Daniel Henney at Universal Studios Hollywood

Discover L.A. with Daniel Henney


Take a ride through Los Angeles with Daniel Henney, the Korean-American actor known for his roles in Criminal Minds,  Big Hero 6, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Seducing Mr. Perfect

Partnering with L.A. Tourism


When you’re planning an event in Los Angeles, the first step is partnering with the right people. As true destination experts, the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) offers a number of personalized, complimentary services to ensure a seamless experience for your next destination meeting or event. With a surge of new attractions and L.A.'s ever-evolving landscape, there’s never been a more exciting time to meet L.A.!

Vareniki and pelmeni at Moonlight Restaurant in Encino

The Best Global Dumplings in L.A.


Joshua Lurie

Interest has never been higher in dumplings, as it should be, but people are primarily focused on Chinese and Taiwanese dumplings. If we learned anything from Marco Polo, it’s that word of good food inevitably spreads, sometimes internationally. Dumplings reached the far corners of the globe over time, either by horseback, telegraph, print, or online. Over the centuries, the planet has embraced dumplings. Discover 10 great options that originated in Asia and Europe and now grace Los Angeles with global culinary flair.

Grilled mushroom ssam at Wolfdown

The Top 5 Dishes in Silver Lake


Joshua Lurie

Silver Lake’s transformation from bohemian, hipster haunt to trendy food and shopping destination is nearly complete. Gone are the days when neighborhood characters would play chess deep into the night at Tang’s Donuts. Sure, stalwarts like Millie’s Café persist, but the restaurant roster is almost completely different from 10 years ago. Discover five of our favorite Silver Lake dishes, drawing on Asian, Israeli, and Italian influences.

Stuffed chicken at Carnival in Sherman Oaks

The Top 5 Dishes in Sherman Oaks


Joshua Lurie

Sherman Oaks, yet another San Fernando Valley neighborhood that separated from railroad maven Moses Hazeltine Sherman’s massive landholding in 1927, has expanded over the years and now spans more than nine square miles. Sherman Oaks has a high concentration of Middle Eastern and Japanese restaurants, and of course plenty of gastropubs, which have proliferated all across Ventura Boulevard. Now Sherman Oaks is seeing a new infusion of culinary talent that leans higher end and more creative. Discover five great dishes.

September 2018 News & Notes


Discover Los Angeles

L.A. Tourism shared new visitation forecasts, tourism data and travel trends with more than 700 local hospitality partners and business leaders at the organization’s sixth annual Market Outlook Forum last month.

A special moderated panel discussion led by Los Angeles Magazine's Culture Editor Marielle Wakim featured guest speakers including Kristin Sakoda, executive director of Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Susan Feniger, co-founder of Border Grill; Kathryn Schloessman, president of Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission; and Seleta Reynolds, general manager of Los Angeles Department of Transportation. L.A. Tourism’s executive team also highlighted its global sales and marketing plans for the upcoming year.

L.A. Tourism thanks the host venue, Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites; corporate partners American Airlines, American Express, and Westfield; and sponsors Dragon Trail Interactive, Booking.com, Empire CLS, Expedia, Los Angeles Magazine, Mbuy, Primary Color, PSAV, Simpleview and Zenardy for their support in helping put on a fantastic event.