As summer approaches, I'm once again planning a week spent doing things close to home. Another "staycation" if you will. There is so much to do around Los Angeles; It's shameful that I haven't seen and experienced much of the history just a few short miles from my own neighborhood. I compiled a list of my top ten options, and there are a few I've visited many moons ago. Although there are so many more things I want to do and see, I narrowed it down to these ten. I would love to hear about places you would recommend!
malibu wines-tasting room with wonderful outdoor space for events an picnics.
underwood family farms-an actual working farm with a bit of amusement park thrown in. Sounds like a fun place to take city kids.
walt disney concert hall- you can take tours of this breathtakingly beautiful building designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, and of course hear wonderful music.
griffith observatory-a historic sight that is at the heart of LA. Watch the planetarium shows, visit the park, and experience the best views in LA.
downtown artwalk-a monthly tour of L.A. galleries. Next one is June 13th. Would be a great opportunity to eat at some fab downtown restaurants as well.
san pedro artwalk-first Thursday of the month. Visit galleries in downtown San Pedro.
hidden (secret) los angeles staircases-I had no idea that back before LA was a city of cars, staircases led pedestrians through neighborhoods and shortcuts to trolley cars.
flight path museum-right at the LAX airport. A great history lesson about how commercial flying used to be, as well as all things aeronautical.
peterson auto museum-this one is for my husband. He's been wanting to go and supposedly it's a beautiful well curated museum full of the history of the automobile!
schindler house-R.M. Schindler worked with Frank Lloyd Wright before creating Schindler house as a model for an open floor plan and cooperative living space.