Here are just a few suggetions of fun activities while you are in LA.

  1. Getty Museum
  2. Kayak
  3. Rent Boat in MDR
  4. Hike
    • Malibu
    • Santa Monica Mountains
    • Hike Angeles Crest
  5. Disney ESPN Zone
  6. Rent segways
  7. Go on a studio tour
  8. Dodger Game
  9. See a play
  10. Tour the Jet Propulsion Lab
  11. Bike ride/roller blade down Venice the beach
    South Bicycle Tour
  12. House of Blues Gospel Brunch
  13. Laguna Beach, Walk around shop, eat, drink.
  14. Rodeo Drive...Can't really shop here, but fun to look at.
    Happy Hour McCormicks & Schmick's Fish House serves $1.95 hamburgers.
  15. Price is Right, The Tonight Show or many other TV game shows, tickets are usually free
  16. Farmers market (the one at 4rd and Fairfax) Great food live music and the Grove Mall next door
  17. Outdoor Farmers Market
    This is a great place to people and check out the local harvest.
  18. Rose bowl flea market
  19. Hollywood Bowl

    Great outdoor music venue, mostly classical music is played. You can bring a picnic and wine. There are many buses to get there so you don't have to deal with parking.

    Recommendation: Just buy the cheap seats for 5 bucks.

  20. Rent boat sees seals
  21. Jewelry mart Discount Jewelry Downtown
  22. China Town (Downtown)
  23. Drive the Mountains of Angeles crest to end
  24. Helicopter tour
  25. Marina Del Rey: Shuttle a boat around the marina.
  26. Free concert in the Burton Chase Park
  27. Summer: Tuesday Night Movie on Santa Monica Pier
  28. Outdoor screenings at Forever Hollywood Cemetery

    About 2 times a month the Hollywood Forever Cemetery has screenings of classic films and sometimes just older obscure films. It's $10 to get in and you can bring your own food and drinks (including alcohol). It is hled outdoors and projected on the side of a building just East of the tombstones.


    Air tour by blimp. Locations: Long Beach Airport, Camarillo Airport and San Bernardino Airports 888-862-3767

  30. Scenic Drives

    Recommendation: Drive the coast to Malibu and have clam chowder at the biker stop on PCH

  31. Biplane Rides

    Fly in a beautifully restored 1943 Stearman open-cockpit biplane from Long Beach Airport

  32. Pasadena is a great old city to walk around and have lunch after either of the below:
  33. Santa Barbara

    Recommendation: Take the 101 to the 154 at Santa Barbara and follow to the cute little town of Los Olivos. They have tasting rooms and cute lunch places. Then after wine tasting drive up to the 101 and follow it back to Santa Barbara for a stroll on the beach and a nice seafood dinner and drive home.

  34. Pizzicotto Yummy Italian
    11758 San Vicente Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-5010
    Phone: (310) 442-7188
    $$$$ ($21 to $30)
  35. If you like Hi Tea there are some great tearooms in Bev. Hills and at the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena or Marina Del ray. The Peninsula Hotel is the best.
  36. On 3rd street (near Who's on Third, across from Doughboys) there is a good cheap Manicure Pedicure place and a wonderful bookstore dedicated to cook books next door.
  37. Los Angeles Flower District
    766 Wall Street
    Non-Trade (PUBLIC)
    Mon, Wed & Fri 8am to 12 noon
  38. El Capitan Theatre: Disney's flagship theatre where a lot of premieres are held. There is a live stage show before each movie.
    6838 Hollywood Bld.
    Hollywood, CA
  39. The Staples Center: Catch a Lakers, Clippers, or Kings game.
  40. Art Museums