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aktiwers
July 13th, 2008, 04:54 AM
Hi all,

Im on a vacation in California and we are driving to LA tomorrow.

Could anyone who has been there or live(d) there recommend some cool or must see areas to go visit?

Thanks!

Silpheed2K
July 13th, 2008, 05:04 AM
American Gladiators

Bubba64
July 13th, 2008, 05:08 AM
La Brea Tar Pits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Brea_Tar_Pits

schauerlich
July 13th, 2008, 05:09 AM
Will you be coming to NorCal at all? I could give you much better advice about the north than the south.

aktiwers
July 13th, 2008, 05:38 AM
Thanks both suggestions are great, keep em coming! :)

I don't know about the north yet, but we might go. What would you suggest? I always wanted to go see Redwood up there.

LaRoza
July 13th, 2008, 05:47 AM
La Brea Tar Pits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Brea_Tar_Pits

+1 Although it should be "The Tar Pits" or "La Brea Pits"

Bubba64
July 13th, 2008, 06:12 AM
+1 Although it should be "The Tar Pits" or "La Brea Pits"

I thought of the Pitts but then it would be everybody showing up at Brangelina's :)

schauerlich
July 13th, 2008, 06:13 AM
Thanks both suggestions are great, keep em coming! :)

I don't know about the north yet, but we might go. What would you suggest? I always wanted to go see Redwood up there.

Most of northern california is on fire right now, so you might not want to wander off into the woods...

San Francisco is always a good choice. The Exploritorium has a bunch of nifty interactive physics experiments. Think a science fair, but with big boys and a big budget. Really cool. :)

aysiu
July 13th, 2008, 08:06 AM
The Getty is a beautiful museum, and it's free.

The Huntington Gardens are also beautiful but on the way other side of town.

aktiwers
July 14th, 2008, 07:03 AM
Thanks for the suggestions guys! I went there today and saw China Town, the skyscrapers, Hollywood bvd, Drove on mulholland drive and visited some walking street kind of places and drove around in different random areas. I love L.A!

Sadly I didnt go see any of your suggestions today I had to settle with my family about what to do, but I am here for a whole month so I can go another day. Therefore I am still open for suggestions :)

Thanks agains

kpkeerthi
July 14th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Visit Venice Beach
Pacific Coast Highway
City Walk
Universal Studios
Disney Land
Drive to San Diego (Zoo, Beaches, Sea World)

Erdaron
July 14th, 2008, 07:18 AM
The Getty is a beautiful museum, and it's free.

+1

Also, I second Mullholland drive - beautiful scenery. I really liked Malibu in general, gorgeous place.

There are also some really good improv comedy shows you can see, at IO West (http://west.ioimprov.com/) and UCB Theater LA (http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/). (Unfortunately, IO is closed until July 24th, on account of a car ramming into it). If you've like Upright Citizen Brigade or Kids in the Hall or Hollow Men, you might enjoy these venues very much. Don't expect Whose Line Is It Anyway type deal.

There's also a place called Skooby's (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=6654+Hollywood+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA&sll=34.103667,-118.335038&sspn=0.004202,0.006652&layer=c&ie=UTF8&ll=34.103312,-118.335135&spn=0.008404,0.013304&z=16&iwloc=addr&cbll=34.101563,-118.3354&panoid=QTSCBURhde3nwwgL9G03fw) right on Hollywood Blvd that has amazing hotdogs. I stop by there every time I visit LA.

aktiwers
July 14th, 2008, 07:22 AM
Visit Venice Beach - Will be going there next week
Pacific Coast Highway - Thanks I will look into this!
City Walk - Is this in Santa Monica?
Universal Studios - have been there 2 times
Disney Land - and 2 times here too
Drive to San Diego (Zoo, Beaches, Sea World) - Good idea I have been there once, but only driving through. So I didnt really do anything there. I will look into this as wel

Thanks for the suggestions! :)

Oh and I have already been to Vegas some times as well, so I wont be going there this time.

lisati
July 14th, 2008, 07:29 AM
+1 for DisneyLand, though it's probably got some new rides since I was there in 1971. (And yes, I remember seeing Walt Disney on TV in the 1960s)

(EDIT: insert "adjectives deleted" comment here, my Wifi packed a sad for a few minutes while editing)

Two rides that stand out in my mind have since had movies made: Pirates of the Caribbean & The Haunted Mansion.

AnLGP
July 14th, 2008, 07:48 AM
watch the movie before going to mullholland dr.

alcatraz? I'm in delaware so if that doesn't make sense you'll know why.

gletob
July 14th, 2008, 08:18 AM
Tennessee and Kentucky are the only states I've been in that don't touch the Atlantic so I can't help

rolnics
July 14th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Visit Venice Beach
Pacific Coast Highway


I was going to ask what's special about this, but just looked it up! I can see why you mentioned it!

I'd better make a note of that one for if and when I visit the States!

Tikkun olam
July 14th, 2008, 09:53 AM
Channel Islands National Park (http://www.nps.gov/chis/)
Amir's Garden (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Famirsgarden.org%2F&ei=UBd7SIKjEZKqtQODqJmYDw&usg=AFQjCNHaniFiVX4jQp0FuWIuAxx4RCdfNQ&sig2=nXiWEYMqzTp18VoSsbPA6g)
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park (http://www.palosverdes.com/rpv/recreationparks/AbaloneCoveShoreline/index.cfm)
Arroyo Sequit Park (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nps.gov%2Fsamo%2Fplanyourvisi t%2Farroyosequit.htm&ei=dRd7SP75AZmIsAOznYGHDw&usg=AFQjCNFpVerCMXrpZfUgtLPbXjajKiyOcQ&sig2=FfV37B689eWML0oHBFzbxw)

kpkeerthi
July 14th, 2008, 12:55 PM
City Walk is in Holywood - If you've been to Universal Studios, you might have been to City Walk already. Its very close (adjacent?)

Just remembered about Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade. Plan to be here for dinner. :)

bodaciousllama
July 14th, 2008, 06:31 PM
alcatraz? I'm in delaware so if that doesn't make sense you'll know why.

that's the bay area, but it's still a pretty cool place to visit.

if you're into science and stuff, the California Science Center is actually pretty cool.

There's also the Queen Mary out in Long Beach.

Theme-park wise, you've got Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags (plus Sea World, Legoland and San Diego Wild Animal Park down in SD).

Old Town Pasadena is nice

And for good authentic Mexican food, Olvera Street can't be beat; it's in downtown right across from Union Station