Korean Food Academy

Discover the Hidden Gems of Koreatown

07/06/2017

Karen Young

Within three square miles, the streets of Koreatown comprise a most eclectic urban landscape where neon signs in Korean mix with various types of architecture providing clues to a multi-faceted history—from art deco to Spanish and Renaissance revival to Moorish and modern. Multi-level shopping malls are markers in between small shops and restaurants, and not everything is as it seems. Among it all are fascinating gems—some truly hidden and others that contain intrigue and wonder.

Chicken Boy in Highland Park

Unlock the Hidden Gems of Northeast L.A.

05/09/2017

Esther Tseng

A hilly area situated between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena along the Arroyo Seco, Highland Park is one of L.A.’s oldest settled areas. In the early 20th century, Highland Park and Pasadena were known as havens for the artists and intellectuals who led the Arts & Crafts movement. In the 1960s and 70s, it became populated predominantly with Latinos and other ethnic groups.

In the 2000s, Highland Park once again became a mecca for creatives, who were attracted by the historic Craftsman homes and relatively low rents. Trendy shops, galleries, restaurants and bars have opened along Figueroa Street and York Boulevard, with businesses on both streets being the reasons why Highland Park is the hot L.A. neighborhood of the moment. But there are many hidden gems in the area that are off the beaten path and worth checking out, both old and new.

The 12th annual Lummis Day Festival is taking place on Friday-Sunday, June 2-4. Lummis Day celebrates the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles through educational and cultural events at locations like the Southwest Museum, Avenue 50 and the Lummis House. For more info, visit www.lummisday.org.

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling dancing in Griffith Park in "La La Land"

The Best Places to Experience "La La Land" in Los Angeles

05/01/2017

Discover Los Angeles

The City of Angels once again gets a star turn courtesy of La La Land. The characters Mia and Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, sashay around town in love with each other and Los Angeles. Read on for how to make your own magic during a movie-like visit.

Double-Double Animal Style with Animal Style fries at In-N-Out

The In-N-Out Tour of Los Angeles

04/26/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Founded in Baldwin Park in 1948, In-N-Out Burger became a cult favorite in Southern California and has grown to more than 300 locations across the West Coast and Southwest. Celebrity fans include Tom Hanks, who told Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show that In-N-Out is "one of the true great things about Los Angeles." With locations across L.A. County, there's always something to do within a few miles of an In-N-Out. From world-famous attractions to hidden gems, here are the best things to do near In-N-Out-Burger locations in L.A.

Randy's Donuts

Los Angeles All Day and All Night

04/25/2017

Esther Tseng

Los Angeles is a place filled with opportunity. No matter what you may want to eat or want to have done, there’s always somewhere in this city that you can get it. The melding of different cultures represented by all the various neighborhoods means that every community is bringing something to the table, making the city more than the sum of its parts.

In the wee hours of the night, however, our choices become quite a bit more scarce outside of normal business hours. So it proves helpful to know just which businesses are open 24 hours during one of your odd hour cravings. Whether you’re in the mood for Korean food, donuts, the spa, a chili burger, or even bowling, we’ve got a list of places where you can get just that no matter what time of day it is.

Hollywood Sign viewed from a helicopter

The Guide to the Best Views of the Hollywood Sign

04/24/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Since it was dedicated in 1923, the Hollywood Sign has become a Los Angeles icon and synonymous with the city. Originally built as "HOLLYWOODLAND" for a real estate development, the sign was rebuilt as "HOLLYWOOD" in 1949 and was nearly lost in the 70's due to vandalism and neglect. Today the 45-foot-tall, 350-foot-long sign is in its best condition ever, thanks to the ongoing preservation efforts of the non-profit Hollywood Sign Trust. From hiking trails to unique views on horseback and even in a helicopter, read on for the best ways to view the world-famous Hollywood Sign.

Moon Bridge at The Huntington Library

Explore the Beautiful Gardens of Los Angeles

03/28/2017

Discover Los Angeles

In today's fast-paced, modern world, it's important to slow down every now and then. For visitors and locals alike, there are green spaces throughout Los Angeles that offer a break from the urban frenzy. From acres of flowers to historic Japanese gardens and lush hidden gems, read on and discover the best gardens in L.A.

"Pieces Together" at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Civic Art Scavenger Hunt FTW

03/22/2017

L.A. County Arts Commission

Civic Art in Los Angeles has a long and storied history. While some of it may be quirky, intriguing, or poignant, it all has a place of importance here in L.A. County. Find all 10 of these cultural hidden gems livening up our municipal spaces throughout the region.

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