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Old 08-11-04, 10:44 AM
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Los Angeles one day visit... help with tour order

This might be asking too much, but does anyone who lives in or knows Los Angeles fairly well have time to list the order I might be able to hit many tourist spots in one day while driving around?

I'll be starting in Manhattan Beach and then leaving for Las Vegas at the end of the day. My wife and I will be happy just looking at things from the car and getting out in a couple of places (like Hollywood Blvd.). I doubt we'll have time for going inside anything like Universal Studios.

I don't need specific directions... I'll try and deal with that later... maybe just a list of sites in the order you'd go.
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Going West to East..

Venice Beach
3rd Street Promenade / Santa Monica
The Grove
Melrose Ave
Hollywood/Highland (Part of Hollywood Blvd)
Pasadena / Colorado St.

Just stuff off the top of my head.
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That helps...what I'm looking for.
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just go to the Manhattan Beach Pier and look onto the beach - you'll find enough stuff sunbathing that you can look at and the time will fly.
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Sunset - Mel's drive-in for eats... at night, hit Saddle Ranch.
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Pretty much what Grrrah has mentioned-

Santa Monica- Third street promenade- good place for breakfast also go to the pier

Beverly Hills- Rodeo drive

Go down Sunset, just look left and right, bunch of famous places on both sides.

Hollywood/Highland, look towards the hills for the Hollywood sign. Point and laugh at Ryan Seacrest.

From here head northeast: Burbank, tv/movie studios

Or head southeast: Downtown L.A., maybe Pinks Hot Dogs for lunch

Pasadena- Maybe Orange Grove to see the houses, or intersection of Colorado/Fair Oaks. If you have time, go up Angeles Crest Highway to take a look at our mountains.

At this risk of insulting anyone on the eastside, I can't think of any places touristy places east of Pasadena.

I'm also just listing stuff off the top of my head as I'm headed out the door, will post more if I can think of anything later.
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Ahhhh, Manhattan Beach. You'll be down my way. You'll love it down there.

Let me also put in a vote for 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. But you'll have to get out of your car to enjoy it. You won't be too far from The Santa Monica Pier. Coming to LA without seeing that world famous pier is a crime.

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Cool. For a complete novice of your city (outside of one visit to Manhattan Beach 14 years ago and what I see in movies and OJ chases), this is helpful to me.
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3rd St. Promenade is definitely good stuff.

Spend the morning there, head to Mel's on Sunset for lunch. From there, I dunno. I don't like a lot of the touristy stuff. If you want to do a lot tour, I'd suggest the Fox lot in Century City.

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Originally posted by BigDaddy
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Those're good burgers, Dude.

I live around the corner from an In & Out and is torture to walk by at any time, especially when I'm hungry but can't eat. The onions!
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Originally posted by MonkeyG
Santa Monica- Third street promenade- good place for breakfast also go to the pier

Off of Santa Monica Blvd. - Stop by msdmoneys place and clean his apartment

Beverly Hills- Rodeo drive
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Originally posted by grrrah
Going West to East..

Venice Beach
3rd Street Promenade / Santa Monica
The Grove
Melrose Ave
Hollywood/Highland (Part of Hollywood Blvd)
Pasadena / Colorado St.

Just stuff off the top of my head.
So you just want to go shopping most of the time?
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Originally posted by mwdkill
So you just want to go shopping most of the time?
Exactly what I was thinking. After the Promenade, you could shoot up the 405 and check out The Getty Museum and skip the Grove (just a fancy mall - too similar to the Promenade, IMO).
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Hollywood and Highland is a nice place to walk around and the parking is good to generally walk around Hollywood blvd.

I would also suggest driving through Sunset strip.

On melrose ave, once you hit la brea you can simply turn and get to pinks hotdogs.

Universal city walk is always a decent stop at night.

One day to do it all is really tough.

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