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Chicken Boy in Highland Park

Unlock the Hidden Gems of Northeast L.A.

05/09/2017

Esther Tseng

A hilly area situated between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena along the Arroyo Seco, Highland Park is one of L.A.’s oldest settled areas. In the early 20th century, Highland Park and Pasadena were known as havens for the artists and intellectuals who led the Arts & Crafts movement. In the 1960s and 70s, it became populated predominantly with Latinos and other ethnic groups.

In the 2000s, Highland Park once again became a mecca for creatives, who were attracted by the historic Craftsman homes and relatively low rents. Trendy shops, galleries, restaurants and bars have opened along Figueroa Street and York Boulevard, with businesses on both streets being the reasons why Highland Park is the hot L.A. neighborhood of the moment. But there are many hidden gems in the area that are off the beaten path and worth checking out, both old and new.

"Stranger Things" at Universal Studios Hollywood - Halloween Horror Nights

Discover the Best of Los Angeles Fall 2018

09/08/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Contrary to popular belief, Los Angeles has four seasons and summer in L.A. isn’t actually endless. As the city transitions to the cooler temps and shorter days of fall, we preview the hottest openings, exhibits and special events taking place in L.A. from September and beyond.

Yayoi Kusama, "Longing for Eternity" at The Broad

Top 10 Los Angeles Museums for a Rainy Day

11/03/2015

Discover Los Angeles

There is no shortage of world-class museums in Los Angeles, but given that the average temperature is 72 degrees and sunny, many cultural institutions are designed with the outdoors in mind. On those rare days when it rains in L.A., here are ten arts destinations you can visit without feeling guilty about skipping any adjacent gardens and outdoor sculptures, so you can see art and still stay dry.

The Broad at Grand Avenue Arts

Grand Avenue Arts: All Access

10/13/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Now in its fourth year, Grand Avenue Arts: All Access returns on Saturday, Nov. 3 to showcase the world-class arts and cultural organizations located on Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th Streets in Downtown L.A. Taking place from 11am to 4pm, the one-day, free community event will feature live music performances, docent-led architectural tours, family-friendly readings and films, educational opportunities, scavenger hunts, exhibition tours, craft-making activities and free open-house access. Grand Avenue will be adorned with colorful balloons and signage to help guide visitors.

Grand Ave Arts: All Access is a collaborative, community-inspired endeavor that celebrates the participating arts institutions' commitment to the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and its many communities, and to spotlight the world-class architecture and programming that define the Grand Avenue corridor and L.A.'s cultural center.

For convenient access, Go Metro and take the Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station. To find out your best route, use the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876).

The Top Restaurants Near Los Angeles Museums

09/19/2015

Joshua Lurie

There’s a constant dialogue about whether or not food is art, and that’s a conversation that has no clear-cut resolution. However, one thing’s for sure. People who experience art in museums need sustenance before or after their excursions, so we've rounded up 22 great dining options near museums across Los Angeles.

“Rotten Luck: The Decaying Dice of Ricky Jay” at Museum of Jurassic Technology

Top 10 Quirky Los Angeles Museums

05/21/2015

Elina Shatkin

Los Angeles has several world-class museums filled with priceless masterpieces. Then there are the more humble institutions, the ones catering to obscure and specialized tastes. From bunnies to martial arts and velvet paintings, here are 10 quirky L.A. museums worth seeking out.

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