Los Angeles and surrounding area

One of the world’s most dynamic and diverse destinations, Los Angeles comprises 88 cities and is considered the cultural hub of the Pacific Rim. Home to near-perfect weather, 75miles of jaw-dropping shoreline, more museums than any other U.S. city and an award-winning culinary scene, Los Angeles presents endless possibilities that keep its more than 47 million annual visitors entertained.

Los Angeles is a dynamic city to visit in all kinds of weather. To help those visiting the City of Angels stay dry during rainy days, Discover Los Angeles has curated a list of the top 101 indoor activities which highlights the destination’s endless entertainment options ranging from culture and dining to sports and shopping. From spectacular concerts at world-renowned venues and award-winning restaurants to fast-paced sports games inside the legendary STAPLES Center and high-to-low budget shopping, there are a plethora of exciting activities for visitors to enjoy.

Another must-visit is the TEAM LA gift shop, which features the largest selection of NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS officially licensed team merchandise.

Year-round: Indoor Shopping Destinations
From popular shopping malls with carefully curated designer brands to eclectic local shops, L.A. is a shopper’s paradise with premier shopping centers scattered across the city. Many hotels and museums also boast gift shops with unique and signature items that are made in L.A., letting travelers take home one-of-a-kind souvenirs as mementos for their stay. For more shopping information, please visit discoverlosangeles.com/InsideLA.

Travelers have an incredible range of hotel options for staying in Los Angeles. Families can stay near L.A.’s famous theme parks and attractions at a number of conveniently located hotels. Los Angeles is synonymous with luxury and glamour, but there are also value hotels throughout the city for budget-savvy travelers. A new generation of modern, hip hotels offers everything for even the trendiest of travelers, while guests of L.A.’s historic hotels can walk the halls and stay in the same rooms that legends once called home. Hotels throughout the city offer numerous amenities for business travelers, from high-tech centers to free airport shuttles. Whatever type of accommodations you’re looking for, start your search for the best hotels in L.A. by region.

For a romantic weekend getaway, try Oceana Beach Club Hotel’s Romance Package, which features all the requisite romantic details, including a chilled bottle of rose Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room upon arrival, plus daily breakfast for two in Tower 8 and transportation to dinner in Santa Monica. From $505 USD/Night Excluding Taxes & Fees. Exuding effortless seaside chic, Oceana Beach Club Hotel pairs a perfect Santa Monica beach setting with a 70-room boutique retreat, awash in cheerfully vibrant colors and organic textural elements.

Places in Los Angeles and surrounding area

Find More  


Find More  

And the Music Goes On

By Lisa Rhoden / People to See Editor Billy Ray Johnson, straight out of Vanceburg Kentucky, is our next featured member of the Backroads Band. Billy has been playing music for the last 40 years. Billy’s country music idols are Chet Adkins and Merle Travis, along with so many more.  He has been a member of the Backroads Band for …

Continue reading  

DIY Halloween Tips to Save Money

This year, Americans plan to spend $3.2 billion on Halloween costumes and $2.7 billion on decorations, with the average person spending nearly $87 on their costume alone, according the National Retail Federation. There are easy ways to save money and still enjoy this season’s favorite holiday. And you can even use Halloween as an opportunity to put some extra cash …

Continue reading  

Last Minute Top 10 Labor Day Vacation Destinations 

Last year, Americans headed for the hills for summer’s last gasp; this year it’s sandy beaches and bright city lights. Turnkey Vacation Rentals analysis of Google searches reveals top ten Labor Day destinations with state-by-state breakdown. Read full report here. For families and singletons alike, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer as the last three-day weekend before the kids …

Continue reading