The Afar Guide to
Los Angeles

Swallow your preconceived notions with a shot of wheatgrass: Los Angeles is a cocktail of culture. Sure, the poolside parties pop and fizz, but the real L.A. is a diverse blend of creative characters that drive pop culture, inspire counterculture, and embrace all ethnicities. Situated amid ocean, mountains, and desert, L.A. beckons you to engage in an active and healthy lifestyle. Avocado is always on the menu, a yoga class is always about to start, and a celebrity sighting is just around the corner. Getting to know L.A. can take years, so when you’re visiting, insider knowledge is invaluable.

Essential Los Angeles Facts to

know before you go

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Susan MasonLos Angeles Local Expert

Susan Mason lives a double life as an entertainment executive by weekday and freelance writer-photographer-adventurer by weekend. When she's not daydreaming at her desk about working for National Geographic or the CIA, she's exploring the myriad trails, restaurants and music venues of Los Angeles and beyond.