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Los Angeles Night Out: The Ford

by Guest Contributor on April 14, 2014

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With its many music venues, movie theaters, and comedy clubs, Los Angeles offers ample options for a great night out. When the weather’s nice, though, you might not want to spend the night indoors, and you don’t have to. The Ford Amphitheater brings you dance, theater, and more in an intimate outdoor setting. A bit […]

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6 Fun Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 22, 2012

Griffith Observatory Los Angeles

Los Angeles can be an expensive city to visit, but don’t overlook the free things to do in LA that can be just as much fun while stretching the travel budget.  There are plenty of parks, beaches, and places to walk, but here are six FREE ideas that are often overlooked: Griffith Park Observatory The […]

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The only thing a mainstream spa and a Korean spa have in common are lockers and towels, the rest is vastly different in approach, amenities, and culture. Los Angeles, due to a bustling Koreatown in the Mid-Wilshire area, has dozens of Korean spas to choose from, most open 24 hours. I actually prefer a Korean […]


Top 5 Los Angeles Hikes

by Lanee Lee on June 4, 2012

Hiking may not be the first thing on your list of things to do in Los Angeles, but it should be. With the diversity of terrain, wildflowers, trees and vistas combined with nearly perfect weather year round, Los Angeles is a hiker’s haven with hundreds of trails to discover throughout the county.  From celebrity-trodden to […]


Los Angeles Guide to Sports

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 24, 2012

Santa Anita horse racing track Los Angeles

As the second largest city in the United States, Los Angeles gets it fair share of visitors attracted by the ocean beaches and sunny days.  Home to Hollywood, theme parks, museums and beaches galore, LA is as distinctively west coast as New York City is east coast. Los Angeles is also a major city for […]


Borrego Springs: Can You Keep A Secret?

by Lanee Lee on May 1, 2012

What to hear a hot, nitty-gritty secret? I’ll only tell you if you promise not to tell a soul. I want this to remain between you and I to preserve it’s sanctity. Three hours southeast of Los Angeles, California’s Secret Desert is one of my favorite hidden retreats of badlands, sci-fi land art and surreal […]


LA’s Top 5 Celebrity Mixologists

by Lanee Lee on March 23, 2012

In a city with stars as common as convenient stores, bartenders also have their place in LA’s figurative Walk of Fame. Going head-to-head with masterful mixologists of New York City, Chicago, Miami and Portland, Los Angeles’ notable bars specialize in farmers market ingredients, Pre-Prohibition classics and some flame-juggling thrown in for pizazz. If cocktail artistry […]


Cars in Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 10, 2011

Jaguar supercar at Petersens Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

Founded by Robert and Margie Petersen in 1994, the Petersen Automotive Museum is one of the largest museums in the world dedicated to our love affair with the car.  This love affair proudly plays out along museum row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles. The museum has four floors displaying over 100 vehicles […]

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10 Los Angeles Venues for Live Music Performances

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 26, 2011

NokiaTheate LA Live Music

Los Angeles is a hotbed of creative juices, and that includes a lively and vibrant music scene.  Nearly every national act will pass through L.A. on tour.  From major national acts to local future stars, there are so many venues that it’s easy to include a live music venue in your LA vacation plans.   Whether […]

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The Pacific Coast Highway, also known as the PCH and CA-1, is a 600+ mile tour of the best beaches that California has to offer. It starts in Southern California at Dana Point, weaving in and out of cities and towns until it ends in Northern California when it hits Highway 101 in Leggett. Because […]