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Fiona Chandra

Fiona Chandra is a travel and food writer based in Los Angeles. She started blogging about L.A. more than twelve years ago and has since caught the travel bug. She has gone on to write for Fodor's, LAist, and Eater, among others.

Posts by Fiona:


DIY Instagram Walking Tour of Downtown LA: 8 Must-See Stops

Downtown Los Angeles isn’t just an urban center filled with skyscrapers and office buildings. Spend enough time in the area and you’d find examples of beautiful architecture, public…


How to Visit Muir Woods: World’s Tallest Trees North of SF

Muir Woods, once named Redwood Canyon, is a national monument just north of San Francisco created to preserve the old redwood trees found there. Many of these old…


Legion of Honor: A Piece of Europe in San Francisco

There are many wonderful art museums in San Francisco, but Legion of Honor is perhaps the most beautiful. The Legion of Honor is part of The Fine Arts…


7 Things to Do When Visiting The Castro, San Francisco

Among the many neighborhoods in San Francisco, The Castro is one of the most famous. You’ll find it in Eureka Valley, overlooked by the Twin Peaks’ Eureka Peak…


Why Cable Cars Are a San Francisco Icon and How To Find Them

San Francisco’s cable cars are not only the world’s last manually operated cable cars. They’re also the first — these cable cars were invented in San Francisco. In…


Head to Twin Peaks for the Best Views in San Francisco

The pair of hills in San Francisco known as Twin Peaks may only be the second tallest points in the city, but they sure are more popular than…


Hollywood Walk of Fame vs. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Many of the tourists that we see visiting LA want to pay homage to their favorite celebrities, and to do that they head to Hollywood. There are two…


4 Reasons to Hit Runyon Canyon Park While Visiting LA

Runyon Canyon Park is a popular park for locals who want a challenging run, peaceful hike, or a place to take their dogs for some exercise, but it’s…


Why Santa Monica Pier is a Destination for Everyone

The Santa Monica Pier has been one of LA’s most popular attractions for a hundred years. For many Angelenos, the Ferris wheel on the pier next to the…


Your Complete Guide to Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood

Thrill rides and stunt shows, the Simpsons and Harry Potter — Universal Studios Hollywood has it all. If you’re a fan of theme parks and planning a visit…


Walt Disney Concert Hall: Architectural Gem of Downtown LA

The newest home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is now one of the landmark buildings in the city. Since the concert hall is…


La Brea Tar Pits: LA Like You’ve Never Seen It — Prehistoric

Dire wolves aren’t just a mythical Game of Thrones animal — they used to roam around this area now known as Los Angeles. So did mammoths. You can…


8 Attractions in Griffith Park for Art, Views, History, Fun

When they think of Griffith Park, a lot of people think of the beloved Los Angeles attraction, Griffith Observatory. But this urban park covers more than 4,000 acres…


Inside the Bradbury Building: Victorian Charm Meets Sci-Fi in LA

The Bradbury Building is the oldest commercial building in downtown Los Angeles, and it’s got a bit of an unusual history, which I’ll dig into below. But what’s…


Visiting Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills: Here’s What to Expect

The three blocks of Rodeo Drive just north of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles make up one of the most famous streets in the world. The street is…


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art: A Traveler’s Guide

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, better known as LACMA, is a mainstay on the stretch of Wilshire Boulevard called Museum Row. You’ve probably seen its most…


Yes, Los Angeles Has a Battleship: All Aboard the USS Iowa

Visiting a navy battleship probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when talking about a trip to Los Angeles, but there is one ship you should…


Angels Flight Railway in LA: What to Expect From Your Ride

Yes, the world’s shortest railway is tucked in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, a city not exactly known for its trains and rails. Angels Flight Railway is a…


The Petersen Automotive Museum: Miracle Mile’s Ode to Car Culture

For car lovers visiting Los Angeles, the Petersen Automotive Museum, one of the world’s largest automotive museums, is a must. Its collection boasts over 300 vehicles and immersive…


The Broad is Downtown LA’s Contemporary Art Treasure Chest

The Broad Museum may have opened only in 2015, but it’s quickly become one of the most visited and talked about museums in Los Angeles — more than…


One Day in Venice Beach, California: Culture, Art, and Eats

What is a trip to Los Angeles without a visit to the beach? And the most famous beach in LA is undoubtedly Venice Beach. It’s not necessarily because…


The Getty Center in LA: Come for the Art, Stay for the Gardens

The Getty Center is the larger and more well-known of the two J. Paul Getty Museum locations in Los Angeles, the other being Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.…