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.


August 1, 2023 36 mins

The Griffith Observatory is one of the most iconic places to visit in Los Angeles. This beautiful museum is free, fun, and educational, and the views of the sky and LA are fantastic. The observatory also hosts free events like public star parties. Joining us this episode is Alanna from Periodic Adventures, as we highlight some of the best things to see inside and outside of the observatory. We also share tips for other things to do...

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Have you visited the painted stairs in Silver Lake? You can visit on your own, or if you want to be immersed in the stories and history of Silver Lake you can take a tour of the painted stairs with Chris from “See LA in a Day”. In our conversation with Chris, we talk about the Micheltorena Stairs, Stair Tempo, the Swan Steps, as well as other stairs in Los Angeles worth checking out. 

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Do you know about some of the amazing things you can get with your LA Public Library? In this episode I speak with Mayuko and Cisco from LA Library Adventures on Instagram. They visited all 73 branches in the LAPL system. We talk about some of the branches, resources like the California Library State Parks pass and so many other things you can get through our public libraries.

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The Turner Classic Movies Film Festival takes place every April in Hollywood, California. For this episode, we are joined by Jack Fields who is a classic movie enthusiast that has attended this festival every year since it began in 2010. Jack shares information about the TCM Classic Film Festival and what the experience is like. We discuss festival passes, how to get standby tickets, what venues are used and so much more. In the en...

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March 5, 2023 60 mins

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be in the audience of a TV show taping? Join me as I speak with my friend and TV fan TeArra Hardiman about what it's like to go to talk shows, game shows, and sitcom tapings in Los Angeles. We share what you can expect, how to get tickets, and tips to make your experience more enjoyable. 

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February 19, 2023 35 mins

We are discussing 7 Landmarks in Los Angeles County that you can visit on a day trip. We are joined by Andy, the project manager of The SoCal Landmarks project. The SoCal Landmarks project was started a few years ago and has introduced many people to some spectacular places. In our conversation, we talk about Wayfarers Chapel, Point Fermin Lighthouse, the Korean Bell of Friendship, The USS Iowa, Sunken City, the Warner Grand Theatr...

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January 28, 2023 98 mins

We are discussing filming locations in LA from the movie "Valentine's Day" with Becca from The Film Tripper. Valentine’s Day uses so many real places that you can visit in Los Angeles as filming locations. We discuss locations like the Venice Canals, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Lake Hollywood Park, and more. 

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January 14, 2023 58 mins

We discuss Food Halls and Food Markets in Los Angeles with Kris from Get Lost With Kris on Instagram. Food brings people together and these locations that we focus on are providing places that are great to experience with family and friends. We speak about classics like the Original Farmers Market and Grand Central Market, both of which are beloved by locals. Other locations we discuss are Citizen Public Market, BLVD MRKT, the Anah...

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This episode is we focus on real places in Los Angeles that inspired Disney California Adventure Park. Our guest is travel blogger Lindsey, from "Adventures in Lindseyland", who has written a lot about Disney-inspired travel and even had a series on Disney in LA. This conversation is bound to teach you something new and hopefully encourage you to seek out new places to discover and explore at both DCA and the city of LA. 

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October 8, 2022 36 mins

The SoCal Haunt List is a guide to help you discover yard displays, walk-throughs, paid attractions, and haunted shows in Southern California. We talked with Derek, the creator of the SoCal Haunt List, to find out more about the Halloween Scene in LA and beyond.

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September 13, 2022 76 mins
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:...
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August 27, 2022 63 mins

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.

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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.

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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 more e...

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June 30, 2022 73 mins

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 mins

We discuss beach bonfires in Orange County with Heather from 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.

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June 1, 2022 66 mins

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: https://l...

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May 18, 2022 55 mins

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:

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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.

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