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.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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!
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