A Tour of Home
Let's be honest: Even if you're an LA-native, you most probably haven't been to the big-name spots claiming they are tourist-y and SOOOO "not worth your time." You are familiar with the list: Walt Disney Concert Hall, TCL Chinese Theatre, Warner Brothers Studios, and the list goes on. It is time to prove yourself as an LA inhabitant! From Thursday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 5th Platium Entertainment will be touring the Golden State, with a special concentration on all things LA. The trip's itinerary includes the beautiful art, the sunny beach, the grand museums, and all of the famous, picture-perfect spots.
Wildin' on the West Coast
While the Fast and Furious franchise has come to rest in film, it has come alive in our reality. Zooming around the West Coast in a shiny car, partying the nights away, and living life like there's holidng you back is the attitude for the Pure Rally 2018 West Coast run. Four days -- from Friday, July 13th to Monday, July 16th -- in four cities -- LA, LV, LH, SF -- will be a dream come true for many.
Be THE Expert on LA
As a resident of Los Angeles, you would be totally lying if you claimed that you have never Googled "Things to do in LA" on a painfully boring weekend. We have all been there. You want something cool that you can nonchalantly brag to your coworkers and friends about, but nothing too basic. We understand the struggle, and so do Danny Jensen and Carrie Kim, authors of 100 Things to Do in Los Angeles Before You Die. On Wednesday, June 13th, they will be at The Last Bookstore for a book signing and sharing their expertise on the hidden gems of LA.
Thirsty for More
Los Angeles is often described as a a world of it's own -- an oyster nestled within the oyster of the world. And within this oyster of LA is the pearl of bars and restaurants. On Saturday, May 26th, the Cartwheel Art Tours presents the "The Golden Age of Cocktails," led by Kim Ohanneson, President of Women Who Whiskey LA, you will travel and explore Los Angeles through diversely delicious drinks: take a sip of the posh life with aromatic wine, celebrate a bold career move with hardcore whiskey, and go international with tequilia. The tour will quench your thirst of travel and good liquor all in one.
Thanksgiving Weekend in Lake Tahoe
If you have been procrastinating on Thanksgiving plans only to find that airplane tickets to everywhere in the country have dramatically shot up, don't be dismayed! Lake Tahoe is just a few hours away by car, and luckily it makes for the perfect place to celebrate being grateful while enjoying outdoor activities in the snow; a rare experience for Californians!
October is the best time to visit Napa Valley if you crave your fix of dramatic fall color changes before winter sets in. This is also harvest season and there are fewer tourists around, which means you get your peace and quiet while enjoying the art, romance, and fresh scents of the winemaking process.
Labor Day in Santa Barbara
Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, so what better way to de-stress than travel 100 miles up the California coastline to the city of Santa Barbara? Fondly known as the American Riviera, here you can unwind with the state's finest wines, Mediterranean oceanfront views, and distinctive Spanish architecture. You can also take a small detour on your way back to visit the famous Hearst Castle in San Luis Obispo!