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Spotlight: Experiences at CicLAvia

A look back at #HeartofLA 2018 through your photos

By the look of the photos that flowed onto social media, Heart of LA 2018 was another memorable CicLAvia Sunday for tens of thousands of Angelenos. These snapshots of individual experiences paint a picture of both the joy of our events and what made Heart of LA 2018 uniquely special. 


Explore LA: Temps are down but free holiday events are heating up

LA weather is cooling down but the free holiday events are heating up. From play readings to sledding, dog adoptions to star parties, there’s plenty to keep you busy as the holiday season continues.


Explore LA: free, entertaining and educational things to do

Still buzzing from Heart of LA? So are we. It’s hard to match the fun we all had together in the car-free streets last Sunday, but, fortunately, you can keep some level of fun going this week. LA is full of free entertainment, and this first full week of December isn’t any different. There’s holiday crafting, winter art installations, some great stuff at libraries, and more through which you can explore your city without spending a penny.  


How to CicLAvia: Safety Reminders & Helpful Tips

First time attending a CicLAvia? Here are some helpful notes to remember about our events.


Locally-Owned Shops to Explore Around the Heart of LA Route

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a day to recognize (and give business to) those locally-owned brick and mortar businesses that help make our communities feel, well, more like a community. It’s yet another reason to get out and explore some of the great mom-and-pop storefronts LA has to offer.  


Explore LA: The giving-back edition!

There’s so much to love about LA, and virtually endless ways to explore and enjoy without opening your wallet. Every week we put together a menu of free and fun activities happening around town. In the spirit of thankfulness, we decided to assemble a platter of opportunities to give back to our vibrant city and region while you make new friends and perhaps see a part of town you’ve never visited.


Heart of LA Local Gems: Community Gathering Places

CicLAvistas from all parts of the region are getting set to gather and explore the city during another joyous CicLAvia event.  The Heart of LA route is full of local gems. And while it's tough to highlight everything thing there is to explore along this route in a single blog, we put together a small sampling of local gems that serve as community gathering spots throughout the year. You’ll find them along the CicLAvia -- Heart of LA route, in neighborhoods like Chinatown, Boyle Heights, Downtown LA and Little Tokyo. Some you can’t miss while others are quaint, tucked-away plazas. These neighborhood treasures help express the local identity and history of the communities they’re in while inviting locals and visitors alike to come together.  


Explore LA: Large Platter of LA Goodness this Week Ahead of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about a week away, and there's of large platter of LA goodness to serve your appetite for fun this week. From farmers markets to art fairs to beach clean-ups, we’ve assembled a platter of free, fun happenings for you to check out around LA County.  


Explore LA: The first full week of November is full of free fun stuff

 

From free flu shots (staying healthy is FUN!) to art walks, free dance classes, to delicious food, we hope you take advantage to all LA has to offer.


Share the Road, Share the City

Get out there and explore your city outside of a car and outside of CicLAvia events! Wherever you're going and however you're getting there, always have safety top of mind and remember that our roads are for everyone.