By Martin Jones
Santa Monica Promenade
A great place to spend the day, with plenty of shopping, great restaurants and the people-watching in general is sure to entertain you, your friends and your family.
It is tough to beat a day at the ballpark. The only thing better than stuffing your face with the world-famous Dodger Dogs is watching ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw go to work on the mound.
As an avid movie goer, I had a blast at Universal Studios. The studio shuttle tour puts you right in the action of your favorite movies, and the wide variety of rides and family shows make it a sure fire hit for everyone who makes a day out of visiting this popular park.
This popular restaurant offers, in my opinion, the best steak in LA! I love going to Boa for the large slabs of meat but they also have the best-tasting ceasar salad in the game. Order the table side ceasar to add a little flare to your evening. There are two Boa’s – one in West Hollywood and one in Santa Monica.
City of Manhattan Beach
One of the best parts about living in Los Angeles is being able to enjoy the beach almost all year round. Relaxing on the sand and soaking up rays make it feel like you're on vacation…even though you are close to home.
Manhattan Beach Creamery
They have ice cream sandwiched in-between two cookies. Enough said!
Nothing beats walking out of the tunnel to 18,000 screaming LA Kings hockey fans. It is an amazing place to go to a game whether you’re on the ice or enjoying the contest from the stands with some delicious Popcornopolis, my favorite treat in the downtown arena.
Uncle Stavro’s Café
Any day that I have the morning off, I'm at Uncle Stavro’s, which is located in the slow-paced South Bay beach city of Hermosa Beach. The friendly staff and delicious breakfast foods make it my favorite place to start my day, and don't forget to start your meal with some biscuits. A fun and friendly atmosphere with community tables and share plates make for a great dining experience. Trust me.
Comedy and Magic Club
There is no shortage of big name comedians coming through the comedy club in Hermosa Beach. With Jay Leno headlining most Sunday nights you're sure to laugh, and that makes for a fun and unique evening for sure.
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