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The Gamble House aka Doc Brown's house in "Back to the Future"

Top 10 Totally Awesome 80s Movie Locations in Los Angeles

03/23/2015

Lindsay Blake

Ah, the 1980s. Not only did the decade gift us with a vividly colorful clothing scheme and a plethora of catchy pop ballads, but it also endowed us with one of film’s most beloved genres. Though thirty-plus years have passed since many of the best-loved '80s flicks were lensed, many of their locales remain virtually unchanged. Here’s a list of ten 80s movie locations that are found in Los Angeles.

WEST Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Angeleno

The Guide to Brentwood, California

03/19/2015

Esther Tseng

Brentwood is one of L.A.'s most affluent neighborhoods, located on the Westside between Westwood and Santa Monica. Brentwood began as a Mexican land grant ranch sold off by the Sepulveda family. Its modern development started in the 1880s and today it boasts one of the lowest population densities in the city, with lush green pastures and coral trees along its main thoroughfare, San Vicente Boulevard. Read on for a guide to the area's essential stops, and get up close and personal with one of the Westside's most beautiful neighborhoods.

Top of Topanga Overlook - Woodland Hills

The Guide to Woodland Hills

03/18/2015

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Woodland Hills is an upscale neighborhood located on the edge of the Santa Monica Mountains in the San Fernando Valley of northern Los Angeles. Woodland Hills is bordered by Calabasas, Tarzana, Topanga and is a short hop from the famous beaches of Malibu. It's lush, green and a great place to hike, bike, enjoy nature and update your wardrobe. Whether your interest is shopping or the outdoors, Woodland Hills has activities and attractions that can provide a fun, entertaining experience. On Ventura Boulevard there are lively bars and gastropubs with delicious food and live music, making Woodland Hills a unique, vibrant destination in the Valley.

Ultrazone Laser Tag

A Walking Tour of Sherman Oaks

03/17/2015

Sarah Dandashy

Even though the San Fernando Valley is known as one of L.A.’s largest regions, there are local neighborhoods that are easily navigated and pedestrian friendly. The historic and upscale neighborhood of Sherman Oaks is one of those areas, especially along Ventura Boulevard, which one can explore on foot. Many of L.A.’s favorite restaurants and stores have Valley locations in Sherman Oaks, which is just “over the hill” from Bel-Air and Beverly Hills. Though it’s nice to come across familiar brands, there are numerous local gems that make Sherman Oaks truly a delight to explore on foot.

Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon

Famous Attractions Along the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Route

03/09/2015

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The "Stadium to the Sea" course of the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon will take runners through iconic Los Angeles neighborhoods adjacent to some of the most well-known landmarks and attractions in Los Angeles. The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016. The 26-mile course has several course markers, including Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Runners who are visiting Los Angeles can have the opportunity to visit some great sites once the race is over. Each course marker is near a great location for sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. Here are the most popular sites next to course markers of the Skechers Los Angeles Marathon.

For more information about the marathon, read our guide to the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.

Things to Do on Hollywood Boulevard - Hollywood Boulevard Attractions

Famous Attractions: Things to Do on Hollywood Boulevard

03/05/2015

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Hollywood Boulevard is a Los Angeles cultural icon, with museums, landmarks and other Hollywood attractions that celebrate L.A.’s rich film and entertainment heritage. so There are so many things to do in Hollywood, California! You can see the footprints of the stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre, gaze down at the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, do some serious shopping at Hollywood & Highland, or visit the famous Hollywood Wax Museum. Along its stretch from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive, you can find a day’s worth of activities that will give you a true Hollywood experience. You never know who you'll run into! Arnold Schwarzenegger recently shocked fans by making an appearance at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Watch what happened below.

Marina del Rey at sunset

A Walking Tour of Marina del Rey

02/20/2015

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With over 4,600 boat slips, Marina del Rey is the largest man-made small-craft harbor in North America. Prior to its development, the Marina was a marshland popular for fishing and duck hunting. Various development plans date back to the 1880s, but it wasn’t until 1954 that President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Marina as a federal project. Over 50 years later, the Marina is a thriving residential and boating community with year-round water sports, waterfront dining, and harbor cruises.

FYF Fest at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Guide to Exposition Park in Los Angeles

02/18/2015

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Located just south of Downtown Los Angeles, Exposition Park is home to a world-class collection of museums, sports facilities and recreational areas. Exposition Park also offers diverse cultural, entertainment and educational activities. The 160-acre site was founded as Agricultural Park in 1872 and subsequently renamed Exposition Park in 1910. The park has since become one of L.A.’s premier cultural and special event destinations.

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

Go On Location: Oscar-Winning Best Picture Locations in Los Angeles

02/10/2015

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles has been home to the Academy Awards ever since the very first ceremony was held on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Eight Oscar trophies were handed out that night, including one to “Wings” for Outstanding Picture. In the past 90 years, numerous Best Picture winners have filmed in L.A. Read on for a list of ten memorable Oscar-winning movie locations that are found in the City of Angels.

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