If watching sports isn’t your thing, Los Angeles offers a myriad of alternatives to watching the big game. From museums to the last of dineLA restaurant week, to paddle-boarding and more, here are the best things to get into on game day.

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See Disney’s “Aladdin”
Pantages Theater
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(800) 982-2787
www.hollywoodpantages.com
Date: February 4, 2018

Bright and colorful costumes, exciting set designs, an award-winning score and a magical story come together in Disney’s production of “Aladdin” at The Pantages. An ideal musical for the entire family, “Aladdin” is the tale of a poor young man who stumbles upon a magical golden lamp and its personality-filled Genie, who fulfills his wishes to find true love with Princess Jasmine. It’s a happily ever after kind of show that is a fun outing with the kids.

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Go Water Biking
110 N. Marina Dr.
Long Beach CA, 90803
(562) 546-2493
www.lbwaterbikes.com

Not into the Super Bowl? Why not get out on the water and get active? Head over to Long Beach Waterbikes, where you can get out on the open water and engage in this fun activity! Prices are reasonable and they are open until 4pm on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

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Get Cultural
Multiple Museums

Do you love seeing art and exhibits? There are plenty of museums across the Southland to visit instead of watching the Super Bowl. Head to the Petersen Automotive Museum to see a variety of classic cars, as well as the iconic DeLorean from the “Back To The Future” movie, or check out “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” at the Broad, and more. The Getty and The Getty Villa are also top museums that will keep you engaged all day long. Visit our guide to the 14 Best Museums In Los Angeles for other ideas.

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“X:40 Years Of Punk In Los Angeles”
The GRAMMY Museum
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-6800
www.grammymuseum.org

On Super Bowl Sunday, head to the Grammy Museum and experience on of LA’s coolest art exhibits right now: “X: 40 Years of Punk In Los Angeles,” which is a tribute to those like Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake and others who made an impact on the LA music scene. The collection puts together photographs, instruments, clothing, and handwritten lyrics by Cervenka and Doe, artwork by Cervenka, concert flyers and much more.

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Visit Smorgasburg L.A.
777 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
www.rowdtla.com

What started out in New York and came to Los Angeles in 2016 has quickly become a go-to weekly event to attend for foodies and those who want to experience a great outing. Open every Sunday in downtown Los Angeles at the Row DTLA from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Smorgasburg features the city’s most exciting food vendors all in one place in addition to vintage, design, crafts and other shopping items on offer.

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Take A Bike Ride From Santa Monica To The South Bay

Beautiful weather and the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop make Santa Monica an ideal destination to start your two-wheeled adventure. So, if you’re looking to skip sitting on the coach for the Super Bowl, head to Santa Monica, rent a bike at one of the many vendors along the beach (or bring your own) and ride as far South as you would like. Pack a bag with some water, sunscreen and snacks and take a break along the way on the sand and enjoy a small picnic. Or if your heart desires, stop in Manhattan Beach or even farther in Redondo Beach and enjoy brunch or lunch at one of the many oceanfront restaurants. 

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See “Becoming Los Angeles” Exhibit
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 763-3466
www.nhm.org

The permanent exhibit tells the 500 year story about how Southern California went from being a tiny pueblo to the sprawling city it is today. It’s a fascinating look into how time has made Los Angeles into one of the world’s most important cultural cities.

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Take An Aerial Photo Flight Of Los Angeles
Long Beach Airport
www.flynyon.com

For those that love to push the limits and want to see L.A. in another way, hanging their feet out a helicopter as they capture a perfect photo of some of L.A.’s most iconic areas is a great idea! FlyNYON is the ultimate doors off aerial experience which allows plenty of time to capture everything the City of Angels has to offer. Dependent on the time of day, seasons, weather, each photo flight (around 45 minutes) is tailored to what you would like to see. Have your camera ready to snap one of the many iconic sites like the Hollywood sign, Getty Museum, Dodgers Stadium, or take a shoe selfie above the Pacific Ocean.

Jordan Schlecter is the editor for CBSLA’s “Best of Los Angeles” & “Best of Orange County”
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