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LA’s 15 most glorious remaining Googies, mapped

With their dynamic roofs and neon signs, these diners, motels, and car washes showcase the best of Googie style.

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LA’s strange history as an oil town

On November 4, 1892, what had been a small agricultural city popular became a boomtown nearly overnight when Edward Doheny discovered oil in modern-day Echo Park.

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Mapping LA’s most incredible lost mansions

These estates were torn down, but their stories are not forgotten.

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LA’s haunted landmarks and their ghost stories, mapped

From the Colorado Street Bridge to the Hollywood Sign.

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LA’s many varieties of Victorian mansions, mapped

A guide to some of the very finest.

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Where to find fall colors near Los Angeles

Who says LA doesn’t have seasons?

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The horror movie map of LA

Seek these filming locations out at your own peril.

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26 things to do in LA this fall

Eat pancakes at a Googie diner. Tour historic Victorian homes. Catch a horror flick in a 1920s theater. Walk through a rainbow-colored pavilion.

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10 awe-inspiring Art Deco buildings in Los Angeles

Be dazzled by these architectural gems.

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Mapping downtown Long Beach’s sudden development boom

From the redevelopment of Acres of Books to a new 30-story hotel on Ocean Boulevard.

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‘This Is Us’: A filming locations map you can ugly-cry to

The NBC series is set in Pittsburgh and New York—but it’s filmed in LA.

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Mapping the changes on Westlake’s horizon

Nearly two dozen high-profile projects, hotels, and other game-changing developments are headed to the neighborhood that has resisted gentrification.

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24 free and air conditioned spots around LA

A couple dozen places to cool off on the cheap.

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LA’s 13 best beaches, mapped

From Malibu to coastal Orange County, here are 13 great beaches to visit this summer.

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19 must-visit small towns near LA

These small towns in Southern California are perfect for a little rest and relaxation.

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The 21 best hotel pools in LA, mapped

From rooftops with killer views in Downtown Los Angeles to shady cabanas in West Hollywood.

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‘Vaya Con Dios’: It’s the Point Break map of Los Angeles

For those who didn’t grow up here, Point Break is the ultimate cinematic expression of the Los Angeles experience.

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The best things to do with kids in LA that aren’t Disneyland

We searched the city to find the 30 best family-friendly activities, from dazzling puppet productions to a tiny railway.

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Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in LA

All the best spots to see the bombs bursting in air this Independence Day.

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The ultimate ‘Chinatown’ filming location map of Los Angeles

The essential Los Angeles film was released 45 years ago today.

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20 ideal spots to picnic in Los Angeles

From beachfront parks to hillside spots with city views, these are the best places to lay down a blanket and dig into a picnic spread.

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Mapped: The towers that will redefine LA’s skyline

Los Angeles might not be known for its skyscrapers, but that could change.

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Mapping the 1992 LA Uprising

A map guide the major events and places that shaped one of the biggest episodes of civil unrest in U.S. history 27 years ago.

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Hollywood’s wild development boom, mapped

From the Amoeba tower to the many planned hotels, these 30-plus projects are in the works right now.

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The Arts District’s never-ending parade of development, mapped

One of LAs most popular neighborhoods for developers shows zero signs of slowing down. Here are 23 projects in the works.

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Mapped: 19 places in LA where black architects left their mark

From the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel to the Pacific Design Center’s blue building.

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These real-life Green Book locations still stand in LA

They were the only safe places for black travelers in Jim Crow-era Los Angeles.

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The neon sign maker that lit up California

Electrical Products Corp. dominated the West Coast—then it disappeared.

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The Black Dahlia’s Los Angeles, mapped

Elizabeth Short frequented every major nightclub, hotel, and restaurant still standing from postwar-era Los Angeles.

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The true crime map of Los Angeles

Mapping more than two dozen murders.

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16 haunted attractions to freak you out this Halloween

From theme parks to home haunts, here’s where to scare yourself silly.

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Mapping Scientology’s impressive LA real estate empire

Here are 16 prized buildings.

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The changes underway in Chinatown, mapped

From mixed-use development to parks, we’ve charted all the projects that are bound to reshape Chinatown.

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Mapping LA’s most overlooked and underrated public parks

These under-the-radar parks are perfect for picnics, birthday parties, and peaceful walks.

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38 remarkable places to encounter public art in Los Angeles

From Santa Monica to the Valley, we’ve picked 39 of our favorite pieces—some well-known and some under the radar.

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LA’s strange and wonderful lost amusement parks

Once upon a time, Los Angeles was home to dozens of freewheeling amusement parks, including an alligator farm.

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Mapped: The big development projects headed to South LA

For the first time in decades, major development projects are underway in South Los Angeles.

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25 secret gardens hidden around LA

From small rooftop parks to large open spaces crisscrossed by trails.

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These fancy buildings will transform the Sunset Strip

The Sunset Strip has become a magnet for high-end developments.