Downtown LA is home to a lot of public art, and much of it is quite bad. In this humorous walking tour, we explore the history of the civic center’s strange public art.
Category Archives: Regions
A Walking Tour of Chinatown
After a rough year, Chinatown needs our love now then ever. Join us for our walking tour of the highlights of the neighborhood, including beautiful temples, intricate architecture, lively markets, and great restaurants.
Park to Playa: Hiking across the Baldwin Hills
Last week, on a day when spectacular storm clouds were dropping snow on the mountains, we hiked across the scenic Baldwin Hills on the newly completed Park to Playa Trail, enjoying the best views the Westside has to offer.
A Walking Tour of Caltech
The campus of Caltech has been a welcome respite for Pasadena residents during the pandemic, offering a tranquil setting for walks. In this post, we take a tour and show you the most interesting sights on campus.
Toys, Dulces, Shops, and Nostalgia: an Interview with Brenda Escobar
Photographer Brenda Escobar captures the nostalgic beauty of much of Los Angeles, from her home neighborhood of Reseda to the Toy District of Downtown LA. In this post, we discuss her artwork, her upbringing in the Valley, her favorite places to visit, and the travails of going to FedEx.
Mini-golf, Nature, and Shopping Carts of the Arroyo Seco
It’s going to be a long time before we can do anything indoors. So how about a nice, quiet game of mini golf? In this post, we explore South Pasadena’s stretch of the Arroyo Seco.
Climbing to the Top of Debs Park
On a hill in Northeast LA is one the city’s largest parks, with beautiful views and intriguing history. This is our climb to the top of Debs Park.
The Mt. Washington Stairway Walk
Mt. Washington is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with many stairways that take you up its beautiful hillsides. This tour shows you the sights this tranquil neighborhood has to offer.
South Pasadena: Halloween Town
South Pasadena is the ultimate personification of idyllic Americana, at least as far as Hollywood was concerned. In our Halloween-themed walking tour, we explore the picturesque streets and delightful local businesses of this charming locale.
Northeast Santa Monica
Northeast Santa Monica is a charming neighborhood of parks and beautiful homes, a world away from the touristy districts along the beach.