Don’t know what to do post-Rose Bowl? Well, you could always head over to the Grove (6301 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles). The holidays at this outdoor promenade are fun for the whole family. Live musical performances in the past have included superstar Jada Pinkett-Smith’s rock band Wicked Wisdom. The dancing fountain has also been a ginormous tourist attraction. Watch streams of water sway to music from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and other voices from yesteryear. Or check out a new release at the Grove Pacific Theater. The Grove also has a twin sister – the Americana at Brand (853 Americana Way, Glendale).

Another stop is the Magic Castle (7001 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles). Magic used to be for mouth-breathers and Trekkies, but it takes on a uniquely elegant persona at this Hollywood Hills supper club. The rules stipulate that you must get dressed up – pay your respects to the fantasy, man. Then ooh and ah at illusionists as they treat you to old tricks like the rabbit in the hat.

For an even freakier foray into family fun, take your loved ones to the Hollywood Wax Museum (6767 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles). Celebs like Donald Trump and Michael Jackson have been rendered in wax with some surprising results. This tourist attraction is both funny and disturbing.

However, if your idea of a good time is a bit more cutting edge (and decidedly less run of the mill), there are a number of great establishments.

Club Nokia (800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles) Hats off to Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street for being the site of the coolest new nightspot in the city. Acts like CSS and Bloc Party have taken the stage here giving many Angelenos a taste of unforgettable chic among a sea of dive bars and played out venues. And since this club is still relatively new, it has yet to garner a reputation (good or bad) for its crowd. Therefore, anyone can go and enjoy the show without any certain level of snobbery.

The Highlands Hollywood (6801 Hollywood Blvd., # 433, Los Angeles) A strange phenomenon occurs every weekend at Hollywood & Highland. Shoppers, while in a mad rush to get to their parked cars are almost certain to bump into herds of 21- to 34-year-old girls who look like rejects from the Pussycat Dolls and guys who take their fashion cues from men like Usher and Justin Timberlake. Where are all these fabulous folks going? Why, to the Highlands. This club is like being in Vegas for the weekend. And it’s not as niche as Silver Lake and Echo Park and thankfully not as far as Culver City.

Elevate Lounge (811 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2100, Los Angeles) For a split second, Elevate gives off the impression that one has teleported to SoHo in New York. With its sleek, Asian-infused architecture and sprawling views, Elevate is a strong force in the newly worshipped downtown scene. And despite the overall fabulousness of the space, the staff here still behaves like human beings – warm, friendly and personable human beings. This club will send any scenester into an orgasmic frenzy.

Eagle L.A. (4219 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles) While there’s plenty of solidarity within the gay community, there’s also a lot of diversity. For the boy who loves leatha, this Silver Lake bar is heaven on earth. Catch yourself a big bear or a studly grandpa who will be more than happy to show you the ways of the world over a tasty green apple martini.

Bliss Art House Coffee (1249 Vine St., Los Angeles) It’s a fairly ordinary coffee shop with an extraordinary double life. Every Monday night at Bliss, singers and songwriters test their material in this shy little watering hole. See tomorrow’s stars today while sampling tasty treats at ridiculously agreeable prices.

Molly Malone’s (575 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles) Welcome to a great Irish pub that you don’t have to be Gaelic to appreciate. Located on the edge of Miracle Mile, across the street from Park La Brea, Molly Malone’s is super fun and full of neighborhood charm. Check out fantastic local bands looking to steal your heart, or make friends with any of the 21- to 34-year olds looking to kick it with their peers.

Tangier (2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles) Better make your reservations quick, because this club’s restaurant was distinguished with “Best Burger in L.A.” honors. Aside from attracting celebs like Tricky, Christina Aguilera and Zooey Deschanel, Tangier has also hosted performances from bands like L.A.’s own the Good Listeners (whose music last appeared in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada). Create/Fixate (613 Imperial St., Los Angeles) Art and music make a perfect match at this fun and visually captivating event. It’s located downtown on the corner of shady and sketchy, but is no less fun. DJs spin the finest in drum & bass, house and dub, which is the perfect backdrop to all the cool paintings, sculpture and mixed media works you’ll be drooling over.

Minx (300 Harvey Drive, Glendale) Crooner Ne-Yo (who can currently be heard every two seconds on pop radio stations everywhere) recently played a highly publicized show at this Glendale nightclub. While it’s not located in the heart of Hollywood, Minx is no less thrilling. You’ll marvel at the slew of beautiful people from Pasadena, and the surrounding Griffith Park areas who simply want a change of pace from the same-old, same-old.