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A Club Called Rhonda

3040 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

It’s all about dance-floor desegregation, with legendary DJs and about-to-blow-up acts attracting a diverse crowd.

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Altadena Golf Course

1456 E. Mendocino St., Los Angeles, CA, 91001

626-797-3821

Altadena Golf Course has you teeing off on a putting green of natural grass that’s been recently upgraded along with the café, cocktail lounge, and shop.

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Boone Children’s Gallery

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

While grown-ups stroll through LACMA’s galleries and clink glasses at the free outdoor concerts, kids can make their own art at the museum’s Boone Children’s Gallery.

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Carroll Avenue

Carroll Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90026

Boasting the city’s highest concentration of Queen Anne and Eastlake-style Victorian homes from the late 19th century, Carroll Avenue in Angelino Heights is a gabled architectural oasis.

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Casey’s Irish Pub

613 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90014

Kind on your wallet, the quiz at Casey’s Irish Pub takes place every Monday during happy hour.

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Chamber Music in Historic Sites

., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

How civilized: classical music in an intimate setting followed by discussions with the musicians and a repast.

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Equinox

10220 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90067

310-286-2900

The Equinox fitness club in Century City offers several versions of aquatherapy, the spa staple of indulgent soaks in deep tubs.

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Greystone Park

905 Loma Vista Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

The 1920s former mansion of the oil-rich Doheny family oozes opulence, as do the grounds.

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Healing Hands Wellness Center

414 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90004

Just one block north of Larchmont Village’s cafés and boutiques is Healing Hands Wellness Center, an unadorned refuge where the cost-conscious can shed the weight of the world—at least temporarily.

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Heartbeat House

3141 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039

Many instructors around town focus on the sensuous choreography of Bollywood dance, but you’re interested in getting in shape, not appearing in a musical (or are you?).

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Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

The turquoise pool at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza isn’t open to the public, but it is to guests of the Spa at Equinox.

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Irish Times

3267 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90034

310-559-9648

On Tuesdays regulars gather at Irish Times to stage a battle between inebriation and intellect.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4800 Oak Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 91109

For a rare peek into a fully functioning space center complete with bona fide rocket scientists, no spot has more gravitational pull than the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

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KidsPark

9056 Tampa Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91324

When last-minute appointments or ailing baby–sitters disrupt your plans, KidsPark, in Northridge, is a blessing.

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Lacy Park

1485 Virginia Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 91108

A good picnic must have certain basics: a wicker basket, cute edibles in mason jars, and booze disguised as an innocuous libation. Lacy Park in San Marino has all this in spades.

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Lesley Logan Pilates

2076 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Classes are popular with rush hour-averse commuters who’d rather
strengthen their bodies than risk road rage.

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Los Angeles Central Library

630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90731

213-228-7000

Want to know how Angelenos prepared a chicken dinner in 1881? Dig into the culinary collection at the Los Angeles Central Library.

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Modo Yoga LA

340 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

When you’re dripping with sweat as you strain to entwine your calves in the eagle pose, you’ll be thankful that Moksha Yoga LA serves a dose of mindfulness with your workout.

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