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Eye on LA: Summer guide 2014 features food, fun

Eye on L.A. host Tina Malave
April 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Eye on L.A.'s Tina Malave brings you the annual Summer Guide featuring exciting and unique food and fun! See which places made the list:

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
(310) 260-8300
www.santamonicaplace.com

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
www.themalibucafe.com

PAZZO GELATO
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!

www.pazzogelato.net

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
www.standardhotels.com

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
(818) 347-0551
www.california.legoland.com

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.

www.laconservancy.org

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
(310) 458-4904
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.

www.626nightmarket.com

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
(323) 850-2000
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
(310) 440-7300
www.getty.edu

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
(323) 660-8466
www.filmradar.com

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)
(818) 653-8591
www.electricduskdrivein.com

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!

www.vcas.org

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
(760) 431-0352
www.theflowerfields.com

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
(323) 724-3623
www.californiasciencecenter.org

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
(213) 847-0929
www.laparks.org

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
(310) 570-9390
www.pacificblueairla.com

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[Original air date: April 19, 2014]


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