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Los Angeles Chinatown: Have you visited lately? Events include Chinatown Farmers' Market Every Thursday from 3-7 p.m.

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Olvera Street
Olvera Street is the oldest part of the City of Los Angeles otherwise known as the birthplace of the City of Angels or El Pueblo Historic Monument. It contains 27 historic buildings and a traditional Mexican plaza. One can wander, shop for souvenirs and handcrafted wares and eat Mexican food.
845 North Alameda Street • Tel 213.680.2525 • http://www.olvera-street.com

L.A. Zoo
This zoo features over 1200 animals and is open daily except on Christmas. The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park. Admission ranges from about $4-9.  There are daily bird and animal shows that often involve the audience.
5333 Zoo Drive • Tel 323.644.6400 • http://www.lazoo.org

Griffith Park and Observatory
Griffith Park in Los Angeles is home to numerous recreational and educational activities. The world famous Griffith Observatory is located within the park, in addition to museums, hiking trails, golf, tennis and concert facilities. It’s a good starting point for the 4 mile hike to the famous Hollywood sign.
2800 East Observatory Road • Tel 323.664.1191 • http://www.griffithobs.org

Arboretum of Los Angeles County
The arboretum features a 1.2 acre herb garden, with herbs used for medicine, dyes, fragrances, and cooking. The 127 acre facility also has a variety of other plants and blooms. It is an excellent setting for a wedding or special event. Located in Arcadia about 15 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
301 North Baldwin Avenue • Tel 626.821.3222 • http://www.arboretum.org

Descanso Gardens
This 160 acre garden contains the largest planting of camellias in the world (over 100,000). Open year round the facility includes rose gardens, Japanese gardens, a topiary, a maze, duck ponds, and more.  The gardens are located about 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in La Canada. Guided, group and tram tours are available.
1418 Descanso Drive • Tel 626.952.4400 • http://www.descanso.com

La Brea Tar Pits
Part of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the tar pits are attractions in and of themselves and a must see for history buffs and geologists alike.
5801 Wilshire Boulevard • Tel 213.763.DINO • http://www.lam.mus.ca.us

Santa Monica Pier
An excellent venue for recreation, amusements and concerts. The concert season, which runs throughout the summer, favor good-time performers in a range of genres, from world-music styles such as reggae, zydeco, Cajun, Afro-Cuban and Latin to big band, blues, pop and occasional rock acts. You can ride the carousel, the Pacific Park ferris wheel and the roller coaster.
200 Santa Monica Pier • Tel 310.458.8900 • http://www.santamonicapier.org

The Beaches
Los Angeles has many public accessible beaches as well as private, and the beaches can be a great place to relax, get some sun or even surf.

Venice Beach
Probably the most famous beach area in all of California because of its likeness to television and film. It's not the best area at night, but during the day there are enjoyable eateries, gift shops, and a variety of street vendors. The beach itself is nice, but generally you'll not see very many people swimming. Most visit Venice Beach to walk, rollerblade, bike and shop. Parking is sometimes hard to find, but the beach is accessible by car from the I-405 and exit west on Venice Boulevard.
Tel 310.394.3266