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The Los Angeles Lowdown

For locals who want to experience LA like a visitor and visitors who want to experience LA like a local


The Los Angeles Lowdown is designed by us to take you inside LA, whether you’re visiting or you live here. From current-affairs inspired articles on Southern California’s history, to our suggestions on the best things to do in LA every month, via inside information on authentic experiences and events, we give you the essential lowdown on the city of Angels.

And if you’re a visitor looking for more specific information related to your trip here, such as where to staywhere to eata list of the best family activities in Los Angeles or how to navigate the city using public transport, don’t forget to check L.A. Info.

LA History

Outbreak: Spanish Flu In Los Angeles, 1918

February 20, 2021

It’s hard to think about anything other than Coronavirus or Covid-19 right now. It’s taken over the news cycle and our lives. Los Angeles is almost entirely shut down – schools, movie theaters, restaurants, bars and most businesses (including The Real Los Angeles Tours). Most of us have never experienced anything like it before. Life…

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The Night Stalker At The Cecil Hotel

February 20, 2021

The toughest part of developing our DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour was reading about all the horrible murders that have taken place in and around downtown Los Angeles while I was researching it. I couldn’t get the gory details out of my mind. Of all the serial killers that I researched arguably the worst was Richard Ramirez, aka…

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LA Experiences

Experience A Day In Hollywood: Myth & Reality

March 3, 2021

When the Hollywood Sign was constructed in 1923, the town below was already responsible for what was then the 5th biggest industry in the US – the movies. The sign was a marketing tool, not for the film industry, but for a prime real-estate development under the thirteen enormous letters (that originally spelled HOLLYWOODLAND). The spectacular sign quickly became entwined with the aspirations,…

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How To Guarantee Seeing A Celebrity In LA

February 20, 2021

A lot of people are obsessed by “celebrities”. It can get very unhealthy and the news is full of stories of celebrities who’ve found themselves being stalked by overly-fanatical fans, so the first thing to know about famous people is that they’re just people, exactly like you and me (well not exactly like me – I’m not…

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LA Events

The 10 Best Things To Do In LA In March 2020

February 20, 2021

There are always a ton of things happening here – but what are the best things to do in LA in March 2020? Check below to find out. 1. CONTEMPLATE THE NOTHINGNESS OF EXISTENCE (ALL MONTH). Visit this new kid on the block that’s no longer the new kid on the block – the museum’s now their…

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