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Old 01-29-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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Hello!

I'm going to be visiting LA for 3 days in April later this year. (We will be driving out from Las Vegas.)

What is there to do and see? What are the must do's and must see's?

Thank you
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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Disneyland and Universal Studios.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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It all depends on what you like to do. What sorts of things do you typically like to see or do on vacations?

My list would probably include Hollywood, Griffith Park, Downtown (including a stop at the touristy but fun, and certainly historic, Olvera Street), Venice, and somewhere like either the Getty or the Huntington.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:17 PM
 
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Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood... If you've got time, a drive up PCH to Malibu is nice. Also, don't miss a sunset from the Griffith Park Observatory or Getty Center (or both if you have a chance). I think the theme parks are over rated unless you've got kids.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses.

I'd like to take photographs of the local culture - landmarks, the rich looking people and the homeless. (If possible)

I want to visit the hollywood walk of fame - But have zero idea where this is.

These 2 things will only take a day - if that.

I would also like to take a photo - or two of a cattle call -- is that even possible?

I might try to get a copy of a local paper listing cattle calls and try to go to one...

I'd like to steer clear of the 'tourist bus trips' if possible... we went on one in NY and it was ok but they didn't really treat us (the whole busload) with any respect - (the tour bus was freezing with no heater in January and was well over an hour late with no explaination)

We only took the tour because we were in NY for 4 days only - don't want to make the same mistake again due to shortage of time...

I'm not so keen on Disneyland or Universal Studios - but could be talked around - I think my husband might like to see them both. Neither of us has been, but we have friends who have been.

I'm keen on doing the quirky things - if anyone has any suggestions...
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:25 PM
 
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Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood... If you've got time, a drive up PCH to Malibu is nice. Also, don't miss a sunset from the Griffith Park Observatory or Getty Center (or both if you have a chance). I think the theme parks are over rated unless you've got kids.
The sunset sounds awesome! Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:33 PM
 
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hmmmmmm.....local culture. I'd say check out Melrose Blvd during one afternoon. Also, head to Larchmont Village for coffee one morning and do some window shopping. I think you would absolutely love the farmer's market next to The Grove, a very interesting contrast to say the least. Other cool places locals hang out at are Main St in Santa Monica, downtown Culver City, and Los Feliz Village. You may even enjoy taking a stroll through our universities: UCLA and USC. Although a must see, Hollywood Blvd (walk of fame) and Rodeo Dr in Beverly Hills are over rated and crowded with tourists. The same goes for the Santa Monica Pier and 3rd St Promenade, although to a lesser extent. As for pictures of homeless people, most are in the skid row of downtown and the Venice/Santa Monica area. However, there are plenty all over the city so you shouldn't have a problem finding them.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:36 AM
 
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Kodak Theater is another landmark to visit.
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