My "always favorite" Southern Cal place is at the beach: summer or winter, I love the smell, the sounds, and the water. Sunsets aren't so bad either!
LACMA) is one of my favorites! They not only have a wonderful permanent collection and unique outdoor art, but fantastic visiting exhibits. If you're in the LA area in the next few months, you must check out The Rain Room!! Rain pours down from the ceiling, but due to sensors, you can walk through it and the rain stops overhead, although it continues all around you! (Kinda reminded me of how Moses must have felt parting the Red Sea!)
Japanese American National Museum. It also has fun and interesting temporary exhibits, along with a permanent collection called Common Ground. It is the history of Japanese American internment camps during WW2. There is an actual barrack that families were forced to live in, models of the camps, video footage, photos, and memorabilia. It especially hits home for me since my mom's whole side of the family and my father-in-law's side of the family lost their homes, land, and businesses while they were interned. Such an important part of history to learn from.
I love that we have a local outdoor skating rink every winter! True, sometimes it's so hot out that the ice starts to form puddles of water on the rink, but we pretend it's snowy and attempt to skate! Now I know to those of you battling snow & blizzards right now, this is simply ridiculous, but it gives us a feeling of experiencing winter :)
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And because I love the California coast so much, I'm sharing one of my favorite photo files with you!