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Thanksgiving Ballroom Buffet at Terranea Resort

The Best Thanksgiving Specials at Los Angeles Hotels

11/11/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Whether you're visiting Los Angeles or just want someone else to take care of everything on Thanksgiving Day, hotels offer some of the best Thanksgiving dining options in the city. From traditional holiday dinners to lavish buffets and international menus, read on for some of the best Thanksgiving Day celebrations at L.A. hotels on Thursday, Nov. 22.

For more Thanksgiving dining options, read the dineL.A. guides to Thanksgiving at L.A. restaurants and the best vegan menus in L.A.

Samuel Oschin Planetarium at the Griffith Observatory

Go On Location: The Best Film & TV Locations for a Rainy Day in L.A.

11/10/2015

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles is world-famous for its year-round sunny weather. For those days when L.A. gets some much-needed rain, Angelenos and visitors alike will surely be looking for ways to keep dry. Catching a movie is one good approach to beating the rain. The following ten filming locations can also provide respite on a rainy day.

Guacamole en molcajete at Rosa Mexicano

The Best Guacamole in Los Angeles

11/07/2015

Joshua Lurie

Guacamole originated centuries ago during the Aztec Empire, when people first called this creation ahuacamolli, named for the Nahuatl words ahuacatl (avocado) and mulli (sauce). The first written record of this glorious avocado dip, which is traditionally crafted in a molcajete, was in 1518 in Europe. Incredibly, the core recipe has stayed pretty similar for the past 500 years, with tomatoes, onions, chiles and cilantro often still forming the backbone, though now you may find flourishes like lobster, bacon and fruit. Learn about 11 of our favorite places to enjoy guacamole in L.A. County.

Downtown L.A. viewed from the Arts District

A Visual Walking Tour of the Arts District in Downtown L.A.

11/04/2015

Esther Tseng

Not sure what to do in downtown Los Angeles?  Stop by The Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, one of the hottest neighborhoods in the DTLA area. From the area’s beginnings as Jean-Louis Vigne’s vineyard to an orchard growing mostly oranges and grapefruit, by the late 1800s it became an industrial center for railroads and manufacturing. Eventually, the railroads gave way to the trucking industry and industry moved to other L.A. County areas like Commerce in order to build larger buildings to accommodate their growing businesses.

In the 1970s, artists braved dangerous conditions and began to occupy the area’s dilapidated buildings, having been priced out of areas such as Venice and Hollywood. Eventually, they opened art galleries and began to develop these buildings themselves, thereby preserving a big part of L.A.’s industrial history.

The area again underwent another downturn in the 1990s before being saved by Joel Bloom and his supporters, who officially renamed the area the “Arts District.” Today, it is home to many creatives, including those in green technology, architecture and entertainment. Read on for a visual walking tour of this burgeoning urban oasis.

Yayoi Kusama, "Longing for Eternity" at The Broad

Top 10 Los Angeles Museums for a Rainy Day

11/03/2015

Discover Los Angeles

There is no shortage of world-class museums in Los Angeles, but given that the average temperature is 72 degrees and sunny, many cultural institutions are designed with the outdoors in mind. On those rare days when it rains in L.A., here are ten arts destinations you can visit without feeling guilty about skipping any adjacent gardens and outdoor sculptures, so you can see art and still stay dry.

Special event at Vibiana in Downtown L.A.

Plan Your Next Meeting at These 10 Luxury Event Venues

11/02/2015

Clarissa Wei

If you’re coming to L.A. and looking to host an unforgettable event for VIPs, look no further. Los Angeles is chock full of versatile event spaces, ideal for corporate meetings or fancy banquets. From a historic battleship to theatres and movie studio back lots, there’s something for everyone here. You can even throw in an exclusive wine tasting, if you’re up for it. Find out more about ten luxury event venues in Los Angeles.

Aerial view of Industry Hills Golf Club

The Best Public Golf Courses in Los Angeles

10/28/2015

Joshua Lurie

Los Angeles bathes in sunshine nearly 300 days per year. Cold fronts are also unimaginable, meaning the weather is ideal for golf, a sport that requires spending several hours outdoors. Yes, plenty of snowbirds flock to L.A. to play golf during winter, and city denizens regularly invade the links. Learn about 23 of the best 18-hole public golf courses in L.A. County, with signature holes listed in most cases.

Marching band at the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

Los Angeles Event Spotlight: November 2015

10/28/2015

Discover Los Angeles

There's no shortage of awesome activities happening in the City of Angels this November. From sporting events to family friendly outings and much more, get ready to enjoy all that L.A. has to offer.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Celebrity Sightseeing: Cemetery Edition

10/26/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Looking for a guaranteed way to spot a celebrity in Los Angeles? Look no further than a visit to one of L.A.’s unique cemeteries. Take a walk on the dark side and explore the fascinating cemeteries where generations of famous stars have been laid to rest.

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