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Pilates Studio City

11650 Riverside Fr., Los Angeles, CA, 91602

Beginner-friendly sessions are led by hands-on teachers who offer guidance while classic rock keeps time.

Website: http://www.pilatesstudiocity.com

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Round 1

1600 S. Azusa Ave., Ste. 285, Los Angeles, CA, 91748

This well-kept, noise-filled neon arcade puts even the most tricked-out rumpus room to shame.

Website: http://www.round1usa.com

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Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park

17550 Victory Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91316

Though it’s not the most picturesque canine play area, Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park is the most user friendly.

Website: http://www.laparks.org

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Spruce Grove Trail Camp

Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles, CA, 93550

The woodsy ascent presents waterfall views; once you reach the camp you’re treated to a placid streamside location, fire pits, and picnic tables.

Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov

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Verdugo Bar

3408 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA, 90065

323-257-3408

A deserted strip of Glassell Park studded with parked RVs is an unlikely place to find the city’s microbrew mecca.

Website: http://verdugobar.com/

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Vermont Canyon Road

2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Head to Griffith Park about an hour before sunset, and take the unmarked trail that starts right off Vermont Canyon Road (it’s about 100 yards south of the Greek Theatre).

Website: http://www.griffithobservatory.org

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Wagville

2400 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90065

The Glassell Park facility is well maintained, staffed by serious dog lovers, and offers competitive pricing: $25 for half days, $35 for full (cage-free boarding is also available).

Website: http://www.wagville.com

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