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Mr. Little Jeans performs at N.Y.E.L.A. at Grand Park

The Best New Year's Eve Concerts & Special Events in Los Angeles

12/09/2015

Discover Los Angeles

From elegant affairs to massive dance parties, Los Angeles is ready to ring in 2019 with some of the best New Year’s Eve events in the country. Read our round up for the best concerts and special events to say farewell to 2018 and welcome the new year.

Go Metro: all Metro Rail lines, plus Orange and Silver Lines, will run 24 hours on New Year's Eve with free fares from 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. on Jan. 1.

"The Vortex" at Exchange LA

The Best New Year's Eve Parties at Los Angeles Bars & Clubs

12/09/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Raise a glass to 2019 and dance the night away to world-class DJs! Read on for our guide to New Year’s Eve events taking place at L.A.’s top bars, lounges and dance clubs. All events are 21 and over unless otherwise noted.

Go Metro: all Metro Rail lines, plus Orange and Silver Lines, will run 24 hours on New Year's Eve with free fares from 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Downtown L.A. viewed from the Arts District

A Visual Walking Tour of the Arts District in Downtown L.A.

11/04/2015

Esther Tseng

Not sure what to do in downtown Los Angeles?  Stop by The Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, one of the hottest neighborhoods in the DTLA area. From the area’s beginnings as Jean-Louis Vigne’s vineyard to an orchard growing mostly oranges and grapefruit, by the late 1800s it became an industrial center for railroads and manufacturing. Eventually, the railroads gave way to the trucking industry and industry moved to other L.A. County areas like Commerce in order to build larger buildings to accommodate their growing businesses.

In the 1970s, artists braved dangerous conditions and began to occupy the area’s dilapidated buildings, having been priced out of areas such as Venice and Hollywood. Eventually, they opened art galleries and began to develop these buildings themselves, thereby preserving a big part of L.A.’s industrial history.

The area again underwent another downturn in the 1990s before being saved by Joel Bloom and his supporters, who officially renamed the area the “Arts District.” Today, it is home to many creatives, including those in green technology, architecture and entertainment. Read on for a visual walking tour of this burgeoning urban oasis.

The Edison in Downtown Los Angeles

Things to Do in L.A. On a Rainy Day: Nightlife

10/19/2015

Discover Los Angeles

"Why don't you slip out of those wet clothes and into a dry Martini?" For night owls, Los Angeles is the place to be. Read on and discover L.A.'s best bars, dance clubs and many more hot spots to escape the rain.

Thriller dancers at West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

The Best Halloween Parties in Los Angeles

09/29/2015

Discover Los Angeles

From the world's largest Halloween street party to theme parties at some of L.A.'s hottest nightclubs, coolest bars and grandest hotels, guys and ghouls can expect a scary good time on Halloween night.

All events are 21 and over unless otherwise noted.

The Edison in Downtown Los Angeles

Discover the Hidden Bars of Los Angeles

07/23/2015

Esther Tseng

The speakeasy bar concept is no secret to Los Angeles nightlife, but it can be hard to keep track of all the hidden entrances, secret passwords and changing menu themes. While there are plenty of bars to visit, each space is a worthwhile venue to crack the code - whether it’s to drink, dance and much more. Visit them all to collect each of their unique perspectives on imbibing in L.A., because not only does each place regularly rotate their cocktail menu, they all have their own unexpected twist. Whether it's karaoke, cigars, a glowing dance floor, or simply a hard-to-find entrance, these bars have surprises waiting for you.

BonaVista Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure

Fantastic Features of Los Angeles Hotels: Part One

06/11/2015

Sarah Dandashy

Travelers and locals alike are lucky that Los Angeles is home to incredible hotels across the city. Whether they are sleek and modern in design or historic properties with Golden Age Hollywood glamour, we have hotels to fit every need. Of course, in a city that is sunny and perfect throughout the year, hotel pools are a top feature. The fun doesn’t stop at the hotel pool. The following guide lists some of the “Fantastic Features” of Los Angeles hotels that you’ll want to visit when planning your next daycation, staycation or vacation!

Gallery Bar and Cognac Room at the Millennium Biltmore

Top 10 Hotel Bars in Los Angeles

06/10/2015

Gabrielle Olya

Some of the best bars in Los Angeles are located at the city’s top hotels. Whether you want to experience a Los Angeles classic, enjoy an incredible view while you sip your drink, or check out a trendy new spot, you can often do so without leaving your accommodations. These 10 bars prove that in L.A., hotels are not just for sleeping.

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