It’s already mid-July, so at Something Social, we’re looking for hacks to make the most of our favorite season. Firm believers in the Summer Friday policy, we’re eager to share our favorite ways to start your summer weekends early.
Leave Town and Connect With Nature
Sometimes living in LA can feel like you’re a million miles away from nature, but we’re not! A few extra hours per weekend can make a local getaway that much more realistic. Snag some snacks and hit the road for one of our weekend trip locales.
Fave Spots Within Two Hours of LA:
Explore a New Neighborhood
When you only have 48 hours of R&R, it can be difficult to muster the motivation to do more than your laundry and grabbing a coffee at your typical spot. Get off your desk, beat the traffic, and head to an area of town you haven’t explored yet. Need a few ideas to get started?
Our Fave Lesser-Explored Spots:
Go to A Dodgers Game
Don a ballcap and watch the boys in blue hit some home runs. If you’re an eastsider, making it out to the ballgame might be more realistic than getting all the way to the coast before sundown. Throw on your swag, grab a Doyer Dog, and get the shorts tan you’ve been waiting for all summer. Find the printable Dodgers schedule here.
Try Out a New Happy Hour
Working the 9-5 grind can make exploring LA’s extensive Happy Hour offerings difficult. Enter, your Friday half day. This will give you time to freshen up, find parking, and snag a barstool to check out discounted menus that you might not have tried otherwise.
Best spots to sip on the cheap:
Petite Taqueria’s Happy Hour and a Half
Gesso’s Weekday Wine Deals
Little Ruby’s Beer, Wine, and Spritzes deals
Take Advantage of Weekday Museum Events
Los Angeles is a hotbed of oft overlooked cultural exhibitions and artsy activities. A number of museums offer free admission and fun events to boost exposure for their programming. Check out one of the events below. You get to drink and brag about how cultured you are on the ‘gram.
The Natural History Museum’s First Fridays
LACMA’s Summer Friday Jazz Nights start at 6pm
Barnsdall Friday Fundraiser Wine Nights hosted by Silverlake Wines
Written by our Brand Communications Coordinator, Kaeleigh Morrison.
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