Things To Do This Summer

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

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Summer is back! Here is a cool list of fun ideas for the summer of ‘15!


  1. Hit the movie theaters this summer! Movies like “Insidious 3”, “Jurassic World”, “Ted 2, Minions”, “Ant-man”, “Mr. Holmes”, “Paper Towns”, “Fantastic Four” and “Sinister 2” are all out this summer.


  1. Go the beach! The best time to go the beach is always the summer when the sun is out longer.


  1. 3. Don’t forget about the Santa Monica Pier! There is lots to do around the pier, like the indoor arcade and the small amusement park. Also, lots to eat with multiple ice cream shops and funnel cakes. Plus it’s located near the Third Street Promenade for some summer shopping.


  1. Not much of an outside person? Consider getting a Netflix account. With endless streaming of movies online, the variety includes popular movies, TV shows, documentaries and cartoons, all available from your bed or couch.


  1. Read some books! Don’t forget to do your summer reading assignment! It’s always good to read during the summer to keep up your reading skills. The website includes many popular books and has a different free book online every week.


  1. Go to a Farmer’s Market for free samples! Get up early and head over to get the best of everything at the closest farmer’s market. A farmer’s market is held every Friday on Venice Boulevard and Venice Way, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Santa Monica Farmer’s Market on Arizona Avenue and 3rd Street is every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Even if you don’t buy anything, sample everything!


  1. Have a bonfire! Dockweiler Beach, located in Playa Del Rey by the airport, is the place to go for bonfires with friends for late summer nights. Don’t forget the s’mores!


  1. Become your own chef! Create meals from cooking websites like or books like “365 Days of Slow-Cooking” by Karen Bellessa Petersen. Might not get it right the first time, but it’ll keep you busy for a good while.


  1. 9. Learn a new language. Duolingo is a helpful website and app that teaches you the basics of a language. For free and with a variety of languages to learn, Duolingo can help you do something productive.


  1. Go to the Griffith Observatory. It’s located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. The observatory is a fun place to watch the stars at night and view Los Angeles. It is open Tuesday – Friday 12 p.m – 10:00 p.m. and 
weekends from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.