Bikes and Hikes L.A. in a Day tour

Car-Free Businesses and Organizations in Los Angeles

05/06/2016

Discover Los Angeles

BlacklistLA is a running group that discovers the city every Monday at 10 p.m. The group’s first meeting was at LACMA’s Urban Light in 2013, with the intention of discovering street art in Los Angeles. The name comes from the fact that street art is typically “blacklisted” from traditional galleries and viewed as graffiti or vandalism. BlacklistLA aims to provide a safe and energetic environment where people feel empowered to discover the streets of Los Angeles in a way that’s never been done before. The group has run around Downtown L.A., Hollywood, Koreatown, Culver City, Echo Park and continues to explore more of the city. Newly created by BlacklistLA is the “MetroRun,” exploring the city through Metro’s subway lines. See their website for event dates.

CicLAvia riders on Broadway in Downtown L.A.

The Guide to Car-Free Events in Los Angeles

05/06/2016

Discover Los Angeles

The Big Parade Los Angeles is an annual, two-day walk that happens every May. It includes about 80 public stairways and spans over 35 miles from Downtown L.A. to the Griffith Observatory. The walk runs on a timetable and is designed as a series of attached loops, so people can come and go as they please. The location is broadcast live so that walkers can follow along or join at will. Along the way, there’s music, art, history, guest speakers and lots of surprises. The Big Parade and the practice walks are free.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Go On Location: Historic Los Angeles Theatres Featured in Film

04/13/2016

Lindsay Blake

In the early 1900s, lavish theatres and movie palaces began popping up across Los Angeles. Though a large number of them have been transformed, altered or razed over the years, several of the historic venues remain in operation and in pristine condition. While the opulent sites are not always open to the public, they can be accessed a number of ways, such as the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour, and the Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats film series program.

Because the theatres are regularly used for filming, you can also catch a glimpse of them onscreen. Read on for a list of ten historic venues and the productions they have appeared in.

Sister Cities of Los Angeles street sign at City Hall

The Sister Cities of Los Angeles

04/08/2016

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Sister Cities of Los Angeles is a network of 25 Sister Cities and three Friendship Cities on six continents. Sister Cities of Los Angeles celebrates the myriad cultures of L.A. through a continuing program of service in the areas of civics, educational, cultural, trade and economic development, travel, sports and recreation, and other areas of mutual interest. Sister Cities of Los Angeles promotes the image of the City of Los Angeles around the world, expands global interest in our city, and invites visitors to L.A.

Get Lost in L.A. for 24 Hours

02/23/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Think you're ready to spend 24 hours exploring all the wonders L.A. has to offer? Good. We've put together a step-by-step itinerary. It's all here. Of course, you don't have to do everything in one day. Make sure to come back and spend quality time enjoying L.A.'s diverse dining, multiculural activities and so much more.

Guelaguetza mural by Colectivo LaPiztola

Explore Global Cultures in Los Angeles

02/11/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the world, home to vibrant neighborhoods throughout the Greater L.A. area. Even if you’re visiting L.A. for just one day, you can still experience a wide range of cultural attractions and cuisines. Read on for a guide to exploring global cultures in Los Angeles.

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