Coachella Parties 2020: A Guide to the Best Events of the Weekend

One of the best music festivals in the world is enhanced every year by a flurry of pop-ups, sponsored Coachella parties and branded events put on for the influx of festivalgoers in the area. Nearby cities like Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Thermal and Rancho Mirage act as the sites of these numerous unofficial Coachella parties 2020. Their own music lineups and attractions draw in partygoers looking to make the most of their time in the desert. Get an idea of what to expect for this year’s festivities along with an updated list of Coachella parties for 2020 as they’re announced.

COACHELLA PARTIES 2020

 

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Neon Carnival: April 2020

Known as the best Coachella party of the weekend, the annual Neon Carnival has been one of the most highly-coveted wristbands as the guest list filled with actors, musicians, socialites and industry insiders is one where you can’t buy your way in. The exclusive, invite-only event put on by nightlife guru Brent Bolthouse has blossomed into a mini-festival itself, with carnival rides, a ferris wheel and world-renowned music acts taking the stage.

After moving to a larger location in 2018 to include an even bigger invite list, the party will be taking on multiple weekends for 2020 at the expansive HITS Desert Horse Park for its 10 year anniversary. The festivities will start off weekend one and pick up during the unofficial “weekend three” that coincides with Stagecoach Music Festival. This exclusive extravaganza will be sponsored by Levi’s as usual, along with Bondi Sands and the upcoming Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie.

 

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Poppy x Revolve – Friday April 10th 2020

The annual Poppy party has become one of the most sought-after invites of Coachella weekend one. Guests like Rihanna, Paris Hilton, Kylie Jenner and Cardi B have partied the night away in past years alongside a trendy crowd of partygoers. This year’s event will be even more exclusive as it joins with the influencer-favorite Revolve brand to create a can’t-miss celebration on Friday evening.

 

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Bootsy Bellows Pool Party in the Desert – Saturday, April 11th 2020

Known for its exclusivity, an invite to the annual Bootsy Bellows party is hard to come by. The Los Angeles nightclub owned by h. wood group will partner with McDonald’s and Pac Sun for a pop-up event that attracts plenty of celebrities along with Los Angeles’ finest. The pool party, now in its 7th year, continues to be fully-stocked with musicians, models and actors digging into the selection of McDonald’s burgers making for a day party dream.

 

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Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel: April 10th-12th & 17th-19th, 2020

One of the more approachable parties of the weekend, The Ace Hotel’s Desert Gold event spans two weekends and is open for RSVPs in the weeks leading up to Coachella. DJs spin music all day long with the hotel pool open for drinks, food and taking a dip in the sparkling water. The go-to hangout spot in Palm Springs makes for a relaxing way to enjoy the desert sun.

 

Photo: Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club Coachella

Desert Dream: April 10th

This party held in Indio promises an immersive experience with DJs spinning alongside art and wellness activities. The fantasy-like experience of dancing in the desert in close proximity to Coachella’s Empire Polo Grounds makes this event an ideal stop during the weekend of festivities.

 

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The Do-Over by Adidas Soundoff & Desert Sundays: April 2020

This roving international event shows up each year as a Sunday Coachella party that has been going on for years, continuing to be a great way to close out a weekend of fun. The Commune space at the Ace Hotel is taken over by photo booths, a food truck and Adidas merch while you hang out and dance to the sounds of the DJ. Take a dip to cool off as you round out your weekend with a relaxing day at the pool.

 

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Vestal Village: April 2020

This annual event held at an undisclosed location each year features live music and plenty of sponsored swag to keep up the good time. Past events have seen performances from Crystal Castles, Ariel Pink and Shiny Toy Guns along with hair and makeup makeover stations and sponsored drinks to fuel your buzz. DJs also take the stage in between sets to spin music while you cool off in the pool under the sun.

 

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T-Mobile & Pandora Indio Invasion: April 2020

You’ll have a great time at this party that decks out the Cree Estate in Palm Springs with food, drinks and music. You’ll be partying poolside with up-close-and personal performances from artists like Charli XCX and Dillon Francis. The complimentary drinks and swag make this party a lively daytime event that leaves plenty of time for you to catch the artists at the festival.

 

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VAMPPED Vacancy: April 2020

This social media talent and branding agency throws an influencer-filled bash each year alongside brands like BooHoo, L’Oreal Paris and Bumble. Guests travel to a private estate for a desert pool party with sponsored gifts and an open bar. Past parties have included attendees like Vanessa Hudgens and Emily Ratajkowski, and performances from celebrity DJs like Brody Jenner.

 

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DayClub Palm Springs

Head to the Palm Springs Hilton for a pool party extravaganza at DayClub Palm Springs. Each day features a new artist performing to a crowd of lively partygoers, with international acts like Diplo, Rufus du Sol and Dillon Francis taking the stage. Upgrade to a Cabana to have the best spot in the house for this dance party in the desert.

 

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TAO x Revolve Desert Nights: April 2020

The well-known nightlife brand TAO Group collaborates with Revolve for a warm, desert night of fashion, cocktails and partying. With past sponsors like Puma and Palms Resort, this highly-coveted event invite goes out to celebrities, influencers, models and fashion insiders aiming to have a good time in the Palm Desert locale. Past attendees have included G-Eazy, Halsey, Miguel, YG and performances from Marshmello.

 

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Cafe Mambo Ibiza: April 2020

You’ll get a taste of the Ibiza party scene at this event held at The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. The Cafe Mambo bar is known for its iconic DJ performances and energetic crowd who get to party overlooking the Spanish sunset. This Palm Springs pop-up is sure to bring in house music lovers who want to experience the added touch to their Coachella weekend.

 

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ZOEasis: April 2020

Rachel Zoe’s fashion website The Zoe Report is throwing their annual ZOEasis event for its fifth year. The Parker Palm Springs hosts fashion’s biggest names for a light and airy outdoor soiree inspired by the Zoe Report brand. A-list attendees like Paris Hilton, Victoria Justice, and Whitney Cummings join models, influencers and Rachel Zoe herself to kickoff the weekend with style.

 

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Deep in the Desert: April 2020

This party put on by Deep Space Productions is known to be a hot destination for invited guests with an appreciation for EDM and dance music. DJ Erick Morillo will be headlining the party again this year at an expansive private estate in Bermuda Dunes. Past Deep in the Desert attendees include plenty of A-listers like Justin Bieber, Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

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Prism Boutique Desert House: April 2020

The Southern California fashion brand Prism Boutique brings its styling to the desert for a weekend of pampering and shopping to prep for your Coachella adventure. Stop by on Friday for mini makeovers and facials or come in on Saturday for hair styling and lashes. The cocktails and refreshments will keep guests happy at this oasis for indulgence.

 

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Lucky Brand Desert Jam: April 2020

Head to Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs to make a splash at this annual pool party event. Lucky Brand jeans and Rolling Stone Live come together to provide drinks, live music and gifts for a guest list of partygoers.

 

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Moschino Party: April 2020

This iconic late night event is a favorite for celebrities and fashion lovers looking for a way to end their weekend one Saturday with a bang. With this year’s sponsors like The Sims, Ciroc and Perrier, the party is sure to be an eclectic experience with legendary designer Jeremy Scott continuing to bring his unique aesthetic to the event. Last year’s guests included fashion-forward A-listers like Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid, Cardi B, and Paris Jackson.

 

Photo: Moschino Coachella Party / Gigi Hadid

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Check back each week as we continue to update our list with new information on all the best Coachella parties as soon as they’re announced.

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Set Sail and Party at The Yacht Week

This year, check another travel experience off your bucket list by setting sail on the boating trip of a lifetime. The Yacht Week is a party on the water where you and your friends can dive into a vacation while sailing the seas on your own private yacht. With the option of visiting eight different countries including Thailand, Greece, Brazil, and Italy, your sun-soaked holiday will include day parties, volcano hikes, dancing under the stars, and getting the best tan of your life!

 

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Photo: The Yacht Week

Destinations

With eight routes to choose from, there are plenty of places for you to dive right in and explore the local culture and scenery. Taking the Spain trip will send you to Mallorca, a locale perfect for indulging in sand and sea. The Caribbean option will land you in the British Virgin Islands, where relaxation is easy amidst the clear blue ocean. If Croatia is more your style, you can choose between the original route or the Ultra Route, which gives you access to an exclusive VIP section of Ultra Music Festival. No matter the destination, the trip ensures your weeklong yacht party will be fully stocked with adventure.

 

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Yacht Crew

You can get into the Gilligan’s Island spirit by assembling a crew of your favorite people to take on the waters in your chosen city. For smaller groups, you can be paired up with other travelers who are also ready to sail the seas. Those looking for a touch of convenience can upgrade their trip to include a knowledgeable skipper who will navigate your journey, or a hostess to prepare your meals. You and your crew will get to toast your drinks in the lap of luxury alongside dozens of boats full of equally lively partygoers.

 

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Culture

No matter which destination you choose for your vacation on the sea, there is a diversity of cultures for you to explore. The boats dock in each city allowing you to explore, and also attend private parties for you to get to know your fellow boaters. Croatia’s ancient ruins draw in those who’d like to embrace the historical side, while their green caves make for a scenic view perfect for any Instagram shot. You’ll have plenty of tales to bring home from the Thailand route, where you can see fire breathers, snorkel with the sea life, and get a taste of the delectable local street food. The newest addition to the Yacht Week lineup is Montenegro, which boasts exclusive beach and yacht clubs, along with entire fortress towns for you to visit a piece of their history.

 

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If you’ve been planning to get away this year, and want the added twist of a weeklong party on the seas, The Yacht Week has plenty of excursions lined up just waiting for you to join. With former travelers describing the trip as “insane,” “paradise,” and a “dream,” you can’t go wrong with embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

 

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Villa Rentals in Los Angeles for an Escape to Luxury

People visit Los Angeles from all over the world looking to indulge in the creative culture, beautiful weather, and lavish surroundings. Splurging on a luxurious hotel room is one way to dive into the perks of the city, but a villa rental may also take your trip to the next level of extravagance. Your LA vacation will be one to remember when you see what it’s like to live in one of these breathtaking villa rentals in Los Angeles.

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Sunset Hideaway

An acre of land North of Sunset Boulevard will be yours if you rent this modern, Beverly Hills property. The designer kitchen is perfect for cooking up a meal with a view of the swimming pool and jacuzzi out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. The gated entry and lush landscaping create an air of privacy for you and your guests to enjoy your luxury hideaway.

 

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Crest Estate

You’ll have everything you need when you rent this impressive property with an elegant, modern design. Large enough for eight guests, the picturesque pool deck offers a breathtaking view of Los Angeles making this Hollywood Hills space a great place for al fresco group entertainment. With palm trees dotting the property, and floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the terrace, you’ll have a classic LA getaway at this luxury escape.

 

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Crest Estate – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Crest Estate – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Villa Alexandria

You’ll live in the lap of luxury in this four-bedroom estate overlooking the Los Angeles skyline in the heart of Bel Air. The expansive backyard comes complete with an infinity pool, spa and multiple shaded seating areas that create the perfect setting for an evening under the stars. The modern furnishings, dramatic ceilings and natural sunlight will keep you satisfied in this stylish and welcoming space.

 

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Villa Alexandria – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Villa Alexandria – Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Zen Oasis

Relaxation is inevitable in this artsy, Beverly Hills estate located in the Trousdale community. The décor boasts a mix of modern and traditional with an array of eccentric design elements. Take a dip in the expansive swimming pool or lounge in the spacious, indoor living areas with help from a personal housekeeper to cater to your every need.

 

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Mockingbird Estate

Get lost in paradise at this stunning property with unobstructed views that span from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Located at the top of a bluff in the Hollywood Hills, the Italian-inspired home is full of elaborate details such as a sun deck, poolside cabana, and sculptures by well-established artists. You’ll never want to leave this 67,000 square foot lot that acts as the perfect stay for up to 14 of your closest friends.

 

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Nusa Dua Resort

Escape to an ocean paradise in this Bali-inspired, beachfront estate. The outdoors are just a button away as the glass walls can be opened to bring nature right into your home. The smart home amenities, top-of-the-line kitchen and access to a private beach cove make this five-bedroom rental one of the best on the water.

 

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Laurel Grand

Head to the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles to live in this modern work of art with an unparalleled space for entertainment. The bright furnishings and opulent decor create a lavish atmosphere where you’ll spend your time in the private movie theater, eye-catching kitchen, and private backyard space perfect for a gathering. The breathtaking outdoor living space will keep guests entertained as you dive into the pool on a sunny LA day.

 

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Trousdale

This newly remodeled estate brings elements of warmth and style to the prime, Beverly Hills location. The private, gated entry gives way to a 12,000 square foot property complete with a screening room, state-of-the-art appliances and an elevator to move easily between floors. Head outside to enjoy the customized swimming pool and see stunning views of the hillside as the backdrop to your stay.

 

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Contact concierge@zochagroup.com for pricing and availability.

Hollywood Vista Estate

You’ll live like a star at this exclusive estate in the Hollywood Hills’ OutPost Estates. You’ll get two homes in one at this property which features lavish furnishings, a game room, and two heated pools. The sweeping views of the city create a serene atmosphere as you settle into your own private oasis.

 

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The Top 10 New Food Trends for 2020

With every new year comes a wave of new trends projected to gain popularity in the world of food products, dining and hospitality. These top new food trends for 2020 will likely start to pop up on grocery store shelves and restaurant menus as the months go by. Add some variety to your diet this year by tasting some of the front runners that should be soon coming to a table near you.

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Pinsa

This century-old, Italian style of cooking pizza makes for a fluffier dough by using soy and rice flours, making it a healthier alternative to traditional pizza. The trend is already common in Italy but is now expected to make its way to the US.

 

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Ghost Kitchens

With delivery apps increasingly making up a larger portion of dining out, sometimes a brick and mortar restaurant isn’t even necessary. Delivery-only ghost kitchens are expected to become more common, even offering a variety of cuisines or brands all made in a single private kitchen.

 

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Alcoholic Kombucha

Consumers have embraced kombucha in past years, and will moving towards integrating booze to enjoy it as a health-conscious, alcoholic beverage. The product has already become popular along the coasts and will soon find its way across the country as a food trend in 2020.

 

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Cauliflower

Those following vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or keto diet plans have given cauliflower its time in the spotlight in recent years. This vegetable will continue to be seen as an alternative to starches like potatoes and gluten products like bread.

 

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Wood-Fire Cooking

While many are used to seeing pizzas cooked in a wood-fired method, 2020 will bring new creativity with chefs using open hearths to make different kinds of food. Guests love to see their food being prepared in real time, and this cooking style is expected to deliver a show along with your meal in 2020.

 

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Mocktails

Non-alcoholic cocktails will have a moment in 2020, with dry happy hours and zero-proof beverages piquing the interest of consumers. Thoughtfully-made elixirs with fresh juice blends are sure to keep guests interested in these healthier alternative drinks.

 

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Oat Milk & Milk Alternatives

With cow’s milk slowly but surely phasing its way out of fridges across America, non-animal based alternatives are being adopted as necessities for consumers. With soy and almond milk being a favorite, soon oat milk will be added to the group as a go-to alternative.

 

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Seafood Snacks

Stores and restaurants will be taking Japan’s lead in embracing seafood, including vegetables, as a snack food. Roasted seaweed and salmon skins will gain more traction along with innovative items like kelp jerky.

 

Photo: Roasted Seaweed – Top 10 New Food Trends 2020

Hummus

There’s no secret that hummus is a go-to snack for many people, but this year it’ll be used differently than consumers have seen in the past. Adventurous flavors will come about along with menus integrating hummus into desserts, making for a unique and healthy treat.

 

Photo: Hummus – Top 10 New Food Trends 2020 / Cooking Classy

Probiotics

Many people have integrated probiotics into their diet for digestive health, but this year the trend will also include dry items that can be stored in your pantry. Things like cereal, granola, nut butters and nutrition bars will be made to be shelf-stable for long term storage.

 

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Vegan Meat Snacks

Veggie versions of popular dishes have made their way onto menus all over the world and will continue to do so throughout 2020. Consumers will also see vegan meat snacks line the shelves of your local grocery store with options like soy jerky and mushroom bacon chips.

 

Photo: Mushroom Bacon – Vegan Meat – Top 10 New Food Trends 2020

Celtuce

Kale and romaine are on their way out with celtuce, a lettuce cultivar, moving in as an alternative. The health benefits to this versatile, Chinese lettuce makes it worth adding to any meal as a side dish or even as an ingredient in juices and smoothies.

 

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The 10 Best Areas for Shopping in New York City

Shopping is an entertaining way to spend your free time, and New York City is known as the US mecca for fashion. With lavish high fashion boutiques and independently-owned vintage shops all throughout the city, it can be an undertaking to find places that capture your style. If you’re on the hunt to enhance your wardrobe in NYC, head to these shopping destinations for the best areas for shopping in New York City to find your new favorite outfit.

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SoHo

SoHo, or south of Houston St., has blown up recently into an uber-popular destination for style icons and hometown fashion heroes alike. Whether you’re looking for Alexander Wang or Céline, or a small independent vintage shop, SoHo has all the threads you could ever want.

 

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Nolita

A quick walk north of Little Italy in the Lower East Side will land you in the neighborhood of Nolita, a quaint Manhattan community whose streets are dotted with cute, independently-owned shops. If you’re looking to get away from the mainstream style scene and shop somewhere unique, Nolita is the place to check out.

 

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St. Marks Place

Great finds of trendy vintage clothes and handmade jewelry is exactly what you can expect to find in St. Marks Place in the East Village. Right along with small vendors and shops, you can also explore luxury stores to indulge in the neighborhood’s offerings.

 

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Lafayette Street

If antiques and classic items are your forte then you’ll have to take a walk along Lafayette Street in SoHo and NoHo. It has become extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts because of its great selection of shops with rare finds. You’re sure to find one-of-a-kind items when you head to this neighborhood favorite.

 

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Bleecker Street

Home of the biggest influx of shoppers in recent years, Bleecker Street is quickly becoming a ‘must’ for shopping in New York. Whether you’re a foodie, a vintage nut, or a high fashion connoisseur, this Greenwich Village go-to has something for everyone.

 

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Union Square

If you’re in the mood to spend your day shopping with some friends or a loved one, you should check out Union Square in Manhattan. With long stretches of big name stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus in one area, and old record stores and antique jewelry in another, you could spend hours shopping until you drop for a variety of items. If you need a break, check out the famous Union Square Park or any number of artisan eateries in the area.

 

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5th Avenue

Spend a leisurely day at one of NYC’s iconic destinations for retail therapy. Whether you’re aiming for a day at Tiffany’s or indulging in Prada’s purse collection, you’ll always find a variety of luxury goods that are sure to be the cherry on top of your New York experience.

 

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Park Slope

Brooklyn’s Park Slope has become immortalized for its incredible shopping selection and variety, making this area any serial shopper’s dream. Unique, handmade wares are always offered, along with great vintage clothing, antiques, furniture, and much more.

 

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Photo: Park Slope

Canal Street

If Asian goods are what you’re after, head over to Canal Street in Chinatown. Along with all the herbal and exotic animal shops found along the street, you can also find the Canal Street Market, which opened in 2017. The Market is a 50/50 split between food vendors and New York-based artists and artisans showing off and selling their creations.

 

Photo: Canal Street

Photo: Canal Street

South Street Seaport

Chic malls and hip shops are commonplace in the South Street Seaport area, with places like Pier 17 and Corso Como making a huge name for it. If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy and appreciate a unique look, you’ll definitely want to check out some of the hotspots in this area.

 

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Photo: South Street Seaport Pier 17

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20 Places to Check off Your Travel Bucket List in 2020

Everyone has a travel bucket list of ideal places to visit at least once in a lifetime, ranging from tropical beaches to awe-inspiring monuments to bustling big cities. The world is filled with places to discover rich cultures and have life-changing experiences during your getaway. Update your vacation goals with these go-to travel bucket list ideas for 2020.

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Bali

One of the top travel bucket list cities for having a tropical vacation, Bali is known for its lush landscape including impressive volcanoes and stunning beaches. You can even hitch a ride atop an elephant for a unique experience in this Indonesian paradise.

 

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Giza

One of the Seven Wonders of the world, the pyramids of Giza sit alongside the Sphinx to rank high on many travelers’ bucket lists. Take in the beauty of these incomparable structures still standing after thousands of years.

 

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Photo: Giza – Zocha Group – 20 Places to Check off Your Travel Bucket List in 2020

Bora Bora

This Tahitian island in French Polynesia is the perfect travel bucket list destination, famous for its luxurious, overwater bungalows and variety of tropical activities.

 

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Paris

Paris is the perfect bucket list destination for those who appreciate fine architecture from every artistic period. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Arc de Triomphe are just a few of the iconic monuments worth visiting in this French capital.

 

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Marrakech

Known as the Red City, visit Morocco’s Marrakech to experience its rich cultural history through exploring palaces, ornate mosques and even touring the dunes of the Sahara desert.

 

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Rio de Janeiro

There’s no other city in the world that can compete with Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival festivities each February. With vibrant costumes, parades and events, visit Carnival at least once to witness the Brazilian way to celebrate the holiday.

 

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Galápagos Islands

The isolated geographic location of the Galápagos has made it a focal point for wildlife research, housing some of the rarest species of animals in the world. This stunning group of islands in Ecuador should be at the top of any animal lover’s travel bucket list.

 

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Havana

With travel from the US recently opening to Cuba, visitors now get to experience Havana’s uniquely nostalgic culture that includes taking a drive in a vintage convertible along with salsa dancing the night away at local bars.

 

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Machu Picchu

This lost city is one of the best places in the world to hike, with the Inca’s ruins still standing more than 2,000 meters above sea level in the mountains of Peru.

 

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New York City

The Big Apple is a bustling hub known for its diversity of cultures that come together to form a lively, American metropolis. Broadway shows, Madison Square Garden concerts and picnics in Central Park are just a few of the endless ways to spend time in this busy city.

 

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Ibiza

Any nightlife lover’s travel bucket list should include the island of Ibiza, one of Spain’s premier destinations for partying. Lounge along the dazzling beaches by day and dance through the night at the array of energetic nightclubs.

 

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Reykjavik

Look up into the night sky to witness the glimmering aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. This natural light show is a one-of-a-kind experience that can be only be crossed off bucket lists in cities like Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

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Arizona

Arizona’s natural landscapes draw visitors each year to explore the other-worldly caverns of Antelope Canyon, along with the expansive Grand Canyon, a worthy bucket list addition.

 

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Mykonos

View the stark white buildings of Mykonos, a waterside locale with the sparkling blue Indian Ocean as the backdrop to your vacation. You can also sail to the nearby island of Santorini for a well-rounded Greek getaway.

 

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Tokyo

Head to Tokyo for the travel bucket list experience of “hanami”–the Japanese tradition of witnessing the beautiful, pink cherry blossoms as they bloom each spring. Walk through Asukayama Park or along Meguro River for a prime view of the cherry trees.

 

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St. Barths

This luxurious island in the Caribbean offers numerous white, sandy beaches and sparkling, turquoise waters. The natural Colombier Beach and busy Saint-Jean Beach are just a few of the many enclaves for beautiful photos and perfect weather.

 

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Photo: Eden Rock – St Barths

Nairobi

Possibly one of the most Instagrammed spots in the world, the boutique hotel Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya lets guests wake up to the majestic animals wandering the property and even peeking into windows to say ‘hello,’ making it an ultimate travel bucket list destination.

 

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Photo: Giraffe Manor

Las Vegas

There’s something for everyone in Nevada’s city of Las Vegas, known for its flashy Strip filled with casinos, nightclubs, restaurants and luxury hotels. Indulge to your heart’s content at this glittering travel destination for going big or going home.

 

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Queensland

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Queensland, and is the largest coral reef system in the world. Grab a snorkel and discover the beauty of this underwater majesty for an ideal travel bucket list experience.

 

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The Maldives

Made up of over 1,000 islands, this tropical destination is teeming with marine wildlife alongside pristine beaches that create an unforgettable travel experience.

 

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8 Must-See Los Angeles Landmarks for Your Next Vacation

Los Angeles is rich with a history that’s constantly changing. With more than 200 years of culture built into its walls, the city has developed numerous landmarks that each hold significance for LA residents. If you’re visiting Los Angeles, you may want to take time to visit these must-see Los Angeles landmarks to make the most of your vacation.

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Hollywood Sign

Arguably one of the most recognizable places in the world, the Hollywood sign is a definite must-see for anybody visiting the city. Thanks to the placement of the sign in the hills, there are numerous hiking and walking trails all along the area and leading right up to it, allowing you to take some amazing photos.

 

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Venice Canals

A true staple of life in Los Angeles is the Venice Canals. The Italy-inspired layout is filled with houses right on the water and bridges to get a view of the scenery. Whether it’s a romantic moonlit walk or simply a great photo-op, the Canals are a cool place to visit for a unique experience on the Westside.

 

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

Not only is the Walt Disney Concert Hall the main venue for the world-renowned LA Philharmonic, but it is also an architectural icon due to its chrome exterior and intricate design. While you can’t always get inside without a ticket or paying for a tour, you can certainly walk around the exterior of the building to see a great view of Downtown Los Angeles.

 

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Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory is the nation’s leader in public astronomy, a great meeting place for people of all ages and walks of life, and boasts one of the best views in LA to grab a photo. While the grounds are always open to the public for walking, hiking, and photo-taking, the actual observatory is open to the public every day but Monday to help you get educated on the stars.

 

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Santa Monica Pier

Seen in countless movies, TV shows, music videos and the like, the Santa Monica Pier could be one of the most recognizable spots in Los Angeles. Whether you want to dine at their beachside restaurants, shop for souvenirs, listen to live music, or ride the roller coaster, you’ll be able to accomplish it all at this lively destination.

 

Photo: Santa Monica Pier – Must-See Los Angeles Landmarks for Your Next Vacation

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

If you’ve ever seen pictures of people standing in the middle of a maze of white street lamps, you’ll be glad to know they were taken outside of the LACMA. Along with having this uber-famous photo spot, they offer a world-class selection of contemporary art, historical pieces, and installations. You can easily spend a whole day here enjoying the museum along with dining at their restaurants and a coffee shop.

 

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Everyone should see Hollywood at least once, and walking along the Walk of Fame is a great way to see your favorite celebrities immortalized while at the same time taking in all the sights and smells that Hollywood has to offer. Stray from the main path a little bit and visit a TV show taping, a movie at TCL Chinese Theater or get freaked out at Madame Tussauds wax museum.

 

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Olvera Street

As the oldest street in all of Los Angeles, Olvera Street is a must-see for locals and tourists alike. The street is rich with Hispanic-American history and culture, and that can be seen through the many educational tours, local cart vendors, and longtime restaurants and shops. If you’re in Downtown LA on days like Dia de Los Muertos, be sure to visit and take in all the celebrations have to offer.

 

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The Advantages of Lifestyle Management Services

As the demands of a vigorous work cycle can lead many to fall behind in various aspects of day-to-day life, many companies like Zocha Group have stepped forward to reduce these stresses by way of offering lifestyle management services. While having one personal assistant can be helpful, hiring a full team of experts allows even more access to benefits that can enhance your life.

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Hospitality

Long gone are the days of calling a restaurant yourself to set up a reservation. While online booking platforms can streamline the process, letting us take the reins can lead to perks you’d never receive on your own. Last minute reservations can be hard to come by at in-demand establishments. With active connections to the industry, we can make quality arrangements that seemed to be impossible.

Nightlife can also be a tricky industry to maneuver when you have high expectations for a fun night on the town. Skip the hassle of tracking down the right contact at a venue and let us handle it for you. Before you know it, breezing into a nightclub with your own prime location table becomes the norm, leaving you to enjoy worry-free outings.

 

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Entertainment

We aren’t just limited to reservations, but can also arrange hard to come by tickets for a variety of events. From sports games to live shows, we have the know-how to arrange your perfect night out. Sporting events have box seating and premium tickets that may not be available to you when you reach out on your own. Concerts may advertise a sold out show, but still have a reserve of tickets that only those in their network can access. Zocha Group knows exactly what to do to put you in those seats and allow you to have the time of your life.

 

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Travel

From flights to hotels to transportation, a great deal of planning can go into organizing the perfect travel experience. The number of options available for accommodations is infinite, and it can oftentimes be difficult to narrow down which ones are right for you. With Zocha Group to step in and make recommendations, you’ll never have to worry about being disappointed with your stay. It’s our job to know the best of the best in each aspect of travel—we do the research so that you don’t have to. Instead of spending your time scrolling through endless lists of hotels or flights, we’ll do the groundwork to ensure your expectations are surpassed.

 

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Business

When you’re trying to impress a client or manage accommodations for your staff, it can be hard to create the perfect itinerary that will work for the group. Our lifestyle management services take the burden off of corporate lifestyle arrangements to allow you to focus on work. You may not be aware of available discounts or packages that can help you stay within budget, but someone familiar with the process knows exactly what to look for. Whether it’s a box at the big game, a quiet table for a business dinner, or a hotel conference room for a meeting, we can handle it all with professionalism to make your business trip productive and efficient.

 

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The Top 10 Best Girls Trip Destinations

When you’re in need of a weekend getaway with the girls, deciding on an ideal destination can be quite the task. Whether you’re looking for a sunny beachside stay or a memorable cultural experience, there are cities all across the US that are perfect for bonding with girlfriends in a new environment. Pack your bags for adventure when you visit any of these go-to cities for the perfect girls trip destinations.

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New Orleans

Whether it’s a bachelorette party or just ladies’ day out, New Orleans is known for its exciting culture fit for enjoying with girlfriends. You’ll be channeling the movie Girls Trip by exploring the French Quarter and sipping drinks as you walk along Bourbon Street. Bar hopping and tasting the delicious Cajun restaurants will have your group never wanting to leave.

 

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Los Angeles

The City of Angels may just be perfect for your getaway with perfect weather, nearby beaches, and a bevy of options for entertainment and nightlife. Book a table for bottle service at nightclubs like Warwick, 1OAK or Poppy, or grab drinks at one of the energetic speakeasies scattered throughout the city. Keep your eyes peeled for A-listers in this exciting girls’ trip destination.

 

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Warwick Hollywood

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Nashville

Country music lovers know that Nashville is the place to be. Gather the girls to enjoy this city filled with live music venues and talented local performers. Dine at restaurants serving up classic Southern fare and spend the day shopping for vintage finds at East Nashville boutiques.

 

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Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, but a trip with your closest friends will give you memories that last forever at this classic girls’ trip destination. Stay at one of the impressive hotels along the strip for easy access to the lively landmark. Spend your nights sipping drinks at clubs like XS, Tao and Hyde and your afternoons partying at day clubs like Drais, Encore and Wet Republic.

 

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Austin

It doesn’t have to be South by Southwest Festival season for you and the girls to enjoy a trip to Austin, Texas. The mouth-watering barbecue restaurants will have you feasting on ribs while the Tex Mex spots bring a touch of the south to Mexican fare. From boating and paddle boarding to sipping mimosas and exploring art galleries, the diversity of activities in Austin are sure to keep you entertained.

 

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New York City

The City that Never Sleeps will have you up all night taking in the sights and sounds in this lively location. Join the girls to get tickets to a Broadway show and witness talented actors tell iconic stories on stage. Visit the Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building for a view of the city’s classic landmarks, or head to Avenue, Lavo or Marquee for a nightlife experience to remember.

 

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Sedona

Get in touch with your spiritual self when you take a trip to Sedona, Arizona. Known for its breathtaking rock formations, your environment will be transformed as you take in the beautiful landscape. Whether your group likes hiking, shopping or horseback riding, you’re sure to have a serene experience in this one-of-a-kind destination.

 

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Miami

You’ll get plenty of sand and sun when you visit the bustling beaches of Miami. Stay at the Penthouse at Faena House for a view to remember and get relaxed with massages at one of the city’s many spa destinations. For nightlife, you can’t go wrong with booking a bottle service table at LIV or Hyde Beach for the full Miami experience.

 

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Napa Valley

Wine lovers will never want to leave this destination that promises quality wines and a scenic landscape. You’ll spend your days sipping the variety of whites and reds, and can take advantage of activities like bike riding or even lifting off in a hot air balloon. Napa’s restaurants are also top of the line with fresh ingredients sourced from the rich soils of the region.

 

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Charleston

If your girls trip needs to involve fine dining, Charleston may be the place for you. The culinary scene is full of world-renowned chefs who create Southern-inspired cuisine at the city’s many dining destinations. The scenic neighborhoods with charming architecture will be the cherry on top of your adventure along with fun activities like swimming with dolphins along the shores.

 

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The 8 Best Hiking Spots in Los Angeles

When you think of Los Angeles, you might think of beaches, the near-perfect weather, or the movie industry, but for LA locals, great places to hike would be a part of that list too. With hiking’s rise in popularity as a fun exercise, more and more trails seem to be popping up out of nowhere. Whether you’re an avid hiker who hopes to summit Everest, or looking for a Sunday afternoon stroll, there’s an LA trail for you. Here are some of the best hiking spots in Los Angeles for you to spend your next sunny day out.

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Paradise Falls, Wildwood Park

Skill Level: Amateur – Intermediate

Tucked into Thousands Oaks, you can find the pristine Wildwood Park. Within Wildwood park you can take a 2-mile hike with no pit stops, or a 4.5-mile hike with a few breaks overlooking the beautiful vistas of Stagecoach Bluff. Once you get to Paradise Falls you’ll find a 40 ft. waterfall that offers a great place to rest and take pictures.

 

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Echo Mountain

Skill Level: Intermediate – Expert

This 5-mile round trip trail in Altadena is sure to give you a challenge. Steep switchbacks and little to no shade trees make for a long and demanding hike, but the end result will be worth the struggle. Near the turn around point, there is a landscape of beautiful old ruins that would be perfect for a family lunch or photo moment.

 

Photo: Echo Mountain / Trover – The 8 Best Hiking Spots in Los Angeles

Eaton Canyon

Skill Level: Intermediate

Eaton Canyon is known locally as the hiking spot to be in North Pasadena. A 3-mile round trip and not much elevation change makes for a brisk and easy hike. At the turn around point, you can access the Eaton Canyon lower waterfalls to enjoy the scenery after your workout.

 

Photo: Eaton Canyon / Modern Hiker – The 8 Best Hiking Spots in Los Angeles

Santa Susana Pass

Skill Level: Amateur

This amazing hiking trail located in a historical park in Chatsworth offers a great route along a trail that has been used for hundreds of years by Native Americans and early settlers. Throughout the park, you can find Native artifacts, old broken down stagecoaches, and great views of the valley.

 

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Malibu Creek State Park

Skill Level: Amateur – Expert 

Used as a set for multiple TV shows and movies throughout Hollywood history, Malibu Creek State Park offers a wide variety of hiking and walking trails for hikers of any level. The beautiful and lush landscape makes for a serene setting to reconnect with nature. The park was the site of the revent Woolsey fires but has since been reopened.

 

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Runyon Canyon

Skill Level: Amateur – Intermediate

Known for its see-and-be-seen culture, Runyon’s multiple hiking trails lead all the way through the Hollywood Hills within the 130-acre public park. Animal lovers will appreciate that you can bring your dog here to roam free without a leash. The three trails vary in length so there’s a route for everybody to enjoy. The variety of overlooks and rest areas give you plenty of opportunities to take a break and enjoy the landscape.

 

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Wildwood Canyon

Skill Level: Amateur

This moderately easy 2-mile round trip hike offers great views overlooking the city, multiple dedicated picnic spots, restrooms, and drinking water available throughout the hike. This Burbank trail makes for a photo-worthy spot with amenities to keep you comfortable along your workout.

 

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Mount Baldy

Skill Level: Expert

Mount Baldy is the Everest of LA area, being the highest point in San Bernardino County. No true hiker can stay away from Mount Baldy, as it is a difficult hike but offers incredible, breathtaking views of the valley below. If you’re up for the challenge, Mount Baldy is waiting for you, just make sure you’re prepared for the daring ascent.

 

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