LOS ANGELES (KABC) --It's the best time of the year in Los Angeles! From shopping and eating to water rockets and mummies, and even a little road trip. Whether you want to soak up the sun or beat the heat, we've got your summer guide for fun in and around L.A.
HOLLYWOOD FARMERS MARKET
The Hollywood Farmers Market celebrates its 25th this summer. From fresh seafood to vibrant citrus, they have about 170 vendors every week. http://www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.net/
Flying high above the water in Newport Beach will put you in total superhero mode. Soar into summer with the help of Jetpack America. Yes, the future is here. If you prefer to be in the water instead of above it, try power snorkeling along the ocean floor. http://www.jetpackamerica.com/
If you want to go full-on "Flipper" this summer, then you gotta try power snorkeling. On Diving Catalina tours, you get to use handheld propellers to explore more under the sea.
No need to fight L.A. traffic this summer to get to the beach for your seafood fix. You can get your delicious lobster in the middle of Chinatown at Lobsta Shack. There's nothing like a fresh lobster roll with genuine east coast flavors on a hot summer day. http://www.lobstashack.com/
DICKEY'S BARBECUE PIT
What's summertime without good barbeque? And we're not talking about grilling, we're talkin' true, low and slow barbecue at Dickey's Barbecue Pit. The famous brisket is seasoned with sugar and garlic, then cooked to perfection for 14 hours! With over 100 locations in California alone, deals for kids, and free soft serve ice cream, Dickey's is the perfect place for a yummy summer treat. https://www.dickeys.com/
MASTRO'S OCEAN CLUB
Wedged between the ocean and Pacific Coast Highway, you will be wowed by Mastro's. And if you like what you see out the window, you'll love what you see on their menu. Besides fresh seafood and delicious steaks, you got to try their signature warm butter cake. Yum!
The California Strawberry festival in Ventura County is a two-day celebration serving up fresh and delicious strawberries in every way imaginable, from strawberry shortcake to strawberry beer. Live Entertainment, pie eating contests, and strawberry land rides make it mouthwatering summer fun for the whole family. This year, the annual event is happening on May 21 & 22, 2016.
CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER, IMAX
Cool off at the California Science Center this summer as they welcome the space shuttle Endeavour's external tank donated by NASA. This summer, they're also premiering the stunning "National Parks Adventure" IMAX movie. Made in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks System, this film gives you a never-before-seen look at the beauty of our National Parks.
Behind the scenes extras and more about National Parks Adventure:
BOWERS MUSEUM, MUMMIES OF THE WORLD EXHIBIT
For a brand new look at the ancient world of mummies, you have to see "Mummies of the World" at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, now through Sept. 5. There are traditional mummies from ancient Egypt, then there mummies from Germany, Hungary, and Peru, and even an American who was mummified using Egyptian techniques in 1994. https://www.bowers.org/
You could win a private tour for four of "Mummies of the World" and a gift card for lunch at Tangata, the restaurant at Bowers Museum. Secondary prizes include family four-packs. Go to https://www.facebook.com/EyeOnLA to enter to win. Sweepstakes ends May 15, 2016.
If there's one thing we can count on every summer, it's that Legoland will be opening some cool new attractions. We got a behind-the-scenes peek at the resort's newest attraction, Ninjago World, featuring Ninjago the Ride, where you're basically using your own hands to defeat the bad guys. Oh, and you can't miss "The Lego Movie 4D A New Adventure" while you're there.
For a summer road trip, head out to Lake Havasu, Arizona. Fulfill your need for speed and beat the summer heat cruising the lake in a speed boat or on a jet ski. Lake Havasu is also the perfect place to slow your roll. Kayak around the lake or go for a hike to take in the breathtaking terrain and amazing wildlife. There's so much to do in Lake Havasu! http://www.golakehavasu.com/
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