Things to do on Valentine’s Day in L.A.

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Looking for last minute Valentine’s Day ideas for the weekend in Los Angeles? In the city of glitz and glamour, you can expect businesses and restaurants to go all out on the romance scale. While this is great for some, many prefer Valentine’s Day plans that are less expensive, more casual, less stuffy, and more fun! There are so many exciting things to do in Los Angeles this Valentine’s Day, no matter what your interests. The Theme Park Date Show your special Valentine a good time with one of the many different theme parks in Los Angeles—or see them all! You’ll get your taste of showbiz when you visit Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes both a behind-the-scenes tour of the working studio and an amusement park filled with thrill rides based on all your favorite movies and television shows. Meanwhile, Six Flags Magic Mountain is a thrill seekers paradise, … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Tourism Discounts

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Picture yourself sprawled out on a beach towel in the sands of Santa Monica while LA natives bike or jog on the paved trail behind you and off in the distance a camera crew captures footage that could wind up on your favorite television shows. There’s probably a street performer nearby, strumming a guitar and belting out tunes that everybody knows, and as he plays on the docks, a pelican waddles past him and steals the some bait from the group of fishermen angling off the pier. Undoubtedly, there are several high-tech looking cameras around, in the hands of cameramen with black-rimmed glasses, snapping photos of Hollywood hopefuls. You look up to see the big Ferris wheel turning against the sky, and in the background, jagged cliffs lean precariously over the Pacific. Something about Los Angeles makes you feel like you’re on vacation all year round. For tourists, this is great, … [Read more...]

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is often billed as the “Creative Capital of the World” due to the fact that one in every six of its residents works in a creative industry. So what exactly are all these artists, actors, dancers, writers, filmmakers, and musicians doing here? Most would argue that this dense body of creative residents is largely due to a certain Los Angeles district known as Hollywood. This infamous district is situated in the west – northwest region of downtown Los Angeles, and is an active beacon for creative artists from all around the world. There are many things to do in Los Angeles, but a visit just isn’t complete without experiencing the glamour and prestige of all that Hollywood has to offer. Get in the action with a Los Angeles Attractions Pass, and see the many marvels of Los Angeles for one low price. With the Go Los Angeles Card, you can experience some of Hollywood’s … [Read more...]

Hollywood Attractions: Danny Zuko & Grease Lightning at Madame Tussauds Hollywood

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What if we told you that we can guarantee you’ll spot John Travolta at a popular Hollywood attraction this month? Well, head to the box office at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and you’ll find John circa 1978 in his Danny Zuko get-up, looking like he’s ready to burst into spontaneous song and dance. In an effort to make the exhibit as authentic as possible, Madame Tussauds has partnered with the Petersen Automotive Museum to obtain the REAL Grease Lightning Car used in the movie. The car serves as Danny’s backdrop for his time in the Madame Tussauds box office. Wondering what else is new at Madame Tussauds Hollywood? We’ve got the scoop on everything there is to know about visiting this fashionable wax museum. Newest Wax Figures Madame Tussauds Hollywood is constantly adding to its impressive collection of life-like wax characters. Apart from Danny Zuko in the box office, the … [Read more...]

Hollywood Christmas Parade

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Looking for unique things to do in Los Angeles? You're in luck - now that the holiday season has officially begun, the best events in LA are kicking off. First up on the calendar is the Hollywood Christmas Parade—an American tradition in its 81st year running. This year, join hosts Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie, as well as the 2012 “Grand Marshal,” Joe Mantegna for an evening of festivities. Parade Information This year’s parade will be held on Sunday, November 25th, beginning at 6:00 PM. The parade route starts on Hollywood Blvd at Orange and continues in a U-shape as it travels east on Vine, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard, and west on Sunset back to Orange. As always, trying to find a parking spot in Los Angeles can be a huge hassle. The most convenient way to get to the Hollywood Christmas Parade is to hop on the Metro. Both stops on Hollywood Blvd, Highland and … [Read more...]

Green Tourism in Southern California

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For years, Santa Monica has been well ahead of the gang in the "green" movement, implementing sustainable practices across the board, from local food initiatives to eco-friendly architectural design. Now, the beloved beach community is taking another step in the green direction by implementing a ban on plastic shopping bags that went into effect on March 7th. Under the new law, supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies are all prohibited from handing out single-use plastic bags. However, recyclable paper bags will be sold for 10 cents apiece, so there's no need to panic if you forget to bring your re-useable bags. The ban is similar to other initiatives that have taken place in upscale communities like Malibu and San Francisco, and residents are taking well to the approach. Some grocery stores have said that 30-40% of shoppers brought their own bags before the … [Read more...]