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Old 01-20-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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I'm from ventura and only somewhat familiar with the LA area. Two 20 year old guys, looking for some things to do and go see that isn't too expensive.

He's planning on moving out here and wants to get a feel for what it's like.

suggestions for a monday, daytime and early evening. thanks

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Old 01-20-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Is this trip for sightseeing or scoping out neighborhoods to live? Your post sort of implied both.

Factoring in traffic, visit the destinations requiring the most freeway driving during the middle of the day: Venice Beach, Griffith Park, etc....search the threads, there are lots of these type questions for places to see and things to do.

Where is he moving to? Santa Clarita is a lot different than West Hollywood for living.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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its more of just a day to hang out he just wants to do a few things around LA
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, California
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Santa Monica pier and Venice Beach are good, especially on weekends but during the week is okay. Universal City Walk is touristy but... Santa Monica Promenade is an interesting upscale outdoor mall that is one place to hang, and there is Farmer's Market area in mid-town. The mall may not be where guys in their twenties want to hang though.

LA is so spread out it's hard to pick something that is really 'LA'. The bars and comedy clubs are one option for evening (Sunset Blvd and in Hermosa Beach pier area). It depends on when you come here, it's rainy right now but if the weather is clearer the beaches are good places to hang out. I'd choose either Santa Monica or Redond Beach pier for things to do at the beach that are not swimming. Hermosa more for actually getting in the water and taking surf lessons for instance. Lots of good places to eat in all these places.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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Drive to see the Hollywood sign,
Head to the beach,
Groman's Chinese theatre
The Getty (ok, they might not be interested in art, but it is free!), Griffith Park Observatory,
Visit the Queen Mary


That is what I like to take visitors to do.

Dawn
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH FOR NOW
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When I visited my friend out there we did the typical drive through Hollywood, driving past the stars, even though they are on so many streets. Passed by the Chinese theater, the famous hot dog place Brad Pitt goes to haha. Another day we went to the Santa Monica Pier and that is a beautiful place. We also took a stroll down Rodeo Dr. and took a drive past the Beverly Hills sign.

We also went on another road pretty close to Sherman Oaks, it's around where Quintin Terentino lives, Mulhaulend Dr. or something?
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