Planning the Perfect Summer Date at the Santa Monica Pier

July 25, 2019 by Sponsored Post

** This post is a sponsored collaboration between Pacific Park and We Like L.A. ***

Photo Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

Few locations capture the iconography of Southern California better than the Santa Monica Pier. The beach. The sunshine. The thriving, pulsing crowds and energy. And it’s those exact features that make it a great date spot.

During the summer the beach is going to be the coolest (literally, by temperature) place to be in L.A. And the fact that there’s something for everyone makes it a blast… games, sweets, rides, or just good old-fashioned people watching.

So how do you plan the perfect date at the pier? We’ll break it down below.

Getting There

Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

Let’s be real, parking in Downtown Santa Monica, especially on a weekend, can be a headache. Luckily, we have an entire article dedicated to planning a car-free day in Santa Monica, which is worth a read if you’re going to visit for a day and/or you’re new to the area.

In any case, we strongly recommend utilizing public transit (either the Expo Line or the Santa Monica bus system) if possible. That said, if part of your date involves driving, just make sure to account for the traffic times getting in and out, as well as the parking costs (they vary by day) associated with the Downtown SM lots.

Those Crowds

Photo Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

One of the best things to do at the pier (and that’s free!) is simply soak in the scenery. The throng of tourists, locals, performers, and purveyors can be a little overwhelming at first (especially if you walk up on a Saturday afternoon), but the upside is that there’s always something to see and discuss and laugh about.

A great date, at least in in our book, facilitates communication between the two principals. So don’t be shy, talk to each other!

Games, Rides, and Funnel Cake

Photo Credit: Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

Communication might be the foundation of any great date, but the bottom line is, you’ve got to have fun and make it memorable!

Pacific Park, L.A. County’s only admission-free amusement park offers twelve different rides, including the West Coaster, the only west coast, oceanfront, steel roller coaster located on a Pier over the Pacific Coastline. Plus there’s an awesome array of midway games (aka, chances to win your date a big fluffy animal).

Once you’ve hit your limit for games and coasters, be sure to follow it up with a sweet treat (we recommend the funnel cakes!), then cap it off with a ride on the Pacific Wheel. With the big crowd, privacy comes at a premium, so a ride on the wheel provides some much needed one-on-one time, not to mention a killer view of the whole pier.

More Things to do

Photo Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

The nice thing about the pier is there’s lots to do, no matter what your mood or inclination. You and your date could go head to head at skee-ball inside the Playland Arcade, take a flying trapeze lesson at Trapeze School New York, spot some of the sea life inside the Santa Monica Aquarium, or take in some live music at Rusty’s Surf Ranch. If all else fails, just head down to the boardwalk to enjoy a light ocean breeze as the day unwinds.

Stay for the Sunset

Photo Credit: Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

One final piece of advice: Make sure you pack a beach towel so you can make the most of magic hour. Right before sunset carve out a spot on south side of the pier and watch as the dusk sun fades and the neon lights up on the big wheel. It is, dare we say, pretty romantic.

Hopefully you’ve had a full (and fun-filled!) day, and if the plan has gone well, you’ve grown a little closer with the person you’ve shared it with.

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Midsummer Scream Brings Halloween and Horror Thrills to Summer in SoCal

July 15, 2019 by Sponsored Post

*** This post is a sponsored collaboration between Midsummer Scream and We Like L.A. ***

For some folks, the scary season is the best time of year. The costumes, the haunts, the fun, the total immersion in the dark and macabre. But then again, who says have to wait until October?

Midsummer Scream, now in its fourth year, brings the world’s largest Halloween and horror fan convention to the Long Beach Convention Center this August 3-4. Some 30,000 guests are expected to attend, and 2019 promises to be the best edition yet.

This year’s event includes 350 unique vendors, the Hall of Shadows featuring over a dozen haunted attractions, educational workshops to sharpen your haunting skills, special presentations by signature SoCal haunts like Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights and the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, and plenty of live entertainment including a presentation of Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death (a We Like L.A. favorite!). 

New for 2019, Midsummer Scream has added a Podcast Studio, where fans can watch their favorite podcasters interview industry icons and personalities live in a relaxed, fun environment all weekend long. 

Plus, make sure to stop by the Black Cat Lounge where you’ll be able to mix and mingle with adorable feline friends (and adopt!) as part of an ongoing partnership with Kitten Rescue Los Angeles.

All in all, there is no place that Halloween and horror-lovers can find a more authentic experience than in the heart of downtown Long Beach at the 2019 Midsummer Scream.

To get more information, and to purchase tickets now, visit

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The Best Things to do in L.A. if You’re Looking for a Place to Start

July 11, 2019 by Sponsored Post

*** The following is a sponsored collaboration between Hilton and We Like L.A. ***

View from above the Hollywood Sign. Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

When you look for things to do in Los Angeles, the sheer size and scope of the region can be intimidating. It’s so big, and there’s so much to do, where does one even start?

The good news? We Like L.A. + Hilton have teamed up to create a sort of ‘cheat sheet’ for fast-tracking a few fun adventures in the city of angels. This collection of signature landmarks, free museums, walkable areas, and hidden gems is perfect whether you’re visiting for the first time, are a recent transplant, or maybe even lived here for a hot minute but just haven’t yet really gotten to know L.A.

Our advice? Take a peak below, mark off a few to-dos, and most importantly, have fun!

Signature Attractions

Krustyland at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

Universal Studios Hollywood: Experience a theme park filled with one-of-kind attractions based on iconic films and T.V. Shows, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Simpsons ride, and a newly revamped Jurassic World ride (to open in summer 2019).

The Hollywood Sign: Hike to the top of Mt. Lee to see one of L.A.’s most famous icons up close and enjoy an incredible view of the city. There are several different routes through Griffith Park to get to the sign, but in each case it’s going to take at least a couple of hours to get there and back, and the trails offer little shade, meaning we recommend this as an early morning activity (and that helps with the crowds too!).

The Griffith Observatory: See the stars, learn about our solar system, then take in a stunning view of Los Angeles at one of the most iconic structures in all of Southern California. The Observatory offers free admission Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday) plus free monthly programming that includes star parties and live talks with expert astronomers. Plus, the landmark makes a great hub to access various trails within Griffith Park.

The Aquarium of the Pacific: Check out 11,000 animals in more than 50 exhibits at Southern California’s largest aquarium. In spring of 2019 AOP opened its first major expansion called Pacific Visions. The new addition includes a 2,800-square-foot art gallery chock full of video projections and soundscapes plus a cutting edge 300-seat theater with a 36-foot-wide tilting floor projection disc. Once you fully explore the aquarium you can also head to the nearby Queen Mary if you’re looking to add more to-dos to a Long Beach adventure.

Top Museums

LACMA Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

Getty Center (and the Getty Villa): The Getty features a stunning 134,000-square-foot Central Garden along with a world-renowned collection of art on display in the surrounding campus. Both The Getty and The Getty Villa offer free admission, but in the case of the latter a timed-entry ticket (available online) is required.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Snap a photo at the Instagram-fave Urban Light installation and explore the massive collection of nearly 140,000 works/objects covering some 6,000 years of art contained at LACMA. The museum is free to the public every second Tuesday, plus select holidays. Additionally, make sure to stop into the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum located across Hancock Park. And if you’re into cars, the Peterson Automotive Museum is just down the street on Wilshire Blvd.

The Broad: Examine some of coolest modern art pieces in the city (and the world!), including an Infinity Mirrored Room created by Yayoi Kusama. Admission to the museum is free to the public, but reservations are recommended. A stand-by line is available for same-day visits, but the line shuts down about 60-90 minutes before the museum closes and may close earlier on busy days. Note that for some special exhibitions a paid ticket is required.

Natural History Museum: NHMLA is not only the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States, but it is probably the greatest single local resource for understanding the cultural development of the city of Los Angeles itself. Plus… dinosaurs! As a bonus if you plan to visit make sure to the check out the nearby California Science Center, which offers free admission year-round.

Shopping & Dining

Grand Central Market. Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

Grand Central Market: Sample bites at a historic open air arcade in DTLA featuring some of L.A.’s finest purveyors. Find delicious offerings ranging from breakfast sandwiches and BBQ to sweet treats and seafood. After you’re done eating make sure to head across the street to take a ride on the historic Angels Flight Railway or poke your head inside the nearby Bradbury Building, which features of L.A.’s most unique architectural interiors.

Eataly L.A.: Explore the flavors of Italy right in Los Angeles! This Itailan marketplace houses a number of cafes, restaurants, food counters and shops with everything you can imagine from fresh house-made pasta to fine wines, cheeses and salumi. If the weather is nice (it usually is in L.A.!) head to Terra, their rooftop restaurant for a sunset dinner or an al fresco brunch. If you want to dive a little deeper, consider taking one of the many public culinary classes offered year round.

Smorgasborg LA / ROW DTLA: Smorgasburg is a New York transplant making a big time L.A. impression. This open-air food market pops up every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ROW DTLA. Vendors at Smorgasburg L.A. include rising chefs and some famous faces in the culinary world. There are also a row of lifestyle vendors selling flowers, jewelry, vintage and more for those who need a foodie break. Even if it’s not a Sunday you can find a host of shops and restaurants at ROW to explore or you can pop over to the nearby Arts District.

Rodeo Drive: Shop for luxury goods on one of the most fabulous streets in the world. The two-mile long stretch in Beverly Hills is home to fashion houses Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace, Hermès and Chanel.

Beachside Fun

Santa Monica Beach viewed from the pier. Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

Santa Monica Pier: Savor the sights and sounds of the pier, ride a coaster at Pacific Park, or just head down to the beach to enjoy the sun. For more fun, rent a Bird scooter and zoom over to 3rd Street Promenade for sights and sounds, plus a bevy of shopping and dining options.

Venice Boardwalk: The sights and sounds of the Venice Boardwalk make it an experience unto itself. Strolling along the boardwalk you’ll find street performers, vendors, mimes, musicians, and more. Plus, be sure to get a look at the world famous Muscle Beach.

The Beaches of Malibu: Take a drive up Pacific Coast Highway into Malibu to explore some of L.A. County’s most beautiful beaches, including El Matador Beach (a favorite of We Like L.A.), which is one of the smaller pocket beaches that make up the Robert H. Meyer State Beaches.

The Beaches of South Bay: If you’re closer to the southern reaches of L.A. County, then the South Bay is a great option for exploring close to the water or spending a day in the sun. The coastal cities of Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa Beach each offer beach-adjacent shopping and dining, and numerous options for surf and sand adventures.

World Class Music Venues

Hollywood Bowl Playboy Jazz Festival
The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

The Forum: This historic indoor arena located in Inglewood underwent a major renovation in 2014 and has transformed back into one of the top premier musical venues in the entire city. Over the years it has attracted some of the biggest acts in the world including David Bowie, Prince and The Rolling Stones. Today new school artists such as Travis Scott and Anderson .Paak thrill crowds inside the five star entertainment venue.  PLUS: Hilton has a special offer right now where if you book a stay for the night of your concert you’ll receive a $25 Lyft credit to the Forum, on-site parking at the hotel, two premium drinks at the hotel lobby bar (not available for Hampton Inn & Suites) and breakfast for two the next morning.

Hollywood Bowl: The largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States is probably the most popular venue for outdoor concerts in Los Angeles. However, you might not know that the Hollywood Bowl is also a public park open during the day. If you show up on the right day during the summer you may be able to sneak a listen to the LA Phil (for free!) as they rehearse for an upcoming concert.

The Greek Theatre: Listen to live music at this award winning outdoor amphitheater. Built in 1929 the theatre is hidden away inside Griffith Park which happens to provide great natural acoustics thanks to the parks surrounding canyons.

The Wiltern: The art deco style theater was built in 1931 for vaudeville acts. In the 80’s the Wiltern was turned into a music venue. Today a variety of performances including concerts, stand up shows and themed film screenings keep the iconic theatre more vibrant than ever.

Unique Experiences

Venice Canals. Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

The Venice Canals: These man-made canals were built by developer Abbot Kinney in 1905 and modeled after the famous canals in Venice, Italy. Today they offer one of the most picturesque walks in all of Los Angeles, plus you’re only steps away from the trendy Abbott Kinney Blvd., where you can shop boutiques and try more of L.A.’s best food.

The Magic Castle: The Magic Castle is home to a secret society where world class magicians perform for a lucky few. The castle is filled with hidden chambers, sliding bookcases, and mysterious stairwells, making it one of the most exciting buildings in the city. To gain entry you either have to be a member, get an invite from a member or magician, book a room at the Magic Castle Hotel or book a stay at one of over 40 Hilton locations in SoCal through their exclusive partnership. The special Magic Castle and Hilton package also includes access to the members-only clubhouse of the Academy of Magical Arts.

The Last Bookstore: This unique bookstore is not only the largest independent bookstore in all of California, but the upstairs space offers a one-of-a-kind labyrinth of books, including a book ‘archway’ that you’ll be sure to want to snap a photo of.

Greystone Mansion: This Tudor style mansion and 18-acre surrounding site was originally developed by oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny in 1927, and formally dedicated as a historic landmark in 1976. The garden grounds are open to the public (including free parking) year-round, unless closed for filming or special events. A walk at Greystone Mansion offers not only a peaceful respite from city life, but a terrific viewpoint to see much of the city of Los Angeles.

Are you planning a trip to Southern California? Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with over 100 hotels to choose from in Los Angeles and Orange County across 17 brands. Be sure to visit for more information on exclusive offers for your next trip to SoCal.

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Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Returns with FREE Screenings July 5-27

July 1, 2019 by Sponsored Post

*** This post is a sponsored collaboration between Old Pasadena and We Like L.A. ***

Starting this Friday, July 5, Old Pasadena Summer Cinema returns with a dozen screening events spread over three-plus weeks at two unique Old Pasadena locations. And just as in years past, each one is FREE and open to the public.

This year’s lineup offers a diverse lineup of films, ranging from the family friendly (Babe, Monsters, Inc, Coco, Zootopia) to the action-packed (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Captain America: Civil War, Ocean’s 8) to laugh-out-loud funny classics (Clueless, Nacho Libre).

Central Park hosts four of this year’s screenings, with each evening including special free activities, DJ music, free Paradis Ice Cream (while supplies last), and the chance to picnic in the picturesque setting prior to each film (chairs and blankets welcome!). For each screening the activities begin at 6:30 p.m., with films to begin at 8:30.

One Colorado offers another open-air option, with films projected in a charming courtyard just off Colorado Blvd. Select One Colorado businesses will get in on the fun by offering discounts and pop-ups. Seating is provided at One Colorado, but be sure to arrive early to secure your spot!

Read below for the complete list of dates, locations, and films. And for details on each evening’s events be sure to go to

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema 2019 Schedule

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – Friday, July 5, 2019 – 8:30 p.m.

Captain America: Civil War – One  Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – Saturday, July 6, 2019 – 8:30 p.m.

Babe – Central  Park,  141 S.  Raymond  Avenue – Saturday, July 6, 2019 –  6:30 p.m. (film start at 8:30) 

Clueless – One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – Friday, July 12, 2019 – 8:30 p.m.

The Lego Movie – Central  Park,  141 S.  Raymond  Avenue – Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. (film start at 8:30)

Monsters, Inc. – One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 8:30 p.m.

Enchanted – One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – Friday, July 19, 2019 – 8:30 p.m.

Singles – Central  Park, 141 S. Raymond  Avenue – Saturday, July 20, 2019 –  6:30 p.m. (film start at 8:30)

Coco – One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 8:30 p.m.

Ocean’s 8 – One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – Friday, July 26, 2019 – 8:30 p.m.

Zootopia – Central  Park, 141 S. Raymond  Avenue – Saturday, July 27, 2019 –  6:30 p.m. (film start at 8:30)

Nacho Libre – One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 8:30 p.m.


Here’s a Look at the Stranger Things Fun Fair at the Santa Monica Pier

June 29, 2019 by Sponsored Post

*** This post is a sponsored collaboration between Pacific Park and We Like L.A. ***

Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

This weekend Stranger Things has come to life at the Santa Monica Pier via a massive (and free!) ‘Fun Fair’ transforming a portion of the pier into a Hawkins, IN carnival in anticipation of the new season of the hit Netflix show.

As it happens, the folks over at Pacific Park reached out to us to see if we’d like to get a first look at the Fun Fair and gather a few photos documenting our visit. Umm… did they know we were huge fans of the show? We were all in.

Our journey began with a Saturday morning drive to Santa Monica from NELA (thankfully before traffic picked up). We parked near Santa Monica Place and headed over to the pier. Here’s what we saw…

Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

First up, we couldn’t not snap a photo on the bikes of our four main Hawkins heroes.

Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

Next up, the ‘Curiosity House’ was more than a little psychedelic. We loved it, even the part where you stick your hand in the mystery wall at the end.

Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

The Hawkins High School cheerleaders took to the stage for a little midday entertainment. Later, an 80’s cover band will perform to entertain the fair-goers.

We stepped into the photo booth and snapped a few glamour shots, but not before we found some attire that was a little more era-appropriate.

Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

As the sun came out in full force it was nice to cool down with some ice cream from the Scoops Ahoy truck.

Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

To wrap things up we walked over from the Fun Fair to Pacific Park to take a spin on the ‘Hawkins Wheel’ and play a few games at midway.

All in all, a fun-filled afternoon!

As a reminder If you plan to head over to the pier this weekend, crowds are expected to be in full force, so public transit is a preferred option.

Remember that the Metro Expo Line Downtown Santa Monica Station is only about a 10-minute walk to the pier. Plus you’ll save on parking if you can get to the Westside on Metro or via bus. In fact, we have an entire article where we discuss doing a car-free day in Santa Monica, so be sure to take a look before you depart!

Stranger Things 3 Fun Fair hours are 11 a.m to 9 p.m. on both Saturday, June 29 and Sunday June 30. Admission is free, but you should expect a line to get in.


Celebrate the 4th of July In the Sky at OUE Skyspace LA

June 25, 2019 by Sponsored Post

The following is a sponsored collaboration between OUE Skyspace LA and We Like L.A.

Celebrate the 4th of July In the Sky! Chow down on an all-you-can-eat buffet and enjoy a ride on the all-glass Skyslide while viewing multiple fireworks displays around L.A. Your first 2 drinks are included with your ticket and a live DJ starts spinning at 9 p.m. There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day! 

The 4th of July In the Sky package includes:

  • All-you-can-eat BBQ Buffet (7 to 9 p.m.)
  • Two (2) drink tickets (good for domestic beer/wine & well drinks)
  • Access to all three levels of OUE Skyspace LA
  • Ride on the Skyslide 

For groups of 10 or more, please contact [email protected] Unlimited soft drinks available for guests under 21 and under.  Skyspace will close at 6 p.m. and reopen 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Buffet includes Hamburgers and Hot Dogs (Vegan Options available), Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Salads, Corn on the Cob, Mac and Cheese and Assorted Dessert.

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This Saturday BoldPas Brings Another HUGE Day of FREE Art to Old Pasadena

June 4, 2019 by Sponsored Post

*** The following is a sponsored collaboration between Old Pasadena and We Like L.A. ***

If you love art, you love exploring, and you love FREE… then we’ve got a ‘thing to do’ that absolutely needs to be on your radar.

Now in its third year, BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena returns this Saturday, June 8 for a massive, BOLD display of temporary street art and engaging public activities. The event, staged in Old Pasadena’s historic 19th-century alleys, is free to the public and offers a one-day-only opportunity to encounter artistic, ephemeral interventions in unique urban spaces. 

Guests of BoldPas can explore all of 17 site-specific art installations spread throughout the 22-block historic district of Old Pasadena. And this year it’s all about being hands-on and interactive! Walk under a 60-foot canvas suspended high above one alley. Meander through a giant sea of balloons. Manipulate a serpentine tube made of beach balls. Watch live painters transform walls and canvases with graffiti and street art. Behold a massive parking garage wall shimmering with a cascading curtain of gold.

PLUS: Attendees can check out three Merchant Art Stops, take part in free instructor-led art activities and hands-on art making at multiple locations, or go to sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg for early access to Robot Remix and printmaking demos by artist Sean StarWars.

This year’s BoldPas event also runs concurrently with the annual Playhouse District Block Party (running from noon to 10 p.m.), giving your even more reason to make a day of it!

BoldPas takes place on Saturday, June 8 from noon to 8 p.m. Make sure to visit Old Pasadena’s official website for more information on attending the event, including a downloadable map, information on accessible public transit, and full descriptions of all of the day’s activities.


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Kids Can Now Have Birthday Parties at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace

May 22, 2019 by Sponsored Post

*** The following is a sponsored collaboration between Wallis Annenberg PetSpace and We Like L.A. ***

If your child can’t stop talking about furry four-legged companions, there’s a brand new way to make their special day even more special that they’re absolutely going to love.

Kids 6 through 12 can now celebrate birthdays at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. Parties includes tons of fun activities for kids to enjoy, like a guided tour of PetSpace, educational games, a pet encounter, and pet-related crafts.

Reservations offer access to the birthday party area to open gifts and partake in host-provided cake and refreshments, and each registered attendee also receives a goody bag to take home!

The cost per party is $350 fee with a non-refundable $100 deposit, for groups of up to ten children. There is an added fee of $15 for each additional child, up to a maximum of 20 children per birthday party.

Wallis Annenberg PetSpace is located at: 12005 Bluff Creek Drive Playa Vista, CA 90094. For more details and to make your reservation, please visit

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Make Mother’s Day Magical With a VIP Cirque du Soleil Brunch Experience

May 8, 2019 by Sponsored Post

The following is a sponsored collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and We Like L.A.

We all know that every day should be a tribute to mothers, but sometimes we need a little extra  holiday push to make the matriarch in our life know how special she truly is. Well, what better way to treat mom than with an unforgettable trio of fantastical dance, music, and food. And with a VIP brunch experience by Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna (now playing at LA Waterfront), you’ll get all that and more!

Mom’s special brunch package features premium tickets giving you the best seats in the house, access to the exclusive VIP suite, and a delicious menu that includes chef attended food stations (waffles please!), passed hors d’oeuvres, desserts, sparkling mimosas, and more. PLUS: Mom’s VIP ticket holders also get access to a private terrace and restrooms, complimentary parking and an exclusive gift. And then of course there is the show!

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Your mom will get to enjoy a female-driven show (the cast comprise a majority of female, including a 100% female band) that puts a mother-daughter relationship at the centre of the story.

Plus, Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, the latin word for moon, which in itself is a symbol of feminity. This makes it the perfect show to celebrate your mom on her special day!

The Mother’s Day VIP Brunch offer is available for the 1:30 p.m. show (the early show) on both May 12 and May 19. If you’re unable to make it for either date, guests can still book tickets to Hennessy Black VIP Experience, available through May 26.

Whatever you decide, just remember to make this year’s Mother’s Day magical. We know mom will appreciate it.

To book tickets for the Cirque du Soleil Amaluna VIP Brunch experience, go here.

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This L.A. Kids Summer Camp is All About Pets!

March 12, 2019 by Sponsored Post

The following is a sponsored collaboration between Wallis Annenberg PetSpace and We Like L.A.

What better way for a child to spend a summer day than sharing quality time with some furry friends and acquiring valuable skills in the process.

Starting on June 10, Annenberg PetSpace Kids Summer Camp offers a variety of fun and informative opportunities that will engage your camper in learning about the human-animal bond, pet adoption, veterinary care, animal behavior and much more!

The one-week (five-day) experience is designed for campers ages 9-12 and each daily itinerary incorporates a new theme that makes the most of the interactive environment and outdoor spaces with demonstrations, crafts, educational games, and pet encounters. 

Camp hours will be Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with sessions taking place on the following dates:

  • June 10-14
  • June 17-21
  • July 8-12
  • July 22-26
  • August 5-9
  • August 12-16

Each five-day session costs $350 per camper. For more information, including FAQs on what to expect and what to bring, and to register your camper, please visit

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A New, Fun and Easy Way to Have a Night Out in L.A.

February 27, 2019 by Sponsored Post

The following is a sponsored collaboration between Nasstive Entertainment and We Like L.A.

If you haven’t hung out in DTLA in awhile, you’re missing what’s become one of the premier nightlife destinations in all of Los Angeles. With new bars and clubs emerging and old favorites undergoing massive renovations, there’s lots to experience. So how do you learn about the hottest spots and get the most out of a night in Downtown? Why not check out a Los Angeles Club Crawl.

A Los Angeles Club Crawl is the perfect way to hit up multiple venues all in one night, whether you’re a local looking to explore, planning a special occasion like a bachelorette party or birthday, or just need to find a cool way to entertain some out-of-town visitors.

The typical club crawl features between 30 to 60 guests, with the group hitting up four different venues for a cost of $25 (and that includes a free welcome shot at the first location!). All club fees and cover charges are included with your ticket, and you’ll never have to wait to get in the next bar. No lines. No hassles. Just a perfect night out hanging with friends and meeting some cool new people. There are even special holiday bar crawl events for Halloween, St Patrick’s Day, and Cinco De Mayo, with massive turnouts often between 300 to 500 people.

Los Angeles Club Crawl is owned and operated by Nasstive Entertainment, which has been running club crawl events in SoCal for over a decade. Club Crawl hosts make your entire experience stress-free, and each evening’s group is always a great blend of tourists, locals and people looking to meet others. And even if you’re new in town and you’re thinking about heading out solo—don’t be shy—you will be sure to make some wonderful new friends on a Los Angeles Club Crawl.

For more information, and to purchase a ticket for an upcoming club crawl, visit

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Angelenos Looking to Grow Their Career Need to Check Out Shapr

January 2, 2019 by Sponsored Post

* * * The following is a #sponsored collaboration between Shapr and We Like L.A. * * *

If you’re serious about growing your career in a landscape as competitive as Los Angeles then you need to use every tool at your disposal to get ahead. That’s why if you haven’t yet heard about Shapr, it’s time to get familiar.

Shapr is a networking app that brings you a personalized daily dose of inspiring people to meet. The app’s algorithm matches up professionals based on interests, skills and shared professional goals. From there it’s simple as swiping right to initiate a conversation.

Users can find likeminded professionals to work with or learn from, hunt for their next hire, or maybe just make some new friends. You never know what the next connection might bring, but you can be sure that at some point meeting the right person will alter the trajectory of your career, and with it the course of your life. That’s why Shapr is so valuable.

With Shapr there’s lots of upside and the potential to be a game-changing difference maker for anyone that uses it. We think that’s a winning combination.

What are you waiting for? Sign up and start swiping today!

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