Los Angeles, California

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    May 10, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Hey all, anyone know what there is do to in Los Angeles, I am thinking about going there for a vacation later this month. What is there to do there?
  • Hunter9

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    May 10, 2009 2:06 AM GMT
    not much happenin out here... i wouldnt bother
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    May 10, 2009 2:11 AM GMT
    Magic Mountain...lolicon_lol.gif
  • bigtallguy

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    May 10, 2009 2:40 AM GMT
    yeah, LA is pretty dead.
    If you're going to be out in California maybe you would have better luck if you went to Fresno. It's hoppin'
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    May 10, 2009 2:41 AM GMT
    Disneyland!!! Technically that's not LA, not even LA County, but it is in the LA area. Personally, I hate LA, but that could be because I'm in the OC.

    Well, there's Santa Monica Pier, and if you like shopping there's Rodeo Drive, Third Street Promenade and the Grove. For the gay scene, West Hollywood, obviously, but I'm not sure exactly what there is to do there besides Rage and Tigerheat. Hmmm, that's about all I can think of. Whatever you do, try not to drive.
  • bigtallguy

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    May 10, 2009 2:41 AM GMT
    or Barstow if you're feeling even extra-wild
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    May 10, 2009 2:41 AM GMT
    bigtallguy saidyeah, LA is pretty dead.
    If you're going to be out in California maybe you would have better luck if you went to Fresno. It's hoppin'

    lol
  • EricLA

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    May 10, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    Yes, amusement parks: Disneyland, Magic Mountain, Knotts Berry Farm.

    We have things called beaches here.

    Good museums like the Getty (one on the hill of Brentwood overlooking the 405 and another along PCH built like a Roman villa), and LACMA, which currently has a great exhibit on Pompeii, and next to LACMA is the La Brea Tarpits and museum.

    West Hollywood and Silverlake among other gay areas

    That's a start.



  • calibro

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    May 10, 2009 2:55 AM GMT
    I disagree with the posters who say there's nothing to do in LA. I lived there and always find it bristling with stuff. Art, music, culture, recreation, you name it. What sort of things do you have fun doing so we can narrow down suggestions?
  • metta

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    May 10, 2009 2:57 AM GMT

    lol...you guys are mean.

    There are always tons of things to do in LA. icon_smile.gif

    The difficult thing is choosing which ones to go to. The only people that may have trouble are people that don't have interests in anything. What are your favorite things to do? That would be the best way to start.

    If you come next weekend, on Friday, there is gay days at Knott's Berry farm and there is a pride festival and parade in Long Beach.
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  • Hunter9

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    May 10, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    try Hemet... far more bang for your buck
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    May 10, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    I like visiting LA, (and then returning home to SF).

    Here is some Architecture stuff (dunno what interests you)

    Getty Center
    The cathedral of our City of Angels
    Disney Concert Hall (Its no Bilbao..but its worth seeing)
    Nice mid century houses in the Hollywood Hills.

    Spend a night visiting the clubs in West Hollywood (WEHO). Thats fun. The boys are cute. They are not superficial or stuck up..atleast not the ones I met.
    TAKE public transit in LA...anywhere..maybe up and down La Cienaga....my hosts were mortified I did this....but thats how you see the underbelly of the City- the migrant worker and his wife, the unemploed middle aged guy, the loud obnoxious young kids..its fun ( I think)
    I did that and then spent time in a flashy convertible listening to Miley Cyrus driving thru WeHo with friends.
    Eatsome good mexican food.
    The beach at Santa Monica is nice. Swim there.
    Enjoy your trip.

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    May 10, 2009 3:06 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    The only people that may have trouble are people that don't have interests in anything.

    This is true, I have no interests. Except for breathing air rather than smog. icon_cool.gif Visit the OC, we have air.
  • boilerup_82

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    May 10, 2009 3:22 AM GMT
    mswete said
    metta8 said
    The only people that may have trouble are people that don't have interests in anything.

    This is true, I have no interests. Except for breathing air rather than smog. icon_cool.gif Visit the OC, we have air.



    air in OC...i don't think so man, it's not just LA county which has bad air quality, it's the entire southern california region.
  • metta

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    May 10, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    mswete said
    metta8 said
    The only people that may have trouble are people that don't have interests in anything.

    This is true, I have no interests. Except for breathing air rather than smog. icon_cool.gif Visit the OC, we have air.


    I'm glad that you like the OC so much. It is not for everyone. I know people that grew up in an expensve area (Harbor Ridge In Newport Beach) and hated it. LA works better for them. To each there own. icon_smile.gif
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    May 10, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    boilerup_82 said
    air in OC...i don't think so man, it's not just LA county which has bad air quality, it's the entire southern california region.

    I can just look into the horizon and determine which way LA is by the layer of smog.
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    May 10, 2009 3:41 AM GMT
    ok children...why not help the OP with his trip and stop qibling over the air quality in your respective counties.
    he's visiting, and not planning to be there for the rest of his life.
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    May 10, 2009 3:46 AM GMT
    Yea, i wouldn't want to live in a big city anyways, just something new to visit. I probably will be lost, a country guy in the big city with a southern accent.
  • fitartistsf

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    May 10, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    Shoot... nothing to do in LA?
    Boys, try living up here in Lancaster, in the Antelope Valley, on the edge of the Mojave Desert....
    I live 1 1/2 to 2 hours north of LA, in Lancaster/Palmdale. But I might as well live on the far side of the moon..... it sucks!
    To do anything of a social nature, you have to go down to The City. But with gas prices being sky-high the last 2-3 years, I have become a monk..... icon_cry.gif
    Yeah, there are beaches, but it seems to take a frakkin full day to get there and back.
    And who wants to drive 2 hours to WeHo, pay for parking, pay the cover charge, pay for a drink, for you and someone else...times whatever. Possibly pay for a Motel, at the very least, if you meet someone... or drive back up to Lancaster another 2 hours, just to jack off alone...... icon_evil.gificon_cry.gif
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    May 10, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    Everyone loves to hate LA. icon_lol.gif

    Based on your profile, it sounds like you like outdoorsy stuff. You can go for a hike in the local mountains. I'd recommend Malibu / Agoura Hills.

    If you like culture, you can check out the museums. We have quite a few of them like EricLA mentioned previously. LA Central Library is also a popular tourist spot.

    West Hollywood is where most of the gays are. Lots of clubs and bars there. Oil Can Harry's is the only gay country/western bar I know of.

    If you just want to lounge on the beach, check out Santa Monica. There's an unofficial gay area at Will Rogers State Beach.

    Also, like metta8 mentioned, Long Beach Pride is happening May 16 and 17.
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    May 10, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    I agree on the theme parks. A friend and I went to LA for a week and did the theme parks for five days in a row! It was a total blast!! icon_smile.gif

    We also did the WeHo thing, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Hollywood Hills, Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Boulevard, and an architecture tour of downtown. It was a really great trip.
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    May 10, 2009 4:13 AM GMT
    fitartistsf saidShoot... nothing to do in LA?
    Boys, try living up here in Lancaster, in the Antelope Valley, on the edge of the Mojave Desert....
    I live 1 1/2 to 2 hours north of LA, in Lancaster/Palmdale. But I might as well live on the far side of the moon..... it sucks!
    To do anything of a social nature, you have to go down to The City. But with gas prices being sky-high the last 2-3 years, I have become a monk..... icon_cry.gif
    Yeah, there are beaches, but it seems to take a frakkin full day to get there and back.
    And who wants to drive 2 hours to WeHo, pay for parking, pay the cover charge, pay for a drink, for you and someone else...times whatever. Possibly pay for a Motel, at the very least, if you meet someone... or drive back up to Lancaster another 2 hours, just to jack off alone...... icon_evil.gificon_cry.gif

    Lancaster? Wow! I used to commute out to San Bernardino. And I thought that was far. icon_lol.gif

    You need to move closer. icon_cool.gif
  • cityguy39

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    May 10, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    I loved LA when I was there, we went to Malibu, City walk, Melrose to shop, Weho, went to some great clubs too.
  • sportsjockla

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    May 10, 2009 4:16 AM GMT
    Fishing in the LA. River is great. Especially this time of year.
  • Hunter9

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    May 10, 2009 4:27 AM GMT
    sportsjockla saidFishing in the LA. River is great. Especially this time of year.


    not as great as swimming in it