I went there alone! But it was so fun! I screamed like a kid and had a blast! It is a little bit expensive but it totally worth it. Avoid long lines with the "special pass" they sell. With this pass... more
Last visit November 2012
Although a bit of a tourist trap, Olvera Street is still a lovely place to stop for a short visit if you find yourself in downtown LA. Olvera Street is a pedestrian only... more
The Hollywood Walk of Fame extends for more than 2 mi/3 km along Hollywood Boulevard.
Insets honoring Hollywood stars and other entertainment industry professionals fill the square in front of the... more
The winter of August the 4th was replaced by the spring of the 5th, but still not inviting to swim.
So, I must admit that I left California without entering the Pacific Ocean. Next time I'll try... more
Dont compare Fla and California. You cant. They're two different places. Just let each place enlighten you in their own way.
Plan, plan, plan. Not just what to do, but when. Which day. Everything, Or... more
L.A may not be the most Irish city of America and may not be the best place for watching a more authentic, celebratory St. Patrick's Day event. NY and Boston may serve as better options for the... more
Each year people flood the alleys of Los Angeles' Chinatown for the annual Chinese New Year celebration. It's a great opportunity to hit the streets with and hip cross-section of Angelinos and enjoy... more
ANT Farm Review
Show Time 5:00pm
Show Date April 2012
Arrival: My daughter and I arrived at 1pm. Street parking was ample. It is free, there are no meters. There are also no parking ramps that I saw.... more
The Sign is not lit up and you cannot take photos of it at night. During the day, the best place to see it is Griffith Park Observatory or Beachwood Drive. AVOID Barham Blvd/Lake Hollywood Dr. as it... more
When one arrives in LA's Hollywood, high on anybody's "must Do List" is to visit one of the Studios producing epic Films and TV series. we were informed by an LA insider that of the three Studios, go... more
This museum is a memorial to J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)
Whose collection forms its core and whose legacy has made possible its continued growth.
At his wish the J. Paul Getty Museum from it... more
Many tips have been given for Los Angeles. Way too much to repeat, except for one. One tip that I feel a part of since my birth has been the Griffith Observatory. Today, as a member of FOTO, I smile... more
2 Rodeo is a scenic shopping and dining area in Beverly Hills. It's a block-long strip of shops that includes Tiffany & Co, Versace, Badgley Mischka, Jose Eber and restaurants inlcuding McCormick &... more
This entertainment center is home of the Kodak Theater where many live events including American Idol are taped. It also includes many restaurants, shops and movie theaters. Don't miss the great view... more
The best time to go to Magic Mountain is in the summer when the park is open during the week. The crowds are not as big so you can make it though more of the rides. If you plan to go on the weekend be... more
For sheer kicks drive around the enormous mansions in Beverly Hills north of sunset Boulevard. The excess and often bad taste is pretty amusing and amazing. But some homes are really nice, immersed in... more
Money, ambition and imagination are the ingredients present in most American realizations. The absence (or the disregard) of a local culture, was the reason of a diversified copy of models and styles... more
We arrived at Santa Monica in the afternoon of August the 4th, thinking on parking and swimming immediately.
Well, well, well.
Ninety per cent of our winter is not so cold. Never mind, I'll do it... more
This area in southeast downtown is the japanese american cultural center in LA. It has a small but interesting museum which focuses on the internment of japanese americans during WWII. It also has... more
Universal City Walk is the area just outside the Universal Studios park, so you don’t have to pay any fee to stroll around here. Many people come in the night (or just after their tour in the park)... more
Sunset- Junction Festival ** (is an event on life support, has not fully been operated since a 2011 cancellation but may make a comeback with funding and/or if economy improves. Cross your fingers and... more
A great pedestrian shopping street where you can find lots of big chains like Victoria's Secret and Sephora. In the afternoon you can also find street artists here. Some better than others :-)
I've been to Los Angeles quite a few times over the years, I was born in nearby Inglewood and lived there until the tender age of 3, returned when I was in grade school, again in junior high when I......