highpeaklad
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What To Do For A Day In LA?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:40 am

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

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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:04 am

Go spotting? Do some touristy stuff (Hollywood Blvd etc)
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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:41 am

Melrose Avenue and Sony Picture Studios.
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malmoaviation
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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:14 am

Try to get a picture of a celeb in Bev Hills? Eat at Mcdonnalds?  Smile
 
oldman55
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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:22 pm

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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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:26 pm

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.
 
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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:28 pm

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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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:27 am

Peterson Auto museum, LA Brea Tar pits. LACMA.
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WellHung
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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:53 am

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
 
christeljs
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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:01 am

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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Tom in NO
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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:58 am

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

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RE: What To Do For A Day In LA?

Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:51 pm

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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