Top Los Angeles Tourist Attractions

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Though Los Angeles remains an extremely popular tourist destination, it’s also gained the somewhat unwarranted reputation of being a bit too gimmicky or too commercial. While the Los Angeles landscape would not be complete without its share of glamour and glitz (it is the home of showbiz, after all!), the top Los Angeles tourist attractions merit a deeper look. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the L.A. sprawl or a seasoned veteran of the City of Angels, make sure to check out these Los Angeles attractions, taking the opportunity to experience the culture, history, and innovation that make the metropolis so unique. Venice Beach & Boardwalk Venice Beach conjures iconic images of L.A.'s alternative beach bum scene, where skateboarders, body builders, and artists of various … [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 … [Read more...]