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Tue May 30, 2023, 12:47 AM

Suggestions for visiting Los Angeles.

I'll be staying in Burbank. I'm not an amusement park person. The La Brea Tar Pits and museum interest me, but other than that I don't really have any plans. I'll be there the second week of June for three days.

Thanks for any ideas!

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Reply Suggestions for visiting Los Angeles. (Original post)
Laffy Kat May 2023 OP
kysrsoze May 2023 #1
Laffy Kat May 2023 #2
LonePirate May 2023 #3
Laffy Kat May 2023 #4
viva la May 2023 #5
Major Nikon May 2023 #6
Beaverhausen Jun 2023 #7
Laffy Kat Jun 2023 #8
Name removed Jun 30 #9
Laffy Kat Jun 30 #10
Proud to be Woke Jul 16 #11
Laffy Kat Jul 16 #12
Proud to be Woke Jul 17 #13

Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2023, 12:56 AM

1. Griffith Park and Observatory are always nice.

Great views there. If you want to go for a drive, Mulholland Dr has beautiful scenery. If you head up into Bel Air from Sunset, you can take a great drive through a secluded area up to Mulholland. Silver Lake and Echo Park are cool places to walk around and get something to eat. The LA Zoo isnít too far either.

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #1)

Tue May 30, 2023, 01:00 AM

2. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2023, 01:20 AM

3. It is a bit of a drive from Burbank but the Getty Museum in west LA is to die for.

Beautiful art, sculptures, horticulture, architecture and views of the surrounding area. You can easily spend all day there.

https://www.getty.edu/museum/

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #3)

Tue May 30, 2023, 02:00 AM

4. I've heard about it.

Thanks!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #4)

Tue May 30, 2023, 05:04 AM

5. The Getty has free admission

But you have to pay for parking.
There's also a Getty villa north towards Malibu which has more sculptures.

Go to Venice too... the boardwalk is a kick. It's being gentrified, but there are still buskers and fortune tellers. Santa Monica pier (just north of Venice) is also fun.

If you can afford it and can spend a whole day, the Huntington Library and Gardens is amazing.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2023, 08:23 AM

6. If you are into movies a studio tour is worth doing

My wife drug me into the Warner Brothers tour as I didnít really want to go, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Thu Jun 1, 2023, 12:23 PM

7. another suggestion if you really like movies - the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum

https://www.academymuseum.org/en/

I went for the first time recently and really enjoyed it. It is right next to the LA County Art Museum.


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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 1, 2023, 12:47 PM

8. Thank you.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 30, 2023, 07:24 PM

10. Thanks for this! I will print it and keep it for later.

I ended up breaking my arm right after I got to Burbank, so I didn't get to do anything except the Kaiser hospital in downtown LA. I'm going back, though, soon!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2023, 06:11 PM

11. The Autry Center of the American West

If you like the history of the West, especially the Southwest, art galleries of old and new Western art, and if you are interested in motion picture history of Westerns this is a great museum. It is near Griffith Park and you can see it from Cahuenga Pass that takes you from Los Feliz area of Los Angeles to Burbank.

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Response to Proud to be Woke (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 16, 2023, 09:29 PM

12. Thanks for the suggestion, Proud to be Woke.

I will try to see this when I go back. My trip was actually something of a bust. I flew in to the Burbank airport on June 12th and then fell and broke my arm the next day. I spent the next two days in my hotel room icing my arm and taking Motrin, then left on the 15th. I'm OK now, out of the sling, but besides Burbank and the Kaiser hospital ER in downtown LA, I didn't really get to see anything. I am returning, though. I'm determined to spend more time in Southern CA.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 17, 2023, 03:24 PM

13. Aw, I am so sorry

That is terrible. Hoping for a quick recovery. There is so much to see in LA. It always brings a smile to my face to be there.

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