Summer Places Worthy of Interest

There’s something for everyone during summer, from the Orange County Fair to the California Philharmonic festival.

Written by ASHLEY CHANG / Published July 29, 2011  

For those who’ve done nothing all summer, it’s time to stop lying in front of your television. Check out a few places that might spark your interest on your summer excursions.

Catering to different interests, the Orange County Fair is suitable for all ages and showcases exhibits such as the Ice Museum. This year’s OC Fair theme is “Let’s Eat!” which hints at the multitude of food trucks at the fair. The OC Fair will run from July 15 to August 14 this year and is open Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets ranging from six to eleven dollars can be purchased on the OC Fair website.

For art lovers, the Venice Art Crawl or the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is the perfect place to view unknown artists and discover new genres of art. The Venice Art Crawl occurs the third Thursday of every month in the heart of Venice, and the next DTLA Art Walk will be located on 411 South Main Street on August 11. For those who do not wish to drive that far to view art, museums like the Norton Simon in Pasadena or the Museum of Contemporary Art also showcase interesting exhibitions.

Situated in the open, grassy area of the Arboretum, the California Philharmonic Festival on the Green is a must for those who adore Broadway and opera shows. The next concert on August 6 is titled Rodger & Hammerstein in Europe and will showcase music from Sound of Music, Romeo and Juliet, and others. Concerts usually begin at 7:30 P.M. but gates open at 5:30 P.M. for early birds to claim their spot on the lawn.

If you are still at a loss for what to do during these fleeting summer days, gather a few of your friends and visit a beach or go to an amusement park. Enjoy the summer nights and gaze at the stars! Whatever it is that you choose to do, just be sure to make it worthwhile, because summer is an adventure that only comes once a year!

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