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Old 07-28-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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It's interesting to go back and read my experience in LA last year. I'm still going to use this list and keep updating it. I think it's a pretty good one.

1. Griffith Park Observatory
2. Walk of Fame
3. Mann's Chinese Theater
4. Pantages Theater
5. Runyon Canyon Park
6. Hollywood Bowl - check for concerts
7. Kodak Theater - check for shows
8. Staples Center - check for shows/sports games, etc.
9. The Grove
10. Farmers Market
11. Santa Monica Pier
12. Malibu - driving the PCH, Duke's, Paradise Cove
13. Venice Beach
14. ABC Studios
15. Paramount Studios
16. Universal Studios
17. Beverly Center - shopping
18. Arclight Hollywood
19. Pinks - gotta get a hot dog (Pink's Hot Dogs)
20. Peterson Automotive Museum
21. TMZ Tour Bus (Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Celebrity News | TMZ.com)
22. Warner Bros. Studio Tour
23. Game shows/talk shows
24. Richard Simmons cardio class in BH (Richard Simmons Official Site and Clubhouse: Weight Loss and Fitness Tools and Motivation)
25. Getty Museum (The Getty)
26. Greek Theater (Official site of The Greek Theatre - Home Page)
27. Auto Club Speedway (Auto Club Speedway - Auto Club Speedway)
28. LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art | LACMA)
29. La Brea Tar Pits (Home Page | Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits)
30. LA County Arboretum (The Arboretum — Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden)
31. The Grille - yummy
32. The Grammy Museum (The GRAMMY Museum® :: In the L.A. LIVE District)
33. San Diego - zoo,
34. Laguna Beach
35. Santa Barbara
36. In and Out Burger
37. Go Karts (Welcome to Racer's Edge Indoor Karting)
38. Dorothy Chandler/Ahmanson Theater/Mark Taper
39. Staples Center
40. Jim Henson Studio (www.henson.com)
41. Hearst Castle (Hearst Castle)
42. The Magic Castle (The World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle)
43. UCLA - Royce Hall, Library, Diddy Riese
44. The Museum of Jurassic Technology (The Museum Of Jurassic Technology)
45. Dupars (:::::::::::: Welcome to Du-par's - Restaurant and Bakery Since 1938 open 24 hours ::::::::::::)
46 Bludso's (Bludso's BBQ)
47. Hogly Wogly (Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas BBQ)
48. Big Mista (Bigmista's Barbecue Catering - Real. Good. Meat. Award-winning bbq for all of Southern California!)
49. Smoke City Market (Texas-style barbeque in Los Angeles | Smoke City Market)
50. Street Food Cinema (schedule)
51. Horseback Riding (Malibu Riders - Horseback Trail Riding)
52. Hot Air Balloon Ride (Hot Air Balloon Rides over Temecula's wine country in Southern California, home of the Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival by D&D Ballooning.)
53. Porn Star Walk of Fame (8920 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA)
54. Computer History Museum (Computer History Museum) - Mountain View, CA
55. Museum of Death (The Museum of Death in Hollywood, California)
56. Seabiscuit Tour (Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation) - Willits, CA
57. Getty Villa
58. Glendale Auto Show
59. Burbank Auto Show
60. Fryman Canyon
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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DCNita, yeah it's interesting to look back. I just saw this thread today, but I see the journey you've taken so far since before last summer with researching places. Overall, what do you think about LA?

Most of this summer is over, but what did you do this time? Are you still thinking of movng to LA or have you moved?

I was born in LA, but moved at age 13, so I never had my license to drive around regularly myself. As an adult, I come back for the day a few times a year. I seem to like returning again & again to the same places!

Lastly, if you don't mind my asking, what kind of work is it that you do from home on the computer? I' constantly looking for WAH jobs to make extra money on the side. I'm not trying to be a millionaire here, but a good $1500/month at the least from home would be nice to make! Send me a PM about this if you'd like!

If you haven't been to them already, San Fransisco & San Diego are also very nice cities to visit with lots to do. I'd definitely rather live in San Diego if I had a choice between LA, SD, or SF.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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DCNita, yeah it's interesting to look back. I just saw this thread today, but I see the journey you've taken so far since before last summer with researching places. Overall, what do you think about LA?

Most of this summer is over, but what did you do this time? Are you still thinking of movng to LA or have you moved?

I was born in LA, but moved at age 13, so I never had my license to drive around regularly myself. As an adult, I come back for the day a few times a year. I seem to like returning again & again to the same places!

Lastly, if you don't mind my asking, what kind of work is it that you do from home on the computer? I' constantly looking for WAH jobs to make extra money on the side. I'm not trying to be a millionaire here, but a good $1500/month at the least from home would be nice to make! Send me a PM about this if you'd like!

If you haven't been to them already, San Fransisco & San Diego are also very nice cities to visit with lots to do. I'd definitely rather live in San Diego if I had a choice between LA, SD, or SF.

I'm here now. I moved here a couple of weeks ago. I've been to the Getty Villa, Glendale car show and Burbank car show (saw Jay Leno there in one of his vintage cars). Most of my time is settling in. Getting drivers license/tag, enrolling my daughter in school, etc. I love it here. I can't wait until winter time when I'm in my shorts, flip flops and my santa hat sending pictures back to my friends/family in DC while they freeze their butts off and shovel snow...*insert evil grin* LOL!

I'm an IT project manager which is why I can work anywhere as long as I have internet and a phone. I am planning on visiting SF and SD. I am far from bored here.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:56 PM
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I didn't see the Downtown LA City Hall on your list. I like going there every now and then. Great historic building, and a fantastic observation deck.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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I'm here now. I moved here a couple of weeks ago. I've been to the Getty Villa, Glendale car show and Burbank car show (saw Jay Leno there in one of his vintage cars). Most of my time is settling in. Getting drivers license/tag, enrolling my daughter in school, etc. I love it here. I can't wait until winter time when I'm in my shorts, flip flops and my santa hat sending pictures back to my friends/family in DC while they freeze their butts off and shovel snow...*insert evil grin* LOL!

I'm an IT project manager which is why I can work anywhere as long as I have internet and a phone. I am planning on visiting SF and SD. I am far from bored here.
Nice, so you actually moved after all! Regarding schools for your child, I attended the private schools First Lutheran at the intersection of 6th Street & Shatto & then for 7th gr before I moved to where I am now, I attended Pilgrim a block or two from the previous school. They're both near Wilshire.

Every Nov, the LA Convention Center has the LA Auto show, which I like going to. Japanese Town is nice to walk through, but it's not big.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:41 PM
 
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I didn't see the Downtown LA City Hall on your list. I like going there every now and then. Great historic building, and a fantastic observation deck.
I need to visit downtown LA again. Last time I just did the Starline tour through downtown and only got off to go to the Grammy Museum. I need to explore it next time.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:43 PM
 
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Nice, so you actually moved after all! Regarding schools for your child, I attended the private schools First Lutheran at the intersection of 6th Street & Shatto & then for 7th gr before I moved to where I am now, I attended Pilgrim a block or two from the previous school. They're both near Wilshire.

Every Nov, the LA Convention Center has the LA Auto show, which I like going to. Japanese Town is nice to walk through, but it's not big.
I will definitely check out the LA Auto Show. Hadn't heard of Japanese Town I will check it out.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:55 AM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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Japanese Village Plaza - Downtown - Los Angeles, CA

Above are people's reviews about japanese Village Plaza in Japanese Town. There's more surrounding this plaza that's still within Japanese Town though, but I think the plaza is the main attraction...also the Japanese American Museum.

Have you heard of www.yelp.com ? You can read reviews on all kinds of public places. I've written nearly 400 myself.
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