Best Hotel Bars

We love the Penthouse at the Huntley, but its wraparound views of the Santa Monica shoreline are strictly a daytime affair. The bar at David Geffen’s Malibu Beach Inn...

The Best Magic Show in L.A. That’s Not at Magic Castle

Slip into this plush den for uncanny illusions that don’t require getting chummy with an actual magician

Best Volleyball Beaches

This sport of tanned bods and tight abs came of age in L.A. in the early 1900s, when private beach clubs brought volleyball out of the gym and onto the...

Best Athletic Shoe Shops

Photograph courtesy Flickr/Jamie Rothwell In sports where the participants live and die by their feet—we’re talking skateboarders, runners, basketballers, and tennis players here—finding the right shoe should assume an almost...
Chinatown Summer Nights

L.A.’s 10 Best Things to Do This Weekend

We see a Super Moon rising, but there's also a free fest in Chinatown, a bicycle-based scavenger hunt, a made-in-America shopping event, and more

Best Podcasts

Photograph courtesy the Adam Carolla Show Think of podcasts as talk radio programs on demand. You can listen to the digital files live as they’re streamed or find shows after...

Best Apothecaries

Photograph courtesy brentwoodcountrymart.com Best Apothecaries, January 2008 Marie Mason was a beauty buyer for Studio at Fred Segal for 15 years before opening her apothecary in the Brentwood Country Mart. The shop,...

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants

We go to Dish in La Cañada for homey all-American food and Border Grill in Santa Monica for nouveau Mexican. But for the quintessential L.A. kids' menu, it's hard...