charming and quaint, Larchmont Village, near Hancock Park will be
hostingÂ a "Family Fair," complete with talent and costume contests, as
well as rides, games, and food suitable for the kiddies. The Larchmont
Family Fair takes place on Sunday, October 24th from noon to 5 p.m. and
is free, with all proceedsÂ going to various local non-profits.Â I'm
hoping for a pumpkin carving station and grilled corn with all the
fixin's. See you there!
Santa Monica Pier
is a hundred year-old Los Angeles landmark that offers a great place to
hang out on a sunny day, grab a snow cone, and ride the Ferris wheel
until your stomach turns. When you've had your fill of Santa Monica pier, you may consider heading down the coastiine for a quick workout at the original muscle beach in Santa Monica.
Located not more than a quarter mile to the left of Santa Monica pier, the original muscle beach in Santa Monica has been thought of as the birthplace of the fitness boom of the twentieth century. The original muscle beach in Santa Monica
is a historic landmark in the world of bodybuilding, while the workout
area itself dates back to the 1930's. The collection of workout
equipment is where famous fitness guru Jack LaLanne and other world
famous body builders have trained, as well as celebrities like Kirk
Douglas and Mae West.
Â The equipment near Santa Monica pier at the original muscle beach has
been fully restored and refurbished since its glory days, and includes
chin up bars of various heights, parallel bars, rings, a small jungle
gym for children and a padded area for gymnasts, martial artists, and
the occasional hula hoop enthusiast.
Once you've pumped some iron and channeled your inner Nadia
Comaneci, be sure to take a nice stroll down the boardwalk to cool
down, breathe the ocean air, and soak up the Santa Monica sun. Enjoy
your day at Santa Monica pier!
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Hiking Runyon Canyon in HollywoodÂ is one of the best places in the center of the city to get a quick taste of the outdoors and a great workout at the same time. The main entrance to the beginning of the hiking trail of Runyon CanyonÂ in Hollywoodis Just north of Hollywood and Franklin Blvds., and one block east of La Brea Ave., onÂ Fuller Ave.Â Â
The early bird catches the worm when it comes to street parking on the weekends, so if you are planning on hiking Runyon Canyon in Hollywood on Saturday or Sunday, I think going early is better to avoid the crowds and the heat. The weekdays after work are a great time to go too; the sunset can't be beat and they'll beÂ fewer people to contend with. The park closes at sunset, so be sure to be down the hill by then. There are free yoga classes throughout the week, heldÂ in the grass near the entrance to Runyon Canyon in Hollywood.Â The trail has two main routes:Â one isÂ a fairly gradual inclineÂ on even terrain, while the otherÂ trails around the back side ofÂ the hills on both sides of the canyonÂ andÂ are fairly uneven, steep, and challenging. The views are amazing, and on a clear day you can see all the way to the ocean.Â Be sure to stretch, take some water, and have a great hike in Runyon Canyon in Hollywood!