1. Venice Beach The vibe is crazy cool. Skaters, surfers, bikers, graffiti artists, ball players, vendors, musicians, dancers, singers and muscled enthusiasts. Boardwalk eateries and the smell of kettle corn layer the air. And a bit of the medicinal vibe too. All are welcome here. Leave all social status at the door. It’s invisible.
2. Santa Monica Public Library Architectural dopeness. Open spaces allow for walking in and out of different literary worlds. Grab a latte or a small meal at The Bookmark Cafe. Chill in the courtyard with a new read and only your thoughts. Dig the landscape. Sign up for a free library card. A groovy way to check out books, movies and music. 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica CA 310-458-8600
3. Sundance Cinema Sunset A complete adult movie going experience. Yes, you must be 21. I especially like this part. In case you’re bored with the usual Gummy Bears and Coke selection, have no fear, they serve beer, wine and plates of hummus here. You can chill on the patio with friends and discuss the latest discovery of independent gold. Or take the screening party to your seats. Grab the champagne! For the traditionalists, the predictable selection of popcorn, candy and soda are also available. 800 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90046 323-654-2217