Dr. Sid Solomon is an experienced traveler who has visited some incredibly exotic locations during those rare instances in which he is able to take time away from his busy dental practice. Fortunately, the doctor has found that Los Angeles still has more than enough excitement to offer despite having lived in the area for nearly 30 years. Given his status as a graduate of UCLA and a longtime resident of the city, Dr. Solomon is more than qualified to offer his expertise regarding the best spots for first-time visitors to Los Angeles.
The Santa Monica Pier
One of the doctor’s favorite weekend activities is a day spent by the iconic Santa Monica Pier, which offers the opportunity to simply relax on the beach while gazing out at the Pacific Ocean. With the Venice Beach Boardwalk within walking distance of the pier, visitors can experience some classic Los Angeles locales in a single day, capping off the day by taking a nighttime ride on the pier’s famous rollercoaster and Ferris wheel.
Pauley Pavilion and the Staples Center
As a graduate of UCLA and a huge fan of basketball, Dr. Solomon believes anyone even remotely interested in sports should make a point in watching a basketball game in either arena. Both Pauley Pavilion and the Staples Center are rich with history and honor some of the game’s greatest players and coaches, and it is often the case that these Los Angeles sports icons can be found sitting amongst those in the crowd.
The Downtown LA Art Walk
Art enthusiasts are likely aware of the thriving art scene Los Angeles has cultivated over the years, and visitors can get a full sampling of everything the city has to offer by taking part in this free event held on the second Thursday of each month.