

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From classic films to the latest blockbusters, Los Angeles has provided generations of directors an amazing variety of movie locations.