Los Angeles is heating up like an oven just as the summer is beginning and it will only get hotter. Escape the city heat with many different activities around Southern California. Whether you decide to stay indoors or go out into the waters, be sure to stay hydrated and keep the sunscreen ready. Here are some of our picks for the summer season. Beach trip anyone?! We're so close to the coast it makes it a breeze to pack up a picnic, some drinks, your towel, and umbrella and head out. Take your pick all the way from a day trip to San Diego to a potential overnight trip to San Luis Obispo, the temperature is sure to drop closer to the oceans. If you like to surf, hit Huntington Beach. Beach front bars is your thing? Pacific Beach is your choice. Love a quiet place to nap, Avila beach is a beautiful choice tucked away in Central Coast. There are so many in between, including Malibu, Manhattan, Venice, Laguna, Newport, and San Clemente, pin a location and go!Watch a movie in pure luxury at iPic in one of their 2 California locations - Pasadena or Westwood. Mix great movies, comfortable leather or plush seats (some even with blankets and pillows), gourmet chef-made meals, and specialty bar drinks and you get the ultimate movie experience. Have snacks, appetizers, drinks delivered right to your seat in the middle of the movie while you lounge and enjoy. Of course, these movies come at a slight premium but we think it's a great experience for all. When was the last time you stood in line to go down water slides? Probably a while ago! There are so many great water parks in Southern California including Knott's Soak City and Raging Waters. These parks are a great way to stay cool and spend a day having fun - just make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, hats, cover ups, and easy to wear shoes. Have fun in the sun splashing on one of their many slides, tubes, and wave pools! Southern California is spotted with really great both indoor and outdoor malls. Pictured is the Americana at Brand: beautiful scenery, great restaurants, and really great stores. Eat at Katsuya, Din Tai Fung, or Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina and snack at Sprinkles Cupcakes or Duke Bakery. Others large malls in our area include Santa Anita Mall, The Grove Los Angeles, and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Go closer to the beach and take a stroll down 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Get fancy and stop by Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills- outdoors, but a great place for all of your luxury fashion. Why not get off the mainland and cool off at one of the many islands along the California coast. Catalina is a great getaway with activities for the whole family. Plan it as a romantic getaway - great restaurants, beach properties, golf, and the Avalon casino. Take the family out for water sports, hiking, and beach fun. Cars are definitely frowned upon on the island so taxis, shuttles, and rental bikes and carts are the way to go. If you're ready to splurge, take a helicopter ride to the island and arrive in style. However you choose to cool off, be sure to take your Edge I-Wear sunnies with you! Our glasses all provide 100% UV protection from the sun - absolutely essential to what is gearing up to be one of the hottest summers in a long time. Have fun and protect yourself from harmful sun rays !
Beat the Heat!