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Historic Core tour

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

213-623-2489

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

323-874-2104

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

310-260-8744

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

310-260-8744

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

562-633-1171

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

661-255-4100

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., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

310-659-2929

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

805-529-3690

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

323-663-7441

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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