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The Sanders House aka the "Thriller" House

Discover Michael Jackson's Los Angeles

07/29/2016

Lindsay Blake

Fans around the world will be celebrating Michael Jackson’s birthday on August 29. Born in Gary, Indiana, the legendary pop star, who passed away at age 50 on June 25, 2009, spent most of his life in Los Angeles. Read on for a list of ten L.A. spots where you can re-live magical moments from the King of Pop’s all too short life and honor the prolific legacy he left behind.

Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant

Go On Location: Star Trek Filming Locations in Los Angeles

07/26/2016

Lindsay Blake

Star Trek is turning 50! The franchise’s first export, The Original Series (TOS), first hit the small screen on Thursday, Sept. 8, 1966. It continued for three seasons, airing 79 episodes, before proceeding to launch a prolific legacy that includes six spin-offs (the latest, Star Trek: Discovery, premieres in 2017) and 13 feature films, most of which were shot in and around Los Angeles. Read on for a list of ten spots from the franchise, all of them tourist-friendly, easily accessible and inviting you to boldly go where Star Trek crews have gone before.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum peristyle

Go On Location: Los Angeles Sports Venues Starring in Movies & TV Shows

07/20/2016

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles has long had ties to the Summer Olympics, hosting the games in 1932 and 1984. The City of Angels is in the running to once again host the summer games - L.A. is one of the four candidate cities vying to host the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in 2024. The Los Angeles Olympic Bid proposes to utilize many of the city’s existing sports arenas. From baseball fields to football stadiums and ice rinks, L.A. is filled with world-class athletic venues. Not only have the spaces been the site of countless baskets, touchdowns, home runs and goals over the years, but virtually all of them have also appeared onscreen. Read on for a list of ten of the city’s most iconic athletic venues and the movies and television shows in which they have appeared.

The Best Pokémon Go Specials in Los Angeles

07/14/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Released in July 2016, Pokémon Go is a bonafide global phenomenon. The free-to-play, location-based augmented reality mobile game has captured the attention of players around the world, who experience their cities like never before. With its world-class attractions and spectacular scenery, Los Angeles is a Pokémon Go playground like no other. Read on for the best Pokémon Go specials in L.A.

Kelly Mindell at Viviane by Studio DIY

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Picks by Kelly Mindell of Studio DIY

07/12/2016

Kelly Mindell

Kelly Mindell is the colorful powerhouse behind the DIY lifestyle blog Studio DIY, where she shares bold DIY projects, yummy recipes and fresh ideas for making life one big party. Kelly is passionate about celebrating not just the holidays, but the every day. Her smile-inducing projects have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, The Today Show, NPR and more. Kelly lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jeff.

Crispy suckling pig at WP24

The Best Restaurants at Los Angeles Hotels

07/11/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles welcomes upwards of 45 million visitors annually. It takes a massive amount of guest rooms to accommodate this staggering volume. But it’s not just about quantity - when it comes to quality, L.A. boasts some of the world’s premier hotels. And competition amongst them is fierce. Stunning surroundings and elevated hospitality are two common ways in which a property earns its status. Yet these characteristics should be a given. To distinguish themselves further, hotels across the city are increasingly relying on cutting-edge cuisine. You need not be a tourist to enjoy meals at the following hotel restaurants, the best in Los Angeles. In fact, if you’re a native Angeleno and you haven't been to these places, you may be letting the out-of-towners enjoy a better taste of your own city!

Tart at Farmer's Daughter Hotel Hot Wings

Celebrate July 4th at Los Angeles Restaurants

06/22/2016

Discover Los Angeles

On Monday, July 4, restaurants and hotels across Los Angeles are offering lavish meals for Independence Day. Read on for the best Independence Day specials because everyone deserves a great celebration. All meals are scheduled on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

Rendezvous Court at Millennium Biltmore

Go On Location: "Independence Day" Filming Locations in Los Angeles

06/21/2016

Lindsay Blake

“Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!” The immortal words, spoken by President Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman) before the climactic fight sequence at the end of Independence Day, rally his ragtag group of troops to save the world from alien invaders. In July, we not only celebrate our real life Independence Day, but also the film’s anniversary - the blockbuster movie hit the big screen on July 3, 1996, breaking several box office records in the process. Though it employed heavy special effects and elaborate sets, many of the locations that were featured are real. Shot across the U.S. in cities such as New York, New York and Wendover, Utah, several L.A. spots also made an appearance. Read on for eight Los Angeles locations from Independence Day.

Saddle Peak Lodge Father's Day

Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Los Angeles

06/13/2016

dine L.A.

On Sunday, June 19, restaurants and hotels across Los Angeles are offering lavish buffets and special menus for Father's Day. Read on for the best Father's Day specials because every dad deserves nothing but the best.

Hollywood Bowl picnic from Joan's on Third

Where to Pick Up the Best Picnic Boxes in Los Angeles

06/08/2016

dine L.A.

Attending a concert at the Hollywood Bowl is one of Southern California's great music traditions. Pre-concert picnics are an essential part of the Bowl experience. Unless it's one of the handful of leased events during the season, concertgoers are welcome to bring their own food and drink to enjoy at one of the Bowl's 15 official picnic locations. Restaurants across the city offer a wide range of picnic boxes that are perfect for couples and groups. From baskets with salads and sandwiches to decadent caviar, read on for the best picnic boxes to enjoy at the Hollywood Bowl.

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