You’ve seen the hashtag below Instagram photos of your friends brunching or hiking each weekend, and you’ve seen celebrities you follow on Twitter use the hashtag to brag that they are at some cool museum or amusement park. So what is the madness that is #SundayFunday, anyway?
Of course, our trusty friend Urban Dictionary has a thought on the matter: “By celebrating the "Sunday Funday" you can extend your weekend festivities just a little longer before hanging up your party pants.” “Sunday Funday” simply is a movement of people reclaiming the last day of their weekend as a time to do something extra, as opposed to the “lazy day” that it has been traditionally.
Get ready to be schooled in several of the unique, adventurous, and in no way lazy activities Los Angeles has to offer that will make you the Sunday activity connoisseur of your social circle. Step aside Saturday, because Sunday just got a lot more amazing.
Whether it’s after church or a rough Saturday night out, Sunday brunch is always a good decision. Bloody Marys and Mimosas were designed for days like these!
Tavern: It's a popular favorite among Yelp users, Tavern offers gourmet brunch selections for the more fancy brunch goers of Los Angeles.
The Four Seasons Hotel: This Sunday all-you-can-eat brunch spot is served buffet style with a twist. Ten stations await you to place a custom order, along with two drink stations offering fresh juices and Bloody Marys.
Urth Café: With four Los Angeles locations, Urth Café makes a great healthy brunch spot on Sundays or any other day of the week. Pair your brunch craving with one of their gourmet coffee creations or their famous boba drinks.
Sunday is the perfect day to get cultured! Impress your friends and co-workers Monday morning by discussing current art and culture exhibits open in LA. All of these have operating hours on Sundays.
LACMA: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has even more programming and tours Sunday than on weekdays. All summer long there are events happening on Sundays such as topical discussions and concerts in addition to all the amazing art exhibits. Added bonus: the iconic light posts outside the museum are the PERFECT spot for a great Sunday Instgram photo. Don’t forget to hashtag #SundayFunday.
The Museum of Jurassic Technology: If the title doesn’t completely confuse you, the exhibits will! A mixture of off-beat inventions and art, this Culver City gem will become a good conversation starter and something you need to see at least once.
Getty Villa: You may have been to the famous Getty museum, but this Malibu offshoot is a great Sunday find. Located on the beach, the Getty Villa not only has a plethora of art and sculptures, but great outdoor exhibits and gardens to peruse in the sunshine.
Although Sunday nights are usually spent in despair about the impending Monday doom, the nighttime can be better spent in LA. Besides bars and restaurants, here are some more Sunday night ideas.
Comedy: Clubs like The Groundlings, The Comedy Union, Hollywood Improv and MI Westside all have Sunday night shows! There is no better way to get your mind off the Monday blues than to laugh uncontrollably. While you are there, you can sign up for various classes to find out if you also have a funny bone.
Drive-In Movies: While you may already spend Sundays planted on the couch watching films, a drive-in is a simple and easy way to switch up your Sunday night a little. Most LA drive-in theaters show movies every night, so there is no excuse to not watch a movie out under the stars instead of indoors.
Griffith Observatory: If you haven’t been to this LA landmark at night, you are really missing out. Open till 10pm on Sundays, the view from the observatory overlooking the Los Angeles horizon is breathtaking.
For people that are homebodies, try a Sunday night culinary experience. Invite friends over for you to cook for them or propose an "Iron Chef" challenge. By making the dinner preparations the entertainment, it’s not just another night spent at home.