Port of Los Angeles Attractions: Restaurants, Lighthouses, Harbor Tours & Aquariums

Comprised of over 43 miles of waterfront, across the harbor from Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles is one of the countries busiest ports. While most of it is not really accessible to the public, they are working to make the area a destination that people will want to come down and explore. I […]

Cabrillo Aquarium in San Pedro

Right on the water in the Port of Los Angeles, the Cabrillo Aquarium is a great spot for the whole family to explore. Of course, young children will probably like it the most, but I found it to be a great aquarium as an adult as well. There was a lot to see in the […]

LA Waterfront Harbor Tour: Shipping Containers, Vincent Thomas Bridge & Angels Gate Lighthouse

The Port of Los Angeles is over a century old, and one of the most important shipping ports in Southern California. Most people just know it as the spot in Long Beach that they never go to, but that is a mistake as the area is fun to experience and explore. The best way to […]

The 14th Factory: A Massive Art Installation in Downtown LA

Created by the artist Simon Birch, the 14th Factory on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles is an innovative art show that has taken over a large, empty industrial warehouse. Inside of that warehouse, artists from all over the world have come together to create a unique and immersive experience. I got a chance to […]

Trail Canyon Falls: A 40 Foot Waterfall in Angeles National Forest

Trail Canyon Falls is a somewhat popular trail on the west side of the Angeles National Forest that has a great waterfall. This 4-mile round trip hike is dog-friendly, with multiple stream crossings and the payoff at the end is the waterfall nestled in a beautiful canyon. It does have a decent amount of elevation and a little […]

Millard Falls: A Family Friendly SoCal Waterfall

Millard Falls is one of those rare hikes where the payoff is incredible considering how easy the hike to it is. It is a very unique Southern California waterfall, as it has a large boulder lodged at the top which creates two streams that cascade into the pool below. The waterfall is accessed by a […]

Turtle Racing at Brennans in Marina Del Rey

In Marina Del Rey, about 30 minutes from Los Angeles, this is a bar that has been doing turtle racing for over 40 years. Yep, you are probably just as surprised that this exists as I am, turtle racing at a bar. It happens every Thursday night after 10 PM and while it is not […]

Hermit Falls in Santa Anita Canyon & Sturtevant Falls

The Santa Anita Canyon area in Southern California is one of the most premier spots for hiking in the area with tons of trails. There is an excellent long grind to Mt Wilson, the beautiful and popular Sturtevant Falls and the less popular but still impressive Hermit Falls. I finally got a chance to see […]

Tar & Roses Restaurant in Santa Monica

On a recent visit to Santa Monica, I was researching places to eat and stumbled on Tar & Roses which was in the Yelp Top 100 in 2016. Since Yelp is one of my go-to food resources, I knew I had to make the stop at this upscale modern eatery. I can easily say I […]

Queen Mary Haunted Encounters Ghost Tour

The Queen Mary is a very popular tourist attraction in the Long Beach Harbor that attracts people for many different reasons. Some come for the New Years party, some come to stay on a boat, and others come to dive into the ships haunted history. I had done a lot on the boat but had never […]