Seven hours drive from Burbank, Zion National Park is a scenic wonder with a range of experiences for visitors, from easy to extremely challenging.
The short trek to the lush hilltop oasis of Amir's Garden is a popular hike year round and particularly welcoming on hot days.
The Glendale Youth Orchestra's season finale features a Mozart Symphony and four concerto winners on cello, flute and violin.
The contemporary, accessible neo-Dadaist art exhibit runs through May 13 at The Broad.
Gam Tu Bop's superior rice balls and Cauldron Ice Cream's unique puffle cone concoctions are two terrific treats to try in Glendale.
With over 20" of new snowfall this past week, Mammoth Mountain will be a popular way to get out of town in coming weeks.
The legendary Caioti Pizza Cafe serves up excellent food daily in Tujunga Village, since moving from its original location in Laurel Canyon about 10 years ago.
The L.A. Zoo Lights holiday event runs evenings through January 7.
Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" exhibit at The Broad in downtown Los Angeles is a creative way to get out of town.
Republic of Pie on Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood offers an excellent coffee house vibe for brunch, sandwiches, pastries, pies and live music.
Zuma Beach in Malibu, with excellent surf and wide, sandy beaches, is a great way to escape the heat.
When the weather gets hot, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks provide relief from the heat with mountain streams, fresh air and giant trees.
Desserts shine alongside the excellent homestyle BBQ at Black Bottom Southern Cafe.