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The Biggest and Best 4th of July Events in LA...
Looking for the best way to celebrate the 4th of July in Los Angeles? Here are dozens of July 4th celebrations from the LA Valley to Orange County including parades, festivals, and of course fireworks!
29 Fun Things to Do in Hollywood
For the true Hollywood experience, give in to the kitsch and plan to do some of these classic things to do in Hollywood as well as the best new attractions.
20 Reasons to Get Excited About Visiting...
Downtown Los Angeles is in the midst of a renaissance, making it a magnet for hipsters, but also expanding the number of attractions to draw visitors to the area. Here are my recommendations for things to do in Downtown Los Angeles from historic sites, museums and live theatre to sporting events and night life.
Visiting Los Angeles on a Budget? 30+ Fun Free...
Griffith Observatory has a great view of Downtown LA, the Hollywood Sign and the stars above.
Your Guide to Getting TV Show Tickets in Los...
Information on how to get TV show tickets and attend a taping in Los Angeles, as well as which companies have tickets to which TV shows at which studios.
Get Your Bucket List Ready! The MEGA-Guide to...
The best, most comprehensive guide to things to do in Los Angeles, CA. There are so many activities to choose from that it can be hard to decide what to do in LA. This comprehensive guide organizes hundreds of attractions, activities and events into easy-to-navigate categories. It includes all the famous things you've heard of doing in LA and a whole bunch of cool options you might not have.
The 25 Most Romantic Things to Do in Los Angeles
Assuming you have a romantic partner with whom to experience all that Los Angeles has to offer, LA can be one of the most romantic places on the planet. Here are 25 ideas to spark the romance in LA.
Summer Concert Series bring outdoor music to...
There are tons of Summer Concert Series Around Los Angeles, many of them free. Here are over two dozen of the best outdoor summer concert series at parks, plazas, museums, shopping centers and other venues across LA.
Photo Tour: 75 Miles of Los Angeles Beaches
The best, most complete guide to Los Angeles area beaches, from the most famous to the most obscure, including photos, descriptions, allowed activities and parking options. Find the best beach for people watching, surfing, kiteboarding, avoiding crowds and much more.
Beaches in Long Beach, CA
A guide to all the different beaches in Long Beach, CA with photos, descriptions, parking, amenities and activities at each beach.
36+ Fun Things to Do on the Waterfront and...
Your guide to fun things to do in Long Beach, California, from famous attractions to local historic sites and annual events.
Tips for Driving in LA Without Losing Your Sanity
Los Angeles has some unique driving customs. Here are some tips for Driving in Los Angeles so you don't stand out as a tourist.
6 Top Indoor Shopping Malls in Los Angeles
While Los Angeles has some great outdoor shopping areas and shopping districts, there are still many indoor malls worth visiting. Here are six of the best.
21 Things to Do Near Disneyland California
Orange County attractions and things to do in or near Anaheim, CA within half an hour of Disneyland California
Get the Most of Your LA Vacation with this Step...
A Step by Step Guide to Planning Your Los Angeles Vacation from deciding what to see and do to choosing a hotel and navigating the city.
Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year with...
Some years Summer Solstice is celebrated in Los Angeles in grand ways, other years the event passes with less fanfare. Here are some of the events that you can participate in this year for a shared Summer Solstice experience in LA.
Photo Op! The Best Hollywood Sign Views
A Guide to the best places to see and photograph the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, CA
Your Hassle-Free Planner for Visiting Universal...
Guide to visiting Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA including location, tickets, deals and ride guide
All You Need to About Know Changing Money in...
Currency exchange options in Los Angeles. Tips on using and changing money in Los Angeles for foreign visitors. Where to change money in LA.
The 10 Best Museums in Los Angeles
If you only have time to see a few museums of the hundred plus that are available, these are the most renowned of museums in Los Angeles.
The Top Theme Parks to Visit While You're in...
A Guide to the Best Theme Parks for kids, teens and adults in Los Angeles and Southern California
Road Trip! Top 15 Short Distance Getaways from LA
One of the great things about Los Angeles is that it is situated near so many other sights worth visiting, so road trips and getaways from LA are abundant. Whether you're visiting and want to see more of the area or a local wanting a change of scenery, here are 14 of my favorite short road trips from LA that can be done as a day trip, an over-nighter or a long weekend.
See the Most of LA in 1 Day with This Turn by...
There is so much to see and do in Los Angeles. This one day Los Angeles itinerary is a driving tour that takes you through the highlights from Hollywood to Venice Beach in one day.
The Most Beautiful Public Gardens in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Botanic Gardens - Gardens in Los Angeles - The Most Beautiful Gardens in Los Angeles
Greek Culture is Alive and Dancing at These LA...
A guide to the many Greek Festivals in Southern California from Los Angeles and Orange County to Palm Desert and San Diego. These events celebrate Greek culture through food, music, dance, arts and crafts.
Visit Los Angeles Museums for Free
A list of Los Angeles Museums with free admission days
San Pedro CA Photo Tour
The top things to do when visiting San Pedro, CA or cruising from the Port of Los Angeles
Hollywood Bowl: LA's Landmark Outdoor Concert...
Guide to Visiting the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA for outdoor concerts in summer or as a Hollywood landmark year round.
From Parks to Pirates: The 9 Best Kids'...
A guide to tons of great activities to do with kids when visiting Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles may be better known for Hollywood glitz, crazy nightlife and out of control celebrities, but if I itemized every one, there are literally hundreds of things to do with kids in Los Angeles.
Need a Laugh? Check Out the Top 16 Comedy Clubs...
Here are the clubs where the already famous, soon-to-be famous and wannabe famous comics are ready to make you laugh in Los Angeles.
Where to Stay in LA: Your Guide to Hotels...
The most important factor in choosing a hotel for your visit to Los Angeles is location. Here's a guide to each area of Los Angeles with hotel information.
The 11 Most Popular Things to Do in Los Angeles
There are so many things to do in Los Angeles that it can be hard to choose. Start with these popular LA attractions based on annual number of visitors.
The Most Selfie-Worthy Landmarks in LA
Want to get a selfie in front of the most famous landmarks in LA? Start with this list of the most famous and recognizable landmarks and iconic photo opportunities in Los Angeles with information about where to find them and how to see them.
Go Ahead, Try Riding the LA Metro. It's Easy!...
Metro has introduced a new fare structure as of September 15, 2014. At first it looks like an increase, since the base fare has gone up, but eliminating the need to pay for every segment of a trip actually makes it more economical for people who have to change trains or transfer between trains and buses. So the cost for a trip from Hollywood to downtown went from $1.50 to $175, but the cost for a trip from Long Beach to Pasadena via Downtown LA went from $4.50 to $1.75. Additional supplements still apply for Metro Silver Line and Express buses.
Top Architectural Sights in Los Angeles
A guide to the most interesting architectural landmarks in Los Angeles and the best ways to visit them.
Can You Save on LA Attractions with the Go Los...
Go Los Angeles Card includes admission to over 30 top Los Angeles theme parks, museums and attractions for a flat rate. See the breakdown of whether it will save money for the things you want to do and see sample itineraries for maximizing savings.
Visiting Disneyland? Find Headache-Saving Tips...
Tips on what to wear and take with you to Disneyland. Page 3.
Cool Off at these Southern California Water Parks
Southern California Water Parks - Los Angeles Water Parks
Explore by Day or Spend the Night at the...
Queen Mary Visitors Guide - everything you need to know about visiting the Queen Mary Ship Attraction and Hotel in Long Beach, CA
See Stars- In the Sky - at LA's Griffith...
Visitors Guide to the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA
How to Choose Which of 5 LA Airports to Fly Into
Los Angeles has four other area airports that you could fly into in addition to LAX. Which one is the best choice depends on a number of factors.
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Los Angeles in the Summer
Summer is a great time to visit Los Angeles with certain advantages you don't find at other times of the year. There may be more tourists, but there's also a lot more to do and a lot more hours of daylight to get it all done.
Disneyland Ticket Options Can Be Confusing....
An overview of what kinds of tickets and ticket packages are available for Disneyland and Disney California adventure and where to buy tickets to get the best deal for you.
Shakespeare Under the Sun and Stars All Summer...
Your guide to the many Shakespeare in the park programs and other Summer Theatre Festivals around Los Angeles, CA
Dining with the Most Amazing Views in Los Angeles
There are a variety of criteria that make a restaurant romantic. In addition to the requisite intimate tables, these are the most romantic Restaurants with a stunning view in Los Angeles.
Aquarium of the Pacific Visitors Guide
A guide to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA including an overview of what there is to see and do and how to make the most of your visit.
Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Los Angeles
Top 10 Myths and Misconceptions about Los Angeles - things people believe about LA that are (mostly) untrue.
Best Places to Party in Downtown Long Beach, CA
The best Nightclubs, Dance Clubs and Bars in Downtown Long Beach, CA
The Most Romantic Things to Do in Orange County
Whether you're planning a Valentine's Day surprise, an anniversary celebration or just an especially romantic date, here are a variety of ways to share a romantic day or evening with your special someone in Orange County.
From Hippy Beach to Celeb Shopping: Things to...
Venice is known as a haven for creative types. Here are the top attractions to see while strolling through the district's eclectic and bohemian boardwalk.
Top 11 Free Things to Do in Orange County
If you're on a tight budget, there are lots of things you can do in Orange County for free, whether your tastes range to the great outdoors or more refined pleasures.
The 3 Best Couples' Spas in Los Angeles
Best Couples Spas in Los Angeles - Most Romantic Couples Spas in Los Angeles
Shopping is a Sport at these Top 10 OC Retail...
Shopping is a competitive sport in Orange County. If you want to sharpen your skills, here are the best places to shop in the OC.
Explore Miles of LA and OC Beaches with Bikes...
Here are some places you can rent bikes along the beach in Los Angeles and Orange County from Santa Monica to Laguna Beach. Many of them also rent skates, surreys and other equipment.
9 Best Dance Clubs in Los Angeles
For those willing to stay out late, there are places to go dancing around Los Angeles every night of the week. Here are some of the best in LA.
A Car Buff's Guide to Los Angeles
LA Car Culture - A collection of Los Angeles attractions, activities and resources of interest to fans of cars and driving.
Grand Performances
Grand Performances Free Summer Concerts at California Plaza
How to Get around LA: Your Guide to LAX and...
Whether you're looking for airport transportation, or trying to figure out how to navigate the city, I've got you covered with a variety of options to choose from, including rental cars, limos, shuttles, shared transportation, taxi, Metro or bus...
Mountain Wilderness and Urban Attractions in...
A photo tour of all the attractions and things to do at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA
6 A-List Los Angeles Nightclubs You Probably...
There are so many night clubs to choose from in Los Angeles. Here are some of the top nightclubs for hanging with the Los Angeles A-List.
LACMA - LA's Encyclopedic Museum of Art and...
Los Angeles County Museum of Art is LA's most encyclopedic museum covering the history of art and civilization around the world. Get tips on visiting, hours, admission, parking and more...
What Should You Do If You're in an Earthquake?
Earthquake safety - What to Do During an Earthquake
Hollywood & Highland:The Heart of Hollywood...
Hollywood & Highland is the Heart of Hollywood where movie iconography and kitsch museums rub elbows with the stars and star seekers.
LA Boat Tours
A Guide to LA boat tours and cruises, whale watching, harbor tours, dinner, brunch and party cruises and more water tours around Los Angeles and Orange County.
Retail Shopping Guide to LA's Fashion District
Your guide to retail shopping in the Los Angeles Fashion District in Downtown LA, including the famous Santee Alley and finding designer sample sales.
The California Science Center
The California Science Center in Los Angeles is a top science museum with plenty of activities for kids and adults. This guide will help you make the most of your visit.
Coolest Downtown LA Clubs and Bars
Hollywood may get more attention, but downtown Los Angeles has a more unique selection of bars and nightclubs than any other part of town.
Hollywood Boulevard
The History of Hollywood Boulevard, the most famous street in America.
Romantic, Quirky and Unusual Places to Pop the...
Places to Propose in Los Angeles - From the ordinary to the extraordinary, the Best Places for a Marriage Proposal in Los Angeles, CA
Ways to See Movie and TV Stars on Your Los...
A list of some of the best ways to get to see TV and movie stars in Los Angeles, as well as some activities to make you feel like a star yourself.
The Intriguing Story of LA's Hollywood Sign
The Hollywood Sign - All about the most famous landmark in Los Angeles with links to the best places to view and take photos of the Hollywood sign.
So Many Ways to Have Fun in Santa Monica CA
Santa Monica Attractions - Fun things to do in Santa Monica, CA, California
The Sunset Strip is Not in Hollywood and Other...
West Hollywood is a city within Los Angeles adjacent to Hollywood that has its own attractions. Here are the top things to do in West Hollywood, CA from culture to shopping and nightlife.
Totally Fun and Awesome Things to Do With Kids...
Your guide to all kinds of fun things to do with kids in Orange County, CA from theme parks and attractions to exploring the natural environment.
What's New at Universal? Fast & Furious,...
Updated information on the latest rides and attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA
A Guide to Los Angeles Studio Tours
Here you will find a guide of 5 great suggestions for studio tours you should consider when visiting LA. Includes Paramount, Universal, Sony, and more.
10 Things You Can Do at the Beach Besides...
If you're trying to figure out what to do at the beach besides just lie there, here are some suggestions for things to do at Los Angeles and Orange County Beaches from biking and kitesurfing to catching grunion.
Top LA Car Shows from Classics and Hot Rods to...
A list of LA Car Shows from weekly car meets to annual classic car shows and new car expos in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Whether you like your jazz hot, cool, Latin or...
Los Angeles Jazz Clubs - Best Jazz Clubs in Los Angeles
Yes, it is possible to see LA without a car....
September 21 is World Car Free Day, but If you are considering visiting Los Angeles without a car any time, here are a few of your options for navigating the city with the least amount of stress..
Top 10 Ways to Beat the Heat in Los Angeles
Top 10 Ways to Beat the Heat in Los Angeles - Hot Weather Activities -Things to Do in Los Angeles When It's Too Hot
Getty Center
A Visitor's Guide to the Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA
Great Resources for Planning Your Disneyland...
A Complete Visitors Guide to Disneyland California with links to tips for getting the best deals and making the most of your visit to the Disneyland Resort.
The Rooftop Bar at the Standard
Rooftop Bar at the Standard - The Standard Rooftop Bar
Glen Ivy Spa : A desert oasis a stone's throw...
Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa is an 11-acre oasis in the desert outskirts of Corona, California about an hour drive (57 miles) south-east of Los Angeles.
Save Money on LA Entertainment and Attractions
You can save money on just about everything from restaurants and attractions to entertainment with these discounts.
12 Places to See Cool Planes & Rockets...
Los Angeles has a rich history in aviation and aerospace, so it's not surprising that the area is rich with air and space museums and attractions. Here are the best places to see historic and famous airplanes, helicopters, space craft and related artifacts, as well as places you can fly real fighter jets or operate simulators.
Grandeur of the Sea: Whalewatching in Los Angeles
When and where to go Whale Watching in LA including tips on how to spot a whale in open water.
Everything You Need to Know About Getting a...
A checklist for everything you need to know before applying for a marriage license in Los Angeles County.
Tips for First Time Disneyland Visitors
Basic information for first time visitors to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA near Los Angeles
Amazing, unique and totally extravagant wedding...
A guide to the top wedding destinations in Los Angeles from resorts to cruises to public gardens and museum locations.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about...
Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park is one of the most popular theme park for LA and Orange County locals, with plenty to entertain kids, teens and adults. Find out here how to plan the best day for your group with info, photos, ride restriction, hours, tickets and more.
Your Guide to the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival
A Calendar of annual Film Festivals presented in the Greater Los Angeles area, organized chronologically by month.
Elegant Steampunk at DTLA's Edison Nightclub in...
The Edison is LA's luxurious steam-punk nightclub in a rehabbed power plant in Downtown Los Angeles.
July Events in Los Angeles 2015
Annual festivals and events in the Los Angeles and Orange County area in July. July in Los Angeles kicks off the same way it does in the rest of the country, with abundant fireworks, parades and picnics for Independence Day. Summer fun continues with outdoor concerts, theatre and family fun. It's a great time to visit Orange County for the Orange County Fair, the Laguna Beach art festivals and Pageant of the Masters and the US Open of Surfing. Page 7.
The Chinese Theatre - The Most Visited Site in...
A guide to TCL (formerly Grauman's) Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
12 of the Best Gourmet Food Trucks in Los Angeles
My personal picks for some of the best gourmet food trucks in Los Angeles. Feel free to disagree.
Find Larger-than-Life Shopping and Entertainmen...
A guide to Universal CityWalk next to Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
A summer full of fun at the Long Beach...
The Long Beach International Sea Festival is a full calendar of festivals, water and beach sports and outdoor entertainment that take place throughout Long Beach every summer.
What's More Romantic than a Gondola Cruise - in...
A list of the locations where you can ride an Italian Gondola through inland waterways in Los Angeles and Orange County.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and...
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is a popular attraction near Pasadena, CA for anyone who loves gardens, art or has an interest in historically significant and rare books and manuscripts.
What You Need to Know About Renting a Car in LA
If you need to rent a car in Los Angeles, here are the best strategies for getting a deal or finding the specialty car you want.
Raging Waters Water Park in San Dimas, CA
Raging Waters - Raging Waters Water Park in San Dimas, CA
Tips to Make the Best of Your Visit to Disney...
A Visitors Guide to Disney California Adventure theme park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California including how to get the best deals on tickets and to maximize your time at the park
Cool Off at Knott's Soak City, Orange County's...
A guide to visiting Knott's Soak City USA Water Park in Buena Park, CA, affiliated with Knott's Berry Farm, near Los Angeles and Disneyland
Cooking Classes in Los Angeles
Recreational Cooking Classes in LA - LA has a variety of cooking classes appropriate for visitors, from seasonal fare to baked goods, from ethnic meals to knife skills. Go home a better cook than you arrived.
Museum Row on the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles
Museum Row on the Miracle Mile. Los Angeles Travel.
June Events in Los Angeles 2015
Annual festivals and events in the Los Angeles and Orange County area in June. June in Los Angeles is full of summer events from outdoor concerts and theatre to family festivals. Summer Solstice is probably celebrated by more people in LA than most places. Renaissance festivities continue. The 3rd Sunday is all about Dad for Father's Day, and there are lots of festivals that weekend that he may enjoy. Page 6.
10 Great Adventures You Can Have on Catalina...
What to Do in Catalina - Catalina Island, just off the Southern California coast, offers a variety of activities including some true adventures. Here is a list of the 10 most adventurous things to do in Catalina.
Walk on TV and Movie sets on the Warner Bros...
The Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour is a combination tram and walking tour that takes you into the back lot and on to the film sets of popular TV shows and movies. Learn more about the tour and how to get tickets...
LAX FlyAway Offers Direct Transfers to...
LAX FlyAway airport shuttle bus provides direct transportation to Hollywood, Santa Monica, Union Station, Van Nuys, and Westwood
Top LA Music Festivals from EDM to Funk, Jazz,...
Your guide to the best annual music festivals in Los Angeles and surrounding areas including classical, reggae, jazz, blues, funk, EDM, folk, bluegrass and more.
Tips for Visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain in LA
Your Guide to Visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA with information on rides and tips for making the most of your visit.
Los Angeles Weather
Los Angeles Weather and Climate Info including average temperatures and different climate areas within greater Los Angeles.
RideMax for Disneyland
RideMax for Disneyland, using RideMax to reduce time spent waiting in line at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure.
Heaven for Little Girls at American Girl Place...
American Girl Place. Los Angeles Travel.
12 Ways to See a Different Side of Los Angeles
So you're a non-conformist looking for something outside the box to do while you're in LA - here are some alternative, less-traditional insider activities you might enjoy.
21 Reasons to Love Christmas in Los Angeles
Your guide to LA's distinctive Christmas traditions and events to get you into the holiday spirit, from theme park festivities and parades of elaborately decorated boats to tree lightings, Christmas caroling, concerts, holiday shows and more traditional and unusual Christmas activities.
LA is Pretty Safe, but Watch Out for Hollywood...
A list of practical safety hints and tips for navigating Los Angeles, including what to say to a casting director and where to keep your camera.
Check Out What's New and What's Fun at the OC...
The Orange County Fair is a traditional county fair that showcases the rural side of the county right in the city of Costa Mesa. The Fair includes four weeks of carnival rides, midway games, fair food and entertainment, as well as livestock shows, farm exhibits and art and food competitions. See rates and schedule for this year...

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