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Historic Core tour

523 W. 6th St., Ste. 826, Los Angeles, CA, 90014


For architecture lovers the Los Angeles Conservancy’s “Historic Core tour” is a Saturday must…

Website: http://laconservancy.org/

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Hollywood Bowl

2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90068

(323) 850-2000

The Hollywood Bowl is one of the largest natural outdoor amphitheaters in the world. From its very first season performance in 1922, it has been a renowned Southern Californian locale where Angelenos have gathered to picnic and enjoy music…

Website: http://hollywoodbowl.com


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Hollywood United Methodist Church

6817 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90068


We like the idea of stress-free shuttle service the Bowl provides from Chatsworth and Rowland Heights and Lakewood but hate to give up the freedom our chariot affords us…

Website: http://hollywoodumc.org/

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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.

Website: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov


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Pacific Park

380 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA, 90401


Perched above the waves since 1916, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier provides for almost any breakup reaction.

Website: http://www.pacpark.com

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Pacific Park

380 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA, 90405


Splendid seaside pleasure parks once dotted Los Angeles County. The sole remaining site, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, is a time-warp combination…

Website: http://www.pacpark.com/

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Paramount Iceland

8041 Jackson St., Los Angeles, CA, 90723


Most skating rinks resemble glorified Quonset huts. Their carpets are sliced up, their decor dated, their snack bars uninspired…

Website: http://www.paramounticeland.com

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Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy., Los Angeles, CA, 90802

(877) 342-0738

For a celebration with grandeur, board onetime troopship and former luxury liner the Queen Mary…

Website: http://queenmary.com

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Six Flags Magic Mountain’s

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Los Angeles, CA, 91355


Getting strapped into seats that dangle off the sides of a track, not on it or below it, was harrowing enough. But what we didn’t realize as we ascended, backward…

Website: http://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/index.aspx

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Tour du Jour

9663 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 680, Los Angeles, CA, 90210


The five-year-old company will sweep them away in a Jaguar Vanden Plas, Cadillac Escalade, or perhaps, if they’re the sort who enjoy being more than a little conspicuous, a blindingly white 1992 Cadillac limousine with blue velour interior…

Website: http://tourdujour.net/

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Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA, 93021


Urban kids can wander around vegetable patches at Underwood Family Farms. During the fall harvest festival, they can ride a buckboard pulled by a 1950 John Deere tractor.

Website: http://underwoodfamilyfarms.com

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Wattles Farm Organic Community Garden

1714 N Curson Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90046


Right off Hollywood Boulevard is the members-only Wattles Farm Organic Community Garden, 4.2 manicured acres of historic avocado groves, rose gardens, compost piles, and 172 privately tended plots

Website: http://www.wattlesfarm.com

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