Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 51 Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 599 times:
Touristy stuff (well you ARE a tourist, and we'll cater to you)
Take your pick:
Knotts Berry Farm, Buena Park
Six Fags Magic Mountain, Valencia
Universal Studios, North Hollywood
Venice Beach, Venice
Chinatown, Downtown LA
Olvera Street, Downtown LA
Lake Perris, Moreno Valley
Pyramid Lake, 20 min north of Castaic
Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, AZ (a verrry long drive)
Lake Mead, near Las Vegas (kill two birds with one stone)
Puddingstone Lake, La Verne (IMO a mudhole, but people DO boat and ski there)
I'm not too keen on this, but I do know that there is a large OHV area off of SR 60 east of Moreno Valley, near Beaumont. Also there are a large number of OHV areas in the High Desert near Apple Valley and Victorville.
Nightclubs, bars, so-called "sports bars" are dime a dozen. If you want a nice "night on the town'", there are any number of Black Angus, Applebees, National Sports Grill, Claim Jumper, etc etc restaraunts for you to choose from.
OA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4980 posts, RR: 25 Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 570 times:
Yes, the La Brea tar pits are interesting. They are adjacent to both the Natural History Museum and the LA Museum of Art. Of course, other touristy things you can do involve the beaches. I recommend Santa Monica, both the pier and the awesome 3rd Street Promenade. Also, if you are into Museums I definitely recommend the Getty. While the old location was, IMHO, far better than the new one, the collection is excellent. Definitely hit CityWalk, it's incredibly touristy but a lot of fun. You could, of course, always take the cliched tourist route and visit Hollywood's Walk of Fame and the movie star footprints outside Graumanns theatre followed by a visit to Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. You could even try to see if you could snag some tickets to a TV taping or two. I know that getting tickets to Leno used to be really easy (of course, I haven't been in his audience since '92 so take what I say with a grain of salt) but I'm assuming its a little harder now. Anyway, as others have said there is a wealth of things to do in LA. Have fun.