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Candy Cane Lane

No trip to southern California in December is complete without a tour of Candy Cane Lane. Hosted by a neighborhood of homeowners located at Oxnard and Lubao in Woodland Hills, it’s a tourist destination like no other. Pack some hot chocolate in a thermos, grab some locally made gingerbread men for snacks and head to…

A Los Angeles Thanksgiving

L.A. is full of fantastic restaurants whipping up their version of Thanksgiving dinner. Book your table at Artisan House for a fine dining buffet complete with a carving station with your choice of favorite cuts and meats. There’s also turkey roulade, truffle mac and cheese, a classic green bean casserole and candied yams, and an…

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

  This historical monument is located on the earliest settlement site (pueblo) of Los Angeles. It’s where 44 Native American, European and African settlers traveled over 1,000 miles to reach. Battling the desert all the way from northern Mexico, these brave settlers created a thriving farming community in September of 1781. Since then, the area…

The Hollywood Museum

  Start your Hollywood adventure at the Hollywood Museum, where slipping into Marilyn Monroe’s makeup room is possible! Check out the History of Hollywood in Pictures, the Dungeon of Doom where the thrillers and horror flicks rule, and journey to Max Factor’s World-Famous Makeup Rooms to see how the magic happens. The Hollywood Museum is…

Visit Malibu Pier

  One of the most famous spots in southern California is the Malibu Pier, which covers an area once dubbed the Riviera of America. A historic landmark in the center of surf culture, surfers flock from across the world to take on the waves at the nearby Surfrider Beach. Famous for three-point breaks with over…

Best Burgers in L.A.

  It takes a serious burger to impress such a foodie town, but Los Angeles has no shortage of burger feats. Check out the offerings at Cassell’s Hamburgers inside the Hotel Normandie, where the famed B’fast Burger makes waves with an avocado, crispy hashbrowns, fried egg and spicy mayonnaise on a hand-pressed patty. Hawkins is…

What’s Happening at Universal Studios?

  No Los Angeles trip is complete without visiting Universal Studios. Numerous attractions, dining options, shopping and more is waiting for you to discover—plan your trip accordingly. Highlights include going behind the scenes on working movies or taking a trip to the Fast & Furious—Supercharged feature. Face off with King Kong 360 3-D from Peter…

The Walk of Fame: A Hollywood Must

  Whether it’s your first trip to L.A. or your hundredth, ticking the top tourist attractions off your list is a fun and immersive way to make the most of the city. The Walk of Fame is a Hollywood staple, and with stars constantly being added to the roster, there’s always something new to explore….

Have You Tried Voodoo Doughnuts?

  As a foodie city, locals were skeptical when Portland, Oregon’s famous Voodoo Doughnuts decided to open, not just in L.A., but at Universal Studios. Voodoo has taken the world by storm and has been featured on a number of television shows. Famous for their “C&B” (those who are curious can look up that acronym),…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  Los Angeles offers a number of ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, starting with the “Cake for King” celebration at the California African American Museum on January 16th at 11 a.m. Enjoy an art workshop, face painting, birthday cake (of course!), documentaries and more at this kid-friendly event. Children’s Book World also…