When you first enter the Museum of Jurassic Technology, it seems cloaked in mystery. The facade of the building doesn't offer much of a hint as to what is contained within, and the unassuming vestibule doesn't answer your questions, either. It quickly becomes clear that, like many of the weird little quirks of this lesser-known Los Angeles gem, that air of mystery is a deliberate choice meant to prepare your mind for the oddities, curiosities, and quirky little stories to come.
Los Angeles has always had a rich history of storytelling and has provided the setting for some of history's greatest books so it's no surprise the city has no shortage of stores dedicated to the written word. Whether you're looking to revisit an old favorite or find your next beach read, celebrate this National Book Lover's Day (August 9th) by checking out these unique Los Angeles area independent bookstores.
Probably one of the most interesting beach towns in the Los Angeles area, Manhattan Beach, also known as the "Pearl of the South Bay" is home to fashionably chic shopping and award-winning restaurants all just steps from the historic Manhattan Beach Pier. But here's a few answers to some frequently asked questions that may come in handy when visiting!
New Year's Eve is always a special occasion. But this year, New Year's Eve is even more important is it notes not only the start of a new year but also a new decade! If you're in Manhattan Beach for New Year's Eve this year, then make sure you don't miss out on these awesome, one-of-a-kind experiences.
The City of Angels is in many a travel radar. Thanks to movies and TV shows, many of us have an image of Los Angeles that might only include beaches, people driving in convertibles, some palm trees, the Hollywood sign, and studios. So if you're planning to visit L.A., and that's all you know, you might wonder what else are you going to do? Well, the greater Los Angeles area is a vast network of sister cities, all with unique attractions to offer. You can have a memorable visit to Los Angeles by visiting the spots locals enjoy in their daily lives, those that often get overlooked in the tourist guides. Here are some of our favorites:
Tis the season for merriment in Manhattan Beach! The halls are decked, the surf is great, and boardwalk Christmas vibes abound for a truly Californian holiday. Enjoy the dazzling display of lights on the ocean as you plan ahead for your next visit.
The Sea View Inn has the reason for the season all mapped out with a handy short list on holiday festivities. Check out The Best Places to View Christmas Lights in Manhattan Beach this year.
Craving a cold beer after a day in the sun at Manhattan Beach? Lucky for you, many outstanding breweries are close by!
Are you as thankful for the beach as we are? Consider spending a long weekend in Manhattan Beach for the Thanksgiving holiday. Start a new tradition and spend the holiday on the coast with your family. Nicknamed the "Pearl of the South Bay," Manhattan Beach is a perfect spot for a friendsgiving adventure or a family trip! There are a variety of options for families, friends, or couples visiting the area and looking for seasonal things to do. Whether you decide to bring a large group or turn your trip into a couple's getaway, it is easy to make Manhattan Beach feel like home during your stay. Pick and choose from this list, or ask the Sea View Inn team for their personal suggestions!
The arrival of Autumn signals the beginning of the holiday season and is also one of the time of year when many people are traveling to see friends and family especially around Thanksgiving. While many look forward to preparing and hosting an enormous feast on this re-letter date, others opt to eat out instead. Whether it's a tradition to visit a restaurant on Turkey Day or you're simply looking to try something new, check out these eateries open on Thanksgiving in the Manhattan Beach area.