LA / Laguna Beach Next Week

  • TXShooter02

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    May 18, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    I will be in LA next week for work and wrapping it up about Wednesday. I am going to stay in W Hollywood for a couple of nights and then go meet some friends in Laguna Beach for the holiday weekend.

    Any suggestions on thigns to do while I am in W Hollywood on my own for a few days. What gym should I go to? Beaches, bars, good hiking areas???

    Anything good to do in Laguna Beach during the weekend besides the beach?

    I've been before, but it's been awhile. Looking for suggestions.

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    May 19, 2010 12:32 AM GMT
    Laguna Beach is Laguna Beach. Not much to do there but hang out at the beach and hit up the bars/restaurants.

    Gym.. I've heard the 24 Hour Fitness in WeHo is totally gay. It's good for eye candy and distractions, but not so good for actually working out.

    Hiking.. Runyon Canyon. But it's not a serious hike. It's more like an outdoor meat/meet market. It's wear gays and straights like to see and be seen. And watch out for all the dog poop. Get there early, parking is awful. If you want to actually go hiking and don't mind driving a bit, then head up to the Malibu / Agoura Hills area.

    Bars.. Check out the Abbey. It's hit or miss. Some people like it, some people hate it.

    Beaches.. Santa Monica. There's an unofficial gay area at Will Rogers Beach. Also known as Ginger Rogers Beach. While you're in the area, you can check out 3rd Street Promenade or cruise up Montana for bars/restaurants. Mostly straight though.
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    May 19, 2010 12:37 AM GMT
    The LA Fitness right on Hollywood Blvd is prty awesome...for eye candy as well icon_smile.gif

    I went to Ketchup last time I was in LA. Food was meh, but its pretty great place and its a must-go for LA.

    Other than the AMAZING beach, not much more to do in Laguna except like some shopping by the shops or cafes/restuarants/bars.
  • JayDT

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    May 19, 2010 12:42 AM GMT
    All of what he said is true. I personally am not a fan of the crAbbey, drinks are over priced, the people can be really bitchy, there's no dance floor but the music is generally ok. Thursday nights at MJs in Silverlake is good, they have Club Nur, it's a gay middle eastern night- awesome music, dance floor and people are really friendly (they actually don't let the crAbbey type people in), drinks aren't expensive and there's big patio in the back with houkas. Saturday nights is good there too.
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    May 19, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    if you're going to be in west hollywood during the week, and you're looking for a bar, you should just check out santa monica blvd. there are a number of them there, e.g., abbey, here, mickey's, rage, east/west lounge, eleven.

    rich described hiking at runyon canyon pretty well. you can also try bronson canyon which has a trial that takes you close to the hollywood sign.

    as far as gyms, you'd probably like gold's in hollywood, crunch or equinox both in west hollywood.

    the gays have all but left laguna beach. there are no longer any gay bars there. the gay beach is nice and hopefully will be a good scene.

    have a great trip
  • laguna07

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    May 19, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    Well since i live in Laguna Beach i guess i can offer the best advice here. There is a great gay beach here called West Street Beach. Othe than that there is not much of a gay scene at all anymore. The oldest gay bar/club in the Western U.S. called the Boom Boom Room closed two years ago along with a couple other popular gay bars/restaurants. Since property is extremely expensive here most younger gay men cannot afford to live (own property) here. So if you are looking for fun as far as being in a hip gay environment i would suggest you stay in West Hollywood. Hope that helps...have a great vacation.