In East Los Angeles you can visit a building that’s shaped like a tamale.
Along Sunset Blvd you can find 32 bronze plaques featuring the names of sports professionals.
On Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena you can find the Foothill Bancroft Marker — a relic of the first road system in Los Angeles.
An unusual and iconic tree, visible for miles, stands tall at the top of a hill in East Los Angeles.
Along a sleepy stretch of road in a wealthy Pasadena neighborhood, you’ll find a hidden, bucolic lake that looks like something out of a New England painting.
How does one cross the Los Angeles River? By bridge, of course. And there are four pedestrian bridges across this oft-overlooked waterway.
It’s not an abbey and it’s nowhere near Encino, but Highland Park’s Abbey San Encino has a storied history in both the local artists movement and in the Los Angeles music scene.
In Downtown Los Angeles you can still visit two sites where The Doors were photographed for their fifth album, Morrison Hotel, in 1969.
Hidden behind a non-descript storefront in Downtown Los Angeles, you’ll find a series wondrous handmade tile murals from the kiln of a Southern California tile-making master.
A statue of a chicken-headed man holding a bucket of “the best chicken in town” keeps eternal vigil from his perch high above Figueroa Street in Highland Park.