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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…

Santa Monica and Other Nearby Destinations for Summer

Santa Monica epitomizes California breezy beauty and now you can stay a short drive from paradise with this Los Angeles hotel. The Best Western experience gives guests a good peppering of luxury and perks on top of a fabulous location. There’s no need to break the bank for a fantastic vacation. Best Western is well…

Summer Solstice Festival

  Celebrate the official start to summer (even though in Los Angeles it feels like summer year-round!). This free festival takes place June 25 from noon – 4 and features live music with the best in craft beer and local food vendors. Activities are available for the entire family, and you’ll get a special tour…

Grand Central Market

  Now in its 101st year, no trip to Los Angeles is complete without visiting the downtown Grand Central Market. From this central hub, you can grab a shuttle to a variety of stops throughout the area, but the market is a destination in itself. Open daily from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. at 317…

Car Show of Beverly Hills

  When you think glitz and glam, you think of Beverly Hills and the stars cruising in their multi-million dollar cars or classic rides. The annual Car Show of Beverly Hills can’t be missed, otherwise known as the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. It all happens on June 18, making it the perfect Father’s Day gift….

What to Do in Hawthorne

  Just southwest of Los Angeles is the charming city of Hawthorne, with a population of 87,000. Founded in 1905 by BL Harding and HD Lombard, Lombard’s daughter shared her Fourth of July birthday with English author Nathaniel Hawthorne—and a bedroom community was born. Today, Hawthorne is known for being home to Century Media Records,…

Visit Stoney Point Park

  You’ll find Stoney Point Park on Topanga Canyon Boulevard between Chatsworth Street and the 118 Freeway. It’s also known as the Stoney Point Outcroppings and Chatsworth Formation. The Los Angeles city park is popular for hiking, rock climbing, and connects to Bridle Trail. Although Chatsworth is often considered a suburb of L.A., you’ll feel…

The Japanese Garden

  Take some time out to enjoy the incredible Japanese Garden, located at 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys. Open Mondays – Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., you’ll feel whisked away to Japan to enjoy gorgeous imported plants and landscaping, meditative paths, and an impressive gift…

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…

 Who Runs This Town?

Get a head start on your holiday fitness goals with one of the many fun runs in the Los Angeles area. Arguably the most holiday-centric, the Los Angeles Turkey Trot is “certifiably organic and always a little bit nuts.” Held on Thanksgiving morning, the scenic 5k or 10k takes participant through the streets of downtown…