Tuesday, May 6, 2014

50 Things to do in L.A.

I've lived in L.A. for some time now and am constantly feeling like I should be out exploring the city.  When I first moved to Los Angeles, I bought all the tour books and went on adventures every weekend.   Within a week of arriving I found Central Casting and was on the set of a studio movie the next day.  #31 DONE.  As the months and years have passed I have gotten complacent about my new city, but am still able to cross off several.  This list gives me a renewed vigor.  I'm hoping to find new food and drink along the way.
  1. Stroll the Venice Canals
  2. Catch the Maltese Falcon at Hollywood Forever
  3. Spot a Celebrity
  4. Go Noir at Union Station
  5. Compete on The Price Is Right 
  6. Explore the Museum of Jurassic Technology
  7. Visit the Getty Villa
  8. Croon with Marty and Elayne at the Dresden
  9. Check Out the Central Library 
  10. Nosh on a Corned Beef Sandwich at Canter’s 
  11. Build a Bonfire at Dockweiler State Beach
  12. Pick Up Fresh Morels from Clearwater Farms
  13. Tour the Stahl House
  14. Ride CicLAvia
  15. Go West to the Autry National Center
  16. See How the Other Half Lived at Greystone Mansion
  17. Hunt Down Replicants at the Bradbury Building
  18. Imbibe on a DTLA Wine Tour
  19. Hike Runyon Canyon
  20. Order a Pink’s Hot Dog
  21. Break the Waves at Dawn
  22. Get Close to the Mars Rover
  23. Learn Improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade
  24. Power-Lunch at the Ivy
  25. Decorate a Rose Parade Float
  26. Sail the Santa Monica Bay
  27. Book Face Time with the Mayor
  28. Have Tea at the Huntington
  29. Hit Boyle Heights for Tamales
  30. Make a Pilgrimage to the Hollywood Sign
  31. Audition to Be an Extra
  32. Bird-watch in Brentwood
  33. Gaze at Downtown from City Hall
  34. Sleep Under the Stars 
  35. Walk from East to West
  36. Head to the San Gabriel Valley for Szechuan
  37. Wake Up and Smell the Flower Market
  38. Seek Out a Natural Stream in North Atwater Park
  39. Roller Boogie in Glendale
  40. Snorkel off Catalina
  41. Live It Up in a Chateau Marmont Bungalow
  42. Surf and Ski in a Single Day
  43. Indulge in a Kaiseki Dinner at Urasawa
  44. Find a Way into Disneyland’s Club 33
  45. Take a Road Trip from the Film Drive
  46. Hover Above L.A. in a Helicopter
  47. Discover a Secret Garden
  48. Watch the Dodgers from Home Plate
  49. Buy a Box at the Hollywood Bowl
  50. Spend an Evening at the Magic Castle
Now lets get going on this list.
Stay hungry/thirsty my friend!

List courtesy of L.A. Magazine!