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Learn about Space at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Science buffs will love this chance to tour NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a part of the California Institute of Technology. Tours include an overview of the lab’s history and accomplishments, as well as peeks in the Space Flight Operations Facility and the Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Tours can be hard to schedule so be sure to book early!

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Watch the Rose Parade

This year the 126th Rose Parade is themed “Inspirational Stories.” The pageant will celebrate diverse triumphs of the human spirit. Catch the Grand Marshall and Royal Court amidst the spectacle of magnificent floral floats, talented marching bands, and high-stepping equestrians along the 5.5-mile route through Pasadena.

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Explore the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the Western United States. Where better to see objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art? Featured exhibits right now include displays of nineteenth-century American landscape paintings and samurai armor, among other exciting collections.

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Visit the Happiest Place on Earth

The Happiest Place on Earth is especially merry during the holiday season! Explore Disney’s eight magical lands, enjoy thrilling rides, watch live entertainment, and participate in holiday festivities. Your favorite host of characters are sure to welcome you and make your trip an experience to remember.

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Shop and Eat in the Grove

If you’re looking to shop and dine in glamorous LA fashion, head to the Grove. One of LA’s premiere spots to shop, the Grove has stores for any shopping fanatic. Once you’re exhausted from shopping grab a bite to eat at one of the many celebrated restaurants in the district.

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Hike Runyon Canyon

If you’re overwhelmed by the big city of LA or want to see a different side of the metropolis, head to Runyon Canyon. The trail system takes walkers, hikers, and joggers through the Hollywood Hills and rewards them with views of the sprawling city. Get outdoors in this beautiful park!

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Tour the Rose Bowl Stadium

The Rose Bowl has been the backdrop of iconic sports moments since its opening in 1922. A designated National Historic Landmark, the Rose Bowl boasts of an exciting history of athletics. Tour America’s Stadium and visit the original 1922 locker room, the new Terry Donahue Pavilion, the Loge Lounge, the Working Press Box and more.

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Visit the Getty Center

The Getty Center is a generously endowed, world-class museum on the West side of Los Angeles. Boasting not only of art, but of beautiful architecture and immaculate gardens, the Getty Center is a true cultural experience. Now on view is Rubens’ fifteenth century Eucharist tapestry among other amazing splendors!

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Discover Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park

This art-deco architectural splendor is also Southern California’s bridge to the stars, and not the kind you find in Hollywood. Visit the planetarium, peek through telescopes, or enjoy one of the hourly programs in the theater. At Griffith Park, you can see not only the stars, but also all of beautiful LA.

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Cheer on the LA Kings in the Staples Center

Last year’s Stanley Cup winners, the LA Kings, are competitive again this year. Don’t miss a chance to see one of the most fast-paced, action-packed teams in the country. A treat for any sports fan, visit the famous Staples Center in downtown LA to see the Kings get aggressive on the ice.