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Hollywood Museum lobby

Hidden Gems in Hollywood

07/09/2013

Esther Tseng

When it comes to Tinseltown, you'll never run out of things to do, including world famous attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl and Pantages Theatre to name just a few. But there's a whole world of under-the-radar attractions and activities you may be missing. They include music, hikes and other features that Hollywood locals frequent to enjoy their city as one would a neighborhood. Check out the following attractions, shops and weeklies that will have you experiencing an entirely different side of Hollywood.

Car Free Los Angeles Hotel Packages

06/26/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Earth Day 2014 marks the one-year anniversary of Car Free L.A. – an eco-tourism initiative designed by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board that offers travelers a variety of free itineraries centered around exploring L.A.’s various neighborhoods, attractions and hidden gems by walking, biking and taking the Metro. To celebrate this major milestone, L.A. Tourism has partnered with eight hotels across the city to curate exclusive spring and summer travel packages inspired by the Car Free L.A. program – making it easy for visitors to stay and experience Los Angeles without relying on a car.

These exclusive packages give guests the tools they need to plan the perfect car-free vacation. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the city in a new way and experience unique activities that would otherwise be missed from behind the wheel, including museum madness walking tours, stand-up paddle boarding, complimentary bike rentals, and much more. To book a Car Free L.A. hotel package or download complimentary Car Free L.A. vacation itineraries, visit www.discoverLosAngeles.com/CarFreeLA.

The Best Seafood in Los Angeles

06/20/2013

Bill Esparza

Catch a wave, Los Angeles - we are seeing the city transform into a seafood paradise with the fresh addition of new American and globally influenced seafood raw bars and hot bars. Thanks to our many international communities, we’ve got even more of the ocean to explore. Here are some cool spots for the best seafood in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Lopez at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Guide to Spotting a Celebrity in L.A.

06/19/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Like swarms of bees searching for nectar, packs of paparazzi travel across Los Angeles day and night in search of that next buzzworthy shot of popular celebrities. The encounter might be as ordinary as a celebrity buying groceries, or as rare as a global superstar having a romantic date night at the beach. Witnessing the paparazzi portion of the star-making cycle is an authentic L.A. experience.

The rich and famous people who live in LA may go to great lengths to protect their privacy, but the paparazzi have uncovered their favorite public haunts. you’de like to know how to meet a celebrity in Los Angeles, check out some of the best paparazzi star-stalking spots in the city.

The Guide to L.A. Hotels Near Universal Studios Hollywood

06/19/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the top attractions in Los Angeles. After all, the movie business is what put Hollywood on the map, and its lore continues to draw talent to Tinseltown. Since not everyone can be in pictures, the world famous Studio Tour is the next best thing. Here are some of the best Los Angeles hotels that are conveniently located three miles or less from Universal Studios Hollywood.

 

Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the top attractions in Los Angeles. After all, the movie business is what put Hollywood on the map, and its lore continues to draw talent to Tinseltown. Since not everyone can be in pictures, a Universal Studios tour is the next best thing. - See more at: http://admin.prod.discover-la.latcb.digitaria.com/blog/hotels-near-unive...

Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the top attractions in Los Angeles. After all, the movie business is what put Hollywood on the map, and its lore continues to draw talent to Tinseltown. Since not everyone can be in pictures, a Universal Studios tour is the next best thing. - See more at: http://admin.prod.discover-la.latcb.digitaria.com/blog/hotels-near-unive...

Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the top attractions in Los Angeles. After all, the movie business is what put Hollywood on the map, and its lore continues to draw talent to Tinseltown. Since not everyone can be in pictures, a Universal Studios tour is the next best thing. - See more at: http://admin.prod.discover-la.latcb.digitaria.com/blog/hotels-near-unive...

Discover Hidden Gems in Pasadena

06/19/2013

Esther Tseng

Pasadena is a historical enclave of culture, education and athletics, a beautiful city filled with the riches of generations past and present. Visitors from near and far make their journey to Pasadena for a glimpse of the sweeping mountain landscapes, priceless art collections, archetypical Craftsman architecture, world-class education, research and athletic facilities.

We've got a list of hidden gems in Pasadena that will help you get a feel for the city while going off the beaten path. Whether you take an eating tour featuring lesser-known places, explore a secluded garden at The Huntington, or attend a show in Old Pasadena, we've got just the things for you to do.

The Guide to Los Angeles Boutique Hotels

06/19/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles boutique hotels are among the most modern, forward-thinking hotels in the country. With so many to choose from, read on for our guide to some of the best boutique hotels in the city.

Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl

The Best Fourth of July Events in Los Angeles

06/12/2013

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, so it’s no surprise that spectacular Fourth of July events are taking place throughout the city. From Independence Day concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and the Rose Bowl, to sports events at Dodger Stadium and StubHub Center, read on for the best places in L.A. to celebrate America’s 242nd birthday. All events take place on Wednesday, July 4 unless otherwise noted.

Pepperoni pizza at Cosa Buona

The Best Pizzas in Los Angeles

06/07/2013

dine L.A.

Pizza is the perfect comfort food - it’s easy to eat, hearty, oozing with gooey cheese and often customizable with a bevy of tempting toppings. Pizza means many things to different people, including thin-crust, New York-style; deep-dish Chicago pies; and chewy, traditional Neapolitan versions. Any way you slice it, narrowing down a list of top pizzas is no easy task, especially considering our boom in high-quality restaurants. That said, we’re up to the challenge. Discover the best pizzas in Los Angeles.

Donuts at Cofax Coffee

The Best Donuts in Los Angeles

06/06/2013

Joshua Lurie

L.A. is the U.S. city with the most donut shops, meaning it can be tricky to sift through the river of deep-fried rings. Clearly, Angelenos have displayed serious commitment to doughnuts (aka donuts), which originated in the 19th Century. Cake Monkey Bakery and Donut Snob also wholesale great donuts to different coffeehouses, but we’re focused on 20 L.A. places where you can find destination donuts on a regular basis.

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