Los Angeles Area Hotels

Always one of the biggest questions for someone coming to our city is about lodging at Los Angeles area hotels and where to stay.  There’s no easy answer, but looking at maps prior to your visit can certainly help in the decision making process.  We remind visitors that Los Angeles is a gigantic city.  On top of that, there are many cities within the city.  They include places like Santa Monica, Malibu and West Hollywood. Downtown Los Angeles is growing in their many offerings with food and culture.  Here, you’ll be close to the convention center, Grand Park, Union Station, L.A. Live and The Staples Center. A few hotels in this area include The Intercontinental, Nomad Hotel, and The Ace Hotel. 

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MedMen in Los Angeles

It’s no secret that cannabis is now a huge industry in the state of California. With its legalization last year more shops have been popping up all over the state and especially in the City of Los Angeles. Cannabis isn’t just about getting a high anymore, with most of the products sold focusing on CBD, the non-euphoric element in a cannabis plant, and its healing properties. From headaches, sore muscles, anxiety, and even some digestive system issues CBD has become known as a great all-natural pain reliever. Being in a state with no stress on legalization and laws you may find yourself wanting to see if it is a good switch from the more widely known alternatives such as acetaminophen 

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LA Pride Week 2019

LA Pride Week 2019 this year happens between May 31st  and June 9th.  The theme (or hashtag) is #JustUnite. It all kicks off on the 31st of May with the 7th Annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium.  Guests are invited to come as early as 530PM for a pre-game festive event at the Right Field Plaza Bar.  You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy, for the first pitch isn’t happening until 710PM.  Fireworks and DJ Bowie Jane will complete the night when the game is over. On June 1st, take in the 3rd Annual LA Pride Night at Universal Studios Hollywood.  Their theme is “Pride is Universal.”  Perks include theme park access starting at 4PM, along with exclusive after-hours Universal Studios park access 

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Visiting West Hollywood

Everyone has heard of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, but few people realize just how much is happening in West Hollywood.  We often say that Los Angeles is built with many cities within a city, and the City of West Hollywood is truly one of the many gems. Incorporated as its own city in 1984, West Hollywood, or WEHO, is known as “the creative city,” and is loaded with some of the most famous landmarks and restaurants in all of L.A.  Some of the most well-known streets in the area travel through the city, and they include Santa Monica Blvd, Melrose Avenue, Robertson, and of course, the world-famous Sunset Strip.  The city is bordered by the City of Beverly Hills on 

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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2018

Since 1987, the West Hollywood Carnaval has been the culmination of the many Halloween festivities throughout the month of October.  After all, it attracts hundreds of thousands of festive attendees every Halloween night year after year, and that number continues to grow annually. The carnaval or “parade” takes place on Wednesday, October 31st between 6PM-11PM along Santa Monica Blvd.  This one-mile road closure stretches between La Cienega Boulevard on the east and Doheny Drive on the west. This is an adult only party.  Some of the costumes may be too risqué or show too much skin for young eyes.  Plus, there’s areas that bottleneck with foot traffic where you are shoulder to shoulder with people and barely inching along.  It’s not 

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Melrose Rooftop Theatre L.A.

The Melrose Rooftop Theatre L.A. is a Unique Summer Thing to Do When in Our City __________________ If you want to hang out at a trendy L.A. hot spot, but are looking for a more relaxed evening, the team at E.P. & L.P. has put together the perfect evening for you. Right next to the celebrity hot spot and Los Angeles local favorite for drinks and dancing on a rooftop venue is the new Melrose Rooftop Theatre. Perfectly centered in the heart of West Hollywood, this new gem is a way to spend a night out on the town with relaxation, a good flick, and views of the Hollywood Hills. Guests wanting the full V.I.P. experience can purchase tickets for 

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Au Fudge Restaurant Los Angeles

Los Angeles is clearly known for its trendy scene. Restaurants fit for even the most involved hipster and restaurants for every late night diner that wants to hit the city and dance the rest of the night. There’s always a lot going on, but in the midst of all the crazy, there are a few places that allow for a relaxed meal for you – and yes your family. This includes the very little ones. It may sound crazy, but even Los Angeles has a place for family friendly dining – with a fun creative twist! Au Fudge Restaurant is tucked right in the midst of some of Los Angeles’s best known spots for dining. It’s located on Melrose Ave 

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Coffee Coffee West Hollywood

Coffee Coffee West Hollywood ________________ Calling all coffee connoisseurs, coffee snobs, and hipsters looking for the best place for a perfect espresso in Los Angeles. When you are particular about your coffee it can be hard to find a good cup when you’re traveling. Starbucks and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf can only hold you over for so long until you need a cup of coffee that reminds you of your favorite small shop back home. While the L.A. scene has some decent coffee all around – you will find some of the best brews in a small and unassuming shop on Fairfax and Santa Monica Blvd., just blocks away from the hub of street fashion and the Melrose and 

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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2017

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2017 Along Santa Monica Boulevard Ready to party with 499,999 other folks at one of the largest Halloween gatherings in the world! The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is just 2 weeks away. It takes place on Halloween night, October 31st, from 6PM-11PM. Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed from La Cienega to Doheny, which borders Beverly Hills. Look for the best costumes you’ll ever see, in the talented hub that is West Hollywood (actually known as the “Creative City”). Most of this stretch will be shoulder to shoulder with people, so 100% don’t even think about bringing kids (especially strollers) or pets to this event. Trust us, we’ve seen this parade for years and it’s no 

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Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Los Angeles

Wanna know where to watch the Super Bowl in Los Angeles?  Everywhere!  EVERY single bar, restaurant, hotel lounge, barber shop, and bowling alley will be showing the game on at least one screen.  For our international guests, watching the Super Bowl with American fans is a chance of a lifetime.  Load up on pizza, wings, burgers, potato chips, guacamole, potato skins, sliders, dips, and tons of beer.  Don’t have a favorite team?  Pick one:  The New England Patriots vs. The Atlanta Falcons.  The game starts at 330PM PST on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th, 2017.  If you’re not into the game, just watch the commercials and the halftime show with Lady GaGa. Here’s a few local favorites: The Sunset Strip 

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