So I have 5 days...?

I've lived in this city all my life and I've seen a lot of what it has to offer. But for the next 5 days or so, I am entirely without obligations - I've got the days off of work, my wife and son are in Chicago. All I have to do is feed our pets.

I've seen a lot of what LA has to offer, and a lot of stuff that you wouldn't normally think is cool. But I seriously doubt I've exhausted the possibilities of this ginormous city. So... what else? What should I go see the next few days? Where should I eat? What, I ask you, ought I to do with myself?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here is some stuff you might do in the area...

    Try these things to see in L.A.---Have Fun----->>>>>>>>>>>>

    1.Eat at Pinks or Pinkberry or In and Out burger-In and Out has really good chesseburgers.

    Their totally fresh French fries ironically I don’t like because they are too “crumbly”? I like McDonalds crispy French

    Fries better (even though they are not fresh and are flash frozen. Pinks is OK but not worth a real long wait. They need to clean up and freshen up the street area a little.

    2.Farmers Market at the Grove. Go to Charley’s Café in the Farmer’s Market. Go the closest booth to Fairfax. Charlie and Bob are great. Reasonable food at a reasonable price. Charlie is about a 50 year old female…..

    (@ Fairfax and W. 3rd)

    3.See a movie at Graumin’s Chinese theater

    4.Griffith Observatory, note--reservations now required. The new Oschin Planetarium show is the best part of it.

    5.Getty Museum in town off 405 (reservations- NO LONGER REQUIRED) First Class Art of many periods and interesting Architecture. Cool Tram Ride and great city pics if it is not smoggy or cloudy.

    6.Getty Villa Malibu (reservations)

    7.Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)

    8.Hollywood Bowl concerts (arrange parking first)

    9.Walk of Fame/Stars (3 ½ miles round trip<warning—lol)

    10.Rodeo Drive, (via Rodeo)-walking Rodeo

    11.Trolley tours of star homes, Hollywood or downtown

    12.Ivy, Kitson (on N. Robertson) , Hotel Marmont,

    13.Santa Monica pier (Pacific Park), Mariasol Mexican Restaurant on Pier ****** and 3rd St. promanade, ride ferris wheel (Pacific Wheel) kiddieland, Ivy by the sea… ii…dinosaur/arbors…

    14.Bicycling Venice Beach (you can rent bikes) (street performers, muscle beach)

    15.Catalina Island (concerts) (catamaran to Avalon) out of Long Beach or Newport beach..the casino.

    service now available out of Marina del Rey (Helicopter Service $150. now available out of San Pedro)*****

    16. Studio tour (Universal/City Walk or Warner Bros.)

    17.check out Disney, Dreamworks, Paramount, NBC

    18. Dodger stadium baseball game

    19.Downtown L.A.-Lummis house, Angels flight

    20.Club at Hyde, Area, Teddy’s, Priviledge, Les Deux, Parc, Mood

    Skybar, Roxy, Tryst, Whiskey (a-go-go), The Spyder Club,

    The Viper Room, House of Blues.

    21.Beverly Hilton, Trader Vics, Sparkles

    22.Beverly Hills City Hall and Fritelli’s donuts (Canon Dr., BH)

    23.Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf + Tito tacos (Culver City)

    24.Huntington Beach Surfing and Surf Museum

    (they spend a lot of time and money on constant activities)

    25. Disneyland (Anaheim)

    26.Knotts Berry Farm, 6 Flags/Magic Mountain

    27.Lebrea Tar Pits and Page Museum on Wilshire @Fairfax

    ( It’s OK, less interesting than anticipated)

    28.Lakers basketball- Staples arena

    29.L.A. Open at Riviera Country Club

    30. L.A. Equestrian Center

    31.Big Bear skiing

    32.Palm Springs golf and tram ride

    33.River Walk and L.A. River Gardens

    34.Eat at Mr. Chow’s or Koi or Yamashiro

    35.Visit Zuma beach, pier at Malibu and Paradise Cove

    36.Foose Auto Design (See Overhaul’in TV Show) and Huntington Beach boardwalk

    37.Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach) and Queen Mary ii

    38.Los Angeles zoo (parking site for Griffith Observatory/Hollywood Bowl)

    ( not up to L.A. standards frankly)

    39.Gene Autrey western museum + Travel Town (railroad museum)

    40.Hike up Mt. Lee and visit Bronson (Batman) caves

    41. USC. UCLA football, LA Colusium or Rose Bowl

    42.Petersen Auto Museum (car “rallys” from Huntington Beach) OK,

    see the stars cars and the ferarri collection

    43.Hollywood Park race track

    44.Dana Point whale watching (75 milles south)

    45.San Simeon (250 miles north)

    46.Huntington library and gardens (San Marino)

    47.Hollywood Wax Museum and Kodak Theater tour

    48.Drive Mullholland Drive

    49.Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum (across from wax museum)

    50.Commerce Casino Club, Commerce, CA.

    51.Santa Anita race track, and L.A.. Botanic Gardens -Arcadia, CA.

    52.Fred Segal (this is mostly for women and gay guys I guess)

    53.Redondo Beach and Pier

    54.Beverly Hills Hotel, Polo Lounge

    55.Bicycle Club Casino (Bell Gardens, CA.)

    56.Mt. Wilson observatory-(UCLA astronomy-Cal. Rt #2))

    57.Hollywood sign hike and pics, L.A.pics

    58.Beach bonfire—monthy special

    (free wood and hotdogs)

    59.Drive on Pismo Beach-mention u saw this ad...lol

    60.Helicopter tour of L.A..(cheaper than you think and cool too)

    61.Gondola ride at Naples Island (Alimitos Bay)

    62. Renaissance Festival

    63. Haunted Hollywood Tour

    64. China town, Korea town

    65. Rockwalk at the Guitar Center..

    66. Graumans Egyptian Theater

    67. Melrose Trading Post (Saturdays only)

    68 El Capitan Theater

    69. Dominator ship wreck hike

    70. Tilmann Japanese garden (San Fernando Valley)

    71. Little Tokyo

    72.Fashion district-(11th St. + Santee))L.A. Fashion week (bargains)

    73. Volley ball and tournaments (Huntington Beach)

    74. San Bernadino Route 66 classic car show (Sept.13-16)

    75. Descanso Gardens (La Canada)

    76. Exposition Park (USC)

    77. Brand Park/Glendale library

    78. Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles Diner

    79. Canter’s Deli or The Pantry

    80. Museum of Tolerance

    81. Eat at Mortons (Pam is closing at the end of the year)

    82. LACMA

    83. San Antonio and Temecula winery tours

    84. Lake Arrowhead

    85. Malibu ocean kayaking (also at Mothers beach- Marina del Rey)

    86. Hike Joshua Tree National Park

    87. Horse back riding (in the Santa Monica mountains)

    88.Water parks-hurricane harbor, soak city, raging rivers

    89. L.A. barhopper mystery bus

    90. Mission san fernando, mission hills (north 5/405 intersection)

    91. Papa Christo’s Thursday Greek Dinner (pico/normandie) Real Store with restaurant attached. This authentic experience including belly dancer and classes for the ladies won’t last in it’s present shape too long as it is sold out on Thursdays now, it’s inexpensive and Chrys’s Daughter graduates from business school next year and if she has any sense will turn this into something bigger. (butI like it as it is). Make sure to make reservations for the Big Fat Greek Thursday Dinner and not just plain dinner **********

    92. Mel’s diner (Hollywood and highland)

    93. Bob’s Big Boy—Toluca Lake-Riverside Dr.-(Friday nights only 5 to 10:00)******

    94. Marina Del Rey Dinner Cruise-Hornblower Co.

    95. Segway rentals at Segway L.A. on 1660 Ocean Blvd.—Santa Monica.-Ask for Gianni or Tresa*****

    96. Ford’s Theater (across the 101 from the Hollywood Bowl) smaller shows than the Bowl.

    97. Spago-Beverly Hills---Great Wolfgang Puck restaurant, Great service, Great professional waiters, Great food

    try the Cobb Salid or Lobster Club sandwich…You might meet Wolfgang…*****5 stars

    98. Bob Morris’s Paradise Cove Café—Sunday Morning Brunch…the best food ever, right on the beach if you want.****** (North of Malibu maybe 5 miles—look for Paradise Cove signs)*****

    99. MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)

    100. Walt Disney Concert Hall (downtown)—stunning architechture…..

    Please send good ideas i have forgotten…Thanks

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, if you and your family dont have a church home there, I'd suggest you visit some area churches and get a feel for which one you like to faithfully bring your family to.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Mexico!!! Tijuana maybe???

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