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Heading to LA for two weeks in august, what to do?

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1. Posted by aussie87 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Heading to LA for two weeks in august, does anyone no of anything to do? thinkin of heading up to san fran but no sure of the best way to get around to make the most of it. wouldnt mind seeing a football or baseball game. staying in hostels

2. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 7y

It's summer in LA so plan on the beach for a visit. Essentially, it's free - you just need to arrange transportation.

The Getty is a world class museum, it's free (parking $15 USD or free if you ride in public transportation.)
Information: http://www.getty.edu/

If you are going to include San Francisco (and you do not have a car) recommend a short flight from LAX-SFO. Southwest Airlines is your best economy option, frequent departures and they are an all-Boeing 737 fleet.

Upon arrival in SFO you will have a lot of ground transportation options.

Have fun

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

Well, if you want to go to a baseball game, here are the schedule for the four major teams in the LA and SF areas

Los Angeles Dodgers
http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=la&m=8&y=2009

San Francisco Giants
http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=sf&m=8&y=2009

Los Angeles Angels
http://losangeles.angels.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=ana&m=8&y=2009

Oakland A's
http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=oak&m=8&y=2009

Three of these teams (all except the Oakland As) would be in the playoffs if they started tomorrow (eight teams out of the 30 baseball teams make the playoffs), so you should go see one of those three teams play (not the As who are very bad--maybe the worse team--and also have one of the worst stadiums).

The Los Angeles Dodgers are probably the best team, but I think San Francisco probably has slightly the better stadium because of its beautiful location overlooking the bay and its easy accessibility from downtown.

Enjoy--and be sure to get a hot dog and a beer.

P.S. The football season doesn't start until September--so any games before then don't count (and they'll only play the good players for part of the game).

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

Oh, and make sure you buy a "home" ticket--since half of each teams' games are out-of-town. The home games are the ones in color (blue for the dodgers, orange for the giants, and red for the angels).

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

The best August things to do:

The best (LA area) thing--go down to Laguna Beach and attend one or more of the various art events at the beginning of the month:
The Sawdust Festival, the Laguna Beach art festival, or the Pageant of the Masters

Other fun LA area things:
Venice Beach--fun place
Disneyland (Anaheim) or Universal Studios (Burbank/Hollywood)
Huntington Library and Gardens
Griffith Park Observatory
Knotts Berry Farm (Buena Park)
Santa Monica

San Francisco:
Cable cars and cable car museum
Golden Gate Park and Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Chinatown
Lombard street (crookedest in the world)
Alcatraz
Bay cruise
Ferry building
Ghiradelli Square
Little Italy
Sony Metreon
Muir Woods
Union square and shopping area

and, of course--baseball games

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Jul-2009, at 21:58 by Calcruzer ]

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