How To Enjoy Los Angeles Like A Local During The Super Bowl
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How To Enjoy Los Angeles Like A Local During The Super Bowl

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Jasmine Osby
Jasmine Osby Feb 8, 2022

With Super Bowl LVI happening on Sunday, February 13, football fans and tourists across the country are flocking to Los Angeles to party like a local and to be a part of the action as the LA Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Everyone knows the City of Angels is full of attractions and activities for any visitor. However, if you really want to experience LA culture like a local during the Super Bowl, be sure to check out these 10 LA attractions and hotspots to get a real dose of Hollywood flavor.

1. View the City From Griffith Park

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Located in the heart of LA, Griffith Park is an amazing place to take in the freshness of the city and enjoy the natural views that make LA a classic beauty. With 4,310 acres of trails, canyons, caves, and park areas, Griffith is a tourist destination worth seeing as you tour the city like a local. 

Griffith is home to the Griffith Observatory, the Greek Theatre, and even the LA Zoo. The streets are lined with lush evergreens as you travel along winding streets throughout the park. 

If you drive along Beachwood Canyon, you’ll even catch a glimpse of the historic Hollywood Sign towering above.

2. Be Like Issa & Visit the Dunes Apartments

 

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Remember the two-story apartment complex Issa Rae managed on her hit HBO series Insecure? Well, the Dunes Apartment is a real place and a hotspot for tourists visiting LA. 

Located at 704 N. Inglewood Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, the Dunes have been popping up in pop culture cinema for years as an Inglewood real estate stable. The property is also a prime location for selfies and photos so be sure to stop by and flick it up like Issa while you’re in town.

3. Eat Some Street Food

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From authentic tacos and fried chicken to one-dollar burgers and hotdogs, LA has some of the best street food in the country. With vendors on nearly every street corner, it’s impossible to not encounter these delicious foods while visiting the city. 

Los Angeles legalized street food in 2018. So don’t be afraid to try out some local fares while you’re bouncing from one attraction to the next.

4. Ride the Tram to the Getty Center

 

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Originally the long-term home for J. Paul Getty Trust’s luxurious art collection, the Getty Center has transformed into a beautiful attraction with a once-in-a-lifetime view of LA. 

Visitors have to take a tram to access the center and, upon arriving, are greeted by a lush courtyard with a stunning garden, overflowing fountains, and winding labyrinths. The center includes an array of historic and classic artworks, including elegant French furniture, art from the Impressionist era, and rotating exhibits. 

When you step outside, you’ll be blown away by the panoramic view of the ocean and LA hills. 

5. Check Out the Venice Canals

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If you venture between the Venice Boardwalk and Abbot Kinney Boulevard, you’ll find the Venice Canals. These canals stretch three blocks and are lined with colorful, charming beachfront homes.

Although boat rentals are not available, you can bring your own non-motorized water vehicle to cruise the canal during daylight hours.

6. Drive Along the Palos Verdes Peninsula

For a beautiful glimpse at some real LA scenery, take a drive along the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Hugging the coast between the Torrance border and San Pedro, this majestic drive begins with some of California’s prime real estate and then opens up to expose some of the city’s most breathtaking undeveloped oceanfront hillside

The drive is 10 miles of hard pavement, so grab some snacks and sunglasses and prepare for the cruise of a lifetime.

7. Nipsey Hussle Square

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You can’t visit LA without stopping to pay your respects to the late, great Nipsey Hussle. After the rapper and community activist was gunned down in 2019, over 500,000 people worldwide petitioned to have the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue renamed to honor the fallen icon. 

Located near Nipsey’s Marathon Clothing Store, Nipsey Hussle Square is a good place to visit to reflect, express gratitude, and pay your respects to one of Hip Hop’s most profound voices.

8. Shop on Rodeo Drive

 

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No one can resist a good shopping spree, and there’s no better place to shop for luxuries in LA than Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Live like a real 90210 resident as you explore three blocks of high-end boutiques and shops that line the streets. 

With over 70 stores to check out, you can indulge in high fashion and haute couture like a true LA local would.

9. Yoga In Santa Monica

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Everyone in LA is into yoga! They even do yoga with goats in the hills. You can tap into some good, clean west coast energy by grabbing a yoga mat and heading out to beautiful Santa Monica to stretch out and catch some sun. 

Consider visiting the Marina del Rey to breathe in some sunshine while executing your downward dog and tree poses to get the ultimate LA local experience.

10. The Japanese Garden

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A 6.5 acres oasis in the San Fernando Valley, The Japanese Garden is a must-see on your visit to LA. Designed by Doctor Koichi Kawana, this lush garden features beautiful flowers and greenery from around the world, a Zen meditation garden, waterfalls, lakes, and more!

It even has three large Buddha stones on the garden grounds and is said to be the mystical homes of the immortals and a symbol of everlasting happiness. Be sure to add this glorious garden to your list of destinations on your trip.

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