March 21, 2014
This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak.
Feb. 21, 2014
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte offers an easy lakeside hike with views of swans and herons. Hike details: Distance: 3 miles Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: 2 on a scale of 1 to 5 Details: Ample free parking. Dogs on a leash are OK. Wheelchair accessible.
Feb. 21, 2014
For more than two decades, the mile-long stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood known as Theatre Row has served as home to the city's densest plot of live theaters, drawing audiences to a diverse array of stages run by scrappy companies. On busy nights, spectators can see works by ...
Feb. 17, 2014
New York artist Jason Shelowitz, also known as Jay Shells, installed signs with rap quotes around Los Angeles. Most of his signs have already disappeared. Photographs of signs by Jason Shelowitz.
Feb. 10, 2014
In celebration of National Pizza Day, here's a run-down of Los Angeles pizza, including go-to delivery spots, Chicago-style, New York-style, Neapolitan-style and New York-Naples hybrids. Here's where to get your gooey, cheesy, melty, crispy- and/or chewy-crusted pizza fix. View the full list here.
Jan. 24, 2014
Head to Thousand Oaks' Wildwood Park, where the moderately difficult trail to Paradise Falls leads to a robust waterfall.
Jan. 18, 2014
Some of the Los Angeles locales featured in "Her" may be hard to recognize after Spike Jonze's futuristic revamp of the city. We've mapped out the L.A.-centric spots (parts of the film were also shot in Shanghai) that help set the scene as protagonist Theodore Twombly's romance unfolds.
Dec. 27, 2013
In the Studio City area, try this Fryman Canyon path that was once named the best running trail in the city.
Nov. 22, 2013
Union Station, an L.A. setting for so many movie and TV stories, is living history with a promising future in the works.
Nov. 22, 2013
Let the myriad songs that mention Los Angeles be proof that this metropolis leaves an impression. Songwriters have weaved imagery of its boulevards into odes, turned a critical lens on its darker corners and crooned about moments birthed within the county's boundaries. We've mapped out a small selection of tracks ...
Nov. 21, 2013
In their Postcards From the West series, writer Christopher Reynolds and photographer Mark Boster search for new angles and forgotten history among some of the most iconic views in the American West.
Nov. 21, 2013
A look through the important Dallas locations tied to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the search for his killer.
Oct. 25, 2013
Casual or gourmet food options. Surprising places to spend the night. And a way to get closer to the animals.
Oct. 22, 2013
There's an L.A. bakery out there to suit any craving. Love dainty French gateaux, chocolate layer cake, the stickiest sticky buns, or great bread on which to smear copious amounts of butter? There’s a bakery for you. Here's a map of some of our favorites. Why these bakeries are so ...
Oct. 18, 2013
Seven hotels with rates of less than $200 a night and 10 restaurants where you can eat for $20 a person or less in Waikiki, Hawaii by Rosemary McClure.
Oct. 18, 2013
Wattles Garden Park is a bucolic, verdant garden in the heart of Hollywood. It’s loaded with history, and a delightful place to have a picnic, watch a sunset or just hang out. This easy walk will introduce you to the many charms of this recently restored Los Angles landmark, closed ...
Oct. 16, 2013
Is Leon Logothetis compassionate or crazy—or both? Logothetis, you may recall, bought a 1985 London taxi, dubbing it the Kindness Cab, and drove it from New York to Los Angeles, doing good deeds—driving a veteran to a VA Hospital for cancer treatment, taking a down-on-its-luck family out for ice cream—along ...
Sept. 27, 2013
Do's and don'ts across the miles of Monument Valley. The story: Monument Valley: A stark beauty deep in Navajo country
Sept. 13, 2013
What place lifts your spirits? We asked a group of seasoned travelers to describe their happy places, the destination they conjure in times of trouble. The allure is aesthetic, but it's also emotional. The place is reminiscent of home — or the polar opposite of home. It is exotic — ...
Sept. 12, 2013
Croissant-doughnut pastry hybrids and iterations such as cruller-croissants and brioche-doughnuts have swept Los Angeles. Here's where to find the best, and the rest. RELATED: 5 best not-Cronuts in L.A.
Sept. 5, 2013
Waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge and other parts of Oregon. The story: Oregon: Columbia River Gorge waterfalls refresh a scorched SoCal soul
Aug. 23, 2013
Some tips for dining, lodging and what to see in Portland, Oregon. The story: Portland's quirky comeback kid
Aug. 12, 2013
A quick guide to major arenas, stadiums, racetracks and other sports facilities, past and present, in the L.A. area.
July 30, 2013
Forty-eight hours of fun? You've got it. Here are weekend escapes that offer rest for the weary and restoration for the body and soul.
July 19, 2013
Some tips for dining, lodging and what to see, and how best to use the cable cars. The story: San Francisco's famed cable cars
July 8, 2013
The steady stream of new-wave coffee in L.A. that began several years ago has turned into an espresso-fueled torrent. Now dozens of cafes are serving excellent brewed coffee or perfect pulls of espresso. Each has its own apparati (siphons, Steampunks, Kalita drippers, even Fetco brewers, not to mention La Marzoccos, ...
July 5, 2013
A guide to some of the LA Freewalls murals in downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. The project is headed by the controversial Daniel Lahoda, who brokers deals between businesses and street artists.
July 3, 2013
Orange’s claim to the title “antique capital of Southern California” is bolstered by about 60 shops selling vintage collectibles in and around downtown.
July 3, 2013
Looking to celebrate the Fourth with a bang? Here are some of the places hosting celebrations and professional fireworks shows.
June 14, 2013
Cold-pressed juice bars are popping up all over Los Angeles. Some are indie shops, others are fast-expanding chains. What makes cold-pressed juice bars different? They use hydraulic presses to make juice rather than traditional centrifugal juicers because they claim it makes better-for-you juice. But some fans are drinking the stuff ...
June 6, 2013
Leave your car and take the shuttle to roam Yosemite Valley. And don't forget to see the Ahwahnee hotel.
May 31, 2013
An eclectic shopping area has emerged in the desert community near the national park. Vintage clothing and recycled furniture stores, along with artists working in ceramic, fiber, glass, metal and more are among those who have set up shop. The town boasts an almost-mall that's housed in a former trailer ...
May 30, 2013
The informal trail includes seven creameries that are open to the public year-round for tasting.
May 27, 2013
In Malibu, 29 sites have been set aside for access to the beach or coastal viewpoints by the California Coastal Commission since 1973. Only eight have opened to the public. Nine are being disputed. The commission has not yet taken action on the others. Read the full report: Scouting out ...
May 22, 2013
If you take into account Los Angeles’ superb produce, its breathtaking diversity and its imagination, it can be one of the most pleasurable places to eat on Earth. The list below is a ranking of the best restaurants. Create a wish list, brag list and share with your friends
May 17, 2013
Where to eat, sleep and have fun near the Lone Cypress. The story: Standing before the Lone Cypress
May 5, 2013
Tacos - can we ever have enough tacos in our lives? I didn't think so. Because when the taco is right, the birds start to sing and the stars shine more brightly and you have the impression that everything is right with the world, which is a lot of happiness ...
May 4, 2013
No places match the breadth and depth of Mexican restaurants we have in Southern California, except Mexico City itself – and maybe not even there. You can find the cooking of almost every region in the country here, crafted at street-corner taco trucks as well as cutting-edge places like the ...
April 16, 2013
The literary life of Los Angeles was already in gear when F. Scott Fitzgerald settled here in the 1930s, and it's been heating up ever since. This map, which will be updated periodically, highlights some literary landmarks, contemporary bookstores and passages from a number of works about L.A. by authors ...