Top Reasons to Visit Los Angeles for Halloween

While there are dozens of reasons to visit Los Angeles all year long, the spookiest season of the year casts a special spell over the city, leading to some of the most fun and exciting Halloween bashes imaginable. Read on to learn more about kicking off Halloween in L.A.!

The UNICEF Masquerade Ball

Tickets are pricy for this event, beginning at $175.00 a pop, but it’s for a noble cause: raising emergency funds for UNICEF and empowering Syrian refugee women in Jordan. The upscale soiree is a sophisticated affair held at the Clifton’s Republic, where you and your guests can dance all night long, drink champagne, and enjoy an open bar. The party takes place on Friday, October 27th at 9:00pm.

West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval

The West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval is an enormous Halloween street party held from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on the night of October 31st that draws in as many as half a million attendees. This is not a family-friendly Halloween in LA event, but if you and your guests are up for dressing in your Halloween best and drinking and dancing the night away, this party is where it’s at. Admission is free and open to the public. While alcohol isn’t allowed in the street, the bars nearby will host parties and drink specials right alongside the incredible event, which even has live music and food trucks.

Santa Monica Zombie Crawl

A pub crawl with a Halloween twist: participants have to dress and act like zombies, right down to their walk and their talk—or rather, grunts and growls! Bars throughout the Santa Monica area will be participating, offering $4.00 drafts and $5.00 well drinks and shots. Tickets are $12.00 if purchased in advance or $15.00 on the day-of, on October 28th.

Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios experiences an outbreak of monsters each Halloween, with the iconic theme park transforming into a series of mazes, scare zones, and the Terror Tram. See characters from iconic horror movies and television shows, including The Shining, Saw, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, and more. The event takes place from mid-September through early November. Discounts are available on certain days; it’s recommended that tickets be purchased in advance.

Cabaret de L’Enfer

Held at The Edison in historic downtown L.A., Cabaret de L’Enfer is an underground Halloween dance party and live performance event that infuses a vintage vibe into your celebrations. Enjoy stilt walkers, tarot card readers, DJ sets, and more for only $25.00 per person. The party begins at 7:00pm on the night of October 31st.

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The 5 Best Things About Fall in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has a bit of a reputation. Some say it’s loud, it’s crowded, and it’s hot. In fall though, things get more pleasant. Tourists pack their bags, and tempers and temperatures alike calm down. While Los Angeles is plenty of fun all year long, its ugly sides all but disappear as fall rolls through.

Fall in LA: Warm Beaches, No Crowds

Especially with the Santa Anas blowing across the state, the sea remains pleasantly warm in some spots for swimming in throughout September. The crowds are thinner though, meaning you’ll have plenty of ocean to yourself! It’s in the wake of summer that some locals enjoy beaches the most.

The Los Angeles County Fair

With a county the size of Los Angeles, it’s not surprising the County Fair is a big deal! For 2017, the Fair is running from the first to the twenty-fourth of September, open Wednesdays through Sundays. With themed areas, carnival rides, and of course, carnival food, this is one Los Angeles attraction that is completely seasonal—visit or miss it!

A Last Hurrah for Summer

This may not be so attractive to locals, but to tourists—especially thin-blooded ones—this can be a major selling point. Come to Los Angeles in the fall, and you can make summer last a little longer. Winter takes a long time to arrive here; if you live somewhere where it comes too soon, take a break and come visit Los Angeles in September for a nice final week of warmth for the year.

Color Comes Out

Compared to the swathes of brilliance in New England, Los Angeles’ fall colors are a little tamer. That said, Los Angeles can offer some much prettier scenery than the typical desert town, making it a great spot for Arizonans, Nevadans, and others to visit for the changing leaves. In places like the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, LA County Arboretum, and Mount Wilson Observatory, you can get some great pictures of the trees showing off at this Los Angeles attraction!

Lower Prices

And of course, everyone knows that summer is peak season for the hospitality industry, so it’s not a bad idea to wait until the summer crowds vacate their vacation lodgings to experience Fall in LA. This makes it a great opportunity to get an amazing bargain on a luxurious Los Angeles, Hollywood, Malibu, Palm Springs, or Beverly Hills location! The slow season between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is a hot spot for cool deals, so keep an eye on the prices!

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5 Ways to Cool Off During in Los Angeles Heat

Los Angeles can get quite hot during the summer. If you’re visiting during a heat wave, you might be worried there’s no way to escape the temperatures. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat! Read on to see five ways to cool off during the wave of Los Angeles heat.

Go to the Beach

With 81 miles of beach available, anyone in LA can find a perfect spot to pitch an umbrella and relax near the waves in the cool of the shade. Beach temperatures generally range 20 to 30 degrees cooler than inland areas.

Go to a Museum

With as many as 230 museums in LA, such as LACMA, the Getty Museum, and so many others, you can definitely find an exhibition that fits your interests! Learn something new by trying a museum you’ve never been to before. You may just find that special spot that becomes your go to on those hot LA days!

Coffee Spots

LA has a great coffee scene that includes forerunners of the specialty coffee industry such as Intelligentsia and Blue Bottle. Grab a book, a journal, or friend, find a table to claim as your own, and spend the day cooling off in these unique spaces while enjoying some of the best cold brew or espresso in the city.

Get Some Ice Cream To Stay Cool in the Los Angeles Heat

There is no better way to beat the heat in LA than getting your fill of LA’s best ice cream. Try Maggie’s Softserve, Sweet Rose Creamery or Rori’s Artisanal Creamery to experience new takes on your favorite traditional ice creams. It will be like reliving your childhood summers all over again—only better!

Night Time Cinema

Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a favorite for LA locals and tourists who are looking for a way to enjoy the cooler nightly weather during the Los Angeles heat. The outdoor cinema screenings give viewers the chance to spend some time outdoors during the better half of the day while also enjoying classic films. Grab a picnic blanket or lawn chair and get ready to chill!

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Ways to Spend Your4th of July in Los Angeles

Celebrating 4th of July in Los Angeles? Check out the best celebrations happening in the city for this special holiday.

Pacific Palisades

The Pacific Palisades celebrates Independence Day with a bang! Shortly before 2pm, a band of patriotic skydivers will descend from the sky kicking off the Palisade’s annual parade. Following the skydivers, baton twirlers and marching trombonists will begin their march down Sunset Boulevard. The night will top off with a concert and, of course, a fireworks show. Kids are free, but parents have to pay a fee of $10. The whole day is well worth it though! Make sure you don’t miss it.

Hollywood Bowl

At this year’s Hollywood Bowl, catch the incredible Pentatonix; they’re a five-piece contemporary a capella group that will provide the rockin’ tunes prior to this year’s dazzling fireworks show. This is an annual Fourth of July party that only gets better with each year. If music is your escape than the Hollywood Bowls is how you’ll want to spend it!

Marina del Rey

Every year in Marina del Rey, fireworks explode over the marina channel. Spectators can watch the fireworks burst over the ocean from a number of locations: Burton Chace Park, Fisherman’s Village, Mother’s Beach, on boats, or from waterfronts and restaurants. The show begins at 9pm and lasts about 20 mins. Make sure you show up early to find a quality parking spot!

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

For a family friendly Fourth of July, pack a picnic and enjoy an outdoor screening of Jurassic Park. Afterwards, stay on the lawn to watch a fireworks show. Along with the fireworks show, there will be a photo booth and a DJ to keep the festivities going!

The Rose Bowl

Americafest at the Rose Bowl is an incredible jam-packed event that includes classic American food, a motorcycle stunt show, and ends with a world-famous fireworks show. Though the fireworks won’t begin until 9 pm, plenty of rides, crafts, and games will be available for the whole family. The parking costs $20, but you can make it worth your while and spend the day tailgating outside the stadium until the events start.

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5 Off the Beaten Path Things to Do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is full of fun and exciting things to do. Whether you are looking to go to a theme park like Disneyland, Six Flags, or Knott’s Berry Farm, or just looking to go to the beach you have many things to choose from. However, many of these options fill up quickly or become crowded very easily. If you are looking for something less crowded, check out our list of top 5 off the beaten path things to do in Los Angeles.

Angeles Crest Highway

Angeles Crest Highway allows you to escape the city and enjoy the scenic drive through Angeles National Forest. This escape from the city is remarkably easy to get to, and it generally surprises visitors to see how quick you can go from concrete jungle to serene mountain landscape. All you need to do is turn off Foothill Blvd in La Canada and you will transport yourself to an entirely new, serene location.

Watts Towers

These architectural wonders were built by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia over 33 years. Watts Towers is a series of sculptures constructed of steel and mortar. The towers are embellished with whatever Rodia could find—mostly mosaic tiles, soda pop bottles, and shells; if he found it, he used it! The towers rise to almost 100 feet, the city limit for structures.

Silverlake

Once the home of gang-bangers of the Latin persuasion, in the last 20 years Silverlake has undergone a hipster gentrification. What was once a rundown area of the ghetto now houses nice cafes, restaurants, and thrift shops. Silverlake is easiest to get to through Sunset Blvd between Virgil Ave and Alvarado Street. This location is now home to young screenwriters looking to hit it big and actors taking classes. Be sure to visit one of our favorite things to do in Los Angeles!

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Located on Santa Monica Blvd is the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Visitors can see the gravesite of Johnny Ramone, Douglas Fairbanks, Cecil DeMille, Fay Wray, and Bugsy Siegel. This location is also one of the more interesting cemeteries you will ever see, with the rich and famous of days past attempting to outdo each other for eternity with fancy and elaborate headstones and mausoleums.

Old Town Pasadena

Pasadena was first settled in 1870s, and Old Town is a prime example of revitalization of an old city center to create a rather charming location. The buildings are mostly Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco, reflecting a golden age of Los Angeles.

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