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Old 04-09-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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There's no shortage of top-notch restaurants in DTLA, so your friends will have plenty of choices in selecting places to dine.

LA's been playing catchup with cities such as SF, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago & NYC as it relates to an invigorating downtown for years, but they still have a ways to go.
LA in my opinion has a better downtown than all of those except chicago and new york city
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Here's my experience: I left for the Army in Aug of 2009. As a little farewell tour I wandered all over LA soaking it all in so I wouldn't forget it lol January of this year, I get back from afghanistan for 30 days of leave and HOLY Moderator cut: expletive! Just in that short span of a little less than 3 years DTLA has changed so much. I remember when friends would visit and wanted to go downtown I'd say "okay but there isn't much to do there" Now, it's all condos and yuppies lol Which in my opinion isn't my favorite thing but I'm so excited to see this amazing city blossom into the potential it has always had. Someone said Houston was the city of the 21st century well...I for one like to think Los Angeles is right there with them

Welcome back!

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Old 04-09-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA (South Central)
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You can easily catch public transportation from South Central to dt LA.
All depends on what part of town...I'm one of those that grew up in Gardena and haven't even been on a bus since 96, SMH. I don't even know if it's the red line, green line, or blue line that takes you downtown...I think it's green?
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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All depends on what part of town...I'm one of those that grew up in Gardena and haven't even been on a bus since 96, SMH. I don't even know if it's the red line, green line, or blue line that takes you downtown...I think it's green?
Blue and Red. Blue takes you in from the South, Red takes you in from the West.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Interesting:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...wntown-la.html
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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Interesting article.

I agree with others that with more places opening and the population getting denser,etc it will be even harder to drive there. The thing that pisses me off are all the ONE WAY streets!...makes it so hard to get around.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: La Cañada
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I have friends from Melbourne visiting Los Angeles for the second time and they will be staying not only Downtown, but at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel, just blocks from my house. One of the first things they said they wanted to do in Los Angeles was see the Walt Disney Concert Hall and see the Philharmonic. How exciting is it that someone in another country thinks of Los Angeles as this?!
That's awesome! I had no idea people even knew about that! I hope they have a good time.

Also, I BELIEVE in DTLA. It's so much better than it used to be.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:33 AM
 
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I actually rode the LA metro for the first time yesterday and and I saw LA from a fresh perspective.
Getting about on the metro is very easy and suprisngly sufficient. It connects you to all the major hot spots that a tourist could dream of visiting and then some.

The city is massive though, and walking distances could be lengthy, expansion is necessary.
Its relatively cheap, at 1.25 one way and 7 dollars for an all day pass.

Riding the subway and getting off at random stops and exploring the areas of LA really made me apprectiate the amount of diversity that we have here.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:33 AM
 
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I actually rode the LA metro for the first time yesterday and and I saw LA from a fresh perspective.
Getting about on the metro is very easy and suprisngly sufficient. It connects you to all the major hot spots that a tourist could dream of visiting and then some.

The city is massive though, and walking distances could be lengthy, expansion is necessary.
Its relatively cheap, at 1.25 one way and 7 dollars for an all day pass.

Riding the subway and getting off at random stops and exploring the areas of LA really made me apprectiate the amount of diversity that we have here.
Any risk of getting off in say...
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Originally Posted by Avex View Post
I actually rode the LA metro for the first time yesterday and and I saw LA from a fresh perspective.
Getting about on the metro is very easy and suprisngly sufficient. It connects you to all the major hot spots that a tourist could dream of visiting and then some.

The city is massive though, and walking distances could be lengthy, expansion is necessary.
Its relatively cheap, at 1.25 one way and 7 dollars for an all day pass.

Riding the subway and getting off at random stops and exploring the areas of LA really made me apprectiate the amount of diversity that we have here.
Nice pictures.... It is funny that once people use the LA Metro they realize it is a pretty extensive system (at least by American standards). The best part is, it is only getting better - Expo Phase 1 opens in two weeks.
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