Sunday, September 27, 2009

Enjoying the Outdoors

If you're tired of being indoors all week and are longing to spend some time outside, consider visiting the following gardens for a nice walk on a beautiful day.

Virginia Robinson Gardens
One of the first homes in Beverly Hills, Virginia Robinson Garden is a 6 acre estate full of exotic gardens. Guided tours are available on Tuesday - Friday from 10am to 1pm, however, reservations are required. Admission fees are $10 for adults; $6 for students & seniors, and $3 for children.

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Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Featuring countless plant collections from around the world, the Arboretum stretches over 127 acres (across the street from the Santa Anita race track). The arboretum offers concerts, tours, events and activities. Admission fees are $8 for adults; $6 for students & seniors, and $3 for children.

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The Huntington Library
The Huntington Library features not just a research library, but an art collection and 120 acres of botanical gardens. The gardens feature a desert garden, a Japanese Garden, a Rose Garden and a Chinese Garden. Admission fees range from free for members to $20 for adults on weekends, so be sure to check the website for more info:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Derby Dolls

I've never been to an L.A. Derby Doll event, but it is definitely on my things to do list this year. From what I understand, an event/game consists of two teams of 5 hardcore "no non-sense" ladies roller skating on an indoor track and basically roughing each other up in an effort to win the game!

If it sounds like its your type of event, be sure to check their website out:

The next event is scheduled for October 3rd and the season ends in early December, so don't miss out!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Marina del Rey Harbor Tours

Hornblower Cruises and Events is now offering 45 minute narrated tours of the Marina del Rey harbor. Tours depart every Saturday and Sunday between 12 and 5 (every hour on the hour) and no reservations are necessary. Tickets can be purchased for $11 for adults and $7 for seniors, kids and military.

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