The We Like L.A. Guide to Los Angeles

January 23, 2014


People in Los Angeles are always looking for things. This is the page where you find other pages to find the things you’re looking for. Our hope is that you’ll use it as a resource, or pass it along to others who might find it useful, especially those moving to Los Angeles who may be new to our fair city.

Bookmark this page so you can come back again and again. We will updating the links listed as time goes by.

Here’s the list!

Moving Here and Finding A Place to Live in Los Angeles

10 Tips on Moving to Los Angeles Every Future Transplant Ought to Know

10 Tips On How to Meet People If You’re New to Los Angeles

A List of All the Tools You Need to Apartment Hunt in Los Angeles. Great place to start if you’re looking for a new place to rent. Among that list, here are some of the most important:

  • L.A. Times’ neighborhood maps. Contains basic demographic information (population density, income, education, age, etc…) for each sub-are of Los Angeles county.
  • Craigslist – Los Angeles. Still the largest listing of available apartments to rent in L.A.
  • Padmapper. Better interface than craigslist. Some additional listings.
  • Westside Rentals. If you want to step up to a paid service to find apartment listings.
  • Walkscore. For Understanding which L.A. Neighborhoods are walkable  (yes, there are some!)

Stuff To Do in Los Angeles

A Massive List from A-Z of Stuff to Do in L.A.

40 Free & Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles.

The Ultimate Map of Free Things to Do in Los Angeles.

List of Best Websites to Find Things to Do in Los Angeles.

14 Cheap L.A. Date Ideas Girls Will Still Love.

Trip Advisor’s official list of things to do in Los Angeles.

Top 10 Music Venues in Los Angeles.

Things to Do in Los Angeles according to Reddit.

Blog post listing all of the ‘free days’ for major museums in Los Angeles. Super handy.

u/elcaminocarwash’s epic post on awesome (and free) stuff you can do in Los Angeles.

Food Truck Mapper for all of Los Angeles

Daily Meal’s slideshow of best food trucks in Los Angeles (2013)

Get free stuff on your birthday in L.A.’s comprehensive listing of hiking opportunities in Los Angeles.

USC’s beach guide. Show’s you locations and facilities listings for every major beach in Los Angeles County.

The City’s official site for beach information.

Blogs and Local News

The LAist

Hidden Los Angeles


The LA Weekly

The L.A. Times

Curbed LA

Eastsider LA

L.A. Transportation & Parking

Can I live in L.A. Without a Car?

Relaxed parking enforcement zones(updated daily)

10 Essential Tips for Parking in Downtown Los Angeles

SigAlert.Giving you the traffic picture at a glance for Los Angeles.

Waze. The best app for navigating travel times around Los Angeles. Google recently bought them so now Google Maps should be integrating data from Waze as well.

Six Strategies for dealing with L.A. Traffic.

Dos and Don’ts of Cycling in Los Angeles

Video Guide to Parking Zone Curb Colors in Los Angeles

App Shows You How Far you Can Get in 10 Minutes from Any Location in L.A.

Social Media

27 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following if You Live in Los Angeles

“So You’re Moving to L.A.” Twitter List. Great way to plug into the ongoings of Los Angeles if you’re just getting started on Twitter.

Emergency Response

Los Angeles Emergency Contact Numbers 

LAFD Official flickr feed

Preparing for an Earthquake in Los Angeles

For Earthquake Newbies: Explaining the Ritcher Scale

If you have links to add please suggest them in the comments below so we can share them in the list above. Thanks!