The Great Los Angeles Heatwave of September 2014 has dragged on for nearly a week now and as temps hold their place in the triple-digits and air conditioners run non-stop, the LADWP reports there's been record-breaking demand for energy. Experts are recommending people stay inside and hide for the hot parts of the day, but if you want to conserve energy or you're just getting stir-crazy in your house or office, we've collected a few choice locations around LA where you can spend a whole day (or at least the hottest hours) luxuriating in someone else's air conditioning.
↑ LACMA: With its many buildings, this cavernous repository of art and artifacts easily contains enough treasures to keep you busy for a day. It also has WiFi and a cafe.
↑ Glendale Galleria: One of the benefits of old-fashioned indoor malls is that they are indoors. From the moment you walk through that groundfloor door at the Bloomingdale's in the Galleria, the temperature drops about 10 degrees. The mall isn't going to offer a ton of cultural diversion like LACMA will, but it does make for excellent people-watching and presents multiple opportunities to get some Christmas shopping done early.
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↑ Central Library: Many libraries throughout LA County have made themselves available as cooling centers because of this insane-o heat. The huge Central Library, in addition to being nice to look at, is likely to have some corner that isn't already occupied by someone with a laptop. Plus, there's a place to heat so you can stay for hours.
↑ Taping of The Price Is Right: Tapings take forever. You might not get fed and you might be sitting around for a long time, but all this will happen inside an air-conditioned CBS building. Plus, you might eventually win a new jet ski or trip to Cleveland. Be sure to book an early taping to assure that the hottest part of the day is spent inside, instead of waiting in a line to get inside, which would be the worst possible thing that could happen to you this week.
↑ California Science Center and California African American Museum: Often overshadowed by the wonderful Natural History Museum, these two museums nestled in Exposition Park also have a lot to offer, including incredible art exhibits and an entire space shuttle. Plus they're free.
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