SANTA MONICA PLACE
Shop with a sea breeze, enjoy happy hour at sunset or dinner under the stars. Located in the heart of SaMo, Santa Monica Place is a contemporary mix of stores, and visionary restaurants with an artisanal Market.
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401
MALIBU CAFE AT CALAMIGOS RANCH
If you're looking for a great outdoor dining spot to spend a summer day, take a ride up the canyon roads in Malibu wine country and discover one of L.A.'s best kept secrets. The Malibu Cafe is a scenic mountain oasis where you can get-away for a romantic dinner or a family- and pooch-friendly outdoor brunch.
For reservations: (818) 540-2400
Using fresh fruits and herbs from the local farmers markets Pazzo Gelato in Silver Lake, Echo Park and DTLA has created new flavor combinations like Buttered Brown Sugar with Bacon, and Avocado with Cayenne Pepper and Butternut Squash, as well as decadent flavors like Sea Salt Caramel, and Amaretto infused with Disaronno!
THE STANDARD BIERGARTEN
Summer and beer just go hand in hand. Throw in an Octoberfest vibe on one of the coolest rooftops in L.A. and you've got The Biergarten at The Standard Hotel in Downtown L.A.
THE STANDARD HOTEL
550 South Flower (at Sixth Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90007
LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT
Legoland California Resort is the ultimate summertime destination featuring Legoland Park, Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland Water Park, and the Legoland Hotel. The newest attractions include the Lego Movie exhibit featuring the entire, actual set from the film; the Jelly Fish exhibit at Sea Life Aquarium, and come Memorial Day weekend, The Legends of Chima water park.
One Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
L.A. CONSERVANCY WALKING TOURS
The Conservancy's Walking Tour Program explores the history and heart of our amazing city through the interpretation of L.A.'s unique architectural resources.
Join the L.A. Conservancy for another season of classic films in historic theatres! Tickets for their summer series "Last Remaining Seats" are on sale now! Click here for films and theatres: www.laconservancy.org/events-tours/last-remaining-seats
ANNENBERG BEACH HOUSE
The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public facility located on 5 acres of oceanfront property. The Beach House combines elements of the historic Marion Davies Estate with new amenities to create a truly unique community destination that's open to all, no membership required, with spectacular views, splash pad, children's play area, gallery, and the historic pool.
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402
For summer pool schedule, events and admission fees visit: www.annenbergbeachhouse.com
626 NIGHT MARKETS
The 626 Night Markets draw inspiration from the night bazaars of Asia where hundreds mingle with local merchants for a night of shopping, eating and entertainment. The Night Market returns with more summertime events from May through September, including the OC Night Market in Costa Mesa, DTLA Market in downtown L.A. and the original 626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.
PICNICKING AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
If you haven't dined al fresco at the Bowl while enjoying music under the stars, you're just not living! Pack a picnic basket, kick back and enjoy! Or check out the extensive wine list, craft beer, and cocktails at their new Wine Bar!
301 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
For summer pool schedule, events and admission fees visit: www.hollywoodbowl.com
"SATURDAYS OFF THE 405" AT THE GETTY CENTER
Revel in the evening views of the city while taking in cool performances by impressive bands and DJs. The Getty's cafes and courtyard carts offer many options for food and drinks. And here's an insider traffic tip: Go early to visit the galleries, or stroll the gardens then take in the sunset from the top of the hill before settling into enjoy the entertainment!
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
CINESPIA MOVIES AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY
Right in the heart of Tinseltown, you can enjoy an open air-theater at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery which hosts outdoor movies as part of the popular "Cinespia" film screenings during the Summer. For tickets, movie calendar and information on all venues, go to: www.cinespia.org/
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
ELECTRIC DUSK DRIVE-IN
On those warm Summer nights, how about a movie al-fresco. The Electric Dusk Drive-in right in Downtown L.A. gives you a classic movie experience with a modern twist.
1000 San Julian Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(Entrance is located on 11th Street, between San Pedro & San Julian)
VENTURA COUNTY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Spend a great night out viewing planets and stars up close from several observatories in town, including one of L.A.'s newest at Moorpark College. The Ventura County Astronomical Society is a public club open to all and their "Star Parties" are a definite must do for a cool evening out!
FLOWER FIELDS OF CARLSBAD
The vivid Ranunculus flowers have been growing on the 55 acre, magical hillsides of Carlsbad for decades. Today Flower Fields of Carlsbad is the premiere cut flower producer of Ranunculus in the United States. Their visiting season begins on March 1 and only runs through Mother's Day. A stunning place filled with fun, wholesome activities for the whole family, and some of the best picture taking in the world!
5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008
ENDEAVOUR EXHIBIT AT THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER
This summer, get up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle at the California Science Center, to learn tons of fun and fascinating facts about space travel.
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
ECHO PARK LAKE PEDAL BOATS
Echo Park has another perfect way to spend a Summer afternoon. Soak in the sun on a date or with the family while pedal boating on the newly renovated Echo Park Lake. One-hour rental fees are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids and teens under 17 years old.
751 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
PACIFIC BLUE AIR
For the most unique way to take in the scenic views of L.A., take a flight lesson with Pacific Blue Air in their state-of-the-art Revo Evolution aircraft! A 30-minute flight starts at $165. You can even take in the majestic lights of L.A. at night. After your lesson, you receive a signed flight certificate that will allow you to credit your total flight time toward a pilot license should you decide to continue your training.
Jack Northrop Municipal Airport
12101 Crenshaw Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
[Original air date: April 19, 2014]