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By Rachel Schnalzer Design and illustrations by Jade Cuevas Hello, travelers! Newsletter Let yourself be inspired to get away from it all. Explore California, the West and beyond with the Escapes weekly newsletter. Enter an Email Address Sign Me Up You may occasionally receive promotional material from the Los Angeles Times. It has been over six months since we started shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most trips abroad are still not considered, but there is hope for those who want to travel to the country. In this edition of Escapes, you’ll learn about which states are easing restrictions on California travelers. However, staying close to home is still recommended. Read on for ideas on how to explore some of the gems in and around Los Angeles. Californians no longer have to undergo a 14-day quarantine when visiting these three states. Those visiting New York still have to fill out a travel health form from the New York Department of Health – or risk a $ 2,000 fine with mandatory quarantine, says Reynolds. It will also be easier to visit Hawaii, writes Jay. Jones, Times Contributor. The state plans to allow visitors to enter without a 14-day self-quarantine if they can show they have tested negative for COVID within 72 hours of arrival. This will take effect in mid-October. Before purchasing your plane tickets, it’s important to note that California authorities continue to discourage non-essential travel. “Even as state-owned businesses open up, as much as possible avoid traveling long distances for vacation or for fun,” officials say online. Travel to Hawaii could be in your future in mid-October. (Caleb Jones / Associated Press; photo illustration by Jade Cuevas / Los Angeles Times) 🏛️ Pasadena Architecture Tour Those wishing to travel closer to home have no shortage of places to explore in the Los Angeles Area. For example, architecture enthusiasts can hit the road for a few hours to see 16 architectural gems in one easy drive through Pasadena. Times contributor Sharon Boorstin plotted the best way to experience sites such as Pasadena City Hall (aka Pawnee City Hall, for all my other “Parks and Recreation” fans, the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, and an amazing “bubble” house built using a giant balloon. Do you have a favorite building in Los Angeles? Let me know, and I might include it in an edition of Escapes.🚲 The Venice Electric Light Parade Have you spotted the Venice Electric Light Parade? For the past five years, technicolor extravagance has lit up the Westside, starting every Sunday at dusk, and it’s “open to anyone with wheels and a desire to have fun.” Times writer Jeanette Marantos recently spoke to parade founder Marcus Gladney about her inspiration for the event: “I said, ‘I’m going to start a bike parade for everyone, and I’ll be like Willy Wonka and the Pied Piper combined. “” It’s free to participate if you want to give it a whirl. If you need a bike, Gladney rents it for $ 80 a night. Visit the Electric Light Parade Facebook page for more information. When Marcus Gladney turns on the 5,000 LEDs on his bike, Big Red, he shines like a celestial being. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) Like this newsletter? Consider subscribing to the Los Angeles Times. Your support helps us disseminate the most important information. Become a subscriber. 🚗 Fancy some fantasy? Try this luxury experience Canossa Grand Tours is launching four-day, three-night Italian-style drive tours through the Paso Robles and California wineries 1, limited to 20 people and / or 10 cars at a time. At $ 3,950 per couple per car, this experience doesn’t come cheap – but it’s a relatively safe way to travel during the pandemic, writes Times contributor Terry Gardner. Travelers have the option of enjoying wineries and of farms off the beaten track. – a table, as well as accommodation at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort and a visit to Bruce Munro’s field of light in Sensorio, a superb outdoor art installation. For those looking for a budget alternative, head to Paso Robles to see Field of Light for yourself, then enjoy an outdoor tasting at Tablas Creek or one of the many other wineries in the area. Paso Robles, Calif., Wineries can replicate the Italian vacation you’ve been dreaming of. (Travel Paso; photo illustration by Jade Cuevas / Los Angeles Times) 📰 What I Read A lot has been written about the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the past week. But did you know Ginsburg was a regular in the summer in Santa Fe? Christopher Reynolds describes how she enjoyed spending time in New Mexico. There is a “tsunami” of upcoming hotel closures, experts warn. Times business reporter Hugo Martín explains how the coronavirus pandemic has been particularly devastating for the hospitality industry. “Leisure travel, not business travel, will help the struggling industry recover,” writes Catharine Hamm, former editor of The Times. She explains why travel associations, airlines and other experts view leisure travelers as the key to bringing the industry back to a semblance of normalcy. Do you want to ski or snowboard this winter? Mammoth Mountain and other California resorts will limit the number of people allowed on the trails, reports Mary Forgione, associate editor of The Times. Great news for Vegas enthusiasts: Bars and lounges were allowed to reopen at midnight on September 19, although at half their capacity. because of the pandemic. Times contributor Jay Jones explains what it looks like. If you are planning to ski this winter, you might want to read how the slopes will be managed this winter. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times; photo illustration by Jade Cuevas / Los Angeles Times) 💻 Impossible IRL Adventure? Here’s a way to broaden your horizons The world’s first fully virtual art museum launched this month, and it’s free, Jennifer Nalewicki reports in Smithsonian. Online visitors can explore the computer-generated virtual art museum building online in a way that feels both new and familiar to regular museum visitors. Nalewicki explains how to install the free VOMA program and take a tour of its galleries. With a computer and a quick download of the Virtual Online Museum of Art, you can experience a realistic tour of the art museum. (Deanna J / Unsplash; photo illustration by Jade Cuevas / Los Angeles Times) 📸 Our favorite photo See this post on Instagram A lot of interesting characters can be found on #venicebeachboardwalk. But one man really stands out. He wears bright round glasses that swirl in color and fluorescent workout clothes in a color he calls highlighter yellow. Even the soles of his shoes are fluorescent. It’s #theCaptain, recognizable by his long white dreadlocks woven with pearls and hair jewelry that represent the things he loves – horses, trees, fish and, of course, bikes. The captain, aka #MarcusGladney, 46, is the founder of this weekly 5-year-old descent into joyous madness, the Venice Electric Light Parade, which takes place every Sunday at nightfall, open to anyone with wheels and a desire to have fun. Read more about The Captain and the event at the link in our bio. Images from @therealchristinahouse A post shared by Los Angeles Times (@latimes) on Sep 18, 2020 at 8:36 am PDT 🎸 Road song “Carry the feeling / Through Paris, all through Rome / And I’m still thinking back to / A le temps sous the canyon moon. “Last weekend I walked down Malibu Canyon Road on my way to Carbon Beach. Harry Styles’ Canyon Moon began playing shuffle as the ocean appeared. I couldn’t have timed it better if I had tried – and I hope this serves as an inspiring soundtrack for your future canyon trips as well. Take Harry Styles’ Canyon Moon on your next scenic drive (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times; photo illustration by Jade Cuevas / Los Angeles Times)



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