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For A Safe Summer Hike Near LA, Try This Shady And History-Tinged Trail Above Altadena

This hiking trail has shade, a stream and some remnants of Southern California's mining history.

Hikes in Los Angeles: 8 trails with spectacular endings

From waterfall hikes to shady trails near the beach<p>Los Angeles’s wealth of outdoors activities is no secret, and in sunny Southern California, it’s hardly ever a bad time to get outside.<p>Hiking is a great, cheap way to enjoy the fresh air and fantastic weather, but for those more reluctant …

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Shop the best Presidents Day 2018 home goods sales

Save up to 70 percent off furniture, mattresses and decor this weekend<p>Whether or not you have a long weekend to look forward to, there’s a lot to get excited about this Presidents Day when it comes to home goods deals. Many retailers, including Target, Wayfair and Overstock, are running deep …

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Amangiri Invites You To Find Peace of Mind

A true oasis in remote south-central Utah.<p><b>Aman</b> hotel and resort properties are synonymous with quiet and exquisite luxury. They are located all over the world, 32 properties in 20 countries to be exact, with their latest venture <b>Amanyangyun</b> opening just last month outside Shanghai. Amanyangyan was …

11 Things Cool Parents Can Do With Kids in L.A.

<b>Rent a movie the old-fashioned way at Vidéothèque.</b><br>As it turns out, Netflix, Amazon and iTunes don't have every movie under the sun. If you're looking …

L.A.'s Best Restaurants, No. 1: Lyrical Musings on the Meeting of California and Japan

Maude, which has made it to the No. 1 spot in the past, is not on this list at all. That’s not because we don’t love Maude — we do! But it is in the …

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10 Places to Go When It Gets Way Too Hot Outside

Tom's Toys in Montrose will keep you browsing for a while.<p>Liz Ohanesian<p><b>3. Stores with shit to do</b><br>Sure, you could spend an hour or two wandering around …

The Epic Summer Road Trip Guide

For this year's Road Trips issue, we've charted a course across the Southern California region, taking Angelenos in adventures everywhere the Santa …

Ask a Local: An Insider's Guide to San Antonio, Texas

What to do, where to go, and what to eat (and drink) in San Antonio, TX—according to Andrew Schulz and Vincent Luna of Local Coffee, locals in-the-know.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown.</i><p>…

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5 Places to Get a Quiet Post-Show Drink in the Very Loud Theater District

<i>(photo via http://www.marseillenyc.com/)</i><p><b>Marseille</b> <i><br>630 9th Ave</i><p>Perched on 9th ave at the Western edge of the theater district, this 13-year old …

15 Amazingly Romantic Mini-Moon Getaways For Newlyweds

Enjoy a little getaway after the big day.<p>Jetting off on your honeymoon the night of your wedding is a romantic notion that has become a bit …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

The secrets to getting into 3 hidden Malibu beaches

From where to park to where to lay down your towel<p>By state law, every inch of coastline in California is public. It's getting to the coast that's the trick. Everyone is allowed on the beach below the mean high tide line (roughly: on the wet sand) and there are supposed to be access points all along …

6 Outdoor Weekend Getaways Off The Beaten Path

<i>While Los Angeles offers plenty of great outdoor activities where you can enjoy the virtually year-round sunshine, sometimes you just need to get out</i> …

9 Amazing Romantic Weekend Getaways Near Los Angeles

The view from the Santa Barbara County Courthouse<p>Photo: J Swann<p>Santa Barbara<br>The air feels fresher and the ocean more serene in Santa Barbara, which …

13 Outdoor Dates In Los Angeles

<i>If you're tired of boring old restaurant or bar dates, we've got a list of some of our favorite outings under the sun while the days are still long.</i> …

Glen Ivy Hot Springs

For generations people have flocked to this rare oasis of wellbeing in Southern California.<p>They come for the healing mineral water springs, the spa, …

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Where to take out of town visitors in LA: 15 mini-trips for tourists

<i>TIPS | CHECKLIST | MAP</i><p>Los Angeles is unlike any other major city. Hollywood alone offers the Walk of Fame and iconic theaters — as well as horseback …

The Best Weekend Escapes From L.A.

<i>Just because you don't have the luxury of stockpiled vacation days doesn't mean you have to stay within the city limits. There are plenty of fabulous</i> …