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10 Things Angelenos Could Be Doing Right Now Besides Surfing the Internet

March 1, 2015 by Brian Champlin

Do you feel like too many of your L.A. days are spent figuring out ways to waste time on the internets? Are your weekends comprised of endless scrolling through Instagram and refreshing your Facebook feed, but never really bothering to leave the confines of your cosy (albeit, overpriced) apartment? The good news: it doesn’t have to be this way.

Consider this post a wake-up call.

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Below you’ll find¬†a quick list of ideas to get you off your keister and exploring the city we love, along with links to relevant lists that we’ve created that’ll point you in a specific direction, depending on what your preferences might be. Basically, we’ve made the suggestions, then it’s up to you to decide how you want to game plan it.

Hope it sparks a little action. ūüėČ

Downtown Los Angeles Soccer Field

Credit: Neil Kremer via flickr

1. Go to a Farmer’s Market

If it’s the weekend then it’s the perfect time to hit up a farmer’s market, so why not make it your mission to explore some L.A.’s finest? We put together a quick list of 7 of our favorites to get you started, along with links and resources to other markets all over the city you can check out.

2. Visit a Free Museum

There literally dozens and dozens of free museums available in Los Angeles to take advantage of, and we mention them often. If ‘free’ is a big motivating factor in spurring you to take action, then why not check out our comprehensive¬†list of free museums and museum days to see if there’s something close by you can visit.

3. Enjoy a Craft Beer

L.A. actually has a burgeoning (perhaps surprisingly so) craft beer scene, so if it takes the lure of some alcoholic beverages to get you out from behind the computer, we compiled a list of 14 of the best craft brew spots in the city for you to sample.

4. Eat Amazing Food

Do you feel like you desperately want to explore the L.A. food scene but aren’t sure where to start? Are the options simply overwhelming?

We’ve got lists upon lists to help point you in the right direction.

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Here’s a few of our favorites:

The Best Sushi

The Best Brunch

The Best Food Trucks

The Best Donuts

The Best Coffee

5. Explore Downtown

There are tons of unique parts of downtown Los Angeles¬†for you to explore, from Chinatown to the Arts District the Old Historic Core. If you’ve never done downtown properly, why not make a day of it? If you’re looking for specific activities, we put together a rundown of 16 things to do in DTLA next time you’re in the neighborhood.

6. Go on a Hike

There more trails in Los Angeles than we could properly mention in a quick rundown such as this, but if you’re looking for some motivation to try something new then why not check out one of the 9 easiest hikes in L.A.… OR… if that’s not your speed, why not one of these 7 more challenging hikes in the area.

7. Find Some Inner Peace

Sometimes you just need an excuse to get away, right? Whether it’s at a quiet temple, or a serene botanical garden, there’s numerous spots in Los Angeles where you can get unplugged, let your mind relax, and revive your inner spirit. If temples aren’t so much your speed, there’s also tons of great parks in Los Angeles that’ll help you unwind when you really need a break from the city grind.

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8. Check Out a Vintage Movie Theater

Do you like the feel, the smell, and the experience of an old movie theater? ¬†There’s plenty for you to check out to have that vintage movie-going experience in Los Angeles. Here’s a list of 10 of our favorites to get you started.

9. See a Free Comedy Show

Did you know there’s countless free comedy shows (that don’t suck) every month in L.A. you could be taking advantage of? Here’s a list of 10 of our favorites we put together awhile back.

10. Try Something You’ve Never Done Before

Have you been to all the museums, hikes, comedy shows, beer bars, temples, and old movie theaters in Los Angeles? You have? Well, there’s still plenty of other unique activities to try in Los Angeles that you surely haven’t completed. Archery lessons, art galleries, free music shows, miles upon miles of street art… and that’s just for starters.

To explore some of those opportunities, we’d suggest taking a look at our list of 40 fun and free things to do in L.A. along with a separate list of kooky, off-beat ideas that you might be into.

Whatever your speed, your interest, or your level of enthusiasm, there’s got to be¬†something in the city of angels that’ll get you off the computer and out into the real world. Hopefully, by reading the quick rundown above, we spurred something in you to plan your next adventure.

Happy exploring!

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