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User currently offline767AV From Colombia, joined Dec 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Hello all.

I have a trip to Los Angeles on December. It´s my first time on this city, so could you please let me know your opinions on good hotels and good areas to stay? I mean, places where I can find activities during the day and night (Restaurants, bars....). Any other advices about important places to go, atractions, etc are apperciated.

So I look forward to your comments.

Thanks and best regards,

767AV

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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

Quoting 767AV (Thread starter):
I have a trip to Los Angeles on December.

I'm sorry.  Wink Just kidding. LA is an interesting town and plenty to do though you can get caught up in the rat race very quickly and not have a good time.

Stay away from Hollywood and Highland! What a complete and total zoo and nothing but a tourist trap.

We were just there and visited some friends (he's a singer/songwriter who does soundtrack work for movies and TV) and had a nice quiet dinner at Kado (Japanese food) in The Grove which is right next to the Farmer's Market with our families. After dinner we listened to the band that was playing on the green for a while and then called it a night because of the young kids.

If you're single then there are plenty of places to get wild, crazy, and drunk all up and down Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Sunset if you're going to stick to the Hollywood area of town.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1507 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
If you're single then there are plenty of places to get wild, crazy, and drunk all up and down Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Sunset if you're going to stick to the Hollywood area of town.

Hollywood is overly crowded, my recommendations are Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, all have good night life you can walk too and will not get creamed on hotel prices.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1501 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
I'm sorry

 yes 

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
Just kidding

 no 


I am heading to LA next week for work. I personally HATE LA, there isn't a whole lot that I like about it...I like San Diego, I like San Francisco, but not LA. Oh well.

AA61Hvy made a good call with Marina del Ray. One of my buddies lives there and it's a heck of a place to be if you have to be in LA. I enjoy going to Chinatown for dinner - my favorite place is CBS Seafood on Spring. I've also heard that B's Wonton Noodle House is awesome, I'm going to check that out next week.

Have fun!


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1499 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 1):
Stay away from Hollywood and Highland! What a complete and total zoo and nothing but a tourist trap.

Did you bother to read 767AV's profile? He's an early 20s guy..from Bogota, what on earth do you think he expects to see? exactly the 1st thing all if not most tourist see when they go to a large tourist destination--even if it's 'to get it out of the way'. He can't go back home and say 'Oh, I didn't bother to see the Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame , Hollywood and Highland, etc, because it's such a tourist trap." Like any of his buds are gonna be able to relate to the Grove or Farmer's Market (don't get me wrong, they cool places..but not headliners)!

Dude, hit all of Hollywood Blvd (day)..and you might wanna stomp it at night because there are a slew of mid-to-upscale nightclubs there now..everything from Goth to 'Fashionista' settings. Hit Sunset Blvd day & nite and also storm Melrose Ave, the rest Santa Monica, Westwood (UCLA area), Beverly Hills is on autopilot and speaks for itself-

Have a good visit 767AV!


BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1492 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 4):
Did you bother to read 767AV's profile?

Lighten up Francis. Aren't you due back from your 15 minute break at Blockbuster where you are a "Movie Consultant"?  Wink

Let me caveat it a bit more to soothe your ruffled feathers...visit Hollywood and Highland, see the Chinese Theatre, check out the hand and footprints, see some stars on the sidewalk, get your picture taken with some of the horribly dressed and downright smelly actor impersonators on the street, maybe even get a snapshot of the Scientology Celebrity Center down the street and then get the heck out of there for calmer surrounds and more enjoyable stuff. 30 minutes there and you'll be set for life.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1484 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):

Lighten up Francis. Aren't you due back from your 15 minute break at Blockbuster where you are a "Movie Consultant"?

 rotfl 

if you have time i would go to San Diego i find it much better then LA

(plus you won't die from smog)


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1484 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):

Lighten up Francis. Aren't you due back from your 15 minute break at Blockbuster where you are a "Movie Consultant"?

Sure thing Alberta, where your IT skills ( plug & unplug telephone connecting switchboard operator ) are still useful in Backwater, Georgia  wink  - back atcha'...

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
Let me caveat it a bit more to soothe your ruffled feathers...visit Hollywood and Highland, see the Chinese Theatre, check out the hand and footprints, see some stars on the sidewalk, get your picture taken with some of the horribly dressed and downright smelly actor impersonators on the street, maybe even get a snapshot of the Scientology Celebrity Center down the street and then get the heck out of there for calmer surrounds and more enjoyable stuff. 30 minutes there and you'll be set for life.

Seriously, DG.. does it hurt to be a little less cynical of someone visiting America or a famed American City for the 1st time. I mean, imagine you going to his country/city for the 1st time...I seriously doubt he'd trash any part of it, he'd mostly likely suggest the best places that most people flock to. Depart from the negative, once in awhile..you might enjoy the feeling.



BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1482 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 7):
I seriously doubt he'd trash any part of it

i bet anyone would... thats not being cynical thats being nice

michael


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1479 times:

Quoting PAHS200 (Reply 8):

i bet anyone would... thats not being cynical thats being nice

Anyone would? And your solicitations for travel advice to foreign destinations has been...?


BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1473 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 7):
Seriously, DG.. does it hurt to be a little less cynical of someone visiting America or a famed American City for the 1st time.

It's not cynical but rather a honest view of that small section of the city. Visit it for sure to say you've been there but go spend times at better areas of the city.

Quoting BN747 (Reply 7):
I seriously doubt he'd trash any part of it, he'd mostly likely suggest the best places that most people flock to.

If you seriously think Hollywood and Highland is the best part of LA to visit then you have no business giving anyone travel advice.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1472 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 10):
It's not cynical but rather a honest view of that small section of the city. Visit it for sure to say you've been there but go spend times at better areas of the city.

That is 'your honest view' of the area, and I agree.. it is a tourist trap, but on my 1st visit to NYC, I went straight to the Empire State Building, then the WTC, etc, DC-the Washington Monument, SF-Ghiradelli Sq, Fishermans Wharf, Lombard St, the Golden Gate Bridge, etc, Seattle-the Space Needle - of course... my point, these are what 1st time tourist do. You probably did Hollywood and Highland too, in order to gather your opinion..or are you speaking 2nd hand? 767AV is visiting and/touring the City---simple as that.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 10):
If you seriously think Hollywood and Highland is the best part of LA to visit then you have no business giving anyone travel advice.

And if you believe what you just wrote there - ESP. without me WRITING that, INSINUATING that anywhere in this threat..you are UNIQUELY unqualified to render just who should be advising 'anyone' on 'anything'-

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40070 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1469 times:

Quoting 767AV (Thread starter):
let me know your opinions on good hotels

Check out The Snooty Fox Hotel.  yes 
They have mirrors on the ceiling and nightly rates are about $80 a night.
They may have hourly rates too.
It's not in the best part of LA but a cool experience.  Cool
I stayed there once and had a great time.


Address of Snooty Fox Motor Inn:
4120 South Western Avenue,
Los Angeles, California
USA, 90062

Phone of Snooty Fox Motor Inn:
(323) 294-0083



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Quoting 767AV (Thread starter):

Minus the little flame fest going on above, I think you should visit the tourist traps, at least as a first-time visitor. IMO, you can't go wrong with Manhattan or Santa Monica Beach; Venice Beach if you want to see some interesting things. If you like to go clubbing, theres a relatively new and popular club (which I actually have not been to) called "LAX." in Hollywood. http://www.laxhollywood.com/

How long are you going to be here? Try to take a trip to the surrounding areas like SD or even LAS if you have the time.



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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
Check out The Snooty Fox Hotel. yes
They have mirrors on the ceiling and nightly rates are about $80 a night.
They may have hourly rates too.
It's not in the best part of LA but a cool experience. Cool
I stayed there once and had a great time.


Address of Snooty Fox Motor Inn:
4120 South Western Avenue,
Los Angeles, California
USA, 90062

NO! NO! NO! And NO!

I'm sorry Superfly, I know you're trying to help, but I can't agree with you on that one..unless the poor guy wants to be holed up in hotel room from Sunset to Sunrise!

I say this because, we all seem pics of you..you're a fella with 'some heft' (and color)... translation: Anyone walking up and down Western Ave - AT NIGHT--- is either a native (familiar with the terrain), someone low on cash or someone with a super edgey sense of adventure! Maybe you know 767AV, but I don't and assuming (and I could be wrong) he's not in the bodyguard business...I'd advise he steer clear of everything east of Western, on Western and 10 blocks West of Western. Sure he could stay at the Snooty a month and nothing happen..but then again a lot of shady characters inhabit that entire area. He'd be better off staying at one the sleazy, 'pimp & ho motels' on Sunset...at least at nite they are in quick access/escape from the 'acceptable' nightlife areas. But more idea accomodations are further down (anything west of Fairfax) Sunset. There's also newly improve Youth Hostels on Hollywood, Cahuenga, (very nice one in city of Santa Monica) if he's cost budget minded!


BN747

[Edited 2007-08-03 21:04:25]


"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

You've got to check out the rotating cocktail lounge "The Bonavista" at the top of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel tower. It's smack in the middle of 'downtown' (financial district), and it's awesome. Great views of sunset in the evenings, and if it's a clear day, you can easily see traffic in and out of LAX, Long Beach and Burbank.

Holler at me closer to the time, perhaps a mini meet could be in the works here.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40070 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

BN747:
 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

I should have mentioned that he shouldn't spend too much time on Western Ave. It's just a place to sleep. If you're with a fun gal, The Snooty Fox is a great place.  Smile

A cheap place I stayed at was the Saharan on Hollywood Bl.
They have rates as low as 69 a night.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 11):
And if you believe what you just wrote there - ESP. without me WRITING that, INSINUATING that anywhere in this threat..you are UNIQUELY unqualified to render just who should be advising 'anyone' on 'anything'-

I assume you meant to type thread and not threat. If you think I threatened you I'll find that to be one of the funniest things you have ever penned on here.

The rest of your statements just aren't even worth responding to anymore. You are always looking to dispute anyone on anything and it gets old but that's what we expect from you.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

OK, as someone who has lived in LA for 11 years (and Orange County the previous 21 yrs), I think I can make a couple of recommendations:

Nightlife/Bars:
Downtown LA has a few really cool ones. Edison is one of the hottest new bars. It's on 2nd street. The Standard downtown is an excellent roof-top bar, very much a "see and be seen" type of place, with gorgeous views of downtown. New bars are popping up all the time. Hollywood is incredibly hot right now, especially along Hollywood Blvd. Although Paris Hilton and her crew usually hang out in this area, so be careful!  Wink Parc, LAX, Hyde all are hot, as is the bar in the Roosevelt Hotel (can't recall its name off-hand). Social on Sunset Blvd is excellent as a restaurant AND a bar. West Hollywood is still a scene on the Sunset Strip, and there are a ton of places I won't bother naming. If you're looking for the gay side, try Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. The Abbey is a fun mixed bar on Robertson.

Museums/Attractions:
The Getty in Brentwood -- Excellent art as well as views of the West Side
Peterson Automotive Museum on Wilshire Blvd. near Beverly Hills -- Dedicated to LA's love of the car
Farmer's Market/The Grove on 3rd & Fairfax -- Farmer's Market has all sorts of different food, historic attraction. The Grove is a new "old-time" outdoor mall with shops, restaurants, etc.
Star's Homes Tours -- I've never been, since I grew up here. But if you are interested in seeing where the stars live, take one of these guided bus tours (I think they leave from Hollywood & Highland).
Lakers Game -- If you're interested in basketball, take in a Lakers game downtown at Staples Center.
Venice Beach -- OK, you have to go here just to see the spectacle. The beach should be nice, even in December. And you'll see muscle beach (where they work out outdoors), people walking on glass, protesting things, and doing and selling basically anything. It's what the Midwest thinks of when they think of the "Land of Fruit & Nuts" as LA is known in some circles.
LAX -- As an aviation enthusiast, there is no better spotting airport in the US than LAX. Nothing beats it in terms of vantage points (go to the In'N'Out Burger), airline variety, and aircraft variety.
Theme Parks, etc -- Disneyland, California Adventure, Magic Mountain are all usually on tourists' hit lists.
Aquarium of the Pacific -- Pretty cool aquarium down in Long Beach. Right next to the Queen Mary.

There's a hell of a lot more (I haven't even touched on Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Newport, or Laguna Beach). It all depends on what you're in to. But definitely get a rental car -- LA is way to spread out, and public transport is not the way to go.

And don't pay attention to the people who "hate" LA. You'll have a great time.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40070 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Travelin man:
You forgot to include Venice/Santa Monica beach were all the eccentric artistic people hang out. One of the few bright spots in SoCal.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10339 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 2):
Hollywood is overly crowded, my recommendations are Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, all have good night life you can walk too and will not get creamed on hotel prices.

 checkmark 

The Beach Cities (Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan) are a great place to hang out. Hermosa's Pier is a popular nightspot with a whole bunch of bars, and plenty of twenty-somethings.

Nothing wrong with going out in Hollywood, just to check it out. I've done it a few times, and got sick of it, but it's worth it just to say you have.

If you're looking for a cool bar, go to Tom Bergin's on Fairfax near Park La Brea. Really cool Irish pub, with great Guinness.

Consider the fact that LA is huge, and with traffic like it is, it can take hours to get from one spot to another. A 20-mile freeway drive can easily take a couple hours. So plan accordingly.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
4120 South Western Avenue,
Los Angeles, California
USA, 90062

 rotfl 

Love the name, um, don't love the location  Smile



How can I be an admiral without my cap??!
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 20):
If you're looking for a cool bar, go to Tom Bergin's on Fairfax near Park La Brea. Really cool Irish pub, with great Guinness.

On that note check out Ye Old King's Head near the 3rd St. Promenade. It's on Santa Monica Blvd. Another good pub.

----

Perhaps we should have a LAX meet in the coming months?



Go big or go home
User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Quoting Travelin man (Reply 18):
Nightlife/Bars:
Downtown LA has a few really cool ones. Edison is one of the hottest new bars. It's on 2nd street. The Standard downtown is an excellent roof-top bar, very much a "see and be seen" type of place, with gorgeous views of downtown. New bars are popping up all the time. Hollywood is incredibly hot right now, especially along Hollywood Blvd. Although Paris Hilton and her crew usually hang out in this area, so be careful! Ê Parc, LAX, Hyde all are hot, as is the bar in the Roosevelt Hotel (can't recall its name off-hand). Social on Sunset Blvd is excellent as a restaurant AND a bar. West Hollywood is still a scene on the Sunset Strip, and there are a ton of places I won't bother naming. If you're looking for the gay side, try Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. The Abbey is a fun mixed bar on Robertson.

Museums/Attractions:
The Getty in Brentwood -- Excellent art as well as views of the West Side
Peterson Automotive Museum on Wilshire Blvd. near Beverly Hills -- Dedicated to LA's love of the car
Farmer's Market/The Grove on 3rd & Fairfax -- Farmer's Market has all sorts of different food, historic attraction. The Grove is a new "old-time" outdoor mall with shops, restaurants, etc.
Star's Homes Tours -- I've never been, since I grew up here. But if you are interested in seeing where the stars live, take one of these guided bus tours (I think they leave from Hollywood & Highland).
Lakers Game -- If you're interested in basketball, take in a Lakers game downtown at Staples Center.
Venice Beach -- OK, you have to go here just to see the spectacle. The beach should be nice, even in December. And you'll see muscle beach (where they work out outdoors), people walking on glass, protesting things, and doing and selling basically anything. It's what the Midwest thinks of when they think of the "Land of Fruit & Nuts" as LA is known in some circles.
LAX -- As an aviation enthusiast, there is no better spotting airport in the US than LAX. Nothing beats it in terms of vantage points (go to the In'N'Out Burger), airline variety, and aircraft variety.
Theme Parks, etc -- Disneyland, California Adventure, Magic Mountain are all usually on tourists' hit lists.
Aquarium of the Pacific -- Pretty cool aquarium down in Long Beach. Right next to the Queen Mary.

There's a hell of a lot more (I haven't even touched on Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Newport, or Laguna Beach). It all depends on what you're in to. But definitely get a rental car -- LA is way to spread out, and public transport is not the way to go.

And don't pay attention to the people who "hate" LA. You'll have a great time.

Best advice on this thread. As I am a native southern californian, the only thing I'd add to the list is Mount Wilson at night, and what is provided below.

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 20):

The Beach Cities (Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan) are a great place to hang out. Hermosa's Pier is a popular nightspot with a whole bunch of bars, and plenty of twenty-somethings.


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Quoting Travelin man (Reply 18):
And don't pay attention to the people who "hate" LA. You'll have a great time.

There ya' go...

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 17):
I assume you meant to type thread and not threat. If you think I threatened you I'll find that to be one of the funniest things you have ever penned on here.

Let's see... ...and I wrote...

Quoting BN747 (Reply 11):
And if you believe what you just wrote there - ESP. without me WRITING that, INSINUATING that anywhere in this threat..you are UNIQUELY unqualified to render just who should be advising 'anyone' on 'anything'-

..and somehow you get from an obvious mispelling that if it were meant to spelled as 'threat'..

and I quote myself '...without me WRITING that, INSINUATING that anywhere in this threat' -- that would make it 'me' making the 'threat' since I'm talking about me--which makes no sense to any reasonable person -- period. The meaning is very clear, regardles of the misspell. I'm dying to hear how you could possibly have come up with that piece of work 'you weren't so sure of... ' But what is certain, as in the Obama thread, you're going out of your way being negative towards me. I even agreed with you above in your 'tourist trap' assesment..and you can't let up for a moment at staying negative. Is that Georgia thing..or just you and your aim towards me?

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
Travelin man:
You forgot to include Venice/Santa Monica beach were all the eccentric artistic people hang out. One of the few bright spots in SoCal.

Er, no I didn't (and no more of that snooty NoCal crap  Wink )

Quoting Travelin man (Reply 18):
Venice Beach -- OK, you have to go here just to see the spectacle. The beach should be nice, even in December. And you'll see muscle beach (where they work out outdoors), people walking on glass, protesting things, and doing and selling basically anything. It's what the Midwest thinks of when they think of the "Land of Fruit & Nuts" as LA is known in some circles.



Quoting Halls120 (Reply 22):
Best advice on this thread. As I am a native southern californian, the only thing I'd add to the list is Mount Wilson at night

Agreed. The view from Mt. Wilson at night is spectacular, the quintessential "lights that go out into the distance forever" view of Southern California. Except in December at night, it will probably be really cold, and there may even be snow.


25 Travelin man : Oh yeah, a couple of other things: If you saw the movie "Swingers" and want to check out Los Feliz (my neck of the woods), there's a few things you ma
26 Charles79 : Funny, I've been here for 3 years now and I'm finding advice on things to do on the internet...that's it, I gotta get out more! Only thing no one has
27 Joffie : Universal studios is great. I have just flown back from LA and pretty much found the whole city a dump (no offence). People are unfrendly, pushy and t
28 AA61Hvy : I took a walk on Westchester Pkwy on Thursday evening... crazy
29 Charles79 : Ouch! Painful...but so true! And you forgot to mention the 24/7 jammed 405 freeway, the lack of greenery in the area, and the fact that we just added
30 LAXspotter : Nice location, not too far from my previous residence Dont go anywhere near that part of Western, its a shithole youre one lucky dude, I would love t
31 AA61Hvy : I saw three people when I was walking; it was from 5:15-5:45pm-shortly before the Air NZ 744 to LHR left. I saw a shirtless fellow rollerblading with
32 BN747 : All that LA has to offer and this guy comes up with 'Universal Studios is Great....' And the Universal Studios comment sums it up perfectly, this is
33 Vikkyvik : Dunno if anyone mentioned it, by the way, but the In'n'Out on Sepulveda Blvd. just north of the airport is a great place to see landings on the 24's.
34 Charles79 : Uhmm, I think I left the building a little bit later than that, shortly after 1800 (6PM). I started my walk just before the KLM 744M left, and return
35 BN747 : I take all that back...I just read Joffie's profile... he's a 16+ something...' ''Quoting Joffie (Reply 27): I have just flown back from LA and prett
36 767AV : Well guys. Thanks for your comments about this trip. I´m going to take into account. I have one more question. How is the weather at that time of the
37 Post contains links DeltaGator : Visit http://www.in-n-out.com and click on Locations. Or click here... http://www.in-n-out.com/location_details.asp?id=117 Usually SoCal is nice year
38 Vikkyvik : Weather should be quite nice. It won't have gotten to the heart of the "rainy" season yet, which is January through March if I remember correctly. Sho
39 LAXspotter : Weather is going to be cool, but during the night hours it can get cold, also remember that its bone dry, so get some chapstick/lip balm. Weather is
40 AA61Hvy : This is totally relative. People here in LA are wusses when it comes to weather. If it drops below 65 people wear scarves. I was still wearing shorts
41 Post contains images SW733 : ...I grew up in Namibia but to American parents from Chicago, so I swear I got the "cold weather" gene...people in Windhoek are amazed when they see
42 Charles79 : So true! I came here from Connecticut where 30's in the winter were warm days and people would go out in light jackets, even shorts for jogging! LA m
43 Post contains images N1120A : There are lots of great hotels in L.A., and they tend to be cheaper than those in other major world cities. I would personally stay in one in a place
44 Halls120 : People in the lower 48 are wusses when it comes to weather. After we left for Alaska, my kids thought it was hilarious when their fellow Virginians p
45 Post contains images AA61Hvy : I was hoping no one noticed; I had a cocktail prior to that being posted
46 Post contains images Superfly : The Snooty Fox is in Los Angles. I wish we had a place like it here in NorCal. The Snooty Fox is a classy establishment. You have to love a hotel wit
47 AA61Hvy : The road you take left from Sepulveda is Westchester Pkwy.
48 Post contains links Aaway : If you visit Hollywood, I'd suggest not visiting the Hollywood Highland complex without having another event to attend. The Hollywood Highland complex
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