Fun for the Whole Family…L.A. Style:
Summer Activities in Woodland Hills
When one thinks of Los Angeles at summertime, immediately the prerequisite images come to mind: Heading outdoors, eating ice cream cones, crashing a pool party and wiggling that fantastic figure in a barely-there bikini on the beach. While L.A. may boast some of the greatest weather in the U.S. throughout the whole year, summer is arguably the best season around these parts (and not just because of the beautiful California girls in those bikinis) – sure, Angelinos do Halloween parties and Christmas lights with the best of them, but they do summer even better with longer days, cooler nights and a virtually infinite list of things to do in and around the city.
Get excited for the summer season with our comprehensive roundup of fun events and activities to indulge in during the upcoming months in Woodland Hills.
Go For a Swim
If taking to a cool, sparkling pool is your idea of enjoying the summer, look no further than the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center , referred to as “the crown jewel” of the City of Calabasas for the many programs and amenities it offers to the Woodland Hills community. Built in 1969 as a private club, the Tennis and Swim Center was purchased in 1994 by the City of Calabasas and now boasts an aquatics department and facilities, considered one of the best in Southern California. The facilities offer two pools, one of which is a Junior Olympic variant with eight lanes and the other a small swim instructor pool for children under six, with both being heated year-round at a comfortable 82-degrees. Lifeguards are on duty here seven days a week from morning until eight pm, with swim team, swim instruction, master swim program and open swim opportunities available. The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center also offers other summertime activities including tennis, fitness, massage and events.
Go See a Play
Is drama your thing? Does the idea of reveling in powerful summertime theater thrill you more during the warm months than going to the beach? Theatricum Botanicum Entertainment is your venue when searching for unique summer activities in Woodland Hills, with a mission to elevate, educate and entertain audiences of all ages by presenting thought-provoking classics, socially-relevant plays and education programs in a beautiful, natural outdoor sanctuary for the arts. A true renaissance theater founded by Will Geer in 1973, Theatricum Botanicum offers a diversity of programming from Shakespeare and poetry to folk music and the development of future playwrights – all to help understand the world we live in and embrace our shared humanity.
Check Out Some Awesome Cars
What red-blooded American male didn’t feel their pulses racing – a bit of pun intended – when the gorgeous micro-miniskirted babes grinded their “assets” and twirled those racing flags in the Fast & The Furious films? This same kind of heated enthusiasm and passion is captured during Supercar Sunday, the only weekly global auto show representing such enviable automotive diversity and raw spirit. From the most exotic and rarest of vehicles the world over to the hottest imports, muscle cars, hot rods, “one-offs” and everything in-between, Supercar Sunday has become a staple in many Los Angelinos’ lives on a weekly basis. Here, the illustration of passion for the automobile and amazing camaraderie of the automotive community in Southern California is on vivid display, with everyone from celebrities and race car drivers to designers and just “regular car guys” sharing in the excitement. This is the place to see and be seen this summer if you are an automotive enthusiast.
Bring a Picnic to Warner Park
Warner Center Park, situated at 5800 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, has become home of the Valley Cultural Center, providing diverse programs and events in the arts that bring together talent, community and business throughout the San Fernando Valley. A whole roster of seasonal events take place here, including concerts, film festivals and even Shakespeare on the Green, in addition to Children’s Performance Series programs and a July 4th Extravaganza not to be missed. One of the most popular draws of Warner Center Park is the Movies on the Green event, scheduled for Saturday evenings beginning on July 23 and running through August 27, and featuring a genuine theatrical screen that’s 30-feet wide and which boasts high-resolution digital projection and a concert-quality sound system. Presented this year by UCLA Health, Movies on the Green provides the perfect excuse for an evening picnic in the park, and, as always, attendance is free.
Play Some Games Together
Sometimes, you just have to give in to your inner gamer – and when that happens, there’s no place like Play It Loud. Established in 2016, Play It Loud was inspired by and created for the interests and demands of today’s influential leading generation, offering the perfect backdrop for birthday parties, gaming, dancing and group gatherings of all kinds. This venue seeks to connect people of all ages through music, dance and video games, representing itself as a “premium entertainment locale serving Woodland Hills that is spearheading a revolutionary social culture via innovative programming and design” – but what that equates to is a multi-faceted facility that encourages families to leave the seclusion of texting and mobile device usage behind while bringing people together by way of universal avenues of entertainment so that they may create lasting relationships and bonds. Indeed, this is something sorely missing from today’s society at large, and Play It Loud offers the perfect summertime solution.
Go To a Free Concert
Once again referring to Warner Center Park’s outstanding summertime lineup of event series, there’s really nowhere else in L.A. that offers quite the roundup of things to do this summer season – beyond the aforementioned Movies on the Green and its awesome picnic opportunities, the Valley Cultural Center headlines its Concerts on the Green series at Warner Center Park, running on Sunday evenings from June 5 to August 28 (except for July 3). With plenty of room for a late afternoon picnic with the whole family here as well, get ready to be entertained by headline performances like Ticket to Ride – Tribute to the Beatles, WANTED – The Ultimate Tribute to Bon Jovi and Glenn Leonard’s Temptations Revue.
Go to Visit Leonis Adobe Museum
The Leonis Adobe Museum is a historical monument and living history museum dedicated to restoring, preserving and sharing California ranch life as it was in the 1880s. Designated as a Los Angeles City Cultural Landmark #1, this 1880s working ranch hearkens back to California’s yesteryear, with the related Leonis Adobe Association linking people today with the past through public, education and organizational programs developed to experience rich California history. A plethora of field trips and tours can be arranged to this cultural icon, so if something a bit different is on the agenda for this summer, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at the Leonis Adobe Museum.
Summer activities in Woodland Hills are all that you make of them, and the aforementioned venues will have you seriously redefining “summer getaway” for the upcoming sizzling months.