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Just in time for Summer 2021, California has officially reopened. It’s been an intense time and many Californians (yours truly included) are eager to have fun and explore. Additionally, Los Angeles tourism is slowly but surely emerging again, so whether you’re an LA local or just visiting, I’ll share with you the best ways to spend your summer in LA LA Land. These LA travel recommendations include off-the-beaten-path ideas and some LA staples that you may haven’t thought of.
1. Visit the Getty Villa Museum
You may not associate Los Angeles with Rome or Greece, but you can escape to these places right in the City of Angeles. Okay, well sort of! The Getty Villa Museum, located right off the Pacific Highway just north of Santa Monica is reminiscent of the architecture and aesthetic you can find in those European destinations. It’s also one of the most popular museums in the LA area with both indoor and outdoor areas. While the artifacts are fascinating for those who enjoy history, the venue itself is a work of art. Tickets are free, but you have to pay $20 for parking. Because the Villa Museum is so popular, it can be tricky to book. They are open daily from 10am-5pm except for Tuesdays. You have to book a reservation in advance and your tickets will be emailed to you. Getting in on a weekend can be difficult, so if you’re able to, try and book a time slot during the week instead.
2. Catch a Dodgers Game
Baseball is back, and here’s your chance to see the World Series champs (humble brag) in their home stadium. Dodgers Stadium overlooks Elysian Park on the East side of Los Angeles City, which means it also has some incredible views. Of course, ticket prices are dependent upon multiple factors such as where you sit, but you can definitely find some budget-friendly deals. Just don’t forget to order yourself a Dodger Dog while you’re there!
3. Go Paddle Boarding
Here’s a way to enjoy the water, get active, and explore at the same time. LA’s coastal neighborhoods such as Long Beach and Marina del Rey offer paddle boarding that you should definitely consider taking advantage of. Long Beach is my personal recommendation. Once you’re on the board, paddle your way around waterfront homes and boats as you navigate the canals.
4. Hit the Beach
Of course, no trip to Los Angeles – or California for that matter – is complete without a visit to the beach. Santa Monica is a great option because you have the beach, a paved trail to go biking or roller blading, the famous pier, and shops at the 3rd St. Promenade all right there. Other great beach spots include Will Rogers State Beach and Malibu. If you’re looking for a day trip from LA, the beaches in Orange County are even better! Huntington Beach is where you’ll catch plenty of surfers, while Laguna Beach has a great local town to explore in addition to a pretty beach area.
About the author
Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and comedian who has been featured on Amazon, truTV, The New York Times, Matador Network, BUST Magazine, Sleep Advisor, Tiplr, ARTRPRNR Magazine, YourTango, Thought Catalog, GoMad Nomad, Mashable, The Daily Mail UK, the Cannes Film Festival, LaughFest, Women's Lifestyle Magazine, and the Funny Women Festival LA. For more info visit: http://www.jillzwarensteyn.weebly.com