Red Car River Park

Discover the Hidden Gems of Atwater Village

08/16/2017

Liz Ohanesian

Atwater Village is small, but it's packed with hidden gems. The neighborhood is located right by the L.A. River and that alone will give outdoorsy types lots to explore. It's a neighborhood with a music history memorialized in the mural portrait of late Beastie Boy MCA and a future that's being forged inside nearby Swing House Studios. For being such a small neighborhood, Atwater Village's bar game is strong and includes spots where you can check out up-and-coming local talent too. Whether you're looking for an afternoon adventure or a dose of L.A. nightlife, Atwater Village has you covered.

Howlin' Ray's in Far East Plaza

The Dining Guide to Far East Plaza in Chinatown

08/14/2017

Hope Ewing

Built in 1976, the Far East Plaza food mall in Chinatown has become iconic for its mix of old-school and new, creating a buzz among L.A.’s foodie crowd since local chef Roy Choi relocated his first brick-and-mortar there in 2013.

Since then, this unassuming two-story space has become a culinary destination for people from all over. Visitors come for authentic regional Asian bites, restaurant-hop for a taste of everything, or hunker down in line with coffee and ice cream, waiting for service at a trendy pop-up. Communal tables arranged between stands selling knick-knacks serve the many fast-casual options along the corridor. Positioned in the heart of Chinatown, the plaza is worth checking out whether you’re a fan of traditional Asian street food or seeking out the next big food thing.

Parking is easily found at surrounding paid lots; street parking is also available, but hard to come by with busy weekend crowds.

Individual Medley

The Guide to Shopping in Atwater Village

08/11/2017

Liz Ohanesian

The Atwater Village shopping scene is small and largely confined to Glendale Boulevard, with some overflow on Los Feliz Boulevard. Still, the shops here pack a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" into their often tiny spaces. Fashion and accessories, both new and vintage, make up a good chunk of what you'll find here. But, keep your eyes open small, independent home and/or garden shops too. If you're looking for music, Jacknife might have what you need and bookworms will want to spend some time at Alias. If crystals are your jam, make sure you head over to The Crystal Matrix. Read on for the guide to shopping in Atwater Village.

Biking Venice Beach at sunset

Top 5 Things to Do in L.A. Before It's Back to School

08/11/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Summer is winding down, and that means vacation is almost over and it's time to go back to school. But that doesn't mean it's time to stop having fun! Here are five summer activities for students and teachers to do in L.A. before school is in session again.

LA River Kayak Safari

Dip Your Toes Into These L.A. Experiences

08/09/2017

For those seeking the life aquatic, there's more to Los Angeles than world-famous beaches like Malibu, Santa Monica and Venice. Read on for five locations that will wet your appetite for new and unique L.A. experiences.

Automobile Driving Museum

All Roads Lead to L.A.'s Car Collections

08/08/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is world famous for its long love affair with the automobile. Car culture has been part of the city's DNA for generations, and one of the best known destinations for gearheads is the spectacular Petersen Automotive Museum. But the Petersen isn't the only museum for car buffs. From classics to custom builds and hot rods, read on for extraordinary car collections on view at museums and showrooms across Los Angeles.

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