If you live on the Westside, it's easy to get complacent about all the wonderful hiking available in the Santa Monica Mountains, which affords plenty of butt-kicking ascents to views of Catalina, as well as easy access off Sunset Boulevard. But, if you're willing to drive east for some new vistas, there is much to explore - especially in Griffith Park, where the network of hiking trails above Bronson Canyon offer amazing 360 degree views of Los Angeles and the Valley.
This Sunday, 1/29/17. over thirty museums around Los Angeles will open their doors for free. Of course, it's tricky to fit a museum visit into your jam-packed weekend, but it's easier to pop in and pop out quickly when you're not paying a hefty entrance fee for the family. Try dropping by for a quick visit - to see something specific - and your kids might be more interested in doing it again soo
Chances are that, like us, you have lived in LA for a considerable number of years without ever visiting our city's strange and wonderful masterpiece -- Watts Towers. We urge you to put this adventure on your Do-It-Now List for 2017.
A popular, high-reward "starter hike" for families can be found just up the PCH at Solstice Canyon. The box canyon has a steeper, higher loop that more experienced hikers can add onto the adventure, with more of what Solstice is known for - waterfall elements and abandoned ruins of old homesteads.
The annual fundraiser for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture offers the rare opportunity to see homes that aren't normally open to the public, and we went on this year's tour of pre-war architecture in Silver Lake, Mount Washington and Echo Park to see homes by protégées of Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and/or R.M. Schindler.
Our latest hometown adventure series continues with an east-to-west jaunt across LA, Spanish style - start downtown with a visit to the lovely Los Angeles Cathedral, drop into LACMA for a Picasso immersion, and head west for delicious Spanish cui
If you’re searching for a new weekend adventure with your kids, consider Long Beach. Normally, I only go when headed to the Aquarium or whale watching -- both of which are always fun. But two weeks ago we headed south for the Longines Master (a Grand Prix horse jumping event) and last weekend we set out to see a play at the International City Theater and took the time to discover the many wonders of Long Beach.