Special Section: CBSLA.com’s Father’s Day Guide

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A Walking Guide For A Day Of Sports, Bars, Entertainment, Relaxation and Good Grub

L.A. LIVE (800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles) is a unique sports and entertainment complex encompassing several city blocks in downtown Los Angeles and is filled with world-class restaurants, cinemas, music clubs, Nokia theater and STAPLES sports arena. Open since December of 2008, L.A. LIVE is considered by many to be the premiere venue for musical performances, award shows, sporting events and family entertainment. Two excellent lodging choices, the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles share a single tower on the premises and offer luxurious comfort, so you can play and stay to your heart’s content. – Liz Laing

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Ritz-Carlton Spa

900 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90015
Treat your special guy to a “Gentlemen’s Therapy” treatment at the Ritz Carlton Spa – Los Angeles and let him relax and forget about all the stress of the week. Choose among an Executive Massage, Neck and Shoulders Relief, Men’s Performance Facial and Hand/Foot Grooming. The luxurious 8,000-sq. ft. spa has a sleek, modern design and provides a welcome and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Beginning with a glass of champagne, guests will be pampered with personalized service throughout their stay.

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1011 S. Figueroa Street, Suite B101
Los Angeles, California 90015

Catch the Dodgers vs. Astros game at 1:10p.m. on Sunday (6/19) at ESPN Zone, the ultimate place for sports viewing. Come and see why it was voted one of the top 10 sports bars in the country. If you’re not into baseball, you’re bound to find a sport you like on one of more than 100 large-screen HD televisions displayed throughout the establishment. Immerse yourself in the ultimate viewing environment in the Screening Room and Studio Grill. When you’re ready for a little action, check-out the Sports Arena on the second floor, featuring over 45 interactive arcade games. Sports fans will love this place. Game time munchies include American grill food, such as wings, pizza and burgers.

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Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14

1000 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90015

Catch a movie at the Regal Cinemas LA LIVE and take your pick from several original and independent films at the LA Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, June 26. Over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries will be screened. The Los Angeles Film Festival is in its 17th year and is a wonderful showcase of global talent. Check website for listings.

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Grammy Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A245
Los Angeles, CA 90015

If your man is a music fan, be sure and visit the Grammy Museum at LA LIVE (entrance on Figueroa Street), which celebrates all forms of music, as well as the rich cultural history of the GRAMMY® Awards (held at STAPLES Center for the past several years). Dozens of dynamic exhibits occupy the four floors of the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, providing an interactive and entertaining experience for all. Visitors will experience an insider’s view of the creative process of making music, and be inspired by the power of music at this educational and entertaining venue.

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ION Rooftop Pool Bar

JW Marriott Los Angeles
900 W. Olympic Blvd. 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Time for more relaxation… Meet family or friends for drinks and appetizers at ION Rooftop Bar, located on the 4th floor of the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live. Every Sunday from 1p.m. to 7p.m. patrons can experience Live Sundays at ION Rooftop Bar. With a drink in hand, sit back, bask in the So Cal sunshine and listen to the latest tunes by the most sought after DJs.

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Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
24th Floor
900 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90015

Lastly, treat dad to a special dinner at WP24, Wolfgang Puck’s premiere Asian restaurant, 24-floors above the streets of Los Angeles. This award-winning restaurant, features outstanding sushi and small plates, complemented by sake and Asian beers. Chef Puck’s passion for Asian cuisine is clearly evident here and is reflected through specialized ingredients and dynamic flavors. For those looking for a more casual dining experience, the spacious lounge at WP24 also provides fantastic panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles.

  1. John S. says:

    Great roundup. I didn’t know some of these places were there!

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