Reviewed by Jasmine U.
"My Take: This hike is the epitome of maximum benefits with minimum effort. Although the hike itself is only about 1.5 miles (each direction) the view ..." more
West Sunset Boulevard & Los Liones Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90272
Food Festival / Screening
Los Angeles is America’s capital city for music, movies, and food trucks. To celebrate this cultural trifecta ... moreThroughout the city
Beach / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review The slightly off-kilter and tourist-packed Venice Boardwalk may draw the biggest crowds to Venice, but a close second is undoubtedly the adjacent three-mile expanse of Venice Beach. Sunny days attract hordes of beachgoers, especially in summer when Venice is often twenty-plus degrees cooler than the sweltering valley ... more
Bordered by the Santa Monica Pier to the north and the Venice Fishing Pier to the south
Venice, CA 90291
Concert / Outdoor Event
Jazz lovers enjoy outdoor performances at the annual Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series. Held every Sunday ... moreStewart Street Park (Santa Monica, CA) Santa Monica, CA 90404
Party Earth Review Although Sunset Boulevard runs all the way from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean, the most famous stretch of this road is the roughly mile-and-a-half span through West Hollywood known as The Sunset Strip. A nightlife hotspot as far back as the 1920s, The Strip today packs in a massive collection of high-end boutiques ... more
Sunset Boulevard roughly from
Sierra Drive on the west and
North Crescent Heights Boulevard on the East
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Concert / Outdoor Event
The Twilight Concert Series has been a fixture on the Santa Monica Pier since 1983. The incomparable setting ... moreSanta Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, 90401
Party Earth Review Nearly as exclusive as Rodeo Drive but with a younger and hipper vibe, Robertson Boulevard features a two-block stretch of exclusive boutiques and restaurants that has become a shopping mecca for young Hollywood and reality star wannabes. Visitors are almost certain to catch a starlet or two flitting in and out of uber ... more
Robertson Boulevard (between Beverly Boulevard and Third Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Cultural Festival / Parade
At the Taste of Ecuador Food Festival (free entrance to the public) more than 10,000 Ecuadorians, 5,000 people from other nationalities will enjoy a full menu of Ecuadorian cuisine dishes. Attendants will also enjoy Ecuadorian ... moreOlvera Street (Calle Olvera)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Food Festival / Outdoor Event
Every year, the LA Taco Fest in Boyle Heights, CA, attracts thousands of Angelinos to taste the different styles that taco vendors have to offer. Taking place at Mariachi Plaza Station, this food event also features a ... moreMariachi Plaza
MTA Gold Line Station
Boyle Heights, CA 90033
Culture / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review Featured in films like Pretty Woman and known for its uber-exclusive designer labels and haute couture fashions, the world-renowned Rodeo Drive is LA’s most famous high-end shopping district. A short three-block stretch of exclusive boutiques, Rodeo has become a mecca for wealthy female shoppers and celebrities, as well ... more
Rodeo Drive between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Seeing as it is bursting with sunshine and overflowing with beaches and expansive parks, it’s hardly a surprise that there are so many outdoor activities in Los Angeles.
Spending time outdoors in LA is a must – if only to calm your soul from all the traffic – but it’s also easy, not just because of the weather but also because there are so many great outdoor activities in LA to partake in. Whether it’s a thigh-busting hike through the famous expanses of Griffith Park or celebrity-filled Runyon Canyon, running, biking, and rock climbing in the Santa Monica Mountains, or a tourist-filled stroll down Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles begs its visitors to come out and stay out all day and long into the night.
Much like a walk down Hollywood Boulevard, a stroll along the chaos of the Venice Boardwalk is a must for any new visitor or longtime resident, and the same could certainly be said of shopping (or maybe just ogling the storefronts) along the glitzy sidewalks of Rodeo Drive. After getting even more shopping in down the hip blocks of Melrose Avenue, it’s time to explore the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, which packs in a massive collection of high-end boutiques, glitzy eateries, swanky hotels, hopping bars, pulsing live music venues, velvet-rope clubs, and plenty of chances to spy a celebrity at practically any hour.
When the next morning rolls around, you can head on down to the Grove outdoor shopping center and Farmers Market, or bop on over to nearby Third Street for one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, and bars that are a welcome respite from the typical corporate chain stores. Still not done? Abbott Kinney in Venice and the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica make for fabulous shopping, dining, drinking, and people-watching, and First Fridays along Abbott Kinney is an awesome Los Angeles outdoor event when neighborhood merchants feature their best wares, special gifts, new products, and live music, complete with lots of food and drink…..whew!