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Things to do in LA

#1 Post by dbailey » February 26th, 2019, 6:12 am

There for a few days in early April before heading off to death valley and vegas. Suggestions for stuff to do with young (12/13) daughters? One is a speed freak and wants to visit 6 flags as she’s heard it had the best ie scariest rollercoasters!
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#2 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » February 26th, 2019, 6:22 am

The beach, century city mall, republique breakfast, the grove.

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#3 Post by Eric Ifune » February 26th, 2019, 2:18 pm

Museums? The Getty is great as is the County Museum. La Brea Tar Pits?

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#4 Post by Todd F r e n c h » February 26th, 2019, 2:31 pm

Magic Mountain has GREAT coasters - that will be fun!

I suggest eating at APL in Hollywood - see the recent thread in Wine Talk (and offline planner, another one) about that place!

Getty is a MUST but not sure the 12/13 year olds will enjoy it
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#5 Post by Howard Cooper » February 27th, 2019, 4:53 am

Based on things we did with our kids around that age (which was 20 years ago):

Visit a movie studio like Warner Brothers or Paramount.
Go to Disneyland or Universal Studios theme park.
Shop on Rodeo Drive - my daughter really wanted a Guess Beverly Hills t shirt.
Take a tour of Beverly Hills going by the homes of the stars.
See the Hollywood sign.
Walk along the walk of stars.
Go to the beach - say Venice Beach.
Eat at Spago.
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#6 Post by dbailey » February 27th, 2019, 5:05 am

Thanks everyone. Will definitely revisit Spago - had a great time there on NYE last year before the Rose Bowl. Is APL the best steak place? We’re all rabid carnivores so a seriously good steak is a must!
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#7 Post by Neal.Mollen » February 27th, 2019, 8:54 am

You know, I have been to LA countless times, but always on business. I really should give he place a chance as a tourist.
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#8 Post by Todd F r e n c h » February 27th, 2019, 9:01 am

dbailey wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 5:05 am
Thanks everyone. Will definitely revisit Spago - had a great time there on NYE last year before the Rose Bowl. Is APL the best steak place? We’re all rabid carnivores so a seriously good steak is a must!
Dan - YES! Best restaurant steak I've ever had, by far.

Read this thread and look at the photos (later on come the photos) viewtopic.php?f=8&t=158088

Also, this thread has a few pics of the steaks as well as a ton of wine (GREAT pics in here) - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=158782
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#9 Post by Jeremy Holmes » February 27th, 2019, 4:23 pm

Go to Alan Weinberg's house.
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#10 Post by Poppy Davis » February 27th, 2019, 5:45 pm

Bring earplugs to Magic Mountain -- the rides there are extremely loud.

When I visited LA for the first time when I was that age, I thought walking around Venice Beach was really cool.
You might want to see if you can watch the taping of a TV show.
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#11 Post by Victor Hong » February 27th, 2019, 6:16 pm

dbailey wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 6:12 am
There for a few days in early April before heading off to death valley and vegas. Suggestions for stuff to do with young (12/13) daughters? One is a speed freak and wants to visit 6 flags as she’s heard it had the best ie scariest rollercoasters!
Manhattan Beach. I used to live right off the Strand.
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#12 Post by SZZimmermann » March 2nd, 2019, 12:20 pm

Options:

Getty Villa in Malibu (free if I remember correctly but you need a reservation—not difficult to come by)

Gamble house in Pasadena—an excellent arts / craft house (need reservation)

Go to Hollywood and visit gorman’s Chinese and tie in with at Musso & Frank—yes overlook the sleaze, visitors like the Hollywood vibe notwithstanding
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#13 Post by dbailey » April 15th, 2019, 3:31 am

Thanks again everyone for all the suggestions. We had a great time in LA and then in Vegas.
Dan

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