Travel California love

kwealzliy

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Hello!

My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to California very soon either April or May near the LA area.
I was wondering what you Cali/LA natives or people that frequent Cali/LA often would recommend for an early 20's couple to do for fun & adventures!

Also, recommendations for AWESOME food would be great.

Thanks! :biggrin: Can't wait to read the responses. :smile:
 

redney

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pr1nc355

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What kind of things are you interested in doing?

Most people from the East Coast that I know of want to do the Hollywood tours, beach, and restaurant thing.

If you don't have anything specific in mind, do one of those "movie star" tours. That's something you can't really do anywhere else. The beach is a great place that time of year, but I'd recommend going during the week. If you're interested in spotting celebs, I can give you a list of places you'll likely see them by PM.
 

poopsie

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Going to San Diego in a few weeks:smile:... Any suggestions for fun things to do?
There is La Jolla with chic little shops and the tidepools. I like Coronado and the Hotel Del. You can take the bridge over and return via the Silver Strand (with a stop at Las America's outlet.) The Gaslamp is always active
Of course there is always Balboa Park with all the museums and the Zoo. I really like the stretch of highway (the 163) that goes by there.
One of my favorite things is the Ocean Beach (OB) farmers market/street fair on Wed afternoons. OB is one of the last of the funky 60's vibe beach towns.
There are several Indian casinos if you like that sort of thing.
Be sure to pick up a Reader when you get to town. They are free and are available all over. They are full of entertainment and dining goings on for that week.
Feel free to PM me if you need more suggestions
 

lawchick

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Cali/LA area is a very broad area. Where exactly are you going to be?

If you are going to be in the city of Los Angeles check out Hollywood/West Hollywood/Beverly Hills. Make sure to see as many of the following as you can: Grauman's Mann's Chinese Theater, Kodak theater, Hollywood sign, Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory which is lovely especially if you go in the evening and watch the sun set, take in a show at the Hollywood Bowl if something good is playing, Sunset Blvd etc, hike in Runyon Canyon, Universal Studios and Universal Citywalk, The Grove, The Original LA Farmer's Market, Melrose Ave, The Beverly Center, Rodeo Drive, the shops on Robertson...

Venice Beach is a popular area but I don't know why. Santa Monica is nice but that is not really my part of town so I don't know it that well. People love the Getty Museum.

You really need to give more details if you want food recommendations. What is your budget? What kind of food do you like? There are WAY too many great places in LA to pick a handful but I'll throw out The Baazar at the SLS hotel for an unforgettable dining experience if you are into molecular gastronomy. Plus the hotel is amazing, hip and a total scene. El Coyote nearby in good for Mexican food but there are a million great Mexican places in LA. For breakfast I love the Griddle but it is sceney and the wait is long. There are a million other great places where you don't have to wait.
 

xikry5talix

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Bottega Louie - macaroons!
Umami burger - not my personal favorite but people seem to love it! It has a cult following here, haha.

People that don't have in & out burger in their state seem to love it too. It's fast food but way better than McDs, BK, etc.

If you have a car, you can drive to the OC. There's bruxie there (waffle sandwiches...sounds weird but really good and great reviews!). You can also go to Disneyland if you have time!

I'm throwing out a bunch of casual places since you guys are a young couple but let us know what your price range is! HTH
 
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poopsie2 said:
There is La Jolla with chic little shops and the tidepools. I like Coronado and the Hotel Del. You can take the bridge over and return via the Silver Strand (with a stop at Las America's outlet.) The Gaslamp is always active
Of course there is always Balboa Park with all the museums and the Zoo. I really like the stretch of highway (the 163) that goes by there.
One of my favorite things is the Ocean Beach (OB) farmers market/street fair on Wed afternoons. OB is one of the last of the funky 60's vibe beach towns.
There are several Indian casinos if you like that sort of thing.
Be sure to pick up a Reader when you get to town. They are free and are available all over. They are full of entertainment and dining goings on for that week.
Feel free to PM me if you need more suggestions
We are staying in the gas lamp district. We arrive Wednesday afternoon so maybe I'll check out OB and the market. My husband has a conference and we won't have a car so I'm looking for things to do locally. Restaurant suggestions?
 

poopsie

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We are staying in the gas lamp district. We arrive Wednesday afternoon so maybe I'll check out OB and the market. My husband has a conference and we won't have a car so I'm looking for things to do locally. Restaurant suggestions?


What type of food do you enjoy? My boss lives downtown and he is a true 'foodie'. I think he eats out every day. I can ask him for suggestions. Be sure and pick up a Reader as there are reviews and coupon deals galore!