What's New

Compatibility for iOS 7

App Description

Tour Southern California with the experts from the Los Angeles Times. Each issue of SoCal Close-Ups explores a different area of the region with beautiful photography, fascinating videos, interactive maps and all the info you need to see Southern California like a real insider.

All issues are free to download upon purchasing the app (19 issues in all):

1. Downtown Los Angeles
2. Inland Orange County
3. Los Angeles Parks Neighborhoods: Griffith Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz & Echo Park
4. San Fernando Valley
5. Coastal Orange County
6. Long Beach, San Pedro and Catalina
7. Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu
8. The South Bay: Hermosa, Redondo, and Manhattan Beaches, LAX and Marina del Rey
9. Westside L.A.: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood, Culver City
10. From West Hollywood to Wilshire
11. San Gabriel Valley and Environs
12. Hollywood
13. Joshua Tree and Nearby Desert Communities*
14. San Diego and Environs*
15. Santa Barbara and Nearby Communities*
16. San Diego's North County*
17. Santa Barbara County Wine Country*
18. Palm Springs and Environs*
19. Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead and Idyllwild*
* = available soon


Each issue guides you through historic, architectural, cultural, culinary and just plain quirky highlights, and includes these useful and fun features:

• An introduction from Los Angeles Times travel writer Christopher Reynolds

• Micro-itineraries with what to see and where to eat

• Stunning galleries featuring the work of award-winning Los Angeles Times photographers

• An interactive 360-degree panoramic photo

• An entertaining video look at the area

• A live map with highlighted restaurants, hotels and points of interest

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 09, 2014 Initial release