The Spectator’s Guide to the Long Beach Marathon

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The hours are ticking down to the 28th annual Long Beach International City Bank Marathon, which will take over the city on Sunday, October 7th. One of the most scenic and flat courses in America, the Long Beach Marathon draws tens of… [Read More]

Los Angeles Lobster Festival

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If you’re around LA this weekend, make sure to spend a day at the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, one of the best Southern California family attractions. In addition to delicious, inexpensive lobster imported from Maine, the festival features live musical… [Read More]

Los Angeles Welcomes Back the Sunset Strip Music Festival

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Since 2008, the Sunset Strip Business Association has been bringing top-name entertainment to L.A.’s famous Sunset Strip with its popular weekend music festival. Previous years have included performances from Motley Crue, Common, Neon Trees, and Kid Cudi – and those are just… [Read More]

Shakespeare in the Park: Four Cities, Four Great Outdoor Performances


Summer is the time to get outside and enjoy some of your city’s favorite green spaces – we’ve talked about outdoor movies and free summer festivals, but it’s about time we mention every literature junkie’s favorite summer pastime. Shakespeare in the Park… [Read More]

L.A. International Surf Festival

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On a vacation without much planning, it’s easy to fall into a slump – sitting on a tour bus during the day, grabbing a quick bite of greasy fast food for lunch, and then crashing in your hotel room with a movie… [Read More]

Walt Disney World, LEGOLAND California, and Universal Studios Hollywood

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The largest, most-attended recreational complex in the world and home to some of the most iconic landmarks and imagery on the planet, Walt Disney World, is an American pastime.  Located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, approximately 21 miles southwest of Orlando, Florida, the… [Read More]

Solana Beach Triathlon and Duathlon

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Over 2,000 athletes will be hitting the beaches of the San Diego area next Sunday, July 22nd, for the 10th annual Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon! Hosted by Active X and the Triathlon Club of San Diego, the race will include a… [Read More]

Join the Autobots for Memorial Day Weekend at Universal!


Transform your weekend into an unforgettable adventure with Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots at Universal Studios. This Memorial Day weekend, Universal Studios Hollywood will open their gates a 7:30 am to for special early access to grand opening of… [Read More]

LEGENDS of La Cienega 2012

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The worlds of design, fashion, architecture and art are coming together May 9-11 in Los Angeles for Legends of La Cienega: Windows to the World. LA’s three day event is a showcase of design showrooms as well as parties and exhibitions all… [Read More]

Gear Up for Transformers the Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood


Transformers fans, listen up! You too, thrill riders! This May, a new motion simulator will be added to the ranks of The Simpsons, King Kong, and Revenge of the Mummy rides, and it promises not to disappoint. The ride is, of course,… [Read More]