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Old 03-29-2012, 04:58 AM
 
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You can squeeze in a drive to Las Vegas!
Is there anything to do in Vegas other than gamble? I'll have my 11 y/o with me.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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If you're there in the Summer you can experience hell on earth.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:23 AM
 
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If anyone has anything else to recommend please continuing posting. If I missed anything that someone has already posted let me know. I'm going to re-read some of the posts in case I missed anything. My list is growing...


16. Universal Studios
17. Beverly Center - shopping
18. Arclight Hollywood
19. Pinks - gotta get a hot dog
Further proof of my assertion that Pink's is a tourist trap that is mostly avoided by locals.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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Catalina looks awesome!

The Official Catalina Island Website
I personally prefer Channel Islands, IF you want natural scenery and not a toursity town (nothing wrong with the latter; it's just different). There are trips to several different islands from Oxnard and Ventura (departure location depends on what island you go to). The park's Web site has info on the tours (I think the concessionaire is Island Packers).

Why so many studio tours? Just various possibilities? I have heard that Warner Brothers is the most comprehensive studio tour. I've been through that, and Sony (formerly MGM) Studios, but it's been many years. Even longer since I've been to Universal (more theme park than studio tour, I believe). Haven't been to Paramount. Only TV studiotour I've been to was NBC. I was underwhelemed but my mothr liked it. Returned to NBC once when I got tickets through some Web site to see Jay Leno's show taped. A lot of waiting beforehand, but it was interesting.

My wife and I have enjoyed visting both the main Getty museum, off of the 405, and the smaller Getty Villa in Malibu. I concur on La Brea Tar Pits. Next to L.A. County Museum of Art. Other good museums include the Norton Simon (Pasadena), the Gene Autry Museum of the West (next to Griffith Park) and various museums in Exposition Park (the California Science Center is aimed mainly, but not exclusively, at younger visitors).
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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If you're there in the Summer you can experience hell on earth.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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Is there anything to do in Vegas other than gamble? I'll have my 11 y/o with me.
We have spent time during the last 3 summers in Las Vegas in addition to CA. It is REALLY hot in Las Vegas during the summer, although for us East Coasters it doesn't feel quite as bad because of the extremely low humidity.
There are a few things to do for children off the strip but, frankly, with the 4+ hour drive, the heat, additional cost for lodging and the predominance of adult themed activities I think your time would be better spent in California.
I would recommend San Diego for your situation before Las Vegas.
However, if cost is not an issue, and your curiosity needs satisfaction, a few days at the Bellagio with a lake front room might be entertaining. The pools are magnificent and the location is not bad to access the rest of the strip.
Again, though, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and Seaport Village would probably be more fun.

San Diego | Seaport Village

San Diego Seal Tour | San Diego Attractions | San Diego Tours | Things to Do in San Diego

Balboa Park | A landscape of Arts and Culture

Welcome to the San Diego Zoo
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana
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theres more to do in L.A. than literally anywhere else, thats what people here make it sound like
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Go to the one cuban resteraunt...i forgot whats it called but i know its in hollywood kind of culver city area.
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