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A Day in LA -- what should I do?

 
 
George
 
Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 11:56 am
I'll be out in the LA area (specifically Bellflower) in mid-July and will
have free day. Any suggestions for what to do? I won't have rental
car and so I don't want to go too far.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 12:19 pm
Give us some idea of what you'd be interested in -- cheesy tourist traps? Gorgeous gardens? Museums?

It looks like you'll be close to Pasadena, which has the latter two:

http://www.pasadenacal.com/museums_attractions/huntington_library.htm

http://www.pasadenacal.com/museums_attractions/norton_simon_museum.htm

http://www.pasadenacal.com/museums_attractions/pacific_asia_museum.htm
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George
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 12:31 pm
Ah, yes, I've given no idea as to my interests have I?

Well, I like walking tours, the older portions of cities, interesting
architecture, overlooks, and waterfronts.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 12:46 pm
I have a feeling you'd like Huntington Gardens -- some pics:

Desert garden:

http://www.huntingtonbotanical.org/Desert/images/barrelcacti.jpg

Japanese garden:

http://www.huntington.org/BotanicalDiv/GardenPix/JapanGard2.JPEG

If you're out there, you should make it to the ocean, of course -- Santa Monica is kind of the classic, rather (ahem) touristy, though. Our favorite beach was in Malibu (!) something about heaven, I'll see if I can find it. Might be too far for you though.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 12:48 pm
"Touristy" can be fun.
I thought Fisherman's Wharf in SF was a hoot.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 12:53 pm
Google revealed a Huntington Gardens in Schiller Park as well.
Maybe I'll go to back Columbus instead.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 01:12 pm
As lovely as Schiller Park is, go to L.A.


<another nice Huntington-related property is on the east coast - Huntington Beach State Park with Brookgreen just across the highway.

Those Huntington's sure were busy.


mmmmmm, L.A.
where's Blaise?
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 01:19 pm
Go to the beach man! Hang out, go people watching, catch some rays, eat a fish taco. You can also fish off any pier in California without a license.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 01:47 pm
"The beach" sounds good.
But what's a good beach that I can get to by public transport?
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 01:55 pm
Redondo is straight west of there. I don't know about public transport - I'd avoid it. As they say "nobody walks in L.A.". Take a cab maybe.
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