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Old 11-01-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: LBC
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I think this is one of the most overrated cons that people say. Yes, the water is cold compared to Florida, but if you get in the water for more than 10 minutes your body adjust to the temperature.
Particualry when the trade-off for cooler water is lower humidity. Which is nice if you intend to spend most of your life in the air.

The South and EC whine incessantly about SoCal's ocean temp mostly because it's all they got.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I have a list of places that I would like to visit in the U.S. and LA happens to be at the top of that list. I want to go because the beaches seem to amazing and I would love to explore the city and the surrounding mountains as well (I've heard the views from Mullholland are amazing). I also think it's a neat city because of it's history in the movie industry, and Hollywood in general seems interesting. But, I hear on the other hand that the traffic, pollution, and crime make it a place not worth visiting. What are you guys' thoughts?
Everyone has his/her idea about Los Angeles and you are going to hear all sides, on this thread, mostly the positive. As for the negatives: yes, the traffic is as bad as you hear and maybe worse. The crime and smog, not really different from any other metro.

The movie industry is interesting: I can understand why you would want to visit. The beaches? Well, that is a matter of opinion. Yes, some of them are more impressive than the east coast ocean, but some are just a lot of water and the east coast water is much warmer. So, don't get the idea the Los Angeles area has beaches that will take your breath away: further north, toward SLO yes, and Laguana, but otherwise they are just water and sand.

As for views, some of the best views in the country can be found in So. California. As you can see, it is a mixture and I would recommend you take time to visit, but give yourself enough time to see Los Angeles, San Diego and then go up the coast. If I were making a list of places to visit, So California would be on my list, but probably not at the very top.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think this is one of the most overrated cons that people say. Yes, the water is cold compared to Florida, but if you get in the water for more than 10 minutes your body adjust to the temperature. How people say you need a wet suit is beyond me. Getting in the water during Fall & Winter might be a different story, but spring and summer come and I'm tryna a have some fun in the water.
It is that first 10 minutes; Of course you do not need a wet suit most of the time: no one really believes that, but it is cold and the Atlantic is much more temp friendly for most of us. You find this out when you have a chance to live or visit both coasts.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:03 AM
 
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Just my two cents: I've been swimming in the Baltic Sea my whole life (as every single person from every nation around that area) and always found it to be pretty warm and awesome (obviously it's colder in the first few minutes, but what sea/ocean isn't?) I can now see that Pacific is even slightly warmer than the Baltic, so I'd join the group of those saying it's definitely no big deal I'm now wondering how cold is it in winter
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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The shopping and the restaurants are also outstanding.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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It is that first 10 minutes; Of course you do not need a wet suit most of the time: no one really believes that, but it is cold and the Atlantic is much more temp friendly for most of us. You find this out when you have a chance to live or visit both coasts.
You don't need a wet-suit any of the time. Plus, I lived on the east coast for 5 years before I moved back to LA. I would go to Florida(Miami) at least 2 times a year while I lived over there so I know what east coast water temps are. How are our beaches just water and sand? Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu, Manhattan, marina del Rey are all different. Have you been to all of LA's beaches? Lastly, I love Los Angeles but am not blind to it's problems at all. The problems just get exaggerated to the point of shallowness.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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I have a list of places that I would like to visit in the U.S. and LA happens to be at the top of that list. I want to go because the beaches seem to amazing and I would love to explore the city and the surrounding mountains as well (I've heard the views from Mullholland are amazing). I also think it's a neat city because of it's history in the movie industry, and Hollywood in general seems interesting. But, I hear on the other hand that the traffic, pollution, and crime make it a place not worth visiting. What are you guys' thoughts?
Do it. It's a GREAT place to visit. We have spent the last 3 summers there and still have stuff we haven't done.
Take time to do your research and planning and you will have a wonderful visit.
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