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Old 05-22-2018, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Relatives from Europe want the same basic trip as shown above except that they want to add the Grand Canyon to it too. They don't understand the distances here.
I checked distances in google and they are not crazy to drive, unless you mean the problems caused by the traffic jam, or google is wrong there

The problem are the kms miles or the traffic jams?
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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I checked distances in google and they are not crazy to drive, unless you mean the problems caused by the traffic jam, or google is wrong there

The problem are the kms miles or the traffic jams?
Do you want advice or encouragement? I will be happy to cheer you on if you'll provide updates along your journey. My advice you obviously didn't care for
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a dump. Go to the Griffith Observatory instead.
I agree with you 100% but I have never been able to convince our guests from other areas that they actually don't want to go to Hollywood. They always go anyway, then tell me I was right.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Do you want advice or encouragement? I will be happy to cheer you on if you'll provide updates along your journey. My advice you obviously didn't care for
I don't understand very well what you mean.

Yes if you all want and I have good internet access I can update you all about my trip.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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I don't understand very well what you mean.

Yes if you all want and I have good internet access I can update you all about my trip.
You are trying to do to much stuff in the amount of time you're here in my opinion.
I would at least go north to San Francisco/Yosemite then decide if you want to drive to Vegas/,San Diego

I would definitely like updates on your trip



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Old 05-22-2018, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I checked distances in google and they are not crazy to drive, unless you mean the problems caused by the traffic jam, or google is wrong there

The problem are the kms miles or the traffic jams?
LA area to Vegas can easily be a 7 hour drive.

Everyone is telling you to cut some things, because of traffic. The traffic is unpredictable out here and even google maps does not show it correctly.

Unless you plan on leaving to drive at 4am, you are very much underestimating your time and travel.
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:25 PM
 
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a dump. Go to the Griffith Observatory instead.
Venice beach is a freak show of mostly homeless people. Go to the Santa Monica Pier then walk on 3rd Street Promenade (walking distance from the Pier). Maybe rent some bicycles while you're near the pier. That way you can ride to Venice Beach... and get the hell out of there quickly.
I've hosted many visitors to LA and at the top of their list of places to visit is the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Venice Beach. Both locations are tourist mecca's, as they should be.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:46 PM
 
Location: NNV
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In addition to the beaches, I would consider:

1. Griffith Observatory
2. Getty Center
3. Ronald Reagan Library
4. Huntington Library
5. Grand Central Market
6. Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive

Given your short time here, stay on the central and west side of Los Angeles and along the coast.

If they are from Europe, they must try Mexican food. I'd try Taqueria Los Anaya or Guisados.

Other eatery suggestions:

1. Original Tommy's chiliburgers (how strong is your stomach?)
2. Phillipe's French Dip
3. Chosun Galbee (Korean)
4. Jitlada (Thai)
5. L.A. Rose (Filipino)
6. Johnnie's Pastrami
7. Brent's Deli
8. Porto's (Cuban)
9. In-n-Out Burger
10. Din Tai Fung (Taiwanese)
11. Anywhere in Grand Central Market

Chosun Galbee, Jitlada, Brent's Deli (lots of food!!!) and Din Tai Fung are a little more expensive (not too much) the rest are pretty cheap.

Last edited by Vic Romano; 05-22-2018 at 06:04 PM..
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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I checked distances in google and they are not crazy to drive, unless you mean the problems caused by the traffic jam, or google is wrong there

The problem are the kms miles or the traffic jams?
Both.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I agree with you 100% but I have never been able to convince our guests from other areas that they actually don't want to go to Hollywood. They always go anyway, then tell me I was right.
I will typically drive guests from out of town by the Chinese Theater on our way to Griffith Observatory

"Look, there it is! Okay that's enough of Hollywood Blvd for me!"
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