Contact info: 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles; http://tickets.nhm.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=nhmonline&C=NHMFirstFridays
Tour the Queen Mary
For more than 40 years the Queen Mary has been docked in Long Beach as a land-based cruise ship and hotel. Spend a day exploring the art deco design and take one of the walking tours. Focus on the ship's haunted encounters or the ship's involvement in World War II.
Cost: $24.95 for general admission
Contact info: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach; http://www.queenmary.com/default.aspx
Categories: Kids, Entertainment
Hiking and outdoor yoga are two great ways to enjoy the Los Angeles summer weather. Combine a cardio workout from hiking with the benefits of yoga in a yoga hike at Griffith Park. A trainer will take you through a trail with stops along the way for yoga.
Cost: $20 per hike
Dates: Check web page
Contact info: Griffith Park, 2800 East Observatory Ave., Los Angeles; http://www.hikingyoga.com/contenidos/contenidos_masinfo.php?id=67&secc=contenidos
Yamashiro farmers market
The Yamashiro farmers market is unlike any farmers market in the city. The nighttime market offers beautiful views of the city, located in back of the Yamashiro restaurant. Listen to live music and stroll the vendors, which include fresh produce, clothing, candles and prepared foods, including offerings from the Yamashiro Grill.