My parents made their annual 4th of July visit, which means I had to figure about a bunch of touristy things to do. I always try to throw in some new things to do, which usually isn't hard in LA, but after their 7th year straight, pickings get slim.
I delved deep into my brain and came up with a few decent places:
Griffith Park, Travel Town, and the Observatory
The Wild Animal Park in Escondido
Fourth of July at the Hollywood Bowl - the LA Philharmonic & Vince Gill
Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
La Brea Tar Pits
After all this, I think I need a vacation from my vacation!