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.
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How to Ride Transit in Los Angeles
Most of our readers are likely familiar with LA’s transit system, but for those who aren’t, your first time riding transit can be intimidating. In this guide, we explain how to safely and courteously ride LA’s transit system.
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.
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.
East LA is one of the most tight-knit communities in all of Los Angeles. In this post, we share our perspectives of the community, both from a newcomer and a native.
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.