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Free & Fun Summer Activities

As summer approaches and LA continues to reopen, here are some ideas that are worth looking into!


Free Local Events!

With summer quickly approaching, it is time to get out of the house and get the beautiful Californian summer time experience; with no cost of course! Here are some free local events in Los Angeles that you can enjoy with your family.


Rap Up (Hip-Hop ● Uptempo Vibes ● Party Anthems) | Fri, May 21 at 9:00 PM

Get down to 1455 Sunset Boulevard and dance the night away while listening to the most recent fire hip hop tracks !


Made in L.A. 2020: A Version | Apr 17-Aug 1 |The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd

Head down to 10899 Wilshire Blvd and experience beautiful contemporary artwork from LA’s emerging and under-recognized artists. The art is stunning and life flies by when you're rifling through the exhibits entranced by the mesmerizing artwork.


Hikes!

As summer is fast approaching, the weather is getting warmer and being outside starts sounding better. Being outside is good for us because it improves our mental and physical health. The sun is a great provider of Vitamin D but also serotonin, which makes us happy and allows us to keep our mental health in check. The outdoors inspire being active while taking on some cool views. The city of Los Angeles has some of the best mountain hikes! Hiking improves cardiorespiratory fitness, lower risk of blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, and lowers the risk of coronary heart disease. Try these hikes this summer to feel mentally and physically strong (see below)


Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Hike to the top and get 360 degree views of downtown LA to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

- Total distance: 2.3 miles

- Difficulty: moderate

- Cost: FREE


Griffith Observatory

Hike up Griffith mountain and end your hike outside the Griffith Observatory! Here you can get awesome pics of the biggest telescope in LA and the city!

- Total distance: 2 miles

- Difficulty: easy

- Cost: FREE


Tourist Destinations!

No LA experience is complete without a trip to these one-of-a-kind destinations! Come entertain your creative side by visiting the provoking art installations and inspiring scenery at these amazing city spots.


The Getty Villa Museum

Take a walk through history with the Getty Villa Museum’s Greek and Roman antique exhibits, idyllic gardens, and calm oceanside view. Immerse yourself fully in the museum’s unique recreation of a Roman country home and explore 4,000 years worth of art and artifacts! Reserve your entry time online at www.getty.edu.

Hours: Daily 10am-5pm, closed Tuesdays | Admission: FREE with reservation


LACMA

With an ever-changing host of exhibitions, no visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the same as another. Come experience art all the way from ancient times to present day in a single walk through this museum! Plan your visit and purchase tickets at www.lacma.org.

Hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri 11am-8pm, Sat/Sun 10am-7pm | Admission: Tickets available online.


Farmer's Markets!

Whether you're looking for fresh, local produce, artisan crafts, or unique gifts, a trip to the farmer's markets will always leave you satisfied.


Westwood Village Farmer's Market

Head down to the Westwood Village Farmer's Market that takes place on 1036 Broxton Ave in west LA. Every Thursday from 12-5pm, a variety of local vendors gather to sell produce, food, clothing, and more! Free parking is available in the Broxton Avenue Structure!


West LA Farmer's Market

The West LA Farmer's Market is another great place to stop by! Located on 1633 Purdue Ave in west LA, local vendors offer produce, foods, and gifts every Sunday from 9am-2pm. There will also occasionally be live music and kids crafts! Free parking is available!




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