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Old 04-04-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Default What are some cool affordable spots to hit in LA late July?

I will be out there late July. Wondering what are some cool affordable (we might splurge a night or two but for the most part we are keeping it low-budget) things to do for a group of guys in their late 20's. Nightlife, restaurants, etc. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: LA
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LA isn't typically affordable, but I would definitely consider the coastal areas for nights out: Venice, Santa Monica, and Hermose Beach. You should also check out Griffith Park (free), the Getty Center (free entry but parking costs $), and Malibu (free). A movie studio tour might interest you as well. Since you'll be here in July, a Dodger game would be fun and you can get seats for under $20 in some sections. Besides that, theres the usual Hollywood and Beverly Hills sights, but the farmer's market is very cool and you might even try to see some TV tapings. If you hang out at the Hollywood/Highland intersection long enough, your bound to have somebody offer you seats for a taping. Jay Leno and The Price is Right are also options, but you'll have to wait in line to see these.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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Affordable is all relative. This is going to sound really strange, but many of the resorts in Palm Springs and Palm Desert cater to your age group during the hot summer months. I often go out to the Marriott Desert Springs resort in the summer (110-115 degrees) and the main pool at the hotel looks like a Spring Break reality show. So it might be worth a couple days for you. Resort rooms or villas that are $600-800 from Dec-March are $150-300 during the summer and cheaper on weekends. A 2BR/2B Villa at Desert Springs would run about $300/nt, but sleeps 8. Just something different to consider depending on the length of your visit.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Universal City Walk is an option. They usually have their "summer block party" at that time, with performances, free movies, etc. Last time I was there, parking cost $10. One way to get around that is to take the Red Line subway from Los Angeles or Hollywood, and then take the tram up the hill.
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