VISITING LOS ANGELES

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    Nov 05, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
    any good places to have fun at? bars? clubs? or just random good spots? I have been once to LA but didn't really get to see everything..nor could I go out(to young) so now Im up for the fun.

    Suggestions...not only gay places..

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    Nov 05, 2011 1:41 PM GMT
    UBK20 saidany good places to have fun at? bars? clubs? or just random good spots? I have been once to LA but didn't really get to see everything..nor could I go out(to young) so now Im up for the fun.

    Suggestions...not only gay places..

    Really appreciate if I could get everyones view on this...thank youicon_razz.gif



    Try Abbey in West Hollywood. Rage, Mickeys and Eleven also attract a younger gay crowd.
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    Nov 05, 2011 1:42 PM GMT
    Start at the Abby and go from there. All the bars are within two blocks.
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    Nov 05, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    If you will be at the Home Depot Center with your team, might be worth taking a look at the velodrome there. It is a world class facility.

    Some good info here:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1684129

    The LA Times, ran an article about the west side and Malibu with some good photos.
    http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-socalcloseups-20110731,0,1394619.story?track=rss

    The South Bay is great. Manhattan Beach (a few photos in my profile), Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach are more laid back than other parts of town, more traditional Southern California. There are places to rent bikes to go along the beach from Palos Verdes up to Venice. This is extremely popular. The bike path runs along the beach past restaurants, bars, stores.
    http://www.labikepaths.com/bike-paths/south-bay-along-the-beach/
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    Nov 05, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    I grew up in Newport Beach. The best real southern California beaches are Newport, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Beach.

    Huntington has a great surfer scene with a very laid back vibe. Main street is located on PCH by the pier where you can find some good places to eat.

    The Crab Cooker in Newport is delish!!!
    TK Burger is a local only joint that is really great. Both are located in NB & HB

    Although its very str8 down there, the boys are fuck'n hot. Laguna has some gay scene but very limited. The best beaches for SoCal are that way.
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    Nov 05, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidThe South Bay is great. Manhattan Beach (a few photos in my profile), Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach are more laid back than other parts of town, more traditional Southern California.


    Ditto on the South Bay (though I'm a little biased 'cause I live there). Hermosa pier is always good times, as is anywhere on the beach down there.... It's a pretty cool (and potentially rainy) weekend for us, though, so you're probably not gonna get any serious beach time in.

    West Hollywood is West Hollywood... eh. If you've seen one gay bar, you've seen 'em all. There are a million places within walking distance of one another on Santa Monica Blvd, so I'm sure you'll find a place that suits you. If I do find myself up that way, I prefer smaller venues like GYM Bar or Motherlode vs. the big clubs.
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    Nov 05, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidThe South Bay is great. Manhattan Beach (a few photos in my profile), Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach are more laid back than other parts of town, more traditional Southern California.


    Ditto on the South Bay (though I'm a little biased 'cause I live there). Hermosa pier is always good times, as is anywhere on the beach down there.... It's a pretty cool (and potentially rainy) weekend for us, though, so you're probably not gonna get any serious beach time in.

    West Hollywood is West Hollywood... eh. If you've seen one gay bar, you've seen 'em all. There are a million places within walking distance of one another on Santa Monica Blvd, so I'm sure you'll find a place that suits you. If I do find myself up that way, I prefer smaller venues like GYM Bar or Motherlode vs. the big clubs.

    Agree - not to make this a competition between the South Bay beaches (Manhattan, Hermosa, and Redondo) and the Orange County (OC) beaches (Huntington, Newport, and Laguna), I would say the beaches in both areas are equally nice. The South Bay beaches and area is less crowded and if you are in LA, they are much closer in.
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    Nov 05, 2011 4:22 PM GMT
    yeah all those beaches are awesome. just dont forget that its november and 53 degrees at the beaches right now... without the wind.
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    Nov 05, 2011 4:27 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidyeah all those beaches are awesome. just dont forget that its november and 53 degrees at the beaches right now... without the wind.

    During the day typically upper 60s and low to mid 70s, which is the forecast for the next several days. Sometimes during the winter it will even get to the 80s.
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    Nov 05, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
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    AvadaKedavra saidyeah all those beaches are awesome. just dont forget that its november and 53 degrees at the beaches right now... without the wind.

    During the day typically upper 60s and low to mid 70s, which is the forecast for the next several days. Sometimes during the winter it will even get to the 80s.


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    Keep in mind that the top number is the "HIGH" meaning the peak which last for a couple of hours out of 24 hours. I don't know about you but none of those days look like beach days to me. Don't forget the wind factor which is high since you're by the ocean. Maybe it was warmer when el nino was around but unfortunately not this year.
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    Nov 05, 2011 4:50 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidKeep in mind that the top number is the "HIGH" meaning the peak which last for a couple of hours out of 24 hours. I don't know about you but none of those days look like beach days to me. Don't forget the wind factor which is high since you're by the ocean. Maybe it was warmer when el nino was around but unfortunately not this year.

    Really depends on what you mean by a "beach day". Probably many would define it as a day when you just lie on the sand. I agree it is too cool for that for most people. But for a lot of active things on or by the beach, such as volleyball, biking, or inline skating, or eating and watching the sights, it is fine.
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    Nov 05, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    If you're there on Saturday the 12th:

    http://rhondasays.net/
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    Nov 05, 2011 5:05 PM GMT
    says you're 20 .. I hope you're 21 b/c if not you're still not gonna get into bars but let's hope you are do NOT go to Rage or the Abby all the other places are great icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 05, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    (the new) Gettey Museum:

    Free admission, but you must make a reservation.



    Griffith Observatory !!!!!!!!


    Avalon, Catalina island !!
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    Nov 05, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    http://royal-t.org/

    Great place for lunch and you can walk to all sorts of art galleries in the area. Nice way to spend an afternoon, especially if you're into art (contemporary, street, Asian pop art, etc).
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    Nov 05, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    tahoebackpacker saidhttp://royal-t.org/

    Great place for lunch and you can walk to all sorts of art galleries in the area. Nice way to spend an afternoon, especially if you're into art (contemporary, street, Asian pop art, etc).

    Ha! I've been there. Pretty cool place. The maid cafe concept is interesting. The food is surprisingly good and comes in big servings. Gets really crowded during lunch on weekdays.
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    Nov 05, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    You should get down Hermosa/Manhattan. The beaches are too cold/dreary/windy right now to enjoy, but if nothing else you can rent a bike or rollerblades and ride along the strand. I used to live there and it's still my favorite place in the LA Metro area. I actually prefer the South Bay to Huntington/Newport, which are way too West Coast Choppers OC for my taste. Not really fun to go out there unless you know people, but if you do know have friends in the area, pre-partying and hitting up the pier bars is A LOT of fun.

    WeHo, if you're not 21 the only place you can get into is Rage. Micky's is my favorite bar to dance at, Here Lounge and The Abbey are also fun depending on the night.

    If you're inclined to go out in Hollywood, Boulevard3 is the best club, but hard to get into.

    Places to visit: hike Runyon Canyon (Hollywood) or if you're adventurous, Escondido Falls (Malibu). If you have time, just cruising up the Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu is a great time. From Malibu Canyon Road near Pepperdine you can loop through Canyon Country up to The Valley. There's horseback riding there if that's your thing. Or you could continue to Simi Valley to visit the Regan Presidential Library, which is really cool (and I'm not conservative).

    On clear days, the Getty, the Getty Villa, and Griffith Park (Griffith Observatory) are must visits.

    Downtown, you can walk around USC's campus which is really nice, the Staples Center/LA Live complex and then do some shopping on Olvera Street or in the Fashion District. Santa Momca's 3rd Street Promenade, Pasadena's Old Town, The Grove, and the WeHo Melrose district are also good places to shop/people watch.

    Must eats: Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles, Crustacean (if you can afford it), Hucklberry in Santa Monica for brunch, Fogo de Chao, any of the Le Pain de Quodieten, The Little Next Door...there's a ton of good restaurants.

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    Nov 06, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidsays you're 20 .. I hope you're 21 b/c if not you're still not gonna get into bars but let's hope you are do NOT go to Rage or the Abby all the other places are great icon_biggrin.gif


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    Nov 06, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    cheers everyone for good tips...really appreciate it = )

    wish everyone a good week = )
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    Nov 06, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    Griffith Observatory, MOCA and check out Bordello, a bar in Downtown.

    Don't forget to do the WeHo thing and maybe swing by Silverlake. See who's playing at the Troubadour, it's on the edge of WeHo but not a gay thing.

    Go to Melrose Ave and lunch in Hollywood... There is this one place on Sunset themed a little like a wild West salon. Can't remember the name of it though.

    Santa Monica/ Malibu could be fun too........

    Check out the Sharky's in Manhattan Beach. Fun to get drunk there and walk to the beach.
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    Nov 06, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    Vaughn saidGriffith Observatory, MOCA and check out Bordello, a bar in Downtown.

    Don't forget to do the WeHo thing and maybe swing by Silverlake.

    Go to Melrose Ave and lunch in Hollywood... There is this one place on Sunset themed a little like a wild West salon. Can't remember the name of it though.

    Santa Monica/ Malibu could be fun too........

    Check out the Sharky's in Manhattan Beach. Fun to get drunk there and walk to the beach.



    drunk....beach....lunch.....it all sounds good to me =) hope there is some nice guys too with brains
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    Nov 06, 2011 9:27 AM GMT
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    Vaughn saidGriffith Observatory, MOCA and check out Bordello, a bar in Downtown.

    Don't forget to do the WeHo thing and maybe swing by Silverlake.

    Go to Melrose Ave and lunch in Hollywood... There is this one place on Sunset themed a little like a wild West salon. Can't remember the name of it though.

    Santa Monica/ Malibu could be fun too........

    Check out the Sharky's in Manhattan Beach. Fun to get drunk there and walk to the beach.

    drunk....beach....lunch.....it all sounds good to me =) hope there is some nice guys too with brains

    Manhattan Beach is a nice place with lots of smart people. So if you get drunk at Sharky's and stagger downhill to the beach, you'll be in good company.
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    Nov 06, 2011 9:44 AM GMT
    If your not a gay bar guy like me then try...

    Walking down Melrose with friends thats always fun

    The Grove and Farmers Market they have a Brazilian Restaurant there thats really good

    Santa Monica Promemade

    Santa Monica Pier and Beach

    or

    Griffith Park
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    Nov 06, 2011 10:04 AM GMT
    I checked out your blog...you seem very involved. Curious, what is it that you do?
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    Nov 06, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    Zeus17 saidIf your not a gay bar guy like me then try...

    Walking down Melrose with friends thats always fun

    The Grove and Farmers Market they have a Brazilian Restaurant there thats really good

    Santa Monica Promemade

    Santa Monica Pier and Beach

    or

    Griffith Park


    ye that sounds like a real good idea...is that a good place to like jog and similar stuff to?