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Santa Monica Street Art Bike Tour
"Spend an unforgettable 3-4 hours on a guided bike tour through Santa Monica and the historical neighborhoods of Venice Beach California. The tour begins with a leisurely cruise through Santa Monica's charming Main Street and stops at Venice Beach near Muscle Beach the birthplace of skateboarding and training grounds for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. Venice Beach's Italian-influenced landscape is also widely recognized for its West Coast legal graffiti walls that attract street artists from around the world. Tour- Rip Cronk Emily Winters Frank Gehry and other prominent figures. Riders will also be given some time to walk along the colorful Venice Boardwalk to purchase souvenirs and watch live street performances. Afterwards you'll pedal through the picturesque Venice Canals
From $69.00
Los Angeles Horseback-Riding Tour to the Hollywood Sign
"You’ll be picked up from your Anaheim or Los Angeles hotel in the morning for a drive to Griffith Park a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood. Covering 4310 acres (1744 hectares) of land in the expansive hills overlooking LA this is one of the largest urban parks in the US.When you arrive you’ll be greeted with a stellar view of the Hollywood Sign directly above you and Los Angeles County sprawling behind you. After a brief safety orientation
From $120.00
Grand Tour of Los Angeles
"Hop on the coach and meet your driver-guide who provides interesting and amusing commentary about Los Angeles and its movie history throughout your sightseeing tour. Start on Hollywood Boulevard where you'll see the 200 cement handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and pass by Dolby Theatre home to the Academy Awards. Continue through town for a photo op of the Hollywood Sign built in 1923 and considered a national monument and see the Studios at Paramount in West Hollywood and the CBS television studios. (If you're on the morning tour
From $79.00

Air Quality - Smog Tips (9)

Mind your AQI's.

Los Angeles has finally regained her crown - as the smoggiest city in the U.S. Yee haw! Number One, Again! Take that, Houston!Seriously, though, travelers who are sensitive to toxins, or who suffer...
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Oct 01, 2005

That warm California sun can get ya!

Yes, the sun shines in LA. A lot. And it can be quite strong at times. So, take care of yourself, especially if you're fairskinned. That means lots of sunscreen and wearing a hat when you're out in...
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Aug 29, 2005

Very heavy smog.

If you have a problem with breathing, then be sure and note that this place is not going to help one bit. The air pollution is so bad it's hard to see for a distance, smog is low-laying or perceptible...
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Feb 25, 2003

No smoking!

When you are here in Los Angeles and you decide to visit our beautiful forest's, please remember.. There is no smoking in the woods, you could start a fire like this one in Glendale california (early...
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Sep 25, 2002

The Worst Air in America

Los Angeles has some of the worst air in America, and the problem can be especially acute on winter days when thermal inversion prevents the auto emissions from escaping into the atmosphere. In...
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Mar 12, 2006

The slabs of faux marble that...

The slabs of faux marble that constitute the Walk of Fame are H-O-T in the summertime! You'll probably feel compelled to lay down on them to have a picture taken with a particular star (say, for...
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Aug 25, 2002

Our pretty brown clouds

We don't trust air that we can see. At least thats what we say to make ourselves feel better because we live in one of the most dirtiest cities in terms of air quality. Yup, we're all going to die of...
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Sep 12, 2004

Air Quality - No Worries

While the traffic will probably be worse than you have heard, air quality is something that LA gets a bad rap for that really isn't warranted any longer. Even when air quality problems were at their...
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Dec 20, 2006

LA Smog

may actually be a natural phenomenon, as evidenced by old photos taken long before the advent of automobile traffic.
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Jul 08, 2003
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Art - Architecture

The Broadway Spring Center is a parking garage and businesses. What caught my attention is the huge carved reliefs on the sides of the building. Very impressive and encouraging to know at least the...
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Museum of Tolerance

Wonderful resource for the Holocaust and other diversity issues. Take the tour first, then you can wander on your own. Give yourself plenty of time to soak it all in....about 3 hours. There are...
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Hollywood Boulevard & The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Artists Susan Krieg, Preston Craig, Rodd Swerdloff, Geoffry Tuttle, Jennifer Snoeynick, Jeanna Abbey Cobelli, Jasser Membreno, Kate Macomber-Jones, and Lindsey King in 2003 painted the rollup doors...
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Los Angeles City Hall

We reached Los Angeles City Hall in downtown LA by taking the metro to Civic Centre on the red line. The City Hall is next to Grand Park which is quite a pleasant place with fountains and flags. Los...
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Bradbury Building

This is a beautiful, well-known landmark in downtown Los Angeles. The building is lovely and worth a visit for itself, especially the inside, and visitors are free to roam the lobby and stairs, but...
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Grand Central Market

To get to Grand Central Market take the red metro line to Pershing Square Station. The market is opposite the Angels Flight railway. Grand Central Market has food stalls and cafes and bars. It dates...
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