LOS ANGELES : HOT SPOTS TO HANG
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Los Angeles 2010, 320 days of sunshine, the temperature is 75 degrees on average each and every day, you finished work or school, done all your errands and have a b s o l u t e l y nothing else to do YOU JUST WANT TO BE OUTSIDE, BE LAZY AND H A N G

SPACE 1520 HOLLYWOOD
Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood is probably one of the hippest streets in all of Los Angeles. As much fun as it is to spent some time at the various restaurants and bars, with the 1520 Space you can also enjoy free "open air" movies, shows and people watching of course
For up to date happenings, check there website @
http://www.space1520.com/

L.A.LIVE
Why build a $1Billion "new" center of Downtown L.A. when you have the "real" Downtown L.A. along Broadway right there. Development in this city drives my crazy sometimes...well, it is here now for you to enjoy. Plenty of bars, bowling alley, Staples Center, Nokia and Movietheaters are all there. So I guess, you can "hang" here if you choose to do so...

THE GETTY VILLA - MALIBU
The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, but you are really coming here for the gardens and architecture as this is a page about hanging out, not educating. lol! It's a peaceful place, stunning to say the least. You need to plan ahead though and make reservations for tickets, which are free. You can do so online at
http://www.getty.edu/visit/

VENICE BEACH BASKETBALL COURTS
Just sit on the bench, watch the fights, the drama, the love!

GRIFFITH PARK
The biggest city owned park in the world, hang with the tourists at the Observatory, the "gay"brothers at the bottom parking lot, join mexican families BBQ's, watch the police squat try to catch people having sex, go to the Zoo, Gene Autrey Western Heritage Museum(really cool museum)or sit in your car for people to come up for uncoventional, but recreational adventures!

Elysian Park
1880 Academy Dr. Los Angeles(By Dodger Stadium)
Elysian Park was set aside for public use when Los Angeles was founded in 1781. The second largest city park in LA. 600-acre Elysian retains much of its natural chaparral, a landscape crisscrossed with hiking trails. At the central picnic area are bbq pits, a small man-made lake, and children's play area.
This park is also (in)famous for a lot of mano on mano cruising

DODGER STADIUM
Summertime = Baseballtime. Dodger Stadium is a true L.A.Landmark and with tickets starting as low as $6, this is deffinatly a affordable choice for a lazy afternoon. Or spent some extra $$$, $35 to be exact and get a ticket that includes unlimited food and drinks(sorry, beer not included).

METRO GOLD LINE
Take the Metro Gold Train from Union Station to Pasadena, the ride will take you thru beautiful vistas and interesting neighbourhoods, exit Memorial Park Station, walk one block to Old Town Pasadena, which will reward you with multiple bars/shops/restaurants to endulge yourself. Or take the opposite direction towards East L.A. and discover some great ethnic food places and neighbourhoods most tourists(and even locals) miss out on. Can't think of anything better to do on a lazy afternoon!

THE BLOCK AT ORANGE
A fun outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment center in Orange County, even the parking is freee. Żou can just hang out, watch skaters at the Vans Skate Park, watch a movie or just dine in one of the many restaurants while there

THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS AND THE CENTER CATHEDRAL PLAZA
555 WEST TEMPLE STREET - DOWNTOWN L.A.
Featuring World renowned art and architecture! Take a tour of the cathedral and grounds, relax on the spcious European style plaza and enjoy dining at the Galero Grill.

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART(MOCA)
250 S.GRAND AVE - DOWNTOWN L.A.
Moca is home to more than 5000 artworks created since the 1940's, including masterpieces from "classic" contemporary artists like Diane Arbus and Andy Warhol!
Truely a great spot to "hang"

CALIFORNIA PLAZA WATERCOURT
350 S.GRAND AVE - DOWNTOWN L.A.
When visiting Downtown L.A. or MOCA, dont miss out on one of my favorite places to "hang".
This watercourt is a oasis in the midle of L.A. Bustling fountains, waterfalls, plus grand performances by local artists and bands all Summer long(!!)
For scheduled performances, please check WWW.GRANDPERFORMANCES.ORG

SANTA MONICA PIER
A great place to "hang" and relax, especially thruout the winter.(It can be soooo romantic) Watch those fisherman catch some "interesting" fish(Not that want to eat anything that comes out of this water)

TOPANGA STATE BEACH
Perfect Surf Beach with one palm tree, surf chicks and a bathroom.
This place is more for watching than swimming, as the beach is full of rocks.

WILL ROGERS STATE BEACH
West Hollywood on the beach, do I need to say more(???)

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA
Watch the nude sunbathers
(Again, Do I need to say more?)

HOLLYWOOD BLVD
Ahhh, this is my hometurf, if I have nothing else to do, walking along Hollywood Blvd between Gower and La Brea will always keep you entertained. Tourists, strange locals and some cool new restaurants and bars along the way should keep you entertained for hours!

AMC 30 MOVIE THEATER AT ONTARIO MILLS
Pay for 1 Movie, Watch 3, why not, they dont care ;-)

SIT ON A BUS
You can always count on an entertaining ride, encounter one crazy person, 12 High School Kids, an older screaming lady and a busdriver, who, thanks to his union contract, wont get fired, no matter what he does. Throw customer service out the window and see how it is to be treated like an average joe!

RIDE THE SUBWAY
It only cost $1 Billion per mile to build it, so ride it!

BIG DEANS MUSCLE INN
An English Pub, next to the Santa Monica Pier(NOT ON IT!)Basically, no muscles here, just beer bellies, cheap beer and meaningless conversations with locals and tourists alike. There are some really baaaaad pictures of myself on there walls from great weekends I spent at Big Deans, avoid to look at them at all costs, as I want you to enjoy yourself there! ;-)

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER
6000 Santa Monica Blvd - Hollyood
A truely sacred place, not only is this a well landscaped park, a final resting place for Rudolph Valentino & Douglas Fairbanks, this cemetary is a true gem of Hollywood. Missed by most tourists, this is a place were you REALLY can find more Stars than anywere else in the World. 6 feet under, but hey, it's an incredible peaceful place to " hang "

DE LONGPRE PARK
1350 North Cherokee Ave - Hollywood
This little one sqare block park is "haunted" , as the Rudolph Valentino Statue who is gracing this little area lost it's NOSE 3 times now by Vandals or.....???

WATTLES GARDEN PARK
1850 North Curson Avenue - Hollywood
Even missed by most Angelenos, this 50 acre City Park is home to a beautiful Mansion, a Japanese teahouse, rose gardens and a avacodo orchard. All managed by the city and open to the public.

BEVERLY CENTER
Ahhh, the Beverly Center, is it a shopping mall or just a good excuse to have fun?
I am not sure, at this place I had some celebs chasing/following me to the bathroom(never knew I threw out a gay vibe, but this former E/R star thought so, lol)), had some fun with girls at the Pet Store or just watch the Waynes Brothers chilling at the Foodcourt.
The Beverly Center is not your average mall, go and enjoy yourself, but at all costs, avoid there Movie Theater, which must be the worst Multiplex in town!

THIRD STREET PROMENADE
Third Street Promenade is a place you can take your parents, it is pretty, by the beach, cool people and some great street performances.
It is also a place to leave your parents home at night some times, especially when visiting Yankee Doodles or Barney's Beanery!

CRENSHAW MALL
I really like the area, heck, I get my haircut there, but this mall sucks, so why to hang out there? Three words....
MAGIC JOHNSONS THEATER
A fun place to watch movies, don't expect to actually HEAR the movie, just comment on it, like everyone else!

TV SHOW TAPING
If it is hot outside, "hang" at a taping. Dramas are a no no, but sitcoms and Talk Shows always need an audience. It's fun actually, especially if you can get into a VIP taping for the Jimmy Kimmel Show(Free Drinks and Food, plus hanging with the Stars of the night)

OLIVERA STREET
DOWNTOWN L.A.
The birthplace of L.A.! Margaritas, Tacos, Chicas, Musico, Relaxico Multio. OK, my Spanish sucks, but it is a great spot to learn some L.A.History and have a drink or two

GET YOUR CAR AND HIT THE 405 FREEWAY AT 5PM
Meet people, see a car chase, listen to Power 106 Traffic Jam. Just make sure you dont have to use the restroom and have plenty of time

UCLA CAMPUS
Ok, so I went to UCLA, this is my school, but trust me on this one, the UCLA Campus is stunning!
Just walk around and enjoy it, there are plenty of places to hang out and meet cool people, especially on Bruin Walk around Lunch Time. Avoid Fridays and Mondays though, as we all know, only geeks go to school on these days. lol

USC CAMPUS
Just kidding, nothing there ;-)

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE
Big Blue Bus Stop, wow, this crowd is attractive!

LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The building is not just beautiful, but it is such a great spot to relax in aswell! If you are a teen, there is a great Teenzone with Cybercenter, Big Screen TV's playing Videos, lounges and more! Great place to hang if you have nowere elese to go!

HOME DEPOT
On Sunset and Western in Hollywood, can you handle it! Probably the sexiest/geeky crowd you can imagine, check it out and see for yourself why this spot made the "hang" list

SNOWWHITE CAFE ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD
Watch people passing by on Hollywood Blvd, write a poem or maybe enjoy the only place that offers a buger with a beer combo in town

THE EAGLE - SILVERLAKE
Join this "leather" gay bar when it opens at 4 Pm for Happy Hour. You will find 3 "old timers" that have been there since prohibition time watching Jeopardy and Porn on the Tv screens afterwards. Cheap beer, jeopardy and porn. Now that's a way to relax! lol

...THERE IS SO MUCH MORE . WILL PROBABLY UPDATE THIS SOON, I AM KINDA TIRED NOW, PROBABLY JUST WANT TO HANG A LITTLE MYSELF!

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