As we move from summer to fall, kids are back in school full swing and temperatures begin to drop (though in the Beach Cities, not by too much!) Sweaters replace tank-tops as the days get shorter and though there may be less sunshine hours, there's still plenty of activities to partake in during the fall in the Beach Cities.
When mentioning the Los Angeles area, most people immediately conjure up thoughts of movie stars, impeccable shopping, fantastic beaches, and plenty of sunshine for everyone. These are all true about the Greater Los Angeles area, and then some!
Whether you are a first-time visitor to the area, or a lifelong Angeleno, there are lots of fantastic, unique experiences waiting for you to discover just off the beaten path. Here are four cool, out of the ordinary places to check out:
Day 3 of the La La Land self-guided tour will have you exploring the Greater Los Angeles area. Visit some of the most popular spots in the city and learn why the locals love the "City of Stars". It's all about a 30 minute drive from your Manhattan Beach hotel!
For the month of May, we will be featuring a four-part blog on iconic LaLa Land film locations to visit.
In 2016, La La Land became an instant hit and Oscar nominee for best picture. The romantic comedy musical film highlighted some of the major landmarks in Los Angeles. A great way to visit the city is to retrace the footsteps of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Stop at these filming locations and embrace the "City of Stars".
Relaxed, fun, affordable and only mildly-pretentious: that is Manhattan Beach. It has a little something for everyone. (Bonus points for being 15 minutes from LAX, we are like the gateway beach destination for LA). And while staying here at Sea View, you should try to do a little bit everything.
Are you looking for an unforgettable experience that the entire family can enjoy together? Escape Room LA is a short drive from our hotel and offers a unique team bonding experience both older kids and adults can enjoy. Earning the title "Best of LA" by Forbes and LA Weekly, this indoor activity would be a noteworthy alternative to seeing a movie or shopping.
For a foodie staying in a Manhattan Beach hotel, there are endless cuisines you will be able to sample within a short drive from The SeaView Inn. Yet, how will you know where to start when there are so many options available for you to choose from?
When traveling to a large city, such as Los Angeles, it can be hard to know where to go and what to do. Here is an inside scoop on all things you can do to fit in with the locals.
If you've never been to Los Angeles and you're looking online for all the amazing places to see, you will find all sorts of things, but what are the things you truly want to see?
Festivals are a tradition as old as tradition itself, and as they have done for thousands of years they continue to draw large throngs of people with excitement, community, and history. One of the oldest festivals in Los Angeles is the Golden Dragon Parade, celebrating 119 years on February 17th. This parade will draw 100,000 people into the streets of Chinatown as it has for years, with of course the namesake parade being the centerpiece of the festivities.
Staying at Manhattan Beach hotels' Sea View Inn, you are centrally located to take in all the best attractions of the LA area. Nestled in Los Angeles is a fun destination where all ages can explore the wonders of science through fun exhibits.
We're talking about the California Science Center, and it is the largest venue of its type on the West Coast. It's open 362 days a year, and admission to the permanent galleries is free.
Spread out over 400,000 square feet are four major exhibit areas, and highlights include: