What's to do in LA??

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    Jul 25, 2008 11:50 PM GMT
    IM COMING TO LA!! and I'll be on my own for two days...

    what's fun to do there? good places to see hot dudes? a good place to work out? (preferably with hot dudes). good places to eat with hot dudes?

    anyone have any ideas?
  • puttputt

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    Jul 25, 2008 11:52 PM GMT
    Hm... I think that would largely depend on which 2 days you'll be there and exactly where in LA. I've driven by the Abbey a few times and there were def hot dudes, although parking is a nightmare.
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    Jul 26, 2008 12:02 AM GMT
    I think my beach town has the hottest dudes on the planet... but, sadly, they're all straight. That notwithstanding, for a great daytime activity if I were you I'd rent a bike and ride the Santa Monica Bay Bike Path - it goes along the beach from the south end of Malibu all the way to Torrance Beach, with only a couple detours onto city streets (to bypass the harbors at Marina Del Rey and Redondo). About 15 miles or so one way. You can check out the freaks and muscleheads in Venice, see the hang glider port at Dockweiler, check the surf at El Porto, stop for a sandwich and a beer in Manhattan or Hermosa.

    As far as night time activities, well, hmm... I'm a South Bay guy, and South Bay guys famously never leave the South Bay (it's a choice of walking to a couple dozen bars and restaurants within half a mile of my house, or driving 45 minutes to get looked down on in Santa Monica or West Hollywood). So I might not be able to help you there.
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    Jul 26, 2008 1:03 PM GMT
    I'm coming up on Thursday evening and I'll have Thursday and Friday nights free. I'll be staying at the Hilton Century Park, but not till friday. not sure where I'm staying thursday night yet.
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    Jul 26, 2008 1:27 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidI'm coming up on Thursday evening and I'll have Thursday and Friday nights free. I'll be staying at the Hilton Century Park, but not till friday. not sure where I'm staying thursday night yet.


    You would like "big fat dick" at Fubar on thursday night...
    It is on Santa Monica in Weho.
    Akbar is fun on friday's however, it is a trek from where you are staying.. It is in Los Feliz but worth the drive..
    I tend to avoid the Abbey as I am not much of a stand and pose and wait for the drunks to touch you sort of guy, but it is good eye candy if nothing else.
    Some guy started screaming when my friend accidentally stepped on his foot and he was shrieking "My Gucci's , My Gucci's" ..
    When a guy is screaming about his shoes, it is time to go.
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    Are you staying at the Hyatt century city ? Or did you really mean hilton century park? I think the Hilton is by the airport..
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    Jul 26, 2008 1:37 PM GMT
    ok...I'm an idiot...the Hyatt Regency Century Park.

    good thing you pointed that out, MN. I'd be asking the taxi driver to take me to the wrong hotel and wondering why they dont have my reservation, lol.

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    Jul 26, 2008 1:41 PM GMT
    I have stayed there a few times... but it is Century City, not park..
    It is a nice hotel. Right next to Beverly Hills and not too far from Santa Monica if you want to go to the beach.
    Are you driving?
    It has a great pool and you can work out at Equinox if you want to for 20.00.
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    Jul 26, 2008 1:41 PM GMT
    I'm asking myself the same question. What to do in LA, I'm there for 5 days in Aug...just got the TKT. HERE I COME....now what?
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    Jul 26, 2008 1:46 PM GMT
    naw, not driving, I'm actually coming up from SD on the train. Not sure where I'm staying Thursday night, but checking into the HYATT CENTURY CITY on friday for a conference.

    Is equinox AT the hotel or just near it?

    I was supposed to stay with a friend on Thursday night but we got the dates mixed up and he's out of town next week. (I know...I GOT THE DATES WRONG, can you believe it?)

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    Jul 26, 2008 1:47 PM GMT
    Onetoughguy saidI'm asking myself the same question. What to do in LA, I'm there for 5 days in Aug...just got the TKT. HERE I COME....now what?



    Sunday brunch at the Standard Hotel is fun , (by the pool).
    Dinner and drinks at Bar Marmont on Sunset is a really laid back LA experience if you have reservations, otherwise they have a velvet rope.
    Horseback riding (sunset ranch) in the Hollywood Hills is fun, but I would only do the one hour instead of longer.
    Driving up the PCH to Malibu is beautiful and a good place to see dolphins if you are into that.
    The Getty is beautiful.



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    Jul 26, 2008 1:48 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidnaw, not driving, I'm actually coming up from SD on the train. Not sure where I'm staying Thursday night, but checking into the HYATT CENTURY CITY on friday for a conference.

    Is equinox AT the hotel or just near it?

    I was supposed to stay with a friend on Thursday night but we got the dates mixed up and he's out of town next week. (I know...I GOT THE DATES WRONG, can you believe it?)



    It is connected by the back pool , but separate.
    Priceline a four star hotel in Weho , bev hills and you can get a room there for around 80 bucks a night if you name your own price. It is a HUGE hotel.
    Cab fare to west hollywood is around 14.00 each way, so not horrible.
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    Jul 26, 2008 1:49 PM GMT
    According to Missing Persons, nobody walks in LA. Just a tip.
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    Jul 26, 2008 1:51 PM GMT
    Great ideas! Thanks. Though doing such things on your own isn't going to be to much fun. Gonna have to make friends icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 26, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
    I'll find some hot spots for ya, onetough...check my blog when I get back for all the juicy details.

    (names are changed to protect the sexy)
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    Jul 26, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    Rock on, I'm trackin ya know buddy.

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    Jul 26, 2008 6:03 PM GMT
    There is plenty to do, that you will not be able to do. As for my advice, i would suggest eating at the Grove at lest once before you go. As for the guys, their every where, but i specifically love the latin boys. Not sure what your into.
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    Jul 26, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    I would like to see this info too. My friend just moved to silver lake 2 months ago (http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/129470/) and I have visited very briefly but have not spent a long weekend and looked around like I want to yet ..
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    Jul 26, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    This post is awesome, thanks for everyone providing info! I'm moving to LA in the beginning of September, and I'm already looking at jobs and places to live, but this post has gotten me even more excited!!! I can't wait to be back stateside!
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    Jul 26, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    WeHo
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    Jul 26, 2008 7:10 PM GMT
    Wander through the Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax, go to Santa Monica and see the Pier, visit Will Rogers State Park, go to the beach, see the Sunset strip in WEHO on a Friday night (Walk, Don't attempt to drive), have a hotdog at Pinks (On the corner of Melrose and La Brea, but be prepared to stand in line)... people watch on Venice Beach, etc.
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    Jul 26, 2008 7:54 PM GMT
    I'm happy to read a bunch of cool things here that I was not aware of. I've been in and around LA all my life but am picking up new information on here. Thanks, guys.

    For me though, the simple things in LA I've always liked doing included:

    Running & cycling through Bel Air
    Running & surfing
    Exploring vintage Beverly Hills architecture
    Driving a convertible through Benedict Canyon and along PCH (Pacific Coast Highway)
    Driving a convertible along Sunset Blvd. from Beverly Hills to PCH
    Beach volleyball at Santa Monica
    Friends' pool and tennis parties in Holmby Hills (very refreshing for a Phoenix guy escaping the heat!)
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    Jul 26, 2008 8:02 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 said...
    Exploring vintage Beverly Hills architecture...


    Most of BH is just Levittown for rich people...

    IMNSHO of course...

    R
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    Jul 26, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidIM COMING TO LA!! and I'll be on my own for two days...

    what's fun to do there? good places to see hot dudes? a good place to work out? (preferably with hot dudes). good places to eat with hot dudes?

    anyone have any ideas?


    Do you want to see CLOTHED hot dudes or NAKED hot dudes?
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    Jul 26, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    Friday night you'll want to go to Eleven in West Hollywood (Santa Monica and Larabee). Get there by 10 or 10:30 -- that may be on the early side, but better to be early than to wait in line. To see hot guys in your age group, it's really the only option.

    On Thursday, as mnjock2003 says, you will want to hit Fubar, but go to O-bar before that (O-bar at 9:30, Fubar at 11:30).
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    Jul 26, 2008 8:18 PM GMT
    the only fun events worth going to are squarejaws pool parties.