Larchmont Village clock

A Walking Tour of Larchmont Village


Esther Tseng

Discover an intimate shopping district and community in historic Larchmont Village, the hub of many activities for the residents of one of L.A.’s most well-regarded neighborhoods. There’s been a recent surge of newcomers to the pedestrian-friendly area, but you'd be remiss if you overlooked the long-time favorites. Read on for a walking tour of Larchmont Village, from one of L.A.’s best coffee shops to unique stores and excellent restaurants.

"Thai style" pad thai at Pailin Thai Cuisine

The Best Pad Thai in Los Angeles


Zach Brooks

Pad thai blends together the best parts of Thai cooking: sweet, spicy, sour and funky. Almost all pad thai has egg, ground peanuts, scallions and a lime wedge. The very best will also have dried shrimp, pressed tofu, chili powder and even crispy pork. More and more versions are being served around L.A. as off-menu specials or alternates to the overly sweet, bright orange noodle dish that’s offered on the average menu. Here are the 10 best pad thai dishes in Los Angeles.

Jeremy Lin's Los Angeles


Jeremy Lin

After leading his Northern California high school team to a California state championship, and being named First-Team All-State and the Northern California Division II Player of the Year, NBA superstar Jeremy Lin – now playing professional basketball for the LA Lakers - shares his favorite places in L.A. to indulge and unwind.



Discover Los Angeles

Around the world, in town, and on the web, LATCB is working to help grow and support the Los Angeles tourism community and keep the world coming to L.A.

News & Notes - December 2014


Discover Los Angeles

L.A.-area hotels can take advantage of an opportunity to boost occupancy during the post-holiday months by participating in L.A. Tourism’s “Winter in L.A.” TMD hotel promotion being launched in December. In addition to, “Winter in L.A.” will be promoted on and as well as targeted affinity market sites, and will highlight L.A.’s great winter weather, outdoor activities and cultural events to cold-weather markets such as New York and Chicago as well as feeder markets like San Francisco and Seattle. There’s no cost to participate, but space is running out, so hotels looking to drive revenue between post-Christmas and March 2015 should sign up now. To register now click here.


October 2014 Lodging Metrics


Discover Los Angeles

• Los Angeles ranked 6th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 80.3%, up +2.8% compared to the same period last year (78.1%).
• Los Angeles ADR was $150.56 and ranked 9th among the Top 25 Markets, up +8.7% compared to the same period last year ($138.46).
• Los Angeles RevPAR was $120.92 and ranked 6th among the Top 25 Markets, up +11.8% compared to the same period last year ($108.18).
• Rooms nights sold were 2.44 million countywide, reflecting a +4.4% increase over October 2013 (2.34 million room nights).
• The LAX area (86.1%) and Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey (85.3%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month. 
•  LA North (+17.7%) and South Bay (+16.2%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth.