There are two places I've gone over the past couple years around this time of year in Los Angeles. The first one is at the Autry Museum and the other one is a visit to Olvera Street. The vendors in this LA landmark is the place to get Dia De Los Muertos stuff -- from postcards to calaveras. This year, I took a detour to visit the oldest house in LA, the Avila Adobe house, built in 1818 by the city's first mayor, Don Francisco Avila. The most noticeable feature is how much cooler it is inside the house given the outside temperatures hovering in the mid 70s. The museum is free and can be explored in less than 30 minutes -- giving me plenty of time to go inside just about every store to browse.