15 Ways to Seize the Day in Los Angeles

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Eventbrite recently did a study on the “Most Carpe Diem Cities in America”—cities where people “seize the day” and grab hold of new adventures. That got us thinking: How do Angelenos make the most of their lives?

The beauty of LA is that it’s sprawled over nearly 500 sq miles, and on any given day there is never a shortage of things to do.  The city’s offerings are as diverse as the people living in Los Angeles. Whether it be outdoors in the SoCal sunshine or a visit to one of LA’s landmark museums for a day of culture, here is a look at 15 ways Angelenos can seize the day.

1. Hike Runyon Canyon and enjoy the views.

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2. Go wine tasting at Malibu Wines.

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3. Grab a bike and ride along Santa Monica Beach.

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4. Roam the galleries at LACMA.

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5.  Scavenge for fresh produce at a farmer’s market.

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6. Packing a picnic and catching a concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

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7. Walk through downtown Los Angeles for DTLA Art Walk.

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8. Don your best Kentucky Derby hat and bet on your favorite horse at the Santa Anita Race Track.

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9. Cheer on your favorite LA basketball team at The Staples Center.

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10. Run the LA Marathon (or at least try).

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11. Zipline over the Pacific Ocean in Malibu.

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12. Watch a musical at Pantages Theater.

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13. Visit Griffith Observatory.

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14. Go horseback riding  through the Santa Monica Mountains.

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15. Listen to the sounds of the LA Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Tell us how you love to “carpe diem” in Los Angeles at @BriteLA.