Southern California Places

Hangouts for LA Locals

Getting bored? Wanna have some fun? Looking for a place that you may exercise your solitude? I bet this article can help you! We have gathered some top places, activities, etc., for you! So take a look and enjoy it.

ROSE BOWL MARKET


It is a place where you can sell anything at a very reasonable price that’s why many people are coming from the different parts of America and even from other countries just to see for themselves how great this place is and also to feel how self-fulfilling it is to have a one of a kind experience in this unusual market.

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Many people called this market as the unusual market for the stars because Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the famous markets you can find around the globe and also the price of the items here are really expensive but still reasonable because when you go to this place located on Pasadena California, you can also see well-known artists and celebrities. Recently, this market celebrated its 40th year in the industry. The estimated population of the vendors here is over 2,500 while the estimated visitors and shoppers every month are over 20,000. If you come here, you will truly enjoy the experience.

THE LAST BOOKSTORE

the biggest bookstore in Los Angeles California. It is the best spot for all book lovers around California because of the great number of books that you can find inside this store. The estimated total of the used books here is over 22,000 square feet. How much more the new books they are selling? So if you are a  bookworm and you are leaving near California it is highly recommended for you to visit this shop and see for yourself the great literary pieces from the different well known and great authors around the globe for a very affordable price. When you visit here, you will also enjoy the instagramable ambiance of the place. So what are you waiting for? hurry up and explore the Last Bookstore at L.A California downtown.

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The Original Pantry Cafe

Do you know that The Original Pantry Cafe or simply The Pantry (called by the locals) is one of the greatest and oldest coffee shops & restaurants in Los Angeles, California? They have been serving the people for over 40 years since its pioneering date Wayback the 1950’s until now the year 2020. It has changed its location several times but the people still manage to find their own ways to track the new location of this coffee shop and restaurant because of its popularity and delicious signature foods. Dewey Logan is the previous owner of The Original Pantry Cafe and it is currently owned by the former Los Angeles mayor and has served a lot of Well known Celebrities and Politicians. 

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Because of its popularity, this coffee shop and restaurant have been featured in selected movie films like Judd Apatow’s 2007 comedy film Knocked Up, If you are planning to fly in L.A. don’t forget to visit The Patry’s for a memorable and unforgettable experience.

THE GRAND CENTRAL MARKET


Some people say that the LA trip isn’t complete without a visit to this famous, well established and well respected historical European style food market which can be found at the heart of Los Angeles located on the ground floor of the iconic Homer Laughlin Building since 1917.

This place is historical and has been celebrating its 100 year anniversary recently. The Grand Central Market has been sold to its new owner Mr. Adam Daneshgar, president of Beverly Hills-based Langdon Street Capital. He has good plans to improve the market’s appearance in fact he is now planning to do some minor upgrades and in order to restore the great ambiance of the place. 

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The Market is full during lunchtime that’s why it is indeed difficult to find a spot for you to eat. If you are planning to eat your lunch here it is much better if you go here earlier than 12 pm to catch a spot.

Tiki Ti Bar

Tiki-Ti Bar is the oldest family-owned Tiki bar in Los Angeles, the birthplace of the Polynesian-inspired rum palaces that were all the rage in the 1940s through the 1960s. Opened by legendary bartender Ray Buhen on April 28, 1961, Tiki-Ti occupies a former violin repair shop owned by Ray’s father-in-law. Ray originally wanted to open a bartending school but was convinced by his wife, Jerry to open a bar instead. 

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This place is a famous and well respected Bar in LA because of its history maker owner and also for its legendary 80+ exotic drinks which were originally created by their former bartenders called “four boys”.  If you are in LA and you are planning to have a good time the best place for you is the Tiki Ti Bar.

THE DOG CAFE

 and relax, The Dog Cafe is the best place that fits for you! In this dog-themed cafe, you can eat & drink together with the dogs. You can touch them freely and also you can adopt them if you want to. This is the very first dog cafe in America which is the main goal is to revolutionize dog adoption by reinventing the way people connect with rescue dogs, and unlike other animal cafes around the world, all the dogs in this cafe are adaptable.

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DRIVE-IN THEATER

The Drive-in theater is really cool because if you go into a park with a drive-in theater, you can enjoy watching a movie on a big screen while sitting inside your car. In short, this is an outdoor movie theater. The first-ever drive-in theater in LA was held at Pico and Westwood boulevards in Los Angeles. For me, I prefer watching on drive-in theaters like this because it is affordable and less hassle when watching. And also you can bring your family to and enjoy watching together.

THE ARROYO GAS STATION

Arroyo Shell  Gas Station is the very first gas station that offers alcoholic drinks in L.A. California. They have large craft beer selections. Alcohol sales available from the times of 6 am – 2 am. Conveniently located on the corner of arroyo parkway and del mar blvd. A lot of people are enjoying their free time chilling and having fun inside the Arroyo Shell Gas Station’s liquor section. They said that this gas station offers a great collection of beers. This place is great and highly recommended for those who work a lot on weekdays and want to have some fun because we all deserve a break after the tough and hard-working days.

THE ECHO TIME TRAVEL MART

The time travel mart was described as a convenience store for time travelers going to the past or future. The items here are very affordable and you can buy them at a very low price. The place is also instagramable that’s why a lot of people are coming here just to take pictures and also to look for a gift depending on their choice if it’s all about time travel from past or to present. This place helps students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to help teachers inspire their students to write so if you want to help kids be part of their charitable activities.

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