Summer Lovin’: Five Things to do in Los Angeles Before Summer Ends

Los Angeles is a city that is spread out and sprawling with a mix of small and large diverse communities. There are so many cool things to do in L.A., trying to fit them into one summer can be a daunting task. Here are five summer events in Los Angeles 2014  to explore  before the sun finally sets on the summer.

Culture Club

Urban Lights outside of LACMA. Photo by Jeff Game

Urban Lights outside of LACMA. Photo by Jeff Game

Los Angeles is not immediately recognized for traditional art culture, however the Los Angels County Museum of Art (LACMA) is always trying to stay on the edge of something different and classic. Located just outside of the LACMA main entrance you’ll find Chris Burden’s Urban Lights, an illuminated display not to be missed.

What’s SUP!

We all set goals for the summer. For me, it was to learn stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). Instead of hitting the big waves of Malibu or Santa Monica, the calmer waters of Marina Del Rey is the way to go. The folks at SUP Pro Shop give you expert lessons, make you look like a pro and may help to change your life.

Celluloid Heroes

LA is a movie town and what better way to catch a flick than with some great music and awesome food. One of the coolest ways to see some modern-day cinematic classics is at Eat|See|Hear, an outdoor movie experience like no other in LA. “Eat|See|Hear brings the best parts of summer well into September with our outdoor movies, which are all dog friendly, in front of a 52-foot screen,” says one of the producers of Eat|See|Hear, Sharon Sperber. “There is food from the best local trucks and live music from LA’s up and coming indie scene every Saturday night throughout the city.”

Dodger Town

What is more American than catching a ball game on a warm summer night? The Magic Johnson-owned Los Angeles Dodgers are red hot this season and battling for first place with the orange and black team from the north. Dodger Stadium is one of the coolest settings in all of baseball, with the lush green hills and palm trees surrounding Chavez Ravine. Baseball, beer and Dodgerdogs, enough said – that’s ‘Emucican!

Meat Good

One great American way to go take summer out with a bang is to grill up some meat. Why not break from the traditional simple BBQ and get specialty meat from a butcher shop?  Lindy and Grundy, located on Fairfax, offers made to order burgers such as ground beef and bacon stuffed burgers with aged cheddar cheese. Mmmm, meat good!

 

Photo credit: Jeff Game ©2014

Jeff Game

Jeff Game

Jeff Game is a freelance travel writer and photojournalist based in Los Angeles who is always on the hunt for a new story to tell through a unique angle. Check out more at www.jeffgame.com.
Jeff Game

Author: Jeff Game

Jeff Game is a freelance travel writer and photojournalist based in Los Angeles who is always on the hunt for a new story to tell through a unique angle. Check out more at www.jeffgame.com.

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