DowntownLA.com has launched a new mobile site that automatically detects your mobile device and provides easy-to-read information on everything from concerts, festivals, and sporting events to top restaurants and the latest hotel deals. With mobile.downtownla.com, find out what’s up at the Museum of Contemporary Art or track down information on everything from the latest street closures to family-friendly activities. You can even get a list of happy hours, broken down by neighborhood, date, and time. Ideal for travelers, the mobile site also provides details on the Metro rail line, DASH bus system, and taxi services, and lists 90 parking lots across the city with full contact info. 213-955-0269, mobile.downtownla.com
Maps to hike the Whites
With hundreds of hikes in the White Mountains, it can be a trick zeroing in on one that suits your family’s interests and abilities. Through Oct. 15, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is offering free access to 25 maps with detailed, printable itineraries for its top child-friendly routes, including hikes to waterfalls, lakes, and scenic viewpoints, and places to ramble just off the Kancamagus Scenic Byway. Register at www.outdoors.org/wmgonline
and enter promotional code WMGO610 for five days of free access to the maps and itineraries. To tap into the AMC’s entire database of 500 hiking trails, an annual subscription costs $12 for AMC members and $15 for nonmembers. 603-466-2721, www.outdoors.org/whitemountains
Your ticket to London
If you’re heading to England, consider buying The London Pass. The one- to six-day sightseeing pass provides entry to more than 55 of the city’s top attractions, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and the Churchill War Rooms. It also gets you into sporting attractions such as Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon, and the Lord’s Cricket Ground, where you will get a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the grounds and access to the current exhibit, “Swinging Away: How Baseball and Cricket Connect.’’ Passes range from $60 (adults) and $40 (children ages 5 to 15) for one day to $136 (adults) and $97 (children) for six days. They are available at the Britain and London Visitor Centre on Regent Street and other locations across the city. LondonPass.com
includes a map tool to help you plan your visit, details on attractions, and information on special offers for pass-holders, such as free gifts at Harrods department store and commission-free currency exchange spots. 011-44-1644-485020, www.londonpass.com
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