Saturday Day Trip: La Brea Tar Pits
One of the best parts about living in Los Angeles is the proximity to all of the great Museums our City has to offer. Recently, we put our Natural History Museum membership to use once again and headed out to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum for a Saturday adventure. I grew up coming to the tar pits, so it’s always fun to come back and see what they have added since I’ve been there.
The museum itself is small, but they have a lot of great small exhibits, fully reconstructed skeletons and bones, and a whole area where you can watch the paleontologists work. They then have the outdoor excavation areas where you can walk in and watch them digging. So much fun. It’s a great immersive indoor/outdoor experience so you can definitely spend some time walking around everywhere. LACMA is right next door too, so whether you want to visit and check out some exhibits, or just walk through the outside, there is a lot to do in this corridor of the Miracle Mile.
After spending a few hours walking around, we headed over to Lemonade on Larchmont for lunch and enjoyed some of our favorite items. I loved trying the “marketplace” plate where you can get 4 sides and a piece of bread for less than $12! I always love the sides, so it’s great to be able to get so many to try. I ended up splitting this with my boyfriend and there was more than enough food for both of us. We also split the salted caramel giant macaron which is one of my all-time favorite things!
What are your favorite local museum destinations?