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      06-10-2018, 02:21 PM   #23
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Airbnb in highland park. I will be there for 8 days and will have a car.
Great area to be staying in. There are tons of great places to eat and drink out in there in Highland Park.
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That sounds fun. Wish I could have the M out there and drive the canyons.
You should Rent a M from Turo, and do this.

Most fun you can have with M car besides the track, Decker Canyon is a blast or try the snake. Neptunes is great
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      06-11-2018, 12:09 PM   #25
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Depends what part of la you speak of. Some people consider ventura county la..

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this thread might work if u get way more detailed about what ur into

otherwise u can just check online travel sites...
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Just got back from LA and SF with the family. The Peterson Museum was great! The new exhibit is focused on Japanese JDM and Porsche’s.

Besides the usual tourist spots, check out Danny Trejos Tacos!

https://www.trejostacos.com/

Have fun and bring your patience! I forgot how bad the traffic is!
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couple of places to eat:

Silverlake Ramen
one of the best Ramen spots in LA

Howlin Rays open from 10-7 expect long lines
Daves Hot Chicken open from 6pm- midnight
both serve Nashville style hot chicken

Rays BBQ in Huntington Park open from 9-2pm
best texas style BBQ in LA

Diddy Riese in Westwood Village
fresh baked cookies and custom ice cream sandwich's

Oh, almost forgot
In N Out Burger

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      06-13-2018, 08:45 PM   #29
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LA is huge and a little intimidating for first timers, but I would say a walk around in hollywood is a good bet during the day by the chinese theater to see the walk of fame and if you can take in a concert or two in one of the nearby concert venues. Don't forget to do some early morning driving through the canyons but also head south and check out newport beach, the pier and the wedge. End your day eating and drinking nearby the ocean if you can.
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Bro you can't be serious, Venice beach is a sh*thole.

OP, I'd also recommend steering clear of the Hollywood tourist traps. It's disgusting and not worth the visit if you are time-conscious.
Dude, Venice Beach is bubble gum for the eyes.
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Dude, Venice Beach is bubble gum for the eyes.
All of LA is babe paradise.
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      06-15-2018, 02:41 PM   #32
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That sounds fun. Wish I could have the M out there and drive the canyons.
TURO!! Well worth it to go up the PCH and thorough Mulholland... just watch for 5-0 near where it dumps into Malibu, wait until you are up in the hills and canyon, slow down on The Snake. Better yet drive the CA 2:

Angeles Crest V2 by JMG, on Flickr

Other places:

Peterson Auto Museum
Getty
Griffith Observatory

There are some cool places to eat in the Arts District, yelp and explore.

If you must go to the beach, go north of Santa Monica or south of Seal Beach. The real beautiful beaches are in Newport and Laguna.

Secret Little Cove, 09-25-2016 by JMG, on Flickr
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      06-15-2018, 07:12 PM   #34
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      06-15-2018, 10:08 PM   #36
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lots has been said in this thread. I'll drop a few favorite spots.

For museums the Gettys are really nice. There is the Main one on the 405 freeway in Brentwood. This one is pretty easy to go to. The other "Getty Villa" focuses on ancient Rome and is nestled in the Pailisades Hills on pacific coast highway. Its beautiful, and they re-created a villa that was wiped out in Pompei. This one you HAVE TO reserve like a day in advance online. The restaurants at both locations are great and I often breeze some exhibits and then grab a glass of wine and some lunch. The grounds, landscaping, scenery are all stunning...definitely not your "normal museums". Getty was a mega oil tycoon and bought up mad art. He imported like a billion dollars of huge marble blocks from Italy to build the main behemoth museum.

The LA County Museum of art (LACMA) is also fantastic in a more traditional sense. It is mid city, right next to the La Brea Tarpits on Wilshire Blvd. And then we have the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in downtown LA. Right across from that is the new Broad Museum that is very popular. Broad is another tycoon that just put his insane art collection on display for the public. Epic modern art collection. Usually big lines to get in. Also next door is the Walt Disney Concert hall. A Frank Gerry building....amazing to check out.

If you feel like a real old man day there is an amazing botanical garden in Pasedena, which is close (ish) to where you are staying. The Huntington Botanical garden. He was another tycoon of industry. He build like all the roads in america and he had a thing for old books and plants. So he has a little museum on the grounds for books like the first edition of the bible and priceless illuminated manuscripts. But the most amazing part are the gardens. The place is HUGE and set up in quadrants. Japaneses, Chinese, South American, and desert.

La has probably the best food scene in the world. Maybe not the ultimate best at every particular area but we have the most insane variety.

1. Breakfast / Brunch

- Lots of fun old school diners around town, SWINGERS is always on point.
- Squirrel. On Vermont... really good but huge lines
- Commisary @ The Line Hotel
- Botega Louie Downtown (also good lunch/dinner)
- Gjusta in Venice
- Moon Juice...best juice in town.

2. Sandwiches / Burgers (my faves)

- Langers Deli (ultimate pastrami sammy)
- Bay Cities Deli in Santa Monica - Amazing Italian Sandwiches
- Larchmont Wine & Cheese - My favorite local sandwich spot
- Apple Pan - Amazing vintage burger spot. Place has been the same for like 70 years....epic hickory burgers.
- Cassells - Burger spot in the Normandy Hotel - my fave burger in town.
- Hinanos - Great Backyard style burger at awesome dive bar @ Venice Pier
- Golden State - Rad burger spot on Fairfax across from Supreme.

3. Dinner

- Bestia - Best Italian food in LA. Hard to get reservations. Dress nice and try to get a spot at the bar. DTLA
- Sushi Gen - My fave sushi spot in LA, DTLA
- Gjelina - Trendy but good. California cuisine. Venice
- Baroo - One of the chefs from the "best restaraunt in the world" Noma in Denmark. he started this spot. Its awesome and low key. On Santa Monica Blvd / Wilton.

My Favorite Taco truck is on 4th and Rose in Venice. La Isla Bonita. Family run. They have the best Ceviche. Home made every night!

I hope that helps. I'll chime in later with more that I think of and bars etc.
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Lake Hollywood Park could be one of the best places in LA.
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      06-20-2018, 12:17 PM   #39
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1. Go to Musso and Frank.

2. Order: A martini, a shrimp cocktail, a steak.

3. ?????

4. Profit.
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Dude, Venice Beach is bubble gum for the eyes.
All of LA is babe paradise.
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If you are single you might want to check some strip clubs there. There are tons of wannabe models/actresses that need to pay rent. Plus those acting classes and portfolio shoots are not cheap.
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If you are single you might want to check some strip clubs there. There are tons of wannabe models/actresses that need to pay rent. Plus those acting classes and portfolio shoots are not cheap.
The wannabe models and actresses are either waitresses, bar tenders, or executive assistants. A lot of strippers are already models and actresses for the adult industry. Or they are paying for school or just like to say they are paying for school.
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Is the Disney Park at Anaheim really worth a visit? I know the traffic gang-bang into LA and would come over from Santa Monica side when staying there...just asking?
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Be prepared to be disappointed. LA is mostly aweful. Homeless and tent cities everywhere. Traffic everywhere.

There are plenty of nice places but you are going to be shocked what 90% of LA looks like.
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