13 Vibrant Things to Do in Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Home to skate and surf culture, Venice Beach has long been a major destination for fans of experiencing the outdoors in an urban environment. Tucked in between Santa Monica and Marina del Rey, not only does Venice Beach have plenty to offer in the way of seaside outdoor activities, it’s also packed with oodles of other … Read more 13 Vibrant Things to Do in Venice Beach, Los Angeles

18 Best Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles: Road Trip Ideas!

If you’re feeling burnt out (and let’s be honest, in this year, aren’t we all?), then a weekend getaway is exactly what you need to reset your mindset and feel reenergized to take on life! Many view travel as an escape from reality, which is true. But another underrated truth about travel is that it … Read more 18 Best Weekend Getaways from Los Angeles: Road Trip Ideas!

Your Complete Guide to Visiting the Huntington Library and Gardens

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Whether you’re local to Southern California or just visiting, the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden in San Marino is the ultimate destination for any nature, art, or history enthusiast! This 207-acre complex is home to 16 different gardens, multiple art galleries, an exhibition hall, several research facilities, and more. With so much to … Read more Your Complete Guide to Visiting the Huntington Library and Gardens

The Big Sur to LA Drive: 9 Central California PCH Stops You Don’t Want to Miss!

There is no denying that Los Angeles and Big Sur are two of the most iconic destinations in California (if not the entire state). These two places showcase the diversity of the Golden State beautifully, from its perpetually sunny sandy beaches fringed with palms to its rugged coastline hugged by fog. While both LA and … Read more The Big Sur to LA Drive: 9 Central California PCH Stops You Don’t Want to Miss!

Your Weekend in Los Angeles Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in LA (By a Local)

When you hear about Los Angeles, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Disney, Hollywood, and the beach? You’ve hit the nail on the head, to an extent. The thing about LA is that it is a sprawling metropolis home to over 10 million inhabitants, and this densely populated hub comes with a lot. … Read more Your Weekend in Los Angeles Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in LA (By a Local)

21 Best Hikes in Los Angeles (For All Levels!)

Los Angeles is the city that dreams are made of! The rich and famous often take center stage in this dazzling city full of glitz and glamour, leaving other aspects behind closed curtains. It’s time to bring your attention to the city’s vast and varied—and rather breathtaking—geography with these incredible hikes in L.A. L.A. is … Read more 21 Best Hikes in Los Angeles (For All Levels!)

Best Pumpkin Patches in Los Angeles: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking In & Near LA (+ Hay Rides and Corn Mazes)

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The fall is a wonderful time full of fun traditions to welcome the harvest season and begin the countdown until winter and winter holidays. Many families or groups of friends include pumpkin picking or a visit to the pumpkin patch as part of their fall-time traditions. This is one of the best activities that is … Read more Best Pumpkin Patches in Los Angeles: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking In & Near LA (+ Hay Rides and Corn Mazes)

The 10 Best Brunch Spots in Los Angeles (Picked by a Local)

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Brunch is arguably the best meal of the day. If you’re not an early riser, brunch offers you all the beloved morning fare straight through to the afternoon. In LA, brunch is not taken lightly here. Craving some french toast and eggs at 8pm? LA has a place for it. Brunch on a rooftop? LA … Read more The 10 Best Brunch Spots in Los Angeles (Picked by a Local)

The 10 Best Coffee Shops & Cafes in Los Angeles, Picked by a Local

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In a busy city like Los Angeles, you’re bound to need a pick-me-up to help you keep up with the fast-paced lifestyle (and make sitting in the daily LA traffic slightly more bearable).  The awesome part of living in LA is that there are coffee shops everywhere, so you don’t need to search far and … Read more The 10 Best Coffee Shops & Cafes in Los Angeles, Picked by a Local

How to Spend One Day in LA (A Local’s Itinerary)

With so much to do and see in Los Angeles, it might seem impossible to get anything done with just one day in LA. Well, this itinerary will prove the opposite—there is a lot you can accomplish with 24 hours in Los Angeles if you plan correctly! Your day in LA will start Downtown, then … Read more How to Spend One Day in LA (A Local’s Itinerary)