“To live in Redondo Beach, you have to be lucky.” Maybe. But everyone can enjoy the beachside neighborhood of Riviera Village, which boasts more than 300 boutiques, restaurants, galleries and businesses and is the perfect place to rejuvenate your soul.
Along the easternmost stretch of the iconic Hollywood Boulevard thoroughfare — past the tourists and the tourist attractions — sits a diverse neighborhood that’s a must-visit for those looking to explore a less-heralded part of Los Angeles.
The pop-up Museum of Weed is in town through September: Here’s a way to get your fill of cannabis, and prowl one of our favorite food-and-fashion venues in town. Just make sure you make your last stop Salt & Straw ice cream shop, for some cool, seasonal sweets.
The last Sunday of each month, the community turns out to celebrate black music, art, community and food at the Leimert Park Art Walk. But you don’t have to wait to explore some of L.A.’s most cherished black-owned businesses tucked into the neighborhood.
One of the advantages to living in Los Angeles is the ability to get away from it all, without too much of a drive (assuming traffic cooperates, which is a big assumption). When I need a serious change of scenery but can’t hop on a plane, I head to Topanga Canyon.
Marina del Rey may be nestled between two neighborhoods that seem to get most of the attention — quirky Venice and the tech landscape of Playa del Rey — but it’s not in any danger of being overshadowed: It’s an ideal spot for a half-day getaway that conveniently takes you right to the water’s edge.
In a concrete corner of downtown, far from the polished granite of Bunker Hill, rests a gritty-wonderful neighborhood where fashionistas and working-class families share the same splotchy, often-overlooked streets.
Thank dog for Rosie’s Dog Beach, the only off-leash dog beach in Los Angeles County. Four acres of sand and surf for paws to paddle in, and a good excuse to spend four hours in Long Beach’s Belmont Shore.
Whatever it is about college towns, Claremont has it in abundance, with a walkable tree-lined “Village” filled with restaurants and shops offering vintage vinyl and videos, a folk music museum and plenty of farm-fresh food.
Noted architects John Lautner, Rudolph Schindler and Raphael Soriano all designed homes in Studio City that helped define California Modernism. Here, we offer a self-driven architecture tour with a stop at the Brady Bunch house.