In Downtown Los Angeles you can take a ride on the world’s shortest railway.
In San Pedro you can visit a 17-ton bell that’s a symbol of the lasting friendship between the United States and South Korea.
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.
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.
An elegantly styled Gothic bridge, named for William Shakespeare, spans a dry stream bed in the Franklin Hills.
An enterprising resident of the small Los Angeles neighborhood of Hermon built a retaining wall using concrete, bricks, bricks, rocks, wagon wheels, and a variety of automobile parts.
For nearly a century, a vicious battle has raged on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles — two opposing factions make the bold claim as the rightful originator of the French Dip Sandwich. And it’s a feud that doesn’t look to be settled in the next 100 years.
High above Los Angeles from its perch overlooking the Arroyo Seco in Mount Washington, the Southwest Museum has the distinction of being the first museum in Los Angeles.
Eight historic buildings from the Victorian heyday of Los Angeles are preserved at the Heritage Square Museum, located along the banks of the Arroyo Seco in Montecito Heights.
In the days of a more walkable Los Angeles, jewelry stores would install free-standing clocks on the sidewalks outside their storefronts. These towering time-keeping devices served as both a public service and a means of advertising the adjoining store. Today, only three of these historic sidewalk clocks remain in Los Angeles.