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Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles
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4 Incredible Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles

Labor Day Weekend is known as the unofficial last weekend of summer, and if you are planning a visit to Los Angeles for the weekend, the city will be packed full of holiday weekend events. From festivals to live music and great food, here are some of the best ways to celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles.

L.A. Fleet Week

L.A. Fleet Week is an annual Labor Day tradition celebrating our nation’s Sea Services. The weekend-long event is free to the public and includes ship tours, military displays, and equipment demonstrations. The event also has live music, airplane flyovers, and a cook-off competition between the Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard teams.

Watch an Outdoor Movie

Watching a movie outdoors is one of the best summertime activities. On August 31, Outdoor Cinemas Club will be showing Grease at Level in Downtown L.A. and The Greatest Showman and A Quiet Place at NeueHouse in Hollywood.

Made in LA

This 2-day music, beer, art, and food festival celebrates Los Angeles’ food and art scene. This year’s headliners are L.A. pop band Saint Motel, L.A. rock band Dorothy, and indie singer Mondo Cozmo. There will also be a selection of local food trucks serving some of the best food in L.A. The festival is held at Golden Road Brewing’s facility across from Griffith Park and you can purchase tickets for one or two days.

Fiesta Hermosa During Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles

Fiesta Hermosa takes place every Labor Day Weekend at Pier Plaza in Downtown Hermosa Beach. The festival runs Saturday – Monday and is known as the largest arts & craft festival in Southern California. More than 300 artists and crafters set up booths to sell their work, including ceramics, photography, and jewelry. There are two stages set up in the area for live music. The Main Stage has local tribute bands and the Charity Beer & Wine Garden stage plays the hits of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. There is a food court with more than two dozen types of food, including Thai food, Greek food, Mexican food, and BBQ. There is also a mini carnival set up with a 30-foot slide, rock climbing, bungee jumping, pony rides, a petting zoo, and face painters.

If you are planning Labor Day Weekend in Los Angeles trip, check out our luxury vacation rentals. We offer large homes for you and your family in all the best locations in the city. Our luxury vacation rentals have all the amenities you and your family need for the perfect vacation. After a long day of sightseeing, you will be happy to come back to your home. For more information on our Los Angeles rentals, please contact us.

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5 Summer Events in Los Angeles Not to Miss

You cannot go wrong with a trip to Los Angeles regardless of the time of year. This is due to consistent weather and consistent fun around every corner. But when the summer comes around, this city really comes to life. You can find the evidence of this throughout the city, but nowhere more so than countless special events. The following are five summer events in  Los Angeles that you will not want to miss.

Street Food Cinema

This event takes place in different places throughout the city like Crystal Springs Park and Will Rogers State Historic Park every Saturday between April and October. The main event is a screening of numerous popular movies, but visitors also get to enjoy beautiful summer evenings in Los Angeles with music from great bands and food from some of the best food trucks in the city.

L.A. Food Fest

This is one of the greatest events in the entire world for all those who love food. This event is taking place on the third Sunday of June, July, and August at Civic Center Studios in the downtown area. The focus here is of course the food. Attendees get to choose between endless samples provided by hot spots all over town and can get full meals as well. There will also be amazing shopping opportunities and to see some unique Los Angeles art.

Arroyo Seco Weekend

This is a must-attend summer event in Los Angeles for anyone who like rock ‘n roll because this music fest is rolling out some classic acts like Neil Young, Robert Plant, Jack White, Kings of Leon and so many more. Along with this incredible music comes amazing food, arts, and community. Find it directly next to the Rose Bowl at Brookside Golf Club during the weekend of June 23rd through the 24th.

International Surf Festival

If you find yourself in Los Angeles from August 1st through the 5th, it is almost an obligation to go to the International Surf Festival in Redondo Beach. There is no event that provides a better glimpse into the unique culture of this city. Here, you can enjoy amazing surfing, food, live entertainment, and so much more, but when it comes down to it, this is just one heck of a party!

Los Angeles County Fair

Past fair-going experiences do not provide an idea of what this event is like because this one is bigger and better than any you will find throughout the country. It is complete with more rides, more food, more games, more entertainment, and more community than any fair you have ever attended. You must check it out if you are going to be in town between August 31st and September 23rd! This is one of the best ways to spend a day with the entire family!

Wonderful Vacation Accommodations for Enjoying Summer Events in Los Angeles

Regardless of the time of year, you can be sure that you will find amazing vacation rentals that are waiting for you and your group. You can find exquisite mansions that are fit for the stars along with more quaint homes that provide a cozy place to stay. If you are looking to stay in Los Angeles in style, then look no further than the Luxury Rental Group. We pride ourselves on providing the most luxurious vacation rentals that the city has to offer. See for yourself at https://www.luxuryrentalgroup.com!

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Where to Watch 4th of July Los Angeles Fireworks

There are few places that know how to throw a good party better than us here in Los Angles, and this is doubly true for America’s birthday! Los Angeles is home to a number of amazing 4th of July celebrations every year, and if you’re planning to spend this Independence Day in LA here are a few celebrations you need to make sure to check out:

AMERICAFEST

For the 92nd year, the Rose Bowl will be hosting AMERICAFEST, a day-long celebration of fun, family, and fireworks! The event gets going at 2 PM with a Family Fun Zone featuring games, live entertainment, food, and more! Then, later in the night, the historic Rose Bowl opens its gates and serves as the setting of one of the most incredible firework spectaculars you’ll find in all of Southern California! AMERICAFEST is a perfect 4th of July Los Angeles event for the entire family looking to spend a day of fun in the SoCal sun and celebrate Independence Day to its fullest! Tickets to the event are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

4th of July Los Angeles Block Party at Grand Park

For those looking for a fun 4th of July Los Angeles event that’s also free of admission, check out the annual 4th of July Block Party at Grand Park! This is a great family friendly event (no alcohol permitted) that features food, live entertainment, and much more! There will be two different stages open throughout the day with local LA artists, and local vendors will be on hand to provide some of the best food LA has to offer. Then at 9 PM, with beautiful downtown LA serving as the backdrop, the fireworks extravaganza begins! If this sounds like the event for you, make sure to head down to 200 North Grand Avenue, where the festivities will begin at 3 PM!

Marina Del Rey

There truly are few things better than watching fireworks explode over the open waters of the ocean, and here in Los Angeles, we do that better than anywhere else in Southern California! If you’re looking to experience an amazing 4th of July with fireworks over the open ocean, head down to Marina Del Rey, where you can find amazing food, drinks, and fireworks! The show begins at 9 PM, so head down early to claim your spot.

You may already be having a hard time choosing which fireworks event is best for you, so don’t also stress about where you should stay in Los Angeles as well! Let us at Luxury Rental Group help find you the perfect rental property for you and your party for your next vacation, as we have a number of premier locations all throughout the Los Angeles area. So don’t wait: Check out all of the properties we have to offer today, and for questions or to make your reservation, don’t hesitate to let us know!

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How to Spend Memorial Day in Los Angeles

Regardless of the time of year, there is always something fun and unique to do in Los Angeles. This is especially true, however, for the long weekend that comes at the end of May with Memorial Day. Along with officially marking the beginning of summer, Memorial Day is an important time to do just that; remember the men and women who have fought for our freedom. There plenty of fun happening in Los Angeles, but there are also many ways to pay respects to these brave people. The following are just a few of the amazing ways you can spend Memorial Day in Los Angeles.

Topanga Days Country Fair

This has fast become one of the most beloved Memorial Day Weekend events in all of Los Angeles. From Saturday through Monday, countless people gather to celebrate this country and the people who have fought for it. They do this by coming together to enjoy amazing food, music, art, and incredible natural beauty. Nothing brings people together quite like these things, and you can find the best examples of them all at the Topanga Days Country Fair in the beautiful Topanga Canyon.

Endless Other Activities

The schedule for Memorial Day in Los Angeles is chalk full of incredible events. A great way to start to the day is with the best Memorial Service in town at the Green Hills Memorial Park. Over 15,000 people are expected to come out on May 28th to pay their respects during this moving service. There are also many fun ways to celebrate the weekend, with one of the most unique being the MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street in Santa Monica. On Sunday, May 27th, the main street of this town is transformed into a life sized, interactive Monopoly game. There will also be great food and music. Fiesta Hermosa is also another incredible festival in Hermosa Beach.

Enjoy the Best Los Angeles Has to Offer

There are countless events throughout Memorial Day Weekend that are specific to the holiday, but there are also plenty of ways to celebrate with everything that Los Angeles always offers. This begins and ends with a day spent at the beach. You can find some of the most iconic beaches ever throughout Los Angeles from the action-packed shores of Venice Beach to the quiet and beautiful shores of El Matador State Beach near Malibu. Packing a lunch and relaxing on the beach always provides for an amazing day.

These are a few great options, but they do not even begin to scratch the surface of the options that you have during a Memorial Day vacation to Los Angeles. Regardless of what you decide to do, you can be sure that it will be a Memorial Day that you will never forget.

Contact us today to learn more about Memorial Day in Los Angeles; or, click here to view our beautiful vacation rentals that are sure to make your Memorial Day vacation one for the books.

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Los Angeles for Valentine’s Day

One of the worst aspects of Valentine’s Day, if you live in an eastern state, is the weather. Whoever thought of setting a romantic holiday right smack in the middle of the coldest, grayest, and gloomiest time of the year must have had a screw or two loose. We who live in the sun year-round feel for those who don’t and would like to extend a formal invitation for you to spend your next Valentine’s Day soaking up the sun as you stay in one of our Luxury Rental Groups vacation escapes! Pack your sunglasses and swimsuits, hop on a plane, and head west young couples, head west! Here’s a list of romantic things to do while you celebrate the holiday and the fact that your bones are warm for the first time since September!

Take a Gondola Ride in Huntington Beach Harbor

Yes, you read that right. Gondolas aren’t just in Italy anymore. Huntington Beach Harbor’s Sunset Gondolas offer Valentine’s Day Rides for a mere $150 per couple! Watch the sun set over the water as you cuddle with your own valentine, sipping champagne and rediscovering the all the interesting things that first made you fall in love with your partner.

Nothing Says Romance More than a Night at the Theater

The Rialto Theatre to be exact. Built in 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this theater has a long and colorful history, including being featured in the Oscar nominated movie La La Land. This Valentine’s Day, the Rialto is planning a throwback movie night. Singing in the Rain will be showing, and VIP tickets are available for the private reception, tour, and dinner being held that night.

Go to the Drive-In

No one appreciates a night at the old drive-in more than Hollywood, and the Electric Dusk Drive-in allows you and your special valentine the opportunity to watch a romantic movie and steam up the windshields like you did when you were teenagers!

Dine Parisian Style

Los Angeles may pale in comparison to the city of love, but The Little Door gives a good imitation and was voted the most romantic restaurant in LA! Located at 8164 West 3rd Street, The Little Door serves delicious food spiced with a French kiss; the Duo of Duck Foie Gras Torchon and Crème Brulee, Truffle Brioche Toast is one of our faves!

Stay in and Snuggle

Your Luxury Rental Group romantic retreat is designed for staying in. Watch the sunset from the deck with a local wine in hand, play a competitive game of pool (if he’s smart, he’ll let you win, ladies!) and simply revel in having the time to just be together. Reserve yours today!

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Things to Do for the New Year in Los Angeles

The new year has come, and along with it comes new hopes, dreams, and resolutions—hopefully ones that you will keep! If you’ve resolved to have more fun this year, why not start 2018 off right with a visit to Los Angeles? The City of Angels is full of excitement year-round, and there’s no better way to kick off your year than a well-deserved vacation to shake off the stress of the holidays.

CHILL at the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary has become much more than just a ship; nowadays, the Queen Mary offers a variety of exciting activities for you to enjoy. Until January 7th, you can visit CHILL: Ice Adventure Park and take part in outdoor ice skating, bumper boats, or ice tubing down the 145ft Matterhorn Mountain slide! Other activities include the Alpine Zip Line, ice shuffleboard, live music, and much more.

New Year’s Race

Want to get a head start on your resolution to work out more? Participate in the 2018 New Year’s Race in Los Angeles, held on January 7th. The event consists of two races—a 5K and a 10K—with a special challenge for the ultimate competitors. The 9.3 Challenge entry gets you entry into both races and is not for the faint of heart. If you’re not that fit yet, no worries, as there will be food trucks, music and art exhibits, and a beer garden, all of which open up at 3PM. The 5K starts at 5PM, and the 10K starts at 6:30PM (only for those doing the 9.3 Challenge).

Do LA Things

There are plenty of things to love about Los Angeles around New Year’s apart from the glittering parties and incredible celebrations, as the city offers endless ways to have a memorable day. Of course, the beach and all of the opportunities that come with are a good place to start, as Los Angeles is home to some of the most famous beaches in the world. You can also explore the studios of Hollywood, spend the day at Disneyland, and do so much more. You can do all of this in the most perfect weather you could imagine.

If you want to get 2018 off to the very best start imaginable, you should consider doing it in Los Angeles. When it comes down to it, Los Angeles is simply one of the best vacation destinations in the world. Start 2018 in style with a trip to Los Angeles, and you are sure to remember it forever.

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The Top Christmas Events in Los Angeles

Los Angeles doesn’t fit the usual Christmas picture celebrated by Rockwell paintings, but that doesn’t mean we’re not full of holiday cheer! From light shows to snow tubing, the City of Angels has plenty of ways to get you in the holiday spirit. Take a break from shopping and the holiday parties to have fun the LA way!

L. A. Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights is one of the most popular ways for zoos to get into the holiday spirits! Los Angeles Zoo endeavors each year to make a name for itself in the zoo world with its astounding displays. Already underway and continuing through Sunday, January 7th, Zoo Lights fills the Los Angeles Zoo with animal-themed displays and aesthetic wonders. Animated animals made of Christmas lights run and play, while the visitors are guided through the zoo by lit-up trees and hanging lights. Tickets can run from $10 to $21.

Snow Los Angeles

Not all of us have the time for a trip to Big Bear or Truckee, so Snow Los Angeles may be your best bet for enjoying snow while you’re still in the city. Elysian Park, over by Dodger Stadium, is going to be loading up with 10,000 square feet of synthetic snow! It’s not quite the lacy powder you’re dreaming of, but it’s good enough for snowballs and snow tubing, both of which you can enjoy the entire weekend of the 15th.

Santa Monica Pub Crawl

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea—but it’s lots of people’s glass of beer! The Santa Monica Pub Crawl is more than its name implies. While it certainly is an organized route of bar-hopping around one of LA’s most celebrated districts, the Santa Monica Pub Crawl benefits a worthy cause—the $20 admittance fee helps the Westside Food Bank support families this holiday season. So raise your glass to good cheer this holiday season and enjoy some of the best food and drink specials that the popular participating restaurants offer. Holiday-themed apparel is always welcome! It’s happening Saturday the 16th.

Fa-La-Luxury

Treat yourself this holiday by staying in Los Angeles in a luxurious rental property. If your usual holiday feels too routine, there’s nothing like a vacation to spice it up! As we declare, luxury is always in season! Call us at 800-712-2800 to learn how you can enjoy a gorgeous place of your own in Hollywood, Santa Monica, and other fine neighborhoods this winter.

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Winter is Here! Things To Do During The Winter Months In Los Angeles.

 If you come from one of those cold and slushy winter areas, you may find it hard to believe that we can’t wait for this time of year. We want the cooler weather! Cooler weather, of course is a subjective thing, and we understand that when you are used to the hairs inside your nose freezing within seconds of walking outside, our 68-degree average daytime temperatures may feel like swimsuit and beach weather to you! But wherever you are coming from, you can be sure that winters in Los Angeles are an idyllic paradise and you will find plenty of things to keep you happy and occupied during your Southern California vacation; things like the ones we have listed below!

Hit the Beach

Yes, it’s winter in Los Angeles and you can still work on your tan! If the balmy water temperatures are still a little cool for your blood, the sun will keep you warm as you lay on your towel, working on that perfect shade of golden brown! The beaches in the Los Angeles area are the perfect places for some sun worshipping and a little wading along the edges of the surf!

Ice Skating in the Park

Where else can you go from the beach to the ice skating rink with just a short drive? Los Angeles, of course, and the Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square! Situated right in the center of downtown LA, the cost is low, and the fun value is high! Hurry though; this special ice rink disappears in the middle of January!

Watch a Parade

 Or maybe we should say THE parade, as the Tournament of Roses Parade is one of the most famous and aromatic parades in the nation! Every float is made from flowers, plants, or even seeds and vegetables; and this year you can watch it from the sidewalk, instead of your living room couch! January 1st is the time and grandstand seating tickets are still available!

Ski Bear Mountain

 Sometimes being able to visit the snow for a few hours makes all the difference and while you may be thankful to avoid the slush, sleet, and black ice, you can still enjoy a few fun-filled hours on the slopes! Start and finish the day with a walk on the beach, and spend the middle hours swooshing down the mountain and enjoying hot cocoa in between runs!

Revel in the Wonder of Your Luxury Rental Group Vacation Escape

Enjoy the sun shining in the windows, take a dip in the heated pool, and take some time to appreciate the here and now! Reserve your luxury cottage today and spend your winter vacation living the good life in Los Angeles!

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Most Festive Things to Do in Los Angeles This Season

Los Angeles is a unique place, largely because it is home to people from all over the world. This incredible diversity has resulted in a community and culture that you cannot find anywhere else. Regardless of the holidays you celebrate, the winter season in Los Angeles is an incredible fun and festive time of the year. While it may not come with the white Christmas that many have sung about, it still is an amazing place to spend this holiday season.

Visit Disneyland

Nobody knows how to ring in the holiday season better than Walt Disney. The grandiose nature of the holiday season in Disneyland is something that you must experience at least once, regardless of your own traditions. This theme park is notorious for these celebrations, but every single year, they get more extravagant, constantly adding new entertainment, decorations, and of course, food. Along with all of the classic rides, old favorites dress in their holiday best, like the Haunted Mansion Holiday, the It’s a Small World Holiday, and much more. You can also enjoy the most fantastic lights displays you have ever seen, endless parades, and fireworks.

The Mission Inn Festival of Lights

This festival is almost always voted the best lights display in the country. With one visit, you will understand why. Over four million lights twinkle all over the gorgeous architecture of this classic property. But the lights themselves are simply providing the ambiance for something much greater that you can take advantage of. Take a ride in Santa’s sleigh, create some arts and crafts, or pet some reindeer. There is also amazing live entertainment and a full-size ice skating rink. A holiday season spent in Los Angeles is not quite complete without a visit to this one of a kind festival of lights. You can partake in everything going on here on Main Street at the Mission Inn!

The Walt Disney Concert Hall

There are many things that remind us of the holidays, but the most important reminder for many of us is the music that we have heard our whole lives, and you have never heard it quite like this. Orchestras expertly play all of your favorite holiday tunes in grandiose fashion. You can catch shows like the family-friendly sing along, Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, and so much more.

Los Angeles does not provide the classic snowy rooftops and brisk weather that is indicative of this season in so many places, but it truly offers a unique experience for this time of year. There is no bad time to visit the City of Angels, but this is certainly the best time.

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Top Haunted Spots in Los Angeles, California

 

Los Angeles is renowned as a modern city, but it has just as many spooks and thrills as a backwoods village built around a cemetery. If you’re looking for a place that can raise the hair on your neck, investigate some of these creepy spots.

“Suicide Bridge” Pasadena

A bridge that was once a part of the historical route 66, “Suicide Bridge” has rumors and tales dating all the way back from before it’s construction. The most notable was the tale of a worker who fell to his death off the side of the bridge into wet cement. According to the tale, they left him to die in there, permanently becoming a part of the bridge, and that his ghost urges those who wish to end it all to take their final steps over the ledge, plummeting to their deaths in a 150-foot free fall. It’s not too far-fetched; over 100 suicides have been reported on this bridge.

In 1993, the bridge was renovated—as a part of the renovation, and in an attempt to stop the deaths, they gated off the sides of the bridge, slowing the rampant death rates. Today, it’s a somber reminder of those who have perished—and as good a spot as any to feel the laments of restless spirits.

The Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle

Many strange events have happened on or near this plot of land, so much so that it has become one to avoid by the locals. Dubbed the “Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle” by the locales, it’s around this small, seemingly insignificant plot that notorious deaths and near-death experiences have happened. Howard Hughes crashed his plane here; Ronni Chasen, a popular hollywood publicist, was killed in a drive by shooting; and rock duo Jan and Dean were nearly killed in a fateful crash. Many more odd occurrences have filled this area with an odd feeling when standing nearby, and deemed it haunted by the locals. If you’ve ever wanted to watch a tragedy unfold, this is a good place to start—but be careful, for the tragedy could be yours!

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