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Los Angeles:
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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.

The 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.

California State Travel and Tourism site - Very helpful

The Comedy Store - Dr. Voyageur once saw Robin Williams climb out of the audience at the Comedy Store to join an in progress improv group.

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.

Getty Center - One of the premier art venues in the United States and the world.

Because parking is very limited, you must book a space for your car in advance.

Hollywood and Highland complex, the fabulous home of the Academy Award show.

A must see. Great view of Hollywood sign.

Hollywood 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.

Huntington Library and Gardens — A local favourite. Watch for Cameron Diaz in the gardens, where she loves to come and relax.

Knotts 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.

Los 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.

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority information and timetables—those buses and subways.

The 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..

Six Flags Magic Mountain -- the famed Wally World of National Lampoon's Vacation..

Ontario 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.

Orange County Transit (Disneyland area). Friendly service in a congested area

Santa 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.

Hostelling International membership gives discounts.

Santa Monica Transit Information - Dr. Voyageur's guide to getting to Santa Monica from Amtrak, Greyhound, and LAX.

Santa Monica Visitor's Bureau

Sierra 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.

Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena

Museum of Television and Radio

Universal Studios Hollywood Tour.

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