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SoCal, What's Good?
West Hollywood Park Tennis Courts
What it is:
Your serve will never be as killer as Serena's. But, you can still play a remarkable tennis match — for free! — in West Hollywood. The roof of the six-story parking garage next to the WeHo Library features three tennis courts that are open to everyone from rookies to Williams-sister wannabes.
Why it's cool:
The panoramic view of the surrounding Beverly and Hollywood hills is breathtaking.
You should know:
When you arrive at the garage, hand over your driver's license to a security guard on the first floor. They'll pass you a keycard that will give you access to this tennis paradise. (And they validate parking!)