Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In Los Angeles

Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In Los Angeles

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Got a few hours of free time? Here are the best places to spend an afternoon exploring Los Angeles.

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    A favorite local spot for all of the hikers. Not only is it great exercise, but it’s also a gorgeous view. You can bring your dog here as well. - Jill -- Showtime Network via Foursquare
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    I think I just found my new favorite hangout spot. Drinks are all named after video game characters, my fav so far is the Zangief vodka drink (get it?), sweet beers on tap too. Bring your quarters! -- Tony via Foursquare
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    In the Santa Monica Mountains, the Getty Center has a collection of European art and views of the Los Angeles basin. -- USA TODAY via Foursquare
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    You'll likely drive down the world's most famous boulevard before walking it. The Blvd has been home to many car chases, including the famous sequence in Lethal Weapon in which a bus does a 180. -- Audi via Foursquare
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    Grab your hiking boots and make your way from the Los Angeles Zoo to the Griffith Observatory, made famous by “Rebel Without a Cause.” Stop at Trails Café for lunch. -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    A mixture of muddy CGI and a moving car that shuttles from screen to screen with no discernible narrative. Practical effects fill us with awe; computer projections take the magic out of the illusion. -- Andy White via Foursquare
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    Started as a clutch of artworks housed beside oil magnate J.P. Getty’s home but has morphed into one of the finest collections of ancient pieces. Each adult may bring up to 3 children on their ticket -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Some hikes get close to the Hollywood sign, and the views from the Observatory are unparalleled. There’s something for everyone– entertain a grumpy 10-year old or woo a date with a romantic stroll. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Angel City Brewing's French Sip beer contains a bevy of uncommon brewing ingredients — including rosemary, peppercorns & umami-rich seaweed — to capture the savory essence of the French dip sandwich. -- Los Angeles Times via Foursquare
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    Better drop than Splash Mountain, and wetter if you're in the front at the sides. -- Grant Simmons via Foursquare
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    Wash down your bacon/pork/pancetta meatballs in a bacon/tomato sauce with a Festivus Cinnamon Bitter, the beer for the rest of us. -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    Just because it's free admission doesn't mean you can let your kids run around like savages, banging all the buttons, and ruining everyone else's experience. Take the opportunity to teach & learn! -- Christi Sotomayor via Foursquare
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