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Westside Summer Guide

Santa Monica Pier; The Promenade; and Of Course, the Beach
In between going on the rides and playing the games, visiting the aquarium, or enjoying the food at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Rusty’s Surf Ranch, or Mariasol Cocina Mexicana, the Santa Monica Pier is a great way to spend a day on the beach – and of course the ever-popular Third Street Promenade is close by.

Venice Boardwalk
Venice Beach provides an opportunity to appreciate Los Angeles culture, art and creativity – with a hip twist.

Hollywood Boulevard
From Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to the Walk of Fame to the Kodak Theater, Hollywood Boulevard is full of exciting places to see. Check out the Hollywood sign!

Universal Studios
See the sets of some of your favorite movies, enjoy rides, and attend shows at Universal Studios. Watch out for King Kong!

Melrose Avenue
Melrose Avenue is the perfect place for the hipper among us. Be ready for tattoos and spiky hair.

Disneyland
Perfect for your nieces and nephews from Iowa.

Flea Market
The Fairfax, Rose Bowl and Santa Monica flea markets offer great opportunities to walk around and buy old, vintage items for cheap prices. Rose Bowl flea market is open the second Sunday of every month. Fairfax flea market is open every Sunday. The Santa Monica flea market is open the first and fourth Sunday of every month.

Griffith Observatory
Learn about astronomy and visit the esteemed planetarium at the Griffith Observatory.

LACMA and the Tar Pits
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is known for its wonderful exhibitions and variety of displays. La Brea Tar Pits is one of a kind, exhibiting fossils of dinosaurs and other animals from more than 40,000 years ago.

The Getty
Experience art at its finest at The Getty.

Hollywood Bowl
Some of the best concerts take place under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl.

Olvera Street
Olvera Street provides the opportunity to experience true Mexican art, food and culture.

Petersen Automotive Museum
Displaying a huge variety of old and new cars, the Petersen Automotive Museum also shows the most famous cars that appeared in the movies.

Chinatown
From the food to the trinkets and souvenirs, Chinatown has a lot to offer.

The Grove
Movie theaters, restaurants, and shops of all kind fill The Grove.

Rodeo Drive
Tiffany & Co. and Cartier are just a couple of the numerous ritzy stores that line Rodeo Drive, providing a great window shopping opportunity.

Staples Center
Whether it’s concerts, basketball games, or hockey games, the Staples Center is the home of many exciting events.

Right Here In
Good Old Brentwood
Chicken at the Country Mart. Coffee on San Vicente. Shopping in Brentwood Village. Hiking up in the hills above Sunset. Riding up and down the escalator at Brentwood Gardens. Cruising open houses on Sunday. There’s no place like home!

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