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11. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

To quote a well-known Jimmy Buffet song (Come Monday):

"Heading out to San Francisco
For the Labor Day weekend show
I got my Hush Puppies on
I guess I never was meant for glitter rock and roll

And honey, I didn't know
That I'd be missing you so
Come Monday, it'll be all right
Come Monday, I'll be holding you tight
I spent four lonely days in a brown L.A. haze
And I just want you back by my side"


I guess we're not the only ones who'd rather be in San Francisco than in the "brown L.A. haze"

But the brown LA haze doesn't exist along the beach areas.

12. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I think LA is worth spending a day or two. A client of mine is located there so I've been quite a few times and I do some movie extras work in Minnesota so it was great for me to get a little taste of Hollywood. An acquaintance of mine works for Warner Bros. and he helped me get on the VIP studio tour (anyone can do it but it is a little expensive and limited to about 10 people per tour). We visited different areas of the studio like where they build sets or film small town scenes. A special part of the "super VIP" tour is eating in the commissary where actors and crew eat. Lucky me, George Clooney and another actor ate lunch at the very next table! Later, our golf cart was taking us through the set of ER and John Stamos walked across the street to his trailer right in front of us. He even stopped to wave at us as we drove by. So, I got to see two of my top heartthrobs on one tour!

On another trip, I took one of those star's homes tours and that was fun. Later, I drove to Santa Monica, rented a bicycle and rode down to kooky Venice Beach. My hotel was right next to Grauman's Chinese Theater and I saw two movies while I was there. I saw District 9 in the beautiful old theater with the red velvet curtains and Final Destination 3D in the newer theater. It was interesting to have the audience clap for certain people's names to come up during the credits. While I was in the Hollywood and Highland mall, a flash mob broke out to Michael Jackson music...really cool to witness. Hollywood Blvd itself is crazy for people watching, from people dressed like movie characters selling photos with them to punk rockers, Amish visitors, homeless people, people playing music, you name it. The only thing I didn't do was try to go to a club to see stars letting loose mostly because I was a little worried about being alone at night and even getting into a club as a nobody. I also tried to get into the Conan O'Brien show on standby but I just missed the cutoff :(

There's so much to do in LA if you are into the whole Hollywood thing. Expect to rent a car to get around. Also consider driving to San Diego.

13. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2012 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Calcruzer

But the brown LA haze doesn't exist along the beach areas.

Except when Malibu burns!

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