I was just thinking about how, when you visit a city, you do all of the touristy things and see everything you're supposed to see, but when you live in a city, you often take for granted a lot of what makes that city great. So I've made a list of places I've never been in Los Angeles, so I can check them off this year. Some of these places might be culturally significant, but more likely, they're just places I've been meaning to check out.
I have never eaten a hot dog at Pink's Hot Dogs.
I have never been to a Lakers game.
I have never hiked through Runyan Canyon. (Griffith Park, yes; Runyan Canyon, no.)
I have never been to the races at Hollywood Park and/or bet on a race horse.
I have never been to the Emmy's.
I have never had my photo taken with "Superman" on Hollywood Blvd.
I have never touched the Hollywood sign. (Is it still possible to get close enough to touch it?)
I have never worked out at Muscle Beach in Venice.
I have never been on a Greyhound bus.
I have never been to the Rose Parade. (I realize I just missed my opportunity.)
I have never been to the Easter Sunrise Service at the Hollywood Bowl.
I have never seen a performance at RedCAT. (I am embarrassed to admit this.) (I even had dinner at their little cafeteria-style restaurant once, but I've never seen a performance there.) (Tamar, if you're reading this, don't hate me.)
There's gotta be more things, but I'm drawing a blank, and I have to go do today's New Thing. I'll report back soon.