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The Hotel Bel
Air—the best deluxe hotel to stay, and cool to visit,
too. Beautiful gardens and excellent food. If flush with cash—lots
and lots of cash—stay here. Excellent location for those with cars.
Website doesn't do it justice.
Big Blue Bus for access in and around
Santa Monica and West Los Angeles, plus service to from Santa Monica to the Los Angeles International Airport and Amtrak Union Station.
State Travel and Tourism site - Very
Comedy Store - Dr. Voyageur once saw
Robin Williams climb out of the audience at the Comedy Store to join an in progress
This legendary spot is one of the most well-known comedy venues in the world and is located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. There are both group and stand-up rooms.
Forest Lawn Cemetery - You won't believe it.
Center - One of the premier art venues in the United States and
Because parking is very limited, you must book a space for your car in advance.
and Highland complex, the fabulous
home of the Academy Award show.
A must see. Great view of Hollywood sign.
Bowl - Outdoor summer concerts loved by locals.
Huntington Beach in Orange County.
The famed "Surf City USA." A centre of Southern California beach life.
The drive along Highway 1 besides Huntington Beach's long public beach will exhilarate you.
Library and Gardens — A local
favourite. Watch for Cameron Diaz in the gardens, where she loves to come and relax.
Berry Farm —Another local favourite. The wuss kids go to those other amusement parks. Once advertised the upchuck potential of its rides.
Still retains the charm of its innocent start selling berry pies and chicken dinners surrounded by a collection of California ghost town structures and equipment.
Angeles Coroner's Gift Shop —
DrV kids you not. Oh, you doubt him?
This shows just how wacky L.A. really
is. Talk about poor taste from
a government-run department. (The one featured in the O.J. Simpson trial.) In So Cal though this all seems so natural.
Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
information and timetables—those buses and subways.
Los Angeles Times Calendar section
— Superb entertainment coverage, perhaps the best in the U.S.,
as befits the entertainment capital of the world. Highly recommended..
Flags Magic Mountain -- the famed Wally
World of National Lampoon's Vacation..
Mills, southern California's premier outlet mall at the junction of Interstates 10 and 15. A bit inconvenient
to most attractions unless you are on your way to Las Vegas.
County Transit (Disneyland area).
Friendly service in a congested area
Monica Big Blue Bus serving Santa
Monica, West Los Angles, LAX, and Amtrak Union Station (serving
Union Station daily except Sunday). Fantastic public transit service. Helps make Santa Monica a great place to stay if you don't have a car.
International membership gives discounts.
Monica Transit Information
- Dr. Voyageur's guide to getting to Santa Monica from Amtrak, Greyhound,
Monica Visitor's Bureau
Club Angeles Chapter has numerous outstanding day trips in Los
Angeles and Orange Counties open to nonmembers. Walk with the club
through the Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood Hills, etc. (See the
site for trip choices.) Local members often help with transportation
to trail heads. The main Sierra
Club Internet page has links to other chapters and much additional
information. Highly recommended guided hikes.
Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena
of Television and Radio
Studios Hollywood Tour.
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