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What To Do For A Day In LA?  
User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

I'm off to SFO for a week in August. I've been many times before so I thought I'd try a day trip somewhere. The only place you can fly to for less than $160 seems to be LAX withAA/UA. (I've looked at WN from OAK -no joy). So what can I do for a few hours in LA? I've already been to Santa Monica, La Brea tar pits, Hollywood so any suggestions? Whats the public transport like from LAX?
Any suggestions for other destinations from SFO around August 9th, has to involve flying!

Thanks

Chris


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Go spotting? Do some touristy stuff (Hollywood Blvd etc)


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User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9302 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Melrose Avenue and Sony Picture Studios.


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User currently offlineMalmoaviation From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 385 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Try to get a picture of a celeb in Bev Hills? Eat at Mcdonnalds?  Smile

User currently offlineOldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1524 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

If you are into surfing at all or just enjoy watching it, Get to West Jetty park in Newport Beach and watch the mayhem when 10 or 15,ft waves crash into maybe 2 ft. of water.I tis an amazing sight to see when the surf is high.Just follow Balboa Blvd. to the end and there you are. One warning, if the place is jumping you, might have a LONG walk.


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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5507 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Quoting Oldman55 (Reply 4):
Get to West Jetty park in Newport Beach and watch the mayhem when 10 or 15,ft waves crash into maybe 2 ft. of water.

Agreed. This area is just nice in general and is not as "touristy" as most other places around the LA/OC area. It's a few hours by bus from LA, or an hour or so (with good traffic) with a car.


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3500 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

If you're going to take a day trip from SFO, I can think of a bunch of places more interesting than Los Angeles, particularly if you've already been there...

Lake Tahoe
Las Vegas
Redwoods National Park
Yosemite
Richmond (just to accentuate how I feel about LA  Wink)



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User currently offlineVivek0072 From India, joined Jun 2005, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Peterson Auto museum, LA Brea Tar pits. LACMA.


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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

Quoting Highpeaklad (Thread starter):
Whats the public transport like from LAX?

It's great. There are tons of buses that take you directly from the airport to the rent-a-car places.

Quoting Highpeaklad (Thread starter):
what can I do for a few hours in LA?

Shopping:
Melrose (as stated above)

Drinking/eating:
The Ivy (if you're into the whole celeb spotting thing. the patio is pretty cool)

Beach:
Venice

'Alternate lifestyle':
Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood

Mexican spotting:
Everywhere  Wink


User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

I couldn't go to LA for a day. Toooo much to see and do! I've been in LA twice and I still haven't seen everything I want to see. I stayed in a Motel at Venice Beach my last time and it was excellent. I love LA  bouncy 


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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Go on a Sunday and catch an afternoon Dodgers game.....and do a Dodger Dog with mustard and onions  yummy  ...

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2469 times:
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I Also have love for LA, i usually go to Universal City, but you really gotta have the day for that from LAX to Universal City by public trans. is a good hour each way, its fun they have food, stores, movies, Universal Studios theme park.


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