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We live for the weekend. So, this summer, we're sharing the epic destinations that are filling up our 48 hours of uninterrupted freedom in this new series, Urban Tripping. Get inspired, and then show us your own #Epic48 weekend snaps on Instagram.
Right about now, most of the country is reveling in the last weeks of summer and willing the weather gods to stave off the cold a little while longer. Except Los Angeles.
Here in the City of Angels, we can feel almost smug about the fact that we never need to check the weather forecast to help us decide what we’re doing for the day. From ocean beaches and outdoor concerts to flea markets and alfresco dining, the city is our oyster. All. Year. Long. The only downside? This lack of a change in the weather each season can lead to some serious ruts. Like wearing flip-flops every day. Or going to the same WeHo gay bar every weekend. So, to help breathe new life into your time off, we searched the city for seven killer activities that’ll make a trip to the Rose Bowl flea market sound lame.
To help us round ‘em up, we teamed up with Secret and its Destinations and Scent Expressions Collections, so you stay fresh and smell sweet when you’re braving the warm California sun. From a speakeasy with burlesque and tightrope-walking shows to a shrine that’ll kick your creativity into overdrive, these under-the-radar hot spots guarantee you’ll have a Los Angeles adventure like never before.