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Downtown LA’s Stunning Spire 73 Is America’s Tallest Open-Air Bar

Los Angeles’s skyline just got a whole lot brighter thanks in part to the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, a sky-high hotel with sweeping views of the entire city below. The most impressive looks will come from Spire 73, the property’s new 73rd story rooftop bar that claims title as the highest open-air bar in the entire Western Hemisphere. The cocktail lounge offers unparalleled views of Los Angeles The InterContinental is tucked into the massive Wilshire…

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LAX to allow marijuana in carry-ons

OS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, better known as LAX, has announced that it will permit travelers to bring small amounts of legal marijuana through security in their carry-on bags. But wait: That doesn’t mean you can toke up at the airport. Pot is legal in several US states, but not on the federal level, so you still need to study up before packing your bags on your way out of LA. In 2016, California passed Proposition…

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New high-speed train connects Las Vegas to Southern California in 2 hours

Las Vegas and Southern California will be connected in just two hours by high-speed trains: that is the plan of Brightline, the company which has built a new rail link in Florida. The Miami-based firm has bought another enterprise, XpressWest, which has existing rights to build a high-speed rail corridor between Southern California and Las Vegas. Brightline believes services will begin on its second privately funded line in 2022. It is buying 38 acres of…

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Chinatown: The Story of an L.A. Icon

The historic neighborhood is experiencing a dining and nightlife renaissance Updated on February 16, 2018 East Gate at Chinatown Central Plaza | Photo courtesy of Space-wanderer, Discover Los Angeles Chinatown is one of L.A.’s most popular tourist destinations, located in Downtown L.A. near the city’s civic and cultural center. Travelers may be confused by the “New Chinatown” mural that marks the neighborhood’s Central Plaza, but there’s a story behind that. L.A.’s first Chinatown was located…

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Best Hikes in L.A. to Discover Film & TV Locations

Step outdoors and into your favorite movies and series. Updated on February 22, 2018 Trailhead at Vasquez Rocks | Los Angeles provides the setting for much of America’s media and pop culture—naturally, considering the industries born here. Many know that Malibu’s Point Dume is an iconic Planet of the Apes location; or recognize the surreal-looking Vasquez Rocks from Star Trek and Westworld, the Bronson Caves made famous by the 1960s Batman series, and of course…

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