Avalon Day Trip: What to do on Catalina Island

One of the unique things about Southern California is the quick and easy access to the coastal islands ranging from Catalina to the Channel Islands National Park. You can make a day trip out of visiting these, and doing so will give you insight into a culture and lifestyle that is similar yet different from […]

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve: Blankets of Orange Poppys

Much like the amazing fall season, California shows its colors in the spring with its wildflowers. I was able to see some on my time in the Mojave last month but nothing like what was in Antelope Valley this April. If you hear that there is a super bloom (which only happens every couple of […]

Paramount Pictures Studio Tour in Hollywood

When in Hollywood, most people will want to see something related to the movies. While there is the famous walk of fame and places like that, one of the best ways to go behind the scenes of the movies is to tour one of the studio backlots. There are three ways to do this, Sony, […]

Hiking to the Wisdom Tree and Hollywood Sign

Hiking to the Hollywood Sign is something that most visitors want to do when they come to Los Angeles. While there are many ways to get there, one of the shortest (but steepest) is the hike to the Wisdom Tree on Burbank Peak and over the Getty Ridge Trail? To the back of the Hollywood […]

Strawberry Peak in the San Gabriel Mountain Range

Strawberry Peak is one of those hikes that I have wanted to do for years but never made a priority. It is the tallest mountain in the front range of the San Gabriels, beating San Gabriel Peak by 3 feet, and it stands at 6,164 feet tall. This peak is a great hike, relatively close […]

Runyon Canyon: Hollywood’s Most Popular Hike

Runyon Canyon is a hike in Central Hollywood that often gets a bad rap from the hiking community due to the trendy outfits and “Instagram celebrities” that often use it. Looking past that though it is actually a great hiking spot in the middle of Los Angeles, and it is excellent for people watching as […]

Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles

The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles is one of those places that is hard to write about as it creates many raw emotions when you walk through the exhibits related to the Holocaust and other horrors we have inflicted on each other throughout the course of history. It is an incredibly well-done museum though, […]

Grammy Museum at LA Live in Los Angeles

LA Live is a popular attraction that many people visit when in Los Angeles. While it is mostly chain restaurants and ice skating in the winter, the Grammy Museum is a great stop right on the outskirts of LA Live. It has a ton of information on many of your favorite artists throughout the years, […]

24 Things to Do in Downtown Los Angeles

In this post, we are heading the Los Angeles, and I’m going to show you 24 of my favorite spots to explore in Downtown LA. Check it out and let me know what I left off in the comments. Click on the images to read more about the recommendation. 1. Broad Museum Stop number one, […]

Walt Disney Concert Hall and Gardens in Downtown Los Angeles

As one of the most recognizable buildings in Downtown LA, the Walt Disney Concert Hall attracts thousands of visitors each day. While seeing a concert in it is something you must do if you are a symphony fan, just exploring the grounds and marveling at the architecture is something you can do for free daily. […]