Cultural Trip Around Los Angeles

Chinatown - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This Foursquare trip around Los Angeles features some of the historic ethnic towns and some other cultural spots.

Little Armenia, Little Tokyo, and Chinatown are just some of the spots you'll be checking out if you're down for this cultural trip around L.A..

See the whole list on foursquare to keep track of where you've been.

Los Angeles Event Planning

Event planning in Los Angeles can seem difficult, but with the right kind of help, it isn’t too hard. Whether you’re planning a wedding or a business party, there are people that can help you plan, venues that will provide what you need, and caterers that can give you just the kind of food that you’re looking for.  If you’ve never really planned an event in Los Angeles before, here are some great tips that can get you started:
Tip #1: Catering. 
Make sure you’ve got the right kind of catering for your event.  More formal events will require more formal catering, and you may even want to consider a banquet hall for these events.  Banquet halls are all over Los Angeles, and they can provide you with a lot of different services, including a plated service or a buffet service.  Other catering services can help you for different kinds of events like weddings and business parties.

Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Like New York is so well known for its different neighborhoods, Los Angeles also has its own burrows and personalities as well. The population of the city has grown to almost 4 million people that has created 88 unique neighborhoods. This has allowed for a very culturally diverse thriving population that has formed the city as it is today. 88 neighborhoods is a lot to cover though so we are going focus on some of the main and most famous areas in the City of Angels.

  • The Downtown area is mainly made up of commercial and government building. This leaves little room for much of a nightlife, but during the day it is a bustle of commerce and activity. Downtown is easily maneuvered by the city’s public transportation and metro system. There is also a large art following in this area including the infamous Downtown Art Walk.
  • Hollywood is the natural tourist destination where visitors come to stroll Hollywood Boulevard and to look up at the famous Hollywood sign sitting in the hills. It is a very diverse area between the expensive homes on the hills and the small pockets of lower class areas. There has been an investment though to help bring the area back up to its former glory.
  • West Hollywood has turned into its own town entirely and is considered the place for LA’s LGBT community. Positioned alongside Beverly Hills this area is also known for its population of upper class, but never the less is still largely rent controlled. Hence creating the City of West Hollywood to keep the rent prices down for its residents in 1984.
  • Beverly Hills has a reputation for being the home for the rich and famous, and lives up to those expectations. There is definitely a luxurious lifestyle that needs to be upheld when living in the area. The television show 90210 is probably the most well known reference to the area in popular culture. 
  • Brentwood is the upper class family area with an exceptional school system. Made up mostly of single-family homes this is the place to settle down.
  • Silver Lake is the young trendy district, known for high population of “hipsters”. There is a wide price range of housing from the very expensive to incredibly affordable depending on the area.
  • Santa Monica is also a hotspot for the famous set, and has also become a prevalent tourist destination. The local pier boasts its famous carousel the Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome along with several other attractions.
  • Venice, like Santa Monica, is located very close to the beach. Being close though comes with a similar price tag making it a pricey place to settle down. It is a lively atmosphere with an active boardwalk full of things to do and an almost carnival like atmosphere. Whether you are a current resident or just moving to the area you can tell that your city is a diverse amazing city to be apart of!


Three levels of entertainment; basement level lounge with live entertainment and a dance floor, a third level banquet offering food, entertainment and a dance floor and last but not least as beautiful rooftop lounge with cabanas and a 360 degree view of Los Angeles including the Hollywood sign.

Location: 6608 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA

Civic Park

LA's new Civic Park breaks grown today!

more to come...

Hollywood And Highland

Hollywood and Highland is the heart of Hollywood. This is where you find Chinese Theater with all the famous handprints in cement, the El Capitan theater and Hollywood & Highland Shopping Center.

Garden Of Oz

Hidden away in the Hollywood Hills is the Garden Of Oz, a secret, magical, private garden that has been blessed by monks sent by Dali Llama. It is beautifully landscaped and decorated with mosaic, glass and hundreds of small toys on display. The garden is closed to the public but some of the artwork is outside the gate, including a Throne Of Your Own. Since it is a secret, private place, out of respect for the owner, I will not reveal the location. To get there you will have to just stumble across it, like i did.