L.A. Weekender: Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2013

It’s time to kick off summer with a three-day weekend! We have a lot planned for you for Memorial Day Weekend in Los Angeles, whether you plan to spend it with your family, a significant other, your best friends or taking some down time by yourself!

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Start your weekend early with the family and pull them into a bit of L.A. culture. The Getty Center is conducting a free architecture tour in the morning. Learn all about the design and planning behind this beautiful museum. Meet the docent outside at the bench under the sycamore trees near the front entrance to the Museum. Afterwards, take the kids over to LACMA for Story Time in the Boone Children’s Gallery at 2 p.m. Finish up your day with a trip to the movies for the opening weekend of Epic.

Fiesta Hermosa is in full swing this weekend and it’s a perfect opportunity to hit the beach! Park for free at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse (or one of the parking structures closer to the pier) and browse through the jewelry, paintings, clothing and other vendor booths lining the streets. Live music, a kiddie carnival, drink and food specials and a view of the ocean completes an ideal Memorial Day Saturday of fun in the sun. After you’ve had a nap, hop on the 110 and enjoy the start of summer evenings at the Fleetwood Mac concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Sunday: Switch up the usual American BBQ fare for something international at the Korean BBQ of Giant Proportions. Go to Susan Feniger’s STREET and indulge in Korean fare from Food Network chefs Susan Feniger and Kajsa Alger. Tuck in to Korean BBQ, a cold summertime sake punch and allow yourself to sink into a food coma… tomorrow is a holiday, after all. 

Monday: Live out the American tradition: Invite some friends and family over, pull out the BBQ, grill a few burgers and hot dogs and enjoy the California sunshine. Or if that’s not quite to your liking, head down to the beach, go for a hike or simply take a nap and embrace your Monday out of the office. 

While it’s easy to get caught up in the fun, sun and gorgeous weather, it’s important to also remember the true purpose of our federal holiday: remembering those who gave their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Various Forest Lawn locations throughout L.A. County will be holding patriotic ceremonies to honor veterans.

If you would like, volunteer to place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend! I’m sure we will 🙂

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