Editor's Pick

Magic Castle Hotel

This family-friendly hotel offers everything from free snacks and a shuttle service to a full kitchen and a continental breakfast -- all in the heart of LA.

7025 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Editor's Pick

Tacos Baja Ensenada

This “old guard” of Baja-style tacos aims to recreate the experience of eating tacos in Mexico.

5385 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022

See & Do

Angeles National Forest

One of the few remaining open spaces in southern California, Angeles National Forest offers picnic areas, campgrounds and trails for hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers.

701 N Santa Anita Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006

See & Do

Lake Piru

This artificial lake is located about an hour outside of LA, making it a perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. Visit the lake for a little boating, wakeboarding or swimming.

4780 Piru Canyon Rd
Piru, CA 93040

Getting There

Los Angeles International Airport

The sixth-busiest airport in the world, LAX has been an airfield since 1928. Due to its high volume of traffic, it has been nicknamed the “Gateway to the Pacific Rim.”

1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045

See & Do

Sky High Sports

From its trampoline floors to trampoline walls, Sky High is the place to go if you need to release some excess energy. Try a game of trampoline dodgeball, jump into the foam pit or get fit with an AIR-obics class.

6033 De Soto Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91367



Find simple Japanese cuisine at LA’s Little Tokyo at Sushi-Gen, where the food is fairly priced, artfully prepared and always fresh.

422 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

See & Do

Venice Skate Park

In 2009, the city opened this $2 million skate park. With ramps and bowls for every skill level, this skate park by the shore is a must-see for any skater.

123 Venice Beach
Venice, CA 90291