Healthy Grocery Shopping in Downtown LA

When looking for grocery store with healthy options during your stay in the Downtown Los Angeles area, guests look no further than the newly opened Whole Foods in Downtown Los Angeles. Whole foods provides amazing options for healthy snacks, fruits, drinks and even wonderful warm meals. The high end grocery retailer is a favorite among locals and travelers looking for healthy, organic options. 

Rose Parade: Getting to Pasadena on New Year's Day

Every year, we have guests stay with us who will be attending the Rose Parade in Pasadena. For those international guests unfamiliar with the Rose Parade, it is a popular parade that has been running annually on January 1st for more than 125 years. It travels a 5 1/2 mile stretch of spectators, showcasing floats made out of - you guessed it - ROSES, as well as marching bands, cultural dance performances and more.

Street Food Finds: Chopped Fresh Fruit With Chili Powder

Around the Downtown LA and surrounding areas, you will see Latin American fruit carts loaded with watermelon, cantaloupe, mango, jicama, cucumber and other seasonal fruits.  You get to customize your fruit selection and get only the fruits you want.  What makes these fruit carts special is that you can top your fruit with chili powder and/or lime.  We personally always get both because there is something really great about that sweet-meets-sour bite.