City Guides & Travel

Travel+Leisure Local Expert: Rachel B. Levin

Travel+Leisure Local Expert: Rachel B. Levin

Publication - Travel + Leisure

A collection of articles on L.A.'s best hotels, shops, restaurants, sights, activities, and more, written and curated by yours truly. read more

10 Best Hotels in Los Angeles

10 Best Hotels in Los Angeles

Publication - Travel Channel

A guide to distinctive hotels in L.A. that offer superb amenities and one-of-a-kind experiences (butterfly sanctuary, anyone?). read more

14 Things to Do in LA

14 Things to Do in LA

Publication - Travel Channel

From book labyrinths to horseback rides, these under-the-radar activities offer a surprising sense of L.A.'s diversity. read more

10 Best L.A. Professional Organizers

10 Best L.A. Professional Organizers

Publication - SpareFoot

Get your Marie Kondo on and organize your home and your life with these pro organizers, each with their own area of specialty. read more

10 Best Neighborhoods in L.A.

10 Best Neighborhoods in L.A.

Publication - SpareFoot

From the Westside to the Eastside, these are some of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles to settle in and call home. read more

10 Best Real Estate Agents in Los Angeles

10 Best Real Estate Agents in Los Angeles

Publication - SpareFoot

These top real estate agents can help you nab your dream home in L.A.'s hottest zip codes. read more

A Weekend Passport To Los Angeles: Old Hollywood Glamour

A Weekend Passport To Los Angeles: Old Hollywood Glamour

Publication - Huffington Post

This nostalgic L.A. itinerary will transport you back to the glamorous Golden Age of Hollywood. read more

Heliotrope-Melrose

Heliotrope-Melrose

Publication - Los Angeles Times

The L.A. neighborhood known as "Hel Mel" boasts a collegiate, counterculture vibe and hipsters galore. read more

Hikes, the universe and everything else

Hikes, the universe and everything else

Publication - Los Angeles Times

La CaƱada Flintridge, the home of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, contrasts cutting-edge technology with pristine natural beauty. read more

A trip back in time, with cutting-edge and fun cuisine and a cache of antiques

A trip back in time, with cutting-edge and fun cuisine and a cache of antiques

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Old-fashioned soda fountains, historic buildings, and antique stores add to the time-warp feel in Old Towne Orange. read more

Neighborhoods: Boyle Heights

Neighborhoods: Boyle Heights

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Bright murals, handmade tamales, and mariachi tunes are just a few of the highlights in the predominantly Mexican community of Boyle Heights. read more

Equestrian and hiking trails, art and avocados

Equestrian and hiking trails, art and avocados

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Fallbrook -- California's avocado capital -- boasts beautiful nature, a lively arts scene, and avocado products galore. read more

Neighborhoods: Santa Monica

Neighborhoods: Santa Monica

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica's Main Street is the ideal place for a bar crawl on St. Patrick's Day. Here's where to "go green." read more

Neighborhoods: Little Ethiopia

Neighborhoods: Little Ethiopia

Publication - Los Angeles Times

In L.A.'s Little Ethiopia, Ethiopian coffee, authentic restaurants, and Afrocentric fashion boutiques transport visitors to Addis Ababa. read more

Neighborhoods: Leimert Park

Neighborhoods: Leimert Park

Publication - Los Angeles Times

A bastion of African-American history and culture, L.A.'s Leimert Park Village preserves the traditions of jazz, blues, and soul food. read more

Neighborhoods: Byzantine-Latino Quarter

Neighborhoods: Byzantine-Latino Quarter

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Greek, Mexican, and Central American communities each contribute to the cultural offerings in L.A.'s historic Byzantine-Latino Quarter. read more

A little bohemia hidden in the Valley

A little bohemia hidden in the Valley

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Tujunga Village's charming mom-and-pop shops, coffeehouses, and eateries give it a small-town feel amid the L.A. sophistication. read more

It’s the soul of Orange County

It’s the soul of Orange County

Publication - Los Angeles Times

A monthly art walk, vibrant street scene, and thriving Latino community have reinvigorated Santa Ana. read more

This show really has everything

This show really has everything

Publication - Los Angeles Times

North Hollywood (a.k.a NoHo) may be L.A.'s de-facto theater district, but it offers visitors much more than just what's on stage. read more

Where retro cool thrives in Burbank

Where retro cool thrives in Burbank

Publication - Los Angeles Times

Blast to the past in L.A.'s Magnolia Park neighborhood with vintage shops, vinyl record stores, and throwback beauty parlors. read more

Despite history, it’s no lemon

Despite history, it’s no lemon

Publication - Los Angeles Times

A town built on the citrus trade, Claremont is now a hub for contemporary art, music, and fine cuisine. read more

At Home in the World

At Home in the World

Publication - Singular

In L.A.'s ethnic enclaves, the cultural immersion can be so complete that you feel like you've fled the country. read more