If you live in LA, here are some of the things one must experience to expose one’s mind to new ideas and fresh thoughts
Visit Annenberg space for photography for delightful photo exhibitions
Get membership to CA Science Center(CASC) – Some of the best IMAX movies of our time regularly open at CASC not to mention finest hsitory and science exhibits from around the world. (Eg: Pompeii exhibit at the CASC)
Everyone goes to Catalina but visit Channel islands for a quieter natural experience. Snorkeling is must do here not so much for the fish and corals but for the thrill of hanging by a sharp cliff of secluded small island.
Hammer museum is a little gem right by UCLA deserving more attention than it gets.
Drive by HW 210 E and 2 South on a crisp morning with LA National Forest on one end and many small and large communities sprinkled on hills with LA skyscrapers in the distance.
Jog by Santa Monica Beach.
Full Moon Hike in Pacific Palisades – This is one of the rare spots in the middle of metropolitan city and yet one can easily get scared in the darkness of the forest. Hike ends with a dramatic view of moon light shimmering on the pacific ocean.
Full Moon Hike in Griffith Park – This is a guided hike with park rangers. Its a fine group experience.
Stroll on main street in Santa Monica for small, cosy boutique stores to find trinkets unimagined.
Visit Japanese American museum – You are sure to be astonished by Japanese history in America. I bet most people don’t know how xenophobic everyone was in the 30s and 40s so much so that there were encampments even under otherwise progressive government of FDR.
GETTY & LACMA are staple diets for LA museum scene. Won’t write more on these two.
Watch a drama at GETTY Villa Roman theater. This theater is in a nook on a hillock with views of ocean in the upper reaches and a fine roman theater as a backdrop.