LA Metro launched the Expo Line, offering Los Angelenos easy, car-free, access to Santa Monica’s expansive beach. Taking the train to the very last stop drops you off in downtown Santa Monica where streets, lined with shops and restaurants,…

Southern California’s car culture may embrace the personal vehicle, but sun-kissed Santa Monica is different. This compact seaside community welcomes car-free visitors with a healthy cycling community, robust public transportation options and pedestrian-only shopping streets. Here’s our guide to new…

california restaurant month

It’s January, a time for new beginnings, setting goals, renewing discipline and… eating a lot. Yes, we too heard that proverbial New Year’s resolution record screech. But hey, while this month is about working off all the turkey and…

california secrets

They are purveyors of place, touting their own hometowns to tourists, meeting planners, and writers. By trade, they are experts on and champions of the iconic places, under-the-radar gems, and newfangled darlings in their areas. But where do the tourism board professionals go when…

We interrupt your healthy New Year’s resolutions with this message: It’s California Restaurant Month. We know, it seems like cruel and unusual punishment (or at least a serious test of willpower) to time a month’s worth of delicious deals with…

Shutters

A familiar road sign stands guard at the start of the Santa Monica Pier, signifying that this beach playground is the final spot to “Get your kicks on Route 66.” But the town known for being the terminus of…