Category Archives: Attractions

LA Through a Cracked Lens: Don McLean Gets a Star on the Walk of Fame

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The Haunted Hayride Returns to Griffith Park!

The Haunted Hayride is back! One of LA’s most iconic Halloween attractions, the Haunted Hayride returns to Griffith Park after a 2020 detour to San Dimas, where it was an in-vehicle, drive-through experience. Beginning September 24 and continuing on select … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis is Now A Town and Country Affair in San Diego

San Diego will be a not-so-quiet village as Tiki Oasis celebrates 20 years of all-things-tiki this week, from Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, August 1, 2021. Billed as the “largest Tiki event in the world,” this year will be five … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Guide: 15 Father’s Day Food & Drink Specials Around LA

After a low-key, stay-at-home Father’s Day last June, restaurants are reopening their doors and filling up again. Why not show Dad how much you appreciate him this Sunday, June 20, with a special meal, or maybe some gourmet cookies, special … Continue reading

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Help Save LA’s Last Chili Bowl-Shaped Restaurant

Businesses shaped like cameras, tamales, coffee pots, a stockinged leg, animals, hats, and more emerged in the 1920s through the 1940s as a quintessentially Los Angeles art form, with a novel charm that attracted customers and gawkers alike. Sadly, most … Continue reading

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Marry Me, Molly! And Screw You, Joe Rogan!

A number of friends have posted pictures of a marriage proposal over the skies of Los Angeles today. We have Mark Blackwell to thank for this awesome shot. After someone named Mike secured Molly Pratt’s hand in marriage, he seemed … Continue reading

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12 Fun Things to Eat & Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Angelenos are emerging from their Covid-induced cocoons and Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. Whether you’d like to marvel at nature, try a new food pop-up,  listen to live music, or savor vegan Mexican dishes or some BBQ, we have … Continue reading

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Despite the Pandemic, Esotouric Still Brings Cultural Vitality to Los Angeles

  Esotouric has escorted lovers of Los Angeles history on off-the-beaten-path sightseeing tours since 2007. Focusing on such topics as Charles Bukowski, the Black Dahlia, and other true crime stories, the crime novelists that inspired film noir, sundry grifters, underappreciated … Continue reading

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Where Mardi Gras is 365

Mardi Gras World, located in New Orleans and opened in 1984 to the public, is a 300,000 square foot “working” warehouse where Kern Studios has made floats for the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans since 1947. The enormous warehouse … Continue reading

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Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year!

Lunar New Year celebrations in L.A.’s Chinatown usually last for three days, but the Lunar New Year this year runs from today, February 12, 2021 to February 26, 2021. Chinese New Year, Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, celebrates the new … Continue reading

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