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  • Staples Center – Home of the LA Lakers!

    Original post by Andrew Renslow With so many sport franchises here in Los Angeles, some of those teams must share an arena. New York has Madison Square Garden, Chicago has The United Center, and here in LA we have The Staples Center. Located in downtown, Staples Center is not just home to the Lakers, Clippers, […]

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    Best Tacos in LA

    Original post by Andrew Renslow Let’s talk TACOS! Here in LA, there is no shortage of taco vendors so the competition is fierce! That’s good for us taco consumers because everyone is striving to serve the tastiest on a tortilla. You can score amazing tacos in restaurants, out of trucks, and even find them being […]

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    The Birth of Hollywood

    Original post and images by Barry Finnegan When Cecil B. DeMille first arrived in Hollywood in 1913 there wasn’t much to see other than farmland. He had come out west to make a movie called The Squaw Man with his partners Jesse L. Lasky and Samuel Goldfish (who would later change his name to Samuel […]

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    10 great movies taking place in LA

    Los Angeles, along with Hollywood, has been heart of the cinematic industry for decades. As the city once tempted filmmakers with sunny weather and plenty of space, now it tempts them with its atmosphere. City of Angels is a perfect setting for basically any movie, romance, action, you name it. The diversity will suit almost […]

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    Meet the Team: Barry Finnegan

    Tour Guide of the Month: Barry Finnegan  Barry joined LA Tour1 in 2017 and has been working as a LA Highlights and Hiking Tour Guide. Barry is also a professional actor and has written and produced many web series such as our favorite “Bad News” and many others. Questions:   1) What’s your favorite spot in Los Angeles?  The beach […]

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    According to Andrew: K-TOWN

    Original Post by Andrew Renslow  With the Korean peninsula dominating the news recently, I think now is a great time to talk about Koreatown here in Los Angeles. Personally, “K-town” means a lot to me as this was where I got my first job after I moved here from my home state of Indiana. This […]

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    Santa Monica Pier’s History

    Original Post by Andrew Renslow Southern California has no shortage of beautiful beaches. Possibly the most iconic beach landmark in the LA area is the Santa Monica Pier. The pier has been a popular vacation destination for over a century bringing in nearly 7 million tourists annually. Over the years, as neighboring coastal piers closed […]

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    According to Andrew: LA’s Secret Staircases

    Original Post by Andrew Renslow Murphy Ranch Secret Stairs A few weeks ago, I wrote a about the various hiking trails here in LA but what if you want to hike but don’t want to stray too far from civilization? No problem, Los Angeles has a vast network of public staircases hidden all over the […]

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    5 Places Not to Miss When Visiting LA

    There are many great places to see in Los Angeles, and it is true what they say, traffic is a nightmare… but if you can get past the initial shock of how far away each attraction is you’ll do just fine. Whether you rent a car, call an Uber or god forbid, take the metro […]

  • LA Brea Tar Pits – Going Back in Time

    Original Post by Andrew Renslow If you ever find yourself on Wilshire Boulevard in the miracle mile neighborhood, without a doubt you will smell asphalt. Though there is plenty of construction in the area due to the extension of the metro purple line, the true source of this smell is the bubble pools of asphalt […]