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While snow and the desert climates of San Diego, California almost never mix, sometimes miracles do happen. Three polar bears at the San Diego Zoo... Read More

Artist Mona Kuhn wants to stop traffic with art. Now, the photographer known for large-scale nudes has teamed up with L.A. arts organization The... Read More

It’s no secret why certain sights become famous, and their perennial crowds underscore their enduring allure. But every once in a while, it’s worth... Read More

Anaheim, in the heart of Southern California’s sunny Orange County, is far from a winter wonderland, but each year Disneyland makes the attempt to bring... Read More

In recent years San Francisco has become notorious for welcoming visitors with deep pockets. With some of the most expensive real estate in the country,... Read More

When production costs on Star Wars: A New Hope went over budget, the producers headed just five hours from Hollywood to turn Death Valley National Park... Read More

Any well-traversed city like San Francisco has its over-rated attractions. But, seemingly by a natural law of balance, it also has plenty of lesser... Read More

On April 7, 2016, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood officially opens its doors in California. ... Read More

After a popular run in New York back in June, Hulu is taking their show on the road and bringing "Seinfeld: The Apartment" to Los Angeles—just... Read More

According to Shawn Rezazadeh, the head bartender at the Rosewood, this seasonal take on traditional Sangria has a universal appeal—and works for a lazy... Read More

While chances are the East Coast might be bracing for a nor’easter during the holidays, Christmas in San Francisco often means a lengthy yuletide brunch... Read More

Many Angelenos have blissfully allowed the outside world to think of our city as overrated, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret: it’s pretty... Read More

After the success of the Hello Kitty truck, which cruised Los Angeles during the Hello Kitty convention last year (yes, that’s a thing), parent company... Read More

One thing we can all relate to is that sinking feeling that comes when you arrive at the airport before a long flight only to be greeted by hordes of... Read More

Life—and especially vacation—is too short to spend on time-wasters. San Francisco, though known for its creative culture, is not immune to having its... Read More

Black Friday is historically a day of pushing and shoving and haggling. It’s called “black,” for a reason. All of that scrambling for stuff makes our... Read More

In honor of its Diamond Anniversary, L.A.'s Beverly Hilton is offering a package with the precious sparkler as inspiration. Partakers begin... Read More

Federal security authorities at the Los Angeles International Airport today seized 450 pork tamales from one traveler’s luggage. The man, coming back... Read More

Sanrio—Japanese toy company, creator of Hello Kitty, and purveyor of all things cute—has teamed up with Plan Check, L.A.’s popular burger-and... Read More

Los Angeles is a world-class shopping destination—the first U.S. city to have flagship stores for Neapolitan tailoring masters Isaia, and COS, the... Read More

Wanting to travel is never the problem; finding the time and the money often can be, though. But in these days of flash sales and incentives,... Read More

You’re in San Francisco for Thanksgiving this year and have a free day to roam the city. Since you decided against joining the Black Friday mobs in... Read More

It might seem near impossible to enjoy a weekend in a major metropolitan area like Los Angeles on a budget, but it can be done—especially if you opt for... Read More

Ignore those depressing headlines about how expensive San Francisco has become (both for renters and travelers)—there’s still plenty to do on a budget... Read More

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