The best spots to go at night

Irene Nesbitt

Like most big cities after the sun goes down, Los Angeles offers a vast array of fun activities  you can partake in at night. If you don’t have time to plan for a big evening affair such as attending a performance arts show, don’t worry, here’s an abundance of nightlife options, at the spur of the moment, you can enjoy with friends and family at free or low cost.

Enjoy a late night out, bowling with your friends. Bowling is a perfect way to get in tune with your competitive side. The Jewel City Bowl is located in Glendale and their hours of operations runs from Sunday to Thursday until 1 in the morning. And on Fridays and Saturdays until 2 in the morning. Shoe rentals run at $3 a pair and game rates runs at $3.50 per person before 5.00 p.m. and after that at $5.50 per person, per game. Located on 135 Glendal Ave. in the city of Glendale, having fun here never stops.

Looking to stay active, but want to have fun at the same time? Look no further than Northridge SkateLand.  Their “Revolution” new skate time starts on Oct. 26. from 8:30 p.m-midnight. Admission is $12.00 and the hottest DJ’s from around Los Angeles will play the latest hip hop, r&b, pop, and dance music until midnight. Located on 18140 Parthenia near North hills the atmosphere here is awesome.

Catch the  view of Los Angeles for free and park at a safe, marked viewing spot on the side of Mulholland Drive to see a beautiful night view of Hollywood, the city of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Take the 405 to the 101 to get there and take in the sights. The most easterly of the conservancy’s scenic overlooks, the Hollywood Bowl Amphitheater, downtown Los Angeles, and, on a clear day, the ocean and Catalina Island. To the east, the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Observatory are clearly visible, and to the north the San Fernando Valley.

For student looking for excitement, street art, and other various kinds of entertainment, the Venice Beach Boardwalk is the spot for you. Students can see street and break dance performers, listen to live musicians play their songs for free and feel the cool crisp coastal air at night. Parking is available at the end of Venice Boulevard right on the beach. Daily rates range from $3 to $10 depending on where you park at and parking is also available between North and South Venice Boulevard. The Beach is located on 1800 Ocean Front Walk in Venice.

Someone past the popcorn, the New Beverly Cinema midnight shows are $7. And all tickets to their Grindhouse film festival are $9.00. Check out and enjoy a movie at midnight, with a friend. Meters on Beverly now operate until 8 p.m. every night and non-metered parking is generally available on Formosa Avenue.,and is unrestricted after 6 p.m. all day on Sunday. The cinema is located on 7165 Beverly Bvd. in Los Angeles.

Now that you know where some awesome night spots are located, let your hair down and go have some fun.