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[ What if we told you that Los Angeles was still home to secret Prohibition-era underground tunnels? Well, it’s true. When the US was governed to go dry, it wasn’t all about bathtub gin because Downtown LA’s alcohol-filled gatherings never stopped—they were just hiding beneath everyone. A good amount of them are closed off, but dedicated Angelenos have found some open ones. Rumor has it that these tunnels were also used for transporting prisoners, moving loads of cash and for more gruesome activities like storing bodies. Today, they’re full of street art and for anyone seeking a little adventure in downtown. UNDERGROUND TUNNELS LA 320 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
9 For the Foodie Who Reminisces About the Asian Artisan Night Markets
[ For anyone seeking a unique dining experience, the Hollywood Night Market tucked away at Yamashiro Restaurant is calling your name. Featuring over 30 different vendors every week, the outdoor food fest gives you your fix of gourmet street food, live music and an outdoor bar. Local boutiques and household goods are also available to scope through and purchase from. Let your tastebuds indulge in the endless amounts of pupusas, noodles, brick-oven pizzas, dumplings and more. The Hollywood Night Market is open every Thursday from 5-10 p.m., and starting this year, the event is officially plastic-free!
For the Vegas Pool Party Lover Who Can’t Get Enough
[ “What makes Descanso Beach Club so popular, other than its beautiful island location, is that it’s one of the last private beaches in Southern California that’s open to the public,” says Tricia Martinez, Director of Restaurants for Catalina Island Company. “That means you can legally have a drink in your hand and your feet
in the sand—at the same time.” Hop on a ferry, catch live DJs and local musicians on the weekends and enjoy your ideal beach party. “It’s kind of like a Vegas pool party, only we have an ocean and we’re a lot closer,” Martinez adds. It also doesn’t hurt that the location is super Instagramfriendly if you’re trying to create some content on Catalina.
HOLLYWOOD NIGHT MARKET 1999 N Sycamore Ave Los Angeles, CA 90068 323.433.4805 www.hollywoodnightmarket.com
DESCANSO BEACH CLUB 1 St Catherine Way, Avalon, CA 90704 | 310.510.7410 | www.visitcatalinaisland.com
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HISTORY ENTHUSIAST WHO ALSO ENJOYS TIMELESS TRANSPORTATION 66 LOCALE MAGAZINE
[ If you thought cable cars were only a thing up in San Francisco, you’ve missed this Los Angeles icon. Angels Flight is a short, cable railway that’s officially back to its glory after some renovations. The 298-foot-long track is short but incredibly steep, and back in the day, it was how people avoided having to walk on the super-steep hill. You’ve seen it in so many movies, including La La Land, but you can easily check it out and go for a ride this summer. Angels Flight is open seven days a week, all 365 days a year and rides are $1 for non-Metro TAP card holders. Located right on Grand Avenue, it’s a bright-hued orange and black structure—you won’t miss it.
ANGELS FLIGHT RAILWAY 351 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 | 213.626.1901 | www.angelsflight.org