The southern tip of Los Angeles offers much for the visitor, from beautiful coastline to hilly neighborhoods to fascinating historical sites and surprising finds.
Category Archives: Historic Sites
Exploring the City of Ghosts
City of Ghosts offers a uniquely intimate and charming look at life in Los Angeles. In this post, we proudly present our guide to the locations featured in the show, as well as an interview with show creator Elizabeth Ito.
The Lower Arroyo: Pasadena’s Forgotten Park
The Colorado Street Bridge is a famous and beautiful icon of Pasadena. But while many people have seen the bridge, few venture down to the beautiful park beneath the bridge.
Urban Nature: Los Angeles State Historic Park
On the edge of Chinatown is a beautiful new park that sits on one of the most historically significant sites in all of Los Angeles. Here we explore the site’s history, what the park has to offer, and what the future might hold.
Things to See on the Blue Line that *Aren’t* in Long Beach
Most guidebooks overlook what the Blue Line has to offer. Here, we’ll introduce you to some of the treasures to be found along Metro’s oldest rail line: bustling swap meets, beautiful artwork, tranquil parks, and spectacular architecture.
The Abandoned Zoo
Tucked in a canyon in Griffith Park are some of the most remarkable ruins anywhere in the city: the remnants of an old zoo.
The Hidden Delights of Union Station
Union Station is the hub of LA’s transit system, serving thousands of people every day, But tucked around the corners of the building are hidden delights few take the time to enjoy.
Charles Lummis’ Castle of Stone: El Alisal
Hidden above the Arroyo Seco Freeway is a stone castle, which was once the home of the fascinating character who founded the Southwest Museum.
The Forgotten Museum: the Southwest Museum
The Southwest Museum might be my favorite building in L.A. It’s a captivating half-ruin that still functions as a museum, and is easy to reach on the Gold Line.