LA Dreaming Podcast

LA Dreaming Podcast

Are you looking for things to do in Los Angeles? This podcast is meant for locals as well as those visiting LA. We will cover all things Los Angeles to help you get the most out of your time in the city.

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September 13, 2022 76 min
In this episode we discuss pop-ups in LA with Lena. Pop-up experiences are popular events that take place throughout the LA area. Sometimes pop-ups are immersive experiences based on a popular TV show or movie; other times they highlight a celebrity chef or a musician. We also share all of the various ways that we learn about these types of events.   You can follow our guest Lena on Instagram https://www.insta...
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The D23 EXPO is a convention that takes place every two years in Anaheim, California. The ultimate fan event is three days long, though you can choose to only go one day. We talk with Mindy, a Disney Blogger, about what to expect as a first-time attendee. This conversation is helpful for those planning on going to the upcoming expo, or wanting to attend one in the future.

You can find Mindy’s D23 Guide here: https://thisfairytaleli...

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We discuss hiking trails in Los Angeles with journalist Ellie Rudy. Los Angeles County has so many different hiking trails for people of all skill levels. For this conversation, we focus on seven different areas where you can enjoy a walk or hike including the Angeles National Forest, Malibu Creek State Park, and Mount Baldy. Our goal is to encourage you to go out and explore our beautiful trails.

You can read Ellie's article o...

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In-N-Out Burger is a beloved California-based fast food chain. Enjoying a burger & fries at In-N-Out is a must-do whether you are local or visiting LA for the first time. In this episode, with my Dad, we discuss the history of In-N-Out, and how you can visit the replica of the original location as well as the company store. We share some of the coolest locations you can visit as well as some tips to make your experience even mo...

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June 30, 2022 73 min

We discuss old Hollywood inspired spots in Los Angeles with Lara Scott from K-EARTH 101.

While there are so many different places that you check out to experience old Hollywood glamour, we focus on five locations that will help transport you back in time. Three of the locations we discuss have all hosted the Academy Awards (The Hollywood Roosevelt, The Pantages Theatre, and The Millennium Biltmore Hotel). We also discuss the LA Cen...

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June 15, 2022 54 min

We discuss beach bonfires in Orange County with Heather from ThatOCGirl.com. Did you know that while LA County only has two beaches where you can enjoy a bonfire, the OC has more than 8 beaches for you to choose from? If you don't want to spend all day saving a fire pit, Heather shares tips for the ultimate VIP experience.

For more information on what we discussed in this episode please visit: https://ladreaming.com/guidetola/e...

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June 1, 2022 66 min

We discuss the iconic Hollywood Bowl with Bonnie Mink. In addition to being the summer home for the LA Philharmonic, you can enjoy concerts, movie screenings with the orchestra playing along, as well as fun events like "The Sound of Music" sing-along. Since the bowl is considered a public park, you can also come here to work out on Saturday mornings.  For more information on what we discussed in this episode please visit: h...

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May 18, 2022 55 min

We discuss hidden gems in Orange County with Rey. There are so many cool places to visit in the O.C., but in this conversation, we strive to share with you some places that will hopefully make your next adventure even more epic. We mention places in Brea, Huntington Beach, Newport, Irvine, Anaheim, and more!  For more information on what we discussed in this episode please visit: https://ladreaming.com/guidetola/hidden-gems-in-oran...

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There are so many different ways that you can see movies for free in LA. In this episode, we discuss the different ways that you can see movies for free with Elliott Ares. We share how you can attend test screenings of upcoming movies, FYC events, movie premieres, and more. If you enjoy seeing movies be sure to listen to our very first podcast episode where we discuss the outdoor movie screenings in LA.

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We are talking to Erin from TheSoCalGal about things to do in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. You can easily spend an entire day exploring this fun area.

For more information about what we talked about in today's episode please visit: https://ladreaming.com/guidetola/things-to-do-in-venice-beach-and-santa-monica/

You can follow Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesocalgal_/

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April 6, 2022 46 min

Finding secret swings has become a favorite adventure for so many. In this conversation with Brenda, we share swings in the LA area as well as several outside of LA County. We hope this inspires you to get out and explore.

For more information on secret swings please visit: https://ladreaming.com/guidetola/a-helpful-guide-to-secret-swings-in-los-angeles/

You can follow our guest Brenda on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brenda...

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March 23, 2022 50 min

We talk about a favorite annual event, PaleyFest, with Shelby Parker. PaleyFest is an experience that gives fans an up-close and personal behind-the-scenes look at numerous TV series. This is a great way to see the stars of one of your favorite shows.

For more information on what we discussed in this episode please visit: https://ladreaming.com/movies-tv/3-reasons-to-attend-paleyfest/

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March 9, 2022 76 min
In this episode we discuss fun things to do in LA with kids, with blogger Christina Patricio. From El Capitan Theatre to LEGOLAND, we cover 10 places that you and your family are bound to enjoy.   For more information on the places we discussed in the episode, as well as other ideas of things to do in LA with kids please visit: https://ladreaming.com/guidetola/fun-things-to-do-in-la-with-kids/   You can follow our ho...
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February 24, 2022 61 min

We discuss must-see movie theaters in Los Angeles with classic film fan Jack Fields. From the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to the Los Angeles Theatre in DTLA, we touch on some of the ways you can experience and explore our wonderful theaters. For more information about the theaters we discussed please visit https://ladreaming.com/guidetola/movie-theaters-in-la-that-are-worth-checking-out/.

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February 9, 2022 90 min

We speak with Bruno Monteiro about our experiences being contestants on Wheel of Fortune.

For more information please visit https://ladreaming.com/guidetola/how-to-be-a-wheel-of-fortune-contestant/

You can follow Michelle on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/la.dreaming/

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January 26, 2022 72 min

"The O.C." was an iconic teen drama series that aired on Fox from 2003 to 2007. While the story took place in Newport Beach, California, the show never filmed scenes there. We discussed the impact of the show, filming locations, fashion, and meeting cast members with my friend Esther Lane Montes.

You can follow Esther on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/itsestherlane/

You can follow Michelle on Instagram https://www.inst...

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January 12, 2022 75 min

We discuss the best birthday freebies in LA with Jennifer Hubbard. From free tickets to the LA Kings, to free meals and desserts from multiple restaurants, this episode is a great resource for planning out your birthday week. You can follow our guest Jennifer on Instagram at @JenniferH92

For a list of Birthday Freebies in LA visit https://ladreaming.com/guidetola/the-best-birthday-freebies-in-los-angeles/

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December 29, 2021 37 min

In Part 2 of our discussion of The Rose Parade we are joined by award-winning float designer Richard Burrow, with Bonnie Mink returning. It was such a joy to have Richard share how anyone can submit a float design for the Rose Parade and what the whole process is like.

For more info about the parade, visit this episode's guide at https://ladreaming.com/guidetola/how-to-see-rose-parade-in-pasadena/

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December 15, 2021 36 min

In this episode we talk with Bonnie Mink about the iconic Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. We discuss the history of the parade, how to volunteer to work on a float, as well as what attending the parade is like. Be sure to come back for Part 2 where we talk to Richard Burrow, who has designed award-winning floats for the parade.

For more info about the parade, visit this episode's guide at https://ladreaming.com/guidetola/how-to-se...

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I spoke with Caroline from LoveAndLoathingLA.com about where to see Christmas Lights in Los Angeles. We both have a passion for the holiday season and are so excited to share with you some of our favorite spots to have an extra magical experience. Los Angeles is a town that truly goes all out for the holiday season, which makes it difficult to fit it all in during one season. I hope this episode & guide will help you find a new...

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