Travel

So you love to travel, but you also love your 9-5 job and you don’t want to give it all up to travel around the world for months on end? Don’t worry, you can still travel by taking short weekend getaways. Look for cheap airfare deals, fly out on Friday evening and return on Sunday and make the most of the short time you have. LAStartups's Travel Resource will guide you to things to do in Los Angeles and beyond. We will share cool getaways, great deals, new attractions, free things to do, and more.

The Divides of Melrose Avenue: Big Problems and Big Opportunities

In the 1990’s, Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles blew up because of Aaron Spelling’s hit “Melrose Place.” But what makes Melrose truly Melrose is beyond any television show. Melrose is a feeling. The store owners and businesses that make up the Melrose community know that it’s a feeling, they’ve got it, and they know it’s something that people want. But the feeling has been losing its “feels” since looters hit...

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6 Best Mindful Staycation Ideas

Even before COVID-19 hit, many people had begun cutting back on their discretionary expenses, with one of the first cuts being annual vacations. One great alternative to your annual holidays is the stay-at-home-vacation, otherwise known as "staycation." What is a Staycation and What exactly do people do? A staycation is a fun blend of the words ‘stay’ and ‘vacation,' and it means just that- having a vacation where you already stay....

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Uber Riders in The U.S. Can Book Trips for $50 an Hour

Millions of people will be attending barbecues and fireworks activities in the U.S. on the Fourth of July. If you're one of them, traveling to your festivities will likely be a hassle. But, the good news is, Uber, the multinational ride-sharing company, recently introduced an option where riders in the United States can book an hour-long trip. This is the latest in the company’s series of offerings aimed at offsetting...

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16 Best Places In Los Angeles To Take Stunning Sunset Photos For Your Next Instagram Post

There’s something so charming about the sunsets in LA that there are even tons of songs written about it. According to Instagram’s collected data, it’s also the most popular city for sunsets. Fortunately, there are also lots of great places where you can catch it. There are also lots of great spots to capture it if you’re thinking of capturing a beautiful scene in a marvelous photo. So where should...

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Great Things To Do Near Venice Beach

As they say, if the East Coast has Coney Island, the West Coast has Venice Beach, California. Now deemed as one of the most expensive neighborhoods in LA, folks would love to live here for its year-round perfect weather, proximity to Silicon Beach, and pedestrian-friendly landscapes. It’s also a famous tourist destination as there’s just so much to see and experience here. In short, Venice is certainly one of the...

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Living And Working in Pasadena, California

Pasadena is part of Los Angeles County in California. It is located 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, bordered by the San Gabriel Mountain to the north. Its neighboring cities are South Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge, Arcadia, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, and the still unincorporated Altadena. It is the ninth-largest city in the Los Angeles area with a population of almost 140,000. It is a...

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Living And Working in Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach, California is a seaside metropolis in Orange County. It is located in the coastal center, with Los Angeles County to the north and San Diego County to the South. It has a total land area of 53 square miles, with more than 50% of which is water. Its area of jurisdiction encompasses Corona del Mar, Balboa Island, Lido Peninsula, Balboa Peninsula, San Joaquin Hills, Newport Coast, Santa Ana...

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Best Things To Do in Venice Beach, California

As they say, if the East Coast has Coney Island, the West Coast has Venice, California. Now deemed as one of the most expensive neighborhoods in LA, folks would love to live here for its year-round perfect weather, proximity to Silicon Beach, and pedestrian-friendly landscapes. It’s also a famous tourist destination as there’s just so much to see and experience here. In short, Venice is certainly one of the places you...

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Living And Working in Long Beach, California

The City of Long Beach in California is a large metropolitan city that’s home to over 460,000 residents. Next, to LA, it’s the second largest city in the Greater Los Angeles area, and it’s also home to the second busiest container port in the entire country. An industrial haven, the port of Long Beach moves over $150 billion in trade annually. Originally, Long Beach was inhabited by indigenous peoples who...

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Living And Working in Los Angeles, California

When it comes to the Los Angeles area, the keyword here is “greater”. It encompasses a huge metropolitan area of almost 34 thousand square miles filled with a population of about 18.7 million people. It’s the 2nd-largest urban region in the whole US. The Los Angeles metropolitan area alone measures 4,850 square miles in the United States. It includes 5 counties, with Los Angeles County (City of Los Angeles), Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County,...

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Living And Working in Huntington Beach, California

Southern California has a number of seaside cities, but Huntington Beach is one of the most famous. Named after Henry E. Huntington, an American businessman, Huntington Beach is the 4th largest city in Orange County by population. With a population of 200,809 and 22,860 registered businesses, Huntington Beach is without a doubt a thriving community that also happens to be very scenic on the West Coast. Because of this, it’s not only...

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Living And Working in El Segundo, California

El Segundo is one of the oldest cities in the Los Angeles area. Conveniently located in Santa Monica Bay, the original settlers of El Segundo were the Tongva and Chumash Native American tribes. Today, El Segundo’s coastal location has made it the ideal home of 16,000 people and several Fortune 500 corporate companies. Its population statistics reveal that El Segundo residents are 66% Caucasian but there’s also quite a number...

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8 Best Places to Visit for LA Vintage Shopping

It’s no secret that you can satisfy your craving for vintage fashion if you’re in LA. But where exactly do you go? While there’s no shortage of shops that offer vintage wares, here are the places you should visit first: 1. Scout If you’ve got the budget for high-end vintage fashion, then Scout has the goods you’re looking for. Scout is the ultimate trendsetter, as its pieces influence the influencers...

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