Contact info: the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, 1714 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; http://826la.org/store/
Play around at what is considered the world's first disc golf course (located in Pasadena). Grab a group of friends to play or join one of the monthly tournaments.
Contact info: Hahamongna Park, Pasadena;
Whale watching in Newport Beach
Grab the family and board a vessel for some quality time out at sea. The Newport Landing Whale watching crew will take you on a two and a half hour whale cruise in search of giant blue whales and finback whales off Newport Beach.
Cost: $32 for adults
Contact info: (949) 675-0551; http://www.newportwhales.com
First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
Once a month the entire Natural History Museum stays open until 10 p.m. for an evening of live music concerts, tours and scientific discussions. This season's discussions will be moderated by Michael W. Quick, PhD. (Department of Biological Sciences and Executive Vice Provost, University of Southern California).
Cost: For adults, museum and concert admission $18, museum admission only, $12