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130th Rose Bowl Parade

Come stand on the sidelines of the iconic Rose Bowl Parade! The 130th Rose Parade takes place on January 1, 2019 from 8AM-12PM in Pasadena, California. This traditional New Year’s Day parade will feature floral-decorated floats, marching bands, and equestrian units parading down a grand 5.5 mile stretch. The event starts at Orange Grove Boulevard…

The Perfect Pre-Cruise Hotel 

Best Western South Bay is the ideal place to stay before your cruise.  If you’re planning a cruise, our hotel is the perfect place to stay the night before you depart.  With a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport and located about 15 miles away from the major cruise ports, you are sure to experience…

Feedback Pays! Congrats to the Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of Our Recent VONS Gift Card Giveaway! 1. Carolina Aguilera 2. Scott King 3. Christina White We appreciate the email feedback as we continuously work to exceed the expectations of our guests.

Griffith Observatory

  Visit one of the most iconic and romantic destinations in Los Angeles, located at 2800 E Observatory Rd. The Griffith Observatory is Southern California’s entryway to the cosmos where you’ll find telescopes to observe the real stars, live shows at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium that make for the perfect outing, and some of the…

Best Indian Food in L.A.

  Craving a spicy curry or the perfectly tandoori-fired naan? How about a sweet mango lassi to keep cool this summer? Los Angeles is a foodie’s paradise, and there are some top-ranked Indian restaurants you need to try. Start with India’s Restaurant at 4366 Fountain Ave. for an impressive lunch buffet and authentic dishes from…

10 Great Coffee Shops Near Our Hotel

Check out the best brew not far from you! Philz 2.6 miles 2191 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo Laid-back, trendy chain specializing in custom-blended coffees, speciality drinks, pastries, and teas. Website Two Guns Espresso 3.7 miles 350 N Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach  Contemporary coffeehouse featuring select coffees, teas, and smoothies. Website Allegro Coffee Company 3.6 miles …

Nisei Week Japanese Festival

  One of the biggest cultural events in Los Angeles takes place throughout the month of August with a parade, crowning of the royal court, martial arts demonstrations, and food vendors that highlight authentic Japanese cuisine. Starting with the Baby Show the last Saturday in July at the Centenary United Methodist Church and continuing with…

Top 5 Contemporary Art Museums In L.A.

L.A. is home to some of the most renowned, contemporary art museums in the world. Check out these popular museums for a cultural, Los Angeles experience. The Museum of Contemporary Art 250 S Grand Ave. Website This museums is broken up into three distinct venues—MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific…

LA’s Can’t Miss Dessert Spots

Looking to Satisfy that sweet tooth? Visit these delicious, signature dessert destinations in the LA area. Milk 7290 Beverly Blvd. Popular for its ice cream, shakes & cupcakes, this compact cafe also features American bites. CottonHi 3825 W 6th St. Modern nook selling organic cotton candy with soft-serve ice cream, plus other offbeat desserts. Milk…

Korean Friendship Bell

  The Korean Friendship Bell is located in nearby San Pedro at 3601 South Gaffey St. You’ll easily spot the huge bronze bell as you approach the Angel’s Gate Park pavilion on 37th and Gaffey. It’s a section of the park referred to as “Korean-American Peace Park” and is where the Upper Reservation of Fort…