City Without Limits

Los Angeles (Cont.)

40. GET YOUR CLIMBING FIX at Rockreation, in West L.A. The city's largest climbing gym (10,000 square feet of vertical terrain) is open late: You can practice in the evenings so you're ready for weekend bouldering in Malibu Creek State Park. (310-207-7199,

41. STAY UP ALL NIGHT at the downtown Standard, a midcentury-modern hotel with stylish rooms, a retro-glam rooftop bar that's mobbed on weekends, and a 24-hour diner where waitresses in microminis serve killer fish-and-chips. (Doubles, from $165; 212-892-8080,

42. SPRINT the steep, three-quarter-mile road to the Getty Museum, head for the coffee cart (order an iced cortado—it's not on the menu), and wander through the lush, three-acre Central Garden, designed by artist Robert Irwin. (310-440-7330,

43. LIVE TO RIDE curvy, scenic Mulholland Highway through the Santa Monica Mountains to the Rock Store (818-889-1311), a quintessential hillside biker bar where you might catch Jay Leno rubbing elbows with burly dudes on big, bad hogs. Eagle Rider rents Harleys for $130 a day. (800-501-8687,

44. COVET beautifully crafted artisan bikes and load up on European nutrition supplements at Triathlete Zombies. The well-stocked, well-staffed retail mecca for runners, bikers, and swimmers has locations in Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach. (310-315-1485,

45. CANNONBALL into one of two Olympic-size outdoor pools at Pasadena's Rose Bowl Aquatics Center—a perfect cooldown after running the 3.1-mile loop around the nearby Rose Bowl stadium. (626-564-0330,

46. SWILL PBR downtown at the Golden Gopher. The smartly renovated 1905 bar—adorned (don't ask us why) with gold-plated gopher lamps—is among the newest additions to the L.A. club scene and draws a mix of hipsters, neighborhood regulars, and suits. (213-614-8001)

47. SCREEN AND BE SEEN at Hollywood's funkiest movie theater: the Cinerama Dome at ArcLight Cinemas. Housed in a geodesic dome, it features a state-of-the-art sound system, a curved, 86-foot-wide screen, reserved seats for 800-plus, and a gourmet snack bar serving fresh caramel popcorn. (323-464-1478,

48. HIT A BULL'S-EYE in Pasadena's Lower Arroyo Seco Park, where the Roving Archers club offers free archery lessons every Saturday morning at nine o'clock sharp. (626-447-7600,

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