Guido in L.A.

The Downtown Los Angeles Shopping Guide

09/18/2017

Liz Ohanesian

From discount fashion to high-end goods to vintage finds, the shopping scene in Downtown Los Angeles has you covered. Downtown L.A. is home to some of the city's best buys, thanks to shopping meccas like the Fashion District and Jewelry District. But Downtown's status as a hip neighborhood on the rise has brought in a host of newer retailers, too.

"Running Woman" from Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA

Five Places to Experience the Magic of Los Angeles

09/18/2017

Discover Los Angeles

For generations, Los Angeles has been a city of dreamers. More creatives live in L.A. than any city in history - they are the artists that inspire us, that make fantasy into reality, and will shape the skyline of this global metropolis into the next century. From a spectacular "waking dream" of Mexico to a museum of enlightenment, read on and discover five of the most magical places in Los Angeles.

Tasting room at Los Angeles Aleworks

Tap Into L.A.'s Second Wave Breweries

09/14/2017

Hope Ewing

In the past three years, countless local breweries with tasting rooms have popped up all over Los Angeles. The equation works again and again: an industrial space, visible fermentation tanks behind a friendly staffed bar, picnic tables, giant Jenga games, and food trucks parked outside. Throw in L.A.’s climate and you have a recipe for year-round, relaxed enjoyment of quality craft beer right from the source.

Pioneers such as Angel City, Smog City and Eagle Rock Breweries continue to serve up great beers in a fun atmosphere - they're still well worth a visit. The following breweries are continuing the tradition, bringing the neighborhood beer garden to Angelenos from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood

Get Ready for the Scariest Halloween Horror Nights Ever

09/13/2017

Discover Los Angeles

This year's Halloween Horror Nights features more mazes than ever, with eight terrifying experiences based on iconic films and acclaimed TV series, including "American Horror Story: Roanoke," Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," and "Ash vs Evil Dead."

Alchemy Works in the Arts District

The Guide to Shopping in the Arts District

09/06/2017

Liz Ohanesian

The Arts District wasn't always known as a shopping hub, but it's growing collection of retail outlets is attracting shoppers from near and far. Here, you'll find local boutiques and L.A. extensions of chic brands like Shinola and (Malin + Goetz) mixed with more alternative culture-minded shops. The bulk of the shopping is located either on 3rd Street or at One Santa Fe, but you'll also find a few hot spots off the beaten path.

Guerrilla Tacos Truck at Blacktop Coffee

The Best Places for a Quick Bite in the Arts District

09/06/2017

Liz Ohanesian

Dining in the Arts District isn't quite like any other neighborhood in Los Angeles. There isn't much in the way of fast food here. Instead, it's a hub for gastropubs and small chains with hip takes on classic grub. If you're up for trying something unusual - rattlesnake and rabbit sausage or avocado and strawberry sherbet - this is the place to go. Vegetarians and vegans will be delighted to find that there are multiple meal options here too.

The Public House at Angel City Brewery

Discover the Hidden Gems of the Arts District

09/05/2017

Liz Ohanesian

In some respects, the Arts District in Downtown L.A. is one big hidden gem. Save for the relatively recent addition of One Santa Fe, there's not much here that screams "Shop here!" or "Eat here!" Restaurants and stores are tucked away in old buildings. Parties happen inside former warehouse spaces. Signage is often easy to miss when you're busy staring at massive murals or stenciled sidewalks. In general, the Arts District takes more time to explore than other L.A. neighborhoods and it's big enough where you might want to split it up into multiple trips. While you're here, keep on the lookout for these local treasures.

"Octopus Frontlet" from "Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas" at the Getty Center

Celebrate the Launch of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

09/05/2017

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Celebrate the launch of "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA," an extraordinary collaboration with more than 70 Southern California cultural institutions participating in a vibrant and diverse array of exhibitions, public events and performances that explore Latin American and Latino art.

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